Tutorial Workshop on Parameter Estimation for Biological Models

NC State University, July 25-28, 2018

Co-organizers: Franz Hamilton, Alun Lloyd and Mette Olufsen.

Confirmed speakers include Tom Banks (NC State), Tyrus Berry (George Mason University), Marisa Eisenberg (University of Michigan), Dirk Husmeier (University of Glasgow, UK), Brian Reich (NC State) and Ralph Smith (NC State).

This workshop is aimed at graduate students (and others) who have an interest in confronting mathematical models with biological data. Tutorials will cover estimation of model parameters and associated uncertainties, parameter identifiability, and uncertainty quantification. Lectures will be accompanied by hands-on computer exercises. A poster session will allow participants to present their work and discuss with workshop presenters and other participants.

Individuals wishing to participate should complete the online google form. Financial support is available to support attendance of a limited number of United States student and postdoc participants (US citizens or permanent residents—“green card” holders). If you wish to request financial support please indicate so on the application form and ask your advisor to email a letter of recommendation to Mette Olufsen ( msolufse@ncsu.edu ). Full consideration will be given to applications (for participation and/or support) received by April 1st.

Information on previous workshops: July 2016 and August 2014.