
Upcoming Events [All  AIM  IAS  ICERM  IMA  IPAM  MBI  MSRI  SAMSI] [ 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 multiscale, e.g. models developed based on their finescale behavior are then used to study largescale behavior of the system....
[ 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...
[ SAMSI] Monday, September 01, 2014  Thursday, July 30, 2015
[ SAMSI] Thursday, February 26, 2015  Friday, February 27, 2015 As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 20142015, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will offer a twoday undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics. In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic
Program on Mathematical and Statistical Ecology (ECOL)
will b...
[ SAMSI] Sunday, May 17, 2015  Friday, May 22, 2015 Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
More details will be posted soon.
[ SAMSI] Sunday, July 12, 2015  Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Objective: Graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and statistics will be exposed to challenging and exciting realworld problems arising in industrial and government laboratory research. Students will also experience the team approach to problem solving....
[ 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] Sunday, March 15, 2015  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 The aim of this workshop is to create a forum for ideas for overcoming current and future challenges in the analysis of human microbiome data. In this workshop, participants will learn how metagenomic (sequencebased) and metabolomic (mass spectroscopybased) data are generated and the implications for analysis. Gaps in the current stateoftheart methods will be highlighted, particularly with re...
[ 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 selfassembly and the shape of selfassembled 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 nonspherical, 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 Zariskidense subgroups (both arithmetic and nonarithmetic) of semisimple 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 lengthcommensurable 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 manyparticle (quantum and classical) systems and machine learning. It will address the reaches and limitations of ML as applied to manyparticle 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, March 10, 2015  Friday, March 13, 2015 The long program on financial mathematics opens with four days of tutorials that will provide an introduction to major themes of the entire program and the four workshops, aimed at providing a foundation for the participants of this program who have diverse scientific backgrounds....
[ IPAM] Monday, March 23, 2015  Friday, March 27, 2015 The recent financial crisis has highlighted the importance of the stability of the financial system as a whole and the interconnectedness of its components, prompting new research efforts directed at understanding the key determinants of the structure and stability of the network(s) underlying the financial system and the mechanism which govern the onset of systemic risk and the propagation of dis...
[ IPAM] Monday, April 13, 2015  Friday, April 17, 2015 The notion of one price, publicly known, at which transactions can happen in arbitrary sizes has seriously been challenged over the last few years. The existence and the importance of liquidity friction and price impact due to the size and frequency of trades are recognized as the source of many of the most spectacular failures (e.g., LTCM, Amaranth, Lehman) prompting new research in applications ...
[ IPAM] Monday, May 04, 2015  Friday, May 08, 2015 A growing number of economists, econometricians and mathematicians are studying the financialization of the commodity markets, which has been taking place over the last 10 years and which cannot be explained by relying on the fundamentals of the physical markets. New approaches and new synergies are needed, especially in light of recent and pending regulations (such as emissions control) and publi...
[ IPAM] Monday, May 18, 2015  Friday, May 22, 2015 This workshop will bring together researchers in machine learning from computer science, statistics, and electrical engineering; financial engineers and economists; applied mathematicians; legal scholars; econometricians; practitioners; and regulators to address the challenging questions raised by the postmortem analysis of financial crisis data. In light of recent theoretical, empirical, and tec...
[ IPAM] Thursday, April 09, 2015  Saturday, April 11, 2015 On April 911, 2015, IPAM will host a three day conference showcasing the achievements of Latina/os in the mathematical sciences. The conference will feature talks by junior and senior researchers, as well as events for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. There will be plenary lectures, community lectures, panel discussions, and activities to facilitate networking. The goa...
[ ICERM] Monday, June 01, 2015  Friday, June 05, 2015 This workshop focuses on topics at the interface of classical mechanics, differential geometry, and computer experiments. The directions of current research to be explored at the workshop include the study of invariants and complete integrability of geometrically motivated differential equations (in particular, vehicle motion, tire track geometry, and smoke ring equations), subRiemannian geometry...
[ SAMSI] Monday, June 01, 2015  Wednesday, June 03, 2015 During this summer program, bioengineers, mathematicians, medical doctors, physiologists and statisticians will work collaboratively toward the resolution of three significant challenges in the context of computational hemodynamics: (i) stochastic modeling, (ii) big data approach and (iii) relevance in the clinical setting. The threeday event is structured so that one day will be devoted to each...
[ SAMSI] Monday, June 29, 2015  Thursday, July 02, 2015 The goal of this fourday summer program is to bring together a group of leading researchers having different perspectives on BNP including "outsiders" working on related areas relevant to BNP, such as optimization and probability, with the goal of spurring new collaborative projects aimed at developing transformative new approaches and high impact scientific tools....
[ ICERM] Monday, July 06, 2015  Friday, July 10, 2015 This workshop will bring together mathematicians working on combinatorial, geometric and topological properties of arrangements. In addition to fundamental open problems in the area, we will emphasize connections to tropical geometry, conﬁguration spaces, and applications (coding theory, statistical economics, topological robotics), building bridges between those working on diﬀerent aspects o...
[ IPAM] Tuesday, July 07, 2015  Thursday, July 23, 2015 This summer school will provide an advanced introduction on how the mathematical tools of game theory can be applied to improve the resilience (security and reliability) of cyber physical systems (CPS) that control critical national infrastructures, such as our electricity, water, and transportation networks....
[ ICERM] Monday, July 13, 2015  Friday, July 17, 2015 The mathematical study of image reconstruction problems can have a huge impact on human life. More efficient mathematical algorithms for Xray tomography and more accurate mathematical models in seismic or hybrid imaging can lead to better imaging devices in fields such as medicine and remote sensing. Developing the underlying mathematics, including the analysis of reconstruction stability, regula...
[ ICERM] Tuesday, July 28, 2015  Thursday, July 30, 2015 The goal of this workshop is to bring together mathematicians and data scientists to participate in a discussion of current methods and outstanding problems in data science. The workshop is particularly aimed at mathematicians interested in pursuing research or a career in data science who wish to gain an understanding of this rapidly evolving field and the ways in which mathematics can contribute...
[ SAMSI] Saturday, August 01, 2015  Monday, May 30, 2016 The Challenges in Computational Neuroscience program will develop mathematical and statistical methods in neuroscience to meet this critical need. Key problems include understanding the mechanisms that bridge multiple spatial and temporal scales, linking the activity of individual components (e.g., molecular biology, genetics, and neuron networks) and their interactions to the overall complex dyna...
[ SAMSI] Monday, July 27, 2015  Friday, July 31, 2015
[ SAMSI] Monday, August 17, 2015  Friday, August 21, 2015
[ SAMSI] Saturday, August 01, 2015  Monday, May 30, 2016 Forensic science is, in major part, based upon statistical comparisons of the characteristics of a material left at a crime scene to characteristics of a source or suspect. These comparisons are often acknowledged by forensic scientists to be highly subjective. Indeed, some forensic scientists deny the need for statistics. For example in firearm/toolmarks, they many testify that 'they do not need ...
[ SAMSI] Monday, August 31, 2015  Friday, September 04, 2015
[ ICERM] Monday, August 31, 2015  Friday, September 04, 2015 Over the last 20 years or so, NewtonKrylov methods have developed to maturity, allowing effective fullycoupled treatment of a broad range of largescale nonlinear problems. This development has set the stage for addressing more difficult problems with more challenging features. Additionally, applications for which stateoftheart NewtonKrylov approaches are inapplicable have recently exposed s...
[ 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 crossdisciplinary fields....
[ IPAM] Wednesday, September 09, 2015  Saturday, September 12, 2015 The Traffic Flow Management long program opens with four days of tutorials that will provide an introduction to major themes of the entire program and the four workshops, aimed at providing a foundation for the participants of this program who have diverse scientific backgrounds....
[ IPAM] Monday, September 28, 2015  Friday, October 02, 2015 This workshop will bring together communities which can mutually benefit from each other: traffic engineering and mathematics. The mathematics community has historically provided the engineering community with the proper ways to scientifically derive results used in practice, and the engineering community has provided the mathematics community with a variety of interesting problems to study....
[ IPAM] Monday, October 12, 2015  Friday, October 16, 2015 The workshop will investigate techniques which are commonly used for traffic estimation for partial differential equations, ranging from straight extensions of Kalman filtering to statistical methods such as particle filters. It will also focus on methods which are statistically based, in particular for the arterial networks for which there is not necessarily sufficient amounts of data. Finally, i...
[ IPAM] Monday, October 26, 2015  Friday, October 30, 2015 First, mathematical foundations of PDE control will be investigated as the foundational theoretical work on which control of traffic systems can rely. The second topic of the workshop is network control, and will emphasize coupling aspects which appear when trying to do estimation, control or optimization on networks of PDEs (such as the transportation network). Finally, the last topic is routing...
[ IPAM] Monday, November 16, 2015  Friday, November 20, 2015 The next decade will see numerous decision support tools emerge for traffic management. This is mainly due to the fact that all pieces necessary for the development of these tools are now at our disposal, and have emerged in the recent years. This includes sensing, communication, high performance and modeling capabilities....
[ 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...
[ ICERM] Monday, September 28, 2015  Saturday, October 03, 2015 One of the crowning achievements of number theory in the 20th century is the construction of the modularity correspondence between elliptic curves with rational coefficients and modular forms of weight 2. The consequences of this result resound throughout number theory; for instance, it enables the resolution of certain problems of diophantine equations (e.g., Fermat's last theorem) as well as the...
[ ICERM] Monday, October 19, 2015  Saturday, October 24, 2015 Only recently has it become feasible to do large scale verification of the predictions of the Langlands program in higher rank cases and to present the results in a way that is accessible widely to mathematicians. Moving from the understanding of Galois representations attached to elliptic curves to those attached to surfaces and other higherdimensional varieties poses interesting problems in bot...
[ ICERM] Monday, November 09, 2015  Friday, November 13, 2015 This conference will revolve around several themes: the computational complexity of Lfunctions; statistical problems concerning Lfunctions, such as the distribution of their values, and zeros, moments of Lfunctions, statistics and size of ranks in families of elliptic curves; practical implementations of algorithms and their applications to testing various conjectures about Lfunctions; rigorou...
[ SAMSI] Saturday, August 20, 2016  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Optimization is an exceptional field where collaboration between Mathematics and Statistics can produce truly groundbreaking advances. It is the mission of this yearlong SAMSI Research Program to capitalize on and advance this synergy. The Program aims to guide the interaction between Mathematics and Statistics, so as to produce benefits for each area individually, but also combined:
Optim...
