Women in Inverse Problems (Online) (21w5035)


(University of California Merced)

Liliana Borcea (University of Michigan)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Women in Inverse Problems" workshop in Banff from December 5 to December 10, 2021.

Inverse Problems are at the heart of scientific research and technological development. In general, any endeavor to extract knowledge from data, can be viewed as an inverse problem. From the mathematical point of view inverse problems lie at the interface between optimization, partial differential equations, probability, and statistics. They find applications in diverse areas such as medical imaging, characterization of the Earth's interior, remote sensing, glaciology, non-destructive testing of materials, etc.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together women in the broad and vibrant field of Inverse Problems. Both established as well as early career researchers will come together to discuss their recent research achievements. This workshop will facilitate professional networking and create mentoring opportunities for women researchers. The ultimate goal is to help broaden female participation in research careers in particular in the field of Inverse Problems, as well as to create new research collaborations.

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).