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Name :
Alan D. Weinstein
Affiliation :
Professor, University of California at Berkeley
Degree :
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley in 1967
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Alan Weinstein received a BS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964, a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967, and a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Utrecht in 2003. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has been on the faculty since 1969. He works in differential geometry with applications to mathematical physics; his current interests include groupoids and Poisson geometry.

Weinstein was director of the Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley from 1985 to 1989. He has held visiting appointments at many institutions, including Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Institute for Advanced Study, College de France, California Institute of Technology, the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, and Keio University.

Professor Weinstein is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Differential Geometry and Letters in Mathematical Physics and an editor of the Progress in Mathematics book series. He is also on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.

He was an Alfred P.Sloan Foundation Fellow (1971-73) and a Miller Professor at UC Berkeley, (1981-82 and 1997-98); he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992.

Name :
Jean Pierre Bourguignon
Affiliation :
Director, IHES
Degree :
Ph.D, in Mathematical Science at the University of Paris VII in 1974
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Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, mathematician, is director of des Hautes Études Scientifiques in Bur-sur-Yvette since 1994.

A differential geometer by training, he has since pursued his interest in mathematical aspects of theoretical physics, from Yang-Mills theory to general relativity. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon is director of Research in the CNRS, and is also professor at the École Polytechnique since 1986. He was President of the Société Mathématique de France from 1990 to 1992 and President of the European Mathematical Society from 1995 to 1998. A member of the scientific council of numerous international institutions, he is also editor of a number of eminent scientific journals.

Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON is member of the Academia Europaea and in 1997 received the Rayonnement Français prize in Mathematical Sciences and Physics.

Name :
Kenneth D. Elworthy
Affiliation :
Director, MRC, Univ. of Warwick
Degree :
D.Phil, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, 1967
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K.David Elworthy is Professor of Mathematics and has been a Director of the Mathematics Research Centre at University of Warwick. His research area of specializations includes global analysis and stocastic analysis and applications to geometry.

K.David Elworthy started his research career as a student of Professor Michael Atiyah at the University of Oxford. Following a brief period at Manchester University he joined the mathematics Department at the, then new, University of Warwick, and was later given a personal Chair. He has just completed a period as Director of the Mathematics Research Centre at Warwick. He has also held several visiting appointments including at Stony Brook University, Ramanujan Institute Madras, University of Paris, University of Texas, University of California, Arhus University, Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifique at Bures Sur Yvette, and Scuola Normale Superiore de Pisa.

His initial research was in Nonlinear Global Analysis,work with J.Eells led to the diffeomorphism classification of infinite dimensional separable Hilbert manifolds, and some other Banach manifolds being reduced to homotopy theory. From there he moved on to stochastic analysis, especially its geometric aspects. He did foundational work on stochastic differential equations on manifolds and their flows, with applications to geometry. Recently he returned to infinite dimensional manifold theory, via stochastic analysis and with collaborators from Japan, Europe, and China obtained results on Logarithmic Sobolev Inequalities on path spaces with diffusion measures, on L2 Hodge Theory on such spaces, and has proved fundamental uniqueness results for the differentation operators which arise in this context.

He enjoys walking in the countryside: and especially sharing his enthusiasm for the English countryside (whatever the weather, or time of day) and country pubs, with visitors from overseas.

Name :
Paul Embrechts
Affiliation :
Professor of Mathematics at ETHZ
Degree :
Ph.D in Mathematics at Catholic University of Leuven, Belguium in 1979
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Paul Embrechts is Professor of Mathematics at the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Tehchnology, Zurich) specializing in actuarial mathematics and mathematical finance. Previous academic positions include the Universities of Leuven, Limburg and London (Imperial College). Dr. Embrechts has held visiting appointments at the University of Strasbourg, ESSES Paris, the Scuola Normale in Pisa and the London School of Economics (Centennial Professor of Finance). He is an Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, Corresponding Member of the Italian Institute of Actuaries, Editor of the ASTIN Bulletin, on the Advisory Board of Finance and Stochastics and Associate Editor of numerous scientific journals.

He is a member of the Board of the Swiss Association of Actuaries and belongs to various national and international research and academic advisory committees. His areas of specialization include insurance risk theory, integrated risk management, the interplay between insurance and finance, and the modeling of rare events. Together with C. Klueppelberg and T. Mikosch he is a co-author of the influential book "Modeling of Extremal Events for Insurance and Finance", Springer, 1997. Dr. Embrechts consults for a number of leading financial institutions and insurance companies, and is a member of the Board of Directors of companies in insurance and finance.

Name :
Peter J. Thomson
Affiliation :
Director, Statistics Research Associates Ltd.
Degree :
Ph.D.,(Statistics), Australian University 1972
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Dr Peter Thomson completed his PhD in statistics at the Australian National university in 1972 and, following many years as a senior academic, is currently a director of Statistics Research Associates Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand. His research interests are in the general area of time series analysis including forecasting, financial time series, seasonal adjustment and signal processing. This research typically has an applied focus with application to economic, financial and geophysical time series. He has published widely in these areas and his consultancy practice is founded on this research and extensive applied experience. Further details can be found at www.statsresearch.co.nz

Name :
Richard M. Schoen
Affiliation :
Professor, Stanford University
Degree :
Ph.D. Stanford University 1977
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Richard M. Schoen is Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. His research fields of interest covers Differential Geometry, Nonlinear Analysis and Calculus of Variations, and General Relativity.

He has held visiting appointments at many institutes:

  • Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study (1979-80)
  • Spring Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study (1984), Visiting Professor, Courant Institute, NYU (1989-90)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study (1992-93), Autumn Visiting Professor, Harvard University (1999).

He delivered selected major lectures:

  • 1982 ICM Warsaw 45 minute invited lecture, 1985 Porter lectures, Rice University
  • 1986 ICM Berkeley Plenary address, 1988 Morse lectures, Institute for Advanced Study

Professor Schoen is a member of the editorial board:

  • Journal of Differential Geometry, Communications in Analysis and Geometry,
  • Communications in PDE, Calculus of Variations and PDE,
  • Communications in Contemporary Mathematics.

He directed more than twenty mathematicians their dissertations.

Professor Schoen has received Honors and Awards:

NSF Graduate Fellowship 1972-75, Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship 1979, MacArthur Prize Fellowship 1983-88, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1988, AMS Bôcher Prize 1989, National Academy of Sciences 1991, Fellow of Amer. Assoc. for Adv. of Science 1995, and Guggenheim Fellowship 1996.

Name :
Ronald Mullin
Affiliation :
Professor, Florida Atlantic University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo
Degree :
Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada
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Ronald Mullin, mathematician, is currently president of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications and is a Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. In 1996, he retired as Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he served as director of the Data Encryption Group, Institute for Computer Research from 1986 until his retirement. In 2001 he received the degree Dr. Rer. Nat. h.c. from the University of Rostock, Rostock Germany.

An algebraist by training, he developed research interests in combinatorial theory, information theory, coding theory, and cryptology, with special interests in the structure of finite fields as they relate to these fields, and has published approximately two hundred refereed publications in these areas. He has a strong interest in the applications of these areas in modern communications systems, and is co-founder of Certicom Corporation, a company that specializes in elliptic curve cryptography.

In service to the academic community he served as editor-in- chief or managing editor for four journals, as well as serving on the editorial boards for several others. He has also served on several committees, including the Mathematics Discipline Committee, and the Academic Planning Committee of the Council of Ontario Universities, the Council for University Affairs - Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, the Patrician Scientists Council of the Science Council of Canada. The Killam Selection Committee, and the National Science and Engineering Research Council (Canada) Grants Selectioin Committee.


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