About the speakers
The conference opens with the talk of Prof. Prof. Andrea Ferrari, from the Department of Engineering of the University of Cambridge. Ferrari is Professor of Nanotechnology and Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder, and Brian Mercer Award for innovation in 2007. He is also the Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre. He is a world leader expert in nanotechnologies and spectroscopy, with a broad spectrum of interests, ranging from experiments to theory and modelling.
The afternoon plenary talk is given by Prof. Philip Maini, from the Centre for Mathematical Biology, Oxford, a world leader on mathematical and computational modelling of temporal and spatiotemporal phenomena in a number of areas in the life sciences, including developmental biology, wound healing, cancer biology and bacterial chemotaxis.
Prof. Alfio Quarteroni, from the Polythecnic of Lousanne and from Politecnico di Milano, devoted the last twentyfive years to numerical modelling. He founded the MOX center at Polytechnic of Milano, he is Director and founder of the Mathematics Institute of Computational Science and Engineering (MATHICSE). His research interests are mainly devoted to numerical simulation of systems governed by partial differential equations, with real world applications. Here we just mention his primary role in the design and optimization of the Alinghi boat that won the America’s cup in 2007, and in hemodynamics in circulatory system at MOX.
The second day will continue with Prof. Manuel Castro Diaz, from the University of Malaga. Prof. Castro works on mathematical models and simulation of geophysical flows, and is part of a group of applied mathematicians specialized in models governed by non conservative hyperbolic equations. They have done impressive simulations of the flow in the Strait of Gibraltar, tsunamis, avalanches, sedimentary flows, and other relevant flows of geophysical interest.
Prof. Sylvie Méléard , from the Centre de Mathématiques Appliquée, from the Ecole Polytechnique, works on stochastic models, with application to probabilistic modelling of ecology and biodiversity.
The other speaker of the day is Dr. Benedetto Vigna, from ST-Microelectronics. Dr. Vigna is Executive Vice President General Manager, Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group, and is a world expert in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems. During that day the audience will be exposed to state-of-the-art mathemtical modeling of semiconductor devices and real world challenges in the in the massive production of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems.
The fourth days is mainly devoted to electronic design and semiconductors. Prof. Dragica Vasileska, Arizona State University, is well-known in the field of mathematical modeling of semiconductor devices, who organizes also several mini symposia on the topic on Wednesday and Thursday.
The afternoon plenary talk of the day will be by Dr. Oliver Maury, from Mentor Graphics, a leader in electronic design automation software. PhD in Computer Science from the Joseph Fourier University in 2005, Dr. Maury joined Mentor end of 2003 as a quality engineer and moved to a software developer position, on the Eldo Spice simulator, in 2005. He is manager of the products named Eldo Classic and Eldo RF since 2012. For the last five years he mainly worked on improving the simulator’s performance trying new sparse linear solvers, parallelization and cache efficient algorithm/data structures.
The last day of the conference is dedicated to mathematical modeling in Finance. The two plenary speakers come from enterprise. Dr. Joerg Kienitz, head of Quantitative Analysis, who works on mathematical modeling in finance, and is co-author of a recent book on the subject, Financial Modelling - Theory, Implementation and Practice with matlab source, ublished by Wiley Finance in 2012. Dr. Claudio Albanese is the CEO of Global Valuation Limited, a firm founded by Albanese in 2006, which provides software-hardware solutions for portfolio valuation and simulation. Dr. Albanese has been professor in several prestigious Universities, such as Imperial College, and University of Toronto.