Mississippi State-UAB Conferences on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations


 

 

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Mississippi State-UAB conference series on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations has hosted eight highly successful conferences since 1993. Ratnasingham Shivaji from Mississippi State University (MSU) and Bharat Soni from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) served as organizers for these international conferences. The ninth conference of the series will be held in October, 2012 and will be hosted by the Center for Computational Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at MSU, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UAB. Hyeona Lim (MSU) and Roy Koomullil (UAB) will serve as new organizers of this conference series.

The primary objective of these conferences is to provide a joint forum where mathematicians, scientists and engineers from industries, federal laboratories and academia exchange research and development ideas. An overall goal of these conferences is to promote research and education in mathematical and computational analysis of theoretical and applied differential equations. The unique feature of these conferences is the interaction between mathematicians and engineers. To date, researchers from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States have participated in these conferences.


 
 

The Eighth Mississippi State-UAB Conference on
Differential Equations and
Computational Simulations
May 7-9, 2009
Conference Collage

The Eighth Mississippi State-UAB Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations was held on May 7-9, 2009, at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi. There were 13 invited principal lectures presented by:
Douglas Arnold,  University of Minnesota
Peter Bates,   Michigan State University
John Benek,   Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Alfonso Castro,   Harvey Mudd College
Pavel Drabek,   University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Gisele Goldstein,   University of Memphis
Philip Maini,   University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Scott Morton,   Eglin Air Force Base
Tinsley Oden,   University of Texas at Austin
Stanley Osher,   University of California at Los Angeles
Peter Polacik,   University of Minnesota
Jere Segrest,   University of Alabama at Birmingham
Theresa Windus,   AMES LAB, U.S. Department of Energy

A TOTAL of 89 contributed papers were presented during the three-day conference. The conference was attended by 147 researchers. There were 20 international participants from 12 different countries. A total of 50 graduate students and recent Ph.D.s were supported by the NSF to participate in the conference. This conference was dedicated to Joe Thompson, William L. Giles Distinguished Professor at MSU for his outstanding and continuing contributions to MSU. The post-conference proceedings were published as a special issue of Electronic Journal of Differential Equations (http://ejde.math.txstate.edu/) Conference 19. It contains 21 refereed papers presented at the conference.

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The Seventh Mississippi State-UAB Conference on
Differential Equations and
Computational Simulations
November 1-3, 2007
Conference Collage

The Seventh Mississippi State-UAB Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations was held on November 1-3, 2007, at Doubletree Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama. There were twelve invited principal lectures presented by:
Oscar Bruno,  California Institute of Technology
Chris Cosner,  University of Miami
Jeff Crandall, University of Virginia
Norman Dancer,  University of Sydney
Joshua Epstein,  The Brookings Institution
Lisa Fauci,  Tulane University
YanYan Li,  Rutgers University
Jean Mawhin,  University of Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Charles Nietubicz,  Army research Laboratory
Jaime Peraire,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Rice,  IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Peter Takac,  University of Rostock, Germany

A TOTAL of 95 contributed papers were presented during the three-day conference. The conference was attended by 131 researchers, including those traveling from 7 different countries. Atlas Conferences, Electronic Journal of Differential Equations (EJDE), Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) were the co-sponsors for this conference. A conference proceedings will be published as a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations.


 
 

The Sixth Mississippi State-UAB Conference on
Differential Equations and
Computational Simulations
May 13-14, 2005
Conference Collage
Louis Nirenberg and Klaus Schmitt
Jean Mawhin

The Sixth Mississippi State-UAB Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations was held on May 13 - 14, 2005, at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi. There were eight invited principal lectures presented by:
Margaret Cheney, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lawrence DeLucas,  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Thomas Yizhao Hou,  California Institute of Technology
Mark Lewis,  University of Alberta
Fang-Hua Lin,  Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Robert Meakin,  U. S. Army, NASA Ames Research Center
Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Klaus Schmitt, University of Utah

In addition, a total of 90 contributed papers were presented at the conference and 150 participants registered for the conference. The conference participants came from Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Thailand, and the United States. This conference was dedicated to Louis Nirenberg in celebration of his 80th birthday, Klaus Schmitt in celebration of his 65th birthday, and their contributions in mathematics. As part of this celebration special sessions were organized. Also a banquet lecture, titled "Louis Nirenberg and Klaus Schmitt : The Joy of Differential Equations" was delivered by Jean Mawhin, University of Catholique de Louvain-Belgium. The conference also featured a special lecture by Dr. Mary Ann Horn on the Funding Opportunities in the Mathematical Sciences at the NSF. A conference proceedings containing 25 refereed papers presented at the conference was published as a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations. (Conference 15)


 
 

The Fifth Mississippi State Conference on
Differential Equations and
Computational Simulations
May 18-19, 2001
Principal speakers

The Fifth Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations was held on May 18 - 19, 2001, at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi. There were ten invited principal lectures presented by:
Peter Bates,  Brigham Young University
Carlos Castillo-Chavez,  Cornell University
Jerome Goldstein,  University of Memphis
Anthony Ingraffea,  Cornell University
James Keener,  University of Utah
David Keyes,  Old Dominion University
Hiroshi Matano, University of Tokyo
Suresh Menon, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wei-Ming Ni, University of Minnesota
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University

In addition, a total of 69 contributed papers were presented at the conference and 138 participants registered for the conference. The conference participants came from Japan, Korea, Germany, Brazil, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. The conference also featured a honoring ceremony for Professor Jack Hale, a special lecture by Dr. Henry Warchall on the Funding Opportunities in the Mathematical Sciences at the NSF, and the Banquet Lecture titled "Highway to Space" by Dr. Gary Lyles at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. A conference proceeding containing refereed papers presented at the conference was published as a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations. (Conference 10)


 
 

The Fourth Mississippi State Conference on
Differential Equations and
Computational Simulations
May 21-22, 1999
Principal speakers
Dr. Alfonso Castro with Dr. Seth Oppenheimer
Dr. Irene Fonseca

The Fourth Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations was held on May 21 - 22, 1999, at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi. There were seven invited principal lectures presented by the world renowned experts in differential equations and computational simulations. The invited speakers were:
Lawrence C. Evans,  University of California at Berkeley
Charbel Farhat,  University of Colorado at Boulder
Irene Fonseca,  Carnegie Mellon University
Ahmed Noor,  University of Virginia
James Serrin,  University of Minnesota
Paul Waltman,  Emory University
Mary Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin

A total of seventy-two abstracts from eight countries for contributed presentations were received by the conference. The conference also featured a special open discussion session on future directions in differential equation and computational simulations. A total of 106 registered participants attended the conference. An NSF grant was obtained by the conference organizers to support 42 students and recent Ph.D.s to participate in the conference. A conference proceedings containing refereed papers presented at the conference was published as a special issue of Electronic Journal of Differential Equations. (Conference 3)

          

COMMENTS FROM THE PANEL DISCUSSION:
4:30 - 5:30pm, May 22, 1999. The panel discussion was modulated by one of the conference organizers Dr. Bharat Soni. The panel consisted of the principal speakers and Dr. Joe Thompson. The following is the summary of the panel discussions: * There is a need of dialogue between different areas. The panelists would like to see more mathematicians going to various applications, such as MNR, biotech, etc. They like this conference with different presentations covering many areas, and would like to see a mixture of technical and survey talks. Possible other areas include immunology and environmental remediation using biological tools, reconfigurable, quantum, and optical computers, and new ways for discretization. The future trend is parallel computing + interaction + immersive environment. Having this kind of diverse areas in the conference is very useful, but more selective topics & sessions on one or two focus areas would be better. * It's very helpful for engineers to talk to mathematicians at the conference. Information (such as course material) should be shared. It's also good for mathematicians to see different areas and ways to solve problems. * Fundamental research are taking place, but constrained by resources. The bulk of research is done at universities. Some areas are even contracting and losing students who are going to wall street, banking, and other areas. In the last fifty years, the research has become more and more specialized. * We need precaution: 1. not every one should work in interdisciplinary research. 2. find proper ways and room for people to work in cross-disciplinary areas without destroy their careers. 3. need allocation of funding & resources to do interdisciplinary research. * The area of differential equations has balloned (number of papers published) since 1950s. When it comes down to PDE, we don't know if we are pure or applied mathematician. We need to know what DE is and to preserve it as a genuie area. We need to maintain the beauty of the area.
 
 

The Third Mississippi State Conference on
Differential Equations and
Computational Simulations
May 16-17, 1997

 
Organizers and Some of the Principal Speaker of the 1997 Differential Equations Conference

One hundred and thirty Mathematicians, Engineers and Scientists from around the world gathered Friday and Saturday (May 16-17) at Mississippi State University to discuss the latest developments in the area of differential equations and computational simulations. The Third Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations & Computational Simulations, was co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center at Mississippi State University. Also sponsoring the event were the National Science Foundation, and the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations which devoted a special issue to the proceedings. (Conference 01) The multidisciplinary conference, coordinated by Ratnasingham Shivaji and Jianping Zhu of MSU's Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Bharat Soni of the Engineering Research Center was originated at MSU and has been held every two years since 1993. This year's conference brought much positive exposure to MSU,drawing participants from all over the USA as well as from Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Russia and China. The event brought together a historic array of outstanding principal speakers. Participants heard nine of the world's leading experts on differential equations and computational simulations lecture and also heard an additional fifty-seven contributed papers. The invited lectures were presented by :
Walter Allegretto of the University of Alberta in Canada

Jerry L. Bona of the University of Texas Djairo de Figueiredo of the University of Campinas in Brazil
S.Godunov of the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics in Russia
Antony Jameson of the Princeton University
Jean Mawhin of the University of Louvain in Belgium
Stanley Osher of the University of California
Klaus Schmitt of the University of Utah
Joseph Shang of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

For those at the Engineering Research Center, it was a very special experience to have had the opportunity to speak with and hear a lecture by Professor Godunov, who is considered as the "grandfather" of computational fluid dynamics research. Also at this year's conference, Joe Thompson, Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University, was recognized by the conference organization for his many outstanding contributions in the area of grid generation and for his excellent leadership in multidisciplinary research activities.

COMMENTS FROM THE CONFERENCE:

 Dear Shivaji,

 Back home, I would like to express you once more all my appreciation for the perfect organization of the Third Mississippi State Conference and your outstanding hospitality. I have attended already many meetings in my life, all around the world, and can certify that you are at the top for the quality of the organization and your special and personal care of the participants. Needless to say also that this merging between mathematicians and engineers was scientifically most interesting and stimulating. Your two-days package remains definitely a must and I am sure that all participants have returned with a lot of good memories from Mississippi State.

 Thanks once more for treating us this way. Cordially.

Jean Mawhin

Shivaji & Soni:

 You guys did a really great job in putting together the 3rd MSU Conf on Differential Equations & Computational Simulations... It was conducted at a level equal to that expected of such international meetings, and the worldwide attendance was truly impressive.

The array of principal speakers would be the envy of any university and, in fact, I have never known any other university to manage to get such folks together.

Joe Thompson

Dear Shivaji,

As always you had an excellent conference and everyone there enjoyed it immensely. The longer I live and work in differential equations the more I realize how lucky we are to have such a warm hearted bunch of people in our field and our region. Our meetings are almost like family gatherings.

 John Baxley
 

The Second Mississippi State Conference on
Differential Equations and
Computational Simulations
April 7-8, 1995

 

The second Mississippi State Conference in Differential Equation and Computational Simulations took place on April 7 - 8, 1995 in Starkville, Mississippi. The conference was very successful. Funding from an NSF grant was used to support the attendance of twenty students  and recent Ph.D.'s. The conference was attended by approximately 130 researchers, including those traveling from six foreign countries.  The conference was supported by the National Science Foundation,  Office of the Dean of Arts and Science, Office of the Dean of  Engineering, Office of Vice President for Research, and Department  of Mathematics and Statistics. Invited principal lectures were  presented by 

Kenneth J. Brown, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Luis Caffarelli, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
David Caughey, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Jerome Eisenfeld, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
Jack Hale, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Peter D. Lax, Courant Institute, New York City, NY
Robert MacCormack, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
John Mallet-Paret, Brown University, Providence, RI
Helen Yee, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA

In addition, seventy contributed papers were presented during the two days of meeting.  The post-conference proceedings will be published as a special issue of the journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation. It contains  twenty-three refereed papers presented at the conference. (89:1-3, 1998)
 

The First Mississippi State Conference on
Differential Equations and
Computational Simulations
March 19-20, 1993

The first Mississippi State Conference was held from March 19-20, 1993. Approximately 130 people attended the conference. There were about seventy contributed papers presented at the conference. The principal speakers were
Ramesh Agarwall, McDonnell Douglas Research & Development, MO
Alfonso Castro, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Alan Lazer, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Paul Rabinnowitz, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Phillip Roe,  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Nigel Weatherill, University College of Swansea, England

The post-conference proceedings was published as a special issue of the journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation. It contains  twenty-three refereed papers presented at the conference. (65:1-3, 1994)