Wednesday, 28 April 2017, 9.30 a.m. (sharp),**Prof. Dietmar Hömberg**, WIAS, Berlino

at the conference room of IMATI-CNR in Pavia, will give a lecture titled:

ON A ROBUST PHASE FIELD APPROACH TO TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION

as part of the Applied Mathematics Seminar (IMATI-CNR e Dipartimento di Matematica, Pavia).

At the end a refreshment will be organized.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 3 p.m. (sharp),**Dr. Hendrik Speleers**, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”

at the conference room of IMATI-CNR in Pavia, will give a lecture titled:

MULTI-DEGREE SMOOTH POLAR SPLINES: A FRAMEWORK FOR DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

as part of the Applied Mathematics Seminar (IMATI-CNR e Dipartimento di Matematica, Pavia).

At the end a refreshment will be organized.

**Applied Bayesian Statistics summer school (ABS17 web site)**

Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy

The topic chosen for the 2017 school is: **Modeling Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data with Environmental Applications**

It is organized by

- IMATI CNR
*Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche* - Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche
*Università Cattolica, Milano*

Course Outline.

This course is intended for students that have a background in statistical methods and modeling. The course is focused on models for data that are spatially referenced and that evolve in time. We will develop models for stochastic processes that are indexed at irregularly scattered, fixed, locations. We will look into the theoretical properties of those models as well as into the computational issues involved in the estimation of their parameters. We will extend the analysis of fields of spatial observations that are collected in time. In particular, we will consider dynamically varying process where space and time interact. Real-data applications of Bayesian methods with MCMC techniques will be illustrated.

- Day 1: Introduction to Bayesian methods and hierarchical models. Examples of spatially referenced data. Basic properties of Gaussian random fields. Graphical exploration of spatial fields.
- Day 2: Variograms. Examples of families of correlations functions. Bayesian approach to estimation and prediction of spatial random fields.
- Day 3: The big data problem: reduced rank models and other modern approaches to dimension reduction.
- Day 4: Spatio-temporal models. Dynamic linear models: integro-differential equations.
- Day 5: Extensions

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017, 3 p.m. (sharp),

Dr. **Stefano Coniglio**, University of Southampton

at the conference room of IMATI-CNR in Pavia, will give a lecture titled:

EXACT SINGLE LEVEL AND BILEVEL PROGRAMMING APPROACHES TO THE COMPUTATION OF LEADER-FOLLOWER NASH EQUILIBRIA IN GAMES WITH MANY FOLLOWERS

as part of the Applied Mathematics Seminar (IMATI-CNR e Dipartimento di Matematica, Pavia).

At the end a refreshment will be organized.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3 p.m. (sharp),**Prof. Alexander Mielke**, WIAS, Berlino

at the conference room of IMATI-CNR in Pavia, will give a lecture titled:

ENTROPY ENTROPY-PRODUCTION ESTIMATES FOR ENERGY-REACTION DIFFUSION SYSTEMS

At the end a refreshment will be organized.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 3 p.m. (sharp),**Prof. Matteo Bonforte**, UAM, Madrid

at the conference room of IMATI-CNR in Pavia, will give a lecture titled:

NONLINEAR AND NONLOCAL DEGENERATE DIFFUSIONS ON BOUNDED DOMAINS

At the end a refreshment will be organized.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 3 p.m. (sharp), **Prof. Alessandro Veneziani,** Emory University, Atlanta e Scuola Superiore IUSS Pavia

at the conference room of IMATI-CNR in Pavia, will give a lecture titled:

HIERARCHICAL MODEL REDUCTION METHODS FOR INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS: BASICS, DIRECT & INVERSE PROBLEMS, APPLICATIONS

At the end a refreshment will be organized.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 3 p.m. (sharp), **Prof. Douglas Arnold,** School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota,

at the conference room of IMATI-CNR in Pavia, will give a lecture titled:

THE REGGE FAMILY OF FINITE ELEMENTS: STRUCTURE-PRESERVING ELEMENTS FOR METRICS

At the end a refreshment will be organized.