Stefania Petra, Professor

Mathematical Imaging Group
Institute of Applied Mathematics
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205,
Mathematikon A 4.209
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54 14165
(secretary: Ms. Barbara Werner)
E-Mail: petra (at) math.uni (minus)

Scientific Interests

My main research lies in mathematical imaging and optimization. In particular, I am interested  in combining mathematical modeling with data-driven machine learning strategies with a focus on

  • compressed sensing and sparse regularization.
  • machine learning and information geometry.

Current Research

  • Geometric Data Labeling and Assignment Flows
  • Multilevel Optimization
  • Structured Regularization for Inverse Problems
  • Geometry of Multiplicative Iterative Solvers
  • Tomography From Few Projections: Theory and Algorithms

Short CV

  • Jun 2001 B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science at Cluj-Napoca University, Romania
  • Jun 2003 M.Sc. in Mathematics at Cluj-Napoca University
  • Jul 2006 Ph.D. in Mathematics at University Würzburg
  • Feb 2007 – Dec 2012 postdoctoral research fellow with IPA at Heidelberg University
    (former CVGPR Group, University Mannheim)
  • since 2013 – 2015  junior research group leader in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Heidelberg, enrolled in the Margarete von Wrangell postdoctoral lecture qualification program
  • since 2015 professor (W2), Math. & Comp. Sci. Dept., Heidelberg University