Differential Equation- and Data-driven Models in Life Sciences and Fluid Dynamics: An Interdisciplinary Research Training Group
Natural SciencesMathematicsComputer and information sciencesPhysical sciencesEngineering and TechnologyMechanical engineering

DAEDALUS is a collaboration of Technische Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. The main goal of DAEDALUS is the analysis of interplay between incorporation of data and differential equation-based modeling. Projects focus on theoretical insights and applications in life sciences (brain-computer interfaces and biochemistry) as well as in fluid dynamics. Our RTG team is highly interdisciplinary and includes computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and physicists.


Due to the massive complexity of physical and engineering systems, traditional modeling based on differential equations (DE-based modeling) is often not capable of providing sufficiently adequate mathematical models, for instance for simulations. One promising way to address this challenge is the incorporation of data measured from the real-world system into the model.

The mission of DAEDALUS is three-fold: First, the cohort will be trained in the necessary mathematical techniques. Second, each PhD student will learn to communicate and collaborate in an interdisciplinary team. Third, the range of projects provides a multitude of viewpoints on the interplay between incorporation of data and DE-based modeling.

The research experience of the PhD students will be rounded off by international interaction and various activities in the rich Berlin scientific landscape.

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Christian Müller
Dr. Tina Schwabe
TU Berlin
Institute of Plasma-Astrophysics
Sekr. ER 3-2
Hardenbergstr. 36A
10623 Berlin

+49 (0)30 314 23629
currently no vacancies
Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin