Zu Chongzhi Center Distinguished Lecture

Date and Time (China standard time): Thursday, November 17, 9:30-10:30 am

Zoom ID: 913 7671 3477

Title: Problem-driven applied mathematics – modeling, data analysis, and computation

Speaker: Huaxiong Huang


Professor Huang Huaxiong received his BSc in mathematics from Fudan University and PhD from the Institute of Applied Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. He was a full Professor at York University before joining UIC.

Professor Huang Huaxiong is one of the leading industrial applied mathematicians in Canada with an international reputation. His research covers a wide range of topics, including fluid mechanics and scientific computing, with applications in finance, biology, physiology and medicine. He has published over 100 papers and serves on the editorial board of several academic journals.

Professor Huang Huaxiong was a JSPS visiting fellow at the University of Tokyo, a three-time Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury, and a visiting Professor at the University of Paris VI. He was a recipient of the Canadian Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society-Fields Institute Industrial Mathematics Prize, and a lifetime fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, where he served as the Deputy Director between 2016 and 2019.

Abstract: In this talk I will present a personal perspective of problem driven applied mathematics research. I will start with some recent work on data analysis, followed by modeling work in electrophysiology and other areas, and computational work for free and moving boundary problems. Finally, I will also provide a brief overview of ongoing and future work.