7th KUMUNU-ISU Conference in PDE, Dynamical Systems and Applications




The "7th KUMUNU-ISU Conference in PDE, Dynamical Systems and Applications" will take place on April 22-23, 2023 at Iowa State University (ISU), Ames- Iowa

KUMUNU-ISU Conference is an annual event which alternates between the Mathematics Departments of the University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Iowa State University. This annual Conference brings together specialists, who work in various areas of partial differential equations (PDEs) and infinite dimensional dynamical systems, with graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career young faculty.






The 7th Annual KUMUNU-ISU Conference will focus on recent developments in the analysis and numerical analysis of those partial differential equation (PDE) models which govern various fluid or fluid structure interaction (FSI) dynamics as they occur in nature and engineering. In particular, the main focus will be on

  • Qualitative Properties of Fluid and Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
    Dynamics: Theory and Application
  • Efficient Numerical Approximation Techniques in Fluid Dynamics
  • Parabolic/Hyperbolic Type Equations: Recent Developments





The 7th  Annual KUMUNU-ISU Conference is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF-DMS-2230000) and Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Science, and Department of Mathematics.



There will be limited funds available to partially cover travel and lodging expenses of conference participants. In particular, the conference will provide lodging for two nights (Friday-Saturday) for each participant. In granting travel support, priority will be given to participants who have no other federal support and participants who are students, post-doctoral scholars, or early career researchers.

We particularly encourage the participation of the researchers who have been historically underrepresented in the mathematical sciences, such as women, racial/ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, as well as scholars from smaller regional universities or colleges.

In order to qualify for reimbursement, all the participants should register first through the registration link below by March 1, 2023. 







1. Suncica Canic, University of California, Berkeley (Biosketch)

2. Jean-Luc Guermond, Texas A&M University (Biosketch)

3. Peter Polacik, University of Minnesota (Biosketch)





                                      INVITED SPEAKERS                                         photo


  1. Marcelo Disconzi, Vanderbilt University
  2. Weimin Han, University of Iowa
  3. Adam Larios, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  4. Evelyn Lunasin, United States Naval Academy
  5. Boris Muha, University of Zagreb-Croatia
  6. Beatrice Riviere, Rice University
  7. Xuping Tian, Iowa State University
  8. Xukai Yan, Oklahoma State University
  9. Ahmed Zytoon, Iowa State University




                                                                                            ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


KUMUNU-ISU ORGANIZERS                                                                                                                              LOCAL ORGANIZERS


   1. George Avalos, University of Nebraska-Lincoln                                                                         1. Pelin Guven Geredeli, Iowa State University  

   2. Pelin Guven Geredeli, Iowa State University                                                                              2. Paul Sacks, Iowa State University

   3. Mat Johnson, University of Kansas                                                                                            3. Ahmed Zytoon, Iowa State University

   4. Yuri Latushkin, University of Missouri-Columbia                                                                        

   5. Dionyssios Mantzavinos, University of Kansas

   6. Samuel Walsh, University of Missouri-Columbia



Iowa State University recognizes the fundamental importance of providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. Indeed, the university’s Principles of Community include respect, richness of diversity, and freedom from discrimination. Consequently, ISU is committed to assuring that its educational programs and activities and employment terms and conditions are free from unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and protected U.S. veteran status.

This policy and the accompanying procedures, applications, and guidance document (collectively referred to hereafter as the “policy”) defines discrimination, harassment, and other important terms; sets forth the services and resources available to individuals impacted by discrimination and harassment and/or involved in a complaint filed pursuant to this policy; and explains the internal administrative procedures the university uses to respond to reports of discrimination and harassment. As detailed in the policy, the university provides prompt, fair, and impartial resolution processes for complaints filed under this policy and, where appropriate, administers reasonable interim remedial measures. Individuals found responsible for violating this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from the university. 



To provide all participants – undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, speakers, panelists, staff, and volunteers – the opportunity to benefit from the event, KUMUNU-ISU is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion, or other group identity. KUMUNU-ISU seeks to provide an opportunity for diverse participants to learn, network, and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual human respect. We recognize a shared responsibility to create and hold that environment for the benefit of all. Some behaviors are, therefore, specifically prohibited:

  • Harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, appearance, or other group status.
  • Sexual harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention, stalking (physical or virtual), or unsolicited physical contact.
  • Yelling at or threatening speakers (verbally or physically).

All participants are expected to observe these rules and behaviors in all conference venues, including social events. Participants asked to stop a hostile or harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants seek to learn, network, and have fun. Please do so responsibly and with respect for the right of others to do likewise. Please contact designated staff (identified during the conference), or any member of the organizing committee whom you are comfortable with, if you believe you have been harassed or that a harassment problem exists. Any such reports will be investigated immediately and appropriate actions taken, but only if desired by the person who was harassed. Reports will ultimately be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at the Iowa State University, which will determine and carry out the appropriate course of action, and may consult with and engage other ISU staff, leaders and legal counsel as appropriate.


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