Boris Kramer
Email: bokr@vt.edu Phone: (540) 2317667 (ICAM) Office: 466B McBryde Hall Address: 460 McBryde Hall Department of Mathematics Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 240610123 Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wright House (0531) West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061
News

In the fall, I took on a postdoctoral position with Prof. Karen Willcox at the
Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory ,
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at M.I.T., Cambridge, MA. My new website with up to date information can be found at
 http://web.mit.edu/bokramer/www/
Research Interests
 Projection based and data driven model reduction
 Compressed sensing for dynamical systems
 System identification
 Large scale matrix equations in model reduction and control
 Optimal sensor and actuator location
 Uncertainty Quantification
Education
 Ph.D. in Mathematics, Virginia Tech, 08/2015. Dissertation: Model and Data Reduction for Control, Identification and Compressed Sensing Advisor: Dr. John A. Burns
 M.S. in Mathematics, Virginia Tech, 08/2011. Thesis: Model Reduction of the Coupled Burgers Equation in Conservation Form. Advisor: Dr. John A. Burns
 Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Technomathematics, 09/200708/2010. University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany.
Experience
 Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory. Internship September 2014  April 2015.
 Allianz Deutschland AG. Internship in Risk Controlling Life/Health, Oct.Dec. 2011.
 Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics. Research Assistant.
 Institute of Engineering Mechanics. Research Assistant. MayJul. 2010.
 LBK Textildruck. CoFounder.
Teaching
Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech Introduction to Differential Equations, Math 2214 , Primary Instructor for ~55 students, Spring 2014.
 Calculus I, Math 1205, Primary Instructor for ~30 students, Fall 2013.
 Vector Geometry, Taught Tutorials, Spring 2012.
 Instructional Assistant, Math Emporium, Fall 2010.
Publications
 Kramer, B., and Gugercin, S., The Eigensystem Realization Algorithm from tangentially interpolated data. Submitted.
 Burns, J.A. and Kramer, B., Full Flux Models for Optimization and Control of Heat Exchangers. Proceedings of the 2015 American Control Conference, pp. 577582.
 Kramer,B. and Singler,J.R., "A POD Projection Method for LargeScale Algebraic Riccati Equations." Submitted.
 Kramer,B., Solving Algebraic Riccati Equations via Proper Orthogonal decomposition. Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress. pp 77677772. 2014.
 B.Kramer. Model Reduction of the Coupled Burgers Equation in Conservation Form. Master Thesis. 08/2011.
Presentations
 On POD and Krylov methods for solution of algebraic Riccati equations. SIAM Control and its Applications, Paris, July 810, 2015. Invited talk.
 Full Flux Models for Optimization and Control of Heat Exchangers. American Control Conference, Chicago, July 13, 2015. Invited talk.
 Tangential Interpolation Framework for MIMO Eigensystem Realization (Poster). SIAM Computational Science and Engineering, Salt Lake City, March 16, 2015.
 Solving Algebraic Riccati Equations via Proper Orthogonal Decomposition. IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 26, 2014.
 A Proper Orthogonal Decomposition based Method for Solving Algebraic Riccati Equations. SIAM Annual Meeting, Chicago, July 8, 2014.
 Tangential Interpolation for Data Driven Model Reduction by the Eigensystem Realization Algorithm. Rice University, Houston, March 12, 2014.
 Tangential Interpolation for Data Driven Model Reduction by the Eigensystem Realization Algorithm. VT SIAM Student Conference (Johnfest), March 8, 2014.
 Solving Algebraic Riccati Equations via Projection Methods. University of Missouri Science and Technology, January 15, 2014.
 Convergence of Low Order Riccati Solutions. 3rd International Summer School on Numerical Linear Algebra, Shanghai, August 2, 2013.
 Parameter Sensitivity of POD Based Reduced Order Controllers. SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Meeting, University of Tennessee, March 2324, 2013.
 LQR Optimal Control for a ThermalFluid Dynamics (Poster). SIAM Computational Science and Engineering, Boston, February 25March 1, 2013.
 Optimal and Suboptimal LQR Control for a Coupled Burgers Equation. Southeastern Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations, Wake Forest University, October 1920, 2012.
 Control of a Coupled Burgers Equation using POD (Poster). Workshop on Adaptivity and Model Order Reduction in PDE Constrained Optimization, Hamburg, July 2327, 2012.
 POD Study for a Coupled Burgers Equation (Poster). SIAM Annual Conference, Minneapolis, July 913, 2012.
 A POD Manual for a Coupled Burgers Equation. SIAM Student Conference (Johnfest), Virginia Tech, March 3, 2012.
 POD Based Model Reduction. SIAM Student Chapter at VT, February 14, 2012.
 Model Reduction of the Coupled Burgers Equation in Conservation Form. Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern, October 24 2011.
Conferences and Visits
 Rocky Mountain Summer Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification, UC Denver, July 1517, 2015.
 University of Konstanz, Germany, Prof. Stefan Volkwein, July 13, 2015.
 SIAM Conference on Control and its Applications, Paris, July 810, 2015.
 American Control Conference, Chicago, July 13, 2015.
 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Salt Lake City, March 1418, 2015.
 IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2429, 2014.
 SIAM Annual Meeting, Chicago, July 711, 2014.
 IMA Special Workshop: Careers and Opportunities in Industry for Mathematical Scientists, April 79, 2014.
 Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, Houston, March 1015, 2014.
 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Missouri Science and Technology, January 916, 2014.
 Science in Finance Workshop, Dfine GmbH, Kronberg, Germany, November 1315, 2013.
 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School on Matrix Functions and Matrix Equations, Shanghai, July 22  August 9, 2013.
 SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Meeting, University of Tennessee, March 2324, 2013.
 SIAM Computational Science and Engineering, Boston, February 25 March 1, 2013.
 Southeastern Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations, Wake Forest University, October 1920, 2012.
 Workshop on Adaptivity and Model Order Reduction in PDE Constrained Optimization, Hamburg, July 2327, 2012.
 SIAM Annual Conference, Minneapolis, July 913, 2012.
 SIAM Student Conference (Johnfest), Virginia Tech, March 3, 2012.
 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Baltimore, July 2527, 2011.
 Workshop on Future Directions in Applied Mathematics, Raleigh, March 1011, 2011.
last updated: December 2, 2015.