May 29-June 2, 2012












Conference flyer

This NSF-CBMS conference will feature Prof. Peter Kuchment of Texas A&M University as the distinguished lecturer who will deliver ten lectures on mathematical methods of computed tomography. Prof. Kuchment is an inspiring lecturer and has given numerous research lectures and courses in the United States and in many countries abroad. He has the talent of making his topics accessible even to beginners, motivating the audience, and attracting new researchers into the field.

Prof. Kuchment received his Ph.D. in mathematics under the supervision of S. G. Krein from Kharkov State University in 1973 and his Doctor of Science degree in mathematics and physics in the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1983. Before arriving at Texas A&M in 2001, he had been a professor of mathematics at Voronezh Forestry Institute and Voronezh State University in the former U.S.S.R. (1972-1989) and at Wichita State University in Kansas (1990-2001). He has received various honors; e.g., he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2009, was a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Service Awards at Texas A&M University and was awarded the title of the University Distinguished Professor in 2011.

Prof. Kuchment's primary research areas are partial differential equations, mathematical physics, computed tomography, and geometric analysis. More specifically, his recent research interests include biomedical imaging, photonic crystal theory, quantum graphs, and mesoscale and nanoscale structures. He has over 160 publications. Prof. Kuchment is also heavily involved in various projects related to enhancement of K-12 education, as well as undergraduate and graduate education. He has supervised 12 Ph.D. theses and is currently directing 6 Ph.D. students. Since 1991, he has been continuously supported by the NSF, as well as other research grants.

Prof. Kuchment has been actively involved in the mathematics community as a referee, editorial board member, panelist, organizer or co-organizer of many conferences, plenary lecturer, and educator. His recent plenary and keynote presentations include a mini course on Radon Transform at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Atlanta in January 2005, a plenary lecture on Nanotechnology in Karlsruhe in 2006, a plenary lecture on Optics of Mesoscopic Materials in Sicily in 2007, a lecture on Integral Geometry and Tomography in Stockholm in 2008, nine lectures on Integral Geometry and Tomography at University of Washington in June/July 2010, and series of plenary lectures at the Inverse Problems workshops at the MSRI in the summers of 2009 and 2010. His many invited presentations include, for example, a lecture on Tomography in Oberwolfach in 2006, a lecture on Bioimaging in Linz in 2007, a colloquium at M.I.T. in 2008, and lectures on Tomography in Bannf in 2009 and 2010.

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