Curriculum vitae

By Wolfgang Keller
Originally written 2019-03-15
Last modified 2021-04-24

8th of February 1986Born in Kassel
1992-1996Grundschule Fuldatal-Simmershausen (primary school)
1996-2005Norbertusgymnasium Magdeburg (grammar school)
October 2005- October 2012Study of mathematics (Diplom-Mathematiker; branch of study: mathematics) at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (university), overall grade: with distinction (1,0)
October 2006-May 2013Additionally, study of computer science (Bachelor of Science) at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, overall grade: with distinction (1,1)
2007Prediploma in mathematics (prediploma mark: 1,1)
October 2007-Dezember 2009Position as research assistant (wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft in der Forschung) under Dr. Achill Schürmann (later Privatdozent (private lecturer), today chair for geometry at institute for mathematics at Universität Rostock) which lead to a coauthorship of a paper (Keller, Wolfgang, Jacques Martinet, Achill Schürmann and Mathieu Dutour Sikirić. “On classifying Minkowskian sublattices.” Mathematics of computation 81.278 (2012): 1063-1092)
2007-2011Management of the mathematics study group for gifted pupils of 11th and 12th grade of Magdeburg’s Pupil Society for Mathematics (Magdeburger Schülergesellschaft für Mathematik); 2008-2010 sole management
2008-2012Various presentations (usually two double periods each) at math camps for pupils (typically 11th and 12th grade) about various topics from numeric, combinatorial optimization, algorithmic mathematics, algebra, polyhedral combinatorics and analysis
August 2009-September 2009

Internship (7 weeks) at RimaOne (area: software development)

Tasks: Extension of a web-based system for auditing of risks in the finance and chemistry sector (keywords: Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Basel II (today replaced by Basel III) in the finance sector; REACH in the chemistry sector)

2010eLeMeNTe-Studierenden-Preis für Engagement in der Schülerförderung (eLeMeNte student prize for engagement in pupil development)
October 2012Defense of diploma thesis in mathematics (topic: “Erweiterte Formulierungen des Spannbaum-Polytops” (“Extended formulations of the spanning tree polytope”)); mark for diploma thesis: very good (1,0), overall grade: with distinction (1,0)
August 2012-February 2013

Internship at Dornheim Medical Images GmbH (area: research/software development) where I also wrote my Bachelor thesis in computer science. My work on the bachelor thesis was supported by the transfer voucher program of the state Saxony-Anhalt.

Tasks: Development of a system for reconstructing textured mesh models from a series of photos of the object (photogrammetry) from ground up

May 2013Defense of bachelor thesis in computer science (topic: “Voxelbasierte Rekonstruktion dreidimensionaler Objekte aus Fotos“ (“Voxel-based reconstruction of three-dimensional objects from photos”)); mark for bachelor thesis: very good (1,3), overall grade: with distinction (1,1)
Juni 2013-March 2019Doctoral studies in mathematics at Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg under Prof. Dr. Volker Kaibel in the area of mathematical optimization (mixed-integer linear optimization)
April 2014-March 2017Doctoral scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
April 2017-March 2019Position as research assistant (wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft in der Forschung)
July 2018Talk “A hierarchy of cutting plane operators based on lineality spaces” at the 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2018)
November 2018Handed in doctoral thesis “Tightening the Chvátal and split operator via low-codimensional lineality spaces”, of which the topic lies in the theory of cutting plane algorithms (dual algorithms) for mixed-integer linear programs
March 2019Defense of doctoral dissertation; final grade: “summa cum laude“ (excellent)
April 2019-July 2019Worked in research (discrete optimization) at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (university) via a scholarship of the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
August 2019-July 2020

Internship at Capgemini Invent (management consulting; team IDE Data, Risk & Regulatory (IDE: Insights Driven Enterprise))

Tasks (main focus):

  • Reverse engineering of an existing model for analysis of investment opportunities
  • Development of new mathematical models for predicting key performance indicators (KPIs) using macroeconomic predictors and a time-discrete analogue of the Wiener process; derivation of a suitable investment portfolio based on these
  • Implementation of the aforementioned models as web-based (client-side) prototype
  • Development of new mathematical models in the context of transition risk with a focus on supply chain risk
Since September 2020 Work at Hannover Rück (Hannover Re) in the department “Finance & Accounting – Reinsurance Contracts Life – Actuarial Systems (FA-RCL-AS)” (job title since 1st of May 2021: “Assistant Actuarial Developer”)

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