Math+X Interfaculty Research Workshop

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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The Faculty of Mathematics will host a Math+X Inter-Faculty Research Workshop with a theme on Data+ Computation for the 5 Global Futures, on Wednesday September 20, 2023, 9:30am-2:00pm, in DC1301/1304.

The goal of the workshop is to initiate inter-Faculty, interdisciplinary research collaborations that address the 5 Global Futures which the University of Waterloo has identified in its Waterloo at 100 Strategic Vision to address the most pressing challenges for humanity and our planet. Aligned to our academic and research strengths, the 5 Global Futures reflect the many changes happening in our region, country and world: Economic Futures, Health Futures, Societal Futures, Sustainable Futures, and Technological Futures.

Faculty members from any of Waterloo’s 6 Faculties who are interested in exploiting data and computation for attacking their research problems related to the 5 Global Futures are invited to attend this research mash-up event with networking lunch. One of the main objectives is to facilitate formation of interdisciplinary teams to tackle challenging research problems where data and computation can help to obtain transformative research outcomes.

Registration is now closed. For more information, please contact: Anita Layton.

Workshop Agenda  
9:30 - 9:35 Welcome, Territorial Acknowledgment
9:35 - 9:40 Opening words by President Vivek Goel
9:40 - 9:45 Opening words by Dean of Mathematics, Mark Giesbrecht
9:45 - 9:55 Information on i-Comp-Data fellowship program; workshop logistics
9:55 - 10:00 Set up
10:00 - 10:50 Presentations (each talk will be 8 minutes long, with 2 minutes for change-over)
10:00 - 10:10 Helen Chen; Title: Enabling open data and open science with synthetic health data using generative AI
10:10 - 10:20 Brian Ingalls; Title: Representation learning for calibration of agent-based models to time-series data
10:20 - 10:30 Chris Fletcher; Title: Harnessing big data and machine learning for climate science
10:30 - 10:40 Jeff Orchard; Title: Recognizing faces with neurons
10:40 - 10:50 George Shaker; Title: AI guardians: harnessing the power of technology for enhanced health monitoring in geriatric care
10:50 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Presentations (each talk will be 8 minutes long, with 2 minutes for change-over)
11:30 - 11:40 Will Percival; Title: Cosmology, data science and statistics
11:40 - 11:50 Clemens Possnig; Title: Algorithmic learning, competition, and the economy
11:50 - 12:00 Bojana Videkanic; Title: What can performance art do?
12:00 - 12:10 Jian Zhao; Title: Towards more holistic environment of data, computers, and humans
12:10 - 12:20 Dawn Parker; Title: Agent-based models of social systems for complex future challenges
12:20 - 12:30 Vanessa Schweizer; Title: Shared pathways: the 5 futures all at once
12:30 - 2:00 Networking Lunch