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Professur Numerische Mathematik
Professur Numerische Mathematik

2nd GAMM AGUQ Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification

The GAMM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification (AGUQ) will hold its second standalone workshop on September 10-11, 2015 at the Technical University Chemnitz, Germany.


AG UQ chairs: Vincent Heuveline (U Heidelberg), Fabio Nobile (EPF Lausanne)
Local organisers: Oliver Ernst (TU Chemnitz), Hans-Jörg Starkloff (FH Zwickau), Björn Sprungk (TU Chemnitz)

Date and Venue

The workshop will begin at 12:00 noon on September 10th and end at 14:00 on September 11th. It will be held at the 'Old boiler house' (Altes Heizhaus), Straße der Nationen 62, TU Chemnitz.

Topics and Invited Speakers

The scientific part of the meeting will consist of invited talks on recent developments in theory and application of uncertainty quantification methods by

as well as a poster session for which particularly PhD candidates and post-docs are encouraged to present their current research and work.

The organisational part of the meeting will cover

  • discussions on past and future AGUQ activities,
  • election of new chair and vice-chair as per the AGUQ statutes.

Workshop Dinner

The workshop dinner will take place at the restaurant 'Kellerhaus' (Schloßberg 2, 09113 Chemnitz) on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. The restaurant is in approximately 20min walking distance from the conference venue.

Please note that food and drinks at the dinner are not covered by the workshop organisers.


Opening: July 15th, 2015

Closing: September 6th, 2015

Conference fee: none


The following hotels are within walking distance from the train station and the conference venue. Each offers discounted rates for conference participants, so be sure to mention the group code ``TU Chemnitz'' when booking your rooms by e-mail or by phone.

Hotel Prices starting from Distance to venue
Günnewig Hotel Chemnitzer Hof 56€/99€ (single/double) 180m
Hotel an der Oper 56€/82€ (single/double) 200m
Biendo Hotel 45€/65€ (single/double) 600m
Mercure Hotel Kongress Chemnitz* 57€/70€ (single/double) 700m

* Note: In the Mercure Hotel the group code is 'AS320292'.


In case of further questions, please send an email to: gammUQ2015@...
Date Time Item
Thursday 10th 12:00-12:45 Small lunch at venue
12:45-13:00 Opening Remarks
13:00-13:30 Hanno Gottschalk (U Wuppertal)
Optimal Reliability as a Problem of Shape Optimisation
13:30-14:00 Elisabeth Ullmann (TU Munich)
Solving log-transformed random diffusion problems by stochastic Galerkin mixed finite element methods
14:00-14:30 Martin Eigel (WIAS Berlin)
Adaptive Stochastic Galerkin FEM with Hierarchical Tensor Representations
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-17:00 Discussion on past and future activities of the GAMM AG UQ
17:00-19:00 Poster Session
20:00 Dinner at nearby restaurant
Friday 11th 08:00-09:00 Breakfast at venue
09:00-09:30 Aretha Teckentrup (U Warwick)
Quasi-Monte Carlo and Multilevel Monte Carlo Methods for Computing Posterior Expectations in Elliptic Inverse Problems
09:30-10:00 Claudia Schillings (U Warwick)
Analysis of the Ensemble Kalman Filter for Inverse Problems
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 GAMM AG UQ business meeting and elections
12:30-14:00 Closing remarks and small lunch at venue

Poster session:

Uncertainty of Damage Functions in Preventive Conservation Puja Bharadia
Approximation of probability density functions by the Multilevel Monte Carlo Method Claudio Bierig, Alexey Chernov
Uncertainty Quantification in industry Philipp Glaser, Petridis Kosmas, Vincent Heuveline
A posteriori error estimation for partial differential equations with small uncertainties Diane Guignard, Fabio Nobile, Marco Picasso
On Preisach density functions in a simple model of magnetostrictive energy harvesting Ielizaveta Kholmetska, Jan Chleboun, Pavel Krejci
Dynamically orthogonal approximation of time dependent random PDEs Eleonora Musharbash, Fabio Nobile
An adaptive sparse grid algorithm for elliptic PDEs with lognormal diffusion coefficient Fabio Nobile, Lorenzo Tamellini, Francesco Tesei, Raul Tempone
On the spectral gap of hybrid slice samplers Daniel Rudolf (based on joint work with Krzysztof Latuszynski)
Quantitative Uncertainty Principles Matthias Täufer, Martin Tautenhahn, Ivan Veselic
Space-adaptive POD for a Burgers equation with stochastic data Sebastian Ullmann, Jens Lang

The online registration is closed. You can contact the organisers by sending an email to: gammUQ2015@...

Name Affiliation
Afanasjew, Michael TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Bharadia, Puja The National Archives, UK and UCL
Bierig, Claudio Universität Oldenburg
Busch, Ingolf TU Chemnitz
Chernov, Alexey Universität Oldenburg
Chleboun, Jan Czech Technical University in Prague
Eigel, Martin WIAS Berlin
Ernst, Oliver TU Chemnitz
Espig, Mike RWTH Aachen
Glaser, Philipp Robert Bosch GmbH
Gottschalk, Hanno Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Göhrt, Thomas TU Chemnitz
Harbrecht, Helmut University of Basel
Herzog, Roland TU Chemnitz
Heuveline, Vincent Universität Heidelberg
Kholmetska, Ielizaveta Czech Technical University in Prague
Koutsourelakis, Stelios Technical University Munich
Nobile, Fabio Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Potts, Daniel TU Chemnitz
Rudolf, Daniel University Jena
Schetzke, Erik Universität Oldenburg
Schillings, Claudia University of Warwick
Schmid, Simone TU Chemnitz
Sprungk, Björn TU Chemnitz
Starkloff, Hans-Jörg University of Applied Sciences Zwickau
Tamellini, Lorenzo Università di Pavia
Teckentrup, Aretha University of Warwick
Ullmann, Elisabeth TU München
Ullmann, Sebastian TU Darmstadt
Veselic, Ivan TU Chemnitz
Volkmer, Toni TU Chemnitz

Last update: 2015-09-08