Summer 2015 Program on Uncertainties in Computational Hemodynamics (UCH)


To what extend can computational hemodynamics lead to reliable predictions for specific patients? In spite of spectacular recent developments, there is no consensus on this question. Uncertainties play a significantly greater role in biomedical modeling than they do in most technological applications. Contributing factors include paucity of data, poor quality of measurements as well as inter and intra-patient variabilities. The sheer complexity of the human body (billions of blood vessels together with mechanical, chemical and electrical interactions across many scales) is itself a significant obstacle to reliable modeling.

During this workshop, bio-engineers, mathematicians, medical doctors, physiologists and statisticians will work collaboratively toward the resolution of three significant challenges in the context of computational hemodynamics: (i) stochastic modeling, (ii) big data approach and (iii) relevance in the clinical setting. The three-day event is structured so that one day will be devoted to each challenge, with a mix of talks and brain storming sessions.