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A special day on Applied Mathematics
 

Poster : events_1_1931806113912109687.pdf

June 25, 2018

Room 440, Astronomy-Mathematics Building, NTU
Organizers:
I-Liang Chern (Institute of Applied Mathematical Sciences, National Taiwan University)

Aim and Scope:

     As the society moving toward digital era, applied and computational mathematics is not only important but plays an essential role in this revolutionary change of the society.

     There are so many new opportunities for applied mathematicians. Unfortunately, many math majored students are lack of contact with applications. Therefore, they do not know possible trend and loss many great opportunities. In this activity, we invite three applied mathematicians from abroad. They will give academic lectures. In addition, they will share with students ``Trend and Opportunities of Applied Mathematics in Future'', ``How to study applied mathematics in US''. This will be the focus of the panel discussion

 

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Chou, Ching-Shan (Ohio State University)

Prof. Albert  Fannjiang (Universtiy of California, Davis)

Prof. Maria Pia Gualdani (George Washington University)

Prof. TsaiRichard (University of Texas at Austin)

 

Title & Abstract:

Prof., Chou Ching-Shan (Ohio State University) 10:10-11:00

Title: Parameter analysis in yeast cell polarization and stem cell lineages

Abstract: 

In systems biology, one of the greatest challenges is to estimate the parameters in the mathematical models. Some of the parameters can be measured through experiments, but the majority of them cannot be obtained. While the choice of parameters is important in order to make meaningful and accurate predictions, the estimation of parameters can be based on the available data output. In this talk, I will present how we use a surrogate model to analyze the parameter sensitivity of the output as well as in the parameter inference. Two example systems, the yeast cell polarization and stem cell linage, will be discussed.  

 

Prof. Tsai, Richard (University of Texas at Austin) 11:10-12:00

Title: Visibility based path planning and sensor placement for learning a priori unknown environments 

Abstract: 

In this talk, I will discuss a particular problem of sensor placement 

The question that we try to address is: where should one observe in order to learn/reconstruct a piece of complex terrain?   

And in a most efficient manner? I will discuss our work involving the use of a novel machine learning approach to incorporate prior.

 

Agenda:

12:15-13:00 Panel Discussion (lunch is provided)

The Panel Discussion will focus on how to apply and study applied mathematics abroad, in particular, in US. The four speakers would like to share their experience 

and their view about the career future of applied mathematics.

(Professor Ching-Shan Chou, Professor Richard Tsai, and Professor Maria Pia Gualdani)

 

Sponsors:

NCTS 

Taiwan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


Contact: Peggy Lee,peggylee@ncts.ntu.edu.tw, 02-3366-8815

Poster: events_1_1931806113912109687.pdf

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