The first call for applications for the new edition of the PhD Program in Mathematics UC|UP (starting September 2019) will be open during January 02, 2019 - February 04, 2019
The prize Eng. António de Almeida for the best doctoral thesis defended at FCUP in the years 2015 to 2017 in the areas of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science was awarded to Célia Borlido for her thesis "The word problem and some reducibility properties for pseudo- varieties of the form DRH", supervised by Prof. Jorge Almeida within the scope of PIUDM.
Optimization, Computational Mathematics
University of Coimbra
Institution: Rice University, USA
Luis Nunes Vicente is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He obtained his PhD from Rice University, TX in 1996 under a Fulbright scholarship and was among the three finalists of the 94-96 A. W. Tucker Prize of the Mathematical Optimization Society.
He held visiting positions at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and the IMA/University of Minnesota in 2002/2003 and at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences/NYU and CERFACS in 2009/2010. He has been visiting Chercheur Senior of the Fondation de Coopération Sciences et Technologies pour l'Aéronautique et l'Espace (Réseau Thématique de Recherche Avancée) since 2010.
His research interests include the development and analysis of numerical methods for large-scale nonlinear programming, sparse optimization, PDE constrained optimization problems, and derivative-free optimization problems, and applications in computational sciences, engineering, and finance. His research has been supported by the European Union, the European Space Agency, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), and the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (AdI).
L. N. Vicente is a co-author of the book Introduction to Derivative-Free Optimization, MPS-SIAM Series on Optimization, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2009.
He is a member of several editorial boards including SIAM Journal on Optimization, EURO Journal on Computational Optimization, and Optimization Methods and Software. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Portugaliae Mathematica, the Portuguese Mathematical research journal published by the European Mathematical Society.
He has given a number of plenary lectures in reputed society/serial conferences (13th French-German Conf. Optim., VII Brazilian Workshop on Continuous Optim., 8th EUROPT, ICCOPT III, Journées de l'Optimisation - Montréal, 5th Sino-Japanese Optim. Meeting, 43rd Annual Conf. of Italian OR Society, 3rd EUCCO, 26th IFIP TC 7 / 2013).
He has participated in several boards, councils, and prize committees (Mathematical Optimization Society Council, various SIAM Activity Group on Optimization committees, Direction of UT Austin | Portugal Program, CIM-Portugal Scientific Council, various FCT scholarship/grant panels).