Symposium on Sparsity and Singular Structures 2024

February 26-29, 2024, RWTH Aachen University

The symposium will cover the scientific topics represented in our Collaborative Research Center, focusing on the mathematics of sparsity-based methods, singular structures in PDEs and interactions between these fields. In particular, the event will feature relevant aspects of numerical analysis, analysis of PDEs, mathematical foundations of machine learning and signal processing, discrete and continuous optimization, probability theory and computational algebra.

The aim is to bring together experts in the mentioned fields, report on scientific progress and new direction, and foster interactions between the scientific areas.

The conference will take place from February 26 to 29, 2024, at the SuperC building (Templergraben 57, Aachen) of RWTH Aachen University. 

Conference registration is closed.

       Registration deadline: February 11, 2024

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Plenary Speakers

  • Balázs Kovács, University of Paderborn
  • Christoph Ortner, University of British Columbia
  • Mark Peletier, TU Eindhoven
  • Carola Schönlieb, University of Cambridge
  • Katharina Schratz, Sorbonne University
  • Werner Seiler, University of Kassel
  • Andreas Wiese, TU Munich


  • Algebra in Sparsity and Singular Structures
  • Analysis and Numerics of Nonlinear and Singular PDEs
  • Kinetic Equations 
  • Mathematics of Deep Learning
  • Parametric Problems and Uncertainty
  • Sparsity and Related Structures in Signal Processing and Data Science
  • Sparsity in Optimization

Poster Session

The poster session takes place on Monday 26th as part of the welcome reception.

Contact:  info(at)

Organizing team: Markus Bachmayr, Matthieu Dolbeault, Christof Melcher, Holger Rauhut, Daniel Robertz, Michael Westdickenberg, Liwei Zhang