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Semester Program Schedule
ThursdayOctober 2, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45Smoothing maximum functionsMichael Todd, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:55 - 10:40Convex relaxations for recovering simultaneously structured objectsMaryam Fazel, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:50 - 11:10Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 11:55Nearly Linear-Time Algorithms for Structured SparsityPiotr Indyk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:05 - 1:50Break for lunch
1:50 - 2:35Compressive sensing approximation of high-dimensional parametric operator equationsHolger Rauhut, RWTH Aachen11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:45 - 3:30Streaming signal reconstruction from generalized measurementsJustin Romberg, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:40 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:45Relative Entropy Relaxations for Signomial OptimizationVenkat Chandrasekaran, California Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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MondaySeptember 29, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
8:30 - 8:55Registration: Approximation, Integration, and Optimization Workshop11th Floor Collaborative Space
8:55 - 9:00WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:45Exponential sums and tensor approximationWolfgang Dahmen, RWTH Aachen11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:55 - 10:40Adaptive Low-Rank Methods for High-Dimensional Second-Order Elliptic ProblemsMarkus Bachmayr, RWTH Aachen11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:50 - 11:10Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 11:55Sparse Estimation with Strongly Correlated VariablesRobert D. Nowak, University of Wisconsin11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:05 - 1:50Break for lunch
1:50 - 2:35Sparse, Adaptive Quadrature Methods for Bayesian Inverse Problems of Parametric Operator EquationsChristoph Schwab, ETH11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:45 - 3:30Distributed Optimization in Directed Graphs- Push-Sum Based AlgorithmsAngelia Nedich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:40 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:00 - 4:45Estimating the n-width of solution manifolds of parametric PDE’sAlbert Cohen, Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:55 - 6:30Welcome reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdaySeptember 30, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45EIM, GEIM & RectificationYvon Maday, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:55 - 10:40A Quasi-Monte Carlo overviewIan H. Sloan, The University of New South Wales11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:50 - 11:10Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 11:55Application of quasi-Monte Carlo methods to PDEs with random coefficientsFrances Y. Kuo, University of New South Wales11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:05 - 1:50Break for lunch
1:50 - 2:35Exponential Convergence and New Notions of Tractability for Analytic Multivariate ProblemsHenryk Wozniakowski, Columbia University and University of Warsaw11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:45 - 3:30Complete Dictionary Recovery over the SphereJohn Wright, Columbia University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:40 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:45Compressive Sampling of Sparse Polynomial Chaos Expansions- Convergence Analysis and Sampling StrategiesAlireza Doostan, University of Colorado11th Floor Lecture Hall
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WednesdayOctober 1, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45Exponential decay of reconstruction error from binary measurements of sparse signalsSimon Foucart, University of Georgia11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:55 - 10:40Maximum Likelihood Matrix Completion Under Sparse Factor Models- Error Guarantees and Efficient AlgorithmsJarvis Haupt, University of Minnesota11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:40 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 11:45High-Dimensionality Challenges in Uncertainty QuantificationHabib Najm, Sandia National Laboratories11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:50 - 12:00Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 1:30Break for lunch
1:30 - 2:15Sparse structure-exploiting methods for large-scale Bayesian inverse problemsOmar Ghattas, University of Texas at Austin11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:20 - 3:05Sparse regularization path by differential inclusionWotao Yin, University of California, Los Angeles11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:10 - 3:55Eigenvector localization, implicit regularization, and algorithmic anti-differentiation for large-scale graphs and networked dataMichael W. Mahoney, University of California, Berkeley11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:00 - 5:45Poster Session11th Floor Collaborative Space
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ThursdayOctober 2, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45Smoothing maximum functionsMichael Todd, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:55 - 10:40Convex relaxations for recovering simultaneously structured objectsMaryam Fazel, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:50 - 11:10Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 11:55Nearly Linear-Time Algorithms for Structured SparsityPiotr Indyk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:05 - 1:50Break for lunch
1:50 - 2:35Compressive sensing approximation of high-dimensional parametric operator equationsHolger Rauhut, RWTH Aachen11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:45 - 3:30Streaming signal reconstruction from generalized measurementsJustin Romberg, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:40 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:45Relative Entropy Relaxations for Signomial OptimizationVenkat Chandrasekaran, California Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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FridayOctober 3, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
8:55 - 9:40Adaptive low-rank approximations- a subspace point of viewAnthony Nouy, Ecole Centrale Nantes11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:45High-dimensional problems arising in molecular simulationEric Cances, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:50 - 11:10Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 11:55Completing any low-rank matrix, provablyRachel Ward, University of Texas at Austin11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:05 - 1:50Break for lunch
1:50 - 2:35TBATBA11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:45 - 3:30Measure estimation from moments- from line spectra to tensorsGongguo Tang, University of Wisconsin11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:40 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative
4:00 - 4:45Nonlinear tensor product approximationV.N. Temlyakov, University of South Carolina11th Floor Lecture Hall

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.

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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 academic-year postdoctoral positions which are salaried positions with benefits. Each Institute Institute Postdoc is a research participant in one of the semester programs planned for that academic 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 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships can be found on MathJobs.org.

For full consideration, applicants must submit an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, curriculum vitae (including publication list), cover letter, research statement, and three letters of recommendation via Mathjobs.org by January 12, 2015.

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.