Invited Speakers (Listed Alphabetically)
Leon Chua (Fellow, IEEE) received the M.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1961 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, in AQ1 1964. He has been a Professor at the University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, since 1971. In 2011, he was appointed a Distinguished Professor at the Technical University of Munich. He was awarded seven patents and 13 honorary doctorates. He is also a Recipient of the top 15 most cited authors Award in 2002 from all fields of engineering published during the 10-year period 1991 to 2001, from the Current Contents (ISI) database.
Prof. Chua received many awards including the first recipient of the Gustav Kirchhoff Award, the Neural Networks Pioneer Award, and the Guggenheim Fellow award. He was elected a foreign member of the Academia Europaea and of the Hungarian Academy of the Sciences. Professor Chua was elected Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin in 2000.
When not immersed in science, he relaxes by searching for Wagner's leitmotifs, musing over Kandinsky's chaos, and contemplating Wittgenstein's inner thoughts.
Since 2006 Eric Goles is professor at Adolfo Ibañez University, Santiago, Chile. He is also Scientific Director of the Institute for Complex Systems at Valparaiso-Chile, and an associated researcher at the Center for Mathematical Modeling in Santiago. He has obtained two doctorates in Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Grenoble-France.
He has also previously held positions in the French CNRS (1981-86), the University of Chile, and from 2000 to 2006 headed the Chilean Council of Science and Technology. He has obtained several awards, among them the Chilean prize of Science (1993), membership of the Chilean and Croatian Academy of Science, and the Jules Verne Prize (UNESCO-CNRS, Paris, 2004) for a program of scientific outreach for open television.
He is the author of more than 120 research articles and 10 books. His current research activities focus on complexity of the dynamics of genetic networks, comparison between different updating modes in discrete dynamical systems and numerical simulations related with Cellular Automata and Communication Complexity.
Since 2010 Michael Meyer-Hermann heads the Department of Systems Immunology at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig (Germany).
He studied Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy in Frankfurt/Main and Paris and accomplished his Ph.D. in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics in Frankfurt/Main.
He, then, initiated new research groups for Theoretical Biology in Dresden (Germany), Oxford (UK) and at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS). In addition to developing new methods in Theoretical Cell Biology, his research aims at understanding the adaptive immune system and the interaction of the immune, the endocrine, and the nervous system.
He wants to establish mathematical methods as state-of-the-art tool in Biology and Immunology to improve research of diseases and therapies.