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[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, May 04, 2015 - Wednesday, May 06, 2015
    The Transition Workshop serves as the final programmed activity for the 2014-15 SAMSI program on Mathematical and Statistical Ecology. At this workshop, the working groups that have been meeting throughout the program will make presentations and discuss their plans for the future....

[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]  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, May 11, 2015 - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
      This final, transition workshop for the Beyond Bioinformatics program is designed as an opportunity for the active working groups in the 2014-15 research program to present the work of their groups.

    [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...

    [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...

      [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]  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 post-mortem analysis of financial crisis data. In light of recent theoretical, empirical, and tec...

      [ICERM]  Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Friday, April 24, 2015
      Lattices are abstractly very simple objects, yet their concrete realizations contain beautifully intricate problems that are stubbornly difficult even in low dimensions. For example, our present day understandings of densest lattice packings and reduction theory are still plagued with large gaps.

      In the 1970's and 1980's lattices entered the world of cryptography as tools used to break certain ...

      [IMA]  Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      [AIM]  Monday, April 27, 2015 - Thursday, April 30, 2015
      This workshop will be devoted to developing a conceptual model of the U.S. food system,
      and elaborating a research agenda for continuing model development for world-wide analyses.

      [AIM]  Monday, May 04, 2015 - Friday, May 08, 2015
      This workshop will be devoted to the development of mathematical models to aid
      agricultural entities and water policy boards in the management of water resources.

      [AIM]  Monday, May 18, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015
      This workshop will be devoted to a selection of questions at the intersection of
      Carleson operators and multilinear operators, with an aim of bringing together a group
      of established experts and young researchers in order to facilitate the exchange of
      ideas and open the perspective of collaborative work on a set of core problems....

      [IMA]  Monday, May 18, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015

      [IMA]  Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015

      [AIM]  Monday, June 01, 2015 - Friday, June 05, 2015
      This workshop will be devoted to the study of the statistical properties of
      dynamical systems of physical interest.

      [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), sub-Riemannian geometry...

      [IMA]  Monday, June 01, 2015 - Friday, June 05, 2015

      [SAMSI]  Monday, June 01, 2015 - Wednesday, June 03, 2015
      During this summer program, bio-engineers, 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 three-day event is structured so that one day will be devoted to each...

      [AIM]  Monday, June 08, 2015 - Friday, June 12, 2015
      This workshop will emphasize the state-of-the-art techniques for the mathematically
      rigorous analysis of non-self-adjoint phenomena encountered in main stream and newly
      developing fields of physics....

      [IMA]  Monday, June 08, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015

      [IMA]  Monday, June 15, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015

      [AIM]  Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Wednesday, June 24, 2015
      This workshop will introduce undergraduate faculty to research opportunities in several
      fields of mathematics that will equip them with the tools to mentor students in undergraduate
      research in mathematics. Lectures at the workshop will provide background information and
      introduce open problems. The majority of the workshop will be spent working on problems,
      reporting on progress, and formula...

      [IMA]  Thursday, June 25, 2015 - Saturday, June 27, 2015

      [SAMSI]  Monday, June 29, 2015 - Thursday, July 02, 2015
      The goal of this four-day 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 eco-nomics, topological robotics), building bridges between those working on different aspects o...

      [ICERM]  Monday, July 06, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015
      Idea-Lab is a one-week program aimed at 15 early career researchers (within five years of their Ph.D.) that will focus on a topic at the frontier of research. Participants will be exposed to a problem whose solution may require broad perspectives and multiple areas of expertise. Senior researchers will introduce the topic in tutorials and lead discussions. The participants will break into teams to...

      [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 X-ray 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
        The tentative schedule is

        July 27: Neural Spike Train Analysis and Compressed Sensing
        July 28: Neural Spike Train Analysis and Compressed Sensing
        July 29: Functional Data Analysis
        July 30: Big Data Integration and Analysis and Shape Analysis and Diffeomorphisms
        July 31: Shape Analysis and Diffeomorphisms and Big Data Integration and Analysis...

      • [SAMSI]  Monday, August 17, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015
        The Workshop will provide an overview of the core topics relevant to the CCNS program, which is devoted to the development of methodological, theoretical, and computational treatments of high-dimensional mathematical and statistical models with applications in computational neuroscience....

      [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 ...

      [AIM]  Monday, August 03, 2015 - Friday, August 07, 2015
      This workshop will be devoted to the study of first passage percolation on the d-dimensional
      integer lattice and related models.

      [AIM]  Monday, August 17, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015
      This workshop will be devoted to the study of degeneration techniques in algebraic
      geometry, in several differing but interrelated contexts.

      [AIM]  Monday, August 24, 2015 - Friday, August 28, 2015
      This workshop aims to link the separate fields of mathematical immunology and mathematical
      epidemiology, to connect them into what shall become mathematical immuno-epidemiology.

      [ICERM]  Monday, August 31, 2015 - Friday, September 04, 2015
      Over the last 20 years or so, Newton-Krylov methods have developed to maturity, allowing effective fully-coupled treatment of a broad range of large-scale nonlinear problems. This development has set the stage for addressing more difficult problems with more challenging features. Additionally, applications for which state-of-the-art Newton-Krylov 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 cross-disciplinary 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 higher-dimensional 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 L-functions; statistical problems concerning L-functions, such as the distribution of their values, and zeros, moments of L-functions, statistics and size of ranks in families of elliptic curves; practical implementations of algorithms and their applications to testing various conjectures about L-functions; rigorou...

      [AIM]  Monday, September 28, 2015 - Friday, October 02, 2015
      This workshop will be devoted to applications of Higgs bundles and their spectral data to the
      study of geometric questions in the Langlands program and Topological Quantum Field Theory.

      [AIM]  Monday, November 30, 2015 - Friday, December 04, 2015
      This workshop will focus on the study of automorphic kernel functions as used in various
      versions of the trace formula.

      [AIM]  Monday, January 11, 2016 - Friday, January 15, 2016
      This workshop is devoted to new methods of forcing, in infinitary combinatorics,
      and in connection with axioms about the real line.

      [ICERM]  Monday, February 01, 2016 - Friday, May 06, 2016
      Since its introduction by Felix Hausdorff in 1919, the concept of the Hausdorff dimension of sets and measures has been a versatile and powerful tool in classical analysis, geometry and geometric measure theory, mathematical physics and their numerous applications. However, there has been a particularly important symbiosis between dynamical systems and dimension theory. This connection arises both...

      • [ICERM]  Monday, February 15, 2016 - Friday, February 19, 2016
        There are natural interactions between dimension theory, ergodic theory, additive combinatorics, metric number theory and analysis. Each of these fields provides different perspectives on, and complementary approaches to, the hierarchical structures which appear in fractal geometry.

        The workshop will focus on recent advances at the interfaces of these fields, including:

        Classical fra...

      • [ICERM]  Monday, March 07, 2016 - Friday, March 11, 2016
        A surprising discovery of 20th century mathematics is that many deterministic systems exhibit random behavior. One of an early examples of chaotic system was Lorenz equation used by meteorologist Edward Lorenz as a simplified model of atmospheric convection. One of the most common mechanisms of stochasticity is the Smale horseshoe appearing near a homoclinic intersection.

        The Lorentz attractor ...

      • [ICERM]  Monday, April 04, 2016 - Friday, April 08, 2016
        Numerical computations have always played an important role in the development of the theory of Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, more and more so as the availability and power of computer has increased dramatically over the last few decades. At the same time, the limitations of computer-assisted numerical calculations have also become increasingly apparent. Notwithstanding their enorm...

      [AIM]  Monday, February 29, 2016 - Friday, March 04, 2016
      This workshop will be devoted to the application of methods from functional analysis and
      asymptotic convex geometry to combinatorial discrepancy theory.

      [AIM]  Monday, March 28, 2016 - Friday, April 01, 2016
      This workshop will be devoted to recent developments in the representation theory
      of algebraic groups in positive characteristic.

      [AIM]  Monday, May 16, 2016 - Friday, May 20, 2016
      This workshop will be devoted to the study of Galois properties of points in
      orbits of algebraic maps.

      [AIM]  Monday, June 13, 2016 - Friday, June 17, 2016
      This workshop will explore computations and examples that will help guide the
      development of the fledgling field of ''equivariant derived algebraic geometry''.

      [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 year-long 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: