Advancement of Stochastic and Statistical Techniques for Natural and Environmental Simulation (18w2232)


(University of Regina)

Zhong Li (McMaster University)


A 2-day workshop on inexact optimization theory for stochastic analysis in natural and environmental simulation is to be held in Banff, Canada in the second half year of 2018. This workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of involved institutions in the development of innovative stochastic analysis methods for characterizing the randomness in natural and environmental systems. This workshop will also analyze potential barriers in revealing the random features in climate dynamics, pollutant transportation in surface and subsurface flow systems, hydrologic processes and other natural and environmental systems. More than 35 researchers all over the world (from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, China, Japan, Korea and Singapore, etc.) have been contacted and expressed strong interests in attending this workshop.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).