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MITACS/GEOIDE Summer School on:

"Mathematical and Statistical Descriptions of Forest Fire Spread:
Spatial Statistics and Level Set Method"


June 15-19, 2009
Hinton Training Centre, Alberta


Aim:

The modelling of forest fire spread involves various physical scales, from the microscopic scales associated with combustion and heat conduction, to macroscopic scales associated with landscape and weather. Various mathematical and statistical methods are needed to accommodate this multi-level modelling process. In this summer school, we focus on two aspects: spatial statistics and level set methods. Training will take the form of lectures and hands-on computer tutorials.


Program


Organisers:

T. Hillen
University of Alberta

C.B. Dean
Simon Fraser University

A. Bourlioux
Université de Montréal

J. Braun
University of Western Ontario

C. Tymstra
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development



Instructors:

“Spatial Statistical Methods”

P. Guttorp
University of Washington

C.B. Dean
Simon Fraser University



“Level Set Methods”

A. Bourlioux
Université de Montréal

T. Hillen
University of Alberta



Primary Funding Agencies:

MITACS: www.mitacs.ca
GEOIDE: www.geoide.ulaval.ca



Location:

The Hinton Training Centre is beautifully located in the foothills of Jasper National Park with hiking trails, lakes and hot-springs nearby.
http://www.srd.gov.ab.ca/forests/HTC/default.aspx



Audience:

graduate students, postdocs


Summer School song