Summer School on

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Tensor Decomposition

Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo,Trento

July,, 2014


Paganella – Foto Mimmo Iannelli



Scientific Organizers

·         Alessandra Bernardi (Bologna)

·         Ada Boralevi (SISSA Trieste)

·         Elisa Postinghel (KU Leuven)

Invited Speakers and abstracts of the short courses

·   Joseph M. Landsberg (Texas A&M University, US): Geometry and Representation theory of tensors with applications (notes)

·   Bernard Mourrain (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France): Sparse modelling, tensor decomposition, algorithms and applications

·   Kristian Ranestad (University of Oslo, Norway): Geometric aspects of symmetric tensor decompositions

and the Junior speakers

·   Cristiano Bocci (University of Siena)

·   Maria Chiara Brambilla (Polytechnic University, Ancona)

·   Enrico Carlini (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

will give exercises and in-depth analysis related to morning lectures (Exercises1Exercises2).

Two afternoons will be reserved to contributed talks by the participants. People interested in delivering a short communication are kindly requested to submit the title and a one-page abstract within May 15th , 2014 to the Secretary of CIRM.

General description

 The School is mainly aimed to Phd students and young researchers in Algebraic Geometry. The main goal of this School is twofold. On one hand we wish to introduce young mathematicians and young researchers from the applied world to the subject and to provide them with the most important technical tools to tackle applied problems from a mathematical insight. On the other hand we wish to provide a stimulating intellectual environment where students can get personally in touch with the most prominent researchers in the field.

The main features that are intended to address are the following:

·   To introduce problems arising from applications (blind identification in signal processing and spectroscopy, complexity of matrix multiplication, complexity problems of P versus NP, entanglement, and phylogenetic invariants).

·   To explain the “dictionary” that allows one to translate these applied problems into classical algebraic geometry language.

·   To cover the basic geometry and representation theory necessary to study these problems.

·   To discuss open questions from the relevant areas that we believe could be solved by the School participants.

Tentative Program

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For registering in the conference please complete and submit our registration form to the Secretary of CIRM.

No registration fee will be charged.

There are some grants covering lodging expenses in double bedrooms for young participants. Interested applicants must complete and submit the application form to the Secretary of CIRM and enclose a CV.

Deadline for registration: May 15th, 2014.

Confirmed Participants

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Logistic Information

The school will take place at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (address: Via Sommarive 18, Povo, 38123 Trento, Italy).  The school will start on Monday, July 14th at 9:00 and it will end on Friday, July 18th at 18:00.

A number of rooms have been reserved in some hotels (****), (***), (**) in Trento downtown for the school’s participants. The fares are especially low thanks to an agreement between FBK-Cirm and the single hotels. The school’s secretary will help all participants with the hotel info and bookings.

A list of all hotels in Trento.



·   Foundation Compositio Mathematica


·   Università Torino, Dipartimento di Matematica