Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Georg Bock
Hans Georg Bock is a professor at the IWR – Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing of Heidelberg University and the head of the center since 2005. He is the chairman of the national program “Mathematics for Innovations in Industry and Business” of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), and co-chair of the national strategic “Committee for Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Optimization” (KoMSO). His special research interests are on numerical methods for DAE and PDE modelled processes, their simulation, optimization and especially optimal control with applications in science and engineering, and has collaborated extensively with industry companies like Daimler, BASF and ESA. He is coordinator a large collaborative research project on MSO for Improved Diagnosis and Therapy of Sepsis funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation. He received two honorary doctorates, from the Russian Academy of Science and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, and he is a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In 2011, he won an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant for “Optimizing Control – from a Vision to Industrial Reality”. He is co-editor of three Springer book series and a member of several editorial boards. His scientific oeuvre comprises over 200 publications and more than 50 completed PhD theses.