The Kantorovich Initiative is dedicated towards research and dissemination of modern mathematics of optimal transport towards a wide audience of researchers, students, industry, policy makers and the general public.
The group was convened by Young-Heon Kim (University of British Columbia), Soumik Pal (University of Washington) and Brendan Pass (University of Alberta), with support from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.
The common theme of this summer school is the mathematics of Monge-Kantorovich optimal transport (OT). The stunning mathematical development of OT has recently permeated into several fields of applications. Our speakers, chosen from the fields of analysis, biology, data science, economics, and probability, are leaders in their respective fields whose work intimately involves OT. Our goal is to expose talented students and junior researchers to the exciting and manifold research opportunities arising from OT and its applications, through attending lectures and interacting with the speakers as well as their peer participants. We strongly encourage participation by a diverse audience and welcome attendees from traditionally underrepresented socio-economic and cultural groups.
As the school is planned at the beginning of the summer season in Seattle, the participants can also enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and feel the energy of one of leading tech metropolises in the United States and around the world.
Optimal Transporation, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Physics
Optimal Transporation, Probability Theory
Econometrics, Nonparametric Statistics
Optimal Transporation, Partial Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, Geometry
Robust Statistical Machine Learning, Learning Feature Representations of Complex Data, Computationally-Efficient Optimization Algorithms for Learning and Inference
Computational Methods, Interactive Computing, Technical Support
PDE, Harmonic Analysis, Dynamical systems, Interactive Computing
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