Klaus Glashoff's Curriculum Vitae 

Education  
1971:  Diploma (Mathematics), University of Hamburg, Germany 
1972:  Ph.D. (Mathematics), University of Hamburg 
1976:  Habilitation (Mathematics), Technical University Darmstadt 
Teaching Experience 

19721976:  Assistant, Technical University Darmstadt 
19762001:  Professor of Applied Mathematics, Hamburg University Teaching subjects: Applied Mathematics (Optimization, Algorithms, Computer Algebra), Mathematical Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics. 
20032004:  Lecturer in Philosophy (Ancient Logic), Univ. of Hamburg 
Seminar on "Modern Interpretation of Ancient Indian Logic"  
Seminar on "The Logic of Leibniz  between Scholastic and Modern Logic"  
2008:  Numata Scholarship ("Formalization of ancient Buddhist Logic"), Ryokoku University, Kyoto, Japan 
Areas of Competence 

a)  Applied Mathematics (optimization);Theory of Algorithms; Mathematical Logic; 
b)  Formal Aspects of Ancient Indian and Greek Logic; Leibniz' Logic; History and Philosophy of modern Logic 
Language Abilities 

Good reading, writing and speaking knowledge of English  
Good reading and fair speaking abilities in Italian  
Knowledge of Latin and Ancient Greek. Reading and some speaking abilities in Sanskrit. 

Publications and presentations 

Books:  Linear Optimization and Approximation (with S.A. Gustafson), Vol. 45 of Applied mathematical Sciences, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1983. German original published in 1978; translation into Chinese 1988. 
Proceedings:  Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Equations: Proceedings, Bremen, 1980 (Saxon House Studies) E L Allgower, Universitat Bremen Forschungsschwerpunkt Dynamische Systeme, W Blaschke Gesellschaft, Klaus Glashoff, Heinz Otto Peitgen. Springer. 01 February, 1982. 
Articles:  Some 30 Articles on Applied Mathematics; in addition "Das Rad der Gründe  Der Hetucakradamaru von Dignaga". Mitt. Math. Ges. Hamburg,2001 
After my retirement as full professor of Mathematics in 2001, I started research in the field of "Formalisation of Ancient Logic". I am interested in the different possibilities and difficulties of employing modern formal methods for understanding and describing ancient formal logical systems. Using modern formalism in the discussion of ancient logics carries with it a lot of problems, because, contrary to what is often said, our formal systems are not the objective and timeindependent framework for every achievement within the world of ancient formal logic. My special interests cover Aristotelian Logic, medieval Indian Logic (Dignaaga). and Beginning Modern Logic (Leibniz). 

Articles:  1. On Leibniz' Characteristic Numbers. Studia Leibnitiana, 2004 
2. On Stanislaw Schayer's Research on Nyaaya. J. of Indian Philosophy, 2004  
3. Using Formulas for the Interpretation of Ancient Indian logic. HORIN  Comparative Studies in Japanese Culture, 11, 2005  
4. Problems of transcribing aavinaabhava into predicate logic. Fourth International Dharmakirti Conference, August 2005.  
5. Aristotelian Syntax from a ComputationalCombinatorical Point of View. Journal of Logic and Computation 2005 15(6):949973  
6. Zur Übersetzung der Aristotelischen Logik in die Prädikatenlogik. ALGORISMUS  Studien zur Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften. Hrsg. Menso Folkerts. ISBN 3936905150, Heft 53, 2006  
7. On Negation in Leibniz' System of Characteristic numbers. To appear.  
Book review:  In Bull. Symb. Logic: "Handbook on the History of Logic". Dov M. Gabbay and J. Woods (Eds.) ,Vol. 1: Greek, Indian and Arabic Logic. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2004. 
Internet projects:  Computational Syllogistics: www.aristotelianlogic.glashoff.net Spoken Sanskrit Dictionary: www.spokensanskrit.de 
Other professional activities 

VicePresident of the University of Hamburg, 1980  1982. Special areas of activity:
Continuing education and organisation of cooperation between University and Industry. 

Implementation and organization of a Distant Learning Project for beginners in Mathematics (1980, coordinated by DIFF, Deutsches Institut für Fernstudien) 

Cooperation with Siemens AG
in the field of Optimizing of mathematical methods in automatic chipdesign (various projects). 

Founder and CEO of Mikro Partner GmbH (scope: IT education and software development) 1984  1990 

Concept, implementation, and organization of a Continuing Education Program
in Mathematics for Engineers (with Prof. C. P. Ortlieb), University of Hamburg 

Concept, implementation, and organization of a Continuing Education Program in Buddhist Studies (with Prof. L. Schmithausen), University of Hamburg.  
Other activities 

Since 2006:  President of the chariable organisation Direct Donation 