Elena Beretta

Clinical Professor of Mathematics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA University of Milan; MS University of Milan

Research Areas: Applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, differential equations, inverse problems, medical imaging, algorithms, machine learning

Elena Beretta is a Clinical Professor of Mathematics at New York University Abu Dhabi. Before joining New York University Abu Dhabi, she was an Associate Professor at the Univerity of Rome "La Sapienza" until 2013 and at Politecnico of Milan until 2021. In 2012 she has been habilitated to Full Professor by the Italian Ministry of Research. Her research interests focus on inverse problems for partial differential equations with applications to geophysics, seismology, medical imaging, and nondestructive testing of materials. She conducted studies in research centers and foreign universities, including the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Stockholm, the Schroedinger Institute in Wien, Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, ICERM Institute in Providence, and Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, SIAM  Journal in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Inverse Problems and Imaging, and Inverse Problems. She has been a plenary speaker at several international conferences on inverse problems. She has directed several research projects and has organized several workshops and conferences. She has published 70 articles Published in Peer-Refereed Journals.

Her recent research work includes the following publications:

  • Gandolfi, Alberto, Andrea Aspri, Elena Beretta, Khola Jamshad, and Muyan Jiang. "A new threshold reveals the uncertainty about the effect of school opening on diffusion of Covid-19." Scientific reports 12, no. 1 (2022): 3012.
  • Aspri, Andrea, Elena Beretta, Anna L. Mazzucato, and Maarten V. De Hoop. "Analysis of a model of elastic dislocations in geophysics." Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis 236 (2020): 71-111.
  • Aspri, Andrea, Elena Beretta, and Anna L. Mazzucato. "Dislocations in a layered elastic medium with applications to fault detection." Journal of the European Mathematical Society (2022).
  • Beretta, Elena, M. Cristina Cerutti, and Dario Pierotti. "On a nonlinear model in domains with cavities arising from cardiac electrophysiology." Inverse Problems 38, no. 10 (2022): 105005.

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