Irene Fonseca elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences
Irene Fonseca, Kavčić-Moura University Professor of Mathematics, has been elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc). EurASc is a fully independent international association of distinguished scholars that aims to recognize and elect to its membership the best European scientists with a vision for Europe as a whole, transcending national borders, and with the aims of strengthening European science and scientific cooperation. Another objective is to take advantage of the expertise of its members in advising other European bodies for the betterment of European research, technological application and social development. It is completely independent from any national entity in its membership, election processes, deliberations and actions.
Irene Fonseca's research program sits at the interface between pure and applied analysis, and is motivated by applications in the physical sciences and engineering. Her recent work is focused on variational techniques as they apply to contemporary problems in materials sciences and computer vision, including the mathematical study of shape memory alloys, ferroelectric and magnetic materials, composites, thin structures, phase transitions, epitaxy, image segmentation, staircasing and recolorization in computer vision.