Keynote speakers



Dr Bartosz Protas email: bprotas[@]

TITLE:  From the Velocity and Vorticity Fields to Hydrodynamic Forces – A
Survey of Mathematical and Computational Approaches

Bio: Dr. Protas’ research is a blend of fundamental investigations in core
problems of hydrodynamics and more applied studies relevant for
industrial fluid mechanics, heat transfer and electrochemistry. He
holds a Ph.D. degree awarded jointly by the Warsaw University of
Technology and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (PARIS VI) in
2000. After post-doctoral experience at the University of California,
San Diego, he joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at
McMaster University as SHARCNET Chair in Scientific Computing.


Pr Michael Dickinson email:

TITLE:  How Insects Fly

BIO: Pr Michael Dickinson was born in Seaford, Delaware in 1963, but spent most of his youth in Baltimore and Philadelphia. He attended college at Brown University, originally with the intent of majoring in Visual Arts, but eventually switched to Neuroscience, driven by a fascination for the mechanisms that underlie animal behavior. While in college, he studied the roles of neurons and neurotransmitters in the control of feeding behavior in leeches. He received a Ph. D. in Zoology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1991. His dissertation project focused on the physiology of sensory cells on the wings of flies. It was this study of wing sensors that led to an interest in insect aerodynamics and flight control circuitry. Dickinson worked briefly at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, and served as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Anatomy at the University of Chicago in 1991. He moved to University of California, Berkeley in 1996 and was appointed as the Williams Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology in 2000. Dickinson served on the faculty at Caltech from 2002 to 2010. From 2010 to 2014, he was the Ben Hall Professor of basic life science in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. He is now the Abe and Esther Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering at Caltech.


Dr Takao Suzuki  email:

Title:   Hybrid unsteady-flow simulation combining PIV/PTV and DNS:
Introduction of data-assimilation algorithms and their capabilities

Bio: B.E. Aeronautical Engineering at Kyoto Univ. Japan, 1994
M.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford Univ. 1996
Ph. D. Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford Univ. 2001
Postdoc at California Institute of Technology, 2001-2005
Assistant/Associate professor at Univ. of Fukui, Japan, 2005-2007
The Boeing Company (Commercial Airplanes), 2007-present


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