Graduation Ceremony in Winter 2022

Feast with due farewell

9 December 2022 15:00 – 23:00
Mathematics graduates at the ceremony in Summer 2019.

Mathematics graduates at the ceremony in Summer 2019.

The TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology warmly invites you to the graduation ceremony of our successful graduates in mathematics. We look forward to a celebration with farewell, musical accompaniment and delicious food. 

The graduation ceremony in the winter semester 2022 takes place:

on December 9, 2022, at 16:00

in the MI Friedrich L. Bauer lecture hall 00.02.001.

Please register by December 1, 2022, at Graduation Ceremony.

Program of the Graduation Ceremony 

15:00 | Check-in in the Magistrale

16:00 | MI Friedrich L. Bauer lecture hall 

  • Music
    Wonderful Life - Norah Jones
  • Moderation 
    Prof. Rudi Zagst, Academic Program Director Mathematics
  • Welcomeg 
    Prof. Michael Ulbrich, Head of Department Mathematics
  • Keynote speech: Why do the simplest methods often yield the best solutions? 
    Prof. Felix Krahmer
  • Presentation of the graduates and awarding of certificates: Bachelor
    Dr. Kathrin Ruf
  • Music
    Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Break

17:30 | MI Friedrich L. Bauer lecture hall

  • Music
    Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
  • Presentation of the Hurwitz Society: Alumni Association and Prize Foundation
    Dr. Frank Hofmaier 
  • Presentation of the graduates and awarding of certificates: Master 
    Prof. Gregor Kemper
  • Awarding "Goldener Zirkel": Teaching Awards of the Mathematics Student Council
    Nouri Alexander Hilscher, Nico Friedrich
  • Presentation of the graduates and awarding of certificates: Promotion
    Prof. Matthias Scherer
  • Graduates speech: Sarah Pabst
  • Music
    I Feel It Coming - The Weekend

18:45 | Magistrale

Dinner together

until 21:00 | Family and group photos

until 22:00 | Bar

23:00 | End

Music and professional photos

The musicians Annika Lange (vocals) and Lola Arriola (guitar) will accompany the ceremony and create a festive mood.

All guests can have professional photos taken free of charge. The photographer is Andreas Heddergott. You will be notified by e-mail as soon as these photos are available.

Keynote speech: Why do the simplest methods often yield the best solutions?

Prof. Felix Krahmer

The bias of derivatives and how it helps in modern data science

Keynote speech by Prof. Felix Krahmer

A natural way of getting down a mountain quickly is to follow the direction of the steepest slope. It was already noted by Cauchy in the 19th century that this approach directly translates into a strategy to minimize mathematical quantities, the so-called gradient descent algorithm. Even today, this strategy is behind many automatic tasks in our daily lives, for example when a streaming service recommends a movie or a smartphone enhances an image. In this talk, we will introduce you to some recent mathematical advances that give first indications on why it works so well.