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  1. Connections Workshop: Algorithms, Fairness, and Equity

    Organizers: Vincent Conitzer (Carnegie Mellon University), LEAD Rachel Cummings (Columbia University), Ana-Andreea Stoica (University of California, Berkeley)

    The Connections Workshop will welcome participants of all genders and identities, with the scope of fostering a sense of community, amplifying voices of those who identify as women, and providing avenues to allies to be helpful. The workshop particularly aims to increase visibility among junior women in fields adjacent to the topics of the general program, including but not limited to game-theoretic fairness, mechanism design, partition, networks, redistricting, and fairness in machine learning. This two-day workshop will include keynote speakers, lightning talks from participants, panel discussions on career advancement, breakout sessions by research areas, opportunities for networking, and other mentoring activities.

    Updated on Jan 03, 2023 03:41 PM PST
  2. Introductory Workshop: Algorithms, Fairness, and Equity

    Organizers: Vincent Conitzer (Carnegie Mellon University), LEAD Moon Duchin (Tufts University), Wesley Pegden (Carnegie Mellon University), Dana Randall (Georgia Institute of Technology), LEAD Soledad Villar (Johns Hopkins University)
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    In this workshop, we will bring together speakers who are engaged in the active areas of scholarship around algorithmic fairness, the disparate impacts of facially impartial systems, and the ways that algorithms can be enmeshed in governance and decisionmaking—for better and worse.  The speakers will introduce themes that will be picked up throughout the semester program on "Algorithms, Fairness, and Equity."

    Updated on Mar 10, 2023 02:56 PM PST
  3. Connections Workshop: Mathematics and Computer Science of Market and Mechanism Design

    Organizers: Martin Bichler (Technical University of Munich), Péter Biró (KRTK, Eotvos Lorand Research Network), Michal Feldman (Tel-Aviv University), LEAD Nicole Immorlica (Microsoft Research)
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    The Connections Workshop will consist of invited talks from leading researchers at all career stages in the field of market design.  Particular attention will be paid to real-world applications.  There will also be an AMA focused on career paths with highly visible individuals in the field, and a social event intended to help workshop attendees network with each other.

    Updated on May 25, 2023 02:25 PM PDT
  4. Introductory Workshop: Mathematics and Computer Science of Market and Mechanism Design

    Organizers: Martin Bichler (Technical University of Munich), Péter Biró (KRTK, Eotvos Lorand Research Network), Scott Kominers (Harvard Business School), Paul Milgrom (Stanford University), Alvin Roth (Stanford University), Eva Tardos (Cornell University)
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    This workshop is multifaceted. In addition to familiarizing graduate students and other junior participants to the topics of the program, the workshop will also reinforce common ground and language among computer scientists and economists and provide an on-ramp introduction for interested mathematicians.

    Updated on May 25, 2023 02:25 PM PDT
  5. Hot Topics: MIP* = RE and the Connes’ Embedding Problem

    Organizers: Michael Chapman (New York University, Courant Institute), Anand Natarajan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), William Slofstra (University of Waterloo), John Wright (University of Texas, Austin), Henry Yuen (Columbia University)

    This workshop is about the recent MIP*=RE result from quantum computational complexity, and the resulting resolution of the Connes embedding problem from the theory of von Neumann algebras. MIP*=RE connects the disparate areas of computational complexity theory, quantum information, operator algebras, and approximate representation theory. The aim of this workshop is to bridge this divide, by giving an in-depth exposition of the techniques used in the proof of MIP*=RE, and highlighting perspectives on the MIP*=RE result from operator algebras and approximate representation theory. In particular, this workshop will highlight connections with group stability, something that has not been covered in previous workshops. In addition to increasing understanding of the MIP*=RE proof, we hope that this will open up further applications of the ideas behind MIP*=RE in operator algebras.

    Updated on Mar 30, 2023 04:00 PM PDT
  6. Randomization, Neutrality, and Fairness

    Organizers: LEAD Jonathan Mattingly (Duke University), Berk Ustun (UC San Diego), Rachel Ward

    This workshop will look at the idea of fairness and neutrality in algorithms and decision-making. How it relates to the idea of randomization and how randomization can be employed in the pursuit of neutrality and fairness. The goal is both to bring together state-of-the-art research and explore the implications and limitations of the deployment in the real world.

    Updated on Mar 27, 2023 09:29 AM PDT
  7. Modern Math 2023

    Updated on May 26, 2023 09:14 AM PDT
  8. Hot Topics: Recent Progress in Deterministic and Stochastic Fluid-Structure Interaction

    Organizers: Suncica Canic (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Jeffrey Kuan (University of California, Berkeley)
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    This workshop will focus on the coupled dynamical interaction between fluids and elastic/poroelastic structures, with an emphasis on the most recent and cutting-edge mathematical advances in deterministic and stochastic fluid-structure interaction. The goal of this workshop is to bring together a diverse group of mathematicians in the fields of analysis, modeling, numerics, stochastics, and real-world applications in order to showcase an interdisciplinary approach to the study of coupled fluid-structure systems. A major component of this workshop will be to encourage active participation of early career researchers, such as graduate students and postdocs, and foster synergistic collaboration with established leaders in the field.

    Updated on Apr 03, 2023 02:57 PM PDT
  9. Connections Workshop: Commutative Algebra

    Organizers: Christine Berkesch (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Louiza Fouli (New Mexico State University), Maria Evelina Rossi (Università di Genova), LEAD Alexandra Seceleanu (University of Nebraska)
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    This two-day workshop will feature the work of mathematicians in commutative algebra who identify as women or another marginalized gender. The talks will be appropriate for graduate students, post-docs, and researchers in areas related to the program. This meeting aims to support young researchers. The format will include plenary talks, poster sessions, panel discussions, as well as the opportunity for informal discussions and connections.  The workshop is open to all mathematicians, and members of historically excluded groups and identities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Updated on Nov 04, 2022 04:05 PM PDT
  10. Introductory Workshop: Commutative Algebra

    Organizers: Srikanth Iyengar (University of Utah), Claudia Miller (Syracuse University), Claudia Polini (University of Notre Dame), LEAD Anurag Singh (University of Utah)
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    Fractal behavior of local cohomology. For details, see arXiv:2210.03656 by Gao and Raicu

    The Introductory Workshop will feature lecture series devoted to some recent breakthrough results in commutative algebra, and to new developments in core areas of the field.  It will also highlight links to other areas such as arithmetic geometry, representation theory, noncommutative geometry, and singularity theory.

    Updated on Oct 31, 2022 04:02 PM PDT
  11. Connections Workshop: Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry

    Organizers: Rina Anno (Kansas State University), Elizabeth Gasparim (Universidad Católica del Norte), LEAD Alice Rizzardo (University of Liverpool)

    This two-day workshop will feature the work of mathematicians in noncommutative geometry who identify as women or another marginalized gender. The talks will be appropriate for graduate students, post-docs, and researchers in areas related to the program. This meeting aims to support young researchers.

    The workshop will focus on recent developments in noncommutative algebraic geometry including Derived Algebraic Geometry, Categorical and Noncommutative Resolutions, Deformation Theory, and Enumerative Geometry.

    The format will include plenary talks, a poster session, panel discussions, as well as the opportunity for informal discussions and connections in noncommutative geometry. The workshop is open to all mathematicians, and members of historically excluded groups and identities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Updated on Feb 06, 2023 11:36 AM PST
  12. Introductory Workshop: Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry

    Organizers: LEAD Nicolas Addington (University of Oregon), David Favero, Wendy Lowen (Universiteit Antwerp), Alice Rizzardo (University of Liverpool)
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    This introductory workshop will consist of a combination of minicourses addressing core topics in noncommutative algebraic geometry and research lectures describing recent developments in the field.  The workshop will focus on subjects connected to algebraic geometry, category theory, and mirror symmetry such as categorical and noncommutative resolutions, deformation theory, derived categories in algebraic geometry, derived algebraic geometry, infinity categories, and enumerative geometry.

    Updated on Feb 22, 2023 03:13 PM PST
  13. Hot Topics: Artin Groups and Arrangements - Topology, Geometry, and Combinatorics

    Organizers: Christin Bibby (Louisiana State University), Ruth Charney (Brandeis University), Giovanni Paolini (California Institute of Technology), Mario Salvetti (Università di Pisa)
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    The affine line arrangement of type C with different lattices and toric arrangements arising from it.

    This workshop brings together experts from different areas to discuss and foster collaboration on several topics of current interest related to Artin groups such as the K(π, 1) conjecture, hyperplane arrangements and abelian arrangements, combinatorial structures associated with dual Coxeter systems, and complexes of nonpositive curvature.

    Updated on Mar 30, 2023 04:00 PM PDT
  14. Recent Developments in Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry

    Organizers: Arend Bayer (University of Edinburgh), Graham Leuschke (Syracuse University), Alexander Polishchuk (University of Oregon), Susan Sierra (University of Edinburgh), Spela Spenko (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Gregory Stevenson (Aarhus University)
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    This workshop will give an overview of recent developments in non-commutative algebraic geometry, including NC projective AG, NC resolutions, semiorthogonal decompositions, enhancements of derived categories, and connections to homological mirror symmetry, to enumerative AG, to moduli spaces and to birational geometry. It will in particular focus on speakers who have built new bridges between these topics.

    Updated on Nov 30, 2022 09:03 AM PST
  15. Recent Developments in Commutative Algebra

    Organizers: Daniel Erman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Linquan Ma (Purdue University), LEAD Karl Schwede (University of Utah), Karen Smith (University of Michigan), Andrew Snowden (University of Michigan), Irena Swanson (Purdue University)

    Many long-standing conjectures in commutative algebra have been solved in recent years, often through the introduction of new methods that are quickly becoming central to the field.  This workshop will bring together a wide array of researchers in commutative algebra and related fields, with the goal of forging new connections among topics, and with a particular emphasis on transformative new methods.

    Created on Jul 27, 2022 02:01 PM PDT
  16. Advances in Lie Theory, Representation Theory and Combinatorics: Inspired by the work of Georgia M. Benkart

    Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University), Gail Letzter, Daniel Nakano (University of Georgia), Arun Ram (University of Melbourne)

    This workshop will have a view to the future of a broad spectrum of topics including

    • structure and classification of finite dimensional Lie algebras and superalgebras in characteristic p
    • structure of infinite dimensional Lie algebras and their representations
    • deformation theory of algebras, double constructions and elemental Lie algebras
    • diagram algebras and combinatorial representation theory
    • algebraic combinatorics of groups of Lie type:characters, Schur-Weyl duality, Bratteli diagrams, and McKay correspondences
    • quantum groups and crystal bases, particularly for superalgebras and affine algebras
    • examples of fusion categories arising from representations of Drinfeld doubles and other algebras
    • cohomology for finite tensor categories with applications to its underlying geometry

    This meeting will feature principal contributors in these areas in a celebration of the work of Georgia Benkart. With the same focus and tenacity that Georgia always had, we will strive to provide a conference full of beautiful mathematics, incredible inspiration, and the warmth of Georgia’s welcoming personality to our field and our community.

    Updated on Apr 24, 2023 08:41 AM PDT
  17. Connections Workshop: Probability and Statistics of Discrete Structures

    Organizers: Christina Goldschmidt (University of Oxford), Po-Ling Loh (University of Cambridge), Kavita Ramanan (Brown University), Dana Randall (Georgia Institute of Technology), LEAD Nike Sun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    AI-generated interpretation of a random network

    This two-day workshop will bring together researchers from discrete mathematics, probability theory, theoretical computer science, and statistics to explore topics at their interface. The focus will be on probability and statistics of random discrete structures, as well as their applications, including in computer science and physical systems. The workshop will celebrate academic and gender diversity, bringing together women and men at junior and senior levels of their careers from mathematics, physics, and computer science.

    Updated on May 30, 2023 03:32 PM PDT
  18. Introductory Workshop: Probability and Statistics of Discrete Structures

    Organizers: Louigi Addario-Berry (McGill University), LEAD Shankar Bhamidi (University of North Carolina), Dana Randall (Georgia Institute of Technology), Perla Sousi (University of Cambridge), Remco van der Hofstad (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
    Visualization of a network constructed using simple probabilistic rules, showing the emergence of hubs and other macroscopic network phenomenon. From https://graph-tool.skewed.de

    Networks, graph driven algorithms, and dynamics on graphs such as epidemics, random walks and centrality measures all play a major role, both in our daily lives as well as many scientific and engineering disciplines. This introductory workshop will bring together experts and junior researchers in combinatorics, probability, and statistics to share a broad vision of major challenges and objectives, with a primary focus on models of random graphs and their limits, network inference, dynamic processes on networks and algorithms and optimization on random structures. 

    Updated on May 30, 2023 11:38 AM PDT
  19. Connections Workshop: Extremal Combinatorics

    Organizers: Julia Boettcher (London School of Economics and Political Science), Anita Liebenau (University of New South Wales), LEAD Maya Stein (Universidad de Chile)

    The purpose of this workshop is to bring together promising early-career researchers in extremal combinatorics who are women or from underrepresented minorities so that they can meet with, forge connections with, and be inspired by the leading figures in the area. The workshop will include lectures, time for collaborative research, and an informal panel discussion session among female and minority researchers on career issues.

    Updated on Apr 04, 2023 08:43 AM PDT
  20. Introductory Workshop - Graph Theory: Extremal, Probabilistic and Structural

    Organizers: LEAD Penny Haxell (University of Waterloo), Michael Krivelevich (Tel Aviv University), Alex Scott (University of Oxford)

    This workshop will feature leading experts in several major areas of graph theory, including extremal, probabilistic and structural aspects of the field. Introductory lectures will form an important part of the program, providing background and motivation, and aimed at a general mathematical audience. Complementing these, research talks will share exciting recent developments in graph theory.

    Updated on Mar 31, 2023 03:48 PM PDT