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Selected for Women's History Month

Each week in March the Joint Committee on Woman in Math Science (  JWC) honors a successful woman in mathematics and the first selection is Gabriele Eichfelder


EUROPT Fellow 2024

Gabriele Eichfelder has been elected EUROPT Fellow 2024!

The EUROPT - EURO Working Group on Continuous Optimization - honours outstanding researchers in continuous optimization by awarding annually the EUROPT Fellowship.

TU Ilmenau News

Program Director

Election of Gabriele Eichfelder for the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization for the term beginning 1/1/2023.

New Project

On the Supportedness Property in Multiobjective Optimization funded by DFG for three years (2024-2027).

G. Eichfelder

Group for Mathematical Methods in Operations Research

The Group for Mathematical Methods in Operations Research is headed by Prof. Gabriele Eichfelder. In her team one employee holding a doctoral degree and two PhD students are currently working on a variety of different topics in the field of mathematical optimization, such as a numerical method for multiobjective bilevel optimization or on set optimization. The team members can be found here.


The Group for Mathematical Methods of Operations Research investigates mathematical programming problems theoretically as well as numerically. The focus is on continuous optimization problems, but also mixed-integer nonlinear problems are studied. The research topics are often motivated by problems from the engineering sciences or from work on industrial projects.

The main research topics are currently the theory of vector and set optimization, numerical methods for vector and set optimization, and thus also of multiobjective optimization, global optimization such as mixed-integer optimization, and optimization problems in applications. Further Information

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We offer students a profound and broad education in the field of continuous optimization. This includes introductory courses on the basics of optimization for both students of mathematics as well as students of engineering or computer science, as well as a broad range of advanced and in-depth courses. These cover both more theoretical topics like optimization in infinite-dimensional vector spaces and more numerical topics like algorithmic methods of optimization.

In addition, we offer lectures on the basics of mathematics for business and engineering courses. For us, a high quality of teaching is important, which spans the arc from theoretical principles and scientific approaches to practical application. Further information