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IMA Thematic Year on Mathematics of Information
September 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

Information, broadly defined, plays an ever increasingly large role in our scientific and technological endeavors, as well as our daily lives. Collectively, we search the web over billions of times per day, we keep our medical records in digital repositories, we share videos and photos over the web, and we listen to music on MP3 players. Our ability to collect, store, and generate vast quantities of data far outstrips our ability to analyze, process, and understand these data. Many scientific, engineering, and medical applications depend on our ability to handle enormous amounts of complex information. Network engineering involves massive datasets at high speeds, medical imaging generates large data with intricate geometric relationships, and astronomical observations include data at different wavelengths or spectral bands.

Please explore the tabs below to get a fuller description of the program -- the organizing committee, their vision for the year, and the planned workshops.

  Full Description
  Organizing Committee
  Long-Term Visitors
  Postdoctoral Fellows
  Annual Program Workshops and Tutorials
  Courses and Seminars