Olga Weiß

Olga Weiß studied Mathematics at the Paderborn University, where she graduated in 2017. She received her M.Sc. degree in Mathematics with a Master thesis on the analysis and simulation of complex harmonic PDEs for the electromechanical behavior of piezoelectrics. After graduation, she started working as a research assistant at the Chair of Mathematics and its applications at Paderborn University and worked in the DFG priority program SPP 1962 – Phase 1, Project “Shape Optimization for Maxwell’s Equations Including Hysteresis Effects in the Material Laws”.

In 2020, she changed to Humboldt University in Berlin to pursue her doctorate in the field of non-smooth optimization in function spaces.
She completed her PhD in 2021 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andrea Walther and is currently a post-doctoral researcher and subgroup leader of the group “Mathematical Methods in Statics and Dynamics” at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg.

Her research comprises applied mathematics and non-smooth optimization in function spaces, as well as the development and analysis of new methods for non-smooth infinite dimensional optimization. Particularly, the Abs-linearization method and its modifications and extensions play an important role in her research. In addition, she also conducts research in application-related topics concerning e.g. civil engineering and mechanics.