Jan S. Hesthaven#

Jan S. Hesthaven
Membership Number:6447
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2021 Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, EPFL, Switzerland
  • 2013 Professor of Mathematics, EPFL, Switzerland
  • 2013 Chair of Computational Mathematics and Simulation Science (MCSS), EPFL, Switzerland
  • 2007 - 2021 Professor (honorary), Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • 2017 - 2020 Dean, School of Basic Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland
  • 2010 - 2013 Founding deputy director, The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), Brown University, USA
  • 2005 - 2013 Professor of Applied Mathematics, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, USA
  • 2003 - 2005 Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics with tenure, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, USA
  • 1999 - 2002 Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, USA
  • 1995 - 1999 Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Multi-scale methods
  • Computational uncertainty quantification
  • Numerical methods for conservation laws
  • Computational wave problems
  • High-order accurate methods
  • Absorbing boundary conditions
  • Numerical methods for time-dependent partial differential equations
  • Scientific machine learning
  • Reduced order modeling
  • Spectral methods

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 Fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2022 ICM Invited Speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2022 AMS Fellow, American Mathematical Society, Providence, USA
  • 2014 SIAM Fellow, Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, USA
  • 2012 Gutenberg Chair, Gutenberg Foundation, Strasbourg, France, (declined)
  • 2005 Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • 2004 Philip J. Bray Award for Teaching Excellence in the Physical Sciences for 2004-2005, Brown University, USA
  • 2002 NSF CAREER Award, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, USA
  • 2001 Manning Assistant Professorship, Brown University, USA
  • 2000 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, USA
  • 1995 NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, Advanced Scientific Computing, National Science Foundation, USA

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