# Giovanni RUSSO

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**Email:** russo@dmi.unict.it**Phone:** 095 7383039**Fax:** 095 330094**Web Site:** www.dmi.unict.it/russo**Skype:** giovannirusso35

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Thursday from 11:00 to 13:00 Please, ask for an appointment by emailPresent position

- Professor of Numerical Analysis, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy
- Cordinator of the PhD program in Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of Catania

**Professional experience**

- 2000-present Full Professor of Numerical Anaysis, University of Catania, Italy;
- 2001-2006 Associate Editor SIAM J. Numer. Anal.
- 1992-2000 Associate Professor of Numerical Analysis, University of L'Aquila, Italy.
- 1990-1992 Research position at the University of L'Aquila, Italy.
- 1988-1990 Post doctoral position at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
- 1987 CNR-NATO Fellowship for research abroad
- 1982-1983 Research experience for one year on solid state physics (laser irradiation of semiconductors) at the Physics Institute of the University of Catania.

**Educational background**

- 1984-1986 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Catania, Italy.
- Title of the Thesis: "Propagation and Stability of Shock Waves in Classical and Relativistic Gas Dynamics"
- Advisor: Prof. A.M. Anile
- 1976-1982 Laurea degree in Nuclear Engineering, Magna cum Laude, Poiltecnico di Milano, Italy

Research interests

- Computational fluid dynamics
- Numerical methods for conservation laws
- Numerical methods for kinetic equations
- Mathematical modeling and simulation of crystal growth

G.Russo has more than one hundred scientific publications in international journals on various topics in applied and computational mathematics.

PERSONAL DATA

Born in Palermo, Sicily, on January 11, 1958

Email: giovanni.russo1@unict.it

Web site: http://web.dmi.unict.it/docenti/giovanni.russo

CURRENT POSITION

Full Professor of Numerical Analysis, SSD MAT/08, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Prof. Russo had worked on a broad range of topics, giving original contributions in the following fields:

- Experimental and theoretical study of laser annealing induced by picosecond laser pulses

- Asymptotic methods in wave propagation

- Particle methods

- Computational fluid dynamics

- Hydrodynamical models of semiconductors

- Numerical methods for balance laws

- Modeling and numerics of kinetic equations

- Mathematical modeling and simulation of crystal growth

- Semiclassical limit of the Schroedinger equation

- Complex networks

- Multiscale modeling of sorption kinetics

His main current research interests concern asymptotic preserving schemes for systems of PDE’s, IMEX methods, semilagrangian schemes for kinetic equations, finite difference ghost point methods on Cartesian grids, high order semi-implicit schemes for hyperbolic systems with relaxation, numerical methods for highly oscillatory solutions

EDUCATION

• 1984-1986 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Catania, Italy on Propagation and Stability of Shock Waves in Classical and Relativistic Gas Dynamics, Advisor: Prof. A.M. Anile.

• 1976-1982 Laurea degree in Nuclear Engineering, Magna cum Laude, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

ACADEMIC CAREER

• 2000-present Full Professor of Numerical Analysis, University of Catania, Italy.

• 1992-2000 Associate Professor of Numerical Analysis, University of L'Aquila, Italy.

• 1990-1992 Research position at the University of L'Aquila, Italy.

• 1987-1990 Post doctoral position at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

• 1982-1983 Research experience for one year on solid state physics, Physics Institute of the University of Catania.

VISITING POSITIONS

• 1987-1990 Associate Research Scientist, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University, New York, NY.

• 1991-1998 Visitor at the Math Department of the University of California, Los Angeles, every summer for periods between one and four month each year.

• 1995 - 2013, Visitor at the Math Department of the University of Michigan, with three extended four-months visits.

He has been a visitor for shorter periods (one months or less) in several other institutions, such as University of Wyoming, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, in the US, University of Kaiserslautern, University of Paris VI, University of Toulouse, University of Lyon, University of Bordeaux, in Europe, and University of Kyoto.

He has been presently appointed as Visiting Scholar in the framework of the Initiative d’Excellence de l’Université de Bordeaux (IdEx Bordeaux): according to the program he will be visiting University of Bordeaux for two months in the period February 2016-January 2017.

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION

G.Russo has more than one hundred and twenty scientific publications in international journals on various topics in applied and computational mathematics, and some books, the last of which is Complex Networks, Principles, Methods and Applications (with V.Latora and V.Nicosia, Cambridge University Press, 2017).

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

SIAM Journal of Mathematical Analysis

Communication of Mathematical Sciences

Journal of Mathematics in Industry

Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics

Le Matematiche, University of Catania

SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis (2001-2006)

ACTIVITY AS REVIEWER

G.Russo has been a reviewer for several journals, including:

SINUM, SISC, JCP, M3AS, Computers and Fluids, Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, COMPEL, TTSP, M2AN, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equation, Journal of Computational Electronics, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, J. Sci. Comput. J. Comput. Appl. Math., Calcolo, Le Matematiche, Kinetic and Related Models, CiCP, Appl. Numer. Math.

TEACHING ACTIVITY

Current teaching load: three courses of 6 CFU (48 hours each): Computational Fluid Dynamics (second year master, first semester), basic numerical methods (second year bachelor, second semester), and numerical methods for partial differential equations (first year master, second semester).
Prof. Russo has taught several other courses at undergraduate level (numerical methods for odes, approximation methods, introduction to computer programming, numerical analysis) and at graduate level (shock capturing schemes for conservation laws, series of lectures on various topics and numerical methods for PDEs, summer schools on numerical methods for kinetic equations and balance laws).

PHD RESPONSIBILITY

Coordinator of PhD programs for more than 16 years, (PhD program in Mathematics for Technology, Applied Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science).

He has been advisor of nine PhD students.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

Prof. Russo has served as member of the Council of the European Consortium of Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) for eight years (2012-2019).

He has been a member of the board of SIMAI, the Italian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (2013-2020).

Member of EMS, group of Applied Mathematics, from 2014 to 2021

He has been in the scientific committee of several conferences (including the biannual Italian conference on hyperbolic problems several times).
Prof. Russo has been member of several committee for university positions and PhD defense committee, both in Italy and abroad.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

G.Russo organized several conferences, workshops, and summer schools.

He has been Chair of The 18th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, Taormina, June 9-13, 2014, with about 370 participants (http:/www.taosciences.it/ecmi2014/ ), Chair of SIMAI 2014, Taormina, July 7-10, 2014 (http:/www.taosciences.it/simai-2014/ ), with about 150 participants.

More recently, he co-organized, together with L.Pareschi, he has been co-organizer of the GSSI school on Uncertainty Quantification for Hyperbolic Equations and Related Topics, GSSI, L’Aquila, April 24-28, 2017 (http:/www.gssi.infn.it/seminars/seminars-and-events-2017/item/1733-school-on-uncertainty- quantification-for-hyperbolic-equations-and-related-topics), and together with Prof. Selim Esedoglu, the international conference in memory of Prof. Peter Smereka, at the University of Michigam, July 2018. He co-organized other workshops and minisymposia (“Efficient high order time discretization methods for PDE’s”, first edition May 2019, second edition May 2022, Kinetic Traffic Models and Numerical Methods, Rome, February 2020,
minisymposium at SIMAI 2021 in Parma).

In 2018 the INdAM Day Recent Advances in Multiscale Modeling and Numerics for Hyperbolic and Kinetic equations celebrated the 60th birthday of prof. Russo.

INVITED TALKS

G.Russo has been invited more than a hundred times to conferences, workshops and minisymposia. Some recent invited talks have been: plenary speaker at WONAPADE 2016 (Chile, Jan 2016), invited to Honom2017, Stuttgart, March 27-31, Numerics of Fluids and Waves, GSSI, L’Aquila, May 2018, Analysis, Control and Inverse Problems for PDEs, 26th-30th November 2018, Napoli, Italy, Innovative Trends in the Numerical Analysis and Simulation of Kinetic Equations, Oberwolfach 16-22 Dicembre 2018, Asymptotic methods and numerical approximations of multi-scale evolution problems, and uncertainty quantification Rennes, France 14-18 May 2019; NumHyp 2021, Trento, Italy, July 2021, HYP2022 (July 2022, originally planned for July 2021), and several other online conferences and invited seminars.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

He has been PI in several research projects, both national and international.

The current projects are:

- Interdipartmental project
*MOSCOVID - MOdeling and Simulation for COVID 2019*. Role: PI Duration two years. - PRIN 2017 Innovative numerical methods for evolutionary partial differential equations and applications. Role: National PI. National project involving six universities. Duration: three years. Total budget 438000 Euro. Termination: January 2023.

Some previous projects in the last decade were:

- 2016-2019. ITN-ETN Horizon 2020 Marie Curie project ModCompShock, Modeling and Computation of Shocks and Interfaces, involving eight European nodes, whose main aim is the formation and education. Role: PI of the Catania Unit. Duration: four years. Total budget: 3918484.14 Euro.

- 2015-2016. MODCLIM, MODeling CLinic in Industrial Mathematics, is a European consortium of nine university devoted to formation and education of (master and PhD) students on several topics of Industrial Mathematics. The project organizes events of the two years 2015-2016. University of Catania is one of the nine partners, and Prof. Russo is the scientific responsible for the Catania node. More details can be found on the web page of the project http:/modclim.ulpgc.es.
- PRIN 2009 In July 2011 the National Project “Innovative Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Problems with Applications to Fluid dynamics, Kinetic Theory and Computational Biology” was accepted and funded by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). The project, coordinated by Giovanni Russo, was composed by three research units, located respectively in Catania, Milano, and Ferrara. It lasts two years, with a total budget of 165,391 Euros, of which 115,774 coming from MIUR.
- 2008-2010. Lava project LAVA is a project that the Civil Protection commissioned to the National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). Prof. Russo is responsible of Research Unit n.8, in charge of “Simulation of lava flows”. Budget of the unit: 48,000 Euros.

BIBLIOMETRIC INDICATORS

Google Scholar as of March 30, 2022

All: 8379, since 2017: 3595

h-index 49

Scopus h-index: 33
with 125 documents

Total Scopus citations: 3972 by 2743 documents

number of co-authors: 127

Selected publications:

- Gallo L., Frasca M., Latora V., Russo G. (2022). Lack of practical identifiability may hamper reliable predictions in COVID-19 epidemic models. SCIENCE ADVANCES, vol. 8, eabg5234, ISSN: 2375-2548, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abg5234 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Boscarino, S, Cho, SY, Groppi, M, Russo, G (2021). BGK MODELS FOR INERT MIXTURES: COMPARISON AND APPLICATIONS. KINETIC AND RELATED MODELS, vol. 14, p. 895-928, ISSN: 1937-5093, doi: 10.3934/krm.2021029 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Gomez-Bueno I., Diaz M. J. C., Pares C., Russo G. (2021). Collocation methods for high-order well-balanced methods for systems of balance laws. MATHEMATICS, vol. 9, 1799, ISSN: 2227-7390, doi: 10.3390/math9151799 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Groppi M, RUSSO, Giovanni, Stracquadanio G. (2016). High order semi-Lagrangian methods for the BGK equation. COMMUNICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, vol. 14, p. 389-414, ISSN: 1539-6746, doi: 10.4310/CMS.2016.v14.n2.a4 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Seung Yeon Cho, Sebastiano Boscarino, Giovanni Russo, Seok-BaeYun (2021). Conservative semi-Lagrangian schemes for kinetic equations Part I: Reconstruction. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, vol. 432, 110159, ISSN: 0021-9991, doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2021.110159 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Seung Yeon Cho, Sebastiano Boscarino, Giovanni Russo, Seok-BaeYunb (2021). Conservative semi-Lagrangian schemes for kinetic equations Part II: Applications. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, vol. 436, 110281, ISSN: 0021-9991, doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2021.110281 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Jin S., Liu L., Russo G., Zhou Z. (2020). Gaussian wave packet transform based numerical scheme for the semi-classical Schrödinger equation with random inputs. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, vol. 401, ISSN: 0021-9991, doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2019.109015 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Sebastiano Boscarino, Jing-Mei Qiu, Giovanni Russo, Tao Xiong (2019). A high order semi-implicit IMEX WENO scheme for the all-Mach isentropic Euler system. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, vol. 392, p. 594-618, ISSN: 0021-9991, doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2019.04.057 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Xiong T., Russo G., Qiu J. -M. (2019). Conservative Multi-dimensional Semi-Lagrangian Finite Difference Scheme: Stability and Applications to the Kinetic and Fluid Simulations. JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, vol. 79, p. 1241-1270, ISSN: 0885-7474, doi: 10.1007/s10915-018-0892-6 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Boscarino S., Russo G., SCANDURRA, LEONARDO (2018). All Mach Number Second Order Semi-implicit Scheme for the Euler Equations of Gas Dynamics. JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, vol. 77, p. 850-884, ISSN: 0885-7474, doi: 10.1007/s10915-018-0731-9 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Chertock, Alina, COCO, ARMANDO, Kurganov, Alexander, Russo, Giovanni (2018). ASecond-order finite-differencemethod for compressible fluids in domains with moving boundaries. COMMUNICATIONS IN COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, vol. 23, p. 230-263, ISSN: 1815-2406, doi: 10.4208/cicp.OA-2016-0133 -
**Articolo in rivista** - BOSCARINO, SEBASTIANO, Pareschi, Lorenzo, RUSSO, Giovanni (2017). A unified Imex Runge-Kutta approach for hyperbolic systems with multiscale relaxation. SIAM JOURNAL ON NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, vol. 55, p. 2085-2109, ISSN: 0036-1429, doi: 10.1137/M1111449 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Qiu J. M, RUSSO, Giovanni (2017). A High Order Multi-Dimensional Characteristic Tracing Strategy for the Vlasov–Poisson System. JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, vol. 71, p. 414-434, ISSN: 0885-7474, doi: 10.1007/s10915-016-0305-7 -
**Articolo in rivista** - Latora, Vito, NICOSIA, VINCENZO, Russo, Giovanni (2017). Complex Networks: Principles, Methods and Applications. CAMBRIDGE, UK:Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 1107103185 -
**Monografia o trattato scientifico** - BOSCARINO, SEBASTIANO, Filbet F, RUSSO, Giovanni (2016). High Order Semi-implicit Schemes for Time Dependent

Partial Differential Equations. JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, vol. 68, p. 975-1001, ISSN: 0885-7474, doi: 10.1007/s10915-016-0168-y -**Articolo in rivista** - Semplice M, Coco A, RUSSO, Giovanni (2016). Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Hyperbolic Systems Based on Third-Order Compact WENO Reconstruction. JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, vol. 66, p. 692-724, ISSN: 0885-7474, doi: 10.1007/s10915-015-0038-z -
**Articolo in rivista** - BOSCARINO, SEBASTIANO, Lefloch Philippe G, RUSSO, Giovanni (2014). HIGH-ORDER ASYMPTOTIC-PRESERVING METHODS FOR FULLY NONLINEAR RELAXATION PROBLEMS. SIAM JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, vol. 36, p. A377-A395, ISSN: 1064-8275, doi: 10.1137/120893136 -
**Articolo in rivista** - BOSCARINO, SEBASTIANO, Pareschi L, RUSSO, Giovanni (2013). Implicit-Explicit Runge--Kutta Schemes for Hyperbolic Systems and Kinetic Equations in the Diffusion Limit. SIAM JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, vol. 35, p. A22-A51, ISSN: 1064-8275 -
**Articolo in rivista** - LATORA, Vito Claudio, Criado R, Nicosia V, Romance del Rio M, RUSSO, Giovanni (2012). Controlling centrality in complex networks. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol. 2, ISSN: 2045-2322, doi: doi:10.1038/srep00218 -
**Articolo in rivista** - PARESCHI L, RUSSO, Giovanni (2005). Implicit-Explicit Runge-Kutta schemes and applications to hyperbolic systems with relaxation. JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, vol. 25, p. 129-155, ISSN: 0885-7474 -
**Articolo in rivista**

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