Institute for Mathematical Sciences                                        Programs & Activities

 

Past Activities (2008)


 Programs

 

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Algebraic Topology, Braids and Mapping Class Groups (4 - 19 Dec 2008) 

 

Chair of Organizing Committee:

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Jie Wu (National University of Singapore)

 

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Mathematical Horizons for Quantum Physics (28 Jul - 21 Sep 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS
Partially supported by Lee Foundation and Faculty of Science, NUS

 

Program Coordinator:

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Huzihiro Araki (Kyoto University)

 

Co-chairs of Local Organizing Committee:

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Berthold-Georg Englert (National University of Singapore)

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Leong Chuan Kwek (Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore)

 

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Mathematical Imaging and Digital Media (5 May – 27 Jun 2008) 

 

Co-chairs of Organizing Committee:

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Tony Chan (University of California, Los Angeles and The National Science Foundation)

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Zuowei Shen (National University of Singapore)

 

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Data-driven and Physically-based Models for Characterization of Processes in Hydrology, Hydraulics, Oceanography and Climate Change (6 - 28 Jan 2008) 

 

Jointly organized with Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, UBC

 

Co-chairs of Organizing Committee:

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Sylvia Esterby (University of British Columbia)

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Hans-Rudolf Künsch (ETH Zurich)

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Shie-Yui Liong (National University of Singapore)

 

 Workshops, Conferences and Symposiums

 

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Workshop on Computational Systems Biology Approaches to Analysis of Genome Complexity and Regulatory Gene Networks (20 - 25 Nov 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Bioinformatics Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

 

Co-chairs of Organizing Committee:

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Vladimir Kuznetsov (Bioinformatics Institute)

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Louxin Zhang (National University of Singapore)

 

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Joint NUS-ISI Workshop on Recent Advances in Statistics and Probability (18 - 19 Nov 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and Department of Statistics & Applied Probability, NUS

 

Local Organizing Committee:

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Sanjay Chaudhuri (National University of Singapore)

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Kwok Pui Choi (National University of Singapore)

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Wei-Liem Loh (National University of Singapore)

 

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7th World Congress in Probability and Statistics
Jointly sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

(14 - 19 July 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Statistics & Applied Probability and Department of Mathematics

 

Chair of Scientific Program Committee:

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Ruth Williams (University of California, San Diego)

 

Chair of Local Organizing Committee:

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Louis Chen (National University of Singapore)

 

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Symposium in Honor of Kiyosi Itô: Stochastic Analysis and Its Impact in Mathematics and Science (10 - 11 Jul 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto

 

Organizing Committee:

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Hans Föllmer (Humboldt-University of Berlin) (Co-chair)

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Masatoshi Fukushima (Osaka University) (Co-chair)

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Edwin Perkins (University of British Columbia)

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Yoichiro Takahashi (Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto)

 

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Symposium on Pure and Applied Analysis (21 Apr 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics

 

Organizing Committee:

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Louis Chen (National University of Singapore)

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Shih-Hsien Yu (National University of Singapore)

 

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Workshop on Stein’s Method (31 Mar – 4 Apr 2008)

 

Organizing Committee:

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Andrew Barbour (University of Zurich) (Chair)

 

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Workshop on High-Dimensional Data Analysis (27 – 29 Feb 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Statistics & Applied Probability

 

Organizing Committee:

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Zhidong Bai (National University of Singapore)

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Arup Bose (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata)

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Sanjay Chaudhuri (National University of Singapore)

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Anthony Kuk (National University of Singapore) (Chair)

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Albert Lo (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

 

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Fourth Asia Pacific Meeting of the Economic Science Association 2008 incorporating a neuroeconomics symposium (22 - 24 Feb 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Economics and Department of Marketing, National University of Singapore

 

Co-chairs of Local Organizing Committee:

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Chong Juin Kuan (National University of Singapore)

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Sun Yeneng (National University of Singapore)

 

 Summer Schools

 

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Summer School in Logic (30 Jun - 26 Jul 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics

 

Speakers:

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Theodore A. Slaman and W. Hugh Woodin (University of California at Berkeley)

 

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Summer School on Mathematical Imaging and Digital Media (26 May - 6 Jun 2008)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics

 

 Public Lectures

 

 

Jointly organized with Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS
Partially supported by Lee Foundation and Faculty of Science, NUS

Date:

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008

Venue:

LT31 , Faculty of Science
Block S16, Science Drive 1
National University of Singapore

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Are Quantum Computers The Next Generation Of Supercomputers?
Reinhard Werner, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

 

 

Jointly organized with Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS
Partially supported by Lee Foundation and Faculty of Science, NUS

Date:

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008

Venue:

LT31 , Faculty of Science
Block S16, Science Drive 1
National University of Singapore

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Knot or not Knot?
Burkhard Kümmerer, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability

Sponsoring societies : Bernoulli Society and Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Date:

Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008

Venue:

LT27 , Faculty of Science
6 Science Drive 1
National University of Singapore

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Climate Past, Climate Present and Climate Future: A Tale from a Statistician
Douglas Nychka, US National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

 

Date:

Thursday, 24 Apr 2008

Venue:

LT31 , Faculty of Science
Block S16, Science Drive 1
National University of Singapore

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Data Mining with Modeling: Managing Diabetes
Larry Shepp, Rutgers University

 

 

 Colloquium Lectures

 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics

Date:

Thursday, 6 Nov 2008

Venue:

Colloquium Room A
S14, #03-10
Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Geometric Mechanics: From the Atomic to the Tectonic
L Mahadevan, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Havard University, USA

 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics

Date:

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008

Venue:

Colloquium Room A
S14, #03-10
Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Boltzmann Equation, Quantitative Theory
Tai-Ping Liu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and Stanford University, USA

 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability

Date:

Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008

Venue:

Colloquium Room A
S14, #03-10
Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

3:00pm - 4:00pm

From Statistics to Topology and Back Again
Robert Adler, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Statistics and Applied Probability

Date:

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008

Venue:

Seminar Room, Block S16-06-118
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Statistical Issues that Arise in Modeling and Regulating Air Pollution Fields
Jim Zidek, University of British Columbia

 

 

 Ad-hoc Seminars

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability

Date:

Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008

Venue:

Seminar Room, Block S16-06-118
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Invariance Principle for Random Walk in Dynamic Markovian Environment
Antar Bandyopadhyay, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability

Date:

Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008

Venue:

Seminar Room, Block S16-06-118
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Preferential Attachment Random Graphs with General Weight Function
Krishna Athreya, Iowa State University, USA

 

 

 

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