Cecilia Pagliantini

Postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Computational Mathematics and Simulation Science, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Cecilia Pagliantini received her Master’s degree in Mathematical Modelling in Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. In 2012, she joined the Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, as a doctoral student and defended her PhD thesis in 2016.  In 2017, she worked in T-5 Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, as a short-term postdoc. Since October 2017 she holds a postdoctoral researcher position at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland.

Her research is focused on the development and analysis of numerical discretizations of differential equations able to preserve at the discrete level the geometric structure and the physical properties of the continuum problem. These include numerical schemes for transport phenomena based on finite element exterior calculus and discrete differential forms, geometric integrators, reduced basis methods for dynamical systems on symplectic and Poisson manifolds. She is also interested in robust numerical methods and efficient solvers for fluid and kinetic plasma models, and for problems arising in computational electromagnetism.