Keynote Speakers/主讲嘉宾

Keynote Speakers/主讲嘉宾


Prof. Zhen Wang

School of Mathematical Science, Dalian University of Technology


科研王振 博士,大连理工大学教授、博导,教育部“长江学者奖励计划”青年长江学者,辽宁省“兴辽英才计划”青年拔尖人才,大连理工大学星海优青学者、大连市青年科技之星,研究方向为非线性水波动力学,海洋环境统计模拟。研究非线性水波的动力行为、可积性质,大范围波浪的统计推断和演化计算。主持国家自然科学基金3项,国家重点基础研究计划子课题1项,工信部高技术船舶专项子专题、教育部博士点基金等十余项课题。出版中英文专著各1部,主编教材1部,发表SCI检索论文36篇,SCI他引270次。研究成果获辽宁省科学技术奖二等奖1项(第一完成人),教育部自然科学一等奖1项,教育部自然科学二等奖2项,海洋工程科学技术二等奖1项,辽宁省普通高等学校教育教学成果三等奖1项,大连理工大学优秀指导教师。


Prof. Min Dai

Dept of Mathematics, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Research Areas: Financial Mathematics

Research Exprience:

  · Career History

Lecturer (Jun 2002 - Aug 2003) and Associate Professor (Sep 2003 - Jul 2004), School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University

Assistant Professor (Jul 2004 - Dec 2009) and Associate Professor (Jan 2010 - Jun 2013), Professor (July 2013 - present), Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore

  · Professional/Consulting Activities

Associate Editor for Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control  (Jan 2010-present); Associate Editor for Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research (Jun 2012-pesent)

Reviewer for Mathematical Finance, Quantiative Finance, SIAM on Numerical Analysis, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, etc.

Affiliated Member, Centre for Quantitative Finance, Risk Management Institute and Institute of Real Estate Studies, NUS

Title: A theory of negative prices for exhaustible resources

Abstract: The recent plunge of WTI crude oil prices into negative territory for the first time has drawn a lot of attention and controversy around the world. In this talk, we propose a novel equilibrium model of exhaustible resources and reveal that negative equilibrium prices for exhaustible resources can be generated by combining storage costs, production adjustment costs, and imbalance between supply and demand. Our model is able to calibrate the steep futures curve of WTI crude oil observed on April 20, 2020. This work is jointly with Steven Kou and Cong Qin.


Prof. Zahriladha Zakaria

Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia, Malaysia

Research Areas: RF & Microwaves, Antenna, and wireless communications

Research Exprience:

Zahriladha ZAKARIA was born in Johor, Malaysia. He received the B. Eng. and M. Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1998 and 2004 respectively, and the PhD degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (IMP), University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2010. From 1998 to 2002, he was with STMicroelectronics, Malaysia where he worked as Product Engineer.

He is currently a Professor at Microwave Research Group (MRG), Centre for Telecommunication Research & Innovation (CeTRI), Faculty of Electronic & Computer Engineering, University Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), where he teaches Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Propagation, Electronic System, Communication Principles, Wireless Communications and Signal Processing. Presently, he is a Head of Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka. Prior to the current position, he was appointed as Manager of Centre for Telecommunication Research & Innovation (CeTRI), Deputy Dean (Academic) at Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, and Head of Telecommunication Engineering Department. He also as an academic program advisor for several public Institute of Higher Learnings (IHLs) in Malaysia.

His research interests include variety of microwave devices development such as planar and non-planar microwave filters, resonators, amplifiers and antennas. He also investigates energy harvesting, sensor and data communications for interdisciplinary applications. He has published more than 270 scientific papers in journals, proceedings and book-chapters. He holds 15 intellectual property rights (patents, utility innovation and copyright) and he has won several awards including gold medal during several research and innovation exhibitions at the national and international level, such as the UTeMEX 2012, 2013 & 2015, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE 2012-2014 and 2016), ITEX 2016 & 2017, International Trade Fair Ideas Inventions New Products (iENA 2012) in Nuremberg, Germany, Seoul International Invention Fair (SiiF 2013, 2016, 2017 & 2019) in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Zakaria is an active reviewer for prominent journals such as IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT), IEEE Sensor, IEEE Access, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL), IET Microwave, Antennas and Propagation and etc. 

Title: Recent Trends and Advances in Radio Frequency and Microwave Technologies

Abstract: Microwaves are a type of electromagnetic radiation, as are radio waves, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma-rays. Microwaves have a range of applications, including communications, radar and, perhaps best known by most people, cooking. Microwaves have frequencies ranging from about 300 MHz to 300 GHz. The aim of this presentation is to briefly discuss the significant progress of microwave engineering and technology achieved in recent years, heralding an era rich in engineering discovery and innovations in the area of microwave technology. In this speech, recent trends of advanced research of various crucial applications in microwave engineering will be discovered. It covers from advanced wireless communications, material characterization, wireless energy transmission, microwave sensor and microwave imaging.


Prof. Weizhu Bao

Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Research Areas:

• Bose-Einstein condensation, Quantized vortices in superfluidity and superconductivity, Computational quantum physics and chemistry, Computational materials science 

• Multiscale modeling, simulation and application 

• Computational fluid dynamics, Hyperbolic conservation laws, Numerical methods for problems in unbounded domains, Finite element method for some nonlinear problems 

• Computational methodology and computer software, Numerical analysis and scientific computing, Computational and applied mathematics in general

Research Exprience:

  · Educational Background

PhD & Msc, Computational Mathematics, 1995, Tsinghua University Bsc, Applied Mathematics, 1992, Tsinghua University 

  · Employment History

• Provost’s Chair Professor (2013-), Professor (2009-2013), Associate Professor (2005-2009) and Assistant Professor (2001-2004), Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 

• Van Vleck Visiting Assistant Professor (08/2000-12/2000), Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. • Visiting Assistant Professor (1998-2000), School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. • EPSRC Postdoc Research Associate (1996-1997), Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, UK. 

• Associate Professor (1998-2000), Lecturer (1995-1998) and Teaching Assistant (1992-1995), Department of Mathematics, Tsinghua University, China.

Title: Modeling and Simulation for Solid-State Dewetting Problems

Abstract: In this talk, I present sharp interface models with anisotropic surface energy and a phase field model for simulating solid-state dewetting and the morphological evolution of patterned islands on a substrate in two and three dimensions.

We show how to derive the sharp interface model via thermovariation dynamics, i.e. variation of the interfacial energy via an open curve with two triple points moving along a fixed substrate. The sharp interface model tracks the moving interface explicitly and it is very easy to be handled in two dimensions via arc-length parametrization. The phase field model is governed by the Cahn-Hilliard equation with isotropic surface tension and variable scalar mobility and it easily deals with the complex boundary conditions and/or complicated geometry arising in the solid-state dewetting problem. Since the phase field model does not explicitly track the moving surface, it naturally captures the topological changes that occur during film/island morphology evolution. Efficient and accurate numerical methods for both sharp interface models and phase field models are proposed. They are applied to study numerically different setups of solid-state dewetting including short and long island films, pinch-off, hole dynamics, semi-infinite film, etc. Our results agree with experimental results very well. This talk is based on joint works with Wei Jiang, David J. Srolovitz, Carl V. Thompson, Yan Wang and Quan Zhao.