Sunday, December 29, 2013

Re: [visionlist] ABSTRACT DEADLINE NOW 1/2/2013 (11:59 pm EST): Conference & Bard Ermentrout's 60th Birthday: Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Methods

Nonlinear dynamics and stochastic methods: from neuroscience to other biological applications

March 10-12, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA


This conference on nonlinear dynamics and stochastic methods will bring together a mix of senior and junior scientists to report on theoretical methods that proved successful in mathematical neuroscience, and to encourage their dissemination and application to modeling in computational medicine and other biological fields. This conference will coincide with a celebration of G. Bard Ermentrout's sixtieth birthday. The invited speakers will present on mathematical topics such as dynamical systems, multi-scale modeling, phase resetting curves, pattern formation and statistical methods. The mathematical tools will be demonstrated in the context of the following main topics: i) Rhythms in biological systems; ii) The geometry of systems with multiple time scales; iii) Pattern formation in biological systems; iv) Stochastic models: statistical methods and mean field approximations.

The conference runs from March 10-12, 2014 at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Travel support may become available for young investigators. Currently, this conference is partial funded by the Mathematical Biosciences Institute and the University of Pittsburgh.


Important Dates: December 22, 2013: Deadline for travel award application and abstract submission.


Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Mathematical Biosciences Institute

National Science Foundation (pending)


Confirmed Speakers:

Paul Bressloff (University of Utah)

Carson Chow (National Institutes of Health)

Sharon Crook (Arizona State University)

Jack Cowan (University of Chicago)

Jonathan Drover (Cornell Medical College, NYC)

Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Columbia, Vancouver - Canada)

Roberto Fernandez Galan (Case Western Reserve University)

Pranay Goel (Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Pune - India)

Boris Gutkin (Ecole Normale Superieure/ ENS, Paris - France)

Zachary Kilpatrick (University of Houston)

Nancy Kopell (Boston University)

Cheng Ly (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Remus Osan (Georgia State University)

George Oster (University of California, Berkeley)

John Rinzel (New York University)

Jonathan Rubin (University of Pittsburgh)

Daniel Simons (University of Pittsburgh)

David Terman (Ohio State University)

If you have questions now please contact one of the organizers, Angela Reynolds,, or Rodica Curtu,

Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Assistant Professor
Grace Harris Hall 4176

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