Short Curriculum Vitae

  • Karsten Urban
  • Born in Hamburg, Germany, Dec 3, 1966.
  • Maried, three children.
  • High school diploma (Abitur) 1985.
  • Army as officer of reserve 1985-87.
  • Undergraduate student of Mathematics and Computer science at the University of Bonn 1987-89, bachelor (Vordiplom) in Mathematics 1989.
  • Student assistant (Studentische Hilfskraft) at the RWTH Aachen 1989-92.
  • Freelance of Plath GmbH, Hamburg, 1990-92.
  • Graduate student at the RWTH Aachen 1989-92, Master (Diplom) in Mathematics 1992.
  • Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft) at the RWTH Aachen 1992-93.
  • Ph.D. student (grant) in the "Graduiertenkolleg Analyse und Konstruktion in der Mathematik" at the RWTH Aachen 1992-95.
  • Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Mathematics at the RWTH Aachen 1995.
  • Since 1995 scientific assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the RWTH Aachen.
  • Since 1998 scientific assistant (wissenschaftlicher Assistant) at the RWTH Aachen.
  • 1998-99 Visiting Young Researcher at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (C.N.R.) Istituto di Analisi Numerica, Pavia, Italy.
  • Habilitation RWTH Aachen, 2001.
  • 9-12/2001 Visiting associate professor (senior onderzoeker) at the Utrecht University
  • Call for an Associate Professorship in Numerics the University of Ulm 2002 (accepted)
  • Head of the department of Numerics at the University of Ulm, 2004.
  • Speaker of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1100 Modelling, analysis and simulation in econmoymathematics
  • Award Cooperation Science-Economy 2004
  • 03/2005: Call for full professorship in mathematics Scientific Computing in Engineering at the TU Darmstadt (not realized)
  • 04/2005: Call for full professorship in Applied Mathematics at the University of Stuttgart (not realized)
  • since 07/2005: full professor, department of Numerics at the University of Ulm
  • Teaching award of Baden-Württemberg 2005
  • Foundation speaker of the Scientific Computing Centre Ulm
  • Speaker of the Research Network Scientific Computing in Baden-Württemberg, 2006-
  • Associate Editor of SIAM Journal Scientific Computing, 2007-
  • Award Cooperation Science-Economy 2008 (UZWR)
  • Editor of Advances in Computational Mathematics, 2009-
  • 11/2009 Call for full professorship Applied Mathematics in Engineering Sciences at the TU Hamburg-Harburg (not realized)
  • 12/2009 Offer for full professorship Scientific Computing at the TU Darmstadt (not realized)