Instructional Workshop on Applied Mathematics (IWAM 2014)


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2014-02-20 - 2014-02-20

Dhulikhel, Kavre, NEPAL

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INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOP ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS (IWAM – 2014)
February 20 – 26, 2014 (Falgun 08 – 14, 2070)
Dhulikhel, Kavre, NEPAL
 
BACKGROUND
Mathematics is among the most fascinating of all intellectual disciplines, the purest of all art forms, and the most challenging of games. Being an exact science, it seems to be abstract in nature; however it penetrates all fields of human endeavor. The classical mathematics is essential to have strong foundation and mathematical modeling is the art of applying mathematics to a real world problem with the purpose to understand the problem better and for real implications.
 
The modern era belongs to the rapid invasion of mathematics in almost all disciplines; be it science or humanities or medicine or literature. As a result, the need of “Applied Mathematics” has grown quite up. The growth of several topics in Applied Mathematics is significantly fast and ideally the curriculum across universities/ institutes should get update at the same pace. Unfortunately, this is not always feasible and consequently, the students are deprived of the exposure of those emerging areas and they feel handicapped when it comes to teaching and /or research on those topics. Keeping in view of this fact, the present workshop has been proposed. It is the pre-workshop in connection with the forthcoming SAARC level workshop that will be held in 2015.
 
Kathmandu University (KU) has M. Phil. Program in mathematics and statistics since 1997. It is the first postgraduate program of mathematics in Nepal. This workshop is aimed for our graduates who are willing to initiate research activities and can be a valuable resource person for the nation. This workshop is also quite necessary to promote inter-disciplinary research activities at KU.
 
SCOPE
The participants will get an opportunity to be familiar with basic concepts and developments of classical as well as applied mathematics. They can get a platform to interact with each other, share knowledge, exchange views and discuss the topics of these thrust areas of mathematics. The focus areas have been identified as Differential equations and mathematical modeling, Non-linear analysis (fixed point theory) with applications, fuzzy logic and applications. This workshop aims at:
  1. To train a group of young scientist/ engineers in the above mentioned areas
  2. To acquaint the participants in the recent developments in these areas
  3. To bring a few experts together to interact
Scientific Program with Course Contents:
The resource persons are the leading experts in their respective fields and they will give series of instructional lectures followed by contributory talks by participants on their research areas.
The school has been divided into TWO sessions:
  • Morning Session I: 9. 15 a.m. – 12.30 p.m., and
  • Afternoon Session II : 1.30 p.m. – 4.45 p. m..
 
Course Contents:
  1. Non-linear Analysis: Fixed Point Theory and Dynamical Systems
  2. Numerical Analysis & Mathematical Modeling with Mathematica
  3. Functional Analysis: Schauder and Hamel bases, Nepalese Mathematics Education
  4. Fuzzy Logic with applications
  5. Harmonic Analysis with recent develoments
 
Resource Persons:
01. Prof. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Pant, Kumaon University, Uttarakhand, India
02. Prof. Dr. Pankaj Jain, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
03. Prof. Dr. Santosh Man Maskey, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
04. Prof. Dr. Chet Raj Bhatta, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
05. Prof. Dr. Kanhaiya Jha, Kathmandu University, Kavre, Nepal
 
ELIGIBILITY
The participants in this workshop is open to varied categories such as M. Phil. students, young faculties/ scientists, research scholars, IT professionals, Engineers from universities, academic institutes or industries, Government/semi-government organizations. The number of participants is limited only to 25 – 35. However, academically sound and relatively young candidates will be given higher priority for the selection.
 
VENUE
The school will be in-house, intensive and full time by experts from India and Nepal. The venue of the school is in the premises of KU which is located in a scenario’s tourist town Dhulikhel. Accommodation for registered outstation participants can be arranged on a sharing basis with prior request for the same, in nominal additional charges.
 
REGISTRATION FEES
  1. M. Phil. Students/ Research Scholars: NRS 5,000.00
  2. Mathematics Professors/ Engineers: NRS 7,000.00 (individual)
  3. Industries/ Government departments: NRS 10,000.00 (sponsored)
  4. Participants from SAARC countries: $250.00
The registration fee includes tuition fee, reading materials, breakfast/ lunch/snacks, and other training expenses. It does not include transportation, accommodation and dinner.
 
MODE OF PAYMENT
The payment must be made either by money order or by demand draft or via bank transfer to KU through Nepal Investment Bank Ltd, KU Branch Code 005, Dhulikhel, A/C No NPR 813 2630.
 
IMPORTANT DATES
Last date to receive applications: February 13, 2014
Selection and registration confirmation (through e-mail): February 15, 2014
 
SPONSORSHIPS
Sponsorship is solicited from University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Nepal Mathematical Society (NMS), and Ministry of Science and Technology.

About MATHEMATICS GROUP AT Kathmandu University

The Department of Natural Science (DONS), under the school of science in KU since 2006, has Mathematics Group with twelve faculties, namely two professors, three associate professors, three assistant professors and four lecturers.
 
The mathematics group consists of both full-time faculties from mathematics (nine) and statistics (three). Faculties in this group are engaged in teaching several courses related to mathematics and statistics to a wide range of students at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate (M. Phil.) levels in Schools of Science (SOS), Engineering (SOE), Arts (SOA) and Education (SOE). Also, the faculties in this group regularly pay considerable attention to the evaluation of students, research works, project works, curriculum development and interaction with other institutions for collaborative research activities of similar understanding. The group always envisages to contribute teaching and research through a healthy and fruitful interaction with students and teachers via its programs.
 
KU organized first National Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Its Applications (NCMSA) in 2006, first ever International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA 13) in 2007, National School on Number Theory and Cryptography (NSNTC) in 2009, CIMPA UNECSO RESEARCH School on Number Theory and Cryptography (CIMPA School) which was recognized as a “Satellite School” of the International Congress of Mathematicians(ICM) in 2010, DAAD Sponsored workshop on Numerical Methods for Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (NMOPDE) in 2013. This group also conducts short term programs like workshops/ schools on several topics.
 
For more information please contact
977-11-661399/661511
jhakn@ku.edu.np jhaknh@yahoo.co.in

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