Computational Algebra and Geometric Modeling (16w5115)


(Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation)

(Rice University)

Hal Schenck (Auburn University)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Computational Algebra and Geometric Modeling" workshop from August 7th to August 12th, 2016.

The visual depiction of complex surfaces and solids via computer graphics
is a topic with a broad range of applications; companies ranging from
Boeing (design of airplane shape) to Pixar (computer animation) use
geometric modeling in their work. The purpose of this workshop is to
bring together experts from both computer science and mathematics to
work on problems and algorithms in the area. There has been a recent
explosion of activity, because for many real world applications, the
usual mathematical techniques (which are known technically as Grobner
bases and resultants) are slow; a new method (Rees algebras) seems
to provide excellent increases in speed. Bringing together experts
from both computer science and mathematics will foster interdisciplinary
collaboration and lead to potential progress (both theoretical and
practical) on a number of problems.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide 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 in Banff 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). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT.