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 past members:

Visiting Professors

Jerome LoheacJérôme Lohéac is a Senior Scientific Researcher at the Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes, a scientific institution linked to the CNRS in France. His fields of research are: Swimming of microorganisms; Time optimal control for PDEs; Optimal control of finite dimensional systems with state constraints; Controllability of parameter-dependent systems.

Sorin MicuSorin Micu is Professor at the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Craiova, Romania. His main research directions are: Control and stabilization, Partial derivative equations and Numerical analysis. The main purpose of his research activity is to show that innovative mathematical reasoning can lead to new perspectives on the studied phenomena and a deeper understanding of more and more complex physical models. His most important scientific contributions include the study of complex systems that couples vibrations of different natures (the so-called hybrid systems) in terms of their spectral properties, controllability, stabilization and existence of periodic solutions.

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.

Alejandro B. AcevesAlejandro B. Aceves is Professor of Applied Mathematics and Department Chair at the Southern Methodist University. His research interests are related to Nonlinear Optics and Nonlinear Wave Propagation. Namely he is working now on modeling of nonlinear optical pulse propagation in waveguide gratings, code development to solve Maxwell’s equations in nonlinear dielectrics, noise effect due to manufacturing imperfections in the problem of light localization in nonlinear fiber arrays, modeling of intense laser light propagation in air, studying the spread of diseases, and the effect of thermal baths in dimers and oscillator chains.

OMRANE AbdennebiOMRANE Abdennebi is a 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.

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 was 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 was 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 was carried out in the Chair of Computational Mathematics of Deustotech-Deusto Foundation during 2018.

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.

Postdoctoral Researchers

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

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. He holded a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua.

Ana NavarroAna Navarro is a PhD. She held a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua (UAM 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.

Swann MARXSwann MARX got his PhD in GIPSA-lab (Grenoble, France) under the supervision of Christophe Prieur and Vincent Andrieu. During the PhD he focused on the stabilization of PDEs whose control is subject to some amplitude constraints. Currently he is a post-doctoral researcher at LAAS-CNRS (Toulouse, France), working on polynomial optimization applied to nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs and he will be doing an internship in the DyCon project, under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua.

Azahar mongeAzahar Monge held a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua (UAM and DeustoTech). Before that, she earned her PhD in Numerical Analysis at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Lund University (Sweden) under the supervision of Prof. Philipp Birken. Her thesis was focused on the numerical aspects around the partitioned approach for the simulation of time-dependent thermal fluid-structure interaction. Earlier, she was awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to participate in the MSc programme MATHMODS (Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications). Her main research interests are domain decomposition methods, coupled problems, PDEs and time adaptive multirate time integration methods.

Debayan MaityDebayan Maity holds a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua (UAM and DeustoTech). Before that, he was a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Institut de Mathématiques de BordeauxI under the supervision of Prof. Marius Tucsnak. His main research interests are the fluid-solid interaction problems and the control of partial differential equations, namely fluid motions, population dynamics models, etc.

Sebastian ZamoranoSebastian Zamorano is a PhD. Currently he holds a Postdoctoral position at the University of Santiago of Chile funded by FONDECYT (Chile) Postdoctoral Grant. His current research interests are related to the analysis of inverse problems and control theory for Partial and Fractional Differential Equations.

PhD Students

Aitziber IbañezAitziber Ibáñez was a PhD student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in June 2009. She studied Master’s degree in Computational Engineering and Intelligent Systems, also in (UPV/EHU).

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.

Alejandro CunilleraAlejandro Cunillera was 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).

Miguel NuñezMiguel Nuñez is a PhD. He was also studying a second PhD 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 recently finished a PhD in Mathematics at the same university and under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua, working in Control Theory to parabolic equations (Navier Stoker, Boussinesq, Ladyzhenskaya-Smagorinsky), hyberbolic equations (wave) and heat equations with non-local non linearities.

Internships

Michael SchusterMichael Schuster was 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 was working with the controlabillity of hyperbolical systems and optimization with probabilistic constraints. He was in Bilbao for a 3 month internship under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

Yuhua ZhuYuhua Zhu was a Ph.D student in Department of Mathematics at University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin-USA). Her interests lied in computational mathematics and uncertainty quantification.

Cesare MolinariCésare Molinari was PhD student in Applied Mathematics at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Valparaíso, Chile). His scientific interests were related to numerical algorithms for maximal monotone variational inequalities and convex non-differentiable optimization. In this context, his research was focused on the design of the algorithms, on the analysis of the asymptotic properties and of the rate of convergence. This theory finds natural applications in sparse optimal control of PDE and reconstruction of images. He was doing an internship in Control Theory under the joint supervision of professor Enrique Zuazua.

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

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 was in Bilbao for a 2 month internship under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua, working in Control theory.

Xinliang LiuXinliang Liu is a PhD Student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. In the same university, he finished his Master studies in Applied Mathematics in 2017, with the thesis ‘A variational framework to identify optimal approximation basis and its application to integral equation’. Hee was in Bilbao for a 2 month internship under the supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua, working in Control theory.

Mohammed Nor FRIOUIMohammed Nor FRIOUI is a PhD Student at Abou Bekr Belkaid University of Tlemcen, Algeria. He obtained a scholarship at the Autonomous university of Madrid in the framework of the Erasmus program for a research and training intensification with Professor Enrique Zuazua from march to july 2019.

Salem NafiriSalem Nafiri is a PhD. Currently he is an assistant professor at the Hassania School for Public Works at Casablanca Morocco. His PhD were focused on the stability of thermoelastic systems and their approximation. His current research interests are related to the stability of some Coupled Partial Differential Equations and to their numerical analysis. More informations can be found on his personal website.

Staff Members

Javier MartínJavier Martín was the Computational Technician at the research project funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant “DYCON: Dynamic Control”. He developed his career in the scope of the information technologies from his studies of engineering, passing through his activities as senior developer and systems analyst. He was vocational training teacher on information systems and applications.

Hector OlmedoHéctor Olmedo was the Computational Technician at the research project funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant “DYCON: Dynamic Control”. He 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).
Sergio PascualSergio Pascual was the Web Engineer 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.