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Short CV

Brigitte Forster studied mathematics and electrical engineering at Technische Universität München TUM and Université de Metz (France). She graduated in 1998 with distinction and received her diploma in mathematics. In her diploma thesis she considered spline wavelet bases in Sobolev spaces to solve partial differential equations.

After her graduation, she joined the graduate program Applied Algorithmic Mathematics at TUM. In 2001 she obtained her Dr. rer. nat. with "summa cum laude". The subject of her dissertation was nonharmonic Fourier series for signal analysis. Both her diploma and her doctoral thesis were awarded by the Hurwitz-Gesellschaft in 1999 and 2001 respectively.

After that, Brigitte Forster was postdoctoral researcher at the graduate program and guest researcher at the Institute for Biomathematics and Biometry IBB at the GSF Research Center for Environment and Health, Neuherberg. She there worked on sampling theorems with nodes in the complex plane and complex integral transforms for signal analysis.

In 2002 she received a grant from the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina and joined the Biomedical Imaging Group at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland. She there worked on the construction of complex wavelets for signal and image analysis. From October 2003 to October 2004 she was Marie-Curie-fellow in the Research Training Network Harmonic Analysis and Statistics for Signal and Image Processing HASSIP funded by the European Commission. In September 2004 she received the Max Anliker Memorial Poster Award at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering.

In November 2004 Brigitte Forster was nominated for the position of a Juniorprofessor at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at TUM. She accepted the position.

In addition, from October 2005 to Sept. 2009, Brigitte Forster was Team Leader of her Marie-Curie-Excellence-Team "MAMEBIA - Mathematical Methods in Biological Image Analysis" at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. The project was funded by the European Commission.

Brigitte Forster is now Juniorprofessor for Mathematical Modelling in Biomedical Engineering at TUM. In her research she is concerned with complex analysis and approximation theory as well as their application in biomedical engineering.

Brigitte Forster is married and has two children.