Curriculum Vitae

Andrea L Bertozzi

7619D Mathematical Sciences
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4340 (office)
bertozzi[at]math[dot]ucla[dot]edu (email)

Ph.D. in Mathematics, Princeton Univ., 1991
M.A. in Mathematics, Princeton Univ., 1988
A.B. in Mathematics, Princeton Univ., 1987


Distinguished Professor (above scale), UCLA 2018-present
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (zero time appointment), UCLA 2018-present
Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, UCLA 2012-present
Professor of Mathematics, UCLA, 2003-present
Director of Applied Mathematics, UCLA, 2005-present
Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Duke University, 1999-2004
Director, VIGRE program, Duke University 2000-2003
Director, Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Duke Univ., 1999-2000
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Duke University 1998-9
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Duke University, 1995-1998
Maria Geoppert-Mayer Distinguished Scholar, Argonne National Laboratory, 1995-6
L.E. Dickson Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1991-5

Areas of Experience

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations,
Thin Films and Moving Contact Lines,
Fluid Dynamics,
Image Processing,
Swarming dynamics,
High dimensional data analysis

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

ONR Graduate Fellowship 1987-91
Bell Labs GRPW Grant 1987
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship 1991-4
Sloan Research Fellowship 1995
Maria Geoppert-Mayer Distinguished Scholar-Argonne National Lab. 1995-6
ONR Young Investigator Award 1996
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers 1996
Sonia Kovalevsky Prize and Lecture, 2009
SIAM Fellow, 2010
Elected American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2010
Named Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, UCLA 2012
Inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, 2013
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa (honorary degree), Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, 2014
SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize, 2014, with Arjuna Flenner, for Diffuse interface models on graphs for classification of high dimensional data, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 10(3), pp. 1090-1118, 2012.
Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2015
Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher, 2016
Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2016
Awarded Simons Math + X Investigator award, 2017
Elected Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, 2018
Awarded SIAM Kleinman Prize, 2019


Click here for a list of publications and preprints with some hypertext links.


  • Method for inpainting of images, US Patent No. 7,840,086, issued Nov. 23, 2010, with S. Esedoglu and A. Gillette.
  • Systems and methods for data fusion mapping estimation, US Patent No. 8938115 B2, issued Jan. 20, 2015, with Laura M. Smith, Matthew S. Keegan, Todd Wittman, and George O. Mohler
  • Determining fluid reservoir connectivity using nanowire probes, US Patent No. 10620107, issued Apr. 14, 2020, with Paul Weiss, Anne Andrews, and Stanley Osher
  • Plenary Talks, Invited Addresses, Distinguished Lectures

    SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science, Plenary talk, June 2020
    Caltech Keynote Talk "Meeting of the Minds" symposium, May 18, 2019
    Invited talk, International Congress of Mathematicians, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 6, 2018
    Erdos Lecture of the American Math Society, Vanderbilt Univ., April 14, 2018
    Amundson Lectures, Univ. of Houston, April 10-12, 2018
    Plenary talk, Annual Meeting of the German Math Society, Paderborn, Germany, March 5, 2018
    Plenary talk, The 2017 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA), Cancun, Dec 5, 2017
    Plenary Lecture, Summer Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, June 27, 2016
    The Chelluri Lecture, Department of Mathematics, Cornell Univ., April 2016
    Public Lecture, The British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Oxford, UK, April 2016
    The Moody Lecture, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont CA, March 2016
    The Norbert Wiener Colloquium, Univ. of Maryland, February 2016
    Boeing Distinguished Colloquium, Univ of Washington, Seattle, January 2016
    Plenary Talk at SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, UT 2015
    The 2015 Rouse Ball Lecture, Univ. of Cambridge, UK, April 24, 2015
    2015 Karl Menger Lecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, March 30, 2015
    21st Annual Arne Magnus Lecture Series at Colorado State University Department of Mathematics, March 23-24, 2015
    Keynote Talk, EMMCVPR (Energy Miniization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jan 13, 2015
    Public Lecture, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University, Nov. 20, 2014
    Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer 2014-16
    Distinguished Colloquium in Interdisciplinary and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, September 23, 2014
    Plenary talk, International Conference on Free Boundary Problems: Theory and Applications, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge UK, June 26, 2014
    Invited plenary talk, 8th European Conference on Elliptic and Parabolic Problems, Gaeta Italy, May 29, 2014
    Plenary Talk, Mathematics in a Complex World, Seminario Matematico e Fisico Symposium, On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Politecnico di Milano, Milan Italy, Feb. 28, 2013
    Plenary Talk, First International Conference on Differential Equations, Georgia Tech, March 18, 2013
    T.G. Ostrom Lecture, Washington State University, March 27, 2013
    Beatrice Yormack Distinguished Lecture Stanford University, April 18, 2013
    Plenary Talk, Second Pacific Rim Mathematical Association Congress, June 25, 2013, Shanghai China
    The Reese Prosser Memorial Lecture, Dartmouth University Department of Mathematics, Oct. 4, 2012
    Plenary Talk, European Science Foundation Conference on Applied Partial Differential Equations in Physics, Biology and Social Sciences: Classical and Modern Perspectives, Barcelona, Sept 2-7, 2012
    Plenary Talk, International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics (ICOMAS), University of Memphis, May 16, 2012
    Plenary Talk, Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, June 26, 2012
    Plenary Talk, The 9th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications , July 2, 2012
    Cantrell Lectures, Univ. of Georgia Mathematics Department, April 2012
    Grosswald Lectures, Temple University Mathematics Department, April 2012
    Principal Lecturer, Prarie Analysis Seminar 2011, Department of Mathematics, Kansas State University
    Plenary talk, AWM 40th Anniversary Conference, ICERM, Brown University, September 18, 2011
    Invited one hour presentation, 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Vancouver BC, July 19, 2011
    Keynote Talk, 7th East Asian SIAM Meeting, Waseda University, Kitakyushu Campus, Japan, June 29, 2011
    Plenary Talk, Australia New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society, Annual Meeting, Adelaide Australia, February 2011
    Invited AMS Address, Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA January 2010
    Invited Talk, Dynamics Days, Chapel Hill, NC January 2011
    Invited Talk, American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA Nov. 2010
    Congressional Briefing, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC, Hosted by the American Mathematical Society, Oct. 12, 2010
    Allman Family Public Lecture, Southern Methodist University, Sept. 24, 2010
    London Taught Course Center, University College London, Lecture Series, Sept. 8-9, 2010
    Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Distinguised Lecture, Naval Postgraduate School, Sept. 2, 2010
    Plenary Talk, Joint SIAM/RSME-SCM-SEMA Meeting on Emerging Topics in Dynamical Systems and Partial Differential Equations, DSPDEs'10, June 1, 2010 Barcelona, Spain
    Brown University, Mathematics Department, Distinguished Lecture Series, March 11-12, 2010
    China Lake Distinguished Speakers Colloquium Series, China Lake Naval Air Warfare Center, Ridgecrest, CA, Feb 2, 2010
    Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture, SIAM Annual Meeting, Denver, July 6, 2009.
    Marschak Colloquium, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Feb. 1 2008
    Plenary talk, European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry, London, July 1, 2008.
    Plenary talk, SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves, Rome, Italy, July 22, 2008
    Distinguished Lecture, Industrial Mathematics Institute, Univ. of South Carolina, January 23, 2007
    Third Virginia L. Chatelain Memorial Lecture, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS, March 27, 2007
    UCLA Science Faculty Research Colloquium, March 23, 2006
    Plenary talk, SIAM Annual Meeting (Joint with APDE), July 10, 2006, Boston, MA
    January 5, 2005 Joint AMS-MAA invited address, Annual meetings of the AMS, MAA, SIAM, Atlanta
    October 21, 2002, MPS Distinguished Lecture, National Science Foundation, Washington DC
    July 8, 2002, Invited topical lecture, SIAM 50th Anniversary Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
    October 27, 2001, Keynote Address, Sonia Kovalevsky High School Math Day, New College, Sarasota, FL
    July 13, 2001, NATO Advance Study Institute, Univ. of Montreal, Quebec CANADA Four lectures on thin films.
    May 7, 2001, two plenary lectures: "Dynamics of phase boundaries and nonclassical waves", Kirchzarten(Schwarzwald), Germany
    Plenary talk, Third SIAM Meeting on Materials Science, 2000
    Invited Address, AMS-MAA Joint Meetings, San Antonio, 1999

    Invited Talks

    Click here for a links to all invited talks.

    Board Memberships

    Scientific Advisory Committee, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute 2012-2016
    Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University, 2010-2014
    Scientific Advisory Board, Banff International Research Station, 2009-2011
    Board of Trustees, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, 2006-2010
    SIAM Council Member, 2006-2008
    Editorial Board, Applied Mathematics Letters, 2012-present
    Editorial Board SIAM J. Math. Analysis, 2005-present
    Editorial Board, SIAM Review, 2004-2010
    Editorial Board, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (SIAM Journal), 2005-present
    Editorial Board, Interfaces and Free Boundaries, 2003-present
    Editorial Board, Applied Mathematics Research Express, 2003-2014
    Editorial Board, Nonlinearity, 2006-present
    Editorial Board, Comm. Math. Sci., 2009-present
    Editorial Board, M3AS, 2010-2015
    Editorial Board, Advances in Differential Equations, 2010-2014
    Editorial Board, J. Nonlinear Science, 2012-present
    Editorial Board, SIAM J. Imaging Science, 2014-2018
    Editorial Board, J. AMS, 2014-present

    Graduate Student Theses Supervised

    Liya Zhornitskaya Ph.D. 1999, Duke University (postdoc at Univ. Bonn and Univ. Utah 1999-2003)
    Edward Welsh, Ph. D. 2003, Duke University, Assoc. Prof. with Tenure at Westfield State College, MA
    John Greer, Ph. D. 2003, Duke University, NSF Postdoc, Courant Institute (2004-7), currently employed by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC
    Yao-Li Chuang, Ph. D. in Physics, 2006, Duke University, CSU Northridge
    Alan Gillette, Ph. D. 2006, UCLA, entrepreneur, Heaviside Wealth Management
    Yuan Huang, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2006, UCLA, currently employed in the defense industry in Los Angeles
    Hsiang-Wei Lu, Ph. D. 2007, UCLA Mechanical Engineering, co-advised with CJ Kim, current joint postdoc between MIT and Harvey Mudd.
    Benjamin Cook, Ph. D. 2007, UCLA, currently employed by Arete, Washington, DC
    Julia Dobrosotskaya, Ph. D. 2009, UCLA, tenure track Case Western Reserve
    David Hermina Martinez, MSE in EE, 2010, UCLA, currently employed at Raytheon, El Segundo
    Yanghong Huang, Ph. D. 2010, UCLA, Chapman Fellow, Imperial College London Dept. of Mathematics
    Yifei Lou, Ph. D. 2010, UCLA, Asst. Prof. tenure track, UT Dallas
    Wangyi Liu, Ph. D. 2011, UCLA, postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (2011-13), Google (2013-)
    Jacob Bedrossian, PhD 2011, UCLA, NSF Postdoc Courant Institute; Asst. Prof. (tenure Track) Univ. Maryland College Park
    Alexander Chen, Ph. D. 2011, UCLA, Asst. Prof. CSU Dominguez Hills
    Wenhua Gao, Ph. D. 2011, UCLA, Bloomberg LLC
    Nancy Rodriguez, Ph. D 2011, UCLA, NSF Postdoc Stanford; Asst. Prof. (tenure track) UC Boulder
    Matthew Mata, Ph. D. 2011, UCLA, Postdoc UC Santa Barbara
    Rachel Hegemann, PhD 2012, UCLA, Fulbright Fellow at Univ. Muenster
    Erik Lewis, Ph. D. 2012, UCLA, Data Scientist, Kontagent
    Laura Smith, Ph. D. 2012, UCLA, Assoc. Prof. (tenure) CSU Fullerton
    James von Brecht, PhD 2012, UCLA, Asst. Prof. (tenure track) CSU Long Beach
    Hui Sun, PhD 2013, UCLA, Asst. Prof. (tenure track) CSU Long Beach
    Tijana Kostic PhD, 2013, UCLA, Microsoft
    Alexey Stomakhin PhD (joint with J. Teran), 2013, UCLA, Disney Animation
    Joseph Zipkin PhD, 2014, UCLA, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    Alan Mackey PhD, 2015, UCLA, Google CA
    Konstantin Dragomiretskiy, PhD, UCLA, 2015, Morgan Stanley
    Huiyi Hu, PhD 2015, Google CA
    Ekaterina Merkurjev, PhD, UCLA, 2015, UCSD - UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow; Asst. Prof. Michigan State U.
    Joseph Woodworth, PhD, UCLA 2016, Google CA
    Charlie Marshak, PhD (joint with M. Porter), UCLA 2017, Jet Propulsion Lab
    Travis Meyer, PhD, UCLA 2017, industry
    Jeffrey Wong, PhD, UCLA 2017, Duke Univ., Postdoc
    Zhaoyi Meng, PhD, UCLA 2017, Google CA
    Xiyang Luo, PhD, UCLA 2018, Google CA
    Fangbo Zhang, PhD, UCLA 2018, Facebook CA
    Zach Boyd, PhD, UCLA 2018, UNC Chapel Hill Postdoc
    Goeffrey Iyer, PhD, UCLA 2018, Google CA
    Baichuan Yuan, PhD, UCLA 2020, Facebook CA
    Christian Parkinson (joint with S. Osher), PhD, UCLA 2020, Univ. Arizona

    Current Graduate Students

    Bohan Chen, PhD student in Mathematics, advanced to Candidacy
    Hao Li, PhD student in Mathematics, advanced to candidacy
    Thomas Tu, PhD student in Mathematics, advanced to candidacy
    Jacob Moorman, PhD student in Mathematics, advanced to candidacy
    Kyung Ha, PhD student in Mathematics, advanced to candidacy
    Kevin Miller, PhD student in Mathematics
    Kaiyan Peng, PhD student in Mathematics, advanced to candidacy

    Former Postdocs Supervised

    Oleg Alexandrov (2006), NASA Ames
    David Arnold (2016-2019), Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (permanent), Macquarie Univ. Sydney Australia
    Egil Bae (2013-14) Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
    Daniel Balague (2015-16) Research Staff Information Technology, Case Western Reserve Univ.
    Alethea Barbaro (2008-2012), Assoc. Prof. Delft Univ. Technology Netherlands
    Mark Bowen (2000-1), Assoc. Prof., International Center for Science and Engineering Programs, Waseda Univ.
    Christoph Brune (2011-12) Asst. Prof. tenure track Univ. Twente
    Katy Craig (2014-15) Asst. Prof. (tenure track) UCSB
    Mihai Cucuringu (2013-2016) Assoc. Prof. Statistics, Oxford UK
    Shibin Dai (2005-8), Assoc. Prof. Univ. Alabama Tuscaloosa
    Maria D'Orsogna (2004-7), Professor, Cal State Northridge
    Marc Droske (2005), WETA New Zealand
    Selim Esedoglu (2004), Professor, Univ. of Michigan
    Claudia Falcon (2016-2020), Postdoc UNC Chapel Hill
    Matthew Haberland (2014-2018), Asst. Prof., BioResource and Agricultural Engineering, Cal. Poly San Luis Obispo
    Blake Hunter (2011-2014), Senior Data Scientist Manager Activision, Los Angeles
    Zhipu Jin (2006-7), Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA
    Ning Ju (2002-2002), Assoc. Professor with tenure, Oklahoma State University
    Lou Kondic (1997-9), Professor, NJIT
    Da Kuang (2015-2017), Amazon Seattle
    Thomas Laurent (2007-2010), Assoc. Prof., Loyola Marymount
    Sungyon Lee (2011-13), Asst. Prof. tenure track, Univ. Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering
    Daniel Marthaler (2002-4), Stitch Fix, Data Scientist
    Aliki Mavromoustaki (2011-2015, 2018), Netflix
    Mario Micheli (2007-2010), Senior Lecturer, Johns Hopkins U
    George Mohler (2008-2010), Assoc. Prof. Comp. Sci., IUPUI
    Andreas Muench (1998-9), Professor, Oxford Univ, UK
    Nebo Murisic (2007-2010), Credit Quant Associate Goldman Sachs, NYC
    Virginia Pasour (2007-8), Program Officer, Army Research Office, Durham, NC
    Michaela Rombach (2013-2017), Asst. Prof. Univ. Vermont
    Jesus Rosado Linares (2011-14), Asst. Prof., Univ. de Castilla-La Mancha Spain
    Martin Short (2007-2011), Assoc. Prof. Georgia Tech
    Dejan Slepcev (2004-6), Professor, Carnegie-Mellon University
    Linda Smolka (2002), Assoc. Professor tenure track, Bucknell
    Jeanman Sur (2001-3), Samsung, Korea
    Chad Topaz (2002-6), Professor, Williams College
    Yves van Gennip (2010-13), Asst. Prof. Univ. of Delft, Netherlands
    James von Brecht (2012-14), Asst. Prof. tenure track, CSU Long Beach
    Bao Wang (2016-2020), Asst. Prof Univ Utah
    Chuntian Wang (2015-2018), Asst Prof. Univ. Alabama Tuscaloosa
    Li Wang (2012-2015), Asst. Prof. tenure track, Univ. Minnesota Mathematics
    Thomas Ward III (2005-8), Assoc. Prof., Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State Univ.
    Todd Wittman (2006-2011), Assoc. Prof., The Cidadel

    Current Postdocs Supervised

    Hangjie Ji
    Michael Lindstrom
    Wen Li
    Omri Azencot
    Matt Jacobs
    Karthik Elamvazhu

    Consulting Activities

    Panel Reviewer for the National Science Foundation and NASA
    Committee of Visitors, DOE program in Applied Mathematics, 2010
    Proposal Reviewer for AFOSR, NSF, ARO, DOE, Banff International Research Station, and the Jeffress Memorial Trust
    Industry consulting: Passport Systems, Inc. (2006-2008), Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK) (2006-07).
    Research Consultant for Claremont Graduate University (2010-13).
    Proposal Reviewer for Samsung (2020)