Current Programs

Program on Optimization (OPT)

Program Dates: August 8, 2016 – May 31, 2017

Optimization is an exceptional field where collaboration between Mathematics and Statistics can produce truly groundbreaking advances. It is the mission of this year-long SAMSI Research Program to capitalize on and advance this synergy.

Program on Statistical, Mathematical and Computational Methods for Astronomy (ASTRO)

Program Dates: August 22, 2016 – May 31, 2017

A vast range of statistical problems arise in modern astronomical and space sciences research, particularly due to the flood of data produced by both ground-based and space-based astronomical surveys at many wave-bands. A resurgence of interest in statistical and applied mathematical methods has emerged among astronomers and astrophysicists as they seek insights into the physical phenomena underlying such complex data. Researchers often confront problems for which the common approaches in astronomy either inadequately utilize known methods or require the development of new methods.


Upcoming Programs (2017-2018)

Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Climate and Earth Systems

Program Dates: August 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

This SAMSI program will study the interrelations among climate data, climate models and impacts with a view towards projecting future climate change and its impact on earth systems and the human population.

Quasi-Monte Carlo and High-Dimensional Sampling Methods for Applied Mathematics

Program Dates: August 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

The goal of this SAMSI program is to explore the potential of QMC and other deterministic, randomized and hybrid sampling methods for a wide range of applications, including the numerical solution of PDEs; machine learning; computer graphics; Markov chain sampling, like MCMC and MCQMC; sequential Monte Carlo; and uncertainty quantification.


Upcoming Calendar

  • Math Institutes Directors Meeting

    April 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 30, 2017 2:00 pm Jennings Hall, 1735 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, USA


  • OPT Transition Workshop

    May 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 3, 2017 5:00 pm


  • ASTRO Transition Workshop

    May 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 10, 2017 1:30 pm North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC 27703, USA


  • E&O: Interdisciplinary Workshop for Undergraduate Students

    May 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 19, 2017 5:00 pm


  • Data-Driven Modeling of Collective Behavior and Emergent Phenomena in Biology (DDM-Bio)

    June 5, 2017 @ 8:45 am - June 7, 2017 3:00 pm SAMSI, 19 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC 27703, USA


  • 2017 Industrial Math/Stat Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students - July 16-26, 2017

    July 16, 2017 - July 26, 2017


  • (CLIM) Opening Workshop

    August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017 Hamner Conference Center, 15 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC 27710, USA


  • (QMC) Opening Workshop

    August 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017


  • QMC: Trends and Advances in Monte Carlo Sampling Algorithms

    December 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017 Monte Carlo Sampling Algorithms


Proposing New Research Programs at SAMSI

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) invites proposals for year-long research programs, workshops and shorter summer programs.

Participation in Workshops

SAMSI organizes numerous workshops, scientific and educational. Application forms can be found on the pages of the individual workshops.