Plenary speaker

Title: Recent advances in inverse scattering problems
Gang Bao heads the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University. He is also a professor in mathematics and the Founding Director of the Michigan Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics at Michigan State University. He has published over 140 papers on applied mathematics, including: modelling, analysis, and computation of diffractive optics, nonlinear optics, near-field and nano-optics and electromagnetics; inverse and design problems for partial differential equations. He has also served on the editorial boards of Inverse Problems and several other mathematical journals.

Title: A qualitative approach to the inverse scattering problem for inhomogeneous media - abstract
Fioralba Cakoni is currently a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Delaware in 2000, she was a Humboldt postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stuttgart. Her research focuses on inverse scattering theory and inverse problems for partial differential equations. She guest edited the 2013 Transmission Eigenvalues special Issue published in Inverse Problems. For more information:

Title: Wave Control in complex media: from time-reversal methods to tunable metasurfaces
Mathias Fink is a Professor of Physics at the Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI) and at Paris Diderot University. In 1990 he founded the Laboratory Ondes et Acoustique at ESPCI that became in January 2009 the Langevin Institute. Mathias Fink is now the director of this Institute. In 2002, he was elected at the French Academy of Engineering, in 2003 at the French Academy of Science and in 2008 at the College de France on the Chair of Technological Innovation. His current research interests include medical ultrasonic imaging, ultrasonic therapy, nondestructive testing, underwater acoustics, telecommunications, seismology, active control of sound and vibration, analogies between optics, quantum mechanics and acoustics, wave coherence in multiply scattering media, and time-reversal in physics.

Title: Inverse problems for non-linear wave equations and the Einstein equations - abstract
Matti Lassas is currently a professor of applied mathematics at the University of Helsinki. He is a central person in the Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research of the Academy of Finland. Previously, Matti Lassas has won several awards including the Vaisala price of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters in 2004 and the Calderón prize in 2007. Matti Lassas is an expert in the field of mathematical theory of inverse problems. In the field of applications, he has made significant contributions to medical imaging and invisibility cloaking.


Title: Regularization: Fighting the lack of Information
Prof. Alfred K Louis is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Inverse Problems. He is professor of mathematics at Saarland University. His research is focused on the regularization of inverse problems and theory and algorithms for different tomographic methods, he has published some 140 papers and books in this area. Alfred Louis is also Doctor honoris causa of the University of Bremen and Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques in France.


Title: Emergence of ideas in Inverse Problems
Professor Sabatier was the Founding Editor of the journal Inverse Problems and initiated the RCP264 workshops in Montpellier. He published almost 200 articles and books, in domains going from pure mathematics to earth and ocean sciences, including seminal work on scattering and wave propagation. Distinguished Professor of Montpellier University, retired, Pierre Sabatier is a Distinguished Lecturer in Physics at the University of Alberta and Doctor honoris causa of the University of Lecce. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), and currently serves on the International Advisory Panel of the journal Inverse Problems.

Title: Dynamical image analysis and some applications to inverse problems - abstract
Professor Scherzer heads the Computational Science Center, a research platform at the University of Vienna. He is also group leader of the
Inverse Problems group at Johann Radon Institute for Computational and
Applied Mathematics (RICAM) in Linz. Professor Scherzer also serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Inverse Problems

Title: Seismic inverse problems: recent developments in theory and practice - abstract 
Bill Symes is a Noah Harding Professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Professor in the Department of Earth Science at Rice University. His current research interests' centre around the relation between the coefficients of linear partial differential equations and their solutions, and on so-called inverse problems posed in terms of this relation. His recent work has concentrated on velocity estimation, i.e., inference of the index of refraction of the earth's interior from seismic waves recorded at the surface. To further investigate such problems in an industrial context, Professor Symes founded The Rice Inversion Project in 1992. He is also a former Editor-in-chief and currently serves on the International Advisory Panel of the journal Inverse Problems.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    30th June 2014
  • Early registration deadline:
    19th May 2014
  • Registration deadline:
    26th August 2014

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