Forschungseinheit Dynamische Systeme
Technische Universität MünchenForschungseinheit
    Dynamische SystemeFakultät Mathematik

Chair for Advanced Mathematics and Analytical Mechanics
Chair of Professor Dr. Jürgen Scheurle
Research Unit Dynamical Systems

Dr. Florian Rupp
(Professor at GUtech)

Florian Rupp German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech)
Department of Mathematics and Science

Halban Campus
Halban, next to Southern Expressway

PO Box 1816, Athaibah PC 130
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Office: 440 Salalah Wing
   
E-Mail: florian.rupp -at- gutech.edu.om

 
In the broad light of day mathematicians check their equations and their proofs,
leaving no stone unturned in their search for rigor. But, at night, under the full moon,
they dream, they float among the stars and wonder at the miracle of heavens.
They are inspired. Without dreams there is no art, no mathematics, no life.
(Sir Michael Atiyah)
 

Since September 2013 I am Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Science at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. GUtech (founded 2007) is a non-profit university and affiliated to the RWTH Aachen.

January/ February 2015 I was Visiting Professor at the Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing of the TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, and from June to July in the same year I was Visiting Professor at the Chair of Scientific Computing of TU München's Department of Informatics. Besides others, I was coorgainzer of the exhibitions "Crystals, Forbidden Symmetries & Quasi-Crystals" (Muscat, 2014), and the first "Imaginary" exhibition on the Arabian peninsula (Muscat, 2015), see imaginary.org.

GUtech
 
Department of Mathematics \& Science

TUM
January 2016 and March/ April 2013 I was Visiting Lecturer at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa. From September to December 2012 I was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering (MCSE) division of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal near Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In 2008 I returned from a position as Management Consultant to the TU München and at the Chair of Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle and his research group on Dynamical Systems as Akademischer Rat a.Z. Since 2011 I am vice-president of the Hurwitz-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Mathematik an der TU München e.V.

In 1997 I began my studies in Mathematics with Chemistry as minor at the TU München and obtained the Diploma in 2002. In 2005, and with a PhD-scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Graduate School Applied Algorithmic Mathematics (GKAAM) I received the Dr. rer. nat. degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle at the TU München.

My research interests comprise stochastic dynamical systems and their stability/ bifurcations, Hamiltonian systems and (classical) molecular dynamics, applications and mathematical modeling in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering and in particular the Social Sciences, as well as the simulation of PDEs with stochastic/ random forcing or controls.

Recent/ upcoming activities:

  • Together with Thomas Hagen: orgainzation of the special session "Applied Analysis and Dynamics in Engineering and Sciences" at the 11th AIMS Conference, Orlando, Florida, 01-05/ 07/ 2016
  • Editor of the special edition "Gaming, Simulation & Simulated Gamification" of Homo Oeconomicus (Call for Papers, deadline for submission is the 1st of October 2015)

 

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 Research
 
  • Research Interests:
    • Stochastic mechanics/ dynamical systems and their stability/ bifurcations
    • Hamiltonian systems and applied dynamical systems
    • Applications and Mathematical Modeling in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, and the Social Sciences
    • Simulation of PDEs with stochastic/ random forcing or controls
  • Interdisciplinary projects at the edge to Scientific Computing and Uncertainty Quantification:
    • "Optimal Allocation of Forces for Fighting Large-Scale Wildland Fires" together with T. Weinzierl (Durham Univ.)
    • "Effective & Efficient Simulation of Random Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations" together with T. Neckel (TU München) and A. Parra (TU München)
    • "Mathematical Modeling & Analysis of Chronic Myelogeneous Leukaemia" together with T. Flå (Univ. Tromsø) and C. Woywod (Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry)
  • Member of the interdisciplinary pan-European research network Center of Conflict Resolution (CCR) and the Institute of SocioEconomics in Munich
  • Founding member of the CCR hub in Muscat
  •   Organized International Conferences & Symposia: (please, click on the "+" sign to read more)
    • [in preparation] "Forth International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Optimization: Theory, Algorithms, Application, and Technology" (NAO2017), Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
    • "The Economics of Conflict" in cooperation with the Johann Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, 31/ 03 - 02/ 04/ 2015; supported by a grant of “The Research Council” (TRC) of the Sultanate of Oman, by the Deanship of the Sultan Qaboos University, and by the Accedo Publishing House (organizers: M. Leroch, L. Goldsmith, F. Rupp, H.H. Yari)
    • "Recent Trends in Dynamical Systems - An International Conference in Honor of Jürgen Scheurle" in cooperation with the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, Munich, 11-13/ 01/ 2012 (organizers: A. Johann, H.-P. Kruse, F. Rupp, S. Schmitz)
    • GKAAM autumn workshop "Spieltheorie und ihre Anwendung" in cooperation with the Deutsches Museum, Munich, 05-10/ 10/ 2005 (organizers: M. Kohls, F. Rupp, R. Stelzer)
    • GKAAM autumn workshop "Mathematische Methoden in der Biologie", Munich, 08-10/ 10/ 2003 (organizers: S. Gschlößl , F. Rupp, S. Schmitz)
  •   Organized Special Sessions & One-Day Workshops: (please, click on the "+" sign to read more)
    • Special Session "Applied Analysis and Dynamics in Engineering and Sciences" at the 11th AIMS Conference, Orlando, Florida, 01-05/ 07/ 2016 (organizers: Th. Hagen, F. Rupp)
    • Special Session "Applied Analysis and Dynamics in Engineering and Sciences" at the 10th AIMS Conference, Madrid, 07-11/ 07/ 2014 (organizers: Th. Hagen, F. Rupp)
    • "First Game Theory Workshop" of the Gesellschaft für integrierte Studien e.V., Munich, 06/ 02/ 2010 (organizers: R. Brandmeier, M. Holler, B. Klose-Ullmann, F. Rupp)
    • First joint colloquium of GKAAM and TopMath "Mathematik und Politik", Munich, 14/ 09/ 2005 (organizers: R. Franken, F. Rupp)
 
 Academic Awards & Grants
 
  • "Open Research Grant" of "The Research Council" (TRC) of the Sultanate of Oman to conduct the research program "Computer-Based Analysis of the Stochastic Stability of Mechanic Structures Driven by White and Colored Noise" (ORG/ CBS/ 14/ 008) as Principal Investigator (2015 - 2017)
  • TRC gant to conduct the workshop "The Economics of Conflict" (31/ 03 - 02/ 04/ 2015)
  • "Ernst Otto Fischer Teaching Award 2011" of the TU München together with Dr. Tobias Neckel, nominated by the faculty of informatics/ computer science at the TU München
  • "Felix-Klein Teaching Award 2011" of the faculty of mathematics at the TU München
  • Academic innovation award "Academicus 2005" of the TU München
  • PhD scholarship of the German Research Foundation for the "Graduate Program Applied Algorithmic Mathematics" (GKAAM) at the TU München, 2002 until 2005
 
 Publications
 
Random Differential Equations in Scientific Computing

Game Theory Lite Dynamical Systems, Number Theory and Applications

Recent Trends in Dynamical Systems Automorphic Forms
  •   PhD- & Diploma-Thesis: (please, click on the "+" sign to read more)
    • F. Rupp (2005): Mathematical Analysis of a Restricted Three Body Coulomb System, PhD-thesis at the faculty of Mathematics, TU München (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle).
    • F. Rupp (2002): Numerische Behandlung von Optimalsteuerungsproblemen für die inkompressible 2D-Navier-Stokes Gleichung, Diploma-thesis at the faculty of Mathematics, TU München (Supervisor: PD Dr. S. Ulbrich).
  • Journal Articles (incl. "in preparation"):
  •   Innovative Teaching Concepts: (please, click on the "+" sign to read more)
    Kaizen-Learning
 
 Teaching
 
  • Courses:
    • [planned:] "Numerical Mathematics for Engineering & Computer Science" with MATLAB Applications, at GUtech, Muscat (spring term 2016).
    • [planned:] "Mathematics II for Engineering & Computer Science" (Real Analysis) including multimedia and embedded learning elements based on the e-learning platform MUMIE, as well as tailored computer labs on "Algorithmic Analysis & Optimization" for Computer Science, at GUtech, Muscat (spring term 2016).
    • "Applied Itô Stochastic Differential Equations in Science & Computational Finance" at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa (11/ 01 - 22/ 01/ 2016).
    • "Mathematics I for Engineering & Computer Science" (Numbers & Linear Algebra) including multimedia and embedded learning elements based on the e-learning platform MUMIE, as well as tailored computer labs on "Algorithmic Linear Algebra: Small Scale Systems" for Computer Science, at GUtech, Muscat (winter term 2015/ 16).
    • "Microeconomics & Game Theory (The Art of Agent-Based Modeling)" for Logistics at GUtech, Muscat (winter term 2015/ 16).
    • Together with Prof. Dr. M. Bernecker and Prof. Dr. B. Heim "Mathematics in Science - Young Researcher's Seminary" at GUtech, Muscat (winter term 2015/ 16).
    • "Markov Processes in Modeling & Scientific Computing" at the TU München (23/ 06 - 02/ 07/ 2015).
    • "Mathematics II for Engineering, Computer Science & Logistics" (Real Analysis) including multimedia and embedded learning elements based on the e-learning platform MUMIE, at GUtech, Muscat (spring term 2015).
    • Together with Dr. A. Azizi "Simulation Techniques & Neuronal Networks for Engineering" with Scilab/ Xcos applications, at GUtech, Muscat (spring term 2015).
    • "Stochastic Differential Equations in Population Dynamics" for the Doctoral Program "Dissipation and Dispersion in Nonlinear PDEs" at the TU Wien (12/ 01 - 11/ 02/ 2015).
    • "Mathematics I for Engineering, Computer Science & Logistics" (Numbers & Linear Algebra) including multimedia and embedded learning elements based on the e-learning platform MUMIE, as well as tailored computer labs on "Algorithmic Linear Algebra: Small Scale Systems" for Computer Science, at GUtech, Muscat (winter term 2014/ 15).
    • "Microeconomics & Game Theory (The Art of Agent-Based Modeling)" for Logistics at GUtech, Muscat (winter term 2014/ 15).
    • Together with Prof. Dr. B. Heim "Mathematics in Science - Young Researcher's Seminary" at GUtech, Muscat (winter term 2014/ 15).
    • "Communication and Presentation for Applied Geoscience" at GUtech, Muscat (winter term 2014/ 15).
    • "Simulation Techniques for Engineering" with MATLAB/ Simulink applications, at GUtech, Muscat (spring term 2014).
    • Together with Prof. Dr. B. Heim "Mathematics II for Engineering & Computer Science" (Real Analysis) including multimedia and embedded learning elements based on the e-learning platform MUMIE, at GUtech, Muscat (spring term 2014).
    • "Mathematics III for Engineering" (Multi-Dimensional Calculus, Integral Theorems & Ordinary Differential Equations) at GUtech, Muscat (winter term 2013/ 14).
    • "Applied Itô Stochastic Differential Equations in Science & Computational Finance" at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa (18/ 03 - 05/ 04/ 2013).
    • "Applied Numerical Methods" (AMCS 206) at KAUST, Thuwal near Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (September to December 2012).
    • Together with Dr. T. Neckel "Ernst Otto Fischer-Lecture: Dynamical Systems & Scientific Computing" with definition of assignments and tutorials at the TU München as well as a 3-day workshop at the Studienzentrum Josefstal (summer term 2012).
    • "Felix-Klein-Lecture: Introduction to Stochastic Dynamical Systems with Applications" with definition of assignments and tutorials at the TU München (summer term 2011). Guest speakers: Prof. Dr. P. Kloeden (University Frankfurt), Prof. Dr. M. Peletier (TU Eindhoven), Prof. Dr. P. Imkeller (Humboldt-University Berlin), Dr. C. Woywod (University of Tromsø).
    GUtech
     
    Department of Mathematics \& Science
     
    Viena University of Technology: Institute for Analysis
				and Scientific Computing
    African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
    Science Partnerships for Innovation and Sustainable Development
    KAUST
    TUM
  • Certificate "Hochschullehre Bayern" (see ProLehre)
  • At the TU München: from 2001 until 2013 tutorials for students of mathematics, physics and the engineering sciences; inter alia:
    • Advanced student seminary "Dynamical Systems & Scientific Computing" with additional software development project (summer term 2013) together with Dr. T. Neckel
    • Assignments and tutorials for the course "Partial Differential Equations" (winter term 2010/ 11) of Prof. Dr. D. Matthes
    • Advanced student seminary "Dynamical Systems" (summer term 2010) together with PD Dr. A. Johann
    • Advanced student seminary "Dynamical Systems" (winter term 2009/ 10) together with Dr. H.-P. Kruse
    • Advanced student seminary "Dynamical Systems" (summer term 2009) together with PD Dr. A. Johann
    • Assignments and tutorials for the course "Measure & Integration Theory" (winter term 2008/ 09) of Prof. Dr. M. Brokate

      Complete list of tutorials I gave at the TU München: (please, click on the "+" sign to read more)
    • Summer term 2013: Exercise courses for "Höhere Mathematik II für Bau-, Vermessungs- und Umweltingenieurwesen", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle
    • Summer term 2012: Exercise courses for "Höhere Mathematik II für Bau-, Vermessungs- und Umweltingenieurwesen", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle
    • Winter term 2011/ 12: Exercise courses for "Höhere Mathematik I für Bau-, Vermessungs- und Umweltingenieurwesen", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle
    • Winter term 2010/ 11: Definition of assignments and exercise courses for "Partial Differential Equations", lecture given by Prof. Dr. D. Matthes
    • Summer term 2010: Exercise courses for "Gewöhnliche Differentialgleichungen", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle
    • Winter term 2009/ 10: Exercise courses for "Analysis I für Physik", lecture given by Prof. Dr. D. Castrigiano
    • Winter term 2008/ 09: Definition of assignments and exercise courses for "Maß- und Integrationstheorie", lecture given by Prof. Dr. M. Brokate
    • Summer term 2008: Exercise courses for "Höhere Mathematik II für Maschienenwesen und Chemie-Ingenieurwesen", lecture given by PD Dr. R. Calies
    • Winter term 2008/ 07: Exercise courses for "Höhere Mathematik III für Maschienenwesen und Chemie-Ingenieurwesen", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Hartl
    • Summer term 2006: Exercise courses for "Analysis IV", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Suris
    • Summer term 2005: Exercise courses for "Höhere Mathematik II für Bau- und Vermessungswesen", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle
    • Winter term 2004/ 05: Exercise courses for "Höhere Mathematik I für Bau- und Vermessungswesen", lecture given by Dr. J. Scheurle
    • 04/ 10 – 15/ 10/ 2004: Exercise courses for the "Mathematischen Vorkurs für StudienanfängerInnen (Mathe-Schulstoff und Beweistechniken)", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Dorfmeister
    • Summer term 2004: Exercise courses for "Höhere Mathematik II für Bau- und Vermessungswesen", lecture given by Prof. Dr. R. Koch
    • Winter term 2003/ 2004: Computer-based exercise courses for the "Felix-Klein-Vorlesung: Einzugsbereiche dynamischer Systeme und ihre algorithmische Bestimmung", lecture given by Dr. P. Giesl
    • Summer term 2003: Exercise Courses for "Höhere Mathematik IV für Elektro- und Informationstechnik", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle
    • Winter term 2002/ 03: Exercise courses for "Höhere Mathematik III für Elektro- und Informationstechnik", lecture given by Prof. Dr. J. Scheurle
    • Summer term 2002: Exercise courses for "Lineare Algebra und Analytische Geometrie II", lecture given by Prof. Dr. P. Gritzmann
    • Winter term 2001/ 02: Exercise courses for "Lineare Algebra und Analytische Geometrie I", lecture given by Prof. Dr. P. Gritzmann
  • "AbiTUMath" joint pupil-student seminary “Game Theory, Decisions & Elections” together with Dr. V. Krummeck (organization) at the TU München, 14-18/ 04/ 2009. Guest speakers: Dr. R. Giltay (MLP AG) and Prof. Dr. F. Pukelsheim (University Augsburg).
  • Since 2008: Member of the organization committee for the "Hurwitz Ferienschule" (a special seminary week for students in their 2nd year founded by the Hurwitz-Gesellschaft).
  • Volunteer at the pupils program TUMMS of the TU München, from 2003 until 2012. Inter alia, organization of the Mathematics contest “MatBoj” at 21/ 05/ 2005, 27/ 05/ 2006, 17/ 05/ 2008, and 13/ 09/ 2008.
  • Coordination of the study admission procedure for BSc in mathematics at the TU München and course guidance, 2008/ 09
 
 Exhibitions
 
  • Together with Prof. Dr. Mehiddin Al-Baali (Sultan Qaboos University, SQU), Prof. Dr. Nasser Al-Salti (SQU), Prof. Dr. Bernhard Heim (GUtech), Max Kleinebrahm (GUtech), Andrea König (GUtech) and Prof. Dr. Anton Purnama (SQU) organization of the exhibition IMAGINARY in Muscat (November 2015).
IMAGINARY in Muscat 2015
 
International Year of Crystallography 2014
 
 Further Activities
 
Wappen der Familie Rupp
 
last modified: 6/ 01/ 2016, F. Rupp