De La Salle University
Mathematics Department
Invites you to the
Algebraic Combinatorics Lecture Series
By: Professor Eiichi Bannai
Professor Etsuko Bannai

Professor Eiichi Bannai received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of Tokyo. His is a Professor Emeritus at Kyushu University, Japan and Zhiyuan Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. Professor Bannai is well known in the field of Algebraic Combinatorics. He is a prolific researcher having published more than 110 papers on Algebraic Combinatorics, Design and Coding Theory. He has held visiting positions in Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, University of Bordeaux, Hebei Normal University. Currently, he is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals namely the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics; Annals of Combinatorics; Advances in Geometry; Asian-European Journal of Mathematics and the Journal of Algorithm and Computations.

Dr. Etsuko Bannai obtained her Ph.D. Degree in Mathematics from Ohio State University in 1988. She has also held teaching positions at Ohio State University from 1982-1989 and at different higher educational institutions in Japan from 1990-2010. She was an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Mathematics Graduate School at Kyushu University and has published at least 40 journal articles in the area of Association Schemes and Euclidean Designs.

For further details you may call 5360270 or 8244611 Loc.420/413 and look for Mr. Francis Campena or Dr. Ederlina Nocon or email them at or

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The Mathematical Society of the Philippines invites you to participate in its 2014 MSP Annual Convention to be held on 26-27 May 2014 (Monday -Tuesday) at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City. The 2014 Convention marks the 41st year of MSP as the country’s largest professional organization dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and mathematics education.

Researchers and educators in all areas of pure and applied mathematics, mathematics education, computing, statistics and other related areas are invited to contribute short papers for oral or poster presentation during the convention.

The convention will feature plenary talks, contributed talks and poster presentations as well as a session of invited talks by noted mathematics educators. The main plenary talk will be given by Fields Medalist Stephen Smale (Distinguished University Professor, City University of Hong Kong). Prof Smale received the Fields Medal --- the world’s most prestigious mathematical award --- for his work on the Poincaré Conjecture.

Contributed Talks / Poster Presentations: Short paper presentations (15 minutes) will take place in at least five parallel sessions (algebra, analysis, graph theory and combinatorics, computing, statistics and applied mathematics). There will also be poster presentations on mathematics education and any of the topics given above.

Those who wish to contribute papers or poster presentations are requested to send the title and abstract to Indicate if you are submitting for paper or poster presentation. Abstracts (100-200 words) should be informative for proper evaluation by the program committee. Electronic submission (both LaTeX and pdf file) is preferred. The deadline for all abstracts is 22 March 2014.


Participants are requested to register on or before 16 May 2014 via any of the three following options and send proof of payment of fees to

  1. Online Registration
  2. Registration by Email: Send the required registration information to
  3. Registration by mail or fax: Fill up the enclosed registration form and mail to Kristine Joy E. Carpio (Convention Chair), Mathematics Department, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue Malate Manila or fax to (02) 536 0270.


Payment can be made by bank deposit to the following account:

Account Name: Mathematical Society of the Philippines
Account Number: 275-830391-0
Bank: Philippine National Bank, U.P. Campus Branch, Quezon City

Do not forget to submit a photocopy of proof of payment along with your registration form.


Regular Registration: 16 May 2014
Submission of Abstracts: 22 March 2014

For additional information, email Kristine Joy E. Carpio or visit Photos © Kristine Joy E. Carpio

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The Phase I (Written exam, closed door) will be held from 8:00 AM to 12:00PM. Registration will be at the Br Andrew Gonzalez (BAG) Building Lobby at 8AM. Phase II (Oral Exam) will be held from 1:30PM to 5:00PM at BAG Multipurpose Hall, 20th Flr.
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