The UPV/EHU is a teaching and research institution officially founded in 1985. The University of the Basque Country is at the helm of Research, Development and Innovation in the region of the Basque Country. The university employs over 7.000 people throughout 31 faculties distributed in its three campuses with over 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU is the Spanish University offering the highest number of degrees, one third of these degrees having a quality mention from the Spanish Ministry of Education. It has also been recognised as International Excellence Campus by the Spanish Government.

David Pardo (PI of MATHROCKS) is a Research Professor at Ikerbasque, the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, and the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM). He has published over 110 research articles and he has given over 190 presentations. In 2011, he was awarded as the best Spanish young researcher in Applied Mathematics by the Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics (SEMA). He leads several national research projects, as well as research contracts with national and international companies. He is now the PI of the research group on Mathematical Modeling, Simulation, and Industrial Applications (M2SI).

BCAM is a world-class research center on Applied Mathematics with a focus on interdisciplinary research in the frontiers of mathematics, attraction and training of talented scientists, development of new numerical and simulation methods, interaction with industry, and promotion of scientific and technological advances worldwide. The research structure of the Center is grouped into Research Areas and Lines. Consolidated Research Lines consist of a Group Leader, senior researchers, post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students. Starting in 2008 with 3 Professors and 1 Research Line and, up to Dec 2013, with 41 Researchers (Professors, Post-doc fellows, PhD Students and External Scientific Members), a high number of visiting fellows and internships, supported by a Staff team (7 members), integrating people from more than 21 different countries, the Center has accomplished a long and intense path, full of high quality scientific activities and hard work. BCAM is a young center where the average age of researchers is below 35.

Ali Hashemian (PI at BCAM) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM). He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran (2014). He has been also working as a Research Assistant at Simon Fraser University in Canada, and as a Lecturer at Hakim Sabzevari University in Iran.

The French national institute for research in computer science and control (INRIA), operating under the joint authority of the Ministries of Research and of Industry, is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication science and technology (ICST). Research at INRIA is organised in “project teams” which bring together researchers with complementary skills to focus on specific scientific projects. INRIA transfers expertise and research results to companies (startups, SMEs and major groups) in fields as diverse as healthcare, transport, energy, communications, security and privacy protection, smart cities and the factory of the future.

Hélène Barucq (Team‐leader of the Inria Project Team Magique3D), PI of the INRIA Group. Specialist of wave equation modelling and of numerical analysis of PDE. Julie e Chabassier (Inria Research scientist). Linear and non‐linear wave equations.

BSC‐CNS (Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación) is the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain and was officially constituted in April 2005. BSC‐CNS manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. The mission ofBSC‐CNS is to investigate, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress. With this aim, special dedication has been taken to areas such as Computer Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Computational Applications in Science and Engineering.

Josep de la Puente (PI at BSC) is the Geophysical Applications Group Leader at BSC. He is a multidisciplinary geoscientist specialized in large‐scale forward and inverse geophysical modelling by means of HPC systems and numerical methods. His work is related to both scientific research, with more than 30 articles published and 100 conference contributions, and technology transfer in geophysics, participating in projects amounting for more that twenty million euro both from competitive and non-competitive funding.

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research that specialises in engineering, architecture and science. The Laboratori de Càlcul Numèric (LaCaN) is an active group in Computational Mechanics with strong commitment to both high‐educational training (15 PhD theses supervised in the past 5 years) and research (130 indexed papers in the last 5 years).

Pedro Díez (PI at UPC) heads the Civil Engineering School of UPC and the vice‐president of ECCOMAS. His main expertise is on computational mechanics, with especial emphasis in the area of verification and validation.

AGH University of Sciences and Technology (AGH) Group at AGH University, Poland. Prof. Maciej Paszynski is the leader of the research group “Adaptive Algorithms and Systems (A2S)”. The group performs research oriented toward the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) in advanced simulations of phenomena often governed by Partial Differential Equations (PDEs): linear, non-linear, stationary, and time-dependent (e.g., finite element simulations of stationary problems using AI adaptive algorithms, HPC isogeometric analysis simulations of time-dependent problems, AI applications for stabilized Petrov-Galerkin simulations). Members of the research group include Dr Marcin Łoś, expert in Numerical methods and simulations, Dr Maciej Woźniak, expert in HPC, Rafał Grzeszczuk, PhD student specializing with Deep Neural Network. The group collaborates with prof. Witold Dzwinel from AGH, specializing in incorporating data assimilation methods like supermodeling which couples several instances of simulators for more realistic simulations.


Founded in 1821 the UBA counts with around three hundred thousand students. It has a strong tradition and has currently many active research groups in several areas. Ranked 85 in the QS World University Ranking, the UBA is the largest university in Argentina.

Ricardo Durán, Professor at UBA and Director of the institute IMAS‐UBA‐CONICET. Finite Elements and Harmonic Analysis.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia is an autonomous independent entity of superior education linked to the Ministry of National Education, with a special and defined regime as a National and Public University. Its goal is the development of professional education and investigation, which will be encouraged by the State allowing access to it and developing it on the same level as sciences and arts to achieve excellence.

Juan Galvis: Numerical Analyst and expert in domain decomposition methods and mutiscale finite element methods for high‐contrast mutiscale problems.

Founded in 1721, the UCV is the largest public university in Venezuela with a total of more than 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and around 5,000 academic staff members. According to the 2016 QS World University Rankings, the UCV is the best university in Venezuela. In 2000, UNESCO declared the UCV Caracas campus as a World Heritage Site .

Otilio Rojas (PI at UCV): Full UCV Professor on numerical analysis, advisor of several graduate theses on finite difference methods for hyperbolic and acoustic PDEs, collaborator of BSC research team on full waveform inversion.

PUCC is considered the best university in Chile and ranking among the top 3 higher education institutions in Latin America. The newly created Institute of Mathematical and Computational Engineering fosters interdisciplinary research and technology transfer in areas ranging from HPC to numerical analysis, optimization and data science.

Manuel Sánchez received a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He is now an Assistant Professor in Applied and Computational Engineering at PUCC. He is an expert on numerical analysis and scientific computing.

The PUCV is a teaching and research institution receiving approximately 13,500 students each year

Ignacio Muga: (PI at PUCV): Applied mathematician and numerical analyst. Works in numerical simulation of wave propagation phenomena.

MacQuarie is a young university located on Sydney Australia committed to education and research.

Juan Carlos Afonso is the head of the Geophysics and Geodynamics Group at Macquarie. He got the EGU young scientist award in 2013 and the Anton Hales Medal in 2017. Being 38 years old, he already published 52 papers in indexed journals that gathered more than 1500 cites since 2005.

Curtin University is an internationally focused research and teaching university based in Perth, Western Australia. We also have campuses in Singapore and Malaysia and strong connections to business, industry and over 90 universities worldwide.

Victor Calo is a Professor of Applied Geology at Curtin University. Prof Calo holds the CSIRO Professorial Chair in Computational Geoscience at Curtin University and is a highly‐cited researcher who is actively involved in disseminating knowledge: Victor has authored over 150 peer‐reviewed publications and two patents.

The University of Texas at Austin is a top public USA university withover 50,000 students. The graduate programme on Petroleum and Geosystem Engineering ranks as the best graduate programme in the country.

Carlos Torres-Verdín (Zarrow Centennial Professor and Programme Director of the Formation Evaluation Joint Industry Research Consortium), Leszek Demkowicz (OICES), and Judit Muñoz-Matute (OICES).