Awards and Distinctions

Awards and Distinctions

ICREA ACADEMIA awardees 

The ICREA Academia program was launched in 2008 with the aim of promoting and rewarding the research excellence of professors at public universities in Catalonia. Thus, the program contributes to intensify the research carried out by university professors who are in a totally active and expansive phase of their research career.

Winners of the ICREA Academy award receive a research grant over a period of five years.

UPC Professor Víctor Rotger distinguished with an ICREA ACADEMIA award 2019.

Professor Rotger, researcher of the Theory of Numbers (TN) group at the UPC, will allocate the grant to investigate how to obtain new results on the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture (one of the seven millennium problems raised by Clay Math. Institute).

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UPC Professor Tere M-Seara distinguished with an ICREA ACADEMIA  award 2018.

Tere M-Seara works in Dynamical Systems, in analytical tools to study their global dynamics. She has stability results: conditions to guarantee that the orbits remain in some compact set, but mainly instability ones  also known as Arnold diffusion. Her works developed two tools which have been widely used in the area of Arnold Diffusion: the study of normally hyperbolic invariant manifolds and the theory of the “scatering map”.

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UPC Professor Marcel Guardia distinguished with an ICREA ACADEMIA  award 2018.

Marcel Guardia’s research is focused on the dynamics of Hamiltonian systems focusing on the unstable and chaotic motions these systems may possess. He has worked in Celestial Mechanics, where he has studied different type of behaviors such oscillatory motions, drift along resonances, stochastic behavior, non-integrability, Smale horseshoes, etc.

He also works in Hamiltonian Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) such as the nonlinear Schrödinger equation, which can be seen as infinite dimensional Hamiltonian systems. In these models he studies transfer of energy behaviors and also different homoclinic phenomena (solitons, breathers).

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UPC Professor Eva Miranda distinguished with an ICREA ACADEMIA award 2016. 

Prof. Miranda (Chair d’ExcellenceFSCMParis 2016) is focused on symplectic and Poisson geometry, and their interactions with dynamical systems. She co-leads the Geometry and Dynamical Systems Laboratory (UPC) along with Professor Amadeu Delshams.

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UPC Professor Irene Arias distinguished with an ICREA ACADEMIA award 2016.

Prof. Arias (ERC StartingGrant 2015) focuses her research on mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of electromechanical materials, including piezo-, iron workers and flexo-electrics, to design and optimize new materials and devices.

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UPC Professor Petia Radeva distinguished with an ICREA ACADEMIA award 2015.

Petia Radeva’s research interests are on Development of learning-based approaches (specially, deep learning) for computer vision, and their application to health. Currently, she is involved on projects that study the application of wearable cameras and life-logging, to extract visual diary of individuals to be used for memory reinforcement of patients with mental diseases (e.g. Mild cognitive impairment). Moreover, she is exploring how to extract semantically meaningful events that characterise lifestyle and healthy habits of people from egocentric data. Other projects she is involved are: Machine learning tools for large scale object recognition, Food analysis by Computer Vision, Evaluation of intestinal motility by wireless endoscopy, Tissue characterisation and plaque analysis in carotid images, Automatic stent detection in IVUS, etc. She has h-index of 33 (Google Academic), with 1138 citations publishing 95 JCR articles and 232 international scientific publications.

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OTHER AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

Eva Miranda from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya has been awarded a Research Chair from the Fondation de Sciences Mathématiques de Paris.

The Research Chair allows outstanding foreign scientists to be hosted in one or several laboratories affiliated to the Foundation. Applications in all fields of mathematical sciences are eligible.

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