Two Professors have been appointed in our Faculty.
Elena Dubikovskaya has been appointed Tenure Track Assistant Professor of bio-organic chemistry. She is an advocate of an interdisciplinary approach, combining synthetic chemistry, optical imaging, and an understanding of cellular functions at molecular level to find solutions to fundamental problems in biology and the medical sciences. This scientist has developed, in particular, new and non-invasive imaging techniques for the study of processes that are specifically involved in the growth of cancerous cells. She will perform her research work in the context of the new Chair in biological chemistry, at EPFL’s Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering.
Fabio Nobile has been promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics. He will hold the CADMOS (Center for Advanced Modeling Science) Chair, which involves the Blue Gene/P supercomputer. This project is supported by the cantons of Vaud and Geneva, and associates the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE), Lausanne (UNIL), and EPFL. Fabio Nobile is one of the most experienced experts in the areas of the quantification of uncertainty for computational models; the digital approximation of stochastic partial differential equations; and scientific calculation. This area of specialization, which is currently under-represented at EPFL, is of considerable importance for a number of institutions within the school that are modeling real phenomena and perform high-performance calculations, as in the MATHICSE Institute or the CADMOS center.