The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications: Algebraic Topology
The mission of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is to increase the impact of mathematics by fostering research of a truly interdisciplinary nature, linking mathematics of the highest caliber and important scientific and technological problems from other disciplines and industry. Allied with this mission, the IMA also aims to expand and strengthen the talent base engaged in mathematical research applied to or relevant to such problems. The development of computational methodologies and framework has been a mainstay of the applied mathematics community for over half century now. It is therefore very important for researchers at the IMA to have access to the tremendous computation resources at the MSI.
The Annual Program at the IMA for the 2013-2014 academic year is Scientific and Engineering Applications of Algebraic Topology. The program focuses on qualitative analysis and recognition problems in contemporary contexts, including data, networks, and dynamics. The annual year will broadly survey and sample current activities in this field and bring together the various groups (topologists, computational geometers, networks experts, statisticians, biologists, and other application domain specialists) who are critical to the further development and implementation of the exisiting methods. The annual program is organized around six workshops. Each workshop will contain a mixture of mathematical analysis, practical analysis and applications.