Geometry of Complex Webs

International Minicourse and Exploratory Workshop

Les Diablerets, February 2-5, 2020

Organizers - Robin Delabays (HES-SO Valais & ETHZ), Matthieu Jacquemet (HES-SO Valais & Uni Fribourg), Christian Mazza (Uni Fribourg)

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This event intends to bring together international researchers from various backgrounds and interests, all of which related to geometric aspects of complex webs. Hence, the targeted audience includes, but is not restricted to, mathematicians (theoretical and applied), life scientists, computer scientists, and engineers. We intend to deepen connections between universities and universities of applied sciences (HES/FH), as well as between swiss and international researchers.

The first part of the event consists in a 1-day minicourse on deep learning on graphs and manifolds, designed as an introduction for students, young researchers, as well any interested participant.

The second part of the event is a 3-days exploratory workshop, whose main goal is to start synergies and collaborations between people with complementary skills, leading to new lines in fundamental and applied research.

The workshop talks will consist in two 45-minutes parts, the first of which will be devoted to a non-technical survey of context, motivations, questions and applications in the speaker's field of expertise.

A special effort will be made to allocate time for social interactions and networking. To this end, we will have a poster session and a problem session, as well as a social activity and a workshop dinner.