Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics

Team Members

Title Name Role
Prof. Dr. Veit Hagenmeyer Group leader
Dr.-Ing. Tillmann Mühlpfordt Scientific collaborator
MSc Alexander Engelmann Scientific collaborator and PhD student
MSc Benedikt Heidrich Scientific collaborator and PhD student
MSc Alexander Murray Scientific collaborator and PhD student
MSc Frederik Zahn Scientific collaborator and PhD student

 

Former Group Members

Title Name Role When
BSc József Pázmány Research Assistant 2015
BSc Arash Shahirpour Research Assistant 2016
BSc Alexander Engelmann Research Assistant/Master Thesis 2016/2017
BSc Frederik Zahn Research Assistant 2016/2017
MSc Niels van Duijkeren Visiting PhD Student (KU Leuven) 2016/2017
BSc Sina Denzer Research Assistant  
BSc Miguel Munoz Ortiz Research Assistant  
BSc Philipp Schmurr Research Assistant  
BSc Sébastien Thill Master Thesis  
BSc Florian Becker Master Thesis  
BSc Giancarlo Noto Master Thesis (external, KTH Stockholm)  
BSc Robin Nydestedt Master Thesis (external, Politecnico di Torino)  

 

Tillmann Mühlpfordt

Tilmann Mühlenpfordt

General
I am a PostDoc and the deputy group leader of the optimization and control group at the Institute for Automation and Applied informatics.
 
Feel free to checkout my GitHub profile, or my Google scholar profile.
 
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I am the main developer of the PolyChaos package, a Julia package for orthogonal polynomials, quadrature rules, and polynomial chaos expansions.
 
Research Interests
My research interests radiate around the intersection of numerical optimization, power systems, and uncertainty quantification. Working at the intersection or the interface of research areas is of great interest to me as it allows to learn the different languages, and to see how concepts are being constructed differently in different communities. I am fond of the Julia programming language.
 
Curriculum Vitae

2015 – 2019 PhD candidate at Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Title of dissertation: “Uncertainty Quantification via Polynomial Chaos Expansion – Methods and Applications for Optimization of Power Systems
2013 – 2015 M.Sc. Cybernetics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
2009 – 2013 B.Sc. Cybernetics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
2008 Abitur, Arnstadt

For a list of publications please visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tillmann_Muehlpfordt

Email: tillmann[ dot ]muehlpfordt[ at ]kit[ dot ]edu

 

Alex EngelmannAlexander Engelmann

I studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with major power systems and control at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) starting in 2010 and obtained my master’s degree in 2016. After that I joined the optimization and control group at the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics at KIT.
 
My research focuses on distributed optimization and control with focus on power system applications.

2010 – 2014 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at KIT
2014 – 2016 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at KIT
Since 2017 PhD student in the optimization and control group at the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics, KIT
2018 Research stays at the ShanghaiTech University and at the Technical University of Denmark
2015 Internship at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg

Email: alexander[ dot ]engelmann[ at ]kit[ dot ]edu

 

Frederik Zahn

General
I am currently pursuing doctoral studies in the fields of hybrid systems and control as a member of the Advanced Control Group led by Prof. Dr. Hagenmeyer. I have a background in engineering with a strong interest in numerics, mathematics and system theory.

Research interests

  • Hybrid Systems
  • Optimal Control
  • Differential Flatness
  • Systems Theory
  • Control Theory

Curriculum Vitae

2016 - 2019 M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie.
Title of thesis: Stochastically Discounted Optimal Control Problems
2012 - 2016 B.Sc. Engineering Science, Technische Universität München.
Title of thesis: Dynamische Simulation einer langen pneumatischen Leitung mit Reibung
2011 - 2012 Volunteer at L'Arche à Marseille, France
2011 Abitur, Gymnasium Jüchen.

 

Benedikt Heidrich

General
I am currently pursuing my PhD in the optimization and control group of Prof. Veit Hagenmeyer at the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. I work on methods for combining meta knowledge with machine learning approaches for coping with concept drift.

Research Emphasis

  • Concept drift
  • Machine Learning
  • Short term load forecasting

CV
Education

  • 2020-2023: PhD, Computer Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics
  • 2017-2019: MSc, Computer Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2013-2016 BSc, Computer Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2013 Abitur

Experience

  • 2017-2019: Research Assistant; Fraunhofer IOSB
  • 2016-2017: Intern; Senacor AG
  • 2015 - 2016: Tutor in Digital Circuits Design
  • 2015: Tutor in Algorithms

Extracurricular

  • 2017 - 2019 Student guest and member of the KIT-Senate (with a break) • 2018 - 2019 President of the student parliament at KIT
  • 2014 - 2019 Member of the student parliament at KIT (with breaks)

 

Alex Murray

 

My background lies in Pure Mathematics and I have a BSc from Cape Breton University and MSc from The University of Western Ontario in this area. In November 2016 I joined the Advanced Control Group as a doctoral candidate, where I am currently investigating new algorithms for distributed optimization and applying these new methods to solve a variety of Power Systems problems.

My research interests include:

  • Distributed Optimization
  • Mixed Integer Programming
  • Optimal Control
  • Graph Partitioning

Email: alexander[ dot ]murray[ at ]kit[ dot ]edu