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Carlos J. S. Alves

Institutional Address

Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Av. Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 LISBOA

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Full Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa


Applied and Numerical Analysis

Principal Area

Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations

Other Area

Inverse Problems

Orcid ID: 0000-0002-3834-500X

Scopus ID: 7102051988


  • 2008 Habilitation in Mathematics - Instituto Superior Técnico
  • 1995 PhD Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • 1992 MSc Mathematics, Universidade de Lisboa
  • 1988 BSc Mathematics, Universidade de Lisboa

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Communications in Conference Proceedings

Edition of Books

Projects (coordination)

  • FCT - POCTI/MAT/60863/2004 - Inverse Problems and Meshless Methods
  • FCT - POCTI/MAT/34735/2000 - Inverse Problems and Numerical Analysis in Wave Scattering
  • CAPES-GRICES 2011-12 (with M. Colaço) Inverse Problems in the Determination of Conductivities and Source Terms using Fundamental Solutions and Bayesian Methods
  • CAPES-GRICES 2004-06 (with H. B. Orlande) Inverse Problems in Identification of Obstacles, Inclusions, Cracks, and Material Inhomogeneities
  • NATO CLG 2004-05 (with C.S. Chen) Boundary Meshless Methods for Solving Large Scale Problems
  • NATO CLG 2001-03 (with C.S. Chen) The method of fundamental solutions for nonhomogeneous problems


  • First Prize in Mathematics - Scientific Prizes UTL-Santander-Totta (2009).
  • Honorable mention - Scientific Prizes UTL-Santander-Totta (2007)

Positions (ellection)

  • Member - Faculty Council - IST (2021-2024)
  • Chair of the Department of Mathematics Council (IST, 2017-2020)
  • Head of the Department of Mathematics (IST, 2005-06)
  • Head of Unit (DM-IST, 1999-2000)
  • Member - Faculty Statutary Assembly IST (2008-09)
  • Substitute - University Statutary Assembly UTL (2007-08)
  • Member - Faculty Council - IST (2009-2012)

PhD Thesis Supervision

  • Svilen Stanimirov Valtchev: Numerical Analysis of Methods with Fundamental Solutions for Acoustic and Elastic Wave Propagation Problems. (IST, 05/12/2008)
  • Pedro Ricardo Simão Antunes: The Method of Fundamental Solutions Applied to Eigenproblems. (IST, 12/12/2008)
  • Nuno Filipe Marcelino Martins: Mathematical and numerical methods for inverse problems using fundamental solutions techniques. (Univ. Nova de Lisboa, 23/06/2009, co-supervisor: E. Coimbra)
  • Marcelo Leonardo dos Santos Rainha: Aspectos da Teoria do Potencial aplicados a Problemas Inversos de Reconstrução de Fonte. (Univ. Fed. Rio de Janeiro, 11/12/2012, co-supervisor, supervisor: N. Roberty - Nuclear Eng. Dep.)
  • Luiz Alberto da Silva Abreu: Identificação de Falhas de Contato em Compósitos Laminados. (Univ. Fed. Rio de Janeiro, 05/12/2014, co-supervisor, supervisor: M. Colaço, H. Orlande - Mech. Eng. Dep.)
  • Roberto Mamud Guedes da Silva: Problema Inverso de Identificação e Reconstrução de Fontes em Equações Elípticas (Univ. Fed. Rio de Janeiro, 31/03/2016, co-supervisor, supervisor: N. Roberty - Nuclear Eng. Dep.)

 MSc Thesis Supervision

  • Paula Ribeiro (IST, 1999)
  • Pedro Serranho (IST, 2003)
  • Bruno Pereira (IST, 2004)
  • Pedro Antunes (IST, 2004)
  • André Vasconcelos (IST, 2007)
  • Inês Estrela Oliveira (IST, 2008)
  • Daniela Pamplona (IST, 2008) with A. Bernardino
  • Catarina Vaz (IST, 2009) with A. B. Cruzeiro
  • Margarida Fernandes (IST, 2009) with A. B. Cruzeiro
  • Manuela Almeida (IST, 2015) with M.R. Oliveira
  • Mafalda Ceyrat (IST,  2015) with J. Figueira
  • Matilde Rosa (IST, 2016)
  • Jéssica Perfeito (IST, 2017) with J. Bandeiras


International Conference on Trefftz and MFS Methods (28/07/2019) III auditorium (Univ. Lisboa)