Prof. Boris Vexler



Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Vexler’s (b. 1977) research area is the numerical analysis of problems described with partial differential equations (PDEs). The focus of this work is on developing and analyzing efficient numerical algorithms to solve optimization problems with PDEs.

Prof. Vexler studied at Lomonosov University in Moscow and the University of Heidelberg. He obtained his doctorate at Heidelberg in 2004 and his lecturer qualification at the University of Graz in 2008. Prior to his appointment at TUM, he worked at the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics in Linz, which is part of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


  • Nominierung als Finalrundenteilnehmer beim ECCOMAS-Preis für die beste Dissertation (2005)
  • Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis, Cambridge, 2. Platz (2004)

Key Publications (alle Publikationen)

Meidner D, Vexler B: “A priori error estimates for space-time finite element approximation of parabolic optimal control problems I/II”.  SIAM J. Control Optim. 2008; 47(3): 1150-1177, 1301-1329.


Griesbaum A, Kaltenbacher B, Vexler B: “Efficient computation of the Tikhonov regularization parameter by goal oriented adaptive discretization”. Inverse Problems. 2008; 24(2).


Meidner D, Vexler B: “Adaptive space-time finite element methods for parabolic optimization problems”. SIAM J. Control Optim. 2007; 46(1): 116-142.


Becker R, Vexler B: “Optimal control of the convection-diffusion equation using stabilized finite element methods”. Numer. Math. 2007; 106(3): 349-367.


Becker R, Vexler B: “A posteriori error estimation for finite element discretization of parameter identification problems”. Numer. Math. 2004; 96(3): 435-459.