Professor Goong Chen, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA  
Goong Chen is Professor of Mathematics at Texas A & M University. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1977 and BSc in Mathematics from the National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1972. Before joining Texas A & M University in 1987, he had taught at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1977–1978) and the Pennsylvania State University at University Park (1978–1987). He has research interests in many areas of applied and computational mathematics: control theory for partial differential equations (PDEs), boundary element methods and numerical solutions of PDEs, engineering mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, chaotic dynamics, quantum computation, chemical physics and quantum mechanics. He has written over one hundred and fifty papers, seven advanced texts/monographs, and coedited four books. He is EditorinChief of the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications and Academic Press’s Mathematics in Science and Engineering Book Series, and has served as the EditorinChief of the Chapman & Hall/CRC Press Applied Mathematics and Nonlinear Science Series(20022011), and as Associate Editor for several other editorial boards, including the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, the International Journal on Quantum Information, Physica Scripta, and the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations. He is also a coholder of a U.S. Patent on certain quantum circuit design for quantum computing. 

Professor Ilias Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada  
Ilias S. Kotsireas is a Professor of Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. He also serves as the director of Computer Algebra Research Group of Wilfrid Laurier University http://www.cargo.wlu.ca/ . He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Paris 6 in 1998, MSc in Computer Science from the University of Paris 6 in 1995, BSc in Computer Science from the University of Paris 6 in 1994, and BSc in Mathematics from the University of Athens in 1990. Before joining Wilfrid Laurier University in 2001, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ontario Research Center for Computer Algebra (19992001). He has taught at the University of Paris 6 and worked as laboratory assistant at Lycee SaintLouis and University of Versailles SaintQuentinenYvelines. He has research interests in symbolic computation, combinatorial designs, theoretical and algorithmic aspects of polynomial system solving. Kotsireas uses algorithmic, metaheuristic and highperformance computing techniques to study existence questions for combinatorial designs. He has written more than 100 papers and serves as the Editor of ACM Communications of Computer Algebra for 10 years. He serves on the Editorial Board of 7 international research journals including: Journal of Combinatorial Designs, Mathematics in Computer Science, Journal of Computational Science, and Optimization Letters. He has served as a referee for 34 journals especially including Journal of Symbolic Computation, Mathematics of Computation, Discrete Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of Combinatorial Designs, Numerical Algorithms, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, etc. He was the chair of Applications of Computer Algebra Conference and had organized over 60 conferences. He has supervised 20 students including graduate and postgraduates. His research has been funded by NSERC for 15 years and he currently serves as the Chair of ACM SIGSAM http://www.sigsam.org/ 

Professor James Nagy, Emory University, Georgia, USA  
James Nagy is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University in 1991. Before joining Emory University in 1999 he had postdoctoral research fellowships with the IMA at the University of Minnesota, with the NSF at the University of Maryland, and was on the faculty at Southern Methodist University. Nagy has published 75 research articles, a book on image deblurring, and has produced a variety of freely available software and educational material. His work has made a great impact in the field of numerical linear algebra, which has been recognized through numerous invited plenary talks, grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation and Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He has supervised 10 PhD students and 10 undergraduate Honors students. He was Vice Chair of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Linear Algebra Activity Group from 20132016, and from 2016 is serving as Chair. He is on the editorial boards of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC), SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX), Numerical Algorithms, and the Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (ELA). His research interests include numerical linear algebra, structured matrix computations, and numerical solutions of inverse problems in image processing 

Dr. Sivaguru S. Sritharan, Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio, USA  
Sivaguru S. Sritharan serves as the Provost and Vice Chancellor for the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Sri Lanka, Peradeniya Campus in 1977 with first class honors. He went to USA for postgraduate studies in 1978 and received a MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from University of Washington, Seattle in 1979 and then a PhD in Applied Mathematics from University of Arizona in 1982. In the past he has been a faculty member in University of Sri Lanka (Peradeniya), University of Southern California and University of Wyoming. He has also served as the Head of the Mathematics Department at University of Wyoming and the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. He has widely published in mathematical fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, control theory and stochastic analysis and has given over three hundred lectures and invited colloquia in academic and research institutions worldwide 
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