Connections between interacting particle dynamics and data science

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Connections between interacting particle dynamics and data science

 22 - 27 May 2022
 Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye

Scientific Organisers
Susana Gomes University of Warwick
Michela Ottobre  Heriot-Watt University
Marie-Therese Wolfram University of Warwick 


Scientific Committee:
Tony Lelievre  CERMICS and École des Ponts Paris Tech
Antonietta Mira  Universitá della Svizzera Italiana
Gabriel Peyré  CNRS École Normale Superieure
Andrew Stuart  Caltech  


Interacting particle dynamics play an important role in many applied sciences, both as a modelling framework for social and biological phenomena and as a tool for statistical algorithms used in data science and uncertainty quantification. These two aspects are often intertwined as, for example, certain algorithms are inspired by dynamics observed in nature. This workshop aims to highlight recent contributions to hte field,  facilitate discussions and stimulate new research across disciplines.

The key researcch themes of the workshop are:

  • inverse optimal transport
  • interacting particle systems and data assimilation/filtering
  • neural networks (and multiscale methods)

 There will be two mini-courses as part of the workshop:

Optimal transport in a nutshell   Marie-Therese Wolfram  University of Warwick
Ensemble Kalman methods for inference, optimisation and sampling  Sebastian Reich  University of Potsdam

Confirmed speakers:

Anastasia Borovykh  Warwick Business School
Martin Burger  FAU Erlangen
Dan Crisan  Imperial College London
Andrew Duncan  Imperial College London
Josephine Evans  University of Warwick
Ben Goddard  University of Edinburgh
Carsten Hartmann  Free University Berlin
Franca Hoffmann  Universitat Bonn
Nikolas Nusken  University of Potsdam
Greg Pavliotis  Imperial College London
Geoffrey Schiebinger  University of British Columbia
Konstantinos Spiliopoulos  Boston University
Aretha Teckentrup  University of Edinburgh
Oliver Tse  Eindhoven University of Technology
Eric Vanden-Ejiden  Courant Institute, NYU
Jana de Wiljes  University of Potsdam
Yunan Yang   Simons Institute
Kostas Zygalakis  University of Edinburgh 



This workshop will take place at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College, on the Isle of Skye, 22-27 May. A coach will leave from Glasgow to the workshop location on Sunday 22 May, leaving between 12.00-14.00 arriving in the evening at the Gaelic College. Departure from the conference location will be on Friday, 27 May in the morning arriving back in Glasgow in the afternoon. Precise details will be confirmed closer to the time.

 If you would like to apply to participate please complete this registration form. Spaces are strictly limited due to the size and location of the venue. 

Early Career Researchers

The workshop will include minicourses and evening events for early career researchers, and so we invite participation from PhD students, postdocs and newly appointed lecturers, who can apply to present a poster in the workshop.  We may have extra funding available to cover costs for early career researchers, and if you are interested, please complete the relevant parts of the registration form.