CEMAT (Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics) is a Research Unit of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL), hosted by the Department of Mathematics and with a research/management Pole at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (FC-UL). CEMAT was founded in 1996 with the original name of Center for Applied Mathematics, and later named Center for Mathematics and its Applications.  The Center is funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), Project UID/Multi/04621/2013 and is a member of CIM (International Mathematics Center). Presently, it has 35 PhD Members from several institutions, 19 PhD Students and 41 Collaborators.

Research Areas



Some results on predator-prey and competitive population dynamics

Mathematical analysis is a useful tool to give insights in very different mathematical biology problems.In this talk we will consider predator-prey and competition popula...

Applications and Extensions of the Iterated Local Search

Iterated Local Search (ILS) is a conceptually simple and efficient well-known Metaheuristic. The main idea behind ILS is to drive the search not on the full space of all ...

A nonparametric estimator of the extremal index

Clustering of extremes has a large societal impact. The extremal index, a number in the unit interval, is a key parameter in modelling the clustering of extremes. We bu...

Members of the Board

António Pacheco Pires (President)  |  Carlota Rebelo Gonçalves (Coordinator of the Scientific Council)

Members of the Executive Committee

Adélia Sequeira  |  António Pacheco Pires  |  Carlos Alves  |  Gracinda Gomes  |  Manuel Scotto

Members of the International Advisory Board

Alfio Quarteroni (Chair)  |  Ivan Graham  |  Jean-Éric Pin  |  Peter Rousseeuw