Palle Jorgensen is a Professor of mathematics at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA; previously he taught at Stanford University, at Aarhus University (Denmark), and at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a research mathematician, funded over his career, in part, by the USA Natl. Sci. Foundation (NSF), and by bi-national research grants, most recently BSF (USA-Israel). He has had 27 PhD students. His research papers have appeared in international scientific journals – in mathematics, both pure and applied; including multiple areas: operator algebras, harmonic analysis, stochastic analysis, signal/image processing, and in mathematical physics (quantum theory). His recent research is focused on wavelet theory, dynamical systems, Gaussian processes, subdivision algorithms, spectral-tile duality, scaling and fractals. He has more than 280 published research papers, and is the author of eight books and research monographs.

Sergey Bezuglyi works at the University of Iowa since 2016.He taught also in the Washington University, Ohio State University, and University of Oregon. Most of his research was conducted at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine when he was a Leading Researcher at the Institute for Low Temperature Physics in Kharkiv. His areas of interest in pure mathematics are ergodic theory, topological dynamics, operator algebras, functional analysis, and theory of operators.

His research was funded by national and international grants. Sergey Bezuglyi was awarded by the State Prize of Ukrainein 2010 for achievements in the theory of dynamical system.