Dr Thomas Vogt



Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20839
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


I received a Master's degree (2015) in Mathematics from the University of Bonn. My PhD studies (2020, with distinction) at the Institute of Mathematics and Image Computing (MIC) of the University of Lübeck were concerned with convex relaxation methods for variational image processing techniques with applications in medical imaging.

Since I joined PIK in November 2019, I do event-based modeling of global socio-economic impacts of climate change. My main focus is on hazard-specific (e.g., tropical cyclones, crop failures) damage functions.

  • Economics of climate change: long-term impacts of natural disasters.
  • Event-based modeling of global socio-economic impacts of climate change.
  • Hazard-specific (e.g., tropical cyclones, crop failure) damage functions.
  • Computational economics and (climate) econometrics.

  • Vogt, Haase, Bednarski, Lellmann: On the Connection between Dynamical Optimal Transport and Functional Lifting. Submitted (2020). Preprint
  • Vogt: Measure-Valued Variational Models with Applications in Image Processing. PhD thesis (2020). Download
  • Vogt, Strekalovskiy, Cremers, Lellmann: Lifting methods for manifold-valued variational problems. In: Grohs, Holler, Weinmann (eds.): Handbook of Variational Methods for Nonlinear Geometric Data. pp. 95-119 (2020). Preprint DOI
  • Vogt, Lellmann: Functional Liftings of Vectorial Variational Problems with Laplacian Regularization. In: Proc SSVM 2019, 559-571 (2019). Preprint DOI
  • Vogt, Lellmann: Measure-Valued Variational Models with Applications to Diffusion-Weighted Imaging. J Math Imaging Vis 60(9), 1482–1502 (2018). Preprint DOI
  • Vogt, Lellmann: An Optimal Transport-Based Restoration Method for Q-Ball Imaging. In: Proc SSVM 2017, 271-282 (2017). DOI