Prof. Dr. Alexandra Schwartz

Research topic

Discrete-Nonlinear Optimization

Contact information


Dolivostraße 15

D-64293 Darmstadt



+49 6151 16 - 24410


+49 6151 16 - 24404




schwartz (at) gsc.tu...

Consultation hours

  • Monday, 13:30 to 15:00, starting on April 24th, ending on July 17th
  • No office hours on May 1st, May 22nd, and June 5th
  • Before April 24th and after July 17th please contact me via email to arrange an appointment

Curriculum Vitae

If you want to know more about me, please have a look here.

Open Positions

At the moment, there is one open scholarship within the DFG priority program Non-smooth and Complementarity-based Distributed Parameter Systems: Simulation and Hierarchical Optimization under my supervision. Details on our project multi-leader-follower games in function space can be found here. In case you are interested, please email me an application including the relevant documents mentioned in the advertisement. 


Lectures and Seminars

In the current term I am teaching the classes below. Detailed information on my teaching in previous and upcoming terms can be found here.

  • Nonsmooth Optimization (2+1, in German or English, for Bachelor and Master): A lecture on solution methods for nonsmooth programs such as semismooth Newton's method or subgradient and cutting plane methods. Important results from nonsmooth analysis will be recalled and illustrated on examples. After registering for the course in TUCaN you can find more information and all material in moodle.

My lecture notes from previous classes can be downloaded here:

Bachelor and Master Theses

  • If you are interested in writing your bachelor thesis under my supervision, please have a look here.
  • If you are interested in writing your master thesis under my supervision, please have a look here

For Schools

To show pupils how versatile mathematics can be and where it is used in our everyday life, the department of mathematics has created the program Math on Demand. Members of the department offer presentations and classes on a wide range of topics from mathematics. Interested schools can book these for individual classes or bigger groups. The presentations are either held at the school or the pupils can visit us at the department.

Within this program, I offer the following presentations:

For a complete list of all presentations or a booking please visit Math on Demand.


Research Interests

  • Mathematical Programs with Complementarity Constraints or Vanishing Constraints 
  • Mathematical Programs with Cardinality Constraints and Sparse Optimization
  • Generalized Nash Games and Hierarchical Games
  • Applications thereof, e.g. Contest Design Problems, Truss Design and Computation Offloading

Research Group

Latest Publications

Below are some of my latest publications and preprints. For a complete list of all my publications please have a look here.

  • M. Branda, M. Červinka, and A. Schwartz: Sparse robust portfolio optimization via NLP regularizationsResearch Report, 2017 (Preprint)
  • M. Červinka, C. Kanzow, and A. Schwartz: Constraint Qualifications and Optimality Conditions of Cardinality-Constrained Optimization Problems, Mathematical Programming 160, p. 353-377, 2016 ( JournalPreprint)
  • O. Burdakov, C. Kanzow, and A. Schwartz: Mathematical Programs with Cardinality Constraints: Reformulation by Complementarity-type Constraints and a Regularization Method, SIAM Journal on Optimization 26, p. 397-425, 2016 ( JournalPreprint)

Upcoming Presentations

This year I am giving presentations at the following conferences and workshops. A complete list of all my past scientific presentations can be found here.

  • Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Marianska, 02/2017
  • SIAM Conference on Optimization, Vancouver, 05/2017
  • 15th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, Montreal, 07/2017
  • 11th International Conference on Parametric Optimization and Related Topics, Prag, 09/2017
  • 18th French-German-Italian Conference on Optimization, Paderborn, 09/2017


Technische Universität Darmstadt

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Dolivostraße 15
D-64293 Darmstadt

Phone+49 6151/16-24401    or
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