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Mathematics of Machine Learning Workshop will take place in Bilbao

The event will be held at Basque Center for Applied Mathematics from 25 to 28 October 2022

The event has the aim to “increase the visibility in the general mathematical community” of the mathematics of machine learning.

The workshop focuses on two target audiences: mathematicians interested in machine learning and researchers already working on it. For the first group it “can serve to obtain first-hand knowledge of machine learning from a familiar perspective and to discover the main mathematical tools used in the field.” On the other hand, for those researchers already working on machine learning, the workshop will “serve to promote interactions among researchers with shared interests and to learn about the latest results on certain specific topics.”

The SEIO – BBVA Foundation Awards, which are given annually, aim to encourage Spanish researchers in Statistics and Operations Research, to recognise the excellence of the contributions published in these two disciplines and to promote their projection to society as a whole.

The article by Verónica Álvarez, PhD student at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics – BCAM, Prof. Santiago Mazuelas, Ramón y Cajal and Ikerbasque Research Fellow at BCAM and Prof. Jose A. Lozano, Scientific Director of BCAM, has been awarded in the category of Best Applied Contribution in Statistics.

Corine B. Laurenda Sinsin is an early female researcher from Benin Republic (Africa). After her undergraduate studies in agronomy and natural resources management (2013), she completed a Master of Sciences degree in climate change and education (2015); and later got her PhD in climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem services (2021) at the University Felix Houphouët Boigny. Her PhD research work focused on the resilience of mangrove ecosystems to climate change in West Africa, considering the case study of Benin. In addition to several prestigious grants and awards, Laurenda has cumulated work and research experiences with the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA), the Laboratory of Biomathematics and Forest estimations (LABEF) and the African German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES).  

“The motivation for joining WomenxAfrica came from my scientific and leadership career ambitions”, explains Laurenda Sinsin. “Joining WomenxAfrica has enlarged my network and will open ways for North-South collaborations for women’s empowerment”.

BCAM-UPV/EHU and University of Bordeaux PhD Student Badreddine Benhellal has defended his co-supervised thesis

Badreddine Benhelall has defended his co-supervised thesis Spectral analysis of Dirac operators on domains the last 6th of July. The main goal of the thesis is to investigate the spectral properties of two types of perturbation of the Dirac operator, which are singular from the point of view of scaling. Benhelall along with the supervision of Prof. Luis Vega, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics -BCAM – UPV/EHU and Prof. Vincent Bruneau of Mathematics of Bordeaux (IMB) – University of Bordeaux. Badreddine Benhelall graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Rouen. After he studied a Master’s in Analysis, PDEs and Probabilities in the University of Bordeaux.

BCAM, in collaboration with Beaz, the public company of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia that offers support to companies and entrepreneurs, is going to carry out for the third year the mathematical modelling consultancy service. The aim of this initiative is to increase R&D&I projects in local SMEs and start-ups through the transfer of advanced knowledge.

This year, the companies that will receive advice on data diagnosis are Biomecánica y Ergonomía, a company dedicated to sports medicine and human performance; Arctic Sea, a company dedicated to the monitoring of perishable products to reduce food waste; Serikat Consultoría e Informática, a company dedicated to the information technology sector; and Didaktiker, a company dedicated to language teaching through artificial intelligence.

On the other hand, the companies that will receive advice on fluid dynamic modelling are Nautilus, which develops floating platforms for off-shore wind power, and Arrecife, which is dedicated to the generation of electricity from sea waves.


Luis Vega González, Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and coordinator of the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations area and principal investigator of the Severo Ochoa accreditation of the Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) received the National Research Award “Julio Rey Pastor” 2021, in a ceremony held in Barcelona yesterday, 5 May 2022, at the Auditori Fòrum CCIB.