Apr 28, 2007

CNLS Workshop on Algorithms, Inference & Statistical Physics

May 1-4, 2007
Bishop's Lodge Ranch, Resort and Spa
1297 Bishop' Lodge Road
Santa Fe, New Mexio 87501

What is CNLS?
The Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS) is part of the Laboratory's Theoretical Division, and it organizes research related to nonlinear and complex systems phenomena. CNLS was formed in October of 1980.

Workshop Topics:

  • New approaches to information transmission
  • Graphical models of statistical inference
  • Finite-length scaling in error-correcting codes
  • Distributed source coding
  • Average-case and predictive complexity
  • Message-passing algorithms
  • Replica symmetry
  • Ad hoc networks
  • Network Coding
  • Multi-objective optimization
[Editors note: According to a high level source inside LANL, CNLS actually stands for Center for Neurological Laboratory mouse Simulations. The source, who requested anonymity, said lab director Mike Anastasio was overheard Friday screaming "Damn those pesky Livermoreans and their half brained mouse simulations!" The source hinted that the true purpose of this weeks conference was to use Roadrunner to achieve a full mouse brain simulation by the 1st of June using any legal means necessary.]

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