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Marie E. Rognes, Ph.D.

Head of Department, Biomedical Computing, Simula Research Laboratory
Chief Research Scientist, Scientific Computing, Simula Research Laboratory

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2017-02-21: Interested in doing a PhD on brain mechanics? I'm hiring a PhD student for the ERC-funded Waterscales project! Applicants are evaluated on a rolling basis, so apply before rather than later, with April 1 2017 as the final deadline.

2016-08-24: I have been awarded an ERC Starting Grant with PE1 (Mathematics), and would like to express my most sincere gratitude to the European Research Council and everyone involved in the proposal process.

2016-06-10: Our new paper on Astrocytic ion dynamics: implications for Potassium buffering and liquid flow (G. Halnes, K. Pettersen, L. Oeyehaug, M. E. Rognes, H. P. Langtangen and G. Einevoll) is now on arXiv and accepted for publication.

2016-03-15: Our new paper on Adjoint Multi-Start Based Estimation of Cardiac Hyperelastic Material Parameters using Shear Data (G. Balaban, M. S. Alnaes, J. Sundnes and M. E. Rognes) is now on arXiv and accepted for publication in Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology.

2015-12-05: I am honoured and grateful for receiving the 2015 Simula Research Award.

2015-12-04: I have been awarded a FRIPRO Young Research Talents Grant. Thanks to the Research Council of Norway. The project will revolve around "The Numerical Waterscape of the Brain" and will run for 3 years starting April 1 2016.

2015-09-22: I am excited to join as one of the Founding Members of the Young Academy of Norway; a new, interdisciplinary Academy of Sciences, initiated by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters

2015-06-11: Patrick Farrell, Simon Funke and David Ham and I have been awarded the 2015 Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Software for the software project dolfin-adjoint.


Mail: meg at simula dot no
Cell: +47 45 66 23 96
Mailing address: P. O. Box 134, 1325 Lysaker, Norway
Visiting address: Martin Linges vei 17, Fornebu, 4th floor

Short bio

Marie E. Rognes received her Master (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) degrees in applied mathematics at the Centre for Mathematics for Applications, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Oslo. She then joined Simula Research Laboratory as a post-doctoral fellow in 2009, before being employed as a Senior Research Scientist in 2012, and as a Chief Research Scientist in 2016. She has led the Biomedical Computing Department at Simula and the Robust Solvers project at the Center for Biomedical Computing (CoE) since 2012. Since 2015, Rognes also holds the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo.

In 2015, Rognes won the 2015 Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, was elected a Founding Member of the Young Academy of Norway, and received the 2015 Simula Research Award. She was also awarded a FRIPRO Young Research Talents Grant from the Research Council of Norway for the project "Waterscape: The numerical waterscape of the brain". In 2016, Rognes was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in Mathematics for the project "Waterscales: Mathematical and computational foundations for modelling cerebral fluid flow".

Rognes' research interests revolve around numerical methods for partial differential equations, in particular the analysis and implementation of structure- and property-preserving discretizations such as mixed finite element methods. She has been a core team member of the FEniCS Project since 2007 and is a founder of the dolfin-adjoint project, focusing in particular on automated code generation for sophisticated finite element spaces, automated goal-oriented adaptivity and error control, and automated derivation of adjoints of time-dependent finite element models. Rognes has successfully used these methods and techniques in a range of applications with particular emphasis on modelling and simulation of biological tissue. In the next years, she aims to study and use numerical methods to understand fluid flow and transport within the central nervous system at a range of spatial and temporal scales.

Overall, from 2009 till 2016, Rognes has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, 4 refereed book chapters, 3 refereed conference proceedings, and given more than 45 presentations at national and international conferences and meetings.

Last updated: 07.12.2015