ACoP 10 (2019) MCS SIG Events
- Meet the MCS SIG luncheon: 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019
- Featured presentation: Prof. Tom Banks, North Carolina State University
- MCS SIG Poster Award: This year's winner is Christopher Rackauckas of MIT.
- MCS SIG Poster Walk: The SIG leadership will visit each of three selected posters, giving presenters a chance to explain their work in detail. Poster presenters this year will be Ronny Straube of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Shuhua Hu of Certara, and Florencio Serrano-Castillo of the University of Pittsburgh.
MCS SIG luncheon: Featured Speaker
Prof. Tom Banks received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Purdue University in 1967. He served on the faculty of Brown University and University of Southern California , where he was the founder and first Director of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences. He has been on the faculty of North Carolina State University (NCSU) since 1992, where he founded the NCSU Industrial Applied Mathematics Program.
Dr. Banks has published over 400 papers in applied mathematics and engineering journals, graduated 35 PhD students, directed more than 36 postdocs, written four books, and edited several others. Active in professional societies, he has served as Managing Editor of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Journal of Control and Optimization, SIAM Vice President - Publications, member of SIAM Board of Trustees, and Chair of that Board. During the past 20 years, he has received funding from ARO, AFOSR and NSF and served as a consultant to industrial research groups.
He serves on the editorial board of numerous publications, and is a Fellow of IEEE, SIAM, and the Institute of Physics. Among numerous honors, he was the recipient of the 1996 IEEE-CSS Control Systems Technology Award, Purdue University Distinguished Alumni Award (1998), and the W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Applied Mathematics (2002).
The Division of Biological Physics, established in 1973, is composed of individuals who are interested in the study of biological phenomena using physical approaches and in investigations into the physical principles and mechanisms by which living organisms survive, adapt, and grow. The richness of life science phenomena gives biological physics a very broad scope, from answering fundamental questions about life to advancing the biomedical sciences by developing new drugs and diagnostics equipment.
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is a multidisicplinary organization of 14,000 members in applied mathematics and computational science. The SIAM Activity Group in the Life Sciences fosters the application of mathematics to the life sciences and research in mathematics that leads to new methods and techniques useful in the life sciences, including drug development. The Life Sciences group has about 850 members and organizes a topical conference in even years.
The Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) is an international organization of thousands of members that combine mathematical and computational tools to study important open problems in the biological sciences presented in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. In addition to yearly meetings there are many award and funding opportunities for members.
The UK QSP Network has been formed by an enthusiastic group of UK and international scientists in industry and academia, to bring and nurture this new emerging area of science to the UK research space. The network is jointly funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council with recognised finanical support from Pfizer, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.
The focus of QSPC2020 will be on emerging computational and experimental approaches in the field of quantitative systems pharmacology and mechanism-based or physiologically-based pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
QSPC2020 is organized by the Division of Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology of Leiden University together with a Scientific Advisory Board of leading scientists in the field of QSP and mechanism-based PKPD.
This conference is a continuation of the meetings last held in 2014 in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands.