Dr. Hans Joachim Ferreau

Angestellt, Head of Optimization Technology, Embotech AG

Zürich, Switzerland


analytical and creative mindset to tackle novel te
application-driven research on real-time optimizat
plenty of experience in working in multi-disciplin


Professional experience for Hans Joachim Ferreau

  • Current 2 years and 8 months, since Oct 2020

    Head of Optimization Technology

    Embotech AG

  • 9 months, Jan 2020 - Sep 2020

    Senior Expert Optimization

    Embotech AG

    Customer project lead and developer for Embotech's core software product.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jul 2018 - Dec 2019

    Principal Scientist

    ABB Switzerland Ltd.

  • 3 years and 9 months, Oct 2014 - Jun 2018

    Senior Scientist

    ABB Switzerland Ltd.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Aug 2012 - Sep 2014


    ABB Switzerland Ltd.

  • 1 year, Apr 2008 - Mar 2009

    Industrial research project

    IPCOS N.V.

    Integration of quadratic programming solver qpOASES (http://www.qpOASES.org) into the INCA MPC software for applications in the process industry

  • 6 months, Jul 2008 - Dec 2008

    Industrial research project

    Hoerbiger Control Systems AB

    Integration, documentation and validation of quadratic programming solver qpOASES (http://www.qpOASES.org) into embedded controller hardware for engine control

  • 1 year, Jul 2005 - Jun 2006

    Student assistant

    University of Heidelberg, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing

    Active participation in the European project PREDIMOT (Predictive Control of Combustion Engines), jointly with groups from Milan, Linz, Stuttgart and Heidelberg

  • 2 months, Mar 2006 - Apr 2006


    Robert Bosch GmbH

    Simulation and development of semi-active suspension control strategies for passenger cars

  • 3 months, Jul 2005 - Sep 2005


    Robert Bosch GmbH

    Simulation and development of active suspension control strategies for passenger cars

  • 1 year and 10 months, Oct 2003 - Jul 2005

    Student assistant

    University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

    Supervisor of several tutorial groups for first year students (linear algebra and analysis, altogether four semesters)

Educational background for Hans Joachim Ferreau

  • 10 months, Oct 2011 - Jul 2012

    Postdoctoral researcher on numerical methods for real-time optimization

    KU Leuven, Belgium

  • 4 years and 7 months, Apr 2007 - Oct 2011

    Numerical Optimization / Electrical Engineering

    KU Leuven, Belgium

    Topic: Model Predictive Control Algorithms for Applications with Millisecond Timescales

  • 5 years, Apr 2002 - Mar 2007

    Mathematics and Computer Science

    University of Heidelberg, Germany

    Title of thesis: An Online Active Set Strategy for Fast Solution of Parametric Quadratic Programs with Applications to Predictive Engine Control


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Dutch


  • French



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