Home
Nivo Slider Demo

 

Semester Program Schedule

Research Cluster Schedule
FridayOctober 31, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45An Application of the Erdos-Turan-Koksma Inequality in Almost-Periodic HomogenizationZhongwei Shen, Universoity of Kentucky11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:00 - 10:00Please take a moment to complete the survey that was distributed by email.
10:30 - 11:15TBAEd Saff, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Asymptotic Results on the Discrete Riesz Minimal Energy and Polarization when the Power of the Potential Equals the Dimension of the SetSergiy Borodachov, Towson University11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch
2:00 - 2:45Bracketing entropy of high dimensional distributionsFrank Gao, University of Idaho11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
3:00 - 3:45(Quasi) Monte Carlo and Partial Differential Equations- what can be doneStefan Steinerberger, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
4:00 - 4:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayOctober 27, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
8:30 - 8:55Registration: Discrepancy Theory Workshop11th Floor Collaborative Space
8:55 - 9:00WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:45Dyadic shift randomization in classical discrepancy theoryMaxim Skriganov, Steklov Mathematical Institute, St Petersburg11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Factorization Norms and Tusnady's ProblemAleksandar Nikolov, Microsoft Research11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
11:30 - 12:15Directional DiscrepancyCraig Spencer, Kansas State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch
2:30 - 3:15Keynote Lecture- Discrepancy and Homogeneous DynamicsAlex Kontorovich, Rutgers University11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:45Sets of bounded discrepancy for multi-dimensional irrational rotationSigrid Grepstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayOctober 28, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45Distribution of simplexes in thin subsets of Euclidean space and Riemannian manifoldsAlex Iosevich, University of Rochester11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Convolution operators, measures of polynomial growth, and finite point configurations.Krystal Taylor, IMA, University of Minnesota11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
11:30 - 12:15Quasi-random numbers for copula modelsChristiane Lemieux, University of Waterloo11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
12:30 - 1:45Break for Lunch
1:45 - 2:30Algorithmic aspects of discrepancyNikhil Bansal, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
2:45 - 3:15Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:15 - 4:00Discrepancy of random pointsBenjamin Doerr, École Polytechnique11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
4:15 - 5:00Constructing Low Star Discrepancy Point Sets with Genetic AlgorithmsCarola Doerr, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik11th Floor Lecture Hall

WednesdayOctober 29, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45Diversions from the Koksma-Hlawka inequalityGiancarlo Travaglini, Università di Milano - Bicocca11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
10:00 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:05Some work of Antonia J Jones - The gamma test and a recently discovered manuscript of a book on the traveling salesman question.Andy Pollington, National Science Foundation11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:20 - 12:05Circumventing Schmidt's bound on discrepancy using tapered estimatorsJames Propp, University of Massachusetts at Lowell11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
12:20 - 12:30Group Photo 11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch
2:00 - 2:45Continuity of halo functions associated to homothecy invariant dencity bases.Oleksandra Beznosova, University of Alabama11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
3:00 - 3:45Problem Session11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:45 - 4:00Coffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Poster Session and Short Talks11th Floor Collaborative Space and Lecture Hall
5:00 - 5:45Collaboration and discussion11th Floor Collaborative Space and Lecture Hall

ThursdayOctober 30, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45Low-discrepancy sequences for non-uniform measuresChristoph Aistleitner, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Vandermonde Nets and SequencesRoswitha Hofer, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
11:30 - 12:15Limit theorems for discrepanciesRobert Tichy, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 1:45Break for Lunch
1:45 - 2:30Optimal point sets for quasi-Monte Carlo integration of bivariate periodic functionsAicke Hinrichs, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
2:45 - 3:15Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:15 - 4:00Explicit constructions of point sets and sequences with low discrepancyJosef Dick, University of New South Wales11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
4:15 - 5:00BMO and exponential Orlicz space estimates of the discrepancy function in arbitrary dimensioLev Makhasin, Universität Stuttgart11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF

FridayOctober 31, 2014
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45An Application of the Erdos-Turan-Koksma Inequality in Almost-Periodic HomogenizationZhongwei Shen, Universoity of Kentucky11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:00 - 10:00Please take a moment to complete the survey that was distributed by email.
10:30 - 11:15TBAEd Saff, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Asymptotic Results on the Discrete Riesz Minimal Energy and Polarization when the Power of the Potential Equals the Dimension of the SetSergiy Borodachov, Towson University11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch
2:00 - 2:45Bracketing entropy of high dimensional distributionsFrank Gao, University of Idaho11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
3:00 - 3:45(Quasi) Monte Carlo and Partial Differential Equations- what can be doneStefan Steinerberger, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
4:00 - 4:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

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.

OPEN POSITIONS:

Director Search Announcement

The Board of Trustees of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) and Brown University seek a new director of ICERM for an appointment to begin between August 2015 and July 2016. The Director will serve as the scientific and administrative leader of the institute and will be a distinguished member of the Brown faculty.

The successful candidate will possess outstanding scholarly credentials, including a Ph.D., as well as demonstrated academic leadership experience. The Director will hold a tenured position at Brown University in the Department of Mathematics or the Division of Applied Mathematics, or jointly in at least one of these departments. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests align with the mission of ICERM. Although the Director will have no formal teaching obligations, the Director’s faculty appointment will carry some expectation of service both to the department(s) in which the Director is appointed and to the university. The term of the appointment as Director of ICERM ends August 2020, and may be renewed.

The search committee consists of members of the ICERM Board of Trustees and faculty in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to director@icerm.brown.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jeffrey Brock, Chair of Mathematics, or Bjorn Sandstede, Chair of Applied Mathematics.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SUMMER TA POSITIONS

ICERM runs a research program for undergraduates called "Summer@ICERM". Typically 18-20 students participate in this program from all over the country. The summer 2015 program theme is "Computational Dynamics and Topology".

We are seeking four graduate student or postdoc Teaching Assistants with interest/expertise in the program topic to assist the two faculty leaders: Y.M. Baryshnikov and V. Zharnitsky (both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

This is an 8-week position running from June 15 to August 7, 2015. It comes with a stipend of $5,000 for graduate students and $7,000 for postdocs. For those hired from outside of the RI/Boston area, ICERM will assist with securing housing and provide some support for travel.

ICERM requires the following materials be sent to applications@icerm.brown.edu, by Friday, February 27, 2015:

  • • A CV
  • • A letter in interest (indicating how the applicant's current research background relates to the "Computational Dynamics and Topology" topic)
  • • A letter of support from a senior faculty member

The faculty organizers will review all applicants and make their selection by mid-to-late March.


Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Opportunities

 

 

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.