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

 

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 for the second time, after he stayed during 3 months for the first time 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 (UAM 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.

Dongnam KoDongnam Ko 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). Before that, he was a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Research Institute of Mathematics, Seoul National University, Korea. His main research interests are the emergent dynamics of coupled particle networks, the Stochastic particle-path analysis on mean-field models and the numerical methods on kinetic dynamics.

Thibault Liard
Thibault Liard holds a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua (UAM and DeustoTech). He earned his PhD in observation and control for some conservative systems under the supervision of Alain Haraux and Yannick Privat. His previous Postdoctoral positions were focused on the study of strongly coupled PDE/ODE systems where the PDE consists of a system of conservation laws and the ODE represents the trajectory of particles. Therefore, his main research interests are control theory, calculus of variations, hybrid PDE/ODE, scalar conservation laws with constraints and Wave-front tracking 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.

Carlos Esteve YagüeCarlos Esteve Yagüe holds a Postdoctoral position at the ERC Advanced Grant project DyCon under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Zuazua (UAM and DeustoTech). He earned his PhD in analysis of nonlinear parabolic partial differential equations under the supervision of Prof. Philippe Souplet (Université Paris 13). His main research interests are singularity formation for parabolic PDE, Hamilton-Jacobi equations, optimal control theory and differential games.

 

Visiting Postdoctoral Researchers

 

Sebastián ZamoranoSebastián 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. Specifically, his fields of research are: inverse problems for water waves, nonlocal equations, and fluid mechanics models; optimal control problems for PDEs and turnpike phenomenon; stabilization of PDEs and FDEs.

 

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.

Domènec Ruiz Domènec Ruiz-Balet 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

 

Idriss Mazari Idriss Mazari, a visiting member of the DyCon team, is currently a PhD student of Yannick Privat and Grégoire Nadin in Paris Sorbonne Université. His works focus on shape and parametric optimization for reaction-diffusion equations. His main focus is the understanding of the influence of spatial heterogeneity on population dynamics.He mainly studies existence theorems for non-linear shape optimization problems, or quantitative results regarding spectral optimization. For instance, he investigated the maximal population size problem or the optimal survival of species problem.

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 got her PhD in toxicology Napier University (Edinbourgh, Scotland). 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 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. 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.

Darlis Bracho Tudares
Darlis Bracho Tudares is the Web Manager in DyCon: Dynamic Control, the Advanced Research Project funded by the European Research Council(ERC). Software Engineer from the UCAB – Andrés Bello Catholic University (Caracas, 2006). She got her Master’s degrees in Internet Business, Digital Design & 3D Animation and Cisco CCNA Telecom & IT Essentials (Bilbao, 2011-2014). Darlis worked for the german corp Diebold-Nixdord and Eniac Corp. as Web Specialist (Caracas, 2006-2010). The last ten years she’s been collaborating with Research at the Cruces U. Hospital in Clinical trials and BioCruces Health Research Institute as Web Responsible (2010-2014), The Science Bridge (2018) and DeustoTech since 2018 focused on mobile-app development.
Her motto? Looking to humanize Technology!