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.

Leontine NkambaLeontine Nkamba got her PhD in Mathematics from University of Lorraine (France) and University of Gaston Berger (Senegal). Her thesis was Modelling of Imperfect Vaccine and Robustness of Basic Reproduction Rate. Her research areas are applied mathematics and scientific computation and mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. She is actually deputy director of National Advanced School of Posts, Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technologies (SUP’PTIC) and senior lecturer at University of Yaoundé I. Leontine has been awarded a research placement by the program Science by Woman promoted by Women for Africa Foundation in collaboration with Diputación Foral de Bizkaia. This research will be carried out in the Chair of Computational Mathematics of Deustotech-Deusto Foundation during 2018.

Yacouba SIMPOREYacouba SIMPORE is an Associate Professor at the Université Ouaga 1 Professeur Joseph Ki Zerbo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where he obtained his PhD in Optimal Control in 2016. He will be visiting the Chair of Computational Mathematics of DeustoTech during 3 months within the Senior Visitor Program of the ERC Advanced Grant DyCon-Dynamic Control.

OMRANE AbdennebiOMRANE Abdennebi is an Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Université de Guyane(French Guiana, France). He obtained his Master’s degree DEA of Pure Mathematics at Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis(Nice, France). In the same university, he also got his PhD in Applied Mathematics, with the thesis ‘Error estimates for scalar multidimensional conservation laws and Study of boundary conditions’. He will be visiting the Chair of Computational Mathematics of DeustoTech for a month within the Senior Visitor Program of the ERC Advanced Grant DyCon-Dynamic Control.

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.

Alejandro CunilleraAlejandro Cunillera is a PhD Student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master’s Degree in Physics of Complex Systems at IFISC, Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos (CSIC-UIB). Currently, he is studying for a PhD in Control Theory under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

Miguel NuñezMiguel Nuñez is a PhD Student at University of the Basque Country. He earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is about to finish a PhD in Mathematics at the same university, working in Control Theory to parabolic equations (Navier Stoker, Boussinesq, Ladyzhenskaya-Smagorinsky), hyberbolic equations (wave) and heat equations with non-local non linearities. Currently he is studying for a PhD in Control Theory under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

Domènec RuizDomènec Ruiz is a PhD Student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He earned a BSc in Mathematics and a BSc in Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Later he earned and a MSc in Applied Mathematics in an Erasmus Mundus program between the Università degli Studi dell’Aquila (UAQ) and Universität Hamburg (UH). His master thesis was about asymptotic analysis and control of kinetic Cucker-Smale models. Currently, he is studying for a PhD in Control Theory under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

Internships

Charlotte RodriguezCharlotte Rodriguez is a PhD Student at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany. She finished her Master studies in Mathematics (Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Probability) at the University of Bordeaux in 2018. Since then she has been working in Mathematical network modelling of nonlinear fluid structure interaction, model reduction and uncertainty quantification (Part of Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN ConFlex) under the supervision of Prof Gunter Leugering. She will be in Bilbao for a 2 month internship under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua, working in Control theory.

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.

Sergio Pascual Sergio Pascual is the Web Manager in DyCon: Dynamic Control, the Advanced Research Project funded by the European Research Council(ERC). He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in the University of the Basque Country in Software Engineering in 2017. He has worked as an intern in Dominion Global(Bilbao, Spain) and Meemo-Tec(Graz, Austria), developing hibrid web applications. Currently he is studying for a Master’s Degree in Web Engineering in the International University of La Rioja.

Jesus Oroya Jesus Oroya is the Software Expert in DyCon: Dynamic Control, the Advanced Research Project funded by the European Research Council(ERC). He got a BSc in Physics from the University of the Basque Country, specializing in physical simulation. He has worked at CIC Nanogune for the company SIMUNE, looking for a method of optimization of atomic bases for calculations of electronic structure in the SIESTA code. In 2017, he worked at Accenture, managing and analyzing databases. He has also developed business applications for Liberty Seguros. Currently he is studying a MSc in Computational Engineering and Intelligent Systems in the University of the Basque Country.