Workshop on using mathematical methods and analysis to solve problems in collective behaviour

Wednesday, 30. January 2019
15.15 – 17.00

F 426

Stephan Volkwein

Depts of Maths, Biology, Economics, Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be hosting a special workshop that will target collective behavior problems using mathematical methods and analysis.

The meeting will bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines—Biology, Computer Science, and Economics—who are facing hard, and thus interesting, mathematical problems in their collective behavior research.

Skills that will be covered include:

  • numerical optimisation (scalar, multiobjective, discrete, ...)
  • dynamical systems (ODEs and/or PDEs)
  • optimal control and design of differential equations (closed- and open-loop)parameter estimation/inverse problems.

The workshop will occur on Wednesday 30 January, at 3:15 pm in F 426 (coffee and tea from 3 pm). If you'd like to attend, please contact Stephan Volkwein.

Workshop attendees will include:


  • Group of Giovanni Gallizia
  • Group of Martin Wikelski (Kamran Safi)
  • Group of Iain Couzin (Mate Nagy)

Computer Science

  • Group of Bastian Goldlücke
  • Group of Falk Schreiber
  • Group of Tatjana Petrov


Group of Winfried Pohlmeier (Roxana Halbleib)