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Curriculum Vitae



o   Personal Data

    Name: Helena Reis

              Citizenship: Portuguese

              Birth date: 27/12/1977


o   Current Positions:

o   Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the Mathematics Group of the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto

o   Vice-director of Centro de Matemática da Universidade do Porto (CMUP)


o   Visiting Positions:

o   “Invited Professor”, IMPA, July 2018

o   “Invited Professor”, IMPA, February 2017

o   “Invited Professor”, IMPA, November 2014-January 2015

o   “Maître de Conférence Invitée”, Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, June 2013

o   “Invited Professor”, IMPA, March-April 2013

o   “Maître de Conférence Invitée”, Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, November 2008

o   “Invited Professor", IMPA, March-May 2007


o   Academic Degrees

o   Habilitation in Mathematics, University of Porto, 2021

o   Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Porto, 2006 (Supervisor: J. Basto-Gonçalves)

o   M. Sc. in Applied Mathematics, University of Porto, 2001 (Supervisor: J. Basto-Gonçalves)

o   B. Sc. in Applied Mathematics, University of Porto, 1999


o   Supervision of Ph.D. Thesis

o   Susana Pinheiro,

Title: Dynamics of holomorphic and stochastic differential equations

Defended on April 2014

Tenure Track Assistant Professor at CUNY, USA

o   Ahmed Elshafei

Title: Completeness for geodesics on Lorentzian manifolds

Defense expected in October 2021

o   Laura Rosales Ortiz

Title: Pseudo-riemannian geodesic flows on homogeneous spaces

Since September 2020

o   Athmane Hachim

Title: Enlarged dynamics of Fuchsian/Kleinian groups, automorphic functions, and applications

Begining on September 2021


o   Administration

o   Vice-Director of CMUP, since March 2021

o   Member of CMUP’s Scientific Board, since March 2021

o   Member of the Pedogogic Commision of Faculty Economics UP, 2014-2018

o   Member of CMUP's direction board 2013

o   Member of CMUP's scientific committee 2011-2012

o   Coordinator of the Geometry CMUP’s research area of Geometry 2011-2012

o   Member of CMUP's direction board 2009-2010

o   Organizer of the Geometry and Topology seminar of CMUP (2006-2007 and 2010-2013)



o   Editorial activity

o   Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications" of “Entropy”


o   Organization of Conferences

o   Workshop on Geometry and Dynamics of Holomorphic Foliations, Porto, January 2011

o   Special Session on Complex Dynamics and Foliation of the International Meeting AMS-EMS-SPM, Porto, June 2015

o   Geometric Aspects of Modern Dynamics, Porto, January 2016

o   Summer School of the UC|UP Joint PhD Program in Mathematics, September 2017

o   Mini-Rencontre Champs quadratiques et équations d'Euler-Arnold, Toulouse, November 2018

o   Dynamical Aspects of Pseudo-Riemannian Geometry, Braga, March 2020

o   Special Session on Dynamical Systems, Special Equations and Applications da International Conference on Mathematical Analysis and Application in Science and Engineering - ICMA2SC'20, Porto, July 2020.



o   Conferences and Mini-courses


Talks as invited speaker at international conferences:

o   Groups, dynamics and approximation, UNAM-Mexico, January 2022

Title: TBA

o   33rd Brazilian Mathematical Colloquium: Thematic Session on Holomorphic Foliations, IMPA, Brazil, 2-6 August 2021

o   Summer School in mathematics 2019 : Foliations and Algebraic Geometry, Grenoble, 17 June-5 July, 2019

Mini-course: Introduction to holomorphic foliations

o   Real and Complex Dynamical Systems, International Conference on the occasion of Prof. Yulij Ilyashenko's 75-th birthday, Moscow, November 26-30, 2018

Title: On reduction of singularities for vector fields in dimension 3

o   Complex Foliations, Dynamics and Geometry – Satellite Conference – ICM 2018, Niterói, Brasil, July 23-27, 2018

Title: Degenerate singular points of C^2-actions on complex surfaces

o   Holomorphic foliations in Alsace: like it or leaves it, Strasbourg, France, October 23-27, 2017

Title: On reduction of singularities for foliations in dimension 3

o   XXVI International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics, Braga, Portugal, September 4-7, 2017

Title: Around the dynamics of Painlevé's equations

o   Geometry of Singularities and Differential Equations, Celebrating the contributions of Felipe Cano to the Theory of Singularities, Santander, Spain, June 26-30, 2017

Title: On the dimension of the automorphism group of projective three-folds with PIC = Z

o   Geometric Aspects of Modern Dynamics, Porto, Portugal, January 11-15, 2016

Title: Degenerate singularities of holomorphic vector fields and related problems

o   Joint Meeting AMS-EMS-SPM - Special Session on Complex Dynamics and Foliations, Porto, Portugal, June 10-13, 2015

Title: 2-dimensional Lie algebras and separatrices for vector fields on $(\mathbb{C}^3,0)$.

o   Rencontre "Pseudogroupes de difféomorphismes holomorphes", Toulouse, France, 29-30 January, 2015

Title: Mini-couse on Pseudogroupes de difféomorphismes holomorphes en dimension 2

o   Geometry and Foliations 2013, dedicated to the 60th anniversaries of Steven Hurder and Takashi Tsuboi, Tokyo, Japan, 9-14 September 2013

Title: Generic Pseudogroups on(C,0) and the topology of leaves

o   Resolution of Singularities and Related Topics, 80th Birthday of Heisuke Hironaka, Tordesilhas, Spain, 18-23 September, 2011

Title: Singularities and global dynamics of complete vector fields

o   Seminário Iberoamericano de Matemáticas, Universidade de Valladolid, Centro Tordesillas de Relaciones con Iberiamérica, December 2010

Title: Separatrices de foliaciones generadas por dos campos que conmutan

o   II Workshop em Teoria de Singularidades, Equações Diferenciais e Geometria, Universidade Viçosa, Brazil, August 2010

Title: Separatrizes de folheacoes holomorfas para campos de vectores que comutam

o   Encontro Ibérico da Matemática, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-11 February 2007

Title: Singularities of holomorphic flows

o   Local holomorphic dynamics, Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi, Pisa,Italy, 22-26 January, 2007

Title: Semi-complete foliations of saddle-node type in dimension 3

o   8 Annual Workshop on “Applications and Generalizations of Complex Analysis” da Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 4 June, 2005.

Title: Semi-complete vector fields


Mini-courses given in the following Universities:

o   2013: USP (Brazil), UFSCar (Brazil)

o   2017: IMPA (Brazil)



Talks at seminars in various Universities:

o   2006: UFF (Brazil), CMAF - Lisbon (Portugal)

o   2007: Univ. Coimbra (Portugal), UFES (Brazil), USP (Brazil)

o   2008: Univ. Toulouse (France), Univ. Rennes (France)

o   2010: Univ. Toulouse (France)

o   2011: Univ. Porto (Portugal)

o   2012: Univ. Toulouse (France), Univ. Strasbourg (France), Univ. Nice (France)

o   2013: Univ. Porto (Portugal), UTAD (Portugal), IMPA (Brazil), Univ. Haut Alsace (France)

o   2014: Univ Toulouse (France), IMPA (Brazil), UFMG (Brazil)

o   2016: Univ. Porto – 2 talks (Portugal), Univ. Lille (France), Univ. Coimbra (Portugal)

o   2017: Univ. Dijon (France), Univ. Porto (Portugal)

o   2019: Univ. Porto (Portugal)




(Last update: July 2021)


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