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IAMCS Workshop in Large-Scale Inverse Problems and Uncertainty Quantification

IAMCS Workshop in Large-Scale Inverse Problems and Uncertainty Quantification
February 24-25, 2011

Stephen W. Hawking Auditorium
George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas


Speakers | Schedule | Locations | Accommodations | Finite Element Rodeo

The ability to solve large-scale inverse problems and to quantify uncertainty is an essential precondition towards the goal of accurate predictions in many data-intensive applications. Challenges in this area are numerous due to multiple scales and uncertainties in physical processes. The workshop will focus on:

  • Efficient data assimilation techniques.
  • Robust and accurate model reduction techniques.
  • Constructing and assessing the statistical accuracy of emulators.
  • Implementation of these methods on today's computer architectures.

This workshop brings together researchers working in these areas, with the goal of developing and improving systematic techniques for large-scale inverse problems and uncertainty quantification. It will consist of a number of plenary and invited presentations. We particularly encourage poster presentations.

The workshop will be hosted by Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and is mainly supported by the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (IAMCS). The workshop is also supported by the Institute for Scientific Computation (ISC). There is no registration fee. Interested participants should contact Information will be provided at and will be updated frequently.


  • Wolfgang Bangerth, Texas A&M University
  • Akhil Datta-Gupta, Texas A&M University
  • Yalchin Efendiev, Texas A&M University
  • Bani Mallick (Chair), Texas A&M University


Plenary Speakers:

Invited Speakers:


The schedule can be accessed at


All talks will be given in the Stephen W. Hawking Auditorium of the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy (MIST). The poster session will take place in the MIST foyer. The formal dinner will be held in The University Club located in Rudder Tower.

Hotel and Accommodation Information

We have negotiated a group rate of $93.00 + 15% tax for the nights of February 23rd and 24th with:

Hyatt Place College Station
1100 University Drive East
College Station, Texas 77840
Tel. 979-846-9800
Group Code: INSA

Reservation Method: Reservations can be made either via telephone to 1-888-HYATT-HP (1-888-492-8847) or online at If making reservation by telephone, be sure to mention the group code INSA in order to receive the negotiated discount rate. Likewise, if making reservation online, you must input the group code INSA into the special code area in order to see the group discounted rate.

Reservation Due Date: All reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in order to receive the negotiated discount rate. After this date, the group code will no longer be valid.

College Station Information: For information on the College Station, Texas area, visit

If you have any questions regarding accommodations, contact or call Brad Shumbera at 979-458-0448.

Finite Element Rodeo

More information can be found by visiting:

The finite element rodeo is an annual, informal conference on finite element methods that rotates between several universities in Texas and Louisiana. In the beginning, we ask for all those willing to speak to come forward. We will use this information to determine the length of the talks and arrange a schedule so that the total available time is then divided by the number of speakers. Usually, the time alloted per talk is 10-15 minutes. Talks by graduate students and postdocs are particularly encouraged.

The 2011 edition of the traditional finite element rodeo will be held at Texas A&M on February 25-26 starting at 1pm the 25th. Registration starts at 12:00 pm, and all participants need to be registered before 12:45pm.

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