Hans Munthe-Kaas received his PhD in 1989 from the Norwegian Institute of Technology. Since 1991 he has been professor of computer science and mathematics at the University of Bergen. His research is centred around foundational questions in computational mathematics and applications of Lie groups, symmetries and differential geometry in structure preserving discretisations of differential equations.
Munthe-Kaas is chair of the Abel prize committee, editor-in-chief of the journal “Foundations of Computational Mathematics”, President of the Norwegian Mathematical Society, and President of the scientific council of Centre International de Mathématiques Pures at Appliquées (CIMPA) in Nice. He is elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.