The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research

University of Alabama at Birmingham
June 22-26, 2015

The mathematical sciences including engineering, statistics, computer science, physics, econometrics, psychometrics, epidemiology, and mathematics qua mathematics are increasingly being applied to advance our understanding of the causes, consequences, and alleviation of obesity.  These applications do not merely involve routine well-established approaches easily implemented in widely available commercial software. Rather, they increasingly involve computationally demanding tasks, use and in some cases development of novel analytic methods and software, new derivations, computer simulations, and unprecedented interdigitation of two or more existing techniques. Such advances at the interface of the mathematical sciences and obesity research require bilateral training and exposure for investigators in both disciplines. This course on the mathematical sciences in obesity research features some of the world’s finest scientists working in this domain to fill this unmet need by providing nine topic driven modules designed to bridge the disciplines.

For full details of the course, please refer to the attached draft agenda, and our website at  You may apply online at

Limited travel scholarships are available to young investigators.

Please apply prior to Fri 5/01/2015. Accepted applicants will be notified no later than Fri 5/08/2015.  Women, members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham this summer!