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Annalisa Buffa

Role: Research Director
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  • I am interested in all aspects of numerical analysis of partial differential equations. The keywords that characterize most my work are isogeometric analysis, fully compatible discretization of PDEs, linear and non linear elasticity, contact mechanics, integral equations on non-smooth manifolds, functional theory for Maxwell equations in non-smooth domains, finite element techniques for Maxwell equations, non-conforming domain decomposition methods, asymptotic analysis, stabilization techniques for finite element discretizations.

  • I got a degree in computer science in July 1996 and a PhD in mathematics in December 2000. I became researcher at the CNR institute IMATI in 2001, research director in 2004 (on leave since 2016), and professor at Ecole Polytehcnique Federale de Lausanne in 2016.

    I was awarded an ERC Starting grant in 2008 and an ERC Advanced grant in 2016. I am a member of Academia dei Lincei (corresponding) and of Academia Europea. I serve in several committes, including the Scientific board of the DIITET at CNR, and the structure committee for IMU 2022.

    I delivered several plenary lectures during the last years. Among others, I was invited speaker at AIMS (2018), ICIAM (2015), at ICM (Seoul, section 15) in 2014, at GAMM (2014), at MAFELAP (2013) and at ECCOMAS (2012 and 2017, semi plenary).