Special sessions

Mathematics of Planet Earth


  • Hans Engler, Georgetown University, USA
  • Pedro Gajardo, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
  • Christiane Rousseau, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Claudia Sagastizabal, University of Campinas, Brazil

Contact organizer:

  • Christiane Rousseau, University of Montreal, Canada, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Wednesday 14, 16:00 to 20:00 UTC-3.
  • Thursday 15, 16:00 to 20:00 UTC-3.
  • Tuesday 20, 16:00 to 20:00 UTC-3.

Wednesday, July 14, 16:00 ~ 20:00
16:00 ~ 16:25 Mathematical control models for the COVID-19 epidemic
Justina Gianatti - CIFASIS - CONICET - Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
16:30 ~ 16:55 On mobility trends analysis of COVID–19 dissemination in Mexico City
Jhoana P. Romero-Leiton - Centro de estudios interdisciplinarios básicos y aplicados CEIBA/Universidad Cesmag, Colombia
17:00 ~ 17:25 Assessment of event-triggered policies of nonpharmaceutical interventions based on epidemiological indicators
Héctor Ramírez - Universidad de Chile, Chile
17:30 ~ 17:55 Optimizing COVID-19 second-dose vaccine delays saves ICU admissions
Claudia Sagastizábal - Unicamp, Brazil
18:00 ~ 18:25 Optimal observation placement in variational data assimilation models
Juan Carlos De los Reyes - MODEMAT, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador
18:30 ~ 18:55 Dealing with uncertainties in weather and climate prediction: role of multiscaling through nonlinear resonance
Pedro Silva Dias - University of São Paulo, Brazil
19:00 ~ 19:25 Dynamical systems analysis of the Maasch–Saltzman model for glacial cycles
Hans Kaper - Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN), USA
19:30 ~ 19:55 Panel discussion chaired by Claudia Sagastizábal
Thursday, July 15, 16:00 ~ 20:00
16:00 ~ 16:25 Understanding and monitoring the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic from medical emergency calls: the example of the Paris area
Marianne AKIAN - Inria and CMAP, Ecole polytechnique, France
16:30 ~ 16:55 Optimal fishery management of the Black Sea anchovy with a food chain model
Suzanne Lenhart - University of Tennessee, USA
17:00 ~ 17:25 Decision Making: Combining Dynamical Systems with Participatory Modelling
Gerard Olivar-Tost - Universidad de Aysén, Chile
17:30 ~ 17:55 Panel discussion chaired by Suzanne Lenhart
18:00 ~ 18:25 Causality and extreme event attribution. Or, did climate change flood my house?
Michael Wehner - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
18:30 ~ 18:55 Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for vector and pest control: the partial sterile case and nonlinear control strategies for release
Maria Soledad Aronna - Escola de Matemática Aplicada (FGV EMAp), Brazil
19:00 ~ 19:25 On the Lorenz '96 model and some generalization
Hans Engler - Georgetown University, USA
19:30 ~ 19:55 Panel discussion chaired by Hans Engler
Tuesday, July 20, 16:00 ~ 20:00
16:00 ~ 16:25 Control strategies for a population dynamics model of Aedes aegypti with seasonal variability and their effects on dengue incidence and some ideas on estimating regional carrying capacity from the study of mathematical models that allow quantifying the productivity of mosquito breeding sites.
Andres Fraguela Collar - Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, México
16:30 ~ 16:55 To Adapt or Mitigate Global Climate Change: Modelling approach
Natali Hritonenko - Prairie View A&M University, United States
17:00 ~ 17:25 Modeling pheromone control and trapping of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri
OLGA VASILIEVA - Universidad del Valle, Colombia
17:30 ~ 17:55 The dynamics of predatory mite and the pest leafhopper with stage structure in a tea plantation
Huaiping Zhu - York University, Canada
18:00 ~ 18:25 Modeling Agricultural Decision Making: Physical and Social Approaches
Lea Jenkins - Clemson University, United States
18:30 ~ 18:55 Optimal control techniques applied to the final open pit problem in mining.
Emilio Molina - Universidad de Chile and Sorbonne Université, Chile
19:00 ~ 19:25 On the set of robust sustainable thresholds
Pedro Gajardo - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
19:30 ~ 19:55 Panel discussion chaired by Pedro Gajardo


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