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


I am currently 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. In my free time, I enjoy reading books on history, taking pictures, listening to music and going to museums.


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