Organized by the UST College of Science – Department of Mathematics and Physics and Monash University of Malaysia (MUM) School of Engineering, the Joint International Engineering and Science Symposium on Computational Modelling and Simulation (JIESSCMS) took place on September 7, 2023 in MUM. Three delegates from the UST Department of Mathematics and Physics delivered lectures on their research interests, namely Asst. Prof. John Andrew C. Albay, Ph.D. on stochastic resetting; Asst. Prof. Roland Cristopher F. Caballar, Ph.D. on ultracold atoms; and Asst. Prof. Vladimir P. Villegas, Ph.D. on quantum heat engines and refrigerators. Delegates from MUM School of Engineering and School of Science also participated in the symposium, particularly Dr. Joseph Ho Yong Kuen lecturing on computational biomass and biopolymer engineering; Dr. Michelle Yap Khai Kun on biomedical modelling and simulation of cytotoxin; Dr. Ooi Ean Hin on computational study of sonothrombolysis; and Dr. Yeong Wai Chung on run sum charts.
College of Science’s physics coordinator, Inst. Kristan Bryan C. Simbulan, Ph.D. gave the opening remarks, which highlighted the three-year collaboration of UST and MUM. Dr. Tan Chee Pin, head of the Electrical & Robotics Engineering Department of MUM School of Engineering, gave the closing remarks to appreciate the collaborative efforts between the two universities.
The next day, Drs. Simbulan, Albay, Caballar, and Villegas held informal discussions on potential collaborations with Dr. Liang Shuan-Ni of the MUM School of Engineering and Drs. Yeong Wai Chung, Ashish Dutt, and MD Zobaer Hassan of the MUM School of Science. Avenues of collaboration discussed included possible joint research projects on physics, mathematics, and data science and analytics.