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Keynote Speaker

Prof. Naoyuki Ishimura, Chuo University, Japan

Prof. Naoyuki Ishimura was born in Tokushima, Japan in 1964. He obtained his bachelor's degree of Physics in 1986 and master's degree of Mathematics in 1989 both at University of Tokyo, Japan. He obtained his PhD from University of Tokyo in 1993 with the title ''Analytic properties of mean curvature flows." He was Research Associate of Mathematics at University of Tokyo from 1989 to 1996. He moved to Hitotsubashi University, Japan as Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences from 1996 and became full Professor from 2005. His interest gradually involves Mathematical Finance and he was a director of CFEE (Center for Financial Engineering Education) at Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University from 2011 to 2015. He now moves to Chuo University from 2015. Prof. Ishimura is a member of JSIAM (Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) and a representative of Mathematical Finance study group. His area of research includes the applied analysis, the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations, and the mathematical finance. 


Prof. Jong-Shenq Guo, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Professor Jong-Shenq Guo is currently a Chair Professor of the Department of Mathematics, Tamkang University, Taiwan. He received his B.S. degree in mathematics from National Taiwan Normal University in 1980, Master degree in mathematics from Purdue University in 1987, and Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 1989. He was an Associate Professor in National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) during 1989-1994 and a Full Professor in NTHU during 1994-1995. After serving as a Full Professor in National Taiwan Normal University during 1995-2010, he moved to Tamkang University as a Full Professor in August, 2010. Professor Guo has received the Outstanding Research Award of National Science Council, Taiwan, in 2010, and the Outstanding Research Award of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, in 2016.


Prof. I-Ming Tang, King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand

Dr. I-MingTang was born in Chungking, China. His father was posted to the USA as a diplomat in 1944. He was educated from kindergarten to his Ph. D. degree in the States. In 1978, he married a Thai, Savetree Viliacihit. He moved to Thailand in 1974 and began to work in two departments in the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University; the Departments of Chemistry and of Physics & Mathematics. The then dean told him that his main duties were to motivate the Thai Ajarns to do research. He was appointed to that rank of Special Professor in the Department of physics & Mathematics on September 15, 1986 by HRH, the King.
For his Ph.D. Dr Tang work on the relativistic two body equation. As soon as he received his Ph.D. degree in 1969, he switched to the field of superconductivity, both theoretical and experimental. While visiting Thai-land in 1972 where he taught at Chulalongkorn U., he switched his research again, this time to magnetism. Dr. Tang tends to switch his field of research every five years, both in physics and applied mathematics. In 2004, the then dean at Faculty asked him to become head of the Capability Building Unit in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology being set up by the faculty. In 2008, The Thai government set up the Thailand Center of Excellence in Physics (THEP) and Prof. Tang became head of the nanoscience program in the Mahidol part of THEP which became the most productive unit in THEP with over 60 publications.
In 2012, Prof. Tang moved to the Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University to help them develop the Department of Material Science and to help his former students from Mahidol University working in the physics department of KU. In June of this year, Prof. Tang moved to King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi (KMUTT) as a consultant to the Computational & Applied Science for Innovation Cluster (CLASSIC) in the Faculty of Science where he would work with the Theoretical and Computational Science (TaCS) center and the Interface Surface Characterization (ISC) laboratory.

Speech title: Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors Based on Non Magnetic Elements Doping of ZnO Nanorods


Prof. Nan-Wei Chen, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Dr. Nan-Wei Chen is currently with the Department of Communications Engineering, Yuan Ze University as a Full Professor. He received the B.S. degree in atmospheric science and the M.S. degree in space science from National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan, in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (UIUC) in 2004. From 1998 to 2004, he was a Research Assistant at the Center for Computational Electromagnetics, University of Illinois. He joined the Faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, as an Assistant Professor in 2004. In February, 2010, he joined the Faculty of the Department of Communications Engineering, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, as an Associate Professor. Prof. Chen received Raj Mittra Outstanding Research Award at UIUC in 2004. His research interests include computational electromagnetics, periodic structures, and microwave/millimeter wave antenna and filter design.


Assoc. Prof. Kuo-Chih Chuang, Zhejiang University, China

Dr. Kuo-Chih Chuang received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, in 2000, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China, in 2002 and 2008, respectively. In 2010, he joined the faculty of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Institute of Applied Mechanics, Zhejiang University, China, where he is currently an Associate Professor.

Dr. Chuang was the recipient of the Ph.D. Dissertation Award of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2008. His current research interests include phononic crystals, metamaterials, fiber Bragg grating sensors, and structural health monitoring.

Speech Title: Investigation of phononic crystal beams using a fiber Bragg grating displacement sensing system

Abstract: A point-wise fiber Bragg grating (FBG) displacement sensing system is developed and employed it to investigate the dynamic behaviors of phononic crystal (PC) beams. With the FBG sensing system, the transmission and the defect modes of the imperfect PC beams are studied. By comparison with the band structures obtained by the transfer matrix method, the dispersion curves of the infinite PC beams and practical finite ones are compared. We further improve the point-wise FBG displacement sensing system by only using an FBG without any other demodulation techniques. The improved FBG sensing system is used to study the transient displacement responses of a cantilever PC beam subjected to impacts. Our experimental results indicate that the proposed FBG measurement technique is capable of measuring the dynamic behaviors, including transient responses of the PCs, with high sensitivity and accuracy. 



Prof. Praveen Agarwal
Anand Intl. College of Engg, India

PRAVEEN AGGARWAL is a professor at the Department of Mathematics, Anand International College of Engineering, Jaipur, India. He has published over 130 articles related to special functions and fractional calculus in leading mathematics journals, such as Applied Mathematics and Computation, the Journal of Nonlinear Science and Applications, and the Journal of Inequalities and Applications. Recently, he has focused on partial differential equations and fractional differential equations. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals, including SpringerPlus and the Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology. He has been involved in a number of conferences and has also won numerous international research grants such as Research in Group by International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) and World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Visiting Scientist fellowship..

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Jaffar,
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Pakistan

Dr. Abdul Ghaffar has a vast and varied experience in education. He worked in several universities of Pakistan. He has taught Mathematics to post graduate, graduate and undergraduate classes side by side with notable engagements in research work, assessment and evaluation; teachers' training and administration. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has selected him to conduct joint research with Prof. Dr. K

Dr. Lokendra K. Balyan
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur, India
Dr. L K Balyan is working as assistant professor of mathematics in discipline of Natural Science at Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur.  He did his Master of Science in applied mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and Ph.D in applied mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He visited University of Tokyo in 2010 under JENESYS programme. He is editorial board member of an International journal and reviewer in many national and International journals.  He has chaired session at international conferences and received grant from Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for attending International conferences. He has recognized at various levels inside and outside the country, including outstanding performance in teaching. His core research areas are spectral methods and numerical solution of partial differential equations. However these days, he is active to understand the intricacies of mathematical finance and trying to implementing high order numerical schemes for solving finance related problems.

2018 8th International Conference on Applied Physics and Mathematics. Jan 27-29, 2018, Phuket, Thailand