January 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Activities


February 7-11: Private AI: Machine Learning on Encrypted Data

February 21-25: Multiscale Microbial Communities: Dynamical Models, Ecology, and One Health

February 28-March 4: The Mathematics of Soft Matter: Structure and Dynamics

March 28-April 1: Advances in Optimal Decision Making under Uncertainty: New Directions, Methods, and Applications

Long Programs

Spring 2022: Decision Making and Uncertainty

Fall 2022: Confronting Global Climate Change

Climate change is already seriously impacting our lives in many ways. Threats to human and natural systems will increase as our planet continues to warm. This program will explore mathematical, statistical and computational strategies to better understand both the changes to the climate system and the associated impacts. A series of workshops will focus on climate models, detection and attribution of climate change, extreme weather and climate events, remote sensing, machine learning, and the economic consequences of climate change. This program aims to foster new multidisciplinary collaborations and integrate young scientists and researchers into industry, private sector, and academic research through these workshops and embedded research projects with affiliated universities, national laboratories, and private industry.

Apply for Fall 2022 Research Membership

Spring 2023: Mathematics, Statistics, and Innovation in Medical and Health Care

The quantification of medical and health care has brought a revolution to our lives with strong and long-lasting social and economic positive impact. This quantification stems from an exemplary synergy among mathematics, statistics, data science, medicine, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), and has been prompting the creation of new interdisciplinary areas across the various fields. While there has been an unprecedented growth and development in many scientific directions, there is a continuing need to further develop existing areas and set the foundations for new ones, as the underlying issues and challenges are evolving in rather complex and interlinked ways. Indeed, creating new therapies has experienced a fast growth already but efficiently funding such innovations and, in turn, making them available at large-scale has its own distinct challenges and demand for new business models and novel decision-making mechanisms. Furthermore, personalized medicine is rapidly becoming a main component of medical care but many issues directly related to the patients’ attitude, risk communication and individual treatment decisions have not been neither extensively studied nor quantified.

The long-term program aims at creating an interdisciplinary platform for knowledge exchange and debate among the various stakeholders: mathematicians, statisticians, physicians, economists, computer scientists, policy makers and researchers in decision science, data science, ML, AI, business, operations research and engineering. The focus will be more on newer interdisciplinary themes like risk management, funding and R&D of biomedical innovation, health care system design, health care delivery, insurance coverage, personalized diagnostics and treatments, telemedicine, medical cyber-physical systems and others.

Apply for Spring 2023 Research Membership

Fall 2023: Algebraic Statistics and Our Changing World: New Methods for New Challenges

IMSI Seeks Proposals by March 15, 2022

IMSI is currently seeking proposals for workshops and other scientific activity with a deadline of March 15, 2022. Workshops are intended to be interdisciplinary and focused on a societally-relevant topic for which mathematicians and statisticians can partner with other sciences to make important contributions. IMSI currently has openings for workshops in the winter of 2023 and beyond. Other forms of scientific activity at IMSI include long programs, interdisciplinary research clusters, and research collaboration workshops. Information about how to submit proposals for any of these forms of activity can be found on the proposal overview page and the resources linked there.

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IMSI acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation
(Grant No. DMS-1929348)

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