Keynote Speaker I

Bakhodirzhon Siddikov
Ferris State University, USA

Speech Title: Teaching Numerical Algorithms with Mathematica and Maple
Abstract: For the last fifteen to twenty years, there has been wide exploration of innovative approaches to classroom instruction: the use of the computer and mathematics software in teaching science courses. The results of those explorations have proven that the use of the computer and mathematics software in teaching mathematics courses enhances the students’ understanding. It is well known fact that students have difficulty understanding Numerical Algorithms, when it is taught in the traditional way: with chalk and blackboard. The traditional method of instruction lacks the advantages of the latest computing technology to demonstrate the applications of the numerical algorithms in the real world. Recently, the Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University started developing Mathematica and Maple software based computer lab projects for Numerical Analysis course to improve students’ understanding of the course by using mathematical and scientific abilities of the latest technology. The content of the Numerical Analysis course consists of numerical algorithms for solving real-world problems. Mathematica and Maple software have been used to make the instruction platform more interactive and dynamic. This talk is about the results of the development and implementation of the computing technology enhanced teaching platform for Numerical Analysis course. We will discuss advantages of designing computerized lab projects. We will share with the audience our experience of overcoming difficulties of the development and implementation of the Mathematica and Maple software based computer lab projects. We will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the use of Mathematica and Maple software. At the end of the talk, we will discuss the results of the Mathematica and Maple software based computer lab projects at Ferris State University, Michigan, U.S.A.

Biodata: Prof. Bakhodirzhon Siddikov received his bachelor’s degree of Mathematics in 1983 and Candidate of Science degree of Applied Mathematics in 1989 from Kiev State University, Ukraine. He received his PhD degree of Mathematics in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. In 1993 – 1994, Prof. Siddikov was a fellow of the Edmund E. Muskie Fellowship Program at Marquette University, USA. It is a professional development program funded by the U.S. Department of State. Prof. Siddikov’s PhD and Candidate of Science degrees’ thesis titles are “Numerical Simulation of the Active Magnetic Regenerative Refrigerator” and “Numerical Solution of the Problem of Parametric Identification of Hydroacoustic Signal Characteristics”, respectively. His research interest area is Numerical Analysis, in particular, finite difference methods for solving linear and nonlinear partial differential equations. In 2001, Prof. Siddikov was hired as an assistant professor of mathematics by Ferris State University, USA. Currently, Prof. Siddikov is a full time professor of mathematics at Ferris State University. He is the author of numerous research articles in the field of Applied Mathematics, as well as recipient of numerous awards and grants related to his research and teaching of mathematics.


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Naoyuki Ishimura
Chuo University, Japan

Biodata: 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.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Cheng-kuo Lee
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Biodata: Chengkuo Lee received a M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1991. He also received a M.S. degree in Industrial and System Engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA in 1993. He received the Ph.D. degree in Precision Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in Jan. 1996. He worked as foreign researcher in the Nanometer-scale Manufacturing Science Lab. at Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo from 1993 to 1996. He had also worked in Mechanical Engineering Lab., AIST, MITI of Japan as a JST research fellow in 1996. Thereafter he was a senior research staff of Microsystems Lab., Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, Taiwan. Since Sept. 1997, he has joined the Metrodyne Microsystem Corporation, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and established the MEMS device division and the 1st micro machining Fab. for commercial purpose in Taiwan. He was the manager of MEMS device division between 1997 and 2000. He had been the adjunct assistant professor in Electro-physics Department of National Chiao Tung University in 1998, and the adjunct assistant professor in Institute of Precision Eng. of National Chung Hsing University since 2001 to 2005. He co-founded the Asia Pacific Microsystems, Inc. (APM) Hsinchu, Taiwan, in Aug. 2001, and he has been the vice president (VP) of R&D at the beginning, then become the VP of optical communication business unit and special assistant of CEO in charge of international business and technical marketing for MEMS foundry service at APM, Inc. till end of 2005. APM has achieved annual revenue of 13M US$ in 2005 and was ranked as top number 30 of world MEMS manufacturers in 2004. From 2006 to 2009, he has been a senior member of technical staff at the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), A*STAR, Singapore. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng. of National University of Singapore, Singapore. He is the steering committee member of IEEE International Conf. on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics. He is the member of editorial advisory board of International Journal of Optomechatronics by Taylor & Francis. He is the co-author of a book in title of Advanced MEMS Packaging, McGraw-Hill, 2010. He has contributed more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences, and 9 US patents in MEMS, NEMS, Nanophotonics and Nanotechnology fields. He is the member of IEEE, MRS, and IEE Japan.

Speakers in 2024 to be announced soon......