Local Organising Committee

Kees Vuik

Professor at TU Delft, Director of Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering, Scientific Director of 4TU.AMI Applied Mathematics Institute

Kees Vuik has been professor in Numerical Analysis at Delft University of Technology since 2007. He is responsible for lectures, projects and final thesis work related to Numerical Analysis and High Performance Computing. Kees is coordinator of the double degree international Master Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering (COSSE). In his group research is done in Discretization of Partial Differential Equations, Iterative Methods and High Performance Computing. He is (co)author of about 240 publications (journals, book chapters, conference papers). Kees has obtained his MSc from Delft University of Technology. After a short stay at Philips Research Laboratories he has done a PhD at Utrecht University. During this time he worked on numerical solution, existence and uniqueness of Moving Boundary (Stefan) Problems. In 1988 he joined Delft University of Technology and became an expert on iterative solution methods combined with high performance computing. In 2021 he became an Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau. Finally, in 2022 he received the Leermeesterprijs (best professor award).

Diederik Fokkema

Head of Model Risk Oversight at ING, founder and president of TopQuants

Diederik obtained an MSc in Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam and a PhD in Mathematics at the University Utrecht. After a career in the semiconductor industry, Diederik started his financial services career at ABN AMRO in 2002 leading the Quantitative Consulting and Operations Research Team. This team delivered amongst others all the AIRB validation reports as part of the introduction of Basel II in 2007. After this he moved to Deloitte as a Director to help build the Capital Markets advisory team. He moved to EY in 2010 to lead the Quantitative Advisory Service team for NL as an associated partner. During this time, he led various engagements in credit, market risk, IFRS9 and bank wide stress testing. In 2019 he moved to ING to become Head of Model Risk Oversight, building the team to implement ING’s global model risk management framework. He also built the team for validation of AI/ML models as they are used within ING more and more. In 2022 he moved back to EY as a partner to lead the quantitative advisory services for financial institutions. He is a member the committee for innovation of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics. He is also the founder and president of TopQuants, an association for quants and by quants, organizing multiple events for finance professionals.

Volker Mehrmann

Professor at Technische Universität Berlin

Volker Mehrmann received his Diploma in mathematics in 1979, his Ph.D. in 1982, and his habilitation in 1987 from the University of Bielefeld, Germany. He spent research years at Kent State University in 1979-1980, at the University of Wisconsin in 1984-1985, and at IBM Research Center in Heidelberg in 1988-1989. After spending the years 1990-1992 as a visiting full professor at the RWTH Aachen, he was a full professor at TU Chemnitz from 1993 to 2000. He was full professor for Mathematics at TU Berlin until his retirement in October 2023. He is a member of acatech (the German academy of engineering), academia europaea and the European Academy of Scienes, he was president of GAMM the (International association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics), and until the end of 2022 president of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). He was chair of MATHEON, the Research Center 'Mathematics for key technologies' and the Einstein Center ECMath in Berlin. Volker Mehrmann is SIAM and AMS Fellow, has held an ERC Advanced Grant and also was member of the ERC Mathematics Panel. He is editor of several journals in numerical analysis and editor-in-chief of Linear Algebra and its Applications. His research interests are in the areas of numerical mathematics/scientific computing, applied and numerical linear algebra, control theory, the theory and numerical solution of differential-algebraic equations, and in energy based mathematical modeling.

Vivi Rottschäfer

Associate Professor at Leiden University and Professor by special appointment ”Industrial Mathematics”Korteweg-de Vries Instituut, University of Amsterdam

Organisation in 2007. With this Vivi was appointed Associate Professor in the Analysis and Dynamical Systems group of the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University. In 2021, she was appointed Professor by special appointment ”Industrial Mathematics” at the Korteweg-de Vries Instituut of the University of Amsterdam. She is a specialist in dynamical systems theory and partial differential equations with a focus on applications. She has joint projects with researchers in pharmacology on drug distribution, delivery and effect, and with environmental scientists. Vivi is the chair of the board of Math4NL. Math4NL aims to strengthen the interaction between mathematicians and society. To accomplish this Math4NL facilitates collaboration between mathematicians and industry. As part of this, Vivi is chair of the National Committee 'Study Group Mathematics with Industry' which coordinates the organisation of the Dutch 'Study Group Mathematics with Industry'.

Véronique Mame-Deschamps

Professor at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Véronique Maume-Deschamps is professor at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, in France. She is a mathematician specializing in statistical inference and statistical learning for dependence structures, including vectorial, spatial, and spatio-temporal dependencies. Additionally, she works on uncertainty quantification and has an interest in causal inference, with applications to insurance and the environment. From 2018 to 2022, she was Director of AMIES, the French national agency for mathematics in interactions with companies and society, which fosters relationships between French mathematicians and companies. Véronique Maume-Deschamps was involved in developping collaborations between AMIES and Eu-Maths-In (the European network for industrial mathematics) and continues as a member of the board of the Opendesk of Eu-Maths-In. Since January 1st, 2023, she is been Director of the Camille Jordan Institute, a mathematical research center located in the Lyon metropolitan area.

Karen Veroy-Grepl

Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology and RWTH Aachen

Karen Veroy-Grepl studied physics at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. In 1997 she went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, where she did her master’s (SM ’00), doctoral (PhD ’03), and postdoctoral studies (2003-2005) in engineering. After moving to Germany and a brief stint in industry, she returned to academia and was appointed Junior Research Group Leader at RWTH Aachen University in 2009. She was appointed Junior Professor in 2010, was promoted to (W2-)Professor in 2014, and led the High-Performance Computation for Engineered Systems Group at RWTH Aachen. She was inducted to the Junior College of the North-Rhine Westphalian Academy of the Sciences and the Arts in 2010 and was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Commission in 2018. Since 2019, she has been Associate Editor for the Journal of Computational Physics, and since 2020, she has held a position as Professor of Computational Science in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her research interests are in the general areas of computational science and engineering, model order reduction, uncertainty quantification, data assimilation, and numerical methods for partial differential equations.

Rosa M. Donat