**Present PhD students**

**Hyesung Im**

PhD student in Mathematics, Maxwell Institute and Heriot Watt University Edinburgh

Research on:

*Stochastic particle optimization methods and applications to machine learning*(MAC-MIGs project)

second supervisor A-L. Haji-Ali

Domenico Caparello

Domenico Caparello

PhD student in Mathematics, University of Nice and University of Ferrara

Research on:

*High-order and hybrid domain decomposition methods for hyperbolic and Boltzmann equations, plasma physics*(DataHyking)

joint supervision with T. Rey

**Sara Veneruso**

PhD student in Mathematics, University of Aachen and University of Ferrara

Research on:

*Analysis and numerical methods of consensus-based optimization techniques, second order methods, hybrid micro-macro methods for global optimization*(DataHyking)

joint supervision with M. Herty

Frederic Blondeel

Frederic Blondeel

PhD student in Mathematics, University of Ferrara and University of Leuven

Research on:

*Robust consensus-based optimization for machine learning, parallel tempering in stochastic particle systems, metaheuristics*(DataHyking)

joint supervision with G. Samaey

Theresa Koefler

PhD student in Mathematics, University of Ferrara and University of Kaiserslautern

Research on:

*Advanced discretization methods for hyperbolic and kinetic equations with moving boundaries, plasma physics, low Mach limit*(DataHyking)

joint supervision with A. Klar and G. Dimarco

**Abu Safyan Ali**

PhD student in Mathematics, University of Ferrara

Research on: S

*ocio-epidemiological modelling and simulation, physics informed neural networks (PINN)*

joint supervision with G. Dimarco

**Jonathan Franceschi**

PhD. student in Computational Mathematics, University of Pavia

Research on:

*Computational social sciences, fake-news, learning dynamics, social networks*

joint supervision with M. Zanella

**Former PhD students**

**Giacomo Borghi**

PhD in Mathematics, University of Aachen 2024 and University of Parma 2024.

Thesis:

*Mean-field theory for consensus-based optimization and extensions to constrained and multi-objective problems,*joint supervision with M. Herty2024-2026 Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship PDRA at Heriot Watt University Edinburgh

**Sara Grassi**

PhD. in Mathematics, University of Parma 2023

Thesis:

*Swarm and consensus based methods for global optimization: mean-field convergence and applications to machine learning*

PhD. Mathematics, University of Ferrara 2017

Thesis:

Thesis:

*Boltzmann–type and mean–field modeling of social dynamics: numerics, control, uncertainty quantification*(Winner of Nicolò Copernico Award 2018 and Anile Prize 2019)
2018-2019 Assistant Professor A at Politecnico di Torino

2019-2022 Assistant Professor B with tenure at University of Pavia

2019-2022 Assistant Professor B with tenure at University of Pavia

2022-today Associate Professor at University of Pavia

PhD. Mathematics, University of Ferrara 2014

Thesis:

2017-2020 Assistant Professor A at University of Verona

2020-2022 Assistant Professor B with tenure at University of Verona

**Giacomo Albi**PhD. Mathematics, University of Ferrara 2014

Thesis:

*Kinetic approximation, stability and control of collective behavior in self-organized systems*(Winner of Nicolò Copernico Award 2014 and UMI-INDAM-SIMAI Prize 2017)2017-2020 Assistant Professor A at University of Verona

2020-2022 Assistant Professor B with tenure at University of Verona

2022-today Associate Professor at University of Verona

Ph.D. Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Ferrara 2013

Thesis:

Research:

Ph.D. Engineering Sciences, University of Ferrara 2009

Thesis:

Ph.D. Engineering Sciences, University of Ferrara 2008

Thesis:

2010-13 Maître de Conférences en Mathématiques, University of Toulouse, France

2014-2021 Associate Professor at University of Ferrara

**Dario Maldarella**Ph.D. Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Ferrara 2013

Thesis:

*Microscopic and kinetic models in financial markets*Research:

*Mathematical finance, agent-based models, kinetic models, Monte Carlo methods***Piero Foscari**Ph.D. Engineering Sciences, University of Ferrara 2009

Thesis:

*Stochastic and Deterministic Simulation Techniques for Traffic and Economy***Giacomo Dimarco**Ph.D. Engineering Sciences, University of Ferrara 2008

Thesis:

*Modeling and Numerical Methods for Multiscale Hyperbolic and Kinetic Equations*(Winner of INDAM-SIMAI Prize 2008)2010-13 Maître de Conférences en Mathématiques, University of Toulouse, France

2014-2021 Associate Professor at University of Ferrara

2022-today Full Professor at University of Ferrara

Ph.D. Engineering Sciences, University of Ferrara 2006

Thesis:

Ph.D. Engineering Sciences, University of Ferrara 2006

Thesis:

Thesis:

*Modelling and numerical methods for some problem of interest for the environment***Stefano Trazzi**Ph.D. Engineering Sciences, University of Ferrara 2006

Thesis:

*Efficient Monte Carlo methods for the Boltzmann equation*