Carola Schönlieb is an Austrian mathematician who works in image processing and partial differential equations. She is a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and a Professor in Applied and Computational Analysis in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. Schönlieb earned a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Salzburg in 2004. She completed her Ph.D. at Cambridge in 2009.
Her dissertation, Modern PDE Techniques for Image Inpainting, was supervised by Peter Markowich. After postdoctoral study at the University of Göttingen she returned to Cambridge as a lecturer in 2010.
In 2016 Schönlieb won the Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society "for her spectacular contributions to the mathematics of image analysis". She won a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2017, and is the 2018 Mary Cartwright Lecturer of the London Mathematical Society. Since 2016 she has also been a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.Carola is Director of the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information and she is Co-Director of the Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare - both are based at the University of Cambridge.