Enrique Zuazua

Prof. Dr. DhC. Enrique Zuazua
Dual PhD in Mathematics – University of the Basque Country & Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Head of FAU DCN-AvH . Chair for Dynamics, Control, Machine Learning and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.
FAU MoD member/spokesperson

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Cauerstraße 11. 91058. Erlangen (Germany) +49 9131 85 67 135 | +49 9131 85 67 133

Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Control, Machine Learning, Data Sciences

AvH Professor    FAU Ambassador

Secondary affiliations: DeustoCCM, Chair of Computational Mathematics. University of Deusto/Deusto Foundation, Bilbao – Basque Country | Department of Mathematics. UAM, Madrid (Spain)

Enrique Zuazua (Eibar, Basque Country – Spain, https://dcn.nat.fau.eu/zuazua/) holds, since September 2019, the Chair for Dynamics, Control, Machine Learning and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the Department of Mathematics of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany and part-time appointments at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and Fundación Deusto, Bilbao. He is also a member of the Basque Academy “Jakiunde”, Fellow of the Artificial Intelligence Industry Academy (AIIA) and of the Academia of Europaea, and cooperates with the artificial intelligence company Sherpa AI in Bilbao.


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Education & Impact

He holds a degree in Mathematics (1984) from the University of the Basque Country, and a dual Ph.D. degree from the same university (1987) and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (1988). In 1990 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, to later move to UAM in 2001.


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, DyCon in 2016 and CoDeFeL in 2022. In 2022 he was awarded the W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize of SIAM. He was invited section speaker in “Control and Optimization” in ICM2006, Madrid.

With over 300 articles published, his work has an important impact (h-index = 49). He has supervised 30 PhD students and a broad network of master students, post-doctoral researchers and research and management technicians.

His fields of expertise in the broad area of Applied Mathematics include Partial Differential Equations, Systems Control and Numerical Analysis and Machine Learning.

He is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journals “Mathematical Control and Related Fields” and “Advances in Continuous and Discrete Models” and member of the editorial committee of other Journals and of scientific committees of various centers and agencies.

He was the first Manager for Mathematics of the Spanish National Research Plan in 1999-2002, the Founding Scientific Director of the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) in 2008-2012 and in 2016 he launched the Chair of Computational Mathematics at the Deusto Foundation, both in Bilbao. Since 2021 he is the speaker of the FAU Research Center for Mathematics of Data (MoD).
He also develops an intense dissemination agenda, gathered at https://cmc.deusto.eus/enzuazua/.

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