EASIAM was formed in 1998 and promotes the application of mathematics to science, engineering, and technology in East and South East Asia. The Section sponsors an annual conference
(All terms January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014)
The East Asia Section of SIAM (EASIAM) has completed its elections for the next term. The newly-elected officers will serve for a two-year period from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.
Professor Ming-Chih Lai has been elected as the new President of EASIAM. He is a distinguished professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. As a member of SIAM USA, Taiwan SIAM and the Taiwan Mathematical Society, his research interests are in the field of numerical methods for PDEs and computational fluid mechanics.
Professor Yongwimon Wiriyawit Lenbury of Mahidol University in Thailand has been elected to the post of Vice President of EASIAM. She is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and also serves as Director of the Center Excellence in Mathematics, PERDO, Commission on Higher Education, Thailand. Her main research interest is in mathematical and computer modeling of biological systems.
Professor Weichung Wang from the Department of Mathematics at National Taiwan University in Taiwan, has been appointed the new Secretary of EASIAM. Dr. Wang’s researches usually involve numerical linear algebra, computational optimization, parallel computing, and their applications. He has been a member of SIAM USA, Taiwan SIAM, and the Taiwan Mathematical Society for several years.
The 8th East Asia SIAM Conference took place June 25-27, 2012, at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. It featured two keynote speakers:
- Yalchin Efendiev, Texas A&M University, “Generalized Multiscale Finite Element Methods” and
- Linda Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Spatial Stochastic Amplification in Cell Polarization.”
Additional talks were given by:
- Hitoshi Arai, University of Tokyo
- Victor Didenko, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
- Leevan Ling, Hong Kong Baptist University
- Weiqing Ren, National University of Singapore and Institute of High Performance Computing, and
- Wei-Cheng Wang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
The conference hosted more than 90 parallel talks in fields such as numerical analysis, mathematical biology, applied numerical linear algebra, operations research, and optimization. Additionally, the three winners of EASIAM’s Student Paper Prize presented their work.
Next year’s conference will be held in Bandung, Indonesia, June 19-21, 2013.