Víctor Ayala is a Mathematician working in Differential Geometry Control Theory, specially in a class of control systems on Lie groups. He is a member of an international math team with researchers from South America, USA and Europe.
He is happily married to Cristina Hoffmann Weisse with whom he has four children Pamela, José, Paula and Victoria. They also have five grandchild Salvador, Violeta, Gastón, Nicanor and Amanda. He is also an amateur musician, Director of the Chilean Jazz Sextet Cónclave.