Giselle Sosa Jones


I recently graduated from Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Canada under the supervision of Dr. Sander Rhebergen. I will soon be joining the Department of Mathematics at the University of Houston as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

My research interests are in the area of numerical methods for solving partial differential equations. During my Ph.D. I developed space-time hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods for solving both linear and non-linear free surface wave problems. In the past, I also studied other numerical methods for solving differential equations, such as finite volume methods and mimetic methods.


University of Waterloo - Canada

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
2016 - 2020

Universidad Simón Bolívar - Venezuela

Master in Mathematics (graduated with honors)
2013 - 2016

Universidad Simón Bolívar - Venezuela

B.Sc. in Computational Mathematics and Statistics (5-year-long degree)
2007 - 2013



G. Sosa Jones, J.J. Lee, S. Rhebergen, “A space-time hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin method for linear free-surface waves”, 2019. Preprint


G. Sosa Jones, J. Arteaga, O. Jiménez, “A study of mimetic and finite difference methods for the static diffusion equation”. Computers & Mathematics with Applications, 76/3 (2018), pp 633-648.

S. Buitrago, G. Sosa Jones, O. Jiménez, “An Upwind Finite Volume Method on Non-Orthogonal Quadrilateral Meshes for the Convection Diffusion Equation in Porous Media”. Applicable Analysis: An International Journal (Taylor & Francis Production), 95/10 (2015), pp 2203-2223.


  • Recipient of the Doctoral Thesis Completion Award. University of Waterloo, 2020.
  • Recipient of the University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship for excellent academic record. University of Waterloo, 2019.
  • Recipient of the 2018/2019 Applied Mathematics Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. University of Waterloo, 2019.
  • Scholar at the International HPC Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences (fully funded by SciNet). Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2018.
  • Recipient of the Provost Doctoral Entrance Award (PDEA) for Women. University of Waterloo, 2016.