We warmly welcome
Prof. Dr. Hanno Gottschalk.
As of April 1, 2023, he will represent the chair "Mathematical Modeling of Industrial Life Cycles" at the Institute of Mathematics. The appointment of Mr. Gottschalk is thus the first of three new TU professorships for the Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science (WvSC). In the future, he will be responsible for the technical supervision of the technology field "Digitalization", which lies as a cross-sectional level above the three WvSC topics "Change in Production Technology", "Mobility Change" and "Energy Change".
Prof. Dr. Hanno Gottschal studied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Bochum. In 1999 he received his doctorate there with a thesis on scattering in local relativistic quantum field theory. His habilitation on models and structures of quantum field theory took place in 2003 at the University of Bonn. Until his appointment at the TU Berlin, Prof. Gottschalk represented the chair "Stochastics" at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. There he was chairman of the interdisciplinary center "Machine Learning and Data Analytics" from 2020 to 2022 and speaker of the Institute for Mathematical Modeling, Analysis and Computational Mathematics (IMACM) from 2016 to 2018 and deputy speaker since then. He also was core competence owner for probabilistic design of gas turbines at Siemens Energy from 2007- 2011.
One of the main topics of his new area of expertise will be the use of probabilistic methods for the design of products as well as the industrial application of generative AI. In his research, Prof. Gottschalk will apply both classical methods of physical modeling, e.g. in the field of robust determination of the length of utilization cycles of industrial products, and data-driven modeling by neural networks with application to the real-time capable control of industrial plants or to automated driving.