2014 NIMS Thematic Program on Applied Algebraic Geometry

05/11/2014 - 08/10/2014
Original webpage Algebraic geometry has a long and distinguished presence in the history of mathematics that produced both powerful and elegant theorems. In recent years new algorithms have been developed and several old and new methods from algebraic geometry have led to significant and unexpected advances in wide range application areas. This was recognized by the formation of a special interest group on Algebraic Geometry within the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The large, biannual SIAM conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry is scheduled to take place at NIMS, Daejeon, Korea, in August 2015. August 3-7, 2015 SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG15) The NIMS thematic program in 2014 will lay the foundations for establishing Applied Algebraic Geometry in Korea. It aims to bring together mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, economists, and engineers from various disciplines in order to enhance interactions, generate new applications and motivate further progress. A group of distinguished international experts in Applied Algebraic Geometry will be in residence at NIMS. They will conduct seminars and research groups, and engage in collaborative efforts with the permanent staff at NIMS, and other institutions in Korea and neighboring Asia. Shaowei Lin (Institute for Infocomm Research) Luke Oeding (Auburn University Pablo A. Parrilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Frank Sottile (Texas A&M University) Akimichi Takemura (University of Tokyo) Caroline Uhler (Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Ruriko Yoshida (University of Kentucky) Lihong Zhi (Academia Sinica) Daniel Plaumann (University of Konstanz) In addition, NIMS will host a group of younger researchers, who will be in residence for the full duration of the program. They will participate in the lecture course "Introduction to Non-Linear Algebra" taught by KAIST Distinguished visiting professor Bernd Sturmfels. May 15 ~ July 3 “Introduction to Non-Linear Algebra" by Bernd Sturmfels at KAIST This will offer a forum for Korean students to interact directly with these scholars who have recently graduated from PhD programs in the US, China and Europe. Spencer Backman (Geogia Institute of Technology) Abraham Martin Del Campo Sanchez (Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Vissarion Fisikopoulos (University of Athens) Mehdi Garrousian (The University of Western Ontario) Feng Guo (Dalian University of Technology) Shenglong Hu (Tianjian University) Matthew Niemerg (Colorado State University) Jose Rodriguez (UC Berkeley) Rainer Sinn (Universit?t Konstanz) Ke Ye (Chicago University) Li Wang (UC San Diego) An important component of the special summer is the appointment of a postdoctoral scholar. It will stay up to two years at NIMS, and her presence will ensure the continuity of the research area and results that have been obtained in summer 2014. In particular, they will play a key role in the SIAM conference in August 2015. Xiaoxian Tang (Peking University) Finally, two workshops with excellent international participation will take place at NIMS in the summer of 2014. Each of these workshops has five or six plenary speakers that will come to NIMS specifically for this event. The other lectures will be given by the organizers, scholars in residence, as well as participants from Korea. June 16-20: "Optimization and Algebraic Geometry" Organizers: Pablo Parrilo, Bernd Sturmfels, Lihong Zhi Invited Plenary Speakers include: Graziano Chesi (Hong Kong, China) Sunyoung Kim (Ewha University, Korea) Jiawang Nie (UC San Diego, USA) Yaroslav Shitov (Moscow, Russia) Mauricio Velasco (U Los Andes, Bogota, Columbia) July 14-17: "Algebraic Statistics" Organizers: Akimichi Takemura, Caroline Uhler, Ruriko Yoshida Invited Plenary Speakers include: Alexander Engstr?m (Aalto University) Robin Evans (Oxford University) Sung-Ho Kim (KAIST) Franz Kiraly (University College London) Donald Richards (Pennsylvania State University) Sumio Watanabe (Tokyo Institute of Technology)