BMS alumni Robert Altmann and Atul Shekhar were recognized for their scientific achievements at the 2016 State Conference of Rectors and Presidents of Berlin Universities (Landeskonferenz der Rektoren und Präsidenten der Berliner Hochschulen).
Robert was awarded the second Tiburtius Prize in the dissertation category for his outstanding PhD thesis entitled “Regularization and Simulation of Constrained Partial Differential Equations”. His thesis deals with the regularization of differential-algebraic equations and the resulting positive impact on the corresponding semi-discrete systems. Robert did his PhD at the TU Berlin under the supervision of BMS faculty member Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann and graduated with summa cum laude in 2015. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in the Numerical Mathematics research group at the TU Berlin. His award came with prize money in the sum of 2500 euros.
Atul was honoured with a Tiburtius recognition award for his doctoral dissertation entitled "Rough paths, probability and related topics". The theory of rough paths emerges from numerical methods for differential equations and builds a bridge between analysis and stochastics. Atul completed his PhD under the supervision of BMS faculty member Prof. Dr. Peter K. Friz and graduated from the TU Berlin in 2015 with summa cum laude. Atul is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore. His award came with prize money in the sum of 500 euros.
The State Conference of Rectors and Presidents of Berlin Universities (LKRP) annually awards three Tiburtius Prizes and three awards of recognition to recent PhD graduates from Berlin's universities for their outstanding doctoral theses. The prize-giving ceremony was held at the FU Berlin on 22 November 2016.
Many congratulations to Robert and Atul!