Dr. Kerstin Hesse

  Location: Paderborn, Germany
  Current Post: Akademische Oberrätin,
Paderborn University,
Institute of Mathematics,
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics,
Warburger Straße 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany
  Personal Email: mathematik at hesse-kerstin.de
  Professional Email: kerstin.hesse at math.uni-paderborn.de
  Webpage: www.hesse-kerstin.de
  University Webpage: https://math.uni-paderborn.de/kerstin-hesse/

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August 2017 - present

“Akademische Oberrätin” at the Department of Mathematics, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany.


March 2013 - July 2017

“Akademische Rätin” at the Department of Mathematics, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany.


August 2011 - February 2013

Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASiM) at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leipzig, Germany.


September 2007 - June 2011

Lecturer in Mathematics (permanent faculty post with research, teaching, administration and the right to officially supervise doctoral/Ph.D. students) at the Department of Mathematics, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.


August 2002 - June 2007

Research Associate (postdoctoral position) in three research grants of the Australian Research Council at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Supervisors: Prof. Ian H. Sloan, A./Prof. Robert S. Womersley. Leave without pay from August 2005 to May 2006 for a research visit in the USA.

  August 2005 - May 2006

Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track, research and teaching) at the Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.


April 1999 - July 2002

“Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin” (Research Assistant) in two research grants at the Department of Mathematics, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, during my time as a doctoral student. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Willi Freeden.



October 2007 - August 2009

Participation in the master-level course “Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCertHE)” at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.


12 July 2002

“Dr. rer. nat.” in Mathematics with a doctoral thesis on the topic “Domain Decomposition Methods in Multiscale Geopotential Determination from SST and SGG”, supervised by Prof. Dr. Willi Freeden; mark/grade: “sehr gut” (very good = 1.0).


April 1999 - July 2002

Doctoral studies in mathematics at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.


18 December 1998

“Diplom in Mathematik” (“Diplom” in Mathematics), Diplomarbeit (“Diplom” Thesis) on the topic “Wachstumsverhalten von Lösungen der $\overline{partial}$-Gleichung auf Pseudo-Siegelgebieten” (Growth Behaviour of Solutions of the $\overline{\partial}$-Equation on Pseudo-Siegel-Domains), supervised by Prof. Dr. Ingo Lieb; mark/grade: “mit Auszeichnung bestanden” (graduated with distinction), average mark: 1.0.


October 1992 - December 1998

Undergraduate studies for a “Diplom” in mathematics with minor subject physics at the University of Bonn, Germany.

last updated: 30 May 2021