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Symposium on Biomathematics 2019, Indonesia, 25-28 August, 2019

The “Symposium on Biomathematics 2019” was held at the Riverview Hotel in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia during the period 25-28 August, 2019. The Symposium on Biomathematics (Symomath) is an annual multidisciplinary forum for promoting and fostering interactions between mathematical, biological, and related industrial communities in studying various phenomena in biology, ecology, infectious diseases, medicine, bioengineering, etc. The first symposium was successfully held in 2013 in Bandung. Symomath 2019 was the seventh year of the conference. Until the 6th Symomath conference in 2018, 180 papers have been published, indexed by Scopus and research collaborations with more than 10 researchers in neighboring countries took place.

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AIMS Senegal, Senegal, 1-5 July, 2019

The “AIMS Senegal” conference was held in Senegal during the period 1-5 July, 2019. The conference focussed on french-speaking African young researchers. The summer school targeted master students and PhD candidates and gathered young researchers around a scientific event of high level in statistics and data science. The organizing committee was composed of members of the Young Statistician Section of the French Statistical Society (sFdS) and members of AIMS Senegal.

Three main courses were offered:

  • Machine learning, Thierry Artieres (Professor Laboratoire d’Informatique et Systemes (LIS), Ecole Centrale Marseille & Université d’Aix-Marseille, France)
  • Introduction to targeted learning, Antoine Chambaz (Professor Université Paris Descartes, Laboratoire Mathématiques Appliquées Paris 5, France)
  • Statistics for environmental data, Sophie Dabo-Niang (Professor Laboratoire Lille Economie Management (LEM), Université Charles De Gaulle (Lille 3), France)

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EMALCA Costa Rica 2019, Costa Rica, 22. July-2. August, 2019

The “EMALCA 2019” conference was held at the University of Costa Rica, San Pedro, Costa Rica, during the period 22 July – 02 August, 2019. EMALCA 2019 was a school from the UMALCA (Mathematical Union of Latin America and the Caribbean). The EMALCA targeted an audience of (under)graduate regional students, coming from Central America and the Caribbean, as well as other Latino-American countries. All the speakers were originally from Latino-America. The school successfully introduced some of the basic notions in algebra, geometry, number theory and logic to students in Latin America, especially from Central-America and the Caribbean.

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Three students have been awarded a BGF grant to complete their PhD. BGF grants are funded by the generous donations from all the Breakthrough Prize winners. The program is the subject of an interesting article by Della Dumbaugh, which appeared in the September Issue of the AMS Notices.

List of 2019 IMU-BGF awardees:

Phan Thanh Hong is a Vietnamese PhD student at the Institute of Mathematics of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology nominated by her advisor Professor Luu Hoang Duc from the same institution. She is working on Nonautonomous stochastic differential equations driven by fractional Brownian motions.

Darya Sukhoresbka is an Ukrainian PhD student at B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, nominated by her advisor Professor Alexander Borisenko from the same institution. She plans to work on Geodesics on polyedra in constant curvature spaces.
Adeolu Taiwo is a Nigerian PhD student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa, nominated by his advisor Professor Temitope Mewomo from the same institution. He is working on Generalized mixed pseudomotone equilibrium problems and split equality fixed point problems and their applications, in the framework of real Banach spaces.


Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications (SUMTOPO), South Africa, 1-4 July, 2019

The "Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications" (SUMTOPO) 2019 took place at University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa during the period 1-4 July, 2019. The purpose of SUMTOPO is to bring researchers from diverse fields within topology together in order to discuss the latest developments. In its thirty-three year history, the SUMTOPO has grown into one of the largest annual international conferences on topology. The SUMTOPO conference has long been dedicated to creating opportunities for graduate students and early career researchers.

This year, the conference focused on five research themes:

  • Topological algebra and analysis
  • Asymmetric structures and orders
  • Dynamics and continuum theory
  • Set-Theoretic topology
  • Topology in data science

These topic fields were chosen to be representative of the broad range of research being actively pursued today.

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Dias de Combinatoria 2019, Colombia, 15-26 July, 2019

The “Dias de Combinatoria 2019” conference was held at the University of Cauca, Popayan, Colombia during the period 15-26 July, 2019. During the “Dias de Combinatoria 2019” conference four successful introductory minicourses in enumerative, geometric and algebraic combinatorics took place. These minicourses were held in spanish and they were comprised, each of five lecture sessions and five group-work sessions, during which students worked on problems. Each session was one and a half hours long. The minicourses provide the foundations in basic topics in regards to combinatorics and related areas. The mini-courses were accompanied by problem sessions and activities among the participants. In particular, DIAS 2019 aimed at encouraging participants to participate and get the most out of the Encuentro Colombiano de Combinatoria (ECCO), which occurs every even year, as well as other prominent events in combinatorics worldwide.

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CIMPA Research Summer School 2019 “Mathematical Models in Biology and Related Applications of Partial Differential Equations”, Cuba, June 11-21, 2019

The CIMPA Research Summer School 2019 “Mathematical Models in Biology and Related Applications of Partial Differential Equations” was held at the University of Havana, Cuba during the period 11-21 June, 2019. Mathematical modeling in biology and related domain is becoming of increasing importance in the mathematical community as well as for the other scientists from the point of view of possible applications. The school aimed at presenting some of the current approaches in Partial Differential Equations modeling and mathematical analysis of biological phenomena or related domains. It aimed at allowing the researchers and the postgraduate students to acquire a basic training in that field and to have an overview of what is the current research status of these types of problems. The school covered a wide class of models and applications in biology, epidemiology and neurosciences. The main mathematical methods concerned the study of evolutionary partial differential equations, such as their large time behavior, their links with stochastic models, as well as numerical methods to approximate their Solutions.

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Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association Annual Conference 2018, Botswana, November 19-23, 2018

The 37th SAMSA conference was held at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) in Palapya, Botswana during the period 19-22 November 2018, under the theme "Mathematical Sciences: A Catalyst in Driving a Knowledge-Based Economy". The conference created, among other things, meaningful avenues for new and established researchers to learn, network and present new ideas and problem solving techniques. One of the main aims of the conference was to bring together a group of established and up-coming researchers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of mathematical biology and ecology. It also provided an opportunity for graduates students and young researchers to interact with top researchers and to be exposed to the very latest areas of research.

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CIMPA Research School: "Modélisation, Analyse Mathématique et Calcul Scientifique dans la Gestion des Déchets Ménagers", Morocco, July 3-13,2019

The CIMPA School was held in Kenitra, Morocco from July 3 until July 13, 2019. The objective of this CIMPA Research School was to introduce mathematical modeling and management of urban waste, by bringing together, during 10 days, specialists in the field of modeling, mathematical analysis and scientific computation of phenomena linked to this management. The aim being that participants can be initiated to different mathematical models related to this topic, ranging from the transport of waste up to the impact of the discharge on the water table, and mainly the phenomena of biodegradation, discharge and transport of leachate and biogas in storage. The recycling of the liquid phase of household waste is another aspect of this management. The modeling and optimization techniques which were developed during this CIMPA School can be used in order to solve problems of water recycling by an approach called "Reuse of Wastewater".

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CIMPA School DaDyBio, Bangladesh, June 10-21, 2019

The CIMPA school DaDyBio was successfully held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from June 10 until June 21, 2019. During the CIMPA School six courses of five hours each were delivered during the two weeks. Courses were either theoretical or applied to Biology.

Week 1: Symbolic Dynamics (Nicolas Bédaride) and Hyperbolic Dynamic I (I. Rios) for theoretical courses. Applications of ODEs and Dynamical Systems in Biology (S. Mousset) as an applied course.

Week 2 : Searching for deterministic chaos in biological data (H. Berry) and Ordinal symbolic dynamics with physiological data applications (K. Keller) as applied courses and Hyperbolic Dynamic II (R. Leplaideur) for theoretical course.

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