Prof. Wolfgang Dahmen

Wolfgang Dahmen is currently a chaired professor in mathematics (SmartState and Williams-Hedberg-Hedberg Chair) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His research interests are in Approximation Theory, Numerical, Applied and Harmonic Analysis as well as interdisciplinary applications. Together with his collaborators he has developed adaptive and nonlinear solution concepts in a variety of contexts such as image and data analysis, machine learning as well as the numerical solution of singular integral and partial differential equations, and model reduction.

Professor Dahmen received his PhD from RWTH Aachen in 1976 and his Habilitation from the University of Bonn. After an IBM Postdoctoral Fellowship at the IBM Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, he took (associate and full) professor positions at the University of Bielefeld and the Free University of Berlin before joining RWTH Aachen in 1992. In 2013 he was awarded a Distinguished RWTH Professorship and in 2017 he became chaired professor at the University of South Carolina. In 2002 he received the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Award of the German Research Foundation was elected in 2009 to the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. He had visiting professor positions at the University of South Carolina and at the Universite Marie et Pierre Curie in Paris, France. He has served on the Scientific Advisory boards of the CRM in Barcelona and the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, UK. From 2014 to 2017 he was the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Society Foundations of Computational Mathematics.

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