Habib Ammari is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at ETH Zürich. Before moving to ETH, he was a Director of Research at the Department of Mathematics and Applications at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He received a Bachelor's degree in 1992, a Master's degree in 1993, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics in 1995, all from the Ecole Polytechnique, France. Then, he received a Habilitation degree in Mathematics from the University of
Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris three years later.
Habib Ammari is a world leading expert in wave propagation phenomena,
asymptotic analysis, and mathematical imaging. He published more than two hundred research papers, seven high profile research-oriented books and edited eight books on contemporary issues in applied mathematics. He advised twenty-nine PhD students and twenty two postdoctoral
Habib Ammari was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant in
2010 in recognition of the excellence of his achievements and his
outstanding research program in mathematical imaging. He was named the 2013 winner of the Kuwait Prize in Basic Sciences and received this prestigious prize from His Highness the Emir of Kuwait. In 2015,
he was the recipient of the Khwarizmi International Award in Basic Sciences, which is the highest
honor accorded by His Excellency the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran for intellectual achievement. Habib Ammari has been a fellow of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts since 2015.
Visiting Professorships MSRI, UC Berkeley (2001), IPAM, UCLA
(2003), Seoul National University (2006), Korean Advanced Institute
of Science and Technology (2012), Yonsei University (2013).
Current Research InterestsInverse problems and imaging, wave propagation in complex media, biomedical applications, modelling in nanophotonics, biomimetics.
Teaching at ETH
Mathematics of Super-Resolution Biomedical Imaging
Mathematics for nanophotonics
Prizes and Awards
- Member of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts, 2015-.
- Khwarizmi International Award 2015 in Basic
- Kuwait Prize 2013 in Basic
- European Research
Council Advanced Investigator Grant 2010.
- Publication Citations at
MathSciNet (2563 Sum of Times Cited by 822 Authors),
GoogleScholar (6986 Sum of Times Cited; h-index: 43), and ISI
Knowledge (2803 Sum of Times Cited; h-index: 28; Essential Science
Indicators-Rank in Mathematics: 148).
- (with H. Kang)
of Small Inhomogeneities from Boundary Measurements, Lecture Notes
in Mathematics, Volume 1846, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2004. Review.
- (with H. Kang) Polarization
and Moment Tensors: with Applications to Inverse Problems and Effective
Medium Theory. Applied Mathematical Sciences Series, Volume 162,
Springer-Verlag, New York, 2007. Reviews.
Introduction to Mathematics of Emerging Biomedical Imaging.
Mathématiques et Applications, Volume 62, Springer-Verlag, Berlin,
- (with H. Kang and H. Lee) Layer
Potential Techniques in Spectral Analysis. Mathematical Surveys and
Monographs, Volume 153, American Mathematical Society, Providence, 2009.
- (with J. Garnier, W. Jing, H. Kang, M. Lim, K. Solna, and H. Wang)
Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Multistatic Imaging.
Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Volume 2098, Springer-Verlag, Cham,
- (with E. Bretin, J. Garnier, H. Kang, H. Lee, and A. Wahab)
Mathematical Methods in Elasticity Imaging. Princeton Series in Applied
Mathematics, Princeton University Press, 2015.
- (with J. Garnier, H. Kang, L. Nguyen, and L. Seppecher) Multi-Wave
Medical Imaging: Mathematical Modelling and Imaging Reconstruction.
Modelling and Simulation in Medical Imaging, Volume 2, Imperial College
Press, London, to appear.
- (with D. Volkov) Asymptotic Models and Methods in Electromagnetics,
- (with H. Kang) Inverse
Problems, Multi-Scale Analysis, and Homogenization. Contemporary
Mathematics, Volume 408, American Mathematical Society, Providence,
and Computations in Electromagnetics: A Volume Dedicated to Jean-Claude
Nédélec. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering,
Volume 59, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2007.
- (with H. Kang) Imaging
Microstructures: Mathematical and Computational Challenges.
Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 494, American Mathematical Society,
Modeling in Biomedical Imaging I: Electrical and Ultrasound
Tomographies, Anomaly Detection, and Brain Imaging. Lecture Notes
in Mathematics: Mathematical Biosciences Subseries, Volume 1983,
Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2009.
- (with J. Garnier, H. Kang, and K. Solna) Mathematical
and Statistical Methods for Imaging. Contemporary Mathematics,
Volume 548, American Mathematical Society, Providence, 2011.
Modeling in Biomedical Imaging II: Optical, Ultrasound, and
Opto-Acoustic Tomographies. Lecture Notes in Mathematics:
Mathematical Biosciences Subseries, Volume 2035, Springer-Verlag,
- (with Y. Capdeboscq and H. Kang)
Multi-scale and High-Contrast Partial Differential Equations.
Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 577, American Mathematical Society,
- (with J. Garnier) Inverse Problems and Imaging.
Panoramas et synthèses, Volume 44, Société Mathématique de France, 2015.
- (with Y. Capdeboscq, H. Kang, and I. Sim)
Imaging, Multi-Scale and High Contrast PDE.
Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 660, American Mathematical Society,
Former PhD Students
- N. Vialle-Béreux
(supervised with J.C. Nédélec), Resonances for Maxwell's
Equations, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 1998
(Reviewers: M. Costabel and P. Joly).
- C. Latiri (supervised with J.C. Nédélec), Approximate Boundary
Conditions in Electromagnetics , PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique,
November 1999 (Reviewers: G. Bao
and P. Monk).
- A. Khelifi, Electromagnetic Scattering From Small Dielectric
Inhomogeneities, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, February 2002
Bruno and M. Yamamoto); HDR 2012.
- F. Triki,
Asymptotics of Resonant Frequencies in Electromagnetics, PhD
Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2002 (Reviewers: G. Bouchitté
and F. Santosa).
- K. Touibi, Imaging Microstructures, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, April 2004 (Reviewers: E.
Beretta and H. Tuong).
- S. Soussi ,
Mathematical Modeling in Optics, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, September 2004 (Reviewers: D. Dobson and E. Bonnetier).
- E. Iakovleva (supervised with
D. Lesselier), Inverse Scattering from Small Inclusions, PhD
Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, November 2004 (Reviewers: J. Blum and M. Vogelius).
- H. Zribi, Layer
Potential Techniques for Sensitivity Analysis, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, December 2005 (Reviewers: G. Dassios and L.
Greengard); HDR 2012.
- K. Louati, Mathematical Modeling for Corrosion Detection in
Pipelines, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2006
(Reviewers: I. Ionescu and B. Maury).
- A. Dossevi (supervised with L. Garnero), Methods of
Reconstruction of Functional Networks from Cortical Sources Dynamics in
Electro- and Magneto-encephalography, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, December 2007 (Reviewers: H. Benali and J.
- A. Kozhemyak, Mathematical Models and Reconstruction Methods for
Emerging Biomedical Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, June
2008 (Reviewers: M. Asch and V. Komornik).
- W.K. Park
(supervised with D. Lesselier), Inverse Scattering from
Two-Dimensional Thin Inclusions and Cracks, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, February 2009 (Reviewers: E.
Beretta and O. Dorn).
- P. Garapon,
Multiscale Elasticity Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique,
June 2009 (Reviewers: L.
Greengard and G.
Uhlmann); Best Thesis Prize.
- S. Khan
(supervised with S. Baillet), MEG Source Imaging and Dynamic
Characterization, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, January 2010
(Reviewers: A. Djaffari and J. Garnier).
- L. Guadarrama Bustos, Transient Wave Imaging, PhD Thesis,
Ecole Polytechnique, June 2010 (Reviewers: Y. Capdeboscq and K. Solna).
Bellet (supervised with G. Berginc), Mathematical and Numerical
Methods for Skin Imaging with Polarized Light, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, December 2010 (Reviewers: D. Auroux and D. Fedbacq).
and Simulation in Photoacoustics, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, December 2010 (Reviewers: M. Hanke, J. Schotland, and H.
Zhao); Best Thesis Prize.
- A. Wahab,
Imaging of Attenuation in Biological Media, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, November 2011 (Reviewers: M. Bergounioux and O.
- T. Boulier
(supervised with J. Garnier), Electro-sensing
for Weakly Electric Fish , PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, June
2013 (Reviewers: O. Bruno, J.K. Seo, and H. Zhao).
- L. Giovangigli (supervised with J. Garnier), Mathematical Modeling for Cell Membrane Imaging, PhD Thesis, University of Paris VII, June
2014 (Reviewers: D. Auroux and J. Schotland).
Seppecher (supervised with J. Garnier), Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Imaging by Mechanical Perturbations, PhD Thesis, University of Paris VI, June
2014 (Reviewers: O. Scherzer and J. Schotland).
- P. Millien (supervised with J. Garnier), Mathematical Modelling of Hybrid and Nanoparticle Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Normale Supérieure, June
2015 (Reviewers: S. Arridge, M. Burger, and M. Lassas).
Current PhD Students
A. Dabrowski, B. Fitzpatrick, F. Romero, M. Ruiz, T. Wintz, W. Wu, W. Zhang (supervised with Z. Chen).
E. Bretin, G. Ciraolo, Y.
Deng, S. Gdoura, J.P.
W. Jing, K. Kalimeris, E. Kim, M.
Lim, H. Lee, C.
Poignard, L. Nguyen, A. Rozanova, M.P. Tran, H. Wang, A. Waters, H. Zhang.
Selected Recent Synergetic Activities
Member of the Cancer Plan Panel of the French National Institute of
Health and Medical Research, 2011--2014 and 2016--.
Co-organizer of OSA 2016 Mathematics in Imaging,
ICM 2014 Satellite Conference on Imaging, Multi-Scale and High Contrast PDE, CIMPA
School 2013 on Mathematical and Statistical Tools for Imaging,
and Summer School 2012 on Mathematical
and Statistical Methods for Imaging, Chinese Academy of Science.
Member of the scientific committees of the Applied and Inverse Problems Conferences 2013 and 2017
and member of the Calderon Prize Committee 2013.