VIII Congress of Applied, Computational and Industrial Mathematics: ASAMACI 2021

ASAMACI's VIII Congress of Applied, Computational and Industrial Mathematics took place May 3 to 7, 2021 in virtual format

The congress was dedicated to Domingo Tarzia in honor of his 70th birthday.

The Scientific Committee was comprised of Pablo Jacovkis, UNTREF-UBA, Ar; Pablo A. Lotito, PLADEMA-UNCPBA, Ar; Cristina Maciel, UNS, Ar; and Diana Rubio, UNSAM, Ar.

A Statement of the Objectives of ASAMACI

  • Contribute to the development of original mathematical methods and techniques motivated by scientific, technological, industrial, engineering, economic and social problems, among others.
  • Promote the exchange of information and ideas among scientists, technologists, engineers, among others that involve the application and development of mathematical methods and techniques.
  • Encourage the training of human resources, awakening interest and promoting the approach of graduates, scholarship holders, doctoral students and young researchers to the techniques of Applied Mathematics, emphasizing its great importance through numerous specific applications.
  • Disseminate Applied Mathematics and its relevance as an area of ​​knowledge to advanced students of the various sciences, including Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry and various Engineering in order to contribute to the transfer of mathematical knowledge to other sectors including to industry and companies.

Intended audience and participants:

Researchers, professionals, graduates and students of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and related sciences: Economics, Finance, Computer Science and Engineering, interested in the development of mathematical methods motivated by other areas of knowledge and applications of Mathematics in general.

In honor of the 70th birthday of the founding partner, first vice president and later president of ASAMACI, Domingo Tarzia, there was a Plenary Session featuring the invited speakers who shared different moments in Dr. Tarzia's career as colleagues and friends:

  • Rubén Spies (IMAL, UNL, CONICET, Argentina). Opening talk of the session: "History of Domingo Tarzia and his role as founder of ASAMACI"
  • Angiolo Farina (University of Florence, Italy) 
  • Antonio Fasano (FIAB SpA, Italy)
  • Lorenzo Fusi, (University of Florence, Italy)
  • José Luis Menaldi (Wayne State University, USA) 
  • Stanislaw Migorski (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • José Rodrigues (CMAFcIO - University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Fabio Rosso (University of Florence, Italy) 
  • Diana Rubio (National University of San Martín, Argentina)
  • Mircea Sofonea (University of Perpignan, France)
  • Juan Luis Vazquez (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Mahdi Boukrouche (Lyon University, UJM, Institute Camille Jordan, France) 

In addition to a number of courses, there was a special lecture by

Cleve Moler, Chief Mathematician, MathWorks Inc. Cleve Moler is a former professor of mathematics, author of the first MATLAB, co-founder of MathWorks, and part of SIAM's guest speaker program.

Abstract: How the SVD Saves the Universe

What is the matrix SVD? How did Spock use the SVD to save the Universe in the first Star Trek movie? How can you use the SVD to study the human gait, to find a date, to win elections, and to face Covid-19?

The website of the Congress, at b gives the full program (in Spanish), along with the full set of speakers and organizers. Congress Videos are available at


Pablo Jacovkis, Pablo A. Lotito, Cristina Maciel and Diana Rubio

Pablo Jacovkis, UNTREF-UBA, Pablo A. Lotito, PLADEMA-UNCPBA, Cristina Maciel, UNS, and Diana Rubio, UNSAM, were the organizers of the VIII ASAMACI Congress.