报告题目：Computational Forensics for the Laptop Bombing Case of Daallo Airlines Flight 159 in 2016
报告人：Goong Chen,Texas A&M University
Daallo Airlines is a Somalia-owned Airlines with hub located in the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport in Djibouti. On February 2, 2016,its flight 159 en route from Mogadishu to Djibouti, a suicide bomber from the Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab built an explosive device into a laptop computer and set it off on the plane at an altitude of about 14,000ft (4,300m), five minutes after taking off from Mogadishu, Somalia. The explosion blew a large hole in the fuselage. However, pilots were able to land the plane safely back at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.
This is a most recent major terrorist airplane bombing case. In this talk, the speaker will first present examples of several past airplane bombing cases. We view what may happen when a large amount of explosives is detonated inside aiming at destroying an airliner. Some photographic evidence will also be discussed.
Goong Chen was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1950. He received his BSc (Math) from the National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1972 and PhD (Math) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1977. He has taught at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1977–78), and the Pennsylvania State University at University Park (1978–1987). Since 1987, he has been Professor of Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering, and (since 2000) a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
He has written over one hundred and fifty papers, seven advanced texts/monographs, and co-edited four books. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier/Academic Press’ Mathematics in Science and Engineering Book Series. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Chapman & Hall/CRC Press Applied Mathematics and Nonlinear Science Series (2002-2011) and as Associate Editor for several other editorial boards, including the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, the International Journal on Quantum Information, Physica Scripta, and the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations. He is also a co-holder of a U.S. Patent on certain quantum circuit design for quantum computing. He has memberships in the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).