University of Bremen

The Center for Industrial Mathematics (ZeTeM) at the University of Bremen deals with the formulation and solution of complex problems from the natural sciences and engineering using modern methods of applied mathematics. UNIBR undertakes the complete problem-solving process: from modelling the original problem (in close interdisciplinary collaboration with users) through the mathematical analysis of the model to the development of software and simulation.

By conducting joint research and industrial projects with users from business and science, ZeTeM transfers the latest mathematical methods into the companies and institutes and thus facilitates their use in applications. To this end, ZeTeM contacts those who use mathematics in companies, research institutes and universities. The particular objective is to make modern mathematical methods for problem solving available to medium-sized companies as well.

The working group “Optimization and Optimal Control” has joined the ZeTeM at the University of Bremen in April 2004, extending its size and scope. The field of activity is the optimal control of technical, natural scientific or economic processes and systems. Classic problems arise from robotics, aerospace engineering or vehicle dynamics. The computation can be adopted to many systems, which can be modelled mathematically by a system of ordinary differential algebraic or partial differential equations.