Short CV of Jens Starke:

Address: Jens Starke
University of Rostock
Institute of Mathematics
Ulmenstrasse 69, Haus 3
D-18057 Rostock, Germany
Emails: jens.starke(at-symbol)
Date & Place of birth: June 26, 1969; Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Germany
    Starke, July 2010

10/2016 - present Professor (permanent position), University of Rostock
Institute of Mathematics
9/2015 - 9/2016 Reader/Associate Professor (permanent position), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
School of Mathematical Sciences
4/2006 - 8/2016 Associate Professor (permanent position), Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
(9/2015 - 8/2016 on leave)
10/2002 - 3/2006 Assistant Professor (C1), University of Heidelberg, Germany
Institute of Applied Mathematics
5/2001 - 3/2006 Head of junior research group, University of Heidelberg
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
funded by TOYOTA CRDL and the Heidelberg Academy of Science
4/1997 - 9/2002 Scientific assistant, University of Heidelberg, Germany
6/1994 - 3/1997 Scientific assistant, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Research Stays:
among others: University of Tokyo, Princeton, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society, UC Berkeley, Nagoya University

1997 Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.), University of Stuttgart, Germany
1997 Master (German Diploma) in Mathematics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
1994 Master (German Diploma) in Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
1988 Highschool Diploma (Abitur)

Awards & Honors:
2021 - 2025 PI for mathematics (project A06 "Mathematical modelling and analysis of parameter dependent behaviour of multiscale systems", 2nd funding period),
(in total 18 PIs from Rostock, Erlangen, Greifswald, Leipzig)
Collaborative Research Centre 1270 ELectrically Active ImplaNts (ELAINE), funded by the German Research Council DFG
2018 - 2021 PI for mathematics (Project A06 "Mathematical Analysis of Parameter Dependent Multi-Scale Models for Electric Active Implants"),
(in total 18 PIs from Rostock, Erlangen, Greifswald, Leipzig)
Collaborative Research Centre 1270 ELectrically Active ImplaNts (ELAINE), funded by the German Research Council DFG
2012 - 2016 PI for mathematics (in total 10 PIs from DTU Aqua, DTU Physics, Roskilde University and University of Copenhagen),
VKR Centre of Excellence Life in a Changing Ocean
2002 - 2007 Junior research fellow of the Heidelberg Academy of Science
2002 first rank in competition in the junior research program of the Heidelberg Academy of Science
since 1986 several prizes and scholarships
(e.g. German Mathematics Competition, DAAD, SICE, Erasmus)

10/2018 - 3/2021 Head of Department, Institute of Mathematics, University of Rostock
2013 - 2016 Chair of Advisory Board of Dynamics Days Europe
since 2002 Member of several committees and boards
(e.g. Advisory Board of Dynamics Days Europe, Reviewer for NSF, ERC & EPSRC)
since 2000 Organization of 9 international conferences, workshops and minisymposia
(among others XXII. Dynamics Days Europe, XXXIX. Dynamics Days Europe, minisymposia at SIAM and IEEE, Toyota Workshops, European Study Group with Industry, Brainmodes)
with total budget of 241.000 Euro

Research Grants:
obtained grants with total value of 3 Mio. Euro
(e.g. from Toyota CRDL, Rockwell Collins Deutschland GmbH, Heidelberg Academy of Science, German Research Foundation DFG, Danish Center for Scientific Computing, Danish Research Council FTP, Villum Fonden)

Invited Courses and Talks:
174 invited presentations in total:
10 invited courses, 20 talks for the public, 21 invited talks at meetings with industry, 44 invited talks at conferences, 80 invited talks at institutes
(among others at IEEE conf., Dynamics Days Europe, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University, Boston University, University of Tokyo, Banff, CIRM Marseille, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach), e.g.:
  • 9/2015 Numerical bifurcation analysis of the macroscopic behavior in multi-scale systems, Oberwolfach Workshop "Recent Developments in the Numerics of Nonlinear Hyperbolic Conservation Laws"
  • 12/2013 Bifurcation Analysis of Learning and Structure Formation in a Neuronal Map, BrainModes 2013: Criticality, connectivity, and neural masses, VU University Amsterdam
  • 6/2012 Traveling waves and oscillations in models with discrete structure, Conference "Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations: Theory and Applications to Complex Systems" in honor of Hiroshi Matano at the occasion of his 60th birthday, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES), Bures-sur-Yvette, south of Paris
  • 12/2011 Bifurcation analysis when no equations are available, CIRM Workshop "Mathematical Models of Cognitive Architectures", CIRM in Marseille, France, December 5-9, 2011
  • 4/2010 Deterministic and stochastic modelling of catalytic surface processes, 1st Ertl Symposium in Gwangju, South Korea.
  • 6/2009 Analyzing the influence of the neural network topology on pattern formation, "The Keith Worsley workshop on Computational Modeling of Brain Dynamics: from stochastic models to Neuroimages", Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery.

80 publications in total (including patents) in Journals within the areas of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine:
1 patent, 33 journal publications, 3 books and 7 book chapters, 5 book reports, 25 proceedings, 6 lecture notes, e.g.:
  • Sieber, J., Marschler, C., Starke, J.: Convergence of Equation-Free Methods in the Case of Finite Time Scale Separation with Application to Deterministic and Stochastic Systems. SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems 17(4), 2574-2614, 2018.
  • Siettos, C., Starke, J.: Multiscale modeling of brain dynamics: from single neurons and networks to mathematical tools. WIREs Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Invited Review Article. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine 8(5), 438-458, 2016.
  • Carter, P., Christiansen, P.L., Gaididei, Y., Gorria, C., Sandstede, B., Sørensen, M. P. and Starke, J.: Multi-jam solutions in traffic models with velocity-dependent driver strategies. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 74(6), 1895-1918, 2014.
  • Marschler, C., Sieber, J., Berkemer, R., Kawamoto, A. & Starke, J. (2014). Implicit methods for equation-free analysis: Convergence results and analysis of emergent waves in microscopic traffic models. SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Sys. 13(3), 1202-1238.
  • Starke, J.: Dynamical system approaches to combinatorial optimization 61 pages, invited chapter in Pardalos, P., Du, D.-Z. and Graham, R. (Eds.): Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization, 2nd Edition, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, New York. In Press. 2013.
  • Corradi, O., Hjorth, P., Starke, J.: Equation-free detection and continuation of a Hopf bifurcation point in a particle model of pedestrian flow, SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems (SIADS), 11(3), 1007-1032, 2012.
  • Starke, J., Ellsässer, C., Fukuda, T.: Self-organized control in cooperative robots using a pattern formation principle. Physics Letters A 375, 2094 - 2098, 2011
  • Kokkendorff, S., Starke, J., Hummel, N.: Interacting many-particle systems of different particle types converge to a sorted state. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (SIAP) 70 (7). 2534-2555. 2010.
  • Schilder, F., Rübel, J., Starke, J., Osinga, H., Krauskopf, B., Inagaki, M.: Efficient computation of quasiperiodic oscillations in nonlinear systems with fast rotating parts, Nonlinear Dynamics 51(4), 529-539, 2008
  • Starke, J., Reichert, C., Eiswirth, M., Rotermund, H. H., Ertl, G.: Fluctuation-induced pattern formation in a surface reaction, Europhysics Letters 73 (6), 820 - 825, 2006

Research Interest:
The focus of my scientific work is on problems concerning dynamics (differential equations, dynamical systems, stochastic many particle systems) in modelling, analysis, numerics, simulation and optimization of complex scientific, medical and engineering systems. Besides mathematical theory, real-world applications of nonlinear mathematics are an important part of my work. My research contains in particular the interplay between discrete and continuous as well as deterministic and stochastic models and corresponding methods.

Jens Starke - last modified July 5, 2021