A two-day symposium, on June 1st and 2nd, 2007, to honor David Mumford on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The symposium will pay tribute to Prof. Mumford’s central role in Algebraic Geometry and in Computer Vision / Neuroscience / Cognitive Science.

 

 

 

 

THE MATHEMATICS OF PERCEPTION         COMPLETE FRIDAY SCHEDULE

 

Date:

June 1, 2007 (Friday)

Location:

Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI

Theme:

Colloquium-style lectures by ex-students and colleagues

 of Prof. Mumford.

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

 

Peter Belhumeur, Columbia University, USA

 

Title: An Electronic Field Guide – Plant Exploration in the 21st Century

Stuart Geman, Brown University, USA

 

Title: Hierarchy and Reusability in Image Analysis—The Brown School Abstract

Tai Sing Lee, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

 

    Title: Natural scene statistics and visual inference.  Abstract

Alan Yuille, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

 

Title: Learning Deformable Models

Song-Chun Zhu, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

 

Title: Object Recognition and Scene Parsing by Stochastic Image

          Grammar

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENTS IN ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY        SCHEDULE     ALL ABSTRACTS

 

 

Date:

June 2, 2007 (Saturday)

Location :

Brown University’s McMillan Hall, Providence, RI

Theme:

Colloquium-style lectures on recent developments in Algebraic Geometry in directions initiated by Prof. Mumford.

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

 

Valery Alexeev, University of Georgia, USA

 

 

Title: Compactification of the Torelli map—From Mumford to Tropical Geometry.  Abstract

 

Igor Krichever, Columbia University, USA

 

 

  Title: Integrable linear equations and Riemann-Schottky type

            Problems.  Abstract

 

Michael Rapoport, University of Bonn, Germany

 

 

Title: Non-archimedean uniformization from Mumford to the present.

 

Vyacheslav Shokurov, Johns Hopkins University, USA

 

 

   Title: Mumford's legacy in birational geometry.  Abstract

 

Ulrike Tillmann, University of Oxford, UK

Title: Mumford's conjecture: A topological outlook.  Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The NSF has kindly provided funds to help support graduate students and early-career researchers attending the Algebraic Geometry Conference.

PEOPLE INTERESTED IN REQUESTING SUPPORT SHOULD FILL OUT THE ONLINE FORM.

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Science Foundation