Biographical Note of Professor Annalisa BUFFA

Professor Annalisa Buffa received her degree in Computer Science in 1996 and her PhD in Mathematics in 2000. She obtained a research position at the CNR Institute IMATI (Italy) in 2001. She became Research Director in 2004 and led the Institute from 2013 to 2016. In September 2016, she joined the Mathematics Department at EPFL (Switzerland) as Full Professor in 2016.

In 2008 she was granted an ERC StG, she received the ICIAM Collatz Prize in 2015 and was awarded an ERC AdG in 2016. She was invited/plenary speaker at a number of international conferences, section speaker as International Congress of Mathematicians (2014, Seoul, Korea), and plenary speaker at ICIAM (Beijing, China, 2015). She is member of the Academia Europaea.

Her work is focused on the numerical analysis of partial differential equations and her contributions span from functional analysis to algorithmic aspects and parallel computing.