Oliver Weeger is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he leads the Cyber-Physical Simulation group. He obtained his diploma in Techno-Mathematics from TU Munich in 2011 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from TU Kaiserslautern in 2015. Prior to joining TU Darmstadt in 2019, he had been working at the Singapore University of Technology and Design as a Postdoctoral Researcher and project leader with the SUTD Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre (2015-2019) and as an Assistant Professor with the Information Systems Technology and Design Pillar (2018-2019).
Prof. Weeger’s research focuses on the development of accurate, efficient, flexible, and robust computational methods and data-driven modeling approaches that enable to exploit the potentials of advanced manufacturing technologies in engineering applications. In particular, a strong focus lies on the development of physics-enhanced machine learning methods, in which neural networks are augmented or informed with physical or mathematical model requirements as an inductive bias. Such physics-enhanced formulations combine the flexibility of neural networks with a solid physical foundation that improves accuracy and generalization capabilities and reduces network sizes and data requirements. At the Cyber-Physical Simulation group, they are successfully applied for the multiscale and multiphysics modeling of advanced functional materials and 3D printed metamaterials, as well as for the (reduced-order) modeling and identification of dynamic systems. To learn more, feel free to reach out to Prof. Weeger.