ICIAM 2023: FGV participates in international industrial and applied mathematics congress in Tokyo
The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) is a global organization for professional societies in the field of applied mathematics and for other societies with a significant interest in industrial or applied mathematics. It works to promote applications of mathematics in all parts of the world. At this year’s ICIAM Congress, Maria Soledad Aronna, a professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ School of Applied Mathematics, spoke on the topic of “Vaccination and Allocation Strategies.”
The participation of Latin American researchers at the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, which took place in Tokyo from August 20 to 25, 2023, marked a crucial moment for the field in the region. With a delegation made up of more than 60 renowned scientists, Latin America demonstrated its presence and importance on the international stage of applied mathematics.
Professor Maria Soledad Aronna of FGV EMAp has experience in optimal control (involving classical and impulsive generalized ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations) and in mathematical epidemiology, more precisely in the modelling and analysis of problems related to vector-borne diseases in Brazil. She is the coordinator of SBMAC’s Latin American Committee for Applied, Computational and Industrial Mathematics.
“I presented a study on vaccination strategies and optimal vaccine allocation in metropolitan areas. The paper mixes techniques for analyzing biological dynamic systems and optimal control, and it was written in conjunction with my former student Lucas Moschen, who is currently studying for a master’s degree at Sorbonne University, Paris. I gave my talk at the Population Dynamics in Biology and Medicine Mini-Symposium, which brought together specialists in mathematical biology from France, the United States, Colombia, Japan, Korea and Brazil, among other countries,” says Professor Aronna.
Representing SBMAC, Aronna served on the committee responsible for the conference report, alongside Liliane Barichello (a professor at Rio Grande do Sul Federal University and ICIAM general representative), Leonardo Zacarin (a journalist at the Research Center on Mathematics Applied to Industry, CeMEAI, at the University of Sao Paulo), José Alberto Cuminato (CeMEAI’s director) and Fabricio Sousa (a researcher at CeMEAI).
The contributions presented at the conference covered a broad spectrum of mathematical domains, reflecting the depth and diversity of the work under way in different countries and its potential for global impact.