Susana Gomez, PhD


About the speaker

Susana Gómez obtained her BSc in chemical engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, her MSc in Numerical Analysis from Imperial College, London, and PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of London.

Dr Gómez is currently a tenured researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (UNAM, Mexico).  She is an expert in parameter identification and inverse problems that are involved in the field of numerical simulation of flow in porous media.  She has also worked on the characterization of water and oil reservoirs, especially the determination of porous media properties.

Dr. Gómez has significant experience in parallel computing, numerical linear algebra, and global optimization, being the inventor of the so-called tunneling method.

The current research interests of Dr Gómez are mainly:

  • Development of new global optimization methods
  • Parameter estimation inverse problems using global optimization
  • Parameter estimation for oil reservoir characterization

Sample publications

  • Identification of the hydraulic conductivity using a global optimization method, S. Gomez, G. Severino, L. Randazzo, G. Toraldo and J. M. Otero, Agricultural Water Management, Vol. 96(3): 504–510 (2009) [doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2008.09.025]
  • A genetic algorithm for a global optimization problem arising in the detection of gravitational waves, D. di Serafino, S. Gomez, L. Milano, F. Riccio and G. Toraldo, Journal of Global Optimization (in press).