The Academy of Nonlinear Sciences (ANS) is an international organization
with its headquarters in Moscow. There are four Sections of the ANS :
Mathematics and its Applications
Mechanics and its Applications
Theory of Stability, Oscillations, and Control
Modeling in Natural, Technical, and Social Sciences
The admittance to membership of the Academy recognizes outstanding contributions of theoretical and applied significance and highly acknowledged leadership in one or more areas represented by the Academy. Election is carried out by the Presidium of the Academy with consent by ballots of more than one-half of its elected members. There are currently about two hundred members of the Academy worldwide.
Professor Datta was presented with a Diploma certifying his admittance to the Academy as a Member by the current President, Academician V. M. Matrosov, following Professor Datta's one-hour plenary address entitled "Feedback Control in Distributed Parameter Systems : Computational Methods" delivered at the International Congress on Nonlinear Dynamics. This meeting was sponsored by the ANS and IFNA (International Federation on Nonlinear Analysis) and was held in Moscow on June 3-8, 2002. Incidentally, it is to be noted that Professor Datta was awarded a plaque last year in Turkey at the International Conference on "Nonlinear Analysis and Nonlinear Modeling", sponsored by the IFNA.
During this trip to Russia, Professor Datta also delivered two one-hour talks on "Large-Scale Matrix Computations in Control" at the Summer School for Young Russian Scientists on "Matrix Computations and Iterative Methods" at Rostov State University, Rostov-on-Don, and an invited colloquium lecture at St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg. Professor Karabi Datta, the wife of Professor Datta, also gave an invited talk at the Summer School in Rostov-on-Don.
Professor Datta is scheduled to deliver six more plenary talks this Summer and Fall at several international conferences on subjects ranging from theoretical linear algebra and computational mathematics to control theory and vibration analysis, in China, Mongolia, Poland and Brazil, including the 8th IEEE International Conference on Methods and Modeling in Automation and Robotics in Poland.