Aaron Bertram
Nikolay Buskin
Dawei Chen
Boston College
Jack Huizenga
Penn State
Felix Janda
Michael Kemeny
Howard Nuer
Zhenbo Qin
Hsian-Hua Tseng
Ohio State
Yu-jong Tzeng
Xiaolei Zhao

Please help us have everything ready on time! REGISTER as soon as you know that you will be attending.


Application for financial support is now closed. However, if you'd like to attend the event, you can still register online, though support may not be available.


The schedule will be announced shortly. The tentative plan is to start Friday after lunch, and end Sunday at 5-6pm.


  • Please fill out the reimbursement form.
  • Attach all receipts as well as copies of the front page of your passport and also of the visa/stamp page if not a US citizen/permanent resident.
  • Send the completed reimbursement form and receipts to:
      Joyce Cheng
      UC San Diego, Department of Mathematics
      9500 Gilman Drive #0112
      La Jolla, CA, 92093.
  • Important note for J1 visa holders: Occasional lectures or consultations. Professors and research scholars may participate in occasional lectures and short-term consultations, if authorized to do so by his or her sponsor. Such lectures and consultations must be incidental to the exchange visitor's primary program activities. If wages or other remuneration are received by the exchange visitor for such activities, the exchange visitor must act as an independent contractor, as such term is defined in 8 CFR 274a.1(j), and the following criteria and procedures must be satisfied. For example if you are a J-1 scholar coming from Yale to do a lecture here or attend a conference, you should receive a letter from Yale's International Center indicating that you are eligible to receive a reimbursement from UCSD. Also the request must be done BEFORE the event.

Air Travel

The participants are asked to make their own travel arrangements, as early as possible, keeping in mind that San Diego is a popular tourist destination. We ask the foreign participants to fly a US-flag carrier or partner airline in order to be reimbursed by the NSF.

San Diego is served by San Diego International Airport. La Jolla and UCSD are located about 15 miles north of the airport. Uber is the best way to get to La Jolla. A list of shuttles from the airport can be found here.


We will book hotel rooms for the speakers. We kindly ask all other participants to make their own travel arrangements.

There are several hotels in La Jolla, which may be a bit more expensive unless booked in advance. Some of these hotels may be able to offer UCSD rates, depending on availability.

  • Residence Inn is located at the edge of campus, but it does require 20-25 minute walk to the conference room
  • La Jolla Sheraton is about the same distance as the previous hotel
  • La Jolla Shores Hotel is about 2.75 miles from campus, close to the beach. There is a bus (route 30, trip will take at least 30 minutes). They may be able to offer special UCSD rates
  • Empress Hotel is 4 miles from campus, close to the beach and restaurants. There is a bus (route 30, trip will take at least 30 minutes). They may be able to offer a UCSD rate depending on availability
  • Inn by the Sea is close to Empress
  • La Jolla Village Lodge is close to Empress. Not such fancy accomodation, but they may offer more affordable rates
  • La Jolla Cove is about 4 miles from campus, but there is a bus (route 30, trip will take at least 30 minutes)

There are other hotels in the area that can be found on the standard websites.


Follow this link to read the titles and abstracts of the talks.


Wireless is available on the UCSD campus through EDUROAM, if your home institution is eduroam-enabled. Otherwise, the UCSD-GUEST wireless network is for all UCSD visitors and guests, and is an unencrypted service requiring user registration.

San Diego Information

To contact the organizers, please email moduli2017sd@gmail.com.

About the workshop

The workshop is partially supported by a grant from the NSF.