A Short Interview with Head of Department Andreas Wagner

»Combination of mathematical competences and comprehension for practical problems«

From 2009 to 2013 Andreas Wagner did his PhD at the department »Financial Mathematics«. Afterwards, he collected experience in the energy industry and since 2015 he is the head of the department »Financial Mathematics«.

1. Why is the work at the ITWM unique from your point of view? What do you like best?

The unique combination of mathematical competences and the comprehension for practical problem is very special at the ITWM. Solving project-driven tasks is always exciting and still leaves space for individual ideas and research projects with an unknown outcome. The best part of my work is the cooperative work in our dynamic team, which can critically questioning and celebrates themselves afterwards.


2. What was your most remarkable experience at the institute?      

The current highlight was the implementation of the risk-chance classification for the Produktinformationsstelle Altersvorsorge, beginning in 2016. Within only one year our department has individually implemented and simulated almost 600 different pension insurances. With this project our methods and competences gained a yet unknown, social relevance.


3. With which three aspects would you describe the department?

  • Friendly
  • Competent
  • Dynamic