Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee provides advice on the programs and strategic directions of MIMS. The committee promotes awareness within the mathematical community and society at large of the activities of MIMS. It will help in fostering collaboration between MIMS and various institutes or mathematical departments around the world.

  Professor Yves Meyer, Honorary Chairman.

Yves Meyer is a member of the French Academy of Science, a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He was awarded the 1970 Salem Prize and the 2010 Gauss Prize for fundamental contributions to number theory, operator theory and harmonic analysis, and his pivotal role in the development of wavelets and multiresolution analysis.  The Gauss prize is awarded jointly by the International Mathematical Union and the German Mathematical Society for advances in mathematics that have had an impact outside the field. In 2017 Yves Meyer received the prestigious Abel Prize "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets." The diversity of his work, reflected in its broad range of application, reflects his conviction that intellectual vitality is kept alive by facing fresh challenges.

  Hatem Zaag

Hatem Zaag est Directeur de recherches au  CNRS, rattaché à l'Institut national des sciences mathématiques et de leurs interactions (INSMI), Membre du  Laboratoire Analyse, Géométrie et Applications (LAGA, UMR 7539) de l'Université Paris 13.  Ses travaux portent particulièrement aux singularités des équations aux dérivées partielles paraboliques et hyperboliques. Il s'intéresse également aux applications des mathématiques à la biologie. Hatem est editeur associé du journal Advances in Pure and Applied Mathematics (APAM).

  François Lalonde

François Lalonde currently holds the Canada Research Chair in the field of Symplectic Geometry and Topology at the Mathematics and Statistics Department of the Université de Montréal. He was an invited speaker at the ICM in Madrid in 2006, the 2005 Stanford Distinguished Lecturer and the 2005 Floer Memorial Lecturer at Berkeley. He was the former Director of the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the first institute of research in mathematical sciences founded in Canada in 1969. A member of the Royal Society of Canada since 1997, François Lalonde's research is mainly in the field of Symplectic geometry and topology. From 1996 to 2000, he founded and directed the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM), a consortium of six Québec universities (Montréal, McGill, UQAM, Concordia, Laval and Sherbrooke) which was the first unified doctoral school in the world. Mr. Lalonde is also the founder and former director of the "Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en géométrie différentielle et en topologie" (CIRGET), of the INTRIQ in Quantum computing, and of the Unité mixte internationale (UMI) of CNRS at Montréal. Two of the members of his institute won in 2018 and 2019 the « Nobel prize » in Computer sciences (Yoshua Bengio, Turing Prize) and the Wolf prize in physics (Gilles Brassard) that usually leads to the Nobel prize in physics. A mathematician and physicist by training, François Lalonde holds a Doctorat d’Etat (1985) from Orsay Center in Paris.

Nizar Touzi,

Nizar Touzi is Professor of Applied Mathematics at Ecole Polytechnique since 2006. He is co-head of the FBF Chair Derivatives of the future, and Vice-President of the Chair Finance and Sustainable Development. Prior to this, he was co-head of the Finance-Insurance laboratory at CREST (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics in Paris, 2001-2004), and Chair Professor at Imperial College London (2004-2006). Dr. Touzi's research activities are focused on stochastic analysis, stochastic control, with applications to probabilistic numerical methods and financial mathematics. He received the Europlace Institute of Finance Best Paper Award in 2005, the Europlace Institute of Finance Best Young Researcher Award in 2007, the Grand Prix Louis Bachelier of the French Academy of Science in 2012, the University of Toronto Dean’s Distinguished Chair in 2010, and was a session invited speaker at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians. Nizar Touzi is Co-Editor of the research journal Finance and Stochastics, Co-Editor and founder of the Springer LNM series Paris-Princeton Lectures in Mathematical  Finance, and Associate Editor of various research journals in applied mathematics and finance.

Abdelghani Zeghib,

Ghani Zeghib is  "Directeur de Recherches" with the French CNRS, affiliated to the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. He's a leading expert in Differential and Lorentzian Geometry and in the theory of transformation groups. G. Zeghib has strong and multiple ties with North Africa, having founded a school of geometry through his students in both Algeria (his homeland) and Tunisia. He's the initiator in 2003, together with a small group of North African Geometers, of the GGTM (Geometry and Topology Grouping for the Maghreb).

Enrique Zuazua,

Enrique Zuazua is professor in mathematics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, created by the Basque Government, with the aim of promoting research into the most computational, applied and multi-disciplinary aspects of Mathematics. He has also acted as a member of the advisory board for the launching of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT) , a consortium comprising the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Higher Council for Scientific Research, CSIC) and three Madrid Universities: the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). His domains of expertise in Mathematics include Partial Differential Equations, Control Theory and Numerical Analysis. He has developed intensive international work having led co-operation programmes with various Latin American countries, as well as with Portugal, the Maghreb, China and Iran, amongst others. He has developed a number of cooperative projects with industries such as AIRBUS-Spain and Arteche Group. He has also been the Principal Investigator for National Plan projects and since 1990 the co-ordinator for European and NATO project networks and the first research coordinator of the i-Math CONSOLIDER Mathematics Project (2007-2011), the Madrid project SIMUMAT (2006–2009). He is Editor in Chief of the Journal “ESAIM:COCV", and member of the Editorial Board for several other journals.