2015-16: E&O: Interdisciplinary Workshop for Undergraduate Students: May 22-27, 2016

Workshop Information

May 22, 2016 - 5:00pm - May 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

This workshop will take place at SAS Hall, NC State University Campus, Raleigh, NC.

This week long workshop provided an introduction to applied mathematical and statistical research in the area of computational neuroscience and forensics. Talks will be presented by statisticians and applied mathematicians who work with analyzing imaging, finger printing and many types of similar data. For a good part of the week, students, in teams of 3 or 4, will use data from different sources to investigate a variety of questions related to several exciting and emerging area of research ranging from the mechanisms that bridge multiple spatial and temporal scales, linking the activity of individual components (e.g., molecular biology, genetics, and neuron networks) and their interactions to the overall complex dynamic behavior of the brain and nervous system. The students will also explore the statistical underpinning for forensic procedures, including fingerprints, patterns and impressions (footprints and tire tracks), toolmarks and firearms, hair, fibers, documents, paints and coatings, bloodstains, and fire debris. Finally, student teams will be prepared to make short presentations on the last day of the workshop, and have the option of having their final presentations reside on the SAMSI website.

While students from universities not in the U.S. are welcome to apply, please be aware that priority is given to students who are enrolled at U.S. schools.  Applications received by Friday, April 1, 2016 will receive full consideration.

SAMSI will reimburse pre-approved and appropriate travel expenses as well as provide food and lodging.

Directorate liaison: Sujit Ghosh

Organizers: SAMSI first year postdocs & Sujit Ghosh

Send questions to [email protected]