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Modeling and Scientific Computing
Modeling and Scientific Computing
Modeling and Scientific Computing
An example of solution for a parametrized system.
A classical heat transfer convection-conduction problem:
``Graetz'' flow with a parametrized Peclet number
(represented at Peclet 0.1,1,99, respectively)
carried out by reduced basis method, [more info].

Other Info

Detailed Curriculum Vitae [.pdf], updated 08/2012

Publications 2003-2012

PhD Thesis

Master Thesis

Research Activities

Some posters: [1] - [2] - [3] (Post-Doc),
- [4] (PhD Thesis)

- [5] (Sept.09) - [6] (Feb.10) - [7] (Nov.10)
(2009-2011 Research)

- [8] (Apr.12) - [9] (May 12, CECAM 1)
- [10] (May 12, CECAM 2) - [11] (May 12, CECAM 3)
- [12] (May 12, CECAM 4) (Current Research)

- [13] (Oct.12, MOREPAS II) - [14] (Oct.12, MOREPAS II)
- [15] (Oct.12, Brown UQ)

Some old pictures from doctoral and post-doctoral years [1] [2]

My "press" room


Modelling and Scientific Computing at EPFL

RealTime Computing at MIT

Modeling and Scientific Computing at MOX-Politecnico

SISSA MathLab, Innovating with Mathematics

In Memoriam: Fausto forever in our Hearts

This page is updated till end of October 2012 (publications, events planned till summer 2013)


  • 11/2012 NOFYSAS Research Leader at SISSA, International School for Advanced Studies, MathLab "Innovating with Mathematics", Trieste, Italy.

  • 05/2008-10/2012 Research Scientist/Fonctionnaire Scientifique at EPFL, Prof. A. Quarteroni's Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing and since 05/2006 Affiliate Researcher at MIT

  • Lecturer at the Doctoral School of Mathematics of EPFL, since Spring 2009, [link to the courses, MATH-703 and MATH-741].

  • Lecturer at the Section of Mathematics of EPFL, for Numerical Analysis classes, since Fall 2009, [link].

  • Co-applicant in the SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) Projects:
    - Reduced basis methods for the optimization of complex systems (2009-2011: Andrea Manzoni, Laura Iapichino);
    - Numerical simulation of a sailing boat: dynamics and shape optimization (2011-2013, Matteo Lombardi);
    - Model reduction strategies for control, optimization and uncertainty quantification of parametrized systems (2012-2015, Federico Negri, Peng Chen)

  • Task Coordinator in the ERC-MathCard Project: Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of the Cardiovascular System, task on Efficient Methods for Control and Optimization (2009-2012).

  • Past Position: 04/2006-04/2008 Post-Doctoral Associate Researcher at MIT, USA, Prof. A.T. Patera, Mech. Eng. Dpt.

  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Numerical Analysis, Computational Science & Engineering at EPFL, Switzerland (Dec. 2005).

  • Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale) in Aerospace Engineering, Aerodynamics at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (Oct. 2002).

  • The 2004 Bill Morton CFD Prize Winner. Institute of Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Oxford (UK).

  • ECCOMAS Ph.D Award 2005. European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences Award for the best Ph.D thesis in Computational Science and Engineering of 2005.

  • Springer Computational Science and Engineering Prize 2009 with Cuong Nguyen and Phuong Huynh; Pics [1] [2].

  • Riconoscenza Civica (Civic Award) by Citta' di S. Angelo Lodigiano (January 2005, [link] ) and Dardo D'Oro (Civic Medal) by Comune di Castiraga Vidardo (October 2010, [1] [2] [3]).

  • Current Research Focus: Real-Time Reliable Continuum Mechanics Computations: Parametrized PDEs and A-Posteriori Error Estimation for elliptic and parabolic, coercive and non-coercive problems with affine and non-affine parametrization. Efficient domain parametrization for shape optimization.

  • My Math Genealogy and my MathSciNet (by American Mathematical Society)
  • GLRozza


  • Master Theses available at EPFL (for EPFL students and International students in exchange: more info [here]). Topics: Optimal Control of PDEs, Shape Optimization and Design, Inverse Problems. Focus on Heat and Mass Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics (viscous/non-linear flows), Linear Elasticity. Methodology: Reduced Order Modelling Techniques (reduced basis method and POD), Shape Parametrization Techniques.

  • Reduced Basis Book: A.T. Patera and G. Rozza, Reduced Basis Approximation and A-Posteriori Error Estimation for Parametrized PDEs, MIT-Pappalardo Graduate Monographs in Mechanical Engineering, (c) MIT, in progress.

  • MPF2010 Book: D. Ambrosi, A. Quarteroni and G. Rozza Eds, Modelling of Physiological Flows, MS&A series, Springer, Summer 2011.

  • Reduced Basis Software Library: rbMIT Software, (c) MIT 2006-12, Tecnology Licensing Office (case 12600); with COMSOL interface for rbMIT.

  • Recent Publications: [by Infoscience @EPFL] and [MOX, Politecnico di Milano] .

  • Examples of worked problems at MIT.

  • NEW: Andrea Manzoni's PhD thesis, Phd student at EPFL under my co-supervision.

  • NEW: Laura Iapichino's PhD thesis, Phd student at EPFL under my co-supervision.


  • SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), Boston, Massachusetts, US, February 25- March 1, 2013.Minisymposium organizer, CS&E Career Panel co-organizer, CSE13 Organizing Committee.

  • MPF 2013, V International Symposium on Modelling of Physiological Flows, Italy, 11-14 June 2013, Organizing Committee; [Poster].

  • Separated Representations & PGD Based Model Reduction: Fundamentals and Applications, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, July 8-12, 2013, Lecturer.

  • CEMRACS 2013, CIRM, Marseille, France, July 22-26, 2013, Invited Lecturer.


  • ECCOMAS 2012, European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Technical University Vienna, Austria, September 10-14, 2012, Minisymposium co-organizer (MS-401).

  • Morepas II workshop on model reduction for parametrized systems, Gunzburg, Germany, October 2-5, 2012, Organizing Committee.

  • CECAM Workshop: Reduced Basis, POD and Reduced Order Methods for model and computational reduction: towards real-time computing and visualization?, EPFL, lausanne, SWitzerland, May 14-16, 2012. Co-organizer.

  • MOX10, 10 years of MOX and more... Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Lecturer and co-organizer.

  • SIMAI Biannual Congress, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 25-28 June 2012. Contributed speaker.

  • Summer School and Workshop on Adaptivity and Model Order Reduction in PDE Constrained Optimization, University of Hamburg, Germany, 23-27 July 2012. Lecturer.

  • AIMS Seminar Series WS 2011/12, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 30 January 2012. Lecturer

  • 5th International Conference on High Performance Scientific Computing Hanoi, Vietnam, 5-9 March 2012. Minisymposium co-organizer and contributed speaker ("Reduction strategies for the simulation of complex problems").

  • ECCOMAS Thematic Workshop: Reduced Basis, POD and PGD Model Reduction Techniques: a Breakthrough in Computational Engineering? Cachan, Paris, France, 16-18 November 2011. Invited Speaker

  • J.-L. Lions and E. Magenes Memorial Days Workshop, University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC Paris VI) Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Paris, France, 14-15 December 2011. Invited Speaker

  • Partial Differential Equations in Mathematical Physics and their Numerical Approximation, CIRM, Levico Terme (TN), Italy, 5-9 September 2011. Invited Speaker

  • NUMPDES2011, Workshop on modern techniques in the numerical solution of PDEs, Archimedes Center for Modeling, Analysis and Compuation (ACMAC) Heraklion,Crete, 19-23 September 2011. Invited Speaker.

  • ICIAM 2011 Conference, July 19-22, 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Speaker and minisymposium organizer.

    Colloquium at CeNoS, University of Muenster, Center for Non-linear Sciences, Germany, 3 May 2011

  • Workshop on Reduced Basis Methods in High-D, University Paris VI and J-L. Lions Laboratory, Paris, France, 23-24 June 2011, Invited Speaker.

  • Modeling and Scientific Computing Center of Politecnico di Milano and Center for Computational Engineering of MIT: Rocca Joint Workshop, MOX, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 19-21 January 2011, Speaker and Scientific/Organizing Commitee.

  • Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) and Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (WIMCS): Computational Challenges in Partial Differential Equations, Swansea University UK, 4-8 April 2011, Invited Speaker.

  • Workshop Reduced Basis Methods, University of Ulm, Germany, 7-8 December 2010, Invited Speaker.

  • Workshop Modelli Numerici per Equazioni Differenziali, MOX, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 1 December 2010, Fausto Saleri's Memorial Day, Invited Speaker.

  • Workshop Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations: Novel Discretization Techniques, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, US, 1-5 November 2010.

  • MPF 2010, IV International Symposium on Modelling of Physiological Flows, Italy, 2-5 June 2010, Organizing Committee; [Poster].

  • ECCOMAS CFD 2010, V European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Lisbon, Portugal, 14-17 June 2010, minisymposium co-organizer: Reduced Order Modelling for Complex Systems in CFD.

  • Optimal Control of PDEs (INDAM, ESF, SMI) Summer School ,
    Palazzone di Cortona, Italy, 12-17 July 2010, Invited Lecturer.

  • MOREPAS, Model Reduction of Parametrized Systems,
    Workshop, University of Muenster, Germany, 16-18 September 2009, Invited Speaker.

  • ASME summer Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco, CA, US, 19-23 July 2009, links to tutorial papers [paper HT-2009-88211] and [paper HT-2009-88212].

  • CEA-EDF-INRIA: Summer School on Model Order Reduction and Reduced Basis Methods, Paris, France, 23 June--4 July 2008.

  • Workshop on Reduced Basis Methods at SIMULA Labs, Oslo, Norway, 8 May 2008.


    • Office : MA B2 524
    • Tel. : +41 21 693 4267
    • Fax : +41 21 693 4303
    • E-mail : gianluigi.rozza@epfl.ch
    • Mail Address: EPFL-SB-MATHICSE-CMCS, Station 8-MA, Av.Piccard, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland).


    • Optimal Control, Flow Control based on PDE's;
    • Optimal Shape Design; Shape Optimization;
    • Reduced Order Modelling;
    • Free-Form Deformations and Radial Basis Functions;
    • Efficient Reduced-Basis Methods for parametrized PDEs and a posteriori error estimation;
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics, Haemodynamics, Environmental Fluid Dynamics;
    • Linear Elasticity;
    • Heat and Mass Transfer;
    • Potential Flows;
    • Fluid-structure Interaction Modelling;
    • Small Perturbation Theory in Fluid Mechanics and Linearized Shape design;
    • Parametrized Navier-Stokes Equations by Reduced Basis methods.
    • Stability factors estimation for parametrized PDEs.
    • Uncertainty quantification, data assimilation, parameter estimation.
    • Optimization and Inverse Problems.

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    last update: 25 October 2012