Max Ehre, M.Sc.

Room: N3628

Phone: +49 89 289 25032


Office hours: by arrangement

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2017 | PhD student at the Engineering Risk Analysis Group, Technische Universität München
  • 2019 (Feb-Apr) | Visiting Researcher at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, UT Austin
  • 2014 - 2016 | M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zürich
  • 2010 - 2014 | B.Sc in Aerospace Engineering, Universität Stuttgart


  • Bayesian rare event updating in the presence of multi-type uncertainty
  • High-dimensional surrogate modelling techniques
  • Reliability sensitivity analysis


  • SS18-SS19: Lecturer for the course “Introduction to Data Analysis with MATLAB”, 2 ECTS, TUM
  • WS18/19: Teaching assistant for the lecture "Stochastic Finite Element Methods", 6 ECTS, TUM
  • WS17/18: Teaching assistant for the lecture "Stochastic Finite Element Methods I”, 3 ECTS, TUM
  • WS17/18: Teaching assistant for the lecture "Umweltmonitoring & Risikomanagement", 5 ECTS, TUM

Supervised theses/projects

  • Master thesis: Cesar Meyer-Christiani (2019) - Stochastic discounted cash flow analysis for valuation of a commercial real estate investment.
  • Study project: Juan Rodriguez (2019) - Quantitative chemical risk assessment of water reuse.
  • Master's thesis: Layla Assila (2018) - Stochastic modelling and uncertainty propagation for a class of hydraulic dam models; jointly with EDF, France
  • Study project: Tobias Zeh (2018) - Uncertainty Propagation in a Wind Turbine Model - Comparison of two polynomial-based meta-models
  • Master's thesis (jointly with the Chair of Structural Mechanics): Felix Schneider (2017) - Bayesian identification of cross laminated timber plates using surrogate models
  • Bachelor's thesis: Christoph Haderer (2017) - Extension and Parameter Studies of a 1-D SFEM Code with Random Fields



  • Reusing information in conditional reliability analysis. 3rd International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering (UNCECOMP), Crete, Greece, June 24-26.
  • Global sensitivity analysis in high dimensions with partial least squares-driven PCEs. 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13), Seoul, South Korea, May 29.
  • Efficient estimation of variance-based reliability sensitivities in the presence of multi-uncertainty. 19th working conference of the IFIP Working Group 7.5 on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems (IFIP 2018). Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Sequential Designs of PLS-based PCE Surrogates for Reliability Analysis. SIAM Conference on uncertainty quantification 2018 (SIAMUQ18). Garden Grove, California.
  • Efficient Conditional Reliability Updating with Sequential Importance Sampling. 89th GAMM Annual Meeting. Munich, Germany.
  • Bayesian updating of rare events with meta-model-based reliability methods. Frontiers of Uncertainty Quantification in Engineering 2017 (FrontUQ). Munich, Germany.