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. Following this, 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 in complex media, mathematical modelling in photonics and phononics, and mathematical biomedical imaging. He has published more than two hundred research papers, eight high profile researchoriented books and edited eight books on contemporary issues in applied mathematics. He has advised twentynine 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 and
of the European Academy
of Sciences since 2018. He is also listed as an
ISI highly cited researcher.
Visiting Professorships MSRI, UC Berkeley, IPAM, UCLA, Seoul National University, Korean Advanced Institute
of Science and Technology, Yonsei University.
Current Research Interests
Graduate Teaching at ETH
Prizes and Awards
 Member of the European Academy of Sciences, 2018.
 Highly Cited Researcher in Mathematics by Clarivate Analytics, 2016.
 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 20102016.
Recent Talks
Publications
 Publication Citations at
MathSciNet (3826 Sum of Times Cited by 1137 Authors),
GoogleScholar (9810 Sum of Times Cited; hindex: 50), and ISI
Knowledge (3656 Sum of Times Cited without selfcitations; hindex: 35).
 Reprints
 Preprints
Authored Books
 (with H. Kang)
Reconstruction
of Small Inhomogeneities from Boundary Measurements, Lecture Notes
in Mathematics, Volume 1846, SpringerVerlag, Berlin 2004. Review.
 (with H. Kang) Polarization
and Moment Tensors: with Applications to Inverse Problems and Effective
Medium Theory. Applied Mathematical Sciences Series, Volume 162,
SpringerVerlag, New York, 2007. Reviews.
 An
Introduction to Mathematics of Emerging Biomedical Imaging.
Mathématiques et Applications, Volume 62, SpringerVerlag, Berlin,
2008. Review.
 (with H. Kang and H. Lee) Layer
Potential Techniques in Spectral Analysis. Mathematical Surveys and
Monographs, Volume 153, American Mathematical Society, Providence, 2009.
 (with J. Garnier, W. Jing, H. Kang, M. Lim, K. Solna, and H. Wang)
Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Multistatic Imaging.
Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Volume 2098, SpringerVerlag, Cham,
2013.
 (with E. Bretin, J. Garnier, H. Kang, H. Lee, and A. Wahab)
Mathematical Methods in Elasticity Imaging. Princeton Series in Applied
Mathematics, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 2015.
 (with J. Garnier, H. Kang, L. Nguyen, and L. Seppecher) MultiWave Medical Imaging.
Modelling and Simulation in Medical Imaging, Volume 2, World Scientific, London, 2017, 666 pages.
 (with B. Fitzpatrick, H. Kang, M. Ruiz, S. Yu, and H. Zhang) Mathematical and Computational Methods in Photonics and Phononics.
Mathematical Surveys and
Monographs, Volume 235, American Mathematical Society, Providence, 2018, 509 pages.
Edited Books
 (with H. Kang) Inverse
Problems, MultiScale Analysis, and Homogenization. Contemporary
Mathematics, Volume 408, American Mathematical Society, Providence,
2006.
 Modeling
and Computations in Electromagnetics: A Volume Dedicated to JeanClaude
Nédélec. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering,
Volume 59, SpringerVerlag, Berlin 2007.
 (with H. Kang) Imaging
Microstructures: Mathematical and Computational Challenges.
Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 494, American Mathematical Society,
Providence, 2009.
 Mathematical
Modeling in Biomedical Imaging I: Electrical and Ultrasound
Tomographies, Anomaly Detection, and Brain Imaging. Lecture Notes
in Mathematics: Mathematical Biosciences Subseries, Volume 1983,
SpringerVerlag, Berlin, 2009.
 (with J. Garnier, H. Kang, and K. Solna) Mathematical
and Statistical Methods for Imaging. Contemporary Mathematics,
Volume 548, American Mathematical Society, Providence, 2011.
 Mathematical
Modeling in Biomedical Imaging II: Optical, Ultrasound, and
OptoAcoustic Tomographies. Lecture Notes in Mathematics:
Mathematical Biosciences Subseries, Volume 2035, SpringerVerlag,
Berlin, 2011.
 (with Y. Capdeboscq and H. Kang)
Multiscale and HighContrast Partial Differential Equations.
Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 577, American Mathematical Society,
Providence, 2012.
 (with J. Garnier) Inverse Problems and Imaging.
Panoramas et synthèses, Volume 44, Société Mathématique de France, 2015.
 (with Y. Capdeboscq, H. Kang, and I. Sim)
Imaging, MultiScale and High Contrast PDE.
Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 660, American Mathematical Society,
Providence, 2016.
Former PhD Students
 N. VialleBéreux
(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 Magnetoencephalography, 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
TwoDimensional 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), Electrosensing
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).
 T. Wintz, SuperResolution in Wave Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Normale Supérieure, June
2017 (Reviewers: M. Lim and C. Schonlieb).
 W. Zhang (supervised with Z. Chen), Forward and Inverse Problems Under Uncertaintly, PhD Thesis, Ecole Normale Supérieure, June
2017 (Reviewers: L. Borcea and J. Garnier).
 M. Ruiz, Mathematical Analysis of Plasmonic Resonances for Nanoparticles and Applications, PhD Thesis, Ecole Normale Supérieure, June
2017 (Reviewers: O. Bruno and G. Lebeau).
 B. Fitzpatrick, Mathematical Analysis of Minnaert Resonances for Acoustic Metamaterials, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, June
2018 (Reviewers: R. Craster and G. Lebeau).
 W. Wu, Mathematical and numerical frameworks for metamaterials and metasurfaces, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, July
2018 (Reviewers: P. Li and H. Liu).
 F. Romero, Mathematics of medical imaging with dynamic data, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, July
2018 (Reviewers: J. Garnier and K. Solna).
Current PhD Students
L. Baldassari, A. Dabrowski, B. Davies, K. Imeri, E. Orvehed Hiltunen, A. Scapin.
Former PostDocs
G. Alberti, E. Bretin, G. Ciraolo, Y.
Deng, S. Gdoura, D. Gontier, 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 PostDocs
Selected Recent Synergetic Activities
 Member of the European Research Council Starting Grant Panel (PE1),
2013.
 Member of the editorial board of Journal de l'Ecole
Polytechnique, Mathematical
Methods in the Applied Sciences,
Inverse Problems and Imaging,
Journal of Inverse and Illposed Problems,
Journal of Computational
Mathematics, Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Methods and Applications ,
Kuwait Journal of Science, Moroccan Journal of Pure and Applied Analysis ,
and
Modelling and
Simulation in Medical Imaging.
 Member of the scientific committee of the Mediterranean Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
.
 Member of the Cancer Plan Panel of the French National Institute of
Health and Medical Research, 20112014 and 2016.
 Member of the evaluation committee of the Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille, 2016.
 Member of the evaluation panel of INRIA, 2018.
 Coorganizer of Optical Imaging and Inverse Problems, IMA, Minneapolis, 2017, Novel Optical Materials, IMA, Minneapolis, 2017,
OSA 2016 Mathematics in Imaging,
ICM 2014 Satellite Conference on Imaging, MultiScale and High Contrast PDE, CIMPA
School 2013 on Mathematical and Statistical Tools for Imaging,
and Summer School 2012 on Mathematical
and Statistical Methods for Imaging, Chinese Academy of Science.
 Member of the scientific committees of the Applied and Inverse Problems Conferences 2013, 2017, and 2019
and member of the Calderon Prize Committee 2013.
