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Jakob Zech
Room 1/207
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
+49 6221 5414504

Open PhD position available, see here.


I am Juniorprofessor at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing at Heidelberg University. Before moving to Heidelberg in April 2020, I was a postdoc at MIT in the group of Youssef Marzouk. In 2018 I completed my PhD at ETH Zürich with Christoph Schwab on Sparse-Grid Approximation of High-Dimensional Parametric PDEs.


My research focuses on the methodological foundations and theory of forward and inverse problems in Uncertainty Quantification. I am interested in developing and analyzing algorithms for high-dimensional approximation based on sparse-grid techniques, neural networks and transport methods.

Short CV

Since 4/2020 Juniorprofessor at Heidelberg University
4/2019 - 3/2020 Postdoctoral fellow at MIT (SNSF fellowship 184530)
1/2019 - 3/2019 Postdoc at ETH Zürich
7/2014 - 12/2018 PhD in Mathematics at ETH Zürich
9/2012 - 6/2014 MSc in Applied Mathematics at ETH Zürich
10/2008 - 3/2012 BSc in Technical Mathematics at TU Wien