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Plenary speakers

The following speakers have agreed to give plenary talks.

Boston University 

Professor Beck's research is focussed on the behaviour of waves and patterns in a wide range of settings, including reaction-diffusion systems, viscuous conservations laws and fluid dynamics. She was named a Kavli fellow by the US National Academy of Sciences in 2011. In 2012 she was awarded a Sloan research fellowship and in 2018 she received the inaugural Birman fellowship.

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University of California - Los Angeles

Professor Bertozzi has made valuable contributions in a wide range of areas including fluid dynamics, image processing, swarming and crime modeling. She won a SIAM outstanding paper prize in 2014 with Arjuna Flenner, for her work on geometric graph-based algorithms for machine learning. In 2015 and 2016 she was honoured as a Thomson-Reuters `highly cited' researcher in mathematics and in 2018 she was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences.

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ETH Zürich

Professor Figalli works on a wide range of topics in the broad areas of PDEs and variational calculus, including optimal transportation, free boundary problems, Monge-Ampère equations, (non)-local elliptic PDEs, Hamilton-Jacobi equations and random matrix theory. He was awarded the European Mathematical Society Prize in 2012
and was named a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences in 2017. He won a Fields medal in 2018.

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University of New South Wales

Professor Froyland's research in dynamical systems uses a combination of probabilistic and geometric tools to study nonlinear and chaotic systems. He has applied his fundamental work, which also focuses on optimization problems, to make contributions in the fields of atmospheric and oceanic science and to solve maritime, industrial and aerospace scheduling problems. He was awarded a Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council in 2012.

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University of British Columbia

Professor Kuske developed asymptotic and semi-analytic approximation techniques to analyze mathematical models that include stochasticity and/or nonlinear dynamics. She has applied her work in a large variety of settings, including biophysics, epidemiology, ecology, applied mechanics, optics and finance. She was awarded the 2011 Krieger-Nelson prize by the Canadian Mathematical Society and was named a Simons Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge in 2016.

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University of Minnesota

Professor Mayboroda's research concerns harmonic analysis, localization phenomena and boundary value problems for various classes of elliptic PDEs, which can involve higher dimensional operators, rough coefficients or irregular boundaries. She was awarded the 2014 Sadosky research prize in Analysis by the Association for Women in Mathematics. She was elected a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2015 and will be an invited speaker at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians.

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University of Bath

Professor del Pino has worked on many themes within the broad area of nonlinear analysis and PDEs. He was awarded the National Exact Sciences Award of Chile in 2013 for his body of work concerning the De Giorgi conjecture, which represents an extensive and profound contribution to the field of nonlinear PDEs. In 2018 he received a Royal Society Research Professorship, enabling him to move to Bath from the Universidad of Chile. His research has been applied to a wide range of problems in the fields of physics and biology.

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University of California - Irvine

Professor Titi is a worldwide renowned applied mathematician with broad interests in nonlinear science and scientific computation, who specializes in the mathematical study of problems from fluid dynamics, nonlinear PDEs, and turbulence. His contributions to these areas are of the highest calibre and practical impact. He was appointed as a fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) in 2004 and was elected Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of PDEs in 2013.

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Sorbonne Université

Professor Trélat is an expert in control theory and sub-Riemannian geometry. He develops theoretical and numerical tools to understand the controllability, observability and stabilization of PDEs and applies these techniques to problems from a variety of settings including aerospace engineering, image analysis and sensor design. He received the 2012 Felix Klein from the European Mathematical Society and the 2016 Madame Victor Noury prize from the Académie des Sciences.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Professor van den Berg studies pattern formation in nonlinear PDEs and dynamical systems, using a wide variety of techniques including rigorous numerics, geometric flows, asymptotics, Conley index and Floer homology. Together with Jonathan Jacquette he provided a computer-assisted proof for Wright's conjecture, which has been a long-standing open problem in the field of delay differential equations. In 2012 he received a Vici grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

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University of Sydney

Professor Wechselberger develops mathematical tools to understand the complex patterns and rhythms that are often observed in physiology. He has developed novel geometric methods to handle the multiple time-scale problems that arise in the theory of canards and mixed-mode oscillations. In 2017 SIAM awarded him the J.D. Crawford Prize. In the same year he also won the SIAM outstanding paper prize together with Theodore Vo and Richard Bertram.

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