China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) held its 17th annual conference in Foshan, Guangdong province September 20-22, 2019. More than 1000 experts from the field of applied mathematics, industry and young students attended this conference.
There were 8 invited plenary lectures, 330 contributed talks and 28 theme symposia with a wide coverage of topics including Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Inverse Problem and Imaging, Mathematical Medicine, Computational Geophysics, Financial Mathematics & Engineering and Actuarial Insurance, Uncertainty Quantification and Application, Numerical Methods for Seepage in Porous Media, High Performance Computing, Computer Algebra, Machine Learning and Optimization, Theory and Algorithms in Bioinformatics, and other cutting-edge academic research topics.
Photograph: The Opening Ceremony
The highlights of the conference were 3 special forums: “Women and Mathematics”, “Mathematics and Industries” and “Student Panel”.
Women and Mathematics forum invited several mathematicians to share their learning and research experiences. They encouraged female mathematic researchers to be more confident, and called for a more equitable and tolerant environment for the growth of women in the math research and to show “Women Power”.
Student panel included 37 talks from outstanding young students to show their scientific research achievement. It provided not only a valuable platform for young students to improve their competence, but also a chance to exchange with the experts from various aspects.
Forum on Mathematics and Industries invited mathematicians and entrepreneurs to exchange view on mathematical solutions in industrial applications. In the future, CSIAM will provide a broad platform to benefit for both mathematicians and entrepreneurs aiming to solve mathematical problems in industrial development.
In addition, 6 mathematicians including Prof. Zhang Pingwen, the president of CSIAM and Prof. Yuan Yaxiang, the President of ICIAM made a number of wonderful popular public reports for local teenagers and citizens to inspire public interest in understanding mathematics.
Photograph: The Lecture of Professor Zhang Pingwen