The Pacific Institute for Mathematical Science presents;
Marsden Memorial Lecture
Naomi Ehrich Leonard
Symmetry, bifurcation, and multi-agent decision-making
Leonard will present nonlinear dynamics for distributed decision-making that derive from principles of symmetry and bifurcation. Inspired by studies of animal groups, including house-hunting honeybees and schooling fish, the nonlinear dynamics describe a group of interacting agents that can manage flexibility as well as stability in response to a changing environment.
Date & Time
Thursday, September 27, 2018
University of Alberta
PIMS Workshop on stochastic and deterministic modelling in Biology
September 20 - 23, 2018 - Palisades Stewardship Education Centre,
Jasper National Park, Jasper, Alberta
Organizers: Thomas Hillen, Eric Foxall (UAlberta)
The traditional modelling with partial differential equations has often ignored the stochastic nature of the underlying biological processes, and focused on the deterministic description.This has led to significant results and has helped to grow our understanding o real world mechanisms. More recently however, as more and more detailed data become available, small scale changes, uncertainties and randomness become more and more important. Many areas of mathematical modelling have opened up to include stochastic formalisms, for example random walk models for species distributions, or random mixing models for epidemic infections etc.
In this workshop, leading experts in stochastic and deterministic modelling will give tutorial lectures to an audience of postdocs and senior PhD students. This workshop is part of the PIMS Postdoctoral Training Centre in Stochastic.
- Yong-Jung Kim (KAIST, Korea): Fokker-Planck versus Fickian Diffusion
- Zhongwei Shen (U Alberta): Front propagation for stochastic and deterministic PDE
- Eric Foxall (U Alberta): Stochastic population models
- Subhash Lele (U Alberta): Identifiability
- Jinniao Qiu (U Calgary): Stochastic PDE
- Thomas Hillen (U Alberta): Professional Development
Each participant will have the opportunity for a short talk (7-10 min) but space is limited.
Deadline: August 17, 2018
Please register through the PIMS site AND send an email with the below details to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name, Address, e-mail
- Proposed title for a short talk
- Supporting e-mail from your supervisor
For the PIMS web-page, please click here.