Silvio Fanzon

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics @ Hull

About me

I am a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom.

My research is at the interface of Inverse Problems, Optimization, PDEs and Variational Methods. I am interested in applications to Mathematical Imaging, Materials Science and Machine Learning.

My contact information is here. If you are interested in collaboration or supervision opportunities, please contact me at

For Hull students: My office hours are Wednesday 12:00-13:00 in Office 104a, Larkin Building


01/2024 I am teaching the module Statistical Models at the University of Hull. This is a Year 2 module for the BSc in Mathematics 2023/24. Here are the module Webpage and Slides
12/2023 Our preprint Time-rank duality in a simple model for Formula 1 racing is out. We provide a novel approach
to estimate race-winning probabilities, which leads to new insights regarding driver-level versus car-level effects, as well as a simplified Monte Carlo simulation algorithm. Here is the paper
09/2023 During Term 1 of the current academic year 2023/24 I am leading the courses Numbers, Sequences and Series and Differential Geometry at the University of Hull. Follow the links for Lecture notes and Exercises
09/2023 From 4-8 September I am at the AIP 2023 conference in Göttingen (Germany). I am presenting in the minisymposium MS40: Dynamic Imaging on 5 September at 2pm, room VG2.107. Here are the slides
07/2023 Our paper Asymptotic linear convergence of Fully-Corrective Generalized Gradient methods has been published on Mathematical Programming. For a quick overview of the paper check out these slides. More detailed explanation here
06/2023 I have been accepted into the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) programme at the University of Hull. The programme is designed to develop my teaching practice in Higher Education, and will lead to a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Looking forward to start in September 2023!
05/2023 Happy to have joined the PRIMO Reserach Group. Looking forward to attend their talks on inverse problems, machine learning and optimization
04/2023 I became a member of IPIA, the Inverse Problems International Association
04/2023 My website is live
04/2023 Excited to start my new position as Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Hull

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Selected Publications

  1. Asymptotic linear convergence of Fully–Corrective Generalized Conditional Gradient methods
    Mathematical Programming, 2023
  2. A Generalized Conditional Gradient Method for Dynamic Inverse Problems with Optimal Transport Regularization
    Foundations of Computational Mathematics, 2023
  3. Derivation of Linearized Polycrystals from a Two-Dimensional System of Edge Dislocations
    SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 2019

all publications

Current Teaching

  1. 2024 T2
    Statistical Models
    University of Hull, UK
    BSc Mathematics, Year 2

past teaching

Useful Links

  • CVGMT (Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory)
  • PRIMO Research Group
  • IPIA (Inverse Problems International Association)
  • FIPS (Finnish Inverse Problems Society)
  • GAMM (Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics)
  • One World ML (Seminar Series on the Mathematics of Machine Learning)
  • One World MINDS (Seminar Series on Mathematics of INformation, Data, and Signals)