The "Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo Mauro Picone"

The "Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo" M. Picone (IAC) is the largest mathematical institute of the Italian National Research Council" (CNR). Its history goes back to 1927 when it was founded by Mauro Picone. Since February 1997, its Director is Prof. Michiel Bertsch.

The main research activities are synthetized in the following list of keywords, which reflects an equilibrium between the development of advanced mathematical methods, their applications often of interdisciplinary character, and computational aspects: partial differential equations, statistics, computer science, signal and image processing, fluid mechanics and material science, biomedical and industrial applications, cultural heritage, mathematical finance, data analysis, variational methods, control theory, computer graphics and scientific visualization, theory of computation, high performance computation, numerical, symbolic and statistical computing.

The research activities are carried out in the framework of national and international projects and are coordinated by the Scientific Committee of the Institute. The scientific staff consists of 23 researchers. Each year about 10 scientific experts have official appointments at IAC, and about 50 visiting researchers come to the Institute to give seminars, workshops or classes and to collaborate in research projects.

The educational activities at IAC, strongly connected to research, involve about 20 students (PhD, etc.) every year. The research activities are supported by the work of the  administrative and technical staff. The Institute is equipped with an advanced distributed scientific computing environment and with a library.