Computational Harmonic Analysis in Data Science and Machine Learning (24w5288)


Thomas Strohmer (University of California, Davis)

Xiuyuan Cheng (Duke University)

Amit Singer (Princeton University)

Soledad Villar (Johns Hopkins University)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Computational Harmonic Analysis in Data Science and Machine Learning" workshop in Oaxaca, from September 15 to September 20, 2024.

Our society faces various grand challenges that it urgently needs to address over the coming years, such as mitigating climate change, combating environmental damage, and providing effective, affordable healthcare for everyone. Data science and Artificial Intelligence are expected to play a key role in successfully tackling many of these challenges. While recent progress in AI was driven mostly by empirical developments, we are entering now a new phase in which questions of trustworthiness, scalability, fairness, privacy, reproducibility, and explainability emerge as key factors.

Fundamentally new ideas and approaches are needed to address these open problems, which will require a close collaboration between mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, and engineers. This workshop features an interdisciplinary group of exceptional scientists from across the world to present recent developments, foster new interactions, and create novel ideas for the solution of the aforementioned data science problems.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide 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 in Banff 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). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT