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Full Professor, Chair for Computational Mathematics

Faculty of Mathematics
University of Vienna
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
A-1090 Wien, Austria

email: arnold.neumaier [@] univie.ac.at
phone +43 1 4277 50661


Research area in the programme

Global Optimization, Statistical Data Analysis


  • local and global optimization
  • numerical analysis
  • large scale statistical data analysis
  • uncertainty modeling in high dimensions


 Research interest

  • software development and analysis of algorithms in various fields of optimization, numerical analysis, and statistics;
  • computer-assisted proofs and associated interval analysis techniques;
  • verified computing;
  • mathematical modeling languages;
  • uncertainty modeling in high dimensions;
  • mathematical and numerical work in quantum physics, statistical physics, and protein folding;
  • theory of graphs, codes, permutation groups, finite geometry


Know-how and infrastructure of the research group

The research group is active in developing state of the art software for local and global optimization by integrating methods from nonlinear programming, interval analysis, and combinatorial optimization, and an associated modeling language.

Currently it consists of 1 full professor, 1 associate professor,  1 university assistant (half position), 3 post docs, 4 funded PhD students, 6 other PhD students.


Scientific CV

Arnold Neumaier is full Professor for Computational Mathematics at the University of Vienna (Austria). He published six books and about 160 research articles in pure and applied mathematics, optimization, statistics, and physics. He maintains the “Global (and Local) Optimization” WWW site, the most comprehensive web collection of links to online information, software and test problems on global optimization; in addition, extensive web pages on public domain software for numerical analysis, optimization, and statistics.

1977 Ph.D. (Free University, Berlin, D),

1987-1993 Professor (U Freiburg, D)

1988 Visiting professor (U Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

1993-1994 Member of technical staff of AT&T Bell Laboratories (USA)

since 1994 Full Professor for Computational Mathematics (U Wien, A)

2001 Research Fellow (Chemical Engineering, U Princeton, USA)

2003 Visiting Professor at the University of Nice (France)

2011 Visiting Professor at the RWTH Aachen (Germany)


Collaborations within the DK

Hermann Schichl on global optimization

Georg Pflug on statistical data analysis

Immanuel Bomze on nonlinear programming




Institut für Statistik und Operations Research
University of Vienna

Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
1090 Vienna, Austria

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