NIMBioS Tutorial: Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, "Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models," to be held June 26-28, 2017, at NIMBioS.Objectives:  This tutorial will focus on uncertainty quantification in mathematical models in the life sciences and will provide researchers with the basic concepts, theory, and algorithms necessary to quantify input and response uncertainties and to perform sensitivity analysis for simulation models. Concepts to be covered may include: probability and statistics, parameter selection techniques, frequentist and Bayesian model calibration, propagation of uncertainties, quantification of model discrepancy, adaptive surrogate model construction, high-dimensional approximation, random sampling and sparse grids, as well as local and global sensitivity analysis. This tutorial is intended for graduate students, postdocs and researchers in mathematics, statistics, computer science and biology.Location: NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleCo-Organizers: Marisa Eisenberg, School of Public Health, Univ. of Michigan; Ben Fitzpatrick, Mathematics, Loyola Marymount Univ.; James Hyman, Mathematics, Tulane Univ.; Ralph Smith, Mathematics, North Carolina State Univ.; Clayton Webster, Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM), Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Mathematics, Univ. of TennesseeFor more information about the tutorial and a link to the online application form, go to in NIMBioS tutorials is by application only. Individuals with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and successful applicants will be notified within two weeks after the application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals, and lodging is available for tutorial attendees.Application deadline: March 1, 2017The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) ( brings together researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Meeting Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Meeting Location: 
NIMBioS at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017