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Expert in Applied Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations, Systems Control and Numerical Analysis
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Enrique Zuazua (Eibar, Basque Country – Spain, 1961) holds an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the Friedrich–Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen–Nürnberg (Germany). He is also the Director of the Chair of Computational Mathematics at Deusto Foundation, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (Basque Country-Spain) where he led the research team funded by the ERC – European Research Council Advanced Grant "DyCon: Dynamic Control" (2016-2022). He is also a Professor of Applied Mathematics since 2001 in the Department of Mathematics of the UAM - Autonomous University of Madrid where he holds a Strategic Chair. His fields of expertise in the area of Applied Mathematics cover topics related with Partial Differential Equations, Systems Control and Numerical Analysis. His work in the interface between Control Systems Theory and Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing has led to some fruitful collaboration with different industrial sectors such as the optimal shape design in aeronautics and the management of electrical and water distribution networks.

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  • Dual PhD degree (1987 and 1988). “Université Pierre et Marie Curie”, Paris, France
  • Bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of the Basque Country, Spain


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Lipschitz dependence of the coefficients on the resolvent and greedy approximation for scalar elliptic problems

Choulli M., Zuazua E. Lipschitz dependence of the coefficients on the resolvent and greedy approximation for scalar elliptic problems C ...

Numerical hypocoercivity for the Kolmogorov equation

Porretta A., Zuazua E. Numerical hypocoercivity for the Kolmogorov equation APPL MATH COMPUT, AMS. Vol. 86. No. 303 (2017), pp ...


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  • CoDeFeL: Control and Deep and Federated Learning. ERC Advanced Grant 2022. Funding: 2.5M Euros. IP: Enrique Zuazua (2024 - 2028)
  • DTN MoD ConFlex: Modelling and control of flexible structures interacting with fluids. HORIZON TMA MSCA. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral-Training-Network. IP: Enrique Zuazua (2023 - Current)
  • BaCaTeC. Endowing Artificial Intelligence with Control-Theoretic Guarantees: Data-Based Optimization in Real Time for Dynamic Systems. High-Tech Research between Bavaria and California (2021 – Current)
  • Chair for Dynamics, Control and Numerics (Formerly know as Applied Analysis) Humboldt Professorship, FAU – Alexander von Humboldt Universität (Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) – Current
  • ConFlex. Researching the control of flexible structures and fluid structure interactions. PI: George Weiss, H2020-MSCA-ITN Programme (January 2017 – December 2021)
  • CONVADP – ELKARTEK – Basque Government (March 2020 – December 2021)
  • H2020-694126 – ERC DyCon – Funded by ERC Advanced Grant 15 (October 2016 – September 2022)
  • COSNET. Control and Stability of AC/DC hybrid electrical networks. PI: Enrique Zuazua
  • MTM2017-82996-C2-1-R – Funded by MINECO (January 2018 – December 2020)
  • ICON -Interactions of Control, Partial Differential Equations and Numerics ANR-Francia, ANR-2016-ACHN-0014-01 (June 2016 – June 2020)
  • Road2DC. New Tools for the Design and Control of Hybrid ac/dc Distribution Networks. PI: Jon Andoni Barrena, Elkartek Programme (January 2018 – December 2019)
  • Methods for numerical simulation and control of environmental flows platforms. PI: Miguel Escobedo, MTM2014-52347 – Funded by MINECO (January 2015 – December 2017)
  • Dynamics, Control and Numerics of Fractional Partial Differential Equations. PI: M. Warma, FA9550-15-1-0027, AFOSR – Universidad de Puerto Rico (December 2014 – November 2017)
  • Interplay Between Continuous-Time and Discrete-Time Optimal Control Problems. PI: E. Trélat, FA9550-14-1-0214 EOARD-AFOSR – UPMC, Paris (July 2014 – June 2017)
  • COPI. Control y problemas inversos. PI: E. Fernández Cara, MTM2015-70444-REDT – Excellence Network, University of Sevilla (December 2015 – December 2017)
  • NUMERIWAVES, FP7-246775 – Funded by ERC Advanced Grant 09 (February 2010 – January 2015)
  • MTM2011-29306-C02-00, Funded by MICINN – From: 01/01/2012 to 31/12/2015
  • FP7-295217-HPC-GA, Funded by REA_PEOPLE, IRSES (October 2011 – October 2014)
  • PI2010-04, Funded by Basque Government (May 2010 – December 2012)
  • MTM2008-03541, Funded by MICINN (January 2009 – December 2011)
  • MTM2005-00714, Funded by MEC (January 2006 -December 2008)
  • BFM2002-03345 – Funded by MCYT – From: 01/01/2003 to 31/12/2005
  • GDRE CONEDP Control of Partial Differential Equations (January 2010 – December 2014)
  • OPTPDE - Optimization with PDE Constraints, European Science Foundation (October 2008 – October 2013)
  • Diseño óptimo aeronáutico mediante técnicas novedosas. DOMINO, Funded by MEC (2006 – 2009)

Enrique Zuazua  holds an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the Friedrich–Alexander University (FAU), Erlangen–Nürnberg (Germany).

On January 3rd., 2020 he awarded the Txopitea eta Pakea, the maximum recognition of the city of Eibar, Basque Country - Spain.

With over 200 articles published, his work has had an important impact (h-index = 33) and he was recognized as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by the ISI Institute (Thomson) in 2004, also he has supervised 24 PhD students and over 25 postdoctoral researchers.

He has been awarded the Euskadi (Basque Country) Prize for Science and Technology 2006 and the National Julio Rey Pastor Prize 2007 in Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology and the Advanced Grants of the European research Council (ERC) NUMERIWAVES in 2010 and DyCon in 2016.

He is an Honorary Member of the of Academia Europaea and Jakiunde, the Basque Academy of Sciences, Letters and Humanities, Visiting Professor of the Laboratoire Jacques­Louis Lions of the “Université Pierre et Marie Curie” in Paris and Sichuan University in Chengdu­China and Doctor Honoris Causa from the “Université de Lorraine” in France, France, Member and Ambassador of the Friedrisch­Alexandre University in Erlangen­-Nurenberg, Germany.

From 1999 to 2002 he was the first Scientific Manager of the Panel for Mathematics within the Spanish National Research Plan. From 2008­ to 2012 he was the Founding Scientific Director of the BCAM ­ Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, where he was the leader of the research group on “PDE, Control and Numerics”, until 2015, in his condition of Distinguished Ikerbasque Professor.

Also available at my Deusto Profile