Ariane Fazeny

PhD Student

Ariane is originally from Austria and studied Mathematics and Economics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg with a focus on mixed integer optimization and game theory. In her Bachelor thesis she developed a mixed integer program for solving an integrated fleet and crew assignment problem in air traffic, and for her Master thesis she introduced new definitions and generalized existing definitions for gradient, adjoint, and p-Laplacian operators on hypergraphs.

During her studies Ariane started working as a software engineer for Siemens Mobility in Erlangen, where she is still part of the validation of powertrain technology and brake control systems department. After finishing her Master’s degree in 2022, she started her PhD at the SFB Transregio 154 subproject C06, which is funded by the German Research Foundation and aims at utilizing Wasserstein type metrics for the analysis and optimization of gas networks.

Besides her area of research, Ariane is also very interested in cryptography, space travel, fusion power, and any type of optimization challenge.


Academic career


Since 2022 Doctoral Researcher at SFB Transregio 154
(Mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization using the example of gas networks)
Since 2022 Software Engineer for Siemens Mobility
(Powertrain technology and brake control systems for trains)
2020-2022 Master of Science Mathematics and Economics at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
2017-2020 Bachelor of Science Mathematics and Economics at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
2015-2017 Summer Intern at GeoGebra JKU Linz


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