Maria Alessandra RAGUSA

Full Professor of Mathematical analysis [MAT/05]
Office: studio n. 348, secondo piano
Email: maragusa@dmi.unict.it
Phone: 095 7383060
Fax: +390957337906
Web Site: www3.unict.it/gioenia/index.php/soci/161-ragusa.html
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 16:00 to 18:00



Born in Catania on 18th june 1966, she got the degree  in Mathematics on 12th july 1988 Magna cum Laude.

In 1992 she got a position as assistant professor of Mathematical Analysis at the University of Catania. Since january 2000 she is associate professor of Mathematical

Analysis at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Catania.

In june 2013 she is in the national list of full professor of Mathematical Analysis.

In 2013 has been qualified as Full Professor of Mathematical Analysis, from 2017 is Full Professor of Mathematical Analysis at University of Catania.
In 2000 became Associate Professor of Mathematical Analysis at University of Catania.
In 1992 became Assistant Professor of Mathematical Analysis.

In 2012 she received the PhD in Mathematics in Luleå University (Sweden).

Participates to the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP or PNRR) with the following two projects: “Digital Society and Smart Cities” and “Giustizia Smart: Strumenti e modelli per ottimizzare il lavoro dei giudici - JUSTSmart”. For the latter, she is responsible of a Post-Doc Position.

In 2020 she is appointed by “National Center of Scientific and Technical Evaluation” in Kazakhstan for assessing International Grant Projects.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR OF RESEARCH PROJECTS AWARDED

- Principal investigator of the Research Project titled: “Problemi di regolarità di minimi di funzionali non lineari e disequazioni variazionali” obtained by selection by "Gruppo Nazionale per la Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni (GNAMPA)-Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica", 2009;
- Principal investigator of the Research Project titled: “Regolarità delle soluzioni di sistemi ellittici non lineari ed analisi variazionale” obtained by selection by "Gruppo Nazionale per la Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni (GNAMPA)-Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica", 2011;
- Principal investigator of the Research Project titled “Minimi di funzionali non lineari” within the Research Program "Research in Pairs", Centro di Ricerca Matematica "Ennio De Giorgi" - Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, 2015;
- Principal investigator of the Research Project titled: “Regolarità delle soluzioni di equazioni e sistemi ellittici non lineari” obtained by selection by "Gruppo Nazionale per la Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni (GNAMPA)-Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica", 2017.

RESPONSIBLE OF OTHER FUNDINGS AWARDED

- Fundings granted by selection by "Gruppo Nazionale per la Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni (GNAMPA) - Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica", 2018;
- Fundings granted by selection by "Gruppo Nazionale per la Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni (GNAMPA) - Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica", 2019;
- Fundings granted by selection by "Gruppo Nazionale per la Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni (GNAMPA) - Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica", 2021.


MEMBER OF RESEARCH PROJECTS AWARDED

- "Programs of Relevant Scientific National Interest" (P.R.I.N.) PRIN 1997, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2017.

- Research Project titled: "Stime a priori per il problema dell’ostacolo sotto ipotesi minimali di regolarità”, obtained by selection by "Gruppo Nazionale per la Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni (GNAMPA) - Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica", 2019;

- Research Project titled: “Regolarità ottimale di tipo intero e frazionario per il problema dell'ostacolo con crescite generali” ”, obtained by selection by "Gruppo Nazionale per la Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni (GNAMPA) - Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica", 2020;

- Member of the "Fund for Investment in Basic Research (F.I.R.B.)", duration 2 years, to the "Research Projects financed with funds of the University (P.R.A.)" 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, "Piano triennale 2016-2019", "ENIGMA" - Egocentric Navigator for Industrial Guidance, Monitoring and Anticipation, n. F/190050/02/X44 2020, "Pia.ce.ri" (Piano di Incentivi per la Ricerca) 2020, of the University of Catania.


MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS TO INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH GROUPS, ACADEMIES AND COMMITTEES:

- Member of "Gioenia Academy".
- Member of the International Association "Women in Mathematics".
- Chief Researcher of the Research Center of Nonlinear Problems of Mathematical Physics, RUDN
University, Moscow, Russia, since 2017.
- Proposing Member of "CIMAT" (Inter-Departmental Research Center of Mathematics for Technology "Angelo Marcello Anile") of the University of Catania.
- Proposing Member of "IMPRonTE" (Molecular Preclinical and Translational Imaging Research Center) of the University of Catania.
- Member of C.U.T.G.A.N.A. Research Center (University Center for the Protection and Management of Natural Environments and Agro-ecosystems) of the University of Catania.
- Member of the Research Project "STRITUVAD" (In Silico TRIal for TUbercolosis VAccine Development; Program: Horizon 2020, ERC Section: Life Sciences).
- Member of the Research Project "In Silico World" (Program: Horizon 2020, ERC Section: Life Sciences), coordinated by a member of the of Department of Drug and Health Sciences, University of Catania.
- Member of the Research Projects "ENIGMA" (Egocentric Navigator for Industrial Guidance, Monitoring and Anticipation), coordinator: XENIA PROGETTI s.r.l.
- Member of the Research Projects "Pia.ce.ri." (Piano di Incentivi per la Ricerca) titled "Metodi variazionali ed equazioni differenziali" coordinated by Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania.

PRIZES

- She won the "Una Tantum" of Catania University, incentive award for academic and scientific merit.
- She was winner of the prize "Mathematics 2021 Outstanding reviewer Award".


CONFERENCES

- Plenary Speaker and Invited Speaker in over 80 International Conferences.
- Senior and Invited Guest to several universities, including “Newton Institute” (Cambridge, UK), Mittag-Leffler Institute (Stockholm, Sweden), Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA), Tokyo University of Science (Tokyo, Japan), Centro di Ricerca Matematica “Ennio De Giorgi” (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy), where she held seminars and organized research projects.


PUBLICATIONS

Author of more than 130 research articles mostly published in Q1 class journals (according to Journal Citation Reports), also in collaboration with co-Authors from the highest universities all over the world.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

- Editor-in-Chief of the Q1 class journal “Journal of Function Spaces”.

- Member of the Editorial Board of "Contributors to Mathematics".
- Member of the Editorial Board of several Q1 class international journals (for instance, Advances in Nonlinear Analysis, Boundary Value Problems, Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society).
- Guest Editor for "Journal of Inequalities and Applications" (Springer) of the Thematic series "Recent Developments of Integral Inequalities and its Applications" with Prof. Lars-Erik Persson, Prof. Sorina Barza.

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP AND SCIENTIFIC GOVERNANCE ACTIVITIES

- From 2009 to 2012 she was Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Catania University.
- In 2012 she is elected President of the Master Degree Course (Science for the Protection of the Environment), Catania University.
- In 2013 she is elected Director of C.U.T.G.A.N.A. Research Center (University Center for the Protection and Management of Natural Environments and Agro-ecosystems) in Catania University.
- From 2017 to 2019 she was Deputy Rector of Catania University for the Internationalization in scientific field.
- From 2013 she is in the National Register of Expert Assessors of the National Agency of Evaluation of University and Research (A.N.V.U.R.).
- From 2015 she is in the National Register of Experts of Evaluation of the "Third mission" of A.N.V.U.R.,
- In 2016 she has been selected by A.N.V.U.R. as member of evaluation of newly established Master Degree Courses.
- From 2017 she is inserted by A.N.V.U.R. in the Register of "Experts of System" for Institutional Quality Assurance.
- From 2018 she is appointed by A.N.V.U.R. President of the Evaluation Expert (C.E.V.) mission for initial accreditation and Member of C.E.V. of periodic accreditation of bachelor and master degree courses of new activation.
- She is member of the College of the PhD in Applied Mathematics for Engineering in Catania University, Cycles XIX, XX XXI, XXII, and of the PhD in Mathematics and Computational Science in Catania University, Cycles XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI, and teacher of courses.
- Member of the international committee for PhD in Mathematics in the University of Karlstad (Sweden), February 10th, 2017.
- Member of the international committee for "Doctorate en Physique” in the Cergy Paris Université (French), October 2020.
- Member of the international committee for PhD in Mathematics and Applications in the Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fés (Morocco), March 6th, 2021.
- Member of the international committee for PhD in Mathematics and Applications in the Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Faculty of Sciences Dhar el Mahraz, Fés (Morocco), March 16–19th, 2021.
- Member of the international committee for PhD in Mathematics in the Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Faculty of Sciences Dhar el Mahraz, Fés (Morocco),Ddecember 17th and 18th, 2021.
- Member of the international committee for PhD in Mathematics in the University of Johannesburg, Faculty of Science, South Africa, March 2022.

BIBLIOMETRIC INDICATORS

H-index: 34 in Web of Science, 34 in Scopus, 38 in Google Scholar.
Citations: 2612 in Web of Science, 2547 in Scopus, 3468 in Google Scholar.

 

Catania, April 5th, 2022.

 

Selected 10 publications:

   1)  GULIYEV V., OMAROVA, M.  RAGUSA M.A., SCAPELLATO A., Commutators and generalized Morrey Spaces, JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS, (2018), vol. 457  (2)    pp. 1388-1402. HIGHLY CITED PAPER. 

 
 

  2 RAGUSA M. A., TACHIKAWA A., TAKABAYASHI, H. Partial regularity of p(x)-harmonic maps. TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, (2013) vol. 365 (6), pp.3329-3353 

  3) GALA S., RAGUSA M. A., SAWANO Y., TANAKA H., Uniqueness criterion of weak solutions for the dissipative quasi-geostrophic equations in Orlicz-Morrey spaces. APPLICABLE ANALYSIS  (2013).

  4) PERSSON L.-E., RAGUSA M. A., SAMKO N., WALL P., Commutators of Hardy operators in vanishing Morrey spaces. AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, (2012) 1493, pp.859-866.

  5)  RAGUSA M. A., Parabolic Herz spaces and their applications. APPLIED MATHEMATICAL LETTERS, (2012) vol. 25 (10) , pp. 1270-1273.

  6) RAGUSA M. A., Embeddings for Morrey-Lorentz Spaces. JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, (2012)  vol. 154 (2), pp. 491-499.

  7) RAGUSA M. A., Necessary and sufficient condition for a VMO function. APPLEID MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION, (2012) vol. 218 (24), pp. 11952-11958.

  8) ) RAGUSA M. A., Homogeneous Herz spaces and regularity results. NONLINEAR ANALYSIS, (2009) vol.71, pp.e1909-e1914, ISSN: 0362-546X, doi: 10.1016/j.na.2009.02.075

 9) POLIDORO S., RAGUSA M. A., Harnack inequality for hypoelliptic ultraparabolic equations with a singular lower order term. REVISTA MATEMATICA IBEROAMERICANA, (2008 ) vol. 24,  pp.1011-1046, ISSN: 0213-2230.

10) RAGUSA M.A., Local Holder regularity for solutions of elliptic systems, DUKE MATHEMATICAL JOURNAL (2002) vol. 113 (2),  pp. 385-397.   

Academic Year  


Teachings held in other departments in the academic year 2021/2022

Aim of the research are existence, unicity and regularity results for solutions linear and quasilinear partial differential equations of elliptic, parabolic and ultraparabolic type. She is also interested in regularity of local minimizers of variational integrals.

 

Vice Rector for Internazionalization in scientific field from october 12th 2017 to july 2nd 2019.

Member of the Editorial Board of "Contributors oo Mathematics".