SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

January 16, 2018

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Short Thematic Program on Delay Differential Equations
May 2015
Organizing Committee
Odo Diekmann (Utrecht)
Sue Ann Campbell (Waterloo)
Stephen Gourley (Surrey)
Yuliya Kyrychko (Sussex)

Eckehard Schöll (TU Berlin)
Michael Mackey (McGill)
Hans-Otto Walther (Giessen)
Glenn Webb (Vanderbilt)
Jianhong Wu (York)


May 25-29, 2015
Theme on Delay differential equations in life sciences and medicine


The week will have as a primary focus delay equation mathematical models in bioscience and medicine and how they confront data. It is a workshop and not a traditional meeting so it is loosely structured and will self-organize in situ, hopefully nucleating around a few talks given by Jiguo Cao, Odo Diekmann, Tony Humphries, and John Milton to get us rolling. To aid in this venture on Monday everyone will give a “speed talk”, taking 3 minutes to tell us what you are doing, why you are doing it, and problems you may have encountered in the process. (NO SLIDES! This is like doing a candid elevator talk [not just all of the stuff that worked]) We are especially interested in the problems you have encountered. In the process of doing this we will all come to understand the research problems that each of us is facing, and some natural working groups will emerge, which will have ample time to meet informally throughout the week. On Friday morning we will have informal reports from the working groups about what they have been up to, where the problems lie, ideas about how to attack these, any success that might have been achieved, etc. etc.




Schedule
Monday, 25 May 2015
8:30-9:15
Pick up registration materials, have a coffee and meet up with people
9:15-9:30
Welcoming remarks
9:30-10:15
Odo Diekmann, Utrecht University
The delay equation formulation of structured population models
10:15-10:45
Coffee break
10:45-12:30
Speed talks:
3 minutes per talk, tell us what currently excites, engages and/or puzzles you We will take a 5 minute pit stop every 5 talks to stretch our legs
12:30-14:15
Lunch break
14:15-15:00
Speed talks (continued)
15:00-15:30
Tea break
15:30-16:00
Tony Humphries, McGill University
Parameters and their values in physiological models: Cautionary tales and outstanding problems
16:00-17:00
Speed talks, same procedure as the morning
17:00-19:00
Cash Bar Reception (finally!)
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
9:00-9:45
Summary of yesterday followed by:
Jiguo Cao, Simon Fraser University
Semiparametric method for estimating DDE parameters from noisy data
9:45-10:30
Working groups
10:30-11:00
Coffee break
11:00-12.30
Working groups
12:30-14:15
Lunch break
14:15-15.00
John Milton, The Claremont Colleges
DDE models confront data: The non-trivial task of parameter estimation from observations
15:00-15:30
Tea break
15:30-17:00
Working groups
17:00-
Dinner and pub work
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
9:00-9:45
Summary of yesterday followed by:
Jianhong Wu, York University
Approximate temperature-driven tick development delay from lab data and weather prediction for Lyme disease risk assessment in Canada
9:45-10:30
Working groups
10:30-11:00
Coffee break
11:00-12:30
Working groups
12:30-14:15
Lunch break
14.15-15:00
Working groups
15:00-15:30
Tea break
15:30-17:00
Working groups
17:00-??
Dinner and pub work
Thursday, 28 May 2015
9:00-9:45
Summary of yesterday followed by:
Mike Mackey, McGill University
Problems I would like to see solved
9:45-10:30
Working groups
10:30-11:00
Coffee break
11:00-12:30
Working groups
12:30-14:15
Lunch break
14:15-15:00
Working groups
15:00-15:30
Tea break
15:30-17:00
Working groups
17:00-??
Dinner and pub work
Friday, 29 May 2015
9:00-11:00
Working groups summaries
11:00-11:30
Coffee break
11:30-12:30
Working groups summaries (continued)
12:30-13:00
Where have we gotten to?
12:30-13:00
Lunch