Fabio Nobile

Member of The Board

Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics


CADMOS Chair of Scientific Computing and Uncertainty Quantification

Building Math, Station 8, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Selected Publications

  • M. Motamed, F. Nobile and R. Tempone. A stochastic collocation method for the second order wave equation with a discontinuous random speed, in Numerische Mathematik, vol. 123, num. 3, p. 493-536, 2012.
  • J. Beck, F. Nobile, L. Tamellini, and R. Tempone, On the optimal polynomial approximation of stochastic PDEs by Galerkin and collocation methods," Math. Mod. Methods Appl. Sci. (M3AS), vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 1250023-1-33, 2012.
  • M. Pischiutta, L. Formaggia, and F. Nobile, Mathematical modelling for the evolution of aeolian dunes formed by a mixture of sands: entrainment-deposition formulation," Comm. Appl. Industrial Math., vol. 2, no. 2, 2011.
  • F. Nobile, A. Quarteroni, and R. Ruiz-Baier, An active strain electromechanical model for cardiac tissue," Int. J. Numer. Methods Biomed. Engrg., vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 52-71, 2012.


  • Nov. 2001: PhD in Applied Math., Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • June 1998: Degree in Electronic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (cum laude)

Professional Profile

  • August 2011 - present: Associate Professor of mathematics, EPFL, Switzerland
  • May 2011: Invited professor, LJLL Laboratory, Uni. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • June 2010: Italian habilitation to Associate Professor level in Numerical Analysis
  • 2005 - 2011: Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Milano.
  • April 2002 - August 2004: Postdoctoral Fellow at ICES, University of Texas at Austin.
  • July 1998 - March 2002: Research Assistant, chair of Prof. Quarteroni, EPFL, Switzerland.


  • Paper republished on SIAM Review in the SIGEST section, vol. 52-2, June 2010.
  • Most Cited Author 2005-2008 awarded by the journal CMAME
  • Second Prize at the 12th Leslie Fox Prize, Dundee, UK. (June 2005)
  • ICES Postdoctoral Fellowship (April 2002 - May 2004)