SAMSI is happy to announce that the National Science Foundation’s Division of Mathematical Sciences (NSF DMS) has again renewed SAMSI’s five-year grant to 2017.
SAMSI one of eight mathematical institutes that are funded by the NSF DMS, but this is the only one that focuses on statistics and applied mathematics. It was originally founded in 2002 and is now celebrating its tenth anniversary.
The grant is a collaboration between Duke University, North Carolina State University (NCSU), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) along with the William Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science.
Each year, SAMSI holds one to two major programs along with a couple of summer programs that focus on cutting-edge research in statistics and applied mathematics, motivated by various disciplinary sciences. It also hosts several workshops for undergraduate and graduate students, some of which are directly linked to the major programs and giving students the opportunity to meet some of the top researchers in the mathematical sciences.
SAMSI’s 2013-14 programs are Computational Methods in Social Sciences and Low Dimensional Structure in High-Dimensional Systems, and the summer 2013 program is Neuroimaging Data Analysis.