The 2016 SIAM conference on Uncertainty Quantification will take place April 5th to 8th at the SwissTech Convention Center at EPFL. The conference is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification and co-sponsored by EPFL and MATHICSE.
Committee Officers and members of the EPFL Chapter of SIAM will be present, and we look forward to what hopefully will be many exciting talks and discussions on uncertainty quantification during the plenum and parallel sessions of the conference.
See you at SIAM UQ16!
The inauguration workshop took place in room CM 1221 and began with a short presentation on the Chapter and planed future activities by Chapter President Allan Nielsen. Paris based start-up company :SNIPS was represented by Dr. Joseph Dereau and their VP of Data-Science Olivier Corradi, they gave an exciting talk on how they are using novel AI techniques to make technology disappear. The end-of-the-day talk was given by Kandou Bus CEO Prof. Amin Shokrollahi on the research that lead to the formation of Kandou Bus, and his experiences with entrepreneurship along the way. The workshop was well attended with more than 40 graduate students and faculty showing up to participate. After the main event, talk and discussions continued with wine and appetizers at L’Epicure.
Big thanks to SIAM and the SMA for their support and funding that made the workshop possible!
EPFL Chapter of SIAM Committee 2015/2016 with Invited Speakers. From left Pavol Gurican, Ana Susnjara, Dr. Joseph Dureau, Olivier Corradi, Prof. Amin Shokrollahi, Allan Svejstrup Nielsen, Matthieu Martin
A Winter School on Calculus of Variations in Physics and Material Science will happen in Würzburg, Germany next February, and some interesting speakers will take part; in particular, Irene Fonseca is the 2014 SIAM President at Uni Würzburg.
The participants may also apply for financial support from the organising university.
More details and registration can be found here. The deadline for application is November 15!
The EPFL Chapter was officially recognized an approved by SIAM, so the committee is very busy preparing the Launch Event. Stay tuned for more updates!