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[SAMSI]  Thursday, August 01, 2013 - Saturday, June 21, 2014
This SAMSI program will bring together statisticians, computational mathematicians and social scientists to develop new methodology and applications in the context of modern social science datasets.

[SAMSI]  Thursday, August 01, 2013 - Saturday, May 24, 2014
The LDHD program is devoted to the development of methodological, theoretical, and computational treatment of high-dimensional mathematical and statistical models.

[IMA]  Sunday, September 01, 2013 - Monday, June 30, 2014
The demands of modern science and engineering have placed us in a position where it is vital to develop methods for qualitative analysis and recognition problems in contemporary contexts, including data (finite metric spaces as samples from experiments, surveys, or sensors), networks (internet traffic, gene regulation, coordinated robotics, communications), and dynamics (systems equipped with only...

[SAMSI]  Sunday, September 01, 2013 - Saturday, May 31, 2014

  • [SAMSI]  Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    A showcase of the achievements of our graduate fellows.

  • [SAMSI]  Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Friday, May 23, 2014
    This week-long workshop will be held at North Carolina State University.
    This workshop will provide an introduction to mathematical and statistical research in data modeled using networks. Talks will be presented by statisticians and mathematicians who work with networks, but especially with social networks....

  • [SAMSI]  Thursday, June 05, 2014 - Friday, June 06, 2014
    This workshop, co-sponsored by the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, is aimed at faculty and administrators from PhD granting Departments in the Applied Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The overall goal is to discuss current and successful strategies for enhancing success for U.S. students, and particularly members of underrepresented groups....

  • [SAMSI]  Monday, July 14, 2014 - Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    The 2014 workshop will be held at North Carolina State University.

    Graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and statistics will be exposed to challenging and exciting real-world problems arising in industrial and government laboratory research. Students will also experience the team approach to problem solving....

[MBI]  Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
This one semester program will bring together researchers from mathematics, imaging technology, biology, and the life sciences to explore new ways to bridge these diverse disciplines, and to facilitate the use of mathematics for key problems in imaging, medicine, and the life sciences in general.

The hardware side of imaging has been undergoing a revolution in the past 15 years with the advent ...

[MSRI]  Monday, January 20, 2014 - Friday, May 23, 2014
The program aims to further the flourishing interaction between model theory and other parts of mathematics, especially number theory and arithmetic geometry. At present the model theoretical tools in use arise primarily from geometric stability theory and o-minimality. Current areas of lively interaction include motivic integration, valued fields, diophantine geometry, and algebraic dynamics....

  • [MSRI]  Monday, May 12, 2014 - Friday, May 16, 2014
    The workshop will feature talks in a range of topics where model theory interacts with other parts of mathematics, especially number theory and arithmetic geometry, including: motivic integration, algebraic dynamics, diophantine geometry, and valued fields....

[MSRI]  Monday, January 20, 2014 - Friday, May 23, 2014
Algebraic topology touches almost every branch of modern mathematics. Algebra, geometry, topology, analysis, algebraic geometry, and number theory all influence and in turn are influenced by the methods of algebraic topology. The goals of this 2014 program at MSRI are:

Bring together algebraic topology researchers from all subdisciplines, reconnecting the pieces of the field

Identify the fun...

    [ICERM]  Monday, February 03, 2014 - Friday, May 09, 2014
    The study of computational problems on graphs has long been a central area of research in computer science. However, recent years have seen qualitative changes in both the problems to be solved and the tools available to do so. Application areas such as computational biology, the web, social networks, and machine learning give rise to large graphs and complex statistical questions that demand new ...

    • [ICERM]  Monday, May 05, 2014 - Friday, May 09, 2014
      The analysis of problems modeled by large graphs is greatly hampered by a lack of efficient computational tools. The purpose of the workshop is to explore possibilities for designing appropriate computational methods that draw on recent advances in numerical methods and scientific computation. Specifically, the questions of how to form the matrices representing graph Laplacians, and how to compute...

    [IPAM]  Monday, March 10, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014
    The application of algebraic geometry to problems in incidence geometry has been a rather surprising development. This interdisciplinary work is still at its infancy, and a major goal of this program is to provide a venue for deepening and widening the interaction between combinatorial geometry, algebraic geometry, Fourier analysis, and hopefully other mathematical disciplines too....

    [MBI]  Monday, April 21, 2014 - Friday, April 25, 2014
    This workshop focuses on the challenges presented by the analysis and visualization of large data sets that are collected in biomedical imaging, genomics and proteomics. The sheer size of data (easily in the range of terabytes, and growing) requires computationally efficient techniques for the sampling, representation, organization, and filtering of data; ideas and techniques from signal processin...

    [AIM]  Monday, April 28, 2014 - Friday, May 02, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to tackling several long-standing
    open problems in the field of crossing numbers of graphs.

    [AIM]  Monday, May 05, 2014 - Friday, May 09, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to studying recent interactions between
    the classical theory of projective modules and A1-homotopy theory.

    [AIM]  Monday, May 12, 2014 - Friday, May 16, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to the study of rational and integral points
    on algebraic varieties of dimension at least two.

    [ICERM]  Monday, May 12, 2014 - Friday, May 16, 2014
    This workshop will gather together experts in the core related fields in applied and computational mathematics to exchange ideas regarding the development of robust and efficient numerical schemes that preserve the key physics of these models, and to study the development of fast and efficient linear and nonlinear solvers that are scalable and optimal. This workshop will also target young research...

    [AIM]  Monday, June 02, 2014 - Friday, June 06, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to inner model theory and descriptive set theory.

    [ICERM]  Monday, June 02, 2014 - Friday, June 06, 2014
    Over the last two decades, algebraic and numerical techniques for nonlinear problems have begun a steady and relentless transition from mostly academic constructions, to widely used tools across the mathematical sciences, engineering and industrial applications. The workshop will bring together participants from many diverse fields including computer vision, cryptography, optimization and control,...

    [MBI]  Monday, June 02, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014
    This program introduces students to exciting new areas of mathematical biology and involves them in collaborative research with their peers and faculty mentors. Deadline to apply is Monday, January 27, 2014. The program consists of three parts - each with a mix of educational and social experiences......

    • [MBI]  Monday, June 02, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014
      2014 MBI Undergraduate Summer Research Program
      (June 2 - August 15, 2014)
      This program introduces students to exciting new areas of mathematical biology and involves them in collaborative research with their peers and faculty mentors. For full consideration, completed applications must be received by Monday, January 27, 2014. The program consists of t...

    [AIM]  Monday, June 09, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014
    This workshop will focus on the many interesting questions that remain about
    the interaction between estimates for solutions of the Cauchy-Riemann equations
    and the behavior of the Bergman kernel associated to the given norm....

    [MBI]  Monday, July 07, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
    Rhythms & Oscillations
    This summer school will focus on the theory, mathematical modeling and experimental study of biological rhythms. The workshop will begin with a boot-camp introducing the basic mathematical tools and techniques used in studying biological rhythms. In depth explorations of specific problems will then be presented. Students will also work in small groups on projects, which wil...

    [SAMSI]  Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    This summer program, jointly sponsored by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and by the Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), will bring together experts from the disciplines of climate science, statistics and applied mathematics with the goal of testing, comparing and perhaps extending meth...

    [AIM]  Monday, July 14, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to the Mori program for
    Brauer log pairs in dimension three.

    [ICERM]  Monday, July 21, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014
    Over the past 25 years, experimental mathematics has developed as an important additional arrow in the mathematical quiver. Many mathematical scientists now use powerful symbolic, numeric and graphic (sometimes abbreviated "SNAG") computing environments in their research, in a remarkable departure from tradition. While these tools collectively are quite effective, challenges remain in numerous are...

    [IPAM]  Monday, July 21, 2014 - Friday, August 01, 2014
    This ten-day Hands-on Summer School introduces the basics of electronic-structure theory and teaches how actual calculations are performed. Morning lectures on the most important topics will be given by internationally renowned experts. Application deadline is March 31, 2014....

    [AIM]  Monday, August 11, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to mathematical modeling of vector-borne diseases
    that are a cause of several million deaths and innumerable cases of sickness every year.

    [MSRI]  Monday, August 11, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014
    The branches of number theory most directly related to the arithmetic of automorphic forms have seen much recent progress, with the resolution of many longstanding conjectures. These breakthroughs have largely been achieved by the discovery of new geometric techniques and insights. The goal of this program is to highlight new geometric structures and new questions of a geometric nature which seem ...

    [MSRI]  Monday, August 18, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014
    The fundamental aims of geometric representation theory are to uncover the deeper geometric and categorical structures underlying the familiar objects of representation theory and harmonic analysis, and to apply the resulting insights to the resolution of classical problems. One of the main sources of inspiration for the field is the Langlands philosophy, a vast nonabelian generalization of the Fo...

    • [MSRI]  Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014
      Within the broad range of geometric representation theory the Connections Workshop will focus on three research topics in which we expect particularly striking new developments within the next few years:
      * Categorical and geometric structures in representation theory and Lie superalgebras
      * Geometric construction of representations via Shimura varieties and related moduli spaces
      * Hall algebras...

    • [MSRI]  Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - Friday, September 05, 2014
      Geometric Representation Theory is a very active field, at the center of recent advances in Number Theory and Theoretical Physics. The principal goal of the Introductory Workshop will be to provide a gateway for graduate students and new post-docs to the rich and exciting, but potentially daunting, world of geometric representation theory. The aim is to explore some of the fundamental tools and id...

    • [MSRI]  Monday, November 17, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014
      The workshop will focus on the role of categorical structures in number theory and harmonic analysis, with an emphasis on the setting of the Langlands program. Celebrated examples of this theme range from Lusztig's character sheaves to Ngo's proof of the Fundamental Lemma. The workshop will be a forum for researchers from a diverse collection of fields to compare problems and strategies for soluti...

    [SAMSI]  Monday, August 18, 2014 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
    This program will bring together three groups of researchers – statisticians, mathematicians and theoretical ecologists – to study and develop the interactions among these different approaches. Many of the important issues are multi-scale, e.g. models developed based on their fine-scale behavior are then used to study large-scale behavior of the system....

    • [SAMSI]  Monday, August 18, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014
      The research sessions will be on the following topics:
      Multivariate Inference and Prediction for Biodiversity (Organizers: James Clark and Alan Gelfand)
      Spatial Ecology (Organizers: Lou Gross and Jay Ver Hoef)
      Large Computational Models in Ecology (Organizer: Lea Jenkins)
      Critical Thresholds and Resilience; Applications to Forest Degradation (Organizers: Philip Dixon, Lou Gross and Ron McRober...

    [ICERM]  Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014
    This workshop focuses on certain kinds of discrete dynamical systems that are integrable and have interpretations in terms of cluster algebras. Some such systems, like the pentagram map and the octahedral recurrence, are motivated by concrete algebraic constructions (taking determinants) or geometric constructions based on specific configurations of points and lines in the projective plane. The sy...

    [MBI]  Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, May 01, 2015
    Cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers - an evolutionary disease, where rounds of mutation and selection drive the emergence of a tumor.

    The complex interactions at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels emphasize the need and opportunity for mathematical models that synthesize a framework for understanding the existing phenomena and that make testable predictions as to how interven...

    • [MBI]  Monday, September 15, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014
      Beginning with PC Nowell's work in the 1970s, we know that starting from a single clone, cancers show a striking amount of intratumor heterogeneity. This heterogeneity results from the accumulation of genetic mutations and epigenetic changes as cells divide and means that tumor cells inside the same tumor can be different. Not all genetic mutations have the same impact on the fitness of a tumor ce...

    [ICERM]  Monday, September 08, 2014 - Friday, December 05, 2014
    The fundamental problem of approximation theory is to resolve a possibly complicated function, called the target function, by simpler, easier to compute functions called approximants. Increasing the resolution of the target function can generally only be achieved by increasing the complexity of the approximants. The understanding of this trade-off between resolution and complexity is the main goal...

    • [ICERM]  Monday, September 15, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014
      Information-based complexity (IBC) deals with the computational complexity of continuous problems for which available information is partial, priced and noisy. IBC provides a methodological background for proving the curse of dimensionality as well as provides various ways of vanguishing this curse.

      Stochastic computation deals with computational problems that arise in probabilistic models and ...

    • [ICERM]  Monday, September 29, 2014 - Friday, October 03, 2014
      The workshop is devoted to the following problem of fundamental importance throughout science and engineering: how to approximate, integrate, or optimize multivariate functions.

      The breakthroughs demanded by high dimensional problems may be at hand. Good methods of approximation arise as solutions of optimization problems over certain function classes that are now well understood in small and m...

    • [ICERM]  Monday, October 27, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
      Discrepancy theory deals with the problem of distributing points uniformly over some geometric object and evaluating the inevitably arising errors. The theory was ignited by such famous early results as Herman Weyl's equidistribution theorem and Klaus Roth's theorem on the irregularities of point distributions.

      The subject has now grown into a broad field with deep connections tomany areas such...

    [IPAM]  Monday, September 08, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014
    This program is centered on fundamental issues in mathematical fluid dynamics, scientific computation, and applications including rigorous and reliable mathematical estimates of physically important quantities for solutions of the partial differential equations that are believed, in many situations, to accurately model the essential physical phenomena....

    [SAMSI]  Monday, September 08, 2014 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
    The growing complexity and amount of genomic and related data are necessitating novel methods for data synthesis and analysis to answer previously inconceivable questions about biological processes. The Bioinformatics program will be devoted to statistical and mathematical challenges arising in the analysis of such data with the goal of addressing relevant biological questions....

    • [SAMSI]  Monday, September 08, 2014 - Friday, September 12, 2014
      An outline program for the workshop is

      Monday, September 8: Opening day tutorial lectures, to provide overviews of the topics and main research themes of the program.
      Tuesday, September 9 through Thursday morning, September 11: research presentations
      Thursday afternoon, September 11: formation of working groups
      Friday, September 12: initial meetings of working groups
      There will also be a po...

    [AIM]  Monday, September 15, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to generalizations of persistent homology with a particular
    emphasis on finding calculable algebraic invariants useful for applications.

    [AIM]  Monday, September 29, 2014 - Friday, October 03, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to establishing a mathematical theory of quantum curves.

    [AIM]  Monday, October 13, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to studying functions that preserve Loewner properties
    on (distinguished submanifolds of) the cone of positive semidefinite matrices.

    [AIM]  Monday, October 27, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to the mathematical study of configuration spaces
    of linkages consisting of rigid bars connected by revolute joints embedded in an
    ambient space of fixed dimension.

    [AIM]  Monday, November 03, 2014 - Friday, November 07, 2014
    This workshop will be devoted to the study of Kronecker coefficients which
    describe the decomposition of tensor products of irreducible representations of
    a symmetric group into irreducible representations....

    [AIM]  Monday, November 17, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014
    This workshop will focus on the remarkable progress made in the last year on gaps between prime numbers.

    [AIM]  Monday, December 08, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014
    This workshop will bring together specialists in symplectic and contact topology with the
    goals of clarifying the gaps in current arguments concerning the definition of contact
    homology and of moving forward to fill these gaps and build precise foundations for the
    cylindrical, linearized, local, and possibly other versions of contact homology....

    [AIM]  Monday, January 05, 2015 - Friday, January 09, 2015
    This workshop will be devoted to mathematical and computational modeling of tumor-immune dynamics.

    [IPAM]  Monday, January 12, 2015 - Friday, January 16, 2015
    This workshop will engage mathematicians, statisticians, evolutionary biologists, structural biologists, and computer scientists, with the aim of integrating diverse viewpoints, improving mathematical foundations, and developing new and more powerful methods for estimating MSAs....

    [MSRI]  Monday, January 12, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015
    The program will focus on the deformation theory of geometric structures on manifolds, and the resulting geometry and dynamics. This subject is formally a subfield of differential geometry and topology, with a heavy infusion of Lie theory. Its richness stems from close relations to dynamical systems, algebraic geometry, representation theory, Lie theory, partial differential equations, number theo...

    [AIM]  Monday, January 26, 2015 - Friday, January 30, 2015
    This workshop will be devoted to graph Ramsey theory. The main topics of the workshop are
    Hypergraph Ramsey numbers, Generalized Ramsey numbers, and Geometric Ramsey theorems.

    [IPAM]  Monday, January 26, 2015 - Friday, January 30, 2015
    Recently, the prediction and experimental discovery of topological insulators has spurred physicists to explore the role of symmetry in topological phases. The time is ripe for the emerging understanding of symmetric topological phases to benefit from new mathematical ideas in TQFTs, and vice versa. This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together theoretical physicists and mathematicians to di...

    [ICERM]  Monday, February 02, 2015 - Friday, May 08, 2015
    Emergent phenomena are properties of a system of many components which are only evident or even meaningful for the collection as a whole. A typical example is a system of many molecules, whose bulk properties may change from those of a fluid to those of a solid in response to changes in temperature or pressure. The basic mathematical tool for understanding emergent phenomena is the variational pri...

    • [ICERM]  Monday, February 09, 2015 - Friday, February 13, 2015
      The prototypical emergent phenomena are the bulk 'phases' of large collections of molecules, such as the fluid and solid phases. The solid phase is understood to emerge from an energy minimizing ideal crystal by the addition of random defects as energy increases from its minimum, the crucial/amazing fact being that the phase preserves something from the ideal crystal that unambiguously distinguish...

    • [ICERM]  Monday, March 16, 2015 - Friday, March 20, 2015
      This workshop will explore emergent phenomena in the context of small clusters, supramolecular self-assembly and the shape of self-assembled structures such as polymer vesicles. The emphasis will be on surprises which arise when common conditions are not satisfied, for instance when the number of components is small, or they are highly non-spherical, or there are several types of components. Inter...

    • [ICERM]  Monday, April 13, 2015 - Friday, April 17, 2015
      Since the days of Boltzmann, it has been well accepted that natural phenomena, when described using tools of statistical mechanics, are governed by various "laws of large numbers." For practitioners of the field this usually means that certain empirical means converge to constants when the limit of a large system is taken. However, evidence has been amassed that such laws apply also to geometric f...

    [IPAM]  Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - Friday, February 06, 2015
    Applications of computational photography paradigms include compressed sensing cameras, extended depth of field/refocusing, high dynamic range images, invertible motion blurs, and plenoptic cameras. Mathematics is an important tool for inventing and optimizing these new cameras. This workshop will serve as a gathering place for all those interested in theories, algorithms, methodologies, hardware ...

    [IPAM]  Monday, February 09, 2015 - Friday, February 13, 2015
    This workshop will survey the recent progress in the study of Zariski-dense subgroups (both arithmetic and non-arithmetic) of semi-simple algebraic groups; the impact of this work on adjacent areas such as algebraic groups, division algebras, and Galois cohomology; and applications in further areas such as geometry (isospectral and length-commensurable locally symmetric spaces) and combinatorics (...

    [IPAM]  Monday, February 23, 2015 - Friday, February 27, 2015
    This workshop aims to create novel synergistic collaborations between researchers in two different fields: modeling of many-particle (quantum and classical) systems and machine learning. It will address the reaches and limitations of ML as applied to many-particle systems and highlight examples where physical models can be successfully combined with ML algorithms....

    [IPAM]  Monday, March 09, 2015 - Friday, June 12, 2015
    This program will address the stability of the network of financial institutions, the impact of high frequency and algorithmic trading, the financialization of the commodity markets, and the huge challenges raised by the size and the speed of trade data. It will bring together academic mathematicians, economists, regulators, and experts from the finance industry....

    [IPAM]  Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - Friday, December 11, 2015
    The revival of traffic engineering at the age of web 2.0 and social networks has created a significant amount of excitement in the mathematics, applied mathematics and engineering communities. In this program we would like to capture these breakthroughs and bring together the world experts of these cross-disciplinary fields....

    [ICERM]  Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - Friday, December 04, 2015
    In the late 1960s, Robert Langlands discovered a unifying principle in number theory providing a vast generalization of class field theory to include nonabelian extensions of number fields. This principle gives rise to a web of conjectures called the Langlands program which continues to guide research in number theory to the present day. For example, an important first instance of the Langlands pr...