M16. Recent Advances in Inverse Problems and Distributed Parameter Systems
in applied mathematics and his leadership in inverse problems
It is with the deepest sorrow that we inform our community that Professor H. T. Banks has passed away. Tom will be missed by all of us who have worked with him over the years and his death leaves a large void in our scientif community. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Tom’s family and firends.
Tom was a leader in the inverse problems community, not only as an outstanding scientist, but also as person. He was always helpful to young scientists, kind-hearted, compassionate, optimistic and devoted to his work and family. It was an honor to work with him in organization of IPMS conferences, a great joy to communicate with him.
We shall always remember Tom. The minisysposium that had been planned to honer Tom’s birthday, will now honor his life’s work.
John Burns, Alemdar Hasanov Hasanoğlu
Since the middle of the 1970’s, Professor H. Thomas Banks, has been one of the world’s most distinguished and active researchers in the area of parameter identification and inverse problems for partial differential equations. Mathematical topics to which H.T. Banks has made contributions (many motivated by applied problems) include: control of delay and partial differential equations, approximation and computational methods, identification and inverse problem methodology for linear and nonlinear distributed parameter systems, nonlinear damping and hysteresis modeling, homogenization, and the mathematics of smart material structures. Service to the profession has always been an important obligation for H.T. Banks. He has received generous recognition for his service and research efforts with students, postdocs and colleagues. These honors include Professor Honoraire, Universite de Compaigne, 1977; appointed University Professor and Drexel Professor of Mathematics, NCSU, 1992; elected Fellow, IEEE; Fellow, Institute of Physics,; Fellow, SIAM; Fellow, AAAS; IEEE-CSS Control Systems Technology Award, 1996; Distinguished Alumni Award, Purdue Univ., 1998; named Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, NCSU, 2000. He has served on more that 20 editorial boards over the past 20 years.
In this minisymposium we will recognize his accomplishments with presentations by a variety of scientists on topics which are connected to and influenced by the pioneering work of Professor Banks.
Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order):
John A. Burns, In Memory of Professor Harvey Thomas Banks
Finite difference schemes for a structured population model in the space of measures
Population dynamics in applied ecology: models & experiments
On inverse problems, digital twins and model based design
Inverse problem for electromagnetic propagation in human muscle tissues