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 Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia. This research will be carried out in the Chair of Computational Mathematics of Deustotech-Deusto Foundation during 2018.

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.

Víctor Hernández-SantamaríaVíctor Hernández-Santamaría earned his Ph.D. degree in the department of automatic control in CINVESTAV (Mexico), under the supervision of Luz de Teresa (Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM, México) and Alexander Poznyak (CINVESTAV). His research interests are related to control problems for coupled parabolic equations, especially, those arising in the insensitizing control and hierarchic control problems, both from a theoretical and numerical point of view. Currently he holds a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua.

Yubiao ZHANGYubiao ZHANG earned his Ph.D. degree in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University, P. R. China. His research interests are related to control problems. Currently he holds a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua.

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.

José LorenzoJosé Vicente Lorenzo is a PhD student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He finished his MSc Industrial Engineering at the University of Seville in 2014. He has worked at CERN in Superconducting Magnets group (Geneva, SWITZERLAND) and Spanish organism for Research in Energy and Environment CIEMAT. Currently, he is working on his PhD in the area of Control Theory, under the joint supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

Internships
Borjan GeshkovskiBorjan Geshkovski is a Master’s student in Mathematics at the University of Bordeaux. He is currently doing an internship on parabolic variational inequalities, optimal control of obstacles and free boundary problems under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

Michael SchusterMichael Schuster is a PhD student at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany. He finished his master studies in Industrial Mathematics in 2017 and since then he is working with the controlabillity of hyperbolical systems and optimization with probabilistic constraints. He is in Bilbao for a 3 month internship under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

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).