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KI-Net Conference Announcement

Collective dynamics and model verification: Connecting kinetic modeling to data

Apr 17 - 19, 2015

Arizona State University
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

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This workshop plans to critically examine swarm models in the face of data. Some of the questions we plan to discuss are:

    • What is the data situation for swarms - what data are available, what are the important questions for the experimentalists, how far have they been answered?
    • In what sense can we verify or falsify swarm models?
    • What are the observables that allow us to discriminate different swarm models to determine which one fits a particular scenario better?
    • When and it what sense can swarm models predict transient behavior?



We plan to bring together researchers in kinetic theory, mathematical modelers, physicists, social scientists and biologists, engineers and computer scientists that are interested in data driven models with predictive power.

We hope the workshop will help to focus this research community on future new directions that go beyond qualitative analogies to involve more quantifiable predictions.




Dieter ArmbrusterArizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical
Daniel BrinkmanArizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical
Sébastien MotschArizona State University, School of Mathematical & Statistical
Christian RinghoferArizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical


Nicole AbaidVirginia Tech
Martial AguehGeorgia Tech
Abdulaziz AlsenafiCase Western Reserve University
Gil ArielBar Ilan University
Dieter ArmbrusterArizona State University
Aylin AydogduRutgers University - Camden
Alethea BarbaroCase Western Reserve University
Jarrett BarberArizona State University
Tiziana BartoliniNew York University
Spring BermanArizona State University
Lance BoyerUniversity of Maryland
Daniel BrinkmanArizona State University
Alena ChangArizona State University
Luis CisnerosArizona State University
Mario CocciaArizona State Univeristy
Audrey DussutourUniversity of Toulouse III, CNRS
Karthik ElamvazhuthiArizona State University
Di FangUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Zhengkai FengUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Ruben GamerosArizona State University
Simon GarnierNJIT and Rutgers University
Brady GilgArizona State University
Janie GongArizona State University
Anthony HelmstetterArizona State University
Reinhard IllnerUniversity of Victoria, Canada
Shi JinUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Matthias KawskiArizona State University
Yannis KevrekidisPrinceton University
Nicolas LanchierArizona State University
Pedro LowensteinUniversity of Michigan School of Medicine
Richard MannETH Zurich
Sébastien MotschArizona State University
Rui NiYale University
Joel NishimuraArizona State University
Nicholas T. OueletteYale University
Theodore P. PavlicArizona State University
Benedetto PiccoliRutgers University-Camden
Maurizio PorfiriNew York University
Nastassia Pouradier DuteilRutgers University (Camden)
Ragesh Kumar RamachandranArizona State University
Christian RinghoferArizona State University
Juan D. RodriguezUniversity of Texas at Austin
William L. RomeySUNY Potsdam
Subhradeep RoyVirginia Tech
Zachary ShafferArizona State University
Andrey SokolovArgonne National Lab
Eitan TadmorUniversity of Maryland
Changhui TanRice University
Jake Taylor-KingOxford University
Andrea ThatcherArizona State University
Maria van SchaijikArizona State University
Sara I. WalkerArizona State University
Sean WilsonArizona State University
Victor YakovenkoUniversity of Maryland
Gleb ZhelezovUniversity of Arizona


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.


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School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Physical Sciences Building A-Wing
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ




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