Organizing Committee
Abstract

Mathematical modelers face a variety of challenges, including summarizing large data sets to understand and explore a system of interest, inferring the model parameters most accurate for describing a given data set, and assessing the goodness-of-fit between data sets. Computational topology provides a lens through which these challenges may be addressed. At the same time, just as topological techniques provide opportunities for modelers, the challenges that modelers face give rise to opportunities for applied topologists. For instance, topologists may develop techniques that make model predictions based on the topology of experimental or simulation data, that analyze time-varying data, or that turn model outputs into formats suitable for machine learning.

This workshop brings together the applied mathematical modeling and applied topology communities, aiming to give modelers exposure to topological techniques still not commonly used in their community, and to give topologists exposure to modeling challenges that might stimulate the development of new techniques.

The workshop will include tutorial sessions on modeling and on applied topology, during which participants will learn by doing hands-on computational exercises. Because the broad goal of this workshop is to encourage collaboration between members of the applied modeling and topology communities, a significant portion of the week will be devoted to participants initiating research on problems proposed by the organizers. The research problems will afford the potential for continued collaboration beyond the workshop.

Application deadline is March 18, 2019.

Confirmed Speakers & Participants

  • Speaker
  • Poster Presenter
  • Attendee

Workshop Schedule

Monday, August 5, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
8:30 - 8:55Registration - ICERM 121 South Main Street, Providence RI 0290311th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00Welcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 10:30Modeling Tutorial #1 - Kara Maki, RIT College of Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:00 - 12:30Topology Tutorial #1 - Brittany Fasy, Montana State University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 3:00Group Projects11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 5:00Group Projects11th Floor Lecture Hall 
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 10:30Topology Tutorial #2 - Brittany Fasy, Montana State University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:00 - 12:30Modeling Tutorial #2 - Kara Maki, RIT College of Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 3:00Group Projects11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 5:00Group Projects11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 10:00Group Projects11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30Mid-Week Group Reports11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:00 - 12:30Group Projects11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 12:40Workshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 3:00Modeling Talk 1 - Veronica Ciociannel, Mathematical Biosciences Institute - Ohio State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:30Topology Talk 1 - Lori Ziegelmeier, Macalester College11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:30 - 5:00Professional Development Roundtable11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Thursday, August 8, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 10:30Group Projects11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:00 - 12:30Group Projects11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 3:00Topology Talk 2 - Michael Robinson, American University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:30Modeling Talk 2 - Martin Short, Georgia Tech11th Floor Lecture Hall 
4:30 - 5:00Professional Development Roundtable11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Friday, August 9, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 10:30Group Projects11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:00 - 12:30Group Projects/ Report Preparation11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 3:00Group Reports11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 5:00Group Reports11th Floor Lecture Hall 

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Lecture Videos

Topology Talk 2

Michael Robinson
American University
August 8, 2019

Topology Talk 1

Lori Ziegelmeier
Macalester College
August 7, 2019

Modeling Talk 1

Veronica Ciocanel
Mathematical Biosciences Institute / Ohio State University
August 7, 2019