PIMS- IFDS- NSF Summer School on Optimal Transport

  • Start Date: 06/19/2022
  • End Date: 07/01/2022

University of Washington


The common theme of this summer school is the mathematics of Monge-Kantorovich optimal transport (OT). The stunning mathematical development of OT has recently permeated into several fields of applications. Our speakers, chosen from the fields of analysis, biology, data science, economics, and probability, are leaders in their respective fields whose work intimately involves OT. Our goal is to expose talented students and junior researchers to the exciting and manifold research opportunities arising from OT and its applications, through attending lectures and interacting with the speakers as well as their peer participants. We strongly encourage participation by a diverse audience and welcome attendees from traditionally underrepresented socio-economic and cultural groups.


As the school is planned at the beginning of the summer season in Seattle, the participants can also enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and feel the energy of one of leading tech metropolises in the United States and around the world.


More details and updated information of the summer school will be given in https://kantorovich.org/event/2022-optimal-transport-summer-school/.



Main Speakers

Maria Colombo (EPFL, Switzerland)

Alfred Galichon (NYU, USA)

Inwon Kim (UCLA, USA)

Jan Maas (IST, Austria)

Felix Otto (Max Planck Institute, Germany) 

Gabriel Peyré (ENS, France).

Geoffrey Schiebinger (UBC, Canada) 



This summer school is co-sponosred by PIMS, The University of Washington Institute for Foundations of Data Science and the NSF. 

Other Information: 

Registration details:

Registration is a two step system. Scroll to be bottom of this page and select the "Login" button. You  will have to create a PIMS profile and when done, return to this age and select the  "Signup" button. Please select the approrpriate tier of registration. Registration includes confirmation to the summer school dinner.

Registration Deadline: 4:00pm Pacific, April 15, 2022


$75CAD Graduate Students

$90CAD Postdoctoral Scholars

$125CAD Faculty and Industry 



Accommodation for Junior Participants:

Accommodation is available for junior participants by application.

Please fill out the form here before February 15, 2022 



COVID Vaccinations:

PIMS and the University of Washington will implement guidelines set by the Washington State Health Department. As such, at the time of the meeting commencement, individuals attending the summer school will be required to either show a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours, or, show proof of full vaccination. Participants will be requested to show government issued ID in addition to the above documents. Masks and other requirements will be determined according to the University of Washington COVID policies as outlined in https://hr.uw.edu/returntowork/onsite-work-requirements/.