22 March - 26 March 2010
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
Workshop Organisers: Takis Konstantopoulos (Heriot-Watt) and Kavita Ramanan (Brown University).
Bruce Hajek (University of Illinois), Frank Kelly (Cambridge), P.R. Kumar (University of Illinois), Tom Kurtz (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Jean Mairesse (LIAFA), Philippe Robert (INRIA), John Tsitsiklis (MIT) and Ruth Williams (University of California, San Diego)
in association with the Newton Institute programmeStochastic Processes in Communication Sciences (11 January to 2 July 2010) Participants | Application | Accommodation and Cost
Title: Probabilistic Techniques in Mathematical Phylogenetics
I will discuss recent results on connections between the reconstruction problem on spin systems and two important problems in evolutionary biology: the inference of ancestral molecular sequences and the reconstruction of large phylogenies.