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Computer Vision Group
TUM Department of Informatics
Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich



Seminar: Data Assimilation

Seminar for computer science master students (IN2107).


Data assimilation is the process of fitting dynamical systems (physical models) to observational data. As such, these algorithms are a key component in numerical weather prediction systems, which are used, for example, at the ECMWF. We will understand the problem statement and evaluate several solution strategies. Every student will be assigned one particular data assimilation algorithm to implement on a toy model and present to the group.

After an initial meeting, the seminar will be held as a one week block seminar in the middle of the semester. We will choose time slots that don't conflict with other classes.


  • Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
  • Time: 1pm
  • Location: Online, Zoom-Link and password are provided in the TUM Online description of this seminar; you need to be logged in to see this
Initial meeting
  • Date: tba, in the first week of the semester's lecture period
  • Time: tba
  • In this meeting, we will distribute topics.
  • Registration is done via the TUM matching platform
  • Attendance in the seminar sessions is mandatory
  • Preference is given to students with a pertinent background in relevant fields of applied mathematics (Linear Algebra, Analysis, Numerical Optimization, Probability/Stats) and experience with scientific programming in Python (numpy, scipy).
  • Important: When registering at the TUM matching platform, please also send an email to DA-seminar@vision.in.tum.de in which you write your full name, matriculation number and where you state and prove prior exposure to these topics, e.g., with a transcript of records, prior course projects etc..
Block Seminar Week
  • We will hold a block seminar in the middle of the seminar, times tba
  • This way the seminar does not conflict with the exam period and we will avoid conflicts with other lectures.
  • All talks are held in English.
Final Report

Final reports should be written in LaTeX. A template will be provided.

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