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Simone Portaro is a Ph.D. Student in the Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) department at the Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (AMCS) program under the supervision of Professor Peter Markowich at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Simone received his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy in 2017. In 2020, he received his M.S. degree in Mathematical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. 

Research interests

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Analysis-Modeling of biological network formation phenomena, Kinetic Theory, Calculus of Variations, Gradient Flow's PDE structure, drift-diffusive models.

Education Highlights

  • M.S. in Mathematical Engineering 110/110 cum laude, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2020.
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering 110/110 cum laude, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy, 2017.
  • High School Scientific Diploma 100/100, Liceo Scientifico Principe Umberto di Savoia, Italy, 2014.