Professor Assyr Abdulle

Professor Assyr Abdulle

Director of the chair

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Director of the Institute of Mathematics

Director of the CSE Master

Biographical Statement

Assyr Abdulle is full Professor (“Professeur ordinaire”) of Mathematics at EPFL and holds the Chair of Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis (ANMC) at the Mathematics Institute of Computational Science and Engineering (MATHICSE). He obtained a professional degree in music and violin (Geneva Conservatory) in 1993 and earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Geneva in 2001.

Previous Employment

  • Princeton University (Post-Doc 2001-2002)
  • ETH Zurich (Research Associate 2002-2003)
  • University of Basel (Assistant Professor in Mathematics 2003-2006)
  • University of Edinburgh (Lecturer (2007) and Associate Professor (2008))


Editorial activities

  • Associate editor of the Journal of Multiscale Modelling (2017- )
  • Associate editor of the Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo (2017 – )
  • Associate editor of the Journal Scientific Computing (2015- )
  • Associate editor of the Journal of Elliptic and Parabolic Equation (2014- )
  • Associate editor of ESAIM: Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis (2013- )
  • Associate editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (2012- )
  • Associate editor of the Journal of Computational Mathematics (2007- )

Preprints and Publications

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Recent published books and book chapters

Numerical Mathematics and Advanced applications – Enumath 2013. Proceedings of ENUMATH 2013, the 10th European Conference on Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications, Lausanne, 26-30 August, 2013. Edited by A. Abdulle, S. Deparis, D. Kressner, F. Nobile, M. Picasso.  Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, 103, Springer, 2015. XVI, 802 pp.

The heterogeneous multiscale method, Acta Numerica, A. Abdulle, W. E., B. Engquist and E. Vanden-Eijnden, 21, 2012. 1-87 pp

Recent preprints

A. Abdulle and G. Garegnani. Random time step probabilistic methods for uncertainty quantification in chaotic and geometric numerical integrationsubmitted to publication, 2017.

A. Abdulle, I. Almuslimani and G. Vilmart. Optimal explicit stabilized integrator of weak order one for stiff and ergodic stochastic differential equations, 2017.

A. Abdulle, M. J. Grote and O. Jecker. FE-HMM for elastic waves in heterogeneous media, 2017.

A. Abdulle and T. N. Pouchon. Effective models for long time wave propagation in locally periodic media, 2017.

A. Abdulle and A. Di Blasio. Numerical homogenization and model order reduction for multiscale inverse problems, 2016.

Recent published articles

A. Abdulle and O. C. Jecker. On heterogeneous coupling of multiscale methods for problems with and without scale separationin Research in the mathematical Sciences, p. 4-28, 2017.

A. Abdulle, G. A. Pavliotis and U. Vaes. Spectral methods for multiscale stochastic differential equationsin SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, vol. 5, num. 1, p.720-761, 2017.

A. Abdulle and M. E. Huber. Numerical homogenization method for parabolic advection-diffusion multiscale problems with large compressible flowssubmitted to Numerische Mathematik, vol. 136, num. 3, p. 603-649, 2017.

A. Abdulle, M. E. Huber and S. Lemaire. An optimization-based numerical method for diffusion problems with sign-changing coefficientsin C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Série I, vol. 355, num. 4, p. 472-478, 2017.

A. Abdulle, O. Budác and A. Imboden. Multiscale methods and model order reduction for flow problems in three-scale porous mediasubmitted to Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 337, p. 175-202, 2017.

A. Abdulle and O. Budác. A discontinuous Galerkin reduced basis numerical homogenization method for fluid flow in porous mediain Siam Journal on Scientific Computing, vol. 39, num. 1, p. A83-A113, 2017.

A. Abdulle and P. Henning. Localized orthogonal decomposition method for the wave equation with a continuum of scalesin Mathematics of Computation, vol. 86, p. 549-587, 2017.

A. Abdulle and T. N. Pouchon. Effective models for the multidimensional wave equation in heterogeneous media over long time and numerical homogenizationMathematical Models and Mehods in Applied Sciences, vol. 26, num. 14, p. 2651-2684, 2016.

A. Abdulle. Numerical homogenization methods for parabolic monotone problems, in Springer, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, vol. 114, p. 1-38, 2016.

A. Abdulle and M. E. Huber. Finite Element Heterogeneous Multiscale Method For Nonlinear Monotone Parabolic Homogenization Problemsin Esaim-Mathematical Modelling And Numerical Analysis-Modelisation Mathematique Et Analyse Numerique, vol. 50, num. 6, p. 1659-1697, 2016.

A. Abdulle, O. Jecker and A. Shapeev. An Optimization Based Coupling Method For Multiscale Problemsin Multiscale Modeling & Simulation, vol. 14, num. 4, p. 1377-1416, 2016.

A. Abdulle and O. Budác. A reduced basis finite element heterogeneous multiscale method for Stokes flow in porous mediain Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 307, p. 1-31, 2016.

A. Abdulle and T. N. Pouchon. A priori error analysis of the finite element heterogeneous multiscale method for the wave equation in heterogeneous media over long timein SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, vol. 54, num. 3, p. 1507-1534, 2016.

A. Abdulle and M. E. Huber. Error estimates for finite element approximations of nonlinear monotone elliptic problems with application to numerical homogenizationin Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, vol. 32, num. 3, p. 955-969, 2016.

Professional activities

  • Member of the EPFL School Basic Science direction (2017- )
  • Vice chair of SWICCOMAS
  • Member of the selection committee of the SIAM Wilkinson prize 2017
  • Chair of the IBM-EPFL Master prize in computational science
  • Member of the Scientific Committee ECCOMAS Congress 2016
  • Member of the core team of the ECCOMAS Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • SWICCOMAS representative
  • Member of the ECCOMAS Award Committee
  • Member of the “Sciences de Base” tenure committee (2011 – )
  • Member of the permanent math search committee at EPFL (2010 – )
  • Co-Organiser of the 2013 Enumath conference
  • Director of the Master in Computational Science and Engineering at EPFL
  • Workshop organizer at the International Center of Mathematical Sciences (Adaptivity, robustness and complexity of multiscale algorithms 2009, with B. Engquist and A. Stuart, Edinburgh, UK).
  • SciCADE09 mini-symposium organizer: Stiff and multiscale problems (2009, with. P. Lin, Beijing, China)
  • Elected member of Edinburgh Mathematical Society, (since October 2007)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Computational Mathematics (since 2007)
  • Member of the UK EPSRC College (since 2007)
  • Member of the Strategic research Committee, School of Mathematics, Edinburgh University (2007)
  • Member of the BTG (bridging the gap) group in Synthetic Biology (joint project with the Schools of Mathematics, Informatics, Engineering & Electronics, Biologicla Sciences, Physics and Chemistry, Edinburgh University (2007)
  • Organiser of the Maxwell Symposium on Computational Mathematics (2007-2008)