(September 12-15, University of California, Santa Barbara)

The goal of this workshop is to bring international scientists from mathematics, physics and fluid mechanics together to discuss the latest developments in the field of set-oriented numerics and operator-theory for dynamical systems, as well as to promote possible applications. The workshop considers both theoretical foundations and practical aspects. This meeting will allow constructive discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches, and will facilitate the development of innovative ways to combine and improve the current state-of-the-art, as well as opening up new application fields.

Schedule and abstracts

Keynote talks:

Prof. Steve Brunton: "Discovery and Control of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems from Data"

Prof. Yoshihiko Susuki: "Data-Driven Koopman Spectral Analysis in Power and Energy Systems"

Prof. Gary Froyland: "FEM-based numerics for the dynamic Laplacian and optimal linear responses"

Prof. Oliver Junge: "Variational approaches to the computation of invariant and coherent sets"

Prof. Christof Schütte : "Transition manifolds of complex metastable systems: Theory and data-driven computation of effective dynamics"

Prof. Frank Noé: "Finding slow modes and accessing very long timescales in molecular dynamics"

Prof. Nathan Kutz: "Data-driven discovery of governing equations and parametric reduced order models"

Prof. Alexandre Mauroy: "Isochrons and isostables of dissipative systems"


The workshop will take place in two different locations, both located on UCSB campus.

(1) West Conference Center (Sept 12 and 15)
(2) ELINGS HALL 1605 (Sept 13 and 14)

Directions: please use the interactive map

For additional directions for the West conference center click here



There are a number of hotels in Goleta and Santa Barbara. We recommend 

South Coast Inn,

Kimpton Goodland.


The South Coast Inn hotel offers a free shuttle service to the UCSB campus.

Besides that Uber / Lyft are the fastest and most reliable​ means of transportation.

Workshop dinner:

Time: September 13, 6pm
Location (10min walk from campus)
Beachside Cafe
5986 Sandspit Rd
Goleta, CA
GPS: 34.417118, -119.829044

Organizing committee:

Milan Korda

Igor Mezić

Michael Dellnitz