Fall 2009 Conferences Organized
Two IIT professors are co-organizing conference to be held in September 2009.
"Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and networks and is motivated by those applications where it is crucial to visualize structural information as graphs. Bridging the gap between theoretical advances and implemented solutions is an important aspect of the conference. Indeed, advances in graph drawing are important in several technological areas such as Web computing, e-commerce, VLSI circuit design, information systems, software engineering, computational cartography, visual interfaces, bioinformatics, and networking. Researchers and practitioners working on theoretical and practical aspects of graph drawing are welcome to participate."
Tom Bielecki is on the Scientific Committee for Recent Advancements in the Theory and Practice of Credit Derivatives, which will be held September 28-30, 2009, at Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonné, CNRS et Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis (Nice, France). From the website:
"The recent decade witnessed a rapid development of more and more advanced quantitative methodologies for modeling, valuation and risk management of credit derivatives. In part, this rapid development was a response of academics and practitioners to the demands of trading and risk managing in the rapidly growing market of more and more complex credit derivative products. The size and complexity of the credit markets in general, and credit derivatives markets in particular undoubtedly posed a challenge for quantitative modelers and for market practitioners. The recent turmoil in the credit markets can be attributed to many factors, but one of the factors is probably the fact that in many respects the challenge has not been fully, and, sometimes, properly addressed. The conference will address these aspects of modeling and analysis of credit derivatives that, in our opinion, have not been adequately studied and/or adequately understood in the past."