Dr. Jorge Passamani Zubelli
Dr. jorge zubelli Professor Department Chair Mathematics

Contact Information
jorge.zubelli@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 5775


Jorge P. Zubelli obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley (1989), his MSc from the National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA – Brazil) in 1984, and his Electrical Engineering degree from IME-RJ in 1983 with specialization on Telecommunications Engineering. He has previous experience as Professor of Mathematics at IMPA and heading the Laboratory for Analysis and Mathematical Modeling in the Physical Sciences (LAMCA – IMPA).

From 2002 till 2017 he coordinated the Mathematical Methods in Finance Professional MSc program at IMPA. His main research area is Inverse Problems and Mathematical Modeling with focus on its applications to real world problems where he published in highly selective journals such as Science, Plos One, SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, and Physical Review B. He supervised 13 PhD thesis and over 30 MSc students. He coordinated a number of academic projects and research networks such as a PROSUL Latin America network (2008-2011), a Math-AmSud France-Latin America network (2009-2010), and an ALFA European Union and Latin America network (2003-2007). He also coordinated a number of industrial projects in Energy and Finance with corporations such as Petrobras and the Brazilian stock exchange BMF-Bovespa (currently called B3).

He participated in the Erasmus+ network Greening Energy Market and Finance headed by the University of Bologna. He was member of a number of editorial boards including Computational and Applied Mathematics (Springer), the SEMA-SIMAI Springer Series and Mathematics of Planet Earth Springer Series. He is currently in the editorial board of the International Journal of Applied Finance (IJTAF), Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, and Advances in Continuous and Discrete Models.

He was the chair of the organizing committee of a number of international meetings including the 17 editions of Research in Options (RiO), Mathematical Modelling of Biophysical Phenomena, the 2008 Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Brazilian Mathematical Society. He served as elected member at IMPA’s board of directors,  as elected member of IMPA’s technical and scientific council (CTC) and  and at the Brazilian Mathematical Society.

He  is currently a member of the advisory council of the International Institute of Physics (IIP-Brazil).

  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • M.Sc. Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Brazil
  • B.Sc. Military Institute of Engineering (IME) Brazil.

  • Finance in Discrete Time (MATH426)
  • Financial Risk Analysis (MATH425)

Research Interests
  • Analysis, Probability, Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis
  • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling
  • Stochastic Analysis, Risk Analysis

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Alvaro Almeida Gomez Research Associate
Brian David Campos Research Associate
Vinicius Ferreira Ph.D. Student
Additional Info

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1581-9505