# Andreas B. Hempel

## MSc, MBA

## Postdoc at the inspire IfA group

Address: Automatic Control Laboratory

ETH Zurich

Physikstrasse 3

ETL K10.1

8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Email: hempel@inspire.ethz.ch

Phone: +41 44 632 2633

Fax: +41 44 632 1211

After defending my PhD thesis in January 2016 I have joined the inspire IfA group part-time as a postdoctoral researcher. Additionally, I joined embotech to make optimization the most pervasive decision making technology out there.

Please contact me at hempel@embotech.ch if you have questions about how optimization methods can transform your approach to autonomous decision making, help make your business more efficient, and provide ideal solutions for your products and customers. I am also happy to discuss the individual merits of embotech's products: FORCES Pro for generation of efficient, embeddable solvers for structured decision problems or ECOS for solving general optimization problems on any platform.

### Research Interests

#### All things optimization

I am interested in optimization in its various forms. Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to)

- large-scale convex optimization algorithms for conic optimization problems (LP, SOCP, SDP),
- the inverse parametric programming problem, i.e. can we construct an optimization problem that has a particular solution,
- remodelling constraints to move an optimization problem from one problem class to another,
- bilevel optimization problems,
- mathematical programs with equilibrium / complementarity constraints.

##### Related Publications

#### Control Systems

I am interested in control systems and theory, in particular in the context of optimization theory. Some topics I am particularly interested in are

- hybrid system models, particularly piecewise affine discrete-time models,
- remodelling dynamical systems in terms of optimizing processes,
- optimal and model predictive control of linear, nonlinear, and hybrid systems.

##### Related Publications

### Personal Information

#### Education

- PhD student in the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich since 2011
- Master of Science in Mechatronics from Hamburg University of Technology, 2010
- Master of Business Administraion in Technology Management from Northern Institute of Technology, Hamburg, 2009
- Bachelor of Science in General Engineering Science (Systems Egnineering) from Hamburg University of Technology, 2007
- Abitur (high-school diploma) from Gymnasium Othmarschen, Hamburg, 2003

#### Work "experience"

- Extended employments with Microsoft (development of intranet tools and server administration) and SterniPark Hamburg e.V. (civil service in childcare)
- Several employments in university level education (TA for Mathematics and Electrical Engineering classes, RA for a textbook publication)
- Internships with Rolls-Royce (Oberursel, Germany) and Airbus (Hamburg, Germany)

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