One special goal of this conference is to promote the research in functional differential equations, not only in China but also worldwide. For this purpose, preceding the conference (July 10-16), a series of intensive mini-courses on advanced topics in functional differential equations will be offered by five leading experts in the area. The lecturers include Shui-Nee Chow (Georgia Tech, USA), John Mallet-Paret (Brown, USA), Roger Nussbaum (Rutgers, USA), Hans-Otto Walther (Giessen, Germany) Jianhong Wu (York, Canada). Graduate students and junior researchers are especially encouraged to take these courses.
Distinguished professor at Michigan State University (1987-1991); Honorary Professor of Peking University, Fudan University, Yunnan University,
Zhejiang University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Sichuan University; Director of the Center for Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Studies at Georgia
Tech (1988-1989), Co-Editor-Chief of JDE, and associate editors of many other journals.
Once served in editorial boards of Transactions of AMS and other journals, now a Co-Editor-in-Chief of JDE, and associate editors of several other journals.
Once served in the editorial borads of SIAM J Math Anal and other journals, now associate editors of several journals such as "Discrete and
Continuous Dynamical Systems".
Associate editors of several journals such as "Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems" and "Functional Differential Equations".
Canada Research Chair in Applied Math, Director of the Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Math at York University, Changjiang Chair Professor in Mathematical Biology at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Guest Professor at Hunan University, associate editors of more than a dozen journals.