Professor Benoît Perthame, Sorbonne Université, France

Benoît Perthame is a professor at Sorbonne University, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions which he headed 2013-2019. He is very well known for several landmark contributions to nonlinear partial differential equations. Over the past decades, Professor Perthame has designed a new research program in the domain of Partial Differential Equations for Biology and Medicine which led him to organize an INRIA team. As a result mathematical biology has become a major research area within the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions and more generally, in France, which now counts as a leading country in mathematical biology. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea and European Academy of Sciences. Honours include Grand Prize INRIA-French Academy of Sciences (2015), ICM plenary speaker (2015).

Professor Hatem Zaag, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France

Hatem ZAAG is a Senior CNRS Researcher in mathematics, member of LAGA, the mathematics department of Université Sorbonne Paris Nord (USPN). In his research activities, he is interested in singularities of Partial Differential Equations, in particular of the heat or the wave type, and also in Complex Ginzburg Landau equation (CGL). He is also interested in the applications of mathematics to biology.

Originally from Ksar Hellal and born in Menzel Bourguiba in Tunisia, he attended the Sahnoun 1 primary school of Menzel Bourguiba, then the Pioneering Bourguiba high school in Tunis, from which he graduated with a Tunisian baccalaureate in 1990.

After preparatory classes at the Lycée Pierre de Fermat in Toulouse, he became a student of École Normale Supérieure in Paris in 1992, to pursue a course in mathematics. In 1998, he defended his PhD thesis at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, under the supervision of Frank Merle, on the singularities of Partial Differential Equations.

Admitted to CNRS in 1997 as a Research Fellow, he visited the Courant Institute of New York University (NYU) from 1999 to 2001. Back to Paris, he became involved in mathematical modeling in biology, a subject he pursued when he joined the LAGA at USPN in 2007, as a Senior CNRS Researcher.

With more than 70 publications, he received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré Prize in 2004, the “Research Scytale” awarded by the High Council for Integration in France in 2004 as well, and more recently, the "Tunisian of the World" Prize in 2019.

He also became part of numerous networks and research projects, including the Laboratory of Excellence (or labex) "Inflamex", dealing with inflammatory diseases, and bringing together about 15 biology laboratories with LAGA as the only partner outside the main discipline. As for his teaching and coaching activities, he was a lecturer at the Polytechnic School of Tunisia from 2002 to 2012, at USPN from 2011 to 2013, and also at NYU, from 1999 to 2001. He also supervised more than ten PhD theses since 2004. As part of his research activities, he got a number of invitations around the world.

A music lover, he obtained the "Arab Music Diploma" awarded by the Tunisian Ministry of Culture in 1988. Later in Paris, he founded an Arab classical music group in 1992, a group that has been known since 2002 as "Attarab", and which is still active and successful.

Committed to civil society, he tirelessly pursues a fight for the rights of people with disabilities and for freedom and justice in the Arab world and elsewhere.

Professor TAKASU Fugo, Nara Women's University, Nara, Japan

I have been professor of Faculty of Science NWU since 2007. As a mathematical biologist, I have been working on mathematical modeling of biological phenomena including epidemiological, ecological, and micro-biological problems. My special interest in these years is spatial population dynamics using point pattern dynamics. I am interested both in numerical and IBM simulations and mathematical analyses of simulation results.

Dr. Võ Hoàng Hưng, Saigon University, Vietnam


Hoang-Hung Vo is currently an associate professor at Saigon University. He graduated his PhD from University Paris VI, France, under the supervision of Prof. Henri Berestycki in 2014. He was one of the youngest associate professors appointed in 2020. His research interest includes : Mathematical models applied in Biology, principal spectral theory, Liouville type results, viscosity solutions for nonlinear equation, and inverse problems. During his research, he used to visit by sponsorship to University of Chicago, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of New England (UNE), Australia,…He has achieved several celebrated results on the high quality journals : Journal of Functional Analysis, Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations, SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Annali della Scuola normale superiore di Pisa, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Journal of Differential Equations,…

Dr. Dương Giao Kỵ, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH), Vietnam


Duong Giao Ky completed his undergraduate degree in Mathematics Teacher Education at An Giang University-Vietnam National University HCMC, from 2009 to 2013. He earned his Master’s degree in 2016 from Sorbonne Paris Nord University, where he participated in the Master of Mathematics program in collaboration with international universities at the Vietnam Institute of Mathematics, under the supervision of Professor Hatem Zaag. In 2019, he completed his PhD at Sorbonne Paris Nord University under the supervision of Professor Hatem Zaag, studying Singularity formation in finite time for nonsymmetric or non variational partial differential equations. Currently, Duong Giao Ky is a researcher at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. His main interests lie in singularity phenomena for PDEs. For more information, please visit his homepage at: https://duonggiaoky.github.io.