Cecilia Pagliantini

Postdoctoral Assistant



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I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematical Modelling in Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.  In 2012, after an internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, I joined the Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, as a doctoral student and defended my PhD thesis in 2016. During my PhD studies I spent four months at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a visiting researcher.  From February till August 2017 I worked in T-5 Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a short-term scholar (postdoc).

Research interests

Structure preserving discretizations of PDEs. Discrete differential forms and finite element exterior calculus. Finite element, DG and spectral methods. Numerical treatment of fluid and kinetic plasma models. Computational electromagnetism.

Selected Publications

J. S. Hesthaven, and C. Pagliantini, Structure-Preserving Reduced Basis Methods for Hamiltonian Systems with a Nonlinear Poisson Structure, (2018), submitted for publication. Preprint available at: https://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/256098/

R. Hiptmair, and C. Pagliantini, Splitting-Based Structure Preserving Discretizations for Magnetohydrodynamics, SMAI J. Comput. Math., 4 (2018), pp.225–257.

B. Ayuso de Dios, R. Hiptmair, and C. Pagliantini, Auxiliary Space Preconditioners for SIP-DG Discretizations of H(curl)-elliptic Problems with Discontinuous Coefficients, IMA J. Numer. Anal., 37(2) (2017), pp. 646–686.

C. Pagliantini, Computational Magnetohydrodynamics with Discrete Differential Forms. Dissertation ETH No. 23781, ETH Zurich, (2016).

H. Heumann, R. Hiptmair, and C. Pagliantini, Stabilized Galerkin for Transient Advection of Differential Forms, Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. Ser. S, 9.1 (2016), pp. 185–214.