Kerstin Lux

Kerstin Lux is a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich in the research group of Prof. Dr. Christian Kühn on Multiscale and Stochastic Dynamics. She is currently working in the EU Horizon 2020 project “TiPES – Tipping Points in the Earth System’’ with a particular focus on uncertainty quantification of bifurcations in random ordinary differential equations. The aim is to contribute to the risk assessment of critical transitions in complex mathematical models from climate science but also other disciplines such as epidemiology and ecology.

Being fascinated by interdisciplinary topics, her research interest lies at the interface of several mathematical areas (probability theory, dynamical systems, optimization, hyperbolic PDEs). In 2020, she successfully completed her Ph.D. at the University of Mannheim in the Scientific Computing Research Group (SCICOM) of Prof. Dr. Simone Göttlich. She focused on the optimal inflow control in hyperbolic supply systems with uncertain demand. The stochastic optimal control framework developed therein is relevant within different industries and in particular the energy sector.

In 2016, she received her Master’s degree in Business Mathematics at the University of Mannheim being awarded the “Werner-Oettli-price’’ for her thesis entitled “The Euler scheme for stochastic differential equations with discontinuous drift coefficient: analysis and simulations’’. It has been developed based on a cooperation with the University of the Aegean, Greece.

In 2013, she successfully completed her Bachelor’s course in Business Mathematics at the University of Mannheim during which she studied one semester abroad at the “ Université Nice Sophia Antipolis’’, France.