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Semester Program Schedule
ThursdayApril 24, 2014
3:30 - 4:00Coffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Research Cluster Schedule
ThursdayApril 24, 2014
8:30 - 9:00Registration11th Floor Collaborative Space
9:00 - 10:20Basic techniques of fixed-parameter tractability (Part 1)Saket Saurabh, Institute of Mathematical Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 12:30Basic techniques of fixed-parameter tractability (Part 2)Daniel Lokshtanov, University of Bergen11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch
2:00 - 3:30KernelizationSaket Saurabh, Institute of Mathematical Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research

MondayApril 21, 2014
3:30 - 4:00Coffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayApril 22, 2014
3:30 - 4:00Coffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

WednesdayApril 23, 2014
3:00 - 5:20Optimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course)Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayApril 24, 2014
3:30 - 4:00Coffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

FridayApril 25, 2014
1:00 - 2:00Storage and Search in Dynamic Peer-to-Peer NetworksJohn Augustine, IIT Madras11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Hughes-Oliver to Receive 2014 Blackwell-Tapia Prize

April 17, 2014 – The National Blackwell-Tapia Committee is pleased to announce that the 2014 Blackwell-Tapia Prize will be awarded to Jacqueline M. Hughes-Oliver, Professor of Statistics, North Carolina State University (visiting George Mason University until May 2014). The prize is awarded every other year in honor of the legacy of David H. Blackwell and Richard A. Tapia, two distinguished mathematical scientists who have been inspirations to more than a generation of African American, Latino/Latina, and Native American students and professionals in the mathematical sciences. Hughes-Oliver has made important contributions in a number of statistical research areas including methodological research on prediction and classification, variable and model selection with dimension reduction, design of experiments, and spatial modeling. She has worked passionately on the cause of increasing diversity of individuals working of the statistical and mathematical sciences. The prize will be presented at the Eighth Blackwell-Tapia Conference, to be held at IPAM on November 14-15, 2014. Read the Read more from the press release. For more information on the 2014 Blackwell Tapia Conference, go to http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/BTAP2014/

Summer@ICERM Alum Awarded for Research

March 31, 2014 — Summer@ICERM 2013 alum Zijian Yao and ICERM faculty advisor Sergei Tabachnikov received an "Outstanding Presentation Award" during the MAA Undergraduate Poster Session at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings. The title of their poster, based on work begun during the Summer@ICERM program, was "Rotation Number of Outer Billiard with Polygonal Invariant Curves."

ICERM is a national math institute supported by the National Science Foundation. The Institute annually sponsors 12-15 large-scale thematic semester programs and their affiliated workshops, as well as topical workshops, conferences, summer programs, and special events. These events bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the latest research and to form new research partnerships.


PROGRAM MANAGER: The Program Manager is responsible for the implementation of the entire portfolio of ICERM’s scientific research programs. The Program Manager manages a program timeline and program guide for each program, adhering to all programmatic deadlines and budgets. In addition, the Program Manager delivers exceptional service to over 1,000 annual program participants and organizers. More details and and an application can be found at: jobs@brown, job number 112033.

EVENTS SUPPORT ASSISTANT: The part-time Events Support Assistant is responsible for providing A/V support for the institute's workshops and events, including teleconferences. This work includes interfacing with anywhere from 20 to 150 participants in order to enable them to present utilizing ICERM's technology resources. The Event Support Technician monitors and actively controls the Echo 360 lecture capture system. This position position also provides first level support for technical issues such as wireless connectivity and printing. This position will also assist with data entry and other administrative tasks as needed. More details and an application can be found at: jobs@brown, job number 111883.


Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




Semester Program Visitors

ICERM welcomes applications for semester program visitors who wish to spend between 2 weeks and one semester at ICERM to participate in one of our semester-long programs. The research interest of semester program visitors should relate to the semester program. Applications may be submitted at any time until the end of the semester program and will be considered as long as funds remain available. To apply, please submit the online application form for semester program visitors.
Workshop Participants

ICERM workshops, both semester and topical, provide other opportunities for participation in our activities. Funding for workshop participation is limited. To apply, please submit the online application form for workshop participants. Decisions about online applications are typically made 1-3 months before the workshop.

Each year ICERM runs Summer@ICERM, an undergraduate research program that spans eight weeks. Our program involves approximately 12-14 undergraduate students who work in groups of two or three, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Travel within the U.S. and lodging expenses are paid for, and every participant receives a $3,000 stipend. Proposals for undergraduate research programs are chosen competitively, and undergraduates need to apply to participate. Applications for the 2014 Summer@ICERM program are closed. Click here for details about the Summer 2014 program.

Each semester program has funds available to provide partial support for 8-10 graduate students to stay at the institute for a full semester. Graduate students are matched with senior mentors, as well as with postdoctoral fellows who will serve as peer mentors. Activities targeted at graduate students include a graduate-student/postdoctoral research seminar, hands-on tutorials, lecture series by senior program participants, and other professional development activities. To apply, please submit the online application form for graduate students.

ICERM's postdoctoral program brings early career mathematicians to the institute in order to support and expand their research and to create lasting career collaborations and connections. Two sorts of postdoctoral fellows are supported:

  • Postdoctoral Institute Fellows: The institute funds two one-year postdoctoral positions which are salaried positions with benefits. Each Institute Fellow is a research participant in one of the semester programs planned for that year.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: The institute supports four postdoctoral fellows per semester. These postdoctoral researchers are associated with a specific program and typically are in residence for that semester, supported by a monthly stipend.

Each postdoctoral researcher is paired with a senior long-term participant to ensure mentoring and professional guidance. The institute provides a range of professional development activities for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. A weekly graduate student/postdoctoral seminar facilitates peer connections between graduate student researchers and postdoctoral researchers. Further information can be found here.

More details and a link to applications for ICERM's 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellowships can be found on MathJobs.org.

Applications close on March 1, 2014.

ICERM encourages proposals for programs that support its mission to foster and broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation. We welcome your ideas for semester programs, topical workshops, early career researcher IdeaLabs, and our Summer@ICERM undergraduate research programs. How to propose an Program or Workshop.