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Prof. Carsten W. Scherer

Areas of Research: Simulation Sciences, Mathematics
Thematic Priority: Mathematical Systems Theory

Field of Work

  • Linear matrix inequalities in control: Exploring the applicability of linear matrix inequalities in analysis and synthesis problems in control.
  • Robust control: Analysis and synthesis techniques for linear, linear parametrically varying and nonlinear systems.
  • Multiobjective control: Control problems with multiple objectives formulated in the frequency- and time-domain.
  • Semi-definite programming and convex optimization: Robust optimization and relaxations of non-convex optimization problems.
  • Applications: Mechatronics and flight-control.

Personal Information

Carsten W. Scherer received the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Würzburg (Germany) in 1991. After six months of research at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and Washington University (St. Louis) respectively, Dr. Scherer joined Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) in 1993 where he held positions as an assistant and associate professor. In fall 1999 he spent a three months sabbatical as a visiting professor at the Automatic Control Laboratory of ETH Zurich. From December 2001 until Feburary 2010 he was a full professor within the Delft Center for Systems and Control at Delft University of Technology. Since March 2010 he holds the SimTech Chair Mathematical Systems Theory in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Stuttgart.


Prof. Carsten W. Scherer
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Mathematical Methods in Engineering, Numerical Analysis and Geometric Modeling (IMNG)
Tel.: +49 711/ 685-60025

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