Latest News

Here we will inform you about the latest research topics, upcoming events and other news of the department.

Scientific Assistants / Interns

We are always looking for scientific assistants an interns as support in projects from the industry and research. Besides your interest on financial mathematical context, basic knowledge in a common programing language is requested. The remuneration is to be agreed upon.


Topics for Master Thesis

For our focus in financial mathematics for the energy industry, there are master thesis of the following topics available:

  • Evaluation of EEX Intraday Cap-Futures and
  • Evaluation of EEX Location Spreads,
  • Machine Learning to forecast Energy Markets

Do you have an own idea for a thesis? Also, this is a welcomed alternative. In this case, please submit your proposed topic within an unsolicited application, so that we can assess whether the proposed topic suits in our core competences.

Departmental News

Expansion of the Department with four new Employees

Four new employees were hired to meet the growing demands of our projekt work. We could expand our expertise in the field of Data Science, especially Big Data and Machine Learning, by hiring M.Sc. Simon Schnürch and Dr. Robert Knobloch. Furthermore, our competences in the field of Power Energy were strengthened by M.Sc. Ria Grindel. An additional support in the field of classical Financial Mathematics is M.Sc. Philipp Mahler.

M.Sc. Franziska Diez and M.Sc. Prilly Oktoviany new PhD Students

After two successful years as scientific employees at our department Franziska Diez and Prilly Oktoviany start their time as PhD students.


TALENTA - Financial Aid for Research Careers

Two staff members, Ria Grindel and Dr. Elisabeth Leoff, were accepted into the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft TALENTA program. Both appreciate this support at the start of the careers and to further their career planning in applied research.

Ria Grindel und Elisabeth Leoff werden durch Fraunhofer TALENTA gefördert.
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Ria Grindel and Elisabeth Leoff were accepted into the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft TALENTA program.

Latest News

Article / 3.7.2020

How We Welcome and Support Women’s Career

We offer our employees helpful support in reconciling family and career, including a day-care centre directly at the institute, a parent-child office in case of care shortages and flexible working hours. In addition to scientific excellence and development opportunities, these aspects also play a role in the proportion of women at the Institute. Our department of Financial Mathematics shines with a female share of 50 percent.

Talks / Kaiserslautern

ML in KL Lightning Talks

You like science and pizza? This is for you!

In Kaiserslautern, there is a unique collection of mathematics and computer science competencies, which are being applied in numerous research projects in areas like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning.

The "ML in KL Lightning Talks" is an initiative of the DFKI and the ITWM that offers a new networking opportunity for researchers of all institutions in KL.

Annual Report 2018/19


Annual Report 2018/19

Take a look at our latest annual report. Find current highlights and projects of our department.