MPE 2013+ Workshop on Modeling Food Systems
Organized by Hans Engler and Hans Kaper, Mathematics and Statistics, Georgetown University Rabi Mothar, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M Mary Lou Zeeman, Mathematics, Bowdoin College Molly Jahn, Advisor, Agronomy and Global Health, University of Wisconsin-Madisonhttp://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/FoodSystems/
04/21/2018 - 04/22/2018
Georgetown University, Washington, DC , Georgetown University, Washington, DC
The objective of this workshop is to explore opportunities for applied mathematicians and computational scientists to develop and analyze mathematical models of food systems. Here, `food system’ refers to the entire set of activities by which calories and nutrients are grown, harvested, traded, processed, transported, stored, sold, prepared and eventually become the food we consume. Attendance is open to any researcher interested in learning about food security and food systems and in developing tools to explore a safe and just nutritional space for humanity.
The workshop will meet for a full day on Saturday and one-half day on Sunday. Saturday afternoon will be set aside for a virtual session, where attendees can participate remotely. Participants are expected to be engaged in research activities during the workshop, with follow-up interactions after the workshop.
Limited funds are expected to be available to support travel and lodging.
This workshop is presented under the auspices of the National Science Foundation grant for Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+ (MPE2013+) awarded to DIMACS, Rutgers University.