Delfim F. M. Torres is a Full Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics of University of Aveiro, Portugal, and coordinator of the Systems and Control Group of the Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA) of the same institution. In addition, he is President of the Commission for Cooperation and Internationalization of DMAT-UA, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (IJAMAS), Associate Editor of The Australian Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (AJMAA), Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation (IJMMNO), and member of the editorial board for Advances in Dynamical Systems and Applications (ADSA) and Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society (DDNS). He also served as an Associate Editor for the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT13), held in San Diego, USA, July 8-10, 2013 (joint with the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting) as well as CT15, Paris, 2015. He obtained a B.Sc. in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 1994, a M.Sc. in Optimization and Control Theory from University of Aveiro (UA) in 1998, a Ph.D. in Mathematics from UA in 2002 and Habilitation in Mathematics, UA, in 2011. His main research area is calculus of variations and optimal control; optimization (MSC 49-XX), with emphasis on regularity of solutions and necessary optimality conditions, and more recently fractional derivatives and integrals (MSC 26A33), dynamic equations on time scales or measure chains (MSC 34N05), and epidemiology (MSC 92D30). Delfim F. M. Torres has written more than 300 scientific and pedagogical publications, including research papers in first class international journals, refereed conference proceedings, chapters in books, and books (as author and also as an editor). In particular, he has co-authored 3 books about the Fractional Calculus of Variations with Imperial College Press/World Scientific Publishing and Springer, 2012, 2015 and 2015, a book on Quantum Variational Calculus with Springer, 2014, and more than 60 papers in international journals ranked in the 1st quartile by ISI Web of Science, according with the Journal Citation Reports Science Edition. He has a strong experience in graduate and post-graduate student supervision and teaching in applied mathematics, both in Portugal and abroad. Moreover, he has been team leader and member in several national and international R&D projects, including EU projects and networks. From 2011 to 2014 he was a Key Scientist of the European Marie Curie Project SADCO (Sensitivity Analysis for Deterministic Controller Design), Network for Initial Training, under the 7th Framework Programme FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN, grant agreement number 264735-SADCO.
Delfim F. M. Torres is the Director of the FCT Doctoral Programme Consortium in Mathematics and Applications (MAP-PDMA), of Universities of Minho, Aveiro, Porto and UBI. Moreover, he has successfully supervised 10 PhD students in Mathematics and 7 post-docs.
Delfim F. M. Torres has been married since 2003, and has 1 daughter and 2 sons.