Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Sager

Guest Professor
Interdisciplinary  Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Heidelberg University

Institute of Mathematical Optimization
Faculty of Mathematics
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Mathematical Algorithmic Optimization


1995 – 2001 Diploma Mathematics, Heidelberg University
2002 – 2005 Scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2002 – 2005 International DFG Research Training Group IGK 710 Warsaw-Heidelberg
2004 Research stays in Madrid and Valladolid
2006 PhD Mathematics, Heidelberg University
2006 PostDoc, IWR Heidelberg
2006 Akademischer Rat auf Zeit (≈ C1 assistant professor), IWR Heidelberg
2007 PostDoc, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid
2008 – 2012 DFG Graduate School Junior Group Leader
IWR Heidelberg
2012 Habilitation Mathematics, Heidelberg University
Since 2012 Guest professor at IWR, University of Heidelberg
Since 2012 W3 full professor at the Faculty of Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
2014 – 2016 Director of Institute of Mathematical Optimization, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Since 2017 Spokesperson of DFG Research Training Group 2297 Mathematical Complexity Reduction



2004 Prize of exzellency for poster presentation at the FGS04, Avignon
2006 Dissertation prize of the German Operations Research Society
2007 Klaus-Tschira-Prize for Understandable Science
2015 Otto-von-Guericke Research Award



Gehring, O., Kauffmann, F., Bock, H.G., Kirches, C., Sager, S., Schlöder, J.P., Verfahren zum Steuern des Betriebs eines Fahrzeugs, DE102009030784A1, 4.2.2010,

Scholz, E., Sager, S., Katus, H., A system and computer program product for automatically distinguishing atrial flutter from atrial fibrillation, EP2757940A1, 30.7.2014, (status granted)



Weber, T., Katus, H.A., Sager, S., Scholz, E.P., Novel algorithm for accelerated electroanatomical mapping and prediction of earliest activation of focal cardiac arrhythmias using mathematical optimization, Heart Rhythm, Vol. 14(6), pp. 975-882, 2017.

Jost, F., Rinke, K., Fischer, T., Schalk, E., Sager, S., Patient specific sampling decisions by optimum experimental designs for Leukopenia, 6th IFAC Conference on Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering, 2016.

Zeile, C., Scholz, E., Sager, S., A Simplified 2D Heart Model of the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, 6th IFAC Conference on Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering, 2016.

Rinke, K., Jost, F., Findeisen, R., Fischer, T., Bartsch, R., Schalk, E., Sager, S., Parameter estimation for leukocyte dynamics after chemotherapy, 6th IFAC Conference on Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering, 2016.

Scholz, E., Kehrle, F., Vossel, S., Hess, A., Zitron, E., Katus, H.A., Sager, S., Discriminating atrial flutter from atrial fibrillation using a multilevel model of atrioventricular conduction, Heart Rhythm, Vol. 11(5), pp. 877–884, 2014.