Anile ECMI prize 2012
Anile ECMI prize 2012
During the ECMI 2012 conference held in Lund from July 23-27, marking also the 25th anniversary of the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry, the Anile ECMI prize 2012 was awarded to Francesco Ferranti of Ghent University in Belgium. His supervisor was professor Tom Dhaene, well known expert in the construction of macromodels for electronic components and circuits. The PhD thesis of Dr. Ferranti was also concerned with this topic, and entitled “Parameterized Macromodeling and Model Order Reduction of High-Speed Interconnects”.
The Anile ECMI prize 2012 was awarded to Dr. Francesco Ferranti based on his exceptional research work in the emerging and challenging fields of parameterized macromodeling and model order reduction. The prize committee was impressed by Dr. Francesco Ferranti’s ability to acquire and assimilate new knowledge in a highly efficient way, and his ability to do research and improve the material based on his deep and solid background knowledge in mathematics, computer science and engineering. His research has been profound and result oriented. Over the last years, this has resulted in a significant amount of high-quality contributions in international conferences, and several publications in top journals. Judging from his exceptional published work, the committee considers Dr. Francesco Ferranti to be a leading researcher in the fields of parameterized macromodeling and model order reduction applied to computational electromagnetics with emphasis—by this not exhaustive—on general coupled and non-uniform multiconductor transmission lines, microwave and RF systems, electromagnetic devices and large-scale circuits, using sound mathematical techniques.
The prize winner of the 2012 Anile ECMI prize, Francesco Ferranti (middle), with ECMI president Magnus Fontes (left) and Giovanni Russo (right, representing the Associazione Angelo Marcello Anile)
The committee, composed of Prof. Giovanni Russo, Prof. Vittorio Romano on behalf of the Associazione Angelo Marcello Anile and Prof. Michael Guenther, Prof. Wil Schilders on behalf of ECMI, was impressed by the quality of the 22 nominations, an exceptionally high number marking the success of the Anile ECMI prize. Due to the extraordinarily high quality, it was decided to award also an honourable mention to Dr. Sebastian Schoeps of TU Darmstadt, who write a thesis entitled “Multiscale Modeling and Multirate Time-Integration of Field/Circuit Coupled Problems”. The thesis was written at the Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, under the supervision of Prof. Michael Guenther.
Sebastian Schoeps received an honorary mention