Computational Mathematics of Discrete Surfaces (09w5119)


(Freie Universität Berlin)

(King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

(University of British Columbia)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Computational Mathematics of Discrete Surfaces” workshop next week, February 15 - February 20, 2009.

Discrete surfaces consisting of triangles and polygonal faces are fundamental for the computational modeling and simulation of real world shapes. In the mathematics and computer science communities, discrete surfaces are investigated from several vastly different perspectives including differential and computational geometry, computer graphics, and scientific computing. This workshop aims to combine the knowledge accumulated in these different research communities to advance the mathematical insight and to develop effective computational methods for principled processing of discrete surfaces.

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 US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí­a (CONACYT).