This summer in Moscow, Idaho, I will be participating in a summer school focused on mathematical methods in data analysis from the geometric perspective. The title is the “2012 Summer School on Geometry and Data.” Specifically, from the description of the program:
The topic of the summer school will be research at the intersection of geometric measure theory and geometric analysis with data analysis, especially in the presence of uncertainty.
This should be very interesting, as it is often the case that finding structure and information in a large pile of data is a question of understanding its fundamental geometric properties. I’ll be participating as one of the people who comes at the problem from the computational side. Check out the page for the summer school here, which has links to the poster for the session as well as a document that summarizes the topics to be covered. Students can find information on applying on the page as well.