报告题目：From Three Historical Incidents to See Why We Cannot Live Without Computational Mathematics
报告摘要：When Isaac Newton was asked about his splendid achievements in 1675, he responded that “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”.
Indeed, there were giants in front of Newton. But, are there any giants in front of us, and if there are, how can we see further? In this special moment in beautiful Yangzhou, let us take a look at several outstanding scholars in front of us. They had changed not only our world around, but also our future to pursue. They were famous figures in some sense. They were also applied mathematicians in several correlated fields from finance, economics to computer science. Their successes relay on computational mathematics. In this presentation before the wonderful pie day, we wish to explore their work, discuss their mathematical dreams and results.
An important issue is: it is now time for us to proceed!
Department of Mathematics，Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER)，Baylor University，Texas, USA
主讲人简介：Dr. Sheng received his BS and MS in Mathematics from Nanjing University in 1982, 1985, respectively. Then he acquired his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Arieh Iserles. After his postdoctoral research with Professor Frank T. Smith, FRS, in University College London, he joined National University of Singapore in 1990. Since then, Dr. Sheng was on faculty of several major universities till his joining Baylor University, which is one of known research institutions and the second biggest private university in the United States.
Dr. Sheng has been interested in splitting and adaptive numerical methods for solving linear and nonlinear partial differential equations. He is also known for the Sheng-Suzuki theorem in numerical analysis. He has published over 110 refereed articles as well as several joint research monographs. He has been an Editor-in-Chief of the SCI journal, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, published by Taylor and Francis Group since 2010. He gives invited presentations, including keynote lectures, in international conferences every year. Dr. Sheng's projects have been supported by several U.S. research agencies. He currently advises 2 doctoral students and 1 postdoctoral research fellow.