Joe Moeller and I have finalized the schedule of our meeting on applied category theory:

• Applied Category Theory, special session of the Fall Western Sectional Meeting of the AMS, U. C. Riverside, Riverside, California, 9–10 November 2019.

It’s going to be really cool, with talks on everything from brakes to bicategories, from quantum physics to social networks, and more—with the power of category theory as the unifying theme!

You can get information on registration, hotels and such here. If you’re coming, you might also want to attend Eugenia Cheng‘s talk on the afternoon of Friday November 8th. I’ll announce the precise title and time of her talk, and also the *location *of all the following talks, as soon as I know!

In what follows, the person actually giving the talk has an asterisk by their name. You can click on talk titles to see abstracts of the talks.

**Saturday November 9, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.**

- 8:00 a.m.
*Fibrations as generalized lens categories.***David I. Spivak***, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 9:00 a.m.
*Supplying bells and whistles in symmetric monoidal categories.***Brendan Fong***, Massachusetts Institute of Technology**David I. Spivak**, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 9:30 a.m.
*Right adjoints to operadic restriction functors.***Gabriel C. Drummond-Cole**, IBS Center for Geometry and Physics**Philip Hackney***, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette - 10:00 a.m.
*Duality of relations.***Alexander Kurz***, Chapman University - 10:30 a.m.
*A synthetic approach to stochastic maps, conditional independence, and theorems on sufficient statistics.***Tobias Fritz***, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

**Saturday November 9, 2019, 3:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.**

- 3:00 p.m.
*Constructing symmetric monoidal bicategories functorially.***Michael Shulman***, University of San Diego**Linde Wester Hansen**, University of Oxford - 3:30 p.m.
*Structured cospans.***Kenny Courser***, University of California, Riverside**John C. Baez**, University of California, Riverside and Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore - 4:00 p.m.
*Generalized Petri nets.***Jade Master***, University of California Riverside - 4:30 p.m.
*Formal composition of hybrid systems.***Jared Culbertson**, Air Force Research Laboratory**Paul Gustafson***, Wright State University**Dan Koditschek**, University of Pennsylvania**Peter Stiller**, Texas A&M University - 5:00 p.m.
*Strings for Cartesian bicategories.***M. Andrew Moshier***, Chapman University - 5:30 p.m.
*Defining and programming generic compositions in symmetric monoidal categories.***Dmitry Vagner***, Los Angeles, CA

**Sunday November 10, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.**

- 8:00 a.m.
*Mathematics for second quantum revolution.***Zhenghan Wang***, UCSB and Microsoft Station Q - 9:00 a.m.
*A compositional and statistical approach to natural language.***Tai-Danae Bradley***, CUNY Graduate Center - 9:30 a.m.
*Exploring invariant structure in neural activity with applied topology and category theory.***Brad Theilman***, UC San Diego**Krista Perks**, UC San Diego**Timothy Q Gentner**, UC San Diego - 10:00 a.m.
*Of monks, lawyers and villages: new insights in social network science.***Nina Otter***, Mathematics Department, UCLA**Mason A Porter**, Mathematics Department, UCLA - 10:30 a.m.
*Functorial cluster embedding.***Steve Huntsman***, BAE Systems FAST Labs

**Sunday November 10, 2019, 2:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m.**

- 2:00 p.m.
*Quantitative equational logic.***Prakash Panangaden***, School of Computer Science, McGill University**Radu Mardare**, Strathclyde University**Gordon D. Plotkin**, University of Edinburgh - 3:00 p.m.
*Brakes: an example of applied category theory.***Eswaran Subrahmanian***, Carnegie Mellon University/NIST - 3:30 p.m.
*Intuitive robotic programming using string diagrams.***Blake S Pollard***, National Institute of Standards and Technology - 4:00 p.m.
*Metrics on functor categories.***Vin de Silva***, Department of Mathematics, Pomona College - 4:30 p.m.
*Hausdorff and Wasserstein metrics on graphs and other structured data.***Evan Patterson***, Stanford University

Will it be filmed?

We had some erratic videotaping of the last one… I’ll ask my grad students to see if they’re willing to try videotaping this one.

I would also appreciate this.

I’m organizing the second of a series of workshops to promote diversity in math here at UCR:

• Riverside Mathematics Workshop for Excellence and Diversity, Friday 8 November 2019, U. C. Riverside.

It’s right before the applied category theory meeting, so I hope some of you can make both… especially since the category theorist Eugenia Cheng will be giving a talk!