**June 3-7, 2019: The Mathematical Science in Obesity Research****The Sheraton Inner Habor Hotel - Baltimore, MD**

The mathematical sciences including engineering, statistics, computer science, physics, econometrics, psychometrics, epidemiology, and mathematics qua mathematics are increasingly being applied to advance our understanding of the causes, consequences, and alleviation of obesity. These applications do not merely involve routine well-established approaches easily implemented in widely available commercial software. Rather, they increasingly involve computationally demanding tasks, use and in some cases development of novel analytic methods and software, new derivations, computer simulations, and unprecedented interdigitation of two or more existing techniques. Such advances at the interface of the mathematical sciences and obesity research require bilateral training and exposure for investigators in both disciplines.

The objectives of the short course are to:

- expose researchers from the mathematical sciences and obesity to the language and methodology at the interface of both disciplines,
- facilitate collaborations between the two groups through effective contact, and
- guide early investigators interested in conducting research at the interface of the mathematical sciences in obesity on the next career step