Gunnar Carlsson


Gunnar E. Carlsson is an American mathematician, working in algebraic topology. He is known for his work on the Segal conjecture, and for his work on applied algebraic topology, especially topological data analysis. He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at Stanford University. He is the founder and president of the predictive technology company Ayasdi. His work within topology could be read at this link.

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Pierre Gentine


Pierre Gentine is an Associate Professor in the department of Earth and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is an Investigator in the Columbia Water Center and a director of the Graduate Program in Earth and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Gentine investigates the continental hydrologic cycle though land-atmosphere interaction, boundary layer turbulence, convection, ecohydrology and remote sensing.

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Rafal Weron

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Rafal Weron is Professor of Management Science and Head of the Department of Operations Research and Business Intelligence at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. He is one of the leading world experts on energy forecasting and is periodically engaged as a consultant to financial, energy and software engineering companies. Details on current projects and publications are available on Rafal’s website.

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Joost Batenburg

Leiden University

Joost Batenburg pioneered the field of discrete tomography, developing the first large-scale reconstruction methods. 

His current research focuses on creating a real-time tomography pipeline. Details on current projects, publications and professional acitvities are available on the CWI website.

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Martin Hanke-Bourgeois

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Most of the research performed by Prof. Martin Hanke-Bourgeois deals with inverse problems, an active area with important applications in medicine and natural and engineering sciences. 

Fields of interest include: inverse and ill-posed problems;  electrical impedance tomography;  numerical linear algebra. 

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Irene Fonseca

Carnegie Mellon University

Irene Maria Quintanilha Coelho da Fonseca is a Portuguese-American applied mathematician, the Mellon College of Science Professor of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, where she directs the Center for Nonlinear Analysis. Current research interests, publications and related activities can be accessed via the CMU website.

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Gitta Kutyniok

LMU Munich

Gitta Kutyniok is a German applied mathematician known for her research in harmonic analysis, compressed sensing, and image processing. She held positions of Einstein Professor of Mathematics and a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. She is the first AI professor at LMU Munich, starting her new position from 01.10.2020.

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