All big efforts and challenges need of a powerful human staff. In order to achieve the objectives of the projects in which the Chair of Computational Mathematics is involved a multidisciplinary team has been formed. Here you can see the people related to the Chair of Computational Mathematics as research members or as projects’ staff:

Research Team

Principal Investigator
ezuazuaEnrique Zuazua is the Director of the Chair of Computational Mathematics at DeustoTech Laboratory in the University of Deusto, Bilbao (Basque Country-Spain) where he leads the research team funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant “DYCON: Dynamic Control”. He is also a Professor of the Department of Mathematics Universidad Autónoma de Madrid where he holds a Chair in Applied Mathematics since 2001.

Visiting Professors
NoburuSakamotoNoboru Sakamoto received the B.Sc. degree in mathematics from Hokkaido University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from Nagoya University, in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. From 1996 until 2015, he held positions in the Graduate School of Engineering in Nagoya University. Currently, he is a Professor with the Science and Engineering of Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. He has held a visiting research position at University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2005 and 2006. He received the SICE Best Paper Prizes in 1997, 2006, 2008 and 2011 and SICE Kimura Prize in 20016. His research interests include nonlinear control theory, control of chaotic systems, dynamical system theory and control applications for aerospace engineering.

Martin LazarMartin Lazar is a Research professor at University of Dubrovnik, Croatia. His fields of research are: Control theory: Control of parameter dependent systems (greedy control, averaged control), optimal control of parabolic problems. Microlocal analysis: PDEs and homogenisation, velocity averaging, microlocal defect functionals (1-scale H-measures, semiclassical measures, H-distributions), and Geophysical fluid dynamics: analytical modelling in oceanography.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Umberto BiccariUmberto Biccari is a PhD. Currently he holds a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and DeustoTech). In the past, he collaborated within the ERC research project NUMERIWAVES. His current research interests are related to the analysis of Partial Differential Equations, in particular from the point of view of control theory. During the years of his PhD he has been concerned with the study of controllability properties of hyperbolic (waves), parabolic (heat) and dispersive (Schrödinger) PDEs, involving non-local terms, singular inverse-square potentials, variable degenerate coefficients or dynamical boundary conditions. At the moment, he is getting interested in non-local transport problems, derived from models of collection behaviour.

Ana NavarroAna Navarro is a PhD. Currently she holds a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and DeustoTech). Before that, she had a Predoctoral position at the Instituto Universitario de Matemática Multidisciplinar financed by the Universitat Politècnica de València. Her main research interest is the study from a probabilistic point of view of different problems based on differential equations (ordinary or partial) with uncertainty in its formulation. Now, she is concerned to connect her recent research with Control Theory.

PhD Students

Dario PighinDario Pighin is a PhD Student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He earned both the Bachelor’s Degree and the Master’s Degree in Mathematics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Rome 2). Master’s thesis is about the Turnpike Property in Optimal Control Theory. Currently, he is studying for his PhD in Control Theory, under the joint supervision of professor Enrique Zuazua.

Borjan GeshkovskiBorjan Geshkovski is a PhD Student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He earned a MSc in Mathematics at the University of Bordeaux, during which he did an internship on the topic ”Obstacle problems: theory and Applications” within the DyCon team. Currently, he is studying for a PhD in Control Theory under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

Internships

Hicham KouhkouhHicham Kouhkouh is a Master’s student in Optimization at the Paris-Sud University in Paris, France. He is in Bilbao for a 5 month internship under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

Staff Members

Miren Arretxe Miren Arretxe is the Administrative Project Manager at the research project funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant “DYCON: Dynamic Control”. She has developed most of her professional career on the environmental field covering different aspects such as the development of implementation methodology to comply with environmental regulatory procedures and simplification tools and expert assistance for European funding programs.

Hector OlmedoHéctor Olmedo is the Computational Technician at the research project funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant “DYCON: Dynamic Control”. He has developed his career in the scope of the information technologies from his studies of computer science in the Faculty of Engineering in the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Basque Country-Spain), passing through his activities in different companies. He earned his Ph.D. degree in the department of computer science in the University of Valladolid (Valladolid-Spain).