1. Katharina Jochemko, On the combinatorics of valuations
    (10/2011-12/2014, Hilda Geiringer Scholarship, BMS)
  2. Francesco Grande, On k-level matroids: geometry and combinatorics
    (10/2012-10/2015, PhD scholarship, MDS)
  3. Tobias Friedl, Double posets and real invariant varieties
    (10/2013-05/2017, partially funded by Discretization SFB)
  4. Sebastian Manecke (04/2017-)


  1. Laura Gellert, On Degree Sequences of Bidirected Graphs, September 2013, [paper]
  2. Philip Brinkmann, Minkowski Sums of Triangles and Colourful Configurations, September 2013 [paper]
  3. Thomas Stollin, The Brunn-Minkowski Inequality for Zonotopes, December 2014
  4. Christoph Peters, The Minkowski Theorem for Convex Caps and Discrete Optimal Transport, December 2014
  5. Leif Nauendorf, Schur-Horn orbitopes and zonoids, January 2015
  6. Christina Schulz, A Discrete Moment Problem on Lattice Polytopes, May 2015
  7. Paul Burkhoff, Lower Bounds on the rectangle covering number of hypersimplices, July 2015
  8. Tom Chappell, Twisted Prisms of Order Polytopes, December 2015, [paper]
  9. Giulia Codenotti, Kruskal-Katona and Macaulay theorems in a relative setting, Febuary 2016
  10. Martin Karl, On polynomial representation of derivative cones, January 2017, co-advised with Cordian Riener
  11. Florian Sadowski, The extension property for general and lattice polytopes, May 2017


  1. Kolja Junginger, Submodulare Funktionen in der Informationstheorie, August 2012
  2. Frauke Schmidt, On the lower bound theorem for convex polytopes, October 2013
  3. Katharina Mölter, Alternating-sign matrices, square ice, and the Yang-Baxter equation, January 2014
  4. Verena Harbich, Determinanten und Graphen - Das Lemma von Gessel-Viennot, July 2015
  5. Svenja Horn, Lovasz' Theta number and sums-of-squares, August 2016
  6. Aenne Benjes, Facets of incompatible double poset polytopes (tentative title), expected August 2017