Current Programs

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 Programs (2018-2019)

Details for these programs are ongoing and will be posted as more information becomes available. Continue to look here for updates…

2017 Upcoming Workshops

Research Workshops

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

Dates: June 5-7, 2017

Collective behavior and emergent phenomena often arise in complex adaptive systems. Understanding the mechanisms that underlie such processes is simultaneously challenging and important to developments in engineering, technology, and advancing basic knowledge in the science of biological systems. This collaborative workshop is targeted for researchers and students with research interests in collective behavior and emergent phenomena in biology and its applications.

Industrial Math/Stat Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students

Dates: July 16-26, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and computational science will be exposed to challenging and exciting real-world problems arising in industrial and government laboratory research. Students will also experience the team approach to problem solving. Students will collaborate in teams of 5-7 on industrial projects presented by experienced scientists and engineers. These projects are not academic classroom exercises but “real-world” challenges that require fresh new insight for both formulation and solution. Each team will be mentored by both, a problem presenter and a faculty adviser.

Upcoming Calendar

  • 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.