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KI-Net Conference Announcement

Forward and Inverse Problems in Kinetic Theory

Oct 25 - 27, 2019

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Complex particle systems can be modeled, at mesoscopic scale using statistical mechanics language, by kinetic type equations that characterize particle interactions. It closely connects macroscopic diffusion laws, classical or fractional, and microscopic particle interactions via mean field theories. A classical fundamental kinetic model is the Boltzmann type equations, and in different regimes they have been extensively used to describe physical phenomena emerging in rarefied gas theories, plasma interactions, charge transport in solid such as semiconductor, as much as energy transfer and reactive interface problems. At the same time, substantial progress has been achieved in investigating and understanding Inverse Problems for reconstruction of images, signals and sharp interface recognition in a random or periodic media. The techniques accumulated in this area of studying may need to be modified to incorporate the time space transport scales in kinetic theory, enticing the development of connections between the kinetic transport models and inverse problem studies.

This workshop aims to bring experts in the areas of inverse problems and kinetic transport  theory  to exchange ideas as much as to initiate potential collaborations.


This workshop aims to bring together researchers with different expertise in kinetic theory and inverse problems. Our goal is to assess the current state-of-the-arts inverse techniques and discuss their potential applications in vast kinetic type equations.


Invited participants can RSVP and provide the additional requested information about their stay, including the title and abstract of proposed talks, here.

Applications for participation can be made through the Online Application. Applicants who are also interested in making a poster presentation can specify their preference to do so in the “comments section” of their application. Due to space limitations, these requests are subject to approval by the organizers.


Claude W. BardosUniversity of Paris 7
Liliana BorceaUniversity of Michigan
Antoine CerfonNew York University
Francis ChungUniversity of Kentucky
Irene M. GambaUniversity of Texas at Austin
Josselin GarnierÉcole Polytechnique
Juhi JangUniversity of Southern California
Chanwoo KimUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Ru-Yu LaiUniversity of Minnesota Twin Cities
Mohammed LemouCNRS and University of Rennes 1, France
Qin LiUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Antoine MelletUniversity of Maryland
Francois MonardUniversity of California-Santa Cruz
Sébastien MotschArizona State University
Kui RenColumbia and UT-Austin
Palmen StefanovPurdue University
Gunther UhlmannUniversity of Washington
András VasyStanford University
Li WangUniveristy of Minnesota
Lexing YingStanford University


A limited amount of travel and local lodging is available for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program, especially for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.


UW-Madison Visitor Guide

480 Lincoln Dr.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI



Funding provided by the NSF through the KI-net Grant.