Prof. Eric Michielssen,
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department,
University of Michigan, U.S.A.
Eric Michielssen received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL, Belgium) in 1987, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1992. He joined the faculty of the UIUC Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1993, reaching the rank of Full Professor in 2002. In 2005, he joined the University of Michigan (UM) as Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Since 2009, he directs the University of Michigan Computational Science Certificate Program.
Eric Michielssen received a Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship in 1988 and a Schlumberger Fellowship in 1990. Furthermore, he was the recipient of a 1994 International Union of Radio Scientists (URSI) Young Scientist Fellowship, a 1995 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the 1998 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Valued Service Award. In addition, he was named 1999 URSI United States National Committee Henry G. Booker Fellow and selected as the recipient of the 1999 URSI Koga Gold Medal. He also was awarded the UIUC's 2001 Xerox Award for Faculty Research, appointed 2002 Beckman Fellow in the UIUC Center for Advanced Studies, named 2003 Scholar in the Tel Aviv University Sackler Center for Advanced Studies, selected as UIUC 2003 University and Sony Scholar; in 2011 he received the UM College of Engineering David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (elected 2002) and a member of URSI Commission B.
Eric Michielssen served as the Technical Chairman of the 1997 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Symposium (Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, March 1997, Monterey, CA), and served on the ACES Board of Directors (1998-2001 and 2002-2003) and as ACES Vice-President (1998-2001). From 1997 to 1999, he was as an Associate Editor for Radio Science, and from 1998 to 2008 he served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.
Eric Michielssen authored or co-authored over one 160 journal papers and book chapters and over 300 papers in conference proceedings. His research interests include all aspects of theoretical and applied computational electromagnetics. His research focuses on the development of fast frequency and time domain integral-equation-based techniques for analyzing electromagnetic phenomena, and the development of robust optimizers for the synthesis of electromagnetic/optical devices.
Dr. Lehel Banjai,
School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences,
Lehel Banjai holds a D.Phil. from University of Oxford and has worked as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig and University of Zurich. After leading a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, from 2008-2012, he has started in 2012 as a Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is a winner of a Second Prize in the Leslie Fox numerical analysis competition.
Banjai works in the field of numerical analysis. Recently he has been heavily involved in the development and analysis of numerical methods for time-domain boundary integral equations for wave propagation. Other research interests include wave propagation in general, eigenvalue problems, and numerical complex analysis.
Dr. Bruno Carpentieri,
Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (JBI),
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences,
University of Groningen.
Bruno Carpentieri received a Laurea degree in Applied Mathematics from Bari University, Italy, in 1998, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse, France, in 2002. After completing his Ph.D., he was as post-doctoral fellows at the CERFACS Institute in Toulouse, France (2003-2004), and at Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria (2005-2008). He also served as a consultant on European projects at CRS4 in Sardinia, Italy (2008-2009).
Since January 2010, he is an University Assistant at the Institute of Mathematics and Computing Science of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His research interests include numerical linear algebra, parallel computing, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Electromagnetics, Cardiac Modelling. One of his achievement in research was the modelling of a full aircraft for radar cross section calculation using boundary element techniques.
Dr. Martijn van Beurden,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Eindhoven University of Technology
Martijn van Beurden received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (both cum laude) from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 1997 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 until 2011, he has been an Assistant Professor and from 2012 he is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology. His current research interest involves efficient numerical modeling techniques in the context of stochastic and design problems in electromagnetics.
Dr. van Beurden won the second prize of the IEEE region 8 student paper contest and the C.I.V.I.-prize 1998 for electrical engineering, both for his M.Sc. thesis on the analysis of phased arrays of printed antennas. In 2004, he received the ASML prize for the best Ph.D. Thesis on Applied Research in 2003 of the Eindhoven University of Technology.