Curriculum Vitae of Christoph Koutschan

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Personal Data
Full name    Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Inf. Dr. Christoph Bernhard Koutschan
Date of birth12.12.1978
Place of birthDillingen an der Donau, Germany
Marital statusMarried, two children
Address Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Altenberger Straße 69
A-4040 Linz
Phone+43 732 2468 5254
Education and Work Experience
2017 Habilitation in Mathematics
2012 –  Research scientist in the Symbolic Computation group at the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), Linz, Austria
2011 – 2012 Postdoc position at Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), MSR-INRIA Joint Centre, Orsay, France
2010 – 2011 Postdoc position at the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Linz, Austria
2009 – 2010 Postdoc position at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
2009 PhD thesis: Advanced Applications of the Holonomic Systems Approach (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Paule)
2005 – 2009 PhD studies in symbolic computation at RISC, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
2005 Master thesis ("Diplomarbeit"): Regular Languages and Their Generating Functions: The Inverse Problem (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Strehl)
2004 Student research project ("Studienarbeit"): Concept and Realization of a User Adaptive System of Musical Agents for Composing Simple Melodies (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Herbert Stoyan)
2001 – 2005 Advanced studies (main subject: theoretical computer science, minor subject: mathematics)
1999 – 2001 Basic studies (minor subject: numerical mathematics)
1999 – 2005 Undergraduate studies in computer science at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
1998 – 1999 Civil service in the church of Meeder, Germany
1989 – 1998 High school Gymnasium Casimirianum in Coburg, Germany (foreign languages: Latin (7 years), English (7 years), French (3 years), main subjects ("Leistungskurse"): mathematics, biology)
1985 – 1989 Elementary school in Grub am Forst, Germany
Career-Related Activities
2023 – editorial board member of the Journal of Difference Equations and Applications
2022 – steering committee member for OPSFA
2022 program committee member at ISSAC
2022 program committee member at FPSAC
2021 session organizer at ACA (together with Hao Du and Ali Uncu)
2020 – editorial board member of the Journal of Symbolic Computation
2020 session organizer and program committee member at ICMS 2020
2020 guest editor for Integral Transforms and Special Functions
2020 program committee member at ISSAC
2019 – editorial board member of Annals of Combinatorics
2019 – member and treasurer of the work council of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2019 organizer of the conference OPSFA15
2019 program committee member at FPSAC
2018 program committee member at SYNASC
2018 session organizer at ICMS
2017 program committee member at DART8
2017 guest editor for Mathematics in Computer Science
2017 program committee member at ISSAC
2017 session organizer at ACA (Jerusalem)
2016 – employee representative at RICAM
2016 session organizer at the Workshop on Symbolic Computation and Algebraic Statistics (Kyoto)
2016 session organizer at the International Congress on Mathematical Software (Berlin)
2016 poster committee member at ISSAC
2016 – contribute to the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS)
2016 – member of DMV and ÖMG
2015 – reviewer for Zentralblatt MATH and Mathematical Reviews
2015 co-organizer (with I. Georgieva, C. Hofreither, V. Pillwein, R. Uluchev) of the Workshop on Approximation Theory, CAGD, Numerical Analysis, and Symbolic Computation (Linz, Austria)
2015 co-organizer (with H. Hauser, G. Rond) of the Workshop on Approximation and Combinatorics (CIRM, Luminy, France)
2008 – 2009 help with conference organization (ISSAC 2008, ACA 2008, FPSAC 2009)
2007 – 2009 conduct one-week workshops for high school students
2006 –  help with administration of RISC (library, image archive)
2021 Applications of Computer Algebra Early Researcher Award (ACA-ERA)
2016 David P. Robbins Prize of the American Mathematical Society (together with M. Kauers and D. Zeilberger)
2016 Distinguished Software Presentation Award at ISSAC
Third-Party Funding
2023 – 2027 Efficient Algorithms for Guessing, Inequalities, and Summation (project part of FWF International Cooperation Project I\,6130-N, 92,106 EUR)
2020 – 2023 Security and Safety for Shared Artificial Intelligence (project part of FFG COMET-K2 centre, 210,000 EUR)
2017 – 2021 Certificate-free Summation and Integration (SFB project part F 5011-N15, 345,539 EUR)
2016 – 2018 Algebraic Statistics and Symbolic Computation (FWF stand-alone project P 29467-N32, 155,904 EUR)
2015 Joachim Schöberl, Christoph Koutschan, Peter Paule: Verfahren, Vorrichtung und Computerprogrammprodukt zur Bestimmung eines elektromagnetischen Nahfeldes einer Feldanregungsquelle eines elektrischen Systems (Method, device and computer program product for determining an electromagnetic near field of a field excitation source for an electrical system), European Patent EP2378444, US patent US8868382.
List of publications
List of talks given at conferences and seminars
List of lectures and exercises
List of software projects
Personal Interests
2005 –  Member of the choir "pro musica"
2004 – 2005 Studies of the Arabic language and participating in a one-month language course in Lebanon
2003Degree "C-Prüfung" for organists
2002 – 2005 Member of the Academic Choir of the University of Erlangen
2002 Participant of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)
1999 – 2005 Various journeys to many different countries, mainly in Asia, Latin America, Europe
1998Scholarship of Coburger Convent
1998Degree "D-Prüfung" for organists
Since 1994Regular organ playing in church services
1992 – 2005Lessons in church organ
1986 – 1992Piano lessons