Max Pfeffer is a postdoctoral fellow in the research group Tensors and Optimization. He wrote his PhD thesis at TU Berlin under the supervision of Reinhold Schneider.
His research focuses on high-dimensional problems in the sciences, speciﬁcally on low-rank tensor approximation. One of the main techniques he uses is Riemannian optimization on smooth manifolds. The methods that Max has been developing have a wide range of applications, mostly to partial differential equations like the Schrödinger equation in quantum chemistry. Recently, Max has become interested in the classification of biomedical data, such as gene expression measurements of various forms of cancer.
Since joining the group of Bernd Sturmfels at MPI MiS , exploring the links between numerical optimization and algebraic geometry has also become one of his interests.
July 10, 2018