Plenary Speakers

At Compumag 2019, we will have the honour to welcome the plenary speakers below.


Prof. Francisco Chinesta 🇫🇷

ENSAM ParisTech

Talk: From Data-based engineered models to Model-based engineered data

Bio: Francisco Chinesta is currently full Professor of computational physics at ENSAM ParisTech (Paris, France). He was (2008-2012) AIRBUS Group chair professor and since 2013 he is ESI Group chair professor on advanced modeling and simulation of materials, structures, processes and systems. He is honorary fellow of the “Institut Universitaire de France”, Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. He received many scientific national and international awards. He is author of 300 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and more than 600 contributions in conferences. He is president of the French association of computational mechanics (CSMA), president of the AFM CST, representative of IUTAM at CODATA (International Science Council) and director of the CNRS research group (GdR) on model order reduction techniques for engineering sciences. He is editor and associate editor of many journals.




Prof. Raffaele Albanese 🇮🇹

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and Consorzio CREATE

Talk: The DTT project: a necessary step for the energy of the future and a challenge for the present numerical electromagnetism. Models, approaches, solutions and open questions. 

Bio: Raffaele Albanese received the degree in aeronautical engineering (magna cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Univ. Napoli, Italy, in 1982 and 1987, respectively. He was a member of the NET Team in Germany from 1983 to 1986. From 1986 to 1994, he was at the Univ. Salerno, Italy. From 1994 to 2006, he was a Full Professor at the Univ. Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, where he served as the Head of the DIMET Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Since 2006, he has been a Full Professor in electrical engineering at Univ. Napoli Federico II, Italy. He collaborated to the design of ITER from 1989 and in 1997 he was visiting scientist at the ITER JCT (Naka, Japan). He is a Scientific Consultant of the CREATE Consortium, Italy, where he also was an Administrator from 1992 to 2016. He is a member of the International Compumag Society. He was the Secretary of COMPUMAG-Sorrento, Italy, 1991, and he was the Chairman of E'NDE, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 1997. His current research interests are in nuclear fusion, computational electromagnetics, and plasma engineering. He has been the coordinator of research contracts or projects with various institutions including Rolls Royce Group, CNR, ENEA, EURATOM, F4E (mostly in the field of nuclear fusion). He was the Project Manager of Joint European Torus Tokamak EP2 Project “Plasma Control Upgrade—Task 1.” He has been the Project Leader of EUROfusion Work Package WPDTT2 "Definition and design of the Divertor Tokamak Test facility" from 2013 to 2017. He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the DTT 




Prof. Yvon Maday 🇫🇷

Sorbonne University

Talk: Mixing data and reduced models for rapid predictions and control

Bio: Yvon Maday is full professor at Sorbonne University, Jacques-Louis Lions Laboratory (Paris, France) since October 1989. His main research topics concern mathematical analysis, numerical analysis, design of new numerical methods and new algorithms for solving PDE’s, applications to mechanics, physics, medicine, biology, and chemistry. From 2004 to 2018, he spent 15 years as a visiting professor at Brown University, Division of Applied Maths (USA). He is currently Senior member of Institut Universitaire de France and president of the INRIA evaluation Committee, and has also been the chairman of many institutions, such as Jacques-Louis Lions Laboratory and the "Institut Fédératif de Mathématiques". He has been president, and next president of the scientific committee, of the "Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics". Yvon Maday has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences in 2003. He received the Jacques-Louis Lions of the Academy of Sciences in 2009. He has developped many collaborations between the academic mathematical world and industrial research in the fields of modeling, simulation, optimization and data sciences, and was awarded by the ATOS-Joseph Fourier Prize in 2018. He has supervised more than 40 PhD students, and is the author of 6 books and more than 200 scientific papers.