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Joint Workshop of IMS and IMI on Mathematics for Industry: Biological and Climatic Prospects
(3 - 7 September 2012)

Jointly organized with Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University

 

Organizing Committee · Visitors and Participants · Overview · Venue · Activities · Enquiries

 

 Organizing Committee

 

 

 Visitors and Participants

 

 

 Overview

 

Mathematics-for-Industry (MI) denotes a new research field in mathematics that will serve as the foundation for creating future technologies. It was born from the integration and reorganization of pure and applied mathematics into a fluid and versatile form capable of responding to the needs of industrial technologies. Practically, it aims to carrying out collaborative research of mathematics with leading edge technologies and sciences that contribute to the industrial applications of mathematics, and at the same time, to developing a new and diverse mathematics by acquiring feedback from these research areas.

Complementary aspects of practical needs and theoretical insights are crucial so that both communities need to pay attention to each other to realize big potential of applying highly sophisticated mathematics to industrial problems and conversely motivations of creating new trends of mathematics from the needs in industry. From this point of view, the most important thing at this stage is to furnish a common language for communication and an interface between mathematics and industry. One of the most basic aims of this program is to provide such an opportunity to both sides of community to form mutually beneficial partnership.

Two topics "biology and climate" proposed as subtitle both have highly complicated nature and are still beyond our complete understanding. Their complicated nature are related not only to their nonlinearty but also to the scale of problems and the number of parameters involved in them. For studying these challenging problems, mathematical modeling plays a crucial role and indeed several models have been proposed from various points of view. For example, Richardson invented a classical model of a system of ODEs and attempted to use for weather forecasting around 1920s long before computers are available. It was the first attempt of parallel computing for weather forecasting. Navier-Stokes equations are also the fundamental principle for more accurate weather forecasting such as problems of predicting how hurricanes move, where and when drought or flooding occur and how they can have an impact on global ecosystem. However, they are not usually solvable in general situation and so several approximating models are considered and analyzed by using supercomputer. In 1970s Karplus performed the molecular dynamics simulations of biological macromolecules and published the first molecular dynamics simulation of a protein. Molecular dynamics treats many numbers of microscopic interacting particles obeying classical Newtonian equation and predicts macroscopic properties of the system by animating and allowing insight into molecular motion on microscopic scale. Since Karplus's work several microscopic (first principles) simulation and Monte Carlo simulation techniques have been developed in several different directions and recent progress in parallel computing algorithms and increasing computer powers enable us to perform much larger simulations than those we could before. Techniques of imaging and visualization are the common basis of such analyses and simulations mentioned above and also for medical imaging for MRI and radiography, embryonic development, genetics, neuroscience and so on. On the industry side, the use of imaging and visualization technique is indispensible and ranges vastly in architecture, automotive engineering, pharmaceuticals and so on. Various mathematical tools are employed in this direction.

This program will help create/enhance the awareness on the applicability and importance of mathematical sciences in industry and foster closer interactions among industrial researchers/practitioners and mathematical scientists to solve contemporary industrial problems. It will also help find new directions in mathematics.


 Activities


Monday, 3 Sep 2012

09:30am - 09:50am

Registration

09:50am - 10:00am

Opening remarks

Wing Keung To, Institute for Mathematical Sciences

 

Chair: Kim Chuan Toh, National University of Singapore

10:00am - 11:00am

Mathematical modeling of jamming phenomena and its application to biological transportation I

Katsuhiro Nishinari, University of Tokyo, Japan

11:00pm - 11:10am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:10am - 12:10pm

Mathematical modeling of jamming phenomena and its application to biological transportation II

Katsuhiro Nishinari, University of Tokyo, Japan

12:10pm - 01:40pm

--- Lunch Reception at IMS ---

 

Chair: Kim Chuan Toh, National University of Singapore

01:40pm - 02:40pm

Logic in computational biology

Limsoon Wong, National University of Singapore

02:40pm - 03:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

03:00pm - 03:40pm

Protein complex prediction

Osamu Maruyama, Kyushu University, Japan

03:50pm - 04:30pm

Accurate detection of SNPs using base-specific cleavage and mass spectrometry

Xin Chen, Nanyang Technological University

Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012

09:45am - 10:00am

Registration

 

Chair: Robert S. Anderssen, CSIRO, Australia

10:00am - 11:00am

Large-scale weather and climate fore-casting 1,2 I

John Norbury, University of Oxford, UK

11:00pm - 11:10am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:10am - 12:10pm

Large-scale weather and climate fore-casting 1,2 II

John Norbury, University of Oxford, UK

12:10pm - 01:40pm

--- Lunch ---

 

Chair: Robert S. Anderssen, CSIRO, Australia

01:40pm - 02:40pm

Short-term climate variability prediction and its social applications: emerging activities as a common ground where science and society meet and dynamics and statistics are used in a complementary fashion

Hirofumi Sakuma, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan

02:40pm - 03:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

03:00pm - 04:00pm

Multi-­scale multi-­physics simulations for weather/climate forecast on the earth simulator

Keiko Takahashi, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan

04:10pm - 04:50pm

Statistical dynamics of tropical wind in radiosonde data (PDF)

Tieh-Yong Koh, Nanyang Technological University

Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012

09:45am - 10:00am

Registration

 

Chair: Masato Wakayama, Kyushu University, Japan

10:00am - 11:00am

Mathematical topics in virtual medicine

Peter Deuflhard, Zuse Institute Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

11:00pm - 11:10am

--- Group Photo & Coffee Break ---

11:10am - 12:10pm

Level set methods for fluid-structure problems arising in biological flows

Georges-Henri Cottet, Université de Grenoble and CNRS, France

12:10pm - 01:30pm

--- Lunch Reception at IMS ---

01:30pm - 05:00pm

Excursion to Gardens by the Bay (Volunteer and self-paid)

Thursday, 6 Sep 2012

09:45am - 10:00am

Registration

 

Chair: Kenji Kajiwara, Kyushu University, Japan

10:00am - 11:00am

Global remeshing of surface and volume meshes

Konrad Polthier, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

11:00pm - 11:10am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:10am - 12:10pm

Spectral techniques for fast interactive shape animation

Konrad Polthier, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

12:10pm - 01:40pm

--- Lunch ---

 

Chair: Kenji Kajiwara, Kyushu University, Japan

01:40pm - 02:40pm

Mathematical models for computer facial animation

Kenichi Anjyo, OLM Digital R&D, Japan

02:40pm - 03:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

03:00pm - 03:40pm

Mathematical methods for blind image deconvolution

Hui Ji, National University of Singapore

03:50pm - 04:30pm

Computational topology and its application to protein structure analysis

Yasuaki Hiraoka, Kyushu University, Japan

06:30pm - 08:30pm

Dinner at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant (East Coast Seafood Centre)
(Volunteer and self-paid)
Address: Blk 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08, East Coast Seafood Centre

Friday, 7 Sep 2012

09:45am - 10:00am

Registration

 

Chair: Tomoyuki Shirai, Kyushu University, Japan

10:00am - 11:00am

Optimal control of molecular dynamics

Christof Schütte, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

11:00pm - 11:10am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:10am - 12:10pm

Multiscale modelling and simulation of biological processes

Christof Schütte, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

12:10pm - 01:40pm

--- Lunch Reception at IMS ---

 

Chair: Tomoyuki Shirai, Kyushu University, Japan

01:40pm - 02:40pm

Mathematical modelling of sap flow in maple trees

John Stockie, Simon Fraser University, Canada

02:40pm - 03:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

03:00pm - 04:00pm

Towards the new era based on ultra-scale supercomputer system

Yoshimasa Kadooka, Fujitsu, Japan

04:00pm - 04:10pm

Closing remarks

Masato Wakayama, Kyushu University, Japan

 



Students and researchers who are interested in attending these activities are requested to complete the online registration form.

The following do not need to register:

  • Those invited to participate.


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 Enquiries

 

For general enquiries, please email us at ims(AT)nus.edu.sg.

For enquiries on scientific aspects of the program, please email Tomoyuki Shirai at shirai(AT)imi.kyushu-u.ac.jp.


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