Department of Mathematical Engineering
Catholic University of Louvain
Pierre-Antoine Absil's major research area is numerical optimization, with particular interests in numerics on manifolds, linear and nonlinear programming algorithms, and biomedical application. He was awared the 2000 IBRA-BIRA prize for his Graduate Thesis (analysis of cardiological signals) and the 2002 SIAM Student Paper Prize for the paper "A Grassmann-Rayleigh Quotient Interation for Computing Invariant Subspaces."
Dr. Absil received a Bachelor Degree in Physics Engineering in 1998 and a Doctorate in 2003, both from the University of Liege, Belgium. He was supported by a Pisart research fellowship from the University of Liege. From 1999-2003, he was a Research Fellow with the Belgian nation Fund for Scientific Research. In 2003-2005, he was a Postdoctoral Associate with the School of Computational Science at Florida State University. He was the Microsoft Research Fellow with Peterhouse, University of Cambridge in 2005-2006. Since September 2005, he has been an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Engineering, Catholic University of Louvain. He also has been a visitor with Monash University, Australia (2001), the University of Wurzburg, Germany (2002), and Sandia National Laboratories, USA (2005).