Sch of Mathematical Sciences


Hans De Sterck is a Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics, doing research in numerical methods for computational science and data science.


Professional activities:
Prof. De Sterck is serving as an Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (since 2008), and as Vice Chair of the SIAM activity group on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAG CSE) (2015-2016). He co-chaired the 2015 SIAM conference on Computational Science and Engineering, which, with 1700 attendees, was the largest SIAM conference to date.


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Research interests

Areas of research:
(1) Numerical methods for scientific computing: numerical linear algebra, numerical optimization, numerical methods for PDEs, multilevel methods, hyperbolic conservation laws, parallel computing. Applications in computational fluid dynamics, space physics, image analysis, Markov chains.

(2) Data science: social network analysis, social media, tensor decomposition, algorithms for distributed big data analytics, cloud computing, recommendation, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, computational social science, health science.

Prof. De Sterck is always interested in exploring new interdisciplinary collaborations with application specialists in science, engineering and technology. His group contributes fast, accurate and scalable computational methods to these collaborations.

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