NEWS: I will be moving (back) to University of Waterloo, Department of Applied Mathematics, in December 2018.

Hans De Sterck is a Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics, doing research in numerical methods for computational science and data science at Monash University's School of Mathematical Sciences in Melbourne, Australia.

He did his PhD research at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA. He took up an academic position at the Applied Mathematics department of the University of Waterloo (Canada) in 2004, after post-doctoral positions at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium, and in Tom Manteuffel's and Steve McCormick's Multilevel Computation group at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He moved to Monash University in 2015.

Areas of research:
(1) Numerical methods for scientific computing: numerical linear algebra, numerical optimization, numerical methods for PDEs, multilevel methods, hyperbolic conservation laws, parallel computing. Applications in computational fluid dynamics, space physics, image analysis, Markov chains.

(2) Data science: social network analysis, social media, tensor decomposition, algorithms for distributed big data analytics, cloud computing, recommendation, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, computational social science, health science.

Prof. De Sterck is always interested in exploring new interdisciplinary collaborations with application specialists in science, engineering and technology. His group contributes fast, accurate and scalable computational methods to these collaborations.

Professional activities:
Prof. De Sterck is a member of the senior editorial team of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, serving as the section editor for the "Methods and Algorithms for Scientific Computing" section. He is currently serving as the Chair of the SIAM activity group on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAG CSE) (2017-2018). He co-chaired the 2015 SIAM conference on Computational Science and Engineering, which, with 1700 attendees, was the largest SIAM conference to that date.

Impressions from the 2015 SIAM CSE conference - co-chaired by Hans De Sterck

Recent News

  • Alexander Howse defends his PhD thesis (September 29, 2017) Waterloo PhD student Alexander Howse defended his PhD thesis on "Nonlinear Preconditioning Methods for Optimization and Parallel-In-Time Methods for 1D Scalar Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations" on September 29 ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2017, 7:20 PM by Hans De Sterck
  • John Lang defends his PhD thesis (July 8, 2016) Waterloo PhD student John Lang successfully defended his PhD thesis "Mathematical Modelling of Social Factors in Decision Making Processes at the Individual and Population Levels" on July 8, 2016. Congrats ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2016, 4:11 PM by Hans De Sterck
  • February 2016: Postdoctoral Position, Scalable Solvers for CFD on Adaptive Grids Candidates are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The position focuses on developing novel numerical methods and software for ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2016, 6:50 PM by Hans De Sterck
  • Monash Workshop on Numerical PDEs, 15-19 Feb, 2016 The schedule is now available for the first "Monash Workshop on Numerical PDEs" that Jerome Droniou and Hans De Sterck are organizing at Monash University's School of Mathematical Sciences ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2016, 10:17 PM by Hans De Sterck
  • Our paper on population-level modeling of the smoking epidemic appears in BMC Public Health 'The influence of societal individualism on a century of tobacco use: modelling the prevalence of smoking' by John Lang, Daniel Abrams, and Hans De Sterck has just appeared in BMC ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2015, 3:27 PM by Hans De Sterck
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