ICoMEIA 2022
Keynote Speakers

Emeritus Professor Dr. Yongwimon Lenbury
Emeritus Professor in Mathematics
Mahidol University

Professor Dr. Yongwimon Lenbury is Emeritus Professor in Mathematics from Mahidol University.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. with A2 Honours (Applied Mathematics) Australian National University, 1976
  • M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics) Australian National University, 1978
  • Ph.D. (Mathematics) Vanderbilt University, U.S.A., 1985

Expertise

  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Biosystems Modelling
  • Dynamical Modelling of Nonlinear Systems

Honours

  • 1971 - 1977 Columbo Plan Scholarship, the Australian Government
  • 1975 The P. Bok Prize for the Best Female Science Student of the Year, Australian National University
  • 1993 The Outstanding Research Work of the Year Award (in Physical Science),The National Research Council, Thailand
  • 1995 - 2000 Research Award, Thailand Research Fund
  • 1998 The Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award (in Physical Science and Mathematics), The National Research Council, Thailand
  • 1999 - 2005 TRF senior research scholar
  • 2001 - present Fellow of the Royal Society of Thailand
  • 2005 - 2009 Research Team Strengthening Grant, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, National Science and Technology Development Agency
  • 2007 Thailand Outstanding Scientist Award 2007, Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under HM the King's Patronage

Title of Talk: Development in the utilization of mathematical models in medical science research from personal experience with analytical modelling of diabetes progression.

Abstract: Mathematical and computer modeling has played a crucial role in our attempt to understand complex systems related to life threatening diseases, both chronic and acute or infectious, in order to predict the course of their progression for effective treatments and control. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that develops when one's pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when one's body is not capable of efficiently using the insulin it produces. Statistical estimation indicates that 8.5% of the world’s population is diagnosed diabetes, type 1 and type 2 as a whole. Several studies have been carried out to understand the underlying mechanism and prevent both types of the disease from occuring. Diabetes can lead to many complications, both macrovascular, such as heart attack and stroke, and microvascular and nerve damages. Moreover, diabetes has been implicated as a comoridity of COVID-19 infection. To discover insightful information, researchers have found it useful to construct and analyze various types of mathematical and computational models of diabetes progression, some of which will be described, based on personal experience.


Dr. Yves Gagnon
Professor of engineering at the Université de Moncton in Canada

Dr. Yves Gagnon is professor of engineering at the Université de Moncton in Canada, along with being Adjunct Professor at Thaksin University in Thailand. Prior to that, Dr. Gagnon held the position of Visiting Executive at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, he was founding President and CEO of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and he held the positions of Associate Vice-President of Research, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and K.C. Irving Chair in Sustainable Development at the Université de Moncton.

After his undergraduate studies in New Brunswick and Québec as a mechanical engineer, Dr. Gagnon obtained graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, and from the Université de Toulouse, in France.  Very active in research, Dr. Gagnon has been supported through various grants and research contracts.  His research and innovation work, done in national and international collaborations, has appeared in over 350 publications and reports; and his contributions have been recognized by several prizes.  Regularly solicited as an external expert, he has been actively involved in committees, organizations and Board of Directors devoted to technological advancement, the development of knowledge and public policies, and economic and community development.  Notably, Dr. Gagnon is Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, where he is responsible of papers on wind energy; and until recently he was Vice-Chair of the Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) and he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

A registered engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick and member of other professional associations, Yves loves outdoor activities.  He is an avid hiker with numerous expeditions under his belt, including twice to Mount Everest’s Base Camp.  He also enjoys traveling and doing activities with his daughter Gabrielle, with whom he has made hiking expeditions in Eastern Canada, in the Pyrénées and the Alps in Europe; and cooking gourmet meals with his spouse Mylène.