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.

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.

Azahar mongeAzahar Monge holds 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.

Thibault LiardThibault 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.

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 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

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.

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.