Applied Category Theory at NIST (Part 2)

Here are links to the slides and videos for most of the talks from this workshop:

Applied Category Theory: Bridging Theory & Practice, March 15–16, 2018, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Organized by Spencer Breiner and Eswaran Subrahmanian.

They give a pretty good picture of what went on. Spencer Breiner put them up here; what follows is just a copy of what’s on his site.

Unfortunately, the end of Dusko Pavlovic’s talk, as well as Ryan Wisnesky’s and Steve Huntsman’s were lost due to a technical error. You can also find a Youtube playlist with all of the videos here.

Introduction to NIST:

Ram Sriram – NIST and Category Theory

 

Spencer Breiner – Introduction

Invited talks:

Bob Coecke – From quantum foundations to cognition via pictures

 

Dusko Pavlovic – Security Science in string diagrams (partial video)

 

John Baez – Compositional design and tasking of networks (part 1)

 

John Foley – Compositional design and tasking of networks (part 2)

 

David Spivak – A higher-order temporal logic for dynamical systems

 

Lightning Round Talks:

Ryan Wisnesky – Categorical databases (no video)

Steve Huntsman – Towards an operad of goals (no video)

 

Bill Regli – Disrupting interoperability (no slides)

 

Evan Patterson – Applied category theory in data science

 

Brendan Fong – data structures for network languages

 

Stephane Dugowson – A short introduction to a general theory of interactivity

 

Michael Robinson – Sheaf methods for inference

 

Cliff Joslyn – Seeking a categorical systems theory via the category of hypergraphs

 

Emilie Purvine – A category-theoretical investigation of the type hierarchy for heterogeneous sensor integration

 

Helle Hvid Hansen – Long-term values in Markov decision processes, corecursively

 

Alberto Speranzon – Localization and planning for autonomous systems via (co)homology computation

 

Josh Tan – Indicator frameworks (no slides)

Breakout round report

2 Responses to Applied Category Theory at NIST (Part 2)

  1. Keith Harbaugh says:

    JB, thanks very, very much for posting this. What an intense experience those two days must have been! As the saying goes, “Like drinking water from a fire hose.” And thanks to the organizers and participants. —- Segueing to a slightly different topic, IMO a message to the Categories mailing list, with a link to http://www.appliedcategorytheory.org/nist-workshop-slides/ would be a very good idea. Would you be willing to post such a message? If for some reason you do not want to, I will see if Bob Rosebrugh would accept such a message from me, but it seems more appropriate for you to submit such a message. Thanks.

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