International Conference on Scientific Computing and Partial Differential Equations

On the Occasion of Stanley Osher's 60th birthday.

December 12-15, 2002
Lam Woo Conference Center, Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong.

Over the past decade there have been very rapid developments of efficient algorithms for scientific computing and related investigations of mathematical issues for partial differential equations and image processing. As a result, many problems in diverse application fields such as fluid dynamics, image processing, computer vision, and computer graphics in the entertainment industry can now be routinely simulated to high resolution. Stanley Osher has been in the forefront of many of these developments, and has published many influential original works on high resolution shock capturing schemes, level set methods, applications to multi-phase flows, computer vision, TV based image restoration, just to name a few areas.

On the occasion of the 60th birthday of Stanley Osher, we are organizing this international conference to review recent developments and to explore exciting new directions in scientific computing and partial differential equations for time dependent problems and its interaction with other fields such as image processing, computer vision and graphics. An emphasis of this conference, which we hope will set it apart from others, is the strong interaction of significant mathematics with advanced algorithms applicable to real-world applications.

There have been very rapid developments of Scientific Computing in Hong Kong over the past decade. As Hong Kong transforms itself into a high-tech industrial region, the need for scientific computing will rise dramatically. This conference will further promote research interests in scientific computation in Hong Kong.

Invited Speakers:
Yann Brenier CNRS Nice and Universite Paris 6, France
Tony Chan UCLA, USA
Chia-Kun Chu Columbia University, USA
Bjorn Engquist UCLA & Princeton, USA
Yoshikazu Giga Hokkaido University, Japan
Roland Glowinski University of Houston, USA
David Gottlieb Brown University, USA
Max Gunzburger Iowa State University, USA
Daniel Joseph University of Minnesota, USA
Heinz Kreiss UCLA, USA
Fanghua Lin Courant Institute NYU, USA
Tai-Ping Liu Stanford, USA
Barry Merriman UCLA, USA
Guillermo Sapiro University of Minnesota, USA
Zhong-Ci Shi Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Panagiotis Souganidis    University Texas at Austin, USA
Endre Suli University of Oxford, UK
Dimitri Vvedensky Imperial College London, UK
Zhouping Xin The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Takashi Yabe Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Conference Committee:
Russel Caflisch UCLA, USA
Raymond Chan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tony Chan UCLA, USA
Shiu-Yuen Cheng Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Weinan E Princeton, USA
Bjorn Engquist UCLA, USA
David Gottlieb Brown University, USA
Mohamed Hafez University of California, Davis, USA
Fred Hickernell Hong Kong Baptist University
Jian-Guo Liu University of Maryland, USA
Guillermo Sapiro University of Minnesota, USA
Zhong-Ci Shi Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chi-Wang Shu (co-chair) Brown University, USA
Steve Smale City University of Hong Kong
Tao Tang (co-chair) Hong Kong Baptist University
Dimitri Vvedensky Imperial College, UK
Zhouping Xin The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pingwen Zhang Peking University, China
Hongkai Zhao University of California, Irvine, USA

Local Organizing Committee:
Fred Hickernell (Chair)  
Lizhi Liao  
Tao Tang  
Chong Sze Tong  
Xiaonan Wu  


The Croucher Foundation
Epson Foundation
Hong Kong Baptist University
The Hong Kong Mathematical Society
Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation
K.C. Wong Education Foundation
Peking University
PKU-HKBU Joint Research Institute for Applied Mathematics

Conference Proceedings:

A special volume of Contemporary Mathematics based on this conference will be published by American Mathematical Society (eds. S Y Cheng, C.-W. Shu and T. Tang)

Contact Information:

c/o Department of Mathematics
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 3411-7015
Fax: (852) 2339-5811

Registration and Accommodation:

All participants in the conference must register. The registration fee is US$200/HK$1,560, but those who register by Sept 30, 2002 need only pay US$150/HK$1,170. All full-time students may register for half price. The registration fee includes conference materials, lunches, tea breaks and a Chinese banquet. To register, please complete and mail/fax us the attached registration form (ps) (pdf) or complete the on-line registration form. Either way we must receive your registration fee for your registration to be complete. We have arranged two hotels for conference participants to choose from. For details, please refer to the accommodation reservation form.

Conference venue:

The conference will be held at the Lam Woo Conference Centre of Hong Kong Baptist University. Information Desk and Internet Access are available during the conference.

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