The Universidad de Chile Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) dismissed 2016 and received 2017 with a full of activities agenda. These events are opportunities to share knowledge with other scholars, scientists, and students interested in the different research areas developed by the center.
December started with School on Information and Randomness. The activity gathered more than 70 experts in subjects such as probabilities, stochastic processes, and ergodic theory FCFM rooms. This activity is a must to know the latest developments in these areas and their applications.
CMM also left its facilities at Beauchef 851 Building and traveled outside Santiago. At Universidad Austral, in Valdivia, Second Workshop on Evolution Equations was held from December 12 to 16. Chilean experts, foreign mathematics, and undergraduate students gathered to work on different aspects of the analysis of asymptotic dynamics in elliptic partial time-dependent nonlinear partial equations.
During the same period, but in San Pedro de Atacama, members of Stochastic Models of Complex and Disordered Systems Millennium Nucleus honored Francis Comets’ 60 years with the Random Media in Atacama conference. During the meeting, they dealt with issues such as stochastic processes, disordered systems, statistical mechanics and interacting particle systems.
Besides, a group of academics participated in the XII Summer School of Computational Intelligence. During the activity organized by the Chilean Chapter of the Computational Intelligence Society of the IEEE (Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE CIS) and Universidad de los Andes, scientist Gonzalo Ríos was awarded second place among 20 participants of the under and postgraduate students poster competition. His work Box-Cox Gaussian process is a non-Gaussian generalization of the regression model using Gaussian processes with prediction applications of different types such as financial indicators, river flows, and solar sunspots.
In the event, students of Electrical Engineering Alejandro Veragua and Alejandro Cuevas, who belong to Felipe Tobar’s Games Initiative, got the third place by Blue whales call’s detection using unsupervised learning with temporal and spectral features. It is a joint research with Fundación MERI.
However, the CMM’s summer does not stop. A lot of events are scheduled for January.
The 12th Summer School in Discrete Mathematics aims Math, Science, and Engineering students interested in algorithms, combinatorics, optimization, and their applications in networks, distributed systems, and game theory. The courses will target both graduate students and last-year undergraduate students.
Equilibria in Games School and Workshop will convene specialists on topics such as ‘basic results in strategic equilibrium’, ‘extension of existing results’, ‘refinement and selection’, ‘stability and extensions’, ‘dynamics’ and ‘applications’. A total of 20 talks will be at the school, while the workshop will have 16 lectures.
7th International Conference on Multiscale Modeling and Methods & Summer School on Cardiovascular Modeling will bring together well-known cardiovascular modeling specialists, researchers, and students. The school seeks students from a wide range of disciplines to know the fundamentals and challenges of cardiovascular system mathematical and computational modeling.
And Valdivia will host a CMM event for the second time. Universidad Austral will receive the attendants to the Harvard-Chile Data Science School. And some sessions will be held in Santiago, at CMM and Universidad Católica, too. After two versions in 2014 and 2015 where students and researchers spent one month working together in data science projects, the school evolved into a one-year continuous experience where students work hand in hand with researchers towards specific goals in frontier astronomical research in 2016. The event will receive researchers and students from Harvard Institute of Applied Computational Science at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, CMM, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, and Universidad Católica Department of Computer Science. This is the first of two meeting of the program. In July, the group will meet again in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Variational Models of Soft Matter interdisciplinary conference by CAPDE Millenium Nucleus Center for the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations will address the mathematics of liquid crystals, polyether gels and various instabilities in nonlinear elasticity at Universidad Católica.