Humberto Pereira Rocha
Academic degrees: undergraduate degree and MsC in Applied Mathematics from the University of Coimbra in 1998 and 2001; PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics (Old Dominion University, USA) and NASA Langley Research Center, 2005.
Present position: Researcher at INESC Coimbra (Programa Ciência 2008)
Research areas: development and analysis of numerical methods for large-scale linear/nonlinear programming, integer optimization, and derivative-free optimization. Most of his research centers around applications in physics, inverse engineering, aeronautics, and presently medicine, which is extremelly chalenging since that requires approaches that cut across many different fields to obtain good solutions to these problems, widening his areas of interest.