Edrissa Gassama, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher I

Years of Experience: 7

Education and Licenses:

  • Ph.D., 2014, Applied Mathematics (Inverse Problems), Case Western Reserve University
  • Master of Science, 2010, Applied Mathematics, University of Akron
  • B.Sc., 2005, Mathematics and Physics, University of The Gambia, The Gambia

Areas of Specialization:

  • Mathematical Modeling, Statistical and Scientific Computing
  • Computational and Bayesian Inverse Problems, Uncertainty Quantification
  • Constrained and Unconstrained Optimization
  • Mathematics of Image Processing, Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition
  • Numerical Analysis using the Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Computational Plasticity
  • Scientific Programming in FORTRAN, Python, MATLAB


Dr. Gassama joined E2G’s Applied Research and Development Business Unit in 2014 as a Senior Researcher. As a member of this group, his primary focus is developing and investigating emerging technologies using advanced computational and probabilistic methods, Finite Element Analysis, and Bayesian scientific computing.


Prior to joining E2G, Dr. Gassama was a graduate research assistant for the Department of Applied Mathematics at Case Western Reserve University. His research applies FEM combined with Bayesian inference and data mining methods to statistically characterize the material parameters of piezoelectric materials with specific properties.  One application of this work has been the optimization of the design of piezoelectric devices that he conducted for NASA Glenn Research Center. Dr. Gassama also has experience in Monte Carlo sampling techniques and developed a novel sequential sampling technique as part of his Ph.D. work.