Vega, Luis


Luis Vega

He was born in July 16th 1960.


[1988] PhD in Mathematics. Advisor: Antonio Córdoba. U. Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

[1982] Bachelor in Mathematics. U. Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Current Positions

[May 2013 →] Scientific Director, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM)

[Jan 1995→] Full Professor of the Basque Country University (UPV/EHU)

Previous Positions and Academic Experience

[1993-1995] Associate Professor at Basque Country University (UPV/EHU), Spain

[1990-1993] Associate Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain

[1988-1990] L.E. Dickson Instructor at University of Chicago, USA.

[1982-1988] Teaching Assistant at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain

Visiting Positions (Last 5 years)

(2017) Member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) Berkeley, California;

(2016) Member of the Institute des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Paris;

(2015) Simons Visiting Research Professor, MSRI Berkeley, California

(2014) Visiting Professor, Université Paris XIII, Paris;

(2013) Visiting Professor, Université Cergy-Pontoise, Paris;

Fellowships and Awards

[2015-2019] ERC-Advanced grant: Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations.

[2015] Member of the European Academy of Sciences.

[2014] Blaise Pascal Medal, European Academy of Sciences.

[2014] Le Prix La Recherche, (

[2014-2018] Principal Investigator of the BCAM Excellence Accreditation “Severo Ochoa”.

[2013] Corresponding member of the Spanish Academy of Sciences.

[2012] Science and Technology Prize, Basque Government.

[2012] AMS Fellow, Inaugural Class.

[2004 →] “Highly Cited Researcher” by the ISI Institute (Thomson).

[1997] IBERDROLA grant for visiting fellows.

[1989, 1990] National Science Foundation (NSF) grants.

Institutional Responsibilities (Last 5 years)

[2013 →] Scientific Director, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM)

[2015 →] Vicepresident of the Spanish Board ICIAM Valencia 2019.

[2017 →] Member of the Spanish Committee of Mathematics (CEMAT).

[2016-2017] Member of the Junior Committee of the Institute Universitaire de France.

I have published in total 132 papers, 26 in the past 5 years: 115 peer-reviewed articles in major international journals with 4603 citations yielding an h-index of 32 (source MathSciNet 07/07/2018). According to Google Scholar: h-index of 46 and 9129 citations.