Enrique Zuazua

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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 (Spain)
Department of Mathematics. UAM, Madrid (Spain)

Enrique Zuazua Iriondo (Eibar, Basque Country – Spain, 1961) holds the FAU DCN-AvH, the Chair for Dynamics, Control, Machine Learning and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the Department of Mathematics at FAU, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) where he has been awarded with an ERC Advanced Grant (2.5M EUR) for his project “Control for Deep and Federated Learning” (CoDeFel) in the coming years (2024-2028). He is the Director of Deusto CCM – Chair of Computational Mathematics at Deusto Foundation, University of Deusto – Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) where he led the ERC “DyCon: Dynamic Control” project (2016-2022). Since 2001 he is a Professor of Applied Mathematics of the Department of Mathematics at UAM – Autonomous University of Madrid.


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Education & Impact

His fields of expertise in the area of Applied Mathematics cover topics related with Partial Differential Equations, Systems Control and Machine Learning, led to some fruitful collaboration in different industrial sectors such as the optimal shape design in aeronautics and the management of electrical and water distribution networks.

With an important high impact on his work (h-index = 73), he has mentored a significant number of postdoctoral researchers and coached a wide network of Science managers.

He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of the Basque Country, and a dual PhD 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 Complutense University of Madrid, to later move to UAM in 2001.



He has been awarded the Euskadi (Basque Country) Prize for Science and Technology (2006) and the Spanish National Julio Rey Pastor Prize (2007) in Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology and the Advanced Grants by the European Research Council (ERC) NUMERIWAVES (2010), DyCon (2016) and CoDeFel (2022).

He is an Honorary member of the of Academia Europaea and Jakiunde, the Basque Academy of Sciences, Letters and Humanities, Doctor Honoris Causa from the Université de Lorraine in France and Ambassador of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany.

He was an invited speaker at ICM2006 in the section on Control and Optimisation.

From 1999-2002 he was the first Scientific Manager of the Panel for Mathematics within the Spanish National Research Plan and from 2008-2012 he was the Founding Scientific Director of the BCAM – Basque Center for Applied Mathematics.

He is also a member of the Scientific Council if a number of international research institutions such as the CERFACS in Toulouse, France and member of the Editorial Board in some of the leading journals in Applied Mathematics and Control Theory.

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(Photo Prof. Zuazua and AvH Professorship: Humboldt-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer)