Workshops

Confronting Climate Change
Confronting Climate Change

March 1-5, 2021

 

The workshop will bring together leaders in mathematics, statistics, and atmospheric sciences to confront grand climate challenges and their impacts. A major goal of the program will be to develop next-generation suites of science-driven mathematical and statistical tools and capabilities to address decision-relevant climate hazards and impacts.

The Multifaceted Complexity of Machine Learning
The Multifaceted Complexity of Machine Learning
April 12-16, 2021

 

 

Modern machine learning methods have demonstrated an unprecedented potential to solve challenging problems in many areas. However, foundational understanding regarding how and when certain methods are adequate to use and most effective in solving tasks of interest is still emerging. A central question at the heart of this endeavor is to understand the different facets of the complexity of machine learning tasks.

Topological Data Analysis
Topological Data Analysis
April 26-30, 2021

 

 

In this age of rapidly increasing access to ever larger data sets, it has become clear that studying the “shape” of data using the tools of combinatorial and algebraic topology can lead to much deeper insights than other standard methods when analyzing complex data sets. Topological data analysis (TDA) is the exciting and highly active new field of research that encompasses these productive developments at the interface of algebraic topology, statistics, and data science.

Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification Across Disciplines
Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification Across Disciplines
May 10-14, 2021

 

 

With the advent of terascale, petascale and beyond computational capabilities, the reach of computational sciences is rapidly broadening well beyond its traditional ‘homes’ of physics, chemistry and computational engineering sciences to the biological and social sciences. To the extent to which such modeling and simulation are meant to be predictive in nature – and to the extent to which the systems being simulated are complex in nature – obvious questions regarding the veracity of the computational results must be inevitably confronted.

Decision Making in Health and Medical Care
Decision Making in Health and Medical Care
Modeling and Optimization

 

May 17-21, 2021

 

 

One of the most challenging sets of decisions facing individuals and institutions today involves personal health and medical care. Breakthroughs in biomedical science and engineering have delivered life-saving therapies that were impossible just a few years ago, but at a cost of a million dollars per dose in some cases. The decision-making processes for balancing medical needs with economic incentives and the complexity of the healthcare system are fraught with social, ethical, and political dimensions that most stakeholders are not equipped to address.

Quantum Information
Quantum Information for Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics
May 24-28, 2021

 

 

This workshop focuses on the practical and theoretical challenges in the emerging area of quantum information and computing, which seeks to make effective use of the information embedded in the state of a quantum system, and promises to solve previously intractable computational problems and revolutionize simulation.