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:

Permanent 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.

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.

PhD Students

Dario PighinDario Pighin is a PhD Student. 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.

Aitziber IbañezAitziber Ibáñez is a PhD student. 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). Currently, she is working on her PhD in the area of Control Theory, under the joint supervision of Professor Enrique Zuazua.

José LorenzoJosé Vicente Lorenzo is a PhD student. 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

Cesare MolinariCésare Molinari is PhD student in Applied Mathematics at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Valparaíso, Chile). His scientific interests are related to numerical algorithms for maximal monotone variational inequalities and convex non-differentiable optimization. In this context, his research is 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. Currently, he is doing an internship in Control Theory under the joint 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).