M. Sc. Martin Pfeifer

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Campus Süd
    Institut für Regelungs- und Steuerungssysteme
    Geb. 11.20 (Engler-Villa)
    Kaiserstr. 12
    D-76131 Karlsruhe

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1988 in Heidelberg. In 2008, start of studies of electrical engineering and information technology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In 2012, bachelor’s thesis at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBT) on the heart rate’s influence to the repolarization of the human heart. Conferral of the Research Student Award for the bachelor’s thesis. Then, master’s studies of electrical engineering and information technology at KIT with a specialization in systems theory, control technology, and signal processing. Research into the analysis of time series using methods of financial mathematics. Supervision of various courses. Practical activities at the ABB Corporate Research Center in Ladenburg. In 2014, master’s thesis at the Institute of Control Systems (IRS) on guaranteed state estimation of non-linear systems. Receipt of the Graduate Award of the SEW-EURODRIVE Foundation.
From 2015 to 2020 research assistant at the IRS. Doctorate on the automated model generation and observer design for interconnected systems. Since 2021 leader of the research group on networked energy systems.
Private interests: Viticulture, music and sports


Digital Twins for Energy Systems

In my research, I develop methods for digital twins of energy systems. For this purpose, I marry physical-based methods (e.g. port-Hamiltonian systems) with data-based methods (e.g. artificial neural networks). The newly developed approaches scale with the system size and therewith make the enormous complexity of energy systems manageable.

If you are interested in a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis, please feel free to contact me. New theses will follow soon.


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