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Full Name:
Alethea Barbaro
Phonetic Pronunciation:
Alethea: uh-LEE-thee-uh [soft "th"]
Barbaro: BAR-buh-roe
Delft Technology Fellow and Associate Professor
Mathematical Physics Group
Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

Alethea Barbaro

Research Interests

My research focuses on mathematical models, generally of social organisms, from the perspective of kinetic theory. At the discrete level, I design and implement interacting particle and agent-based models. I use these models in the context of fish migration, human gang rivalries, and gang territorial development, and I am now also working on models for pedestrian dynamics, particularly in stressful situations. I am interested in the kinetic and hydrodynamic limits of this type of model, especially if the model undergoes a phase transition as parameters are varied. I study these phase transitions at the microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic scales.




Teaching Information


Recent Activities

Virtual SIAM Dynamical Systems Conference, May 23-27, 2021 (Minisymposium Speaker)

"Algorithmic Foundations of Programmable Matter: What Next?" A Virtual gathering in place of Dagstuhl workshop Programmable Matter, March 1-2, 2021 (Invited Participant)

IPAM virtual workshop: Social Dynamics beyond Vehicle Autonomy, November 30-December 4, 2020 (Invited Participant)

SIAM Conference on the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations: December 11-14, 2019 (Minisymposium Organizer and Speaker)

CIRM workshop on Crowds: Models and Control, June 3-7, 2019 (Invited Participant)

SIAM Dynamical Systems Conference, May 19-23, 2019 (Minisymposium Organizer and Speaker)

Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 16-19, 2019 (Speaker in Special Session on Agent-Based Modeling in Biological and Social Systems)

Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, December 7-10, 2018 (Special Sessions Speaker)

SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, August 6-9, 2018 (Minisymposium Organizer and Speaker)

American Institute of Mathematics Workshop: Nonlocal differential equations in collective behavior, June 18-22, 2018 (Invited Participant)