Ostoja-Starzewski contributes to workshop honoring renowned mathematician


Martin Ostoja-Starzewski
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

MechSE professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski recently participated in the international workshop “Random Fields and Their Applications,” held in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

The meeting was dedicated to the memory of the prominent Ukrainian mathematician Professor Mykhailo Yadrenko, on the occasion of his 90th anniversary, who made pioneering contributions to the spectral and correlation theory and statistics of random fields. His monograph “Spectral Theory of Random Fields” (First edition 1980, English edition in Optimization Software, 1983) retains its popularity to this day.  

At the workshop, speakers from around the world presented their latest results in the theory of random fields, the area of research expertise of Professor Yadrenko.  Technical talks were given (by Zoom or in person) on April 14.  The list of invited speakers, the program, and other information is available at the workshop website

In connection with this workshop, Ostoja-Starzewski co-edited a double Special Issue of the Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics journal (Am. Math. Soc.).  The collected papers reflect the most recent trends in the area and should be of interest not only to specialists but also to a wider audience.

Ostoja-Starzewski joined MechSE in 2006. He earned a PhD in 1983 in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Canada. His research interests are in engineering science, primarily in thermo-mechanics of random and fractal media, advanced continuum theories, stochastic mechanics, and wave motion, with applications to nanotechnology, aerospace, bio- and geo-physical problems. In 2018 he received the Worcester Reed Warner Medal of ASME.