M16. Recent Advances in Inverse Problems and Distributed Parameter Systems

In Memory of Professor H.T. Banks' long career
in applied mathematics and his leadership in inverse problems

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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.

Organizers:
John A.Burns, Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics, Virginia Tech., USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fumio Kojima, Kobe University, Japan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order):

John A. Burns, In Memory of Professor Harvey Thomas Banks                                                                              

Azmy Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Finite difference schemes for a structured population model in the space of measures                                 

John E. Banks, California State University, Monterey Bay, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Population dynamics in applied ecology: models & experiments 
                                                                        

John  Burns***, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
On inverse problems, digital twins and  model based design                                               
                                

Michael Demetriou, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reconstructing states of PDEs using moving sensors                                                                                              

Daniel J. Inman, University of Michigan, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Why are there so many structural health monitoring algorithms                                                                      
 

Michele Joyner, East Tennessee State University, USA,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Inverse problem methodology using aggregate data                                                                                              

Fumio Kojima, Kobe University, Japan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Inverse problem for electromagnetic propagation in human muscle tissues      
                                             

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Prof. Dr. Liliana Borcea

University of Michigan, USA
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~borcea/

Inverse scattering in random media, Electro-magnetic inverse problems, Effective properties of composite materials, transport in high contrast, heterogeneous media

Prof. Dr. Bernd Hofmann

Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/mathematik/inverse_probleme/hofmann/?en=1

Regularization of inverse and ill-posed problems

Prof. Dr. John C Schotland

Yale University, USA
https://gauss.math.yale.edu/~js4228/

Inverse problems with applications to imaging, Scattering theory, Waves in random media, Nano-scale optics, Coherence theory and quantum optics

Prof. Dr. Erkki Somersalo

Case Western Reserve University, USA
https://mathstats.case.edu/faculty/erkki-somersalo/

Computational and statistical inverse problems, Probabilistic methods for uncertainty quantification, Modeling of complex systems, Biomedical applications

Prof. Dr. Gunther Uhlmann

University of Washington, USA
https://sites.math.washington.edu/~gunther/

Inverse problems and imaging, Partial differential equations, Microlocal analysis, Scattering theory

Prof. Dr. Jun Zou

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
https://www.math.cuhk.edu.hk/~zou/

Numerical solutions of electromagnetic Maxwell systems and interface problems, inverse and ill-posed problems, preconditioned and domain decomposition methods