The program opens with four days of tutorials that will provide an introduction to major themes of the entire program and the four workshops. The goal is to build a foundation for the participants of this program who have diverse scientific backgrounds. Topics that will be discussed during the tutorials include: Minimization and saddle-point methods, surrogate models, stochastic sampling and rare event simulation techniques, and genetic algorithms.
Graeme Henkelman (University of Texas at Austin)
Richard Hennig, Co-chair (University of Florida)
Tony Lelièvre (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech)
Mitchell Luskin, Co-chair (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Noa Marom (Carnegie-Mellon University)
Petr Plechac (University of Delaware)
Christof Schuette (Freie Universität Berlin)