Former President IUGS; Professor at School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai, Beijing, China
21st March 2022: (2pm to 3pm IST)
Topic: Data driven Earth Science Learning and Discovery (30 minutes)
Dr. Cheng is currently a professor at the School of Earth Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai, the founding director of the State Key Lab of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), and an emeritus professor at the Dept. of Earth and Space Science and Dept. of Geography, York University, Toronto. He received his PhD in the Earth Science in University of Ottawa in 1994. His research involves in the development and application of modern mathematical geocomplexity theory for modeling nonlinear geo-processes and for the quantitative prediction of mineral resources. His pioneering research on the new fractal density theory and local singularity analysis made major impacts on several geoscientific disciplines, including those concerned with mineralization, magmatism, mid-ocean ridge heat flow, earthquakes, marine sediment subduction and floods. He received several prestigious awards including the Krumbein Medal, the highest award given by the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), and AAG Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed by the International Association for Applied Geochemists (AAG).
Dr. Cheng has served as the President of International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) (2012-2016), and the President of International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) (2016-2020). He is a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a foreign member of Academia Europaea (AE).