Kantorovich Initiative: 2023 - 2026

The Kantorovich Initiative is dedicated towards research and dissemination of modern mathematics of optimal transport towards a wide audience of researchers, students, industry, policy makers and the general public.


PRN Organizers

  • Ben Adcock, Simon Fraser University
  • Brendan Pass, University of Alberta
  • Khanh Dao Duc, University of British Columbia
  • Young-Heon Kim, University of British Columbia
  • Geoffrey Schiebinger, University of British Columbia
  • Benjamin Bloem-Reddy, University of British Columbia
  • Yanqin Fan, University of Washington
  • Zaid Harchaoui, University of Washington
  • Bamdad Hosseini, University of Washington
  • Jingwei Hu, University of Washington
  • Soumik Pal, University of Washington
  • Stefan Steinerberger, University of Washington


The Kantorovich Initiative is a dedicated website to help foster a community around the topic of Optimal Transportation.


  • 8-Aug-23

Kantorovich Initiative Seminar: Jiakun Liu

Free boundary problems in optimal transportation   more››

Scientific Event

  • 13-Apr-23

KI Seminar: Bodhisattva Sen

Multivariate Symmetry: Distribution-Free Testing via Optimal Transport   more››

Scientific Event

  • 9-Mar-23

KI Seminar: Nassif Ghoussoub

Kantorovich operators and their ergodic properties   more››

Scientific Event

  • 23-Feb-23

KI Seminar: Nicolas Garcia Trillos

Adversarial training through the lens of optimal transport   more››

Scientific Event

  • 10-Nov-22

KI Seminar: Florian Gunsilius

Applications of optimal transportation in causal inference   more››

Scientific Event

  • 27-Oct-22

KI Seminar: Caroline Moosmueller

Learning Tasks in the Wasserstein Space   more››

Scientific Event

  • 29-Sep-22

KI Seminar: Nabarun Deb

Effect of Dependence on the Convergence of Empirical Wasserstein Distance   more››

Scientific Event

  • 26-Jun-22

KI Seminar: Asuka Takatsu

Bregman divergence regularization of optimal transport problems on a finite set   more››

Scientific Event

  • 19-Jun-22
  • 1-Jul-22
  • 28-Apr-22

KI Seminar: Jan Obloj

OT techniques in data driven methodology: theory and practice from mathematical finance and statistics   more››

Scientific Event

  • 17-Mar-22

KI Seminar: Anna Korba

Wasserstein gradient flows for machine learning   more››

Scientific Event

  • 24-Feb-22

KI Seminar: Marc Henry

Optimal transport theory in incomplete econometric models   more››

Scientific Event

  • 27-Jan-22

KI Seminar: Nathael Gozlan

A survey on weak optimal transport   more››

Scientific Event

  • 2-Dec-21

PIHOT CRG Seminar: Max Fathi

Estimating transport distances via Stein's method [video]   more››

Scientific Event

  • 21-Oct-21

PIHOT CRG Seminar: Bamdad Hosseini

Conditional Sampling with Block-Triangular Transport Maps [video]   more››

Scientific Event

  • 30-Sep-21

PIHOT CRG Seminar: Jan-Christian Hutter

Finite sample rates for optimal transport estimation problems [video]   more››

Scientific Event

  • 20-Jun-21
  • 25-Jun-21

Entropic Regularization of Optimal Transport and Applications

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Entropic Regularization of Optimal Transport and Applications" workshop in Banff from June 20 to June 25, 2021.   more››

Scientific Event

  • 6-May-21

PIHOT CRG Seminar: Guillaume Carlier

Remarks on multi-marginals entropic optimal transport and Sinkhorn algorithm [video]   more››

Scientific Event

  • 25-Mar-21

PHIOT CRG Seminar: Giovanni Conforti

Searching for the most likely evolution   more››

Scientific Event

  • 25-Feb-21

PHIOT CRG Seminar: Aaron Palmer

Stochastic Optimal Transport, Control Theory, and PDEs   more››

Scientific Event