Dr Alberto Paganini

Associate Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics

School/Department: Computing and Mathematic Sciences, School of



I am an associate professor in applied and computational mathematics in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

Before joining the University of Leicester I worked

  • at the University of Oxford (2016-2019)
  • at Pembroke College (2018-2019)
  • and at ETH Zurich (2011-2016).

You can learn more about my academic family here. My Erdös number is 4. My ORCiD is 0000-0003-3309-7657.


I am a numerical analyst and I study numerical methods for PDE-constrained shape optimization and its applications. I am also interest in numerical software. My main project is the open source library Fireshape. You can find a complete list of my publications on Google Scholar.


I am happy to supervise projects on the following topics: finite element method, optimization, optimization with PDE constraints, and inverse problems.


Press and media

I am happy to discuss the role of mathematics in society and industrial collaborations via student projects.

For an example, see this press release.


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