FAU MoD Lecture: Physics-Based and Data-Driven-Based Algorithms for the Simulation of the Heart Function

Date: Thu. July 6, 2023
Event: FAU MoD Lecture
Organized by: FAU MoD, Research Center for Mathematics of Data at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

FAU MoD Lecture: Physics-Based and Data-Driven-Based Algorithms for the Simulation of the Heart Function
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Alfio Quarteroni
Affiliation: Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Abstract. In this talk I will present a mathematical model that is suitable to simulate the cardiac function, thanks to its capability to describe the interaction between electrical, mechanical, and fluid-dynamical processes occurring in the heart.
The model comprises a system of nonlinear differential equations (either ordinary and partial) featuring a multi-physics and multi-scale nature. Efficient numerical strategies are devised to allow for the analysis of both heart function and dysfunction.These strategies rely on both classical physics-based numerical discretization methods and machine-learning algorithms, as well as on their interplay.


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(Meeting ID: 614 4658 1599 | PIN code: 914397)

Alfio Quarteroni is Professor of Numerical Analysis at the Politecnico of Milan (Italy) and Emeritus Professor at EPFL, Lausanne where he was Director of the Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing from 1998 until the end of 2017.

He is the founder of MOX at Politecnico of Milan (2002) and its first director (2002-2022), and the founder and first director of MATHICSE at EPFL (2010-2015). He is co-founder (and President) of MOXOFF, a spin-off company at Politecnico of Milan (2010).

He is a member of the Italian Academy of Science (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei), the European Academy of Science, the Academia Europaea, the Lisbon Academy of Science, and the Italian Academy of Engineering and Technology.

He is the author of 25 books, editor of 12 books, author of more than 400 papers published in international Scientific Journals and Conference Proceedings, member of the editorial board of 25 International Journals and Editor in Chief of two book series published by Springer.

He has been an invited or plenary speaker in more than 300 International Conferences and Academic Departments, he has been invited speaker at ICM 2002 in Beijing and plenary speaker at ICM 2006 in Madrid.

Among his awards and honours are the NASA Group Achievement Award for the pioneering work in Computational Fluid Dynamics in 1992, the Ghislieri prize, 2013, the International Galileo Galilei prize for Sciences 2015, The Euler lecture in 2017, the ECCOMAS Euler Medal 2022, the ICIAM Lagrange Prize 2023.

He is the Recipient of two ERC Advanced Grants, Recipient of the Galileian Chair from the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy ,2001, doctor Honoris Causa in Naval Engineering from University of Trieste, Italy, 2003, SIAM Fellow (first row) since 2009, IACM (International Association of Computational Mechanics) Fellow since 2004, honorary member of ECMI. He has been a member of the Fields Medal Committee of 2022.

His research interests concern Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, and Application to fluid mechanics, geophysics, medicine, and the improvement of sports performance. His research Group at EPFL has contributed to the preliminary design of Solar Impulse, the Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project; his research group at EPFL has carried out the mathematical simulation for the optimisation of performances of the Alinghi yacht, the winner of two editions (2003 and 2007) of the America’s Cup.

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