Geometric models of biological phenomena
June 1 to June 5, 2003
American Institute of Mathematics,
Palo Alto, California
and Karen Vogtmann
This workshop This workshop will introduce more biologists to tree space and
its geometry, find out what kind of questions are of
interest to biologists which might be amenable to modelling in tree
space, develop biologically reasonable probabilistic and statistical
tools to use on tree space. In this workshop we will explore this
model from mathematical, biological and statistical perspectives and,
more generally, explore similar ways of modelling biological phenomena
by geometric methods.
Material from the workshop
A list of participants.
Discussion Sessions: (Notes by
Introduction to Discussion Session Goals
Sunday Discussion on Biological Issues
Monday Discussion on Combinatorial Issues
Tuesday Discussion on Statistical Issues
Wednesday Discussion on Geometric Issues
Thursday Open Discussion
- Bridson, Martin: Distances, Spaces, and Curvature
Diaconis, Persi: What Statisticians Do
Epstein, David: Computing the BHV metric
Epstein, David: The Space of Trees
Felsenstein, Joe: Inference of Phylogenies, with some Thoughts on Statistics and Geometry
Penny, David: An Introduction to Trees and Networks
Sober, Elliot: The Contest Between Parsimony and Likelihood
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.
A list of open problems.