Optimal Transport and Optimal Patterns

ICMS, Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT

2 - 5 September 2019

Organisers

David Bourne, Heriot-Watt University
Riccardo Cristoferi, Heriot-Watt University

The theme of this conference is optimal transport theory and energy-driven pattern formation. In particular this meeting will bring together researchers working on theoretical and computational optimal transport, pattern formation problems for nonlocal particle systems, optimal partitioning problems, and applications in materials science, image processing and big data.

Invited speakers:

Jean-David Benamou, Inria
Dorin Bucur, Université de Savoie 
Filippo Cagnetti, University of Sussex
Rustum Choksi, McGill University
Codina Cotar, University College London
Riccardo Cristoferi, Heriot-Watt University
Lucia De Luca, Università di Pisa
Quentin Mérigot, Université Paris-Sud
Mark Peletier, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Beatrice Pelloni, Heriot-Watt University
Steven Roper, University of Glasgow
Filippo Santambrogio, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Lucia Scardia, Heriot-Watt University
Bernhard Schmitzer, Technical University of Munich
Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, University of Cambridge
Florian Theil, University of Warwick
Matthew Thorpe, University of Cambridge
Benedikt Wirth, University of Münster

The organisers are grateful to the following for their generous finanical support which has made this workshop possible:

Edinburgh Mathematical Society Research Support Fund
EPSRC First grant EP/R013527/2 Designer Microstructure via Optimal Transport Theory
Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust Learning and Research Support Fund
Heriot-Watt University

Arrangements
Invited speakers have been sent an invitation from ICMS to register.

Invited speakers accommodation will be arranged for them by ICMS. Other participants should make their own arrangements. Please visit this page for some suggestions.

Limited funds are available to offer partial financial support for PhD students and postdocs. If you would like to apply for support please send a CV to d.bourne@hw.ac.uk and r.cristoferi@hw.ac.uk by 14 June 2019.

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Programme
The provisional programme for the workshop is given below, and may be subject to change.

Monday 2 September 2019


09:00-9:45

Registration with coffee

09:45-10:00

Opening remarks

10:00-11:00

Bucur, Dorin (Université Savoie Mont Blanc)
Optimal partition problems and the honeycomb conjecture

11:00-11:30

Coffee/Tea in the catering space

11:30-12:30

Scardia, Lucia (Heriot-Watt University)
Equilibrium measures for nonlocal energies: The effect of anisotropy

12:30-14:00

Lunch provided in the catering space

14:00-15:00

Cagnetti, Filippo (University of Sussex)
Optimal Lattice Quantizers and Best Approximation in the Wasserstein Metric

15:00-16:00

Cristoferi, Riccardo (Heriot-Watt University)
Clustering of Big Data: consistency of a nonlocal Ginzburg-Landau type model

16:00-16:30

Coffee/Tea in the catering space

16:30-17:30

Thorpe, Matthew (University of Cambridge)
Continuum Limits in Semi-Supervised Learning

 

Tuesday 3 September 2019

09:30-10:30

Schönlieb, Carola-Bibiane (University of Cambridge)
Wasserstein for learning image regularisers

10:30-11:00

Coffee/Tea in the catering space

11:00-12:00

Choksi, Rustum (McGill University)
Optimal Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations: Gersho's Conjecture in 3D and Navigating the Energy Landscape

12:00-13:30

Lunch provided in the catering space

13:30-14:30

Peletier, Mark (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
Continuum limit of a hard-sphere particle system by large deviations

14:30-15:30

Cotar, Codina (University College London)
TBC

15:30-16:00

Coffee/Tea in the catering space

16:00-17:00

Schmitzer, Bernhard  (TU Munich)
Dynamic Cell Imaging in PET with Optimal Transport Regularization

19.00

Workshop dinner at Blonde Restaurant, 71-75 St. Leonard's St, Edinburgh EH8 9QR


 

Wednesday 4 September 2019


09:30-10:30

Mérigot, Quentin (Université Paris-Saclay)
Particle discretization of evolution equations through semi-discrete optimal transport

10:30-11:00

Coffee/Tea in the catering space

11:00-12:00

Roper, Steven (University of Glasgow)
Centroidal power diagrams and control of microstructure

12:00-13:30

Lunch provided in the catering space

13:30-14:30

Pelloni, Beatrice (Heriot-Watt University)
Optimal transport techniques in geophysical fluid dynamics

14:30-15:30

Theil, Florian (University of Warwick)
Order in particle systems with randomness

15:30-16:00

Coffee/Tea in the catering space

16:00-17:00

Benamou, Jean-David (INRIA)
TBC

Thursday 5 September 2019 


09:30-10:30

Wirth, Benedikt (University of Muenster)
Semi-discrete unbalanced optimal transport and quantization

10:30-11:00

Coffee/Tea in the catering space

11:00-12:00

De Luca, Lucia (Università di Pisa)
TBC

12:00-13:00

Santambrogio, Filippo (Université Claude Bernard Lyon)
Weighted very fast diffusion equation arising in quantization of measures

13:00-14:30

Lunch provided in the catering space

 

Close of workshop