Keynote Speakers

    Prof. Dr. Mostafa Adimy - Senior Researcher at INRIA and Institut Camille Jordan, University Lyon
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    Mr. Mostafa Adimy is Senior Researcher (Directeur de Recherche) at INRIA (French National Institute for Computer Sciences and Applied Mathematics) and Institut Camille Jordan (ICJ) of Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. He is the head of the “DRACULA” Inria-team: “Multi-scale modeling of cell dynamics”. Mr. Professor has the following areas of interest: Mathematical modeling of cell population dynamics, leukemia, immune system; Modeling and Biological Control of Vector-Borne Diseases: the case of Malaria and Dengue; Applications of delay differential and reaction-diffusion equations in biology and medicine; Reduction of complexity in differential equations arising from population dynamics, etc.
    Title: Continuous-Time Differential-Difference Models in Population Dynamics and Epidemiology
    Assoc. Prof. Paul Bogdan - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
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    Paul Bogdan is the Jack Munushian Early Career Chair and Associate Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been recognized with a number of honors and distinctions, including the 2021 DoD Trusted Artificial Intelligence (TAI) Challenge award, the USC Stevens Center 2021 Technology Advancement Award for the first AI framework for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine design, the 2019 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director’s Fellowship award, the 2018 IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award, the 2017 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2017 Okawa Foundation Award, the 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, the 2012 A.G. Jordan Award from Carnegie Mellon University for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis and service, and several best paper awards. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, new computational cognitive neuroscience tools for deciphering biological intelligence, the control of complex time-varying networks, and design methodologies for heterogeneous manycore systems.
    Title: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Science - Discovering Governing Laws from Data: Challenges and Opportunities
    Dan Cîmpean - General Director - Romanian National Cyber Security Directorate
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    Dan accumulated over 20 years of experience in cyber security, risk management, policy, audit, and compliance in Brussels, Bucharest, and internationally. He led professional teams supporting European Institutions, National Cyber Competent Authorities, and large corporate businesses in defining cyber security strategies and implementing policies, governance, or operational and technical measures. In November 2021 Dan was appointed as The Director of the brand-new National Cyber Security Directorate, by decision of the Romanian Prime-Minister, following the approval by the Supreme Council of National Defence. He is also Management Board member of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA); Governing Board member of the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre (ECCC) and the Chairman of the EU CEF Telecom Cybersecurity Programme Governance Board.
    Title: Innovative Cyber Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs)
    Ioannis Dassios - Assistant Professor - University College Dublin, Ireland
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    Ioannis Dassios is currently a UCD Research Fellow/Assistant Professor at University College Dublin, Ireland. His research interests include dynamical and control systems, dynamical networks, differential and difference equations, singular systems, systems of differential equations of fractional order, optimization methods, linear algebra, and mathematical modeling of engineering problems. He studied Mathematics, completed a two-year M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, and obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Athens, Greece, with the grade "Excellent" (the highest mark in the Greek system). He has held positions at the University of Edinburgh, U.K.; University of Manchester, U.K.; and University of Limerick, Ireland. Ioannis has published over 110 articles, two books, and three edited books. He has also served as a reviewer more than 1100 times for over 100 different peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, he is a member of the editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals such as Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier), Applied Sciences, Mathematics, Axioms (MDPI), Open Physics (DeGruyter), and Experimental Results (Cambridge University Press). He has also acted as a Guest Editor for more than 15 Special Issues and has been involved in organizing and technical committees for international conferences. Finally, Ioannis has received several awards, including grants from the UCD Output-Based Research Support Scheme (OBRSS) for the period 2016–2023, various travel support awards, and the "Top 1% Peer Reviewer in Mathematics and Engineering" award from the Web of Science Group, Clarivate Analytics, for three consecutive years.
    Title: Optimization, Dynamical Systems, & Mathematics of Networks for Engineering Problems
    August Gawinecki
    Prof. Jerzy August Gawinecki - Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
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    Jerzy August Gawinecki, PhD, DSc, Eng., born on April 16, 1952, in Ciechocinek, Poland, is a distinguished Polish mathematician and engineer, specializing in applied mathematics and cryptography. He is renowned for his extensive academic work, which includes about 140 scientific papers and numerous publications, including 19 textbooks for students, 2 monographs, and 7 chapters in collective works. Professor Jerzy Gawinecki completed his higher education at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw in 1977 with a six-year degree in technical physics. In 1982, he obtained a doctoral degree in mathematical sciences from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw. In 1991, he earned his habilitation in mathematical sciences at the Institute of Mathematics of the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2004, the President of the Republic of Poland awarded him the title of Professor of Mathematical Sciences.
    Professor Jerzy Gawinecki is a full professor at the Military University of Technology. He has held various administrative and leadership positions, including Head of Departments, Department Head, Director of Institutes, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Cryptology, and Director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Cybernetics at the Military University of Technology.
    In 2009, he was honored with the Minister of National Defense Award for his scientific achievements. He was recognized by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England, as one of the 2000 outstanding scholars of the 20th century in the field of mathematics. For his results achieved through various projects, including the national cipher device, cryptographic coprocessor generator, SCIP terminal, universal cryptographic protection system for radio communications, and airport monitoring system demonstrator, Professor Jerzy Gawinecki was awarded multiple medals at international fairs in Warsaw, Brussels, and Paris.
    Title: Mathematical and physical aspects of the solution to the initial value problem in the thermodiffusion in solid body with applications in mechanical engineering
    Prof. Radu Gologan - National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania
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    Radu Gologan is a Professor of mathematics at the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest. He is the president of the Romanian Mathematical Society and the leader of the Romanian National Team at the IMO. Starting 2004, he coordinates the editorial board of RMC. Since 1978 he has been a scientific researcher, currently gr I, at the Mathematics Institute, and since 2000 he has been a professor at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, where he usually teaches the first-year mathematical analysis course, Faculty of Automation and Computers. He has published 5 books and over 30 research articles in Romanian and foreign specialized journals. He considers that his best scientific result is the series of articles published in collaboration with Florin Boca and Alexandru Zaharescu, which solves an old problem related to a model from theoretical statistical physics: the Lorenz model in the plane. He has been a collaborator of Gazeta Matematice for over 40 years, during which time he published many notes, articles and problems. He was always a troublemaker at the Olympics. Since 2001, he is the president of the national commission of the Mathematics Olympiad and the head of the Romanian delegation to the IOM. He considers himself lucky to have a team of friends, exceptional mathematicians, with whom he sometimes achieves remarkable performances at international competitions.
    Title: From elementary to non-elementary and vice versa
    Prof. Rob Haelterman - Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium
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    Rob Haelterman is a professor and project manager in the Department of Mathematics at the Belgian Royal Military Academy, Brussels, where he’s been working since 2001. His research covers 3D mapping with electro-optical sensors, target/anomaly detection using hyperspectral imaging, and numerical root-finding methods.
    Title: Hyperspectral imaging for defence & data reduction techniques
    Prof. Marius Leordeanu - National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania
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    Marius Leordeanu is a University Professor at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and a Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy. At the Polytechnic, Marius introduced for the first time the Computational Vision and Robotics courses, as part of the Master's program in Artificial Intelligence, and at the Romanian Academy he has been the PhD supervisor since 2015. Marius Leordeanu obtained his PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University from the USA (2009) and a double degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at Hunter College in New York (2003). Marius has a remarkable scientific activity, with more than 100 scientific papers published in top international journals and conferences and over 8000 citations until the year 2023, covering a wide range of fields in Artificial Intelligence, ranging from computational vision to to automatic learning, robotics, medical image analysis, as well as works at the intersection of vision and language. For his achievements, Marius won prestigious prizes, such as the grand prize in mathematics and informatics for the year 2024, offered by the Romanian Ministry of Research and Digitization, within the Romanian Scientific Gala, as well as the "Gigore Moisil" prize in Mathematics offered by the Academy Romanian in 2014, for his work in the field of unsupervised learning. In 2020 he published a book, Unsupervised Learning in Space and Time (Springer), in which he formulates a general theory of unsupervised learning, based on his work on this topic over the past 20 years (starting with CVPR 2005), and proposes a set of principles and next steps to be taken to decode this critical issue in AI. This work quickly became the world's best-selling book on the subject of 2020 and 15th of all time. Other notable scientific achievements include the winning by 2023 of over ten research grants in international and national competitions, as well as the Google Research Award (2021), the Computing Research Association (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Award (USA, 2003) and the Joseph A. Gillet Memorial Prize in Mathematics (USA, 2003).
    Marius Leordeanu's scientific activity is well complemented by his artistic activity, which includes both national exhibitions of art combined with artificial intelligence and robotics (Neo Art Connect, 2024), but also the publication of books in prose ("My name is blue", 2016), poetry ("Odysseus and destiny", 2024 and "The story of a word", 2013), as well as the composition and co-production of an album of electronic music with piano ("Supersonic", 2023).
    Title: Understanding Artificial Intelligence: From Vision and Language to Human-AI Interaction
    Marchisio Conte
    Prof. Dr. Marina Marchisio Conte - University of Turin, Italy
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    Marina Marchisio Conte is full professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Turin and Delegate of the Rector for the development and promotion of the University’s Digital Education strategies. Her research is focused on Digital Education, in particular learning and teaching Mathematics and scientific disciplines with digital methodologies, innovative technologies, open education and open educational resources. She coordinates the DELTA – Digital Education for Learning and Teaching Advances – Research Group of the University of Turin. She is a member of the Problem Posing and Solving working group of the Italian Ministry of Education which involves more than 800 secondary schools, 2000 teachers and 30000 students all over Italy. She is the President of the SUISS, the University School which takes care about Education in Security and Defence Area, and she is the coordinator of a PhD Program in Strategic Sciences. She coordinates several research and didactic projects, held and organized numerous conferences, and is the author of several publications on Digital Education.
    Title: Innovating Mathematics Learning and Teaching in Security and Defence Area
    Associate Prof. Andrei Neguț - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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    Andrei Negut studies geometric representation theory, which has applications in mathematical physics, combinatorics, knot theory and algebraic geometry. He obtained his PhD from Columbia University (USA) in 2015, and spent the next 9 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). In 2024 he moved to EPFL (Switzerland) where he is continuing his research program.
    Title: Quantum groups in geometry and physics
    Prof. Dr. Carla Pinto - Polytechnic University of Porto, Portugal
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    Carla Pinto is Coordinating Professor at the School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto. Doctor in Mathematics, from the University of Porto, since 2004. Integrated member at the Centre for Mathematics of the University of Porto, since 2004. Her main research topic is epidemiology, in particular Mathematical Epidemiology. She is interested in mathematical challenges and their role in providing advice on public health policies. Dr. Pinto is trained in Nonlinear Dynamics, Bifurcation Theory. Previous research included the analysis of Central Pattern Generators for Animal and Robot Locomotion, coupled cell networks, neuron-like equations (Hodgkin-Huxley equations, FitzHugh-Nagumo, Morris-Lecar). She is Associate Editor of several high impact journals in the scientific area of Mathematics, namely Computational and Applied Mathematics (Springer), International Journal of Dynamics and Control (Springer). She is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, and others. She has organized several international conferences in Applied Mathematics. Since August 2022, she is Co-Coordinator of the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.
    Title: Inverse uncertainty quantification in stochastic systems: two case studies
    Prof. Dr. Rathinasamy Sakthivel - Bharathiar University, India
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    Prof. Dr. Rathinasamy Sakthivel received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, in 1992, 1994, and 1999, respectively. He served as a Lecturer with the Department of Mathematics, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Mathematics, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. From 2003 to 2005, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow with the Department of Systems Innovation and Informatics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan. He was a Research Professor with the Department of Mathematics, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, till 2006. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow (Brain Pool Program) with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea, from 2006 to 2008. He served as an Assistant and Associate Professor with the Department of Mathematics, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea, from 2008 to 2013. From 2013 to 2016, he was a Professor with the Department of Mathematics, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Applied Mathematics, Bharathiar University. He jointly with his foreign research collaborators published three books and a good number of book chapters in Springer. He has been to Japan, Malaysia, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Australia, China, and Saudi Arabia, as a Visiting Researcher. His research interests include systems and control theory, optimization techniques, and nonlinear dynamics. He has published over 520 research papers in reputed SCIE journals in the above areas. Prof. Sakthivel has received the most coveted “Highly Cited Researcher” Award in 2017–2020 from the Clarivate Analytics, USA. He has also continuously placed in the list of world ranking top 2% scientists released by STANFORD UNIVERSITY, USA since 2021. He has been on the editorial board of international journals, including IEEE Access, the Journal of the Franklin Institute, Neurocomputing, Neural Processing Letters, Mathematics, International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, and the Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology.
    Title: Lyapunov Stability Theory in Modern Control Systems

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