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Institute for Mathematical Methods in Medicine and Data Based Modeling
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Luca Gerardo-Giorda

Head of Institute

Scientific CV

  • Head of Institute (since May 2020)
  • Full Professor of Mathematical Methods in Medicine and Life Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz (since 2020)
  • Group Leader at RICAM , opens an external URL in a new windowAustrian Academy of Science, Linz (since 2020)
  • Qualification to Full Professor in Numerical Analysis, Italian Ministry of University and Research (2018)
  • Research Line Leader, BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao (2014-2020)
  • Qualification to Professor in Applied Mathematics (Section 26), French Ministry of Research (2014)
  • Senior Researcher, BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao (2011-2014)
  • Fellow of the Centre for Disease Ecology, Emory University, Atlanta, USA (2010-2011)
  • Post Doc Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Emory University, Atlanta (GA), USA (2008-2010)
  • Research Fellow, University of Trento, Italy (2004-2008)
  • Marie Curie Industry Fellow, Institut Français du Petrole (2003-2004)
  • Research Fellow, University of Trento, Italy (2002-2003)
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Trento, Italy (2002)
  • Visiting PhD Student, Ecole Politechnique, Paris, France (2001)
  • Laurea Degree in Mathematics, University of Turin, Italy (1996)

Research Areas

  • Biomedical modeling and simulation
  • Numerical Approximation of PDE
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Fractional diffusion and application in electrocardiology
  • Endocardiac radiofrequency ablation
  • Multiscale glioma modeling
  • Infectious diseases and ecology

AMS-Klassifikation der Forschungsgebiete



Estimation of Covid-19 Asymptomatics in Austria (ECA2), funded by Linz Institute of Technology (LIS115370001), 2020