Robert Schwarz gpg

Current Work

Within the project MODAL-GasLab, we're currently developing day-ahead planning tool for a new capacity product. It is designed for gas-fired power plants and provides firm capacity with dynamic allocation. More specifically, I am concerned with

In my thesis work, I develop models and solution algorithms to design the topology, layout and dimensioning of gas pipeline networks. This involves topics such as

Finally, I'm involved with the development of the Python interface for the SCIP solver.

Previous Work

As part of the project ForNe, I was working on the following problems arising within steady-state gas network planning:

Furthermore, I contributed to the solver software Lamatto++ and was involved in the development and administration of the web interface for it, based on CherryPy.

The ForNe project (with the book Evaluating Gas Network Capacities) won the EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2016.

In addition, I helped administrate the SLURM cluster queue for the Mathematical Optimization department.

Short Academic CV

2010- Research assistant at Zuse Institute Berlin, Mathematical Optimization department, in the Energy Network Optimization group.
2007-2010 Tutoring lectures on Linear Algebra, Numerical Mathematics, Combinatorial Optimization and Compiler Construction at the University of Heidelberg
2006-2007 Student of mathematics at the University of Paris VI and VII as part of the ERASMUS student exchange program.
2004-2010 Student of mathematics and computer science at the University of Heidelberg.

Research Interests


Also on my Google scholar profile.