Klaus Glashoff's Curriculum Vitae

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

Research and teaching activities (see Wikipedia (in German))
1972-1976: Assistant, Technical University Darmstadt
1976-2001: Professor of Applied Mathematics, Hamburg University Teaching subjects: Applied Mathematics (Optimization, Algorithms, Computer Algebra), Mathematical Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics.
2003-2004: Lecturer in Philosophy (Ancient Logic), Univ. of Hamburg
Seminars on "Modern Interpretation of Ancient Indian Logic" and "The Logic of Leibniz - between Scholastic and Modern Logic"
2008: Numata Scholarship ("Formalization of ancient Buddhist Logic"), Ryokoku University, Kyoto, Japan
2012-2017: Member of a European Research Council research group at the University of Lugano with the topic "COMET - foundations of COmputational similarity geoMETtry", led by Michael Bronstein.

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
c) Pattern recognition in computational geometry

Language Abilities
Good reading, writing and speaking knowledge of English
Good reading and fair speaking abilities in Italian
Basic knowledge of Latin, Ancient Greek and Sanskrit.

Publications (selection)
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 10 articles about computational geometry and shape matching

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 time-independent 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 Computational-Combinatorical Point of View. Journal of Logic and Computation 2005 15(6):949-973
6. Zur Übersetzung der Aristotelischen Logik in die Prädikatenlogik. ALGORISMUS - Studien zur Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften. Hrsg. Menso Folkerts. ISBN 3-936905-15-0, 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 project: Sanskrit-English Dictionary: https://learnsanskrit.cc

Other professional activities
-Vice-President 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 chip-design (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 (merged with noon.ch in 2013.)