From Algebraic Geometry to Vision and AI: A Symposium Celebrating the Mathematical Work of David Mumford

On August 18 and 20, 2018, the Center of Mathematic Sciences and Applications will host a conference on From Algebraic Geometry to Vision and AI: A Symposium Celebrating the Mathematical Work of David Mumford. The talks will take place in Science Center, Hall B.

 Saturday, August 18th:  A day of talks on Vision, AI and brain sciences
 Monday, August 20th: a day of talks on Math

The full schedule for this event, including talk titles and abstracts, will be posted here when available.



Please register here. 

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time Speaker Title/Abstract
Human and machine Intelligence: Geometry, Vision and AI
9:00 – 9:20am Symposium Kickoff
History and Perspectives
9:20 – 9:40am Jayant Shah


9:40 – 10:00am     Sol Garfunkel

Math Ed, Comap

10:00 – 10:20am Coffee break
10:20 – 10:40am Bernard Saint-Donat  
10:40 – 11:00am Yang Wang


11:20 – 11:40am Mark Nitzberg


Title:Fast times in Silicon Valley
11:40 – 1:40pm Lunch break
Brain, Neural and Cognitive Sciences
1:40 – 2:00pm Michael Miller  

Johns Hopkins

Title: Brain mapping
2:00 – 2:20pm Tai Sing Lee


Title: Neuroscience
2:20 – 2:40pm Josh Tenenbaum  


Title: Cognitive AI
Vision and Pattern Theory
2:40 – 3:00pm Agnes Desolneux


Title: Pattern theory
3:20 – 3:40pm Peter Belhumeur


Title: Computer Vision
3:40 – 4:00pm Coffee break
4:00 – 4:20pm Stuart Geman


Title: Grammars and vision
4:20 – 4:40pm Yingnian Wu


Title: Stat models of visual patterns and learning
4:40 – 5:10pm Jitendra Malik

Berkeley / FAIR

5:10 – 5:40pm Song-Chun Zhu


5:40 – 6:10pm Q&A

Monday, August 20, 2018

Time Speaker Title/Abstract
Algebraic Geometry and Shape
9:00 – 9:05am Opening
9:05 – 9:55am Janos Kollar


Title: Moduli spaces of algebraic varieties
10:10 – 11:00am Emanuele Macri


Title: Bridgeland stability and applications
11:00 – 11:30am Coffee break
11:30 – 12:20pm Aaron Pixton


Title: “The tautological ring”
12:20 – 2:10pm Lunch
2:10 – 3:00pm Burt Totaro


Title: Rationality and algebraic cycles
3:10 – 4:00pm Avi Wigderson 

(to be confirmed)


Title:  Optimization, Computational Complexity and Invariant Theory 
4:00 – 4:30pm Coffee break
4:30 – 5:20pm Peter Michor


Title: “Shape spaces” alias “Moduli spaces in the differentiable category”


*This event is jointly supported by the CMSA, National Science Foundation, and the International Science Foundation of Cambridge.