New appointments and promotions of women faculty

Appointments at ETH Zurich

Professor Tanja Stadler (*1981), currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, as Associate Professor of Computational Evolution. Tanja Stadler is a leading researcher in the field of phylogenetic dynamics. Using newly developed mathematical and bioinformatic methods, she has made a major contribution to enabling epidemiological parameters to be estimated directly from sequence data. Her successes include answering key questions regarding the development of biological species and the common evolution of pathogens and their host organisms. Tanja Stadler received an ERC Starting Grant for her work and has already been awarded a number of prestigious prizes, including the ETH Zurich Latsis Prize.

Appointments at EPFL

Dr Maria Colombo (*1989), currently a post-doctoral student at the University of Zurich and a research associate at ETH Zurich, as Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Maria Colombo is a very talented young researcher who has already attracted international attention for a number of articles in prestigious academic journals. Her areas of research are the analysis of partial differential equations and variational calculus, which is concerned with functionals (e.g. integrals involving an unknown function and
its derivatives). She has attracted particular interest for making significant advances in the regulation of the transport equation, which describes the behaviour of particle systems in the presence of external force fields.

Dr Carmela Troncoso (*1982), currently Scientist at IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain, as Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Communication Systems. Carmela Troncoso is an up-and-coming specialist in IT security and the protection of privacy in information technology and communication systems. Her results have already attracted international attention. She is particularly interested in researching systems that allow privacy to be safeguarded. Among other things, she develops methods by which software engineers can integrate protection guarantees into their designs. Recently, Carmela Troncoso has been also been working on the protection and safe use of genetic data and the human genome.

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