High Dimensional Probability (11w5122)


(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

(Georgia Institute of Technology)

David M. Mason (University of Delaware)

(University of Tennessee)

(University of Washington)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "High Dimensional Probability" workshop from October 9th to October 14th, 2011.

Problems in probability theory increasingly involve high dimensions either in the basic sample spaces or in the dimensionality of the classes of functions or sets involved. In statistical problems, this occurs via the vast and fast data collection made possible by new generations of instrumentation in areas as diverse as microarray data in genetics, cosmic background microwave radiation measurements in astronomy, and new imaging methods in medicine and biophysics. Similarly, real world problems of interest in combinatorial optimization are high-dimensional in nature. High dimensional probability theory continues to develop innovative new tools, methods, techniques and perspectives to analyze the increasingly manifold phenomena happening around us.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).