Keynote speaker

George Karniadakis

Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics Brown University

George Karniadakis received his S.M. (1984) and Ph.D. (1987) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 1987 and subsequently he joined the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford / Nasa Ames. He joined Princeton University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and as Associate Faculty in the Program of Applied and Computational Mathematics. He was a Visiting Professor at Caltech (1993) in the Aeronautics Department.

George Karniadakis joined Brown University as Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Center for Fluid Mechanics on January 1, 1994. He became a full professor on July 1, 1996. He has been a Visiting Professor and Senior Lecturer of Ocean/Mechanical Engineering at MIT since September 1, 2000. He was Visiting Professor at Peking University (Fall 2007). He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM, 2010-), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2004-), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, 2003-) and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA, 2006-). He received the CFD award (2007) and the J Tinsley Oden Medal (2013) by the US Association in Computational Mechanics. His h-index is 60 and he has been cited more than 17,500 times (see my google scholar citations).

George Karniadakis is the lead PI of an OSD/AFOSR MURI on Uncertainty Quantification and Director of a new DOE Center of Mathematics for Mesoscale Modeling of Materials (CM4.

You can visit his home page here.

Invited speakers

Yamir Moreno

Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Yamir Moreno received the undergraduate and Master degrees in Physics from the University of Havana (1993 and 1996, respectively) and a Ph. D in Theoretical Physics from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, in 2000. Soon afterwards, he joined the Condensed Matter Section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy as a research fellow. In February 2003, he returned to the University of Zaragoza, first as a research fellow and later holding a Senior Ramon y Cajal research position at the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems, BIFI, of the same University. Dr. Moreno is currently a tenured Associate Research Professor, the Scientific Secretary of BIFI, and Member of the Board and Steering Committees of the Institute. Additionally, he is heading the Complex Systems and Networks Lab since it was created in 2003.

Yamir Moreno’s background is mainly in statistical physics and in the physics of complex systems. He has worked on different subjects such as non-equilibrium systems, self-organization, nonlinear dynamical systems, mathematical biology, computer simulation techniques, fracture and seismology and the structure and dynamics of complex networks in several fields of science, including the study of the interplay between structure and function in biological, technological and social networks, epidemic spreading processes, nonlinear dynamical systems coupled to complex structures and the emergence of collective behavior in diverse fields.

Yamir Moreno has authored more than 135 scientific papers in international refereed journals and conferences and serves as a referee for around 30 scientific journals and research agencies. His research results have collected 5500+ citations, including the most cited Physics Reports of the last five years (Phys. Rep. 424, 175-304 (2006), 2300+ citations), granting him the condition of ISI highly cited scientist. At present, he is member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, an Academic Editor of PLoS ONE and also serves in the Editorial Boards of two other peer-reviewed journals. Yamir Moreno has supervised 8 undergraduate and 5 PhD Thesis at the University of Zaragoza. Currently, 5 more PhD thesis are being supervised.

You can visit Yamir Moreno's personal site here.

Ofer Lahav

Perren Chair of Astronomy, Astrophysics Group, University College London

Ofer Lahav obtained his B.Sc. in Physics from the Tel-Aviv University, his M.Sc. degree from the Ben-Gurion University and his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge (1988). His current position is Perren Chair of Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University College London (UCL). Ofer Lahav is Chair of the International Science Committee of the Dark Energy Survey, Vice-Dean for Research, Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UCL, Holder of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2008-2013) and Holder of a European Research Council Advanced Grant (2012-2017). Ofer Lahav obtained several awards (European Research Council Advanced Grant (2012-2017), Royal Society Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship (2011-2012), Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society (2010-12), Visiting Professorship, University of Kent (2012-2015) etc). Ofer Lahav is the author of over 170 research articles in refereed journals, including 8 invited review articles and book chapters. Thomson ISI ‘highly cited author’, h-factor 63 and has served as a Principal Investigator in several research projects. Ofer Lahav research interests focus on:
  • - Cosmological probes of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  • - Large spectroscopic and photometric redshift surveys
  • - Neutrino Cosmology
  • - Formation and evolution of galaxies
  • - Statistical methods
You can visit Ofer Lahav’s home page here.

Prof Thomas S. Hofer

Institute of General, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry University of Innsbruck, Austria

Prior to his study in chemistry Thomas Hofer received a diploma in electrical engineering from the Higher Technical Institute Innsbruck. In 2002 he joined the Theoretical Chemistry division at the University of Innsbruck and received his Master and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry ion 2003 and 2006, respectively. After two post-doctoral visits in the groups of Prof. Wilfred F. van Gunstern (Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology) and Prof. David J. Wales (University of Cambridge) Thomas Hofer returned to the University of Innsbruck and was promoted to associate professor in 2011. His background in computational and theoretical chemistry is focused on the development and application of advanced hybrid quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) statistical simulation techniques with topics ranging from single ion electrochemistry and coordination complexes to studies of biomolecular systems and solid interfaces. Thomas Hofer has authored more than 100 articles in referred journals and books and has a h-index of 21.

International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences

August 28-31, 2014
Madrid, Spain