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[Computational-biology] Call for Applications: Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models, a NIMBioS Tutorial

Catherine Crawley via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Thu Jan 12 14:55:16 EST 2017


The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis 
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, "Uncertainty 
Quantification for Biological Models," to be held June 26-28, 2017, at 
NIMBioS.

*Objectives: *This tutorial will focus on uncertainty quantification in 
mathematical models in the lifesciences and will provide researchers 
with the basic concepts, theory, and algorithms necessary to quantify 
input and response uncertainties and to perform sensitivity analysis for 
simulation models. Concepts to be covered may include: probability and 
statistics, parameter selection techniques, frequentist and Bayesian 
model calibration, propagation of uncertainties, quantification of model 
discrepancy, adaptive surrogate model construction, high-dimensional 
approximation, random sampling and sparse grids, as well as local and 
global sensitivity analysis. This tutorial is intended for graduate 
students, postdocs and researchers in mathematics, statistics, computer 
science and biology.

*Location: *NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

*Co-Organizers: *Marisa Eisenberg, School of Public Health, Univ. of 
Michigan; Ben Fitzpatrick, Mathematics, Loyola Marymount Univ.; James 
Hyman, Mathematics, Tulane Univ.; Ralph Smith, Mathematics, North 
Carolina State Univ.; Clayton Webster, Computational and Applied 
Mathematics (CAM), Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Mathematics, Univ. of 
Tennessee

For more information about the tutorial and a link to the online 
application form, go to http://www.nimbios.org/tutorials/uncertainty

Participation in NIMBioS tutorials is by application only. Individuals 
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and 
successful applicants will be notified within two weeks after the 
application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals, 
and lodging is available for tutorial attendees.

*Application deadline:* March 1, 2017

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis 
(NIMBioS) (http://www.nimbios.org) brings together researchers from 
around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to 
investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life 
sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with 
additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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