PDE and Data Analysis

Prof. Dr. Franca Hoffmann

Franca Hoffmann's research is focused on the interface between applied mathematics and data analysis, with particular interets in:

(1) the theory of nonlinear and nonlocal partial differential equations, making use of gradient flows, entropy methods, functional inequalities, optimal transport techniques, kinetic theory, particle methods and relationships between different scales; and

(2) the development of novel tools for data analysis and mathematical approaches to machine learning, involving graph based methods for unsupervised and semi-supervised learning, focusing on data clustering and classification, graph Laplacians and their continuum counterparts, spectral analysis, uncertainty quantification and consistency analysis.

Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM)
Endenicher Allee 62, Villa Maria
53115 Bonn, Germany

Institut für Angewandte Mathematik (IAM)
Endenicher Allee 60
53115 Bonn


Villa Maria, Room: 1.003
E-Mail: franca.hoffmann(at)hcm.uni-bonn.de
Tel.: +49-228-73-62224

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Prof. Dr. Lisa Sauermann has been honored with the von Kaven Award 2023 for her outstanding scientific achievements. (16.11.2023)

Prof. Dr. Angkana Rüland has been awarded a New Horizons in Mathematics Prize 2024 for her contributions to applied analysis:

Prof. Dr. Angkana Rüland has been awarded the Calderon Prize that is awarded every two years by the Inverse Problems International Association: https://www.hcm.uni-bonn.de/hcm-news/calderon-prize-for-angkana-rueland/ (06.09.2023)

Prof. Dr. Karl-Theodor Sturm has been elected into the Academia Europaea. (28.06.2022)

Florian Schweiger erhielt den Hausdorff-Gedächtnispreis 2021 der Fachgruppe Mathematik für die beste Dissertation. Er fertigte die Dissertation unter der Betreuung von Prof. Stefan Müller an. Unter anderen wurde Vanessa Ryborz mit einem Preis der Bonner Mathematischen Gesellschaft für ihre von Prof. Sergio Conti betreute Bachelorarbeit ausgezeichnet. (18.01.2022)

Prof. Dr. Sergio Albeverio has been elected into the Academia Europaea and the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (more; 02.12.2021).


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University of Bonn
Endenicher Allee 60
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