Nicola Bellomo is Distinguished Professor at the University of Granada and Professor Emeritus at the Polytechnic University of Torino. He started his career in 1980 when he was called to cover the chair of mathematical physics and applied mathematics due to his scientific achievements on the mathematical theory of the Boltzmann equation and of stochastic differential equations. Subsequently, he moved his scientific interests to the study of living, hence complex systems, becoming one of the pioneers of the development of active particles methods to the modeling of large systems of self-propelled interacting entities. He is author of two books published by Birkhaüser devoted to this topic.
NB has published about 100 papers devoted to modeling, analytic problems and simulations of complex systems such as the immune competition, vehicular traffic, crowd dynamics, and swarm theory. Thanks to the attention of the scientific community he has been ranked since 2014 in the first 1% of highly cited mathematicians in the world. NB delivered, in 2009, the prestigious Shank Lecture at the Vanderbilt University on the modeling of immune competition. In 2014 he delivered a “special lecture” in an Oberwolfach workshop on the mathematics of self-propelled particles.
Concerning his awards, we mention that he is editor in Chief of Journals: “Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences” (with Franco Brezzi), and “Surveys in Mathematical Sciences” (with Simon Salamon); Europe coordinator of two-research training networks 2000-2003 and 2004-2008 on the interaction between mathematics and oncology; Work-package leader on various EU projects from 2008 to 2017, first on genetic diseases and subsequently on crowd dynamics and social conflicts; Chairman of international conferences including two Oberwolfach workshops; President of the Italian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2009-2016; President of the Society of the Italian Highly Cited Scientists; Awarded by the Italian President of the “Third Level Honor” for scientific merits.