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.


  • 17-Apr-24
  • 19-Apr-24

Women in Optimal Transport

Women In Optimal Transport   more››

Scientific Event

  • 4-Apr-24
  • 8-Feb-24

Kantorovich Initiative Seminar: Ziv Goldfeld

Gromov-Wasserstein Alignment: Statistical and Computational Advancements via Duality   more››

Scientific Event

  • 30-Nov-23

Kantorovich Initiative Seminar: Giuseppe Savaré

Unbalanced Optimal Transport: Convex Relaxation and Dynamic Perspectives [video]   more››

Scientific Event

  • 12-Oct-23

Kantorovich Initiative Seminar: Jason Altschuler

Shifted divergences for sampling, privacy, and beyond [video]   more››

Scientific Event

  • 28-Sep-23

Kantorovich Initiative Seminar: Jakwang Kim

Understanding adversarial robustness via optimal transport.   more››

Scientific Event

  • 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