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Habib Ammari  

Professor of Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
ETH Zürich


Email: habib.ammari@math.ethz.ch
Phone: +41 44 633 8031, Fax: +41 44 632 1104

Postal address:
Seminar für Angewandte Mathematik
Departement Mathematik
HG G 57.3
Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland



Biographical Sketch (Cv in pdf ; Inaugural lecture at ETH )

    Habib Ammari is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at ETH Zürich. Before moving to ETH, he was a Director of Research at the Department of Mathematics and Applications at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He received a Bachelor's degree in 1992, a Master's degree in 1993, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics in 1995, all from the Ecole Polytechnique, France. Then, he received a Habilitation degree in Mathematics from the University of Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris three years later. Habib Ammari is a world leading expert in wave propagation phenomena, asymptotic analysis, and mathematical imaging. He published more than two hundred research papers, seven high profile research-oriented books and edited eight books on contemporary issues in applied mathematics. He advised twenty-nine PhD students and twenty two postdoctoral researchers. Habib Ammari was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant in 2010 in recognition of the excellence of his achievements and his outstanding research program in mathematical imaging. He was named the 2013 winner of the Kuwait Prize in Basic Sciences and received this prestigious prize from His Highness the Emir of Kuwait. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Khwarizmi International Award in Basic Sciences, which is the highest honor accorded by His Excellency the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran for intellectual achievement. Habib Ammari has been a fellow of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts since 2015.


Visiting Professorships

MSRI, UC Berkeley, IPAM, UCLA, Seoul National University, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Yonsei University.



Current Research Interests

Super-resolution and -focusing in wave imaging; Hybrid medical imaging; Plasmonic resonances for nanoparticles.



Teaching at ETH


  • Mathematics of Super-Resolution Biomedical Imaging
  • Mathematics and Computational Methods in Photonics

    Prizes and Awards

    • Member of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts, 2015-.
    • Khwarizmi International Award 2015 in Basic Sciences.
    • Kuwait Prize 2013 in Basic Sciences.
    • European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant 2010.



    Recent Talks


    Mathematical imaging; Bio-inspired imaging; Super-resolution biomedical imaging; Resonances for plasmonic nanoparticles.

    Publications

    • Publication Citations at MathSciNet (2672 Sum of Times Cited by 870 Authors), GoogleScholar (7381 Sum of Times Cited; h-index: 44), and ISI Knowledge (3110 Sum of Times Cited; h-index: 30).
    • Reprints
    • Preprints

    Authored Books

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    Edited Books

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    Former PhD Students

    • N. Vialle-Béreux (supervised with J.C. Nédélec), Resonances for Maxwell's Equations, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 1998 (Reviewers: M. Costabel and P. Joly).
    • C. Latiri (supervised with J.C. Nédélec), Approximate Boundary Conditions in Electromagnetics , PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, November 1999 (Reviewers: G. Bao and P. Monk).
    • A. Khelifi, Electromagnetic Scattering From Small Dielectric Inhomogeneities, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, February 2002 (Reviewers: O. Bruno and M. Yamamoto); HDR 2012.
    • F. Triki, Asymptotics of Resonant Frequencies in Electromagnetics, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2002 (Reviewers: G. Bouchitté and F. Santosa).
    • K. Touibi, Imaging Microstructures, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, April 2004 (Reviewers: E. Beretta and H. Tuong).
    • S. Soussi , Mathematical Modeling in Optics, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, September 2004 (Reviewers: D. Dobson and E. Bonnetier).
    • E. Iakovleva (supervised with D. Lesselier), Inverse Scattering from Small Inclusions, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, November 2004 (Reviewers: J. Blum and M. Vogelius).
    • H. Zribi, Layer Potential Techniques for Sensitivity Analysis, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2005 (Reviewers: G. Dassios and L. Greengard); HDR 2012.
    • K. Louati, Mathematical Modeling for Corrosion Detection in Pipelines, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2006 (Reviewers: I. Ionescu and B. Maury).
    • A. Dossevi (supervised with L. Garnero), Methods of Reconstruction of Functional Networks from Cortical Sources Dynamics in Electro- and Magneto-encephalography, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2007 (Reviewers: H. Benali and J. Garnier).
    • A. Kozhemyak, Mathematical Models and Reconstruction Methods for Emerging Biomedical Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, June 2008 (Reviewers: M. Asch and V. Komornik).
    • W.K. Park (supervised with D. Lesselier), Inverse Scattering from Two-Dimensional Thin Inclusions and Cracks, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, February 2009 (Reviewers: E. Beretta and O. Dorn).
    • P. Garapon, Multiscale Elasticity Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, June 2009 (Reviewers: L. Greengard and G. Uhlmann); Best Thesis Prize.
    • S. Khan (supervised with S. Baillet), MEG Source Imaging and Dynamic Characterization, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, January 2010 (Reviewers: A. Djaffari and J. Garnier).
    • L. Guadarrama Bustos, Transient Wave Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, June 2010 (Reviewers: Y. Capdeboscq and K. Solna).
    • J.B. Bellet (supervised with G. Berginc), Mathematical and Numerical Methods for Skin Imaging with Polarized Light, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2010 (Reviewers: D. Auroux and D. Fedbacq).
    • V. Jugnon, Modelling and Simulation in Photoacoustics, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2010 (Reviewers: M. Hanke, J. Schotland, and H. Zhao); Best Thesis Prize.
    • A. Wahab, Modeling and Imaging of Attenuation in Biological Media, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, November 2011 (Reviewers: M. Bergounioux and O. Scherzer).
    • T. Boulier (supervised with J. Garnier), Electro-sensing for Weakly Electric Fish , PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, June 2013 (Reviewers: O. Bruno, J.K. Seo, and H. Zhao).
    • L. Giovangigli (supervised with J. Garnier), Mathematical Modeling for Cell Membrane Imaging, PhD Thesis, University of Paris VII, June 2014 (Reviewers: D. Auroux and J. Schotland).
    • L. Seppecher (supervised with J. Garnier), Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Imaging by Mechanical Perturbations, PhD Thesis, University of Paris VI, June 2014 (Reviewers: O. Scherzer and J. Schotland).
    • P. Millien (supervised with J. Garnier), Mathematical Modelling of Hybrid and Nanoparticle Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Normale Supérieure, June 2015 (Reviewers: S. Arridge, M. Burger, and M. Lassas).

    Current PhD Students

      A. Dabrowski, B. Fitzpatrick, F. Romero, M. Ruiz, T. Wintz, W. Wu, W. Zhang (supervised with Z. Chen).

    Former Post-Docs

      E. Bretin, G. Ciraolo, Y. Deng, S. Gdoura, J.P. Groby, W. Jing, K. Kalimeris, E. Kim, M. Lim, H. Lee, C. Poignard, L. Nguyen, A. Rozanova, M.P. Tran, H. Wang, A. Waters, T. Widlak, H. Zhang, G. Zheng.

    Current Post-Docs


    Selected Recent Synergetic Activities