Education
19911997 Mathematics at the University of
Hamburg
19911998 Composition at the Conservatory of Music,
Hamburg, Germany
19951996 Mathematics at the Universite ParisSud 
Centre d'Orsay, France and Composition at the CNSM Paris, France
Diplomas
1996 Maitrise de Mathematiques (Universite
de ParisSud, France)
1997 Master of Science (Diplom) in Mathematics
(University of
Hamburg, Germany)
1998 Master of Arts (Diplom) in Composition
(Conservatory of Music, Hamburg, Germany)
2000 Ph.D. in Mathematics (TU München,
Germany)
2005 Postdoctoral Lecturing Qualification
(Habilitation) in Mathematics (TU München, Germany)
2009 PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Sussex, UK)
Professional Experience
19972000 Assistant Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher
Mitarbeiter), TU München, Germany
20002007
Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent), TU München,
Germany
20052006 Acting Professor (W2),
University of Augsburg, Germany
20072012 Lecturer, University of Sussex, UK
20122014 Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex, UK
20142018 Reader, University of Sussex, UK
2018 Professor, University of Sussex, UK
Research Visits
3/2007 University of Münster, GermanyGrants
Organisation of Workshops or Minisymposia
Editor
External Contributions to Teaching
Memberships
2000 Member of the DMV (German Mathematical Society)Teaching Awards
2003 FelixKlein Teaching Award of the Department of Mathematics at the Technical University of MunichInternal Contributions to University
Teaching at the TU München
1997/1998  Exercise Class Analysis I/II 
1998/1999  Exercise Class Linear Algebra I/II 
Winter 1999/2000  Exercise Class Nonlinear Dynamics (in English) 
Summer 2000  Exercise Class Partial Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems 
Winter 2000/2001  Exercise Class Mathematics 3 for Physics Students 
Summer 2001  Exercise Class Mathematics 4 for
Physics Students Seminar Deterministic Models in Biology 
Winter 2001/02  Course and Exercise Class Nonlinear Dynamics (in
English) Exercise Class Mathematics I for Electrotechnical Engineers 
Summer 2002  Seminar Dynamical Systems Exercise Class Mathematics II for Electrotechnical Engineers 
2002/03  Exercise Class Mathematics III/IV for Electrotechnical Engineers 
Winter 2003/04  Course and Exercise Class Basins of attraction of dynamical systems and Algorithms for their determination (FelixKlein Teaching Award) 
Summer 2004 
Exercise Class Analysis IV

Winter 2004/05 
Exercise Class Mathematics 1 for Civil
Engineers Seminar Dynamical Systems in Biology (in English) 
Summer 2005 
Exercise Class Mathematics 2 for Civil Engineers 
Winter 2006/07 
Course and Exercise Class Nonlinear Dynamics for Mechnical Engineers and Phyics students 
Summer 2007 
Proseminar padic numbers Exercise Classes Mathematics 2 for Electrotechnical Engineers 
2005/2006  Course and Exercise Class Linear Algebra I/II Seminar Dynamical Systems and Control Theory 
Teaching at the University of Sussex (modules)
2007/08  Applied Mathematics 
2008/09  Applied Mathematics Mathematical Methods I (for Engineers) 
2009/10  Applied Mathematics Partial Differential Equations 
2010/11  Applied Mathematics Partial Differential Equations 
2011/12  Analysis Partial Differential Equations 
2012/13  Analysis 1 Differential Equations Special Topics in Mathematics: Dynamical Systems 
2013/14 
Differential Equations Dynamical Systems 
2014/15  Dynamical Systems 
2015/16  Dynamical Systems 
2016/17  Dynamical Systems 
2018/19  Analysis 1 Differential Equations Starting to Teach (MPS) 
2019/20  Analysis 1 Fundamentals of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (MPS) 
2020/21  Analysis 1 Fundamentals of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (MPS) 
2021/22  Analysis 2 Dynamical Systems Fundamentals of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (MPS) 
Supervision of PhD Theses (awarded)
2016 Pascal Stiefenhofer: Stability Analysis of NonSmooth Dynamical Systems with an Application to Biomechanics
2016 James McMichen: Determination of Areas and Basins of Attraction in Planar Dynamical Systems using Meshless Collocation
2016 Najla Mohammed: Grid refinement and verification estimates for the RBF construction method of Lyapunov functions
Supervision of other Theses
2001 Dorothea Meisel (Teacher's Thesis):
Mathematical Analysis of the Stability Properties of the
Muscleskeletalsystem, considering as example of the elbow joint (in
German)
2002 Cornelia Schwarz (Project Thesis):
Determination of a periodic orbit and approximation of its basin of
attraction for a threedimensional model of a centrifugecontroller (in
German)
2004 Jing Chen (Master Thesis, Master of Mathematics
in the Biosciences): Stability of the movements of the
elbow joint
2004 Klaus Fangmann (Project Thesis): Approximation
of
the basin of
attraction for two and threedimensional chemostat models
2010 Haruna Sasaki (MMath Dissertation): Floquet Theory
2010 Richard Haynes (MMath Dissertation): Radial Basis Functions: Comparing the
techniques of embedding a periodic function
into R^2 and making the radial basis function
periodic
2010 Charlotte Allegre (MMath Dissertation): Determination of the Basin of Attraction using Radial Basis Functions
2011 Daniel Alaje (MSc Dissertation): padic absolute value
2011 Najla Mohammed (MSc Dissertation): "Impossible Approximation" with Radial Basis Functions
2012 Thomas Hedger (BSc Dissertation): The padic Absolute Value
2012 Ime Okonna (MSc Dissertation): Dynamical Systems
2012 Malini S C Bose (MSc Dissertation): padic absolute value
2013 Rebecca Read (BSc Dissertation): Music and Mathematics: The History of Tuning Systems and Ternary Continued Fractions
2013 George Furtado O'Mahony (BSc Dissertation): Basins of Attraction for Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations
2013 Aaron Ford (MMath Dissertation): Music and Mathematics: Tuning Systems and Continued Fractions
2013 Steven Goodall (MMath Dissertation): Using Lyapunov and Radial Basis Functions to approximate Basins of Attraction in Discrete Dynamical Systems
2013 Michael Reaney (MMath Dissertation): Calculating Basins of Attraction with Radial Basis Functions
2014 James Miles (MMath Dissertation): Music and Mathematics: tuning systems and continued fractions
2014 Blake Ashworth (MMath Dissertation): Zubov's equation
2014 Alex Rose (MMath Dissertation): Construction of Lyapunov Functions by Numerical Integration
2015 Jack Lovett (MSc Dissertation): Meshless Collocation of Zubov's Equation
2016 Paul Eggleton (BSc Dissertation): Nonsmooth Ordinary Differential Equations
2016 Kane Brady (MMath Dissertation): Bifurcations in Nonsmooth Ordinary Differential Equations
2016 Tom Atherton (Research Placement Project): RBF Method for the Construction of Lyapunov Functions
2016 Conor Osborne (Research Placement Project): Lyapunov Functions and Level Sets of Continuous Piecewise Affine Functions
2017 Ross McKenzie (MMath Dissertation): Delay Differential Equations
2017 Kieron Holmes (MMath Dissertation): Delay Differential Equations and Lyapunov Functions
2017 John Osei (MSc Dissertation): Stability Analysis of Autonomous and TimePeriodic Ordinary Differential Equations
2017 Sibakumar Pun (MSc Dissertation): Lyapunov functions for Delayed Differential
Equations
2017 Tom Atherton (Research Placement Project): Error Analysis of Construction of Lyapunov Functions using Radial Basis Functions
2017 Conor Osborne (Research Placement Project): Lyapunov Functions and Level Sets of Continuous Piecewise Affine Functions in Two Dimensions
2018 Conor Osborne (Research Placement Project): Lyapunov functions and level sets of
continuous piecewise affine functions in higher dimensions
2019 Tyler Stevens (MSc Dissertation): The dimension of attractors in firstorder systems of ordinary differential equations
2019 Zachary Langhorne (MMath Dissertation): Calculating the complete Lyapunov function for discrete dynamical systems using radial basis functions
2019 Fred De Godoi Knight (Research Placement Project): Jordan Canonical Form
2019 Jennifer Ward (Research Placement Project): Jordan Canonical Form of Matrices
2020 Fred De Godoi Knight (Research Placement Project): Basin of Attraction of Dynamical Systems
2020 Jennifer Ward (Research Placement Project): Lyapunov Functions
2020 Sareena Pokkakkillath (Research Placement Project): Jordan Canonical Form
2021 Jennifer Ward (Research Placement Project): Lyapunov functions of switched systems
2021 Sareena Pokkakkillath (Research Placement Project): Calculation of contraction metrics
2022 Keeler Brunet (BSc Dissertation): A Look Into the Links Between Mathematics
and Music
Current students
Julia Jackiewicz, PhD student
Calculating the Basin of Attraction in Asymptotically Autonomous Dynamical Systems Results and Matlab files of an EPSRC funded project
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