Year-long Research Programs

SAMSI’s research programs are large-scale efforts focusing on interfaces among statistics, applied mathematics and other disciplinary sciences. The programs typically run a full academic year. They involve long and short term research fellows from U.S. and international institutions, and SAMSI postdoctoral fellows. Graduate students from our partner universities and from other universities, both national and international, are active participants. The programs also engage researchers working in industry, governmental agencies and national laboratories.

Current Research Programs

Program on Optimization (OPT)

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.

August 8, 2016 – May 31, 2017

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

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.

August 22, 2016 – May 31, 2017

Future Research Programs

Program on Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Climate and the Earth System (CLIM)

August 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Program on Quasi-Monte Carlo and High-Dimensional Sampling Methods for Applied Mathematics (QMC)

August 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Past Research Programs