Organizing Committee
Abstract

The primary goal of this opening workshop is to expose program participants to many of the methods and software packages relevant to this program. There will be introductory lectures and ample time for experimentation with methods and software under the tutelage of area experts and software developers.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
TimeEventLocationMaterials
8:30 - 8:45Check-In/Registration11th Floor Lecture Hall 
8:45 - 9:00ICERM Welcome - Brendan Hassett and ICERM staff  
9:00 - 10:00Non Linear Algebra at the ICERM - Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break  
10:30 - 11:30Software for tropical geometry - Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:45 - 11:45TBD - Cynthia Vinzant, North Carolina State11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 1:00Brainstorming Groups - forming questions for afternoon - lunch provided11th Floor 
1:00 - 1:30Brown Card Office - Sponsored IDs  
1:30 - 2:00Q&A11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 3:00Group or Individual Work  
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 5:00Group or Individual Work  
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, September 6, 2018
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 10:00Real and convex algebraic geometry - Cynthia Vinzant, North Carolina State University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break  
10:30 - 11:30TBD - Diego Cifuentes, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 1:00Break for Lunch  
1:00 - 2:00Q&A11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 3:00Group or Individual Work  
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 5:00Group of Individual Work  
Friday, September 7, 2018
TimeEventLocationMaterials
10:00 - 10:30Q&A11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 12:00Group or Individual Work  
12:00 - 2:00Break for Lunch/Free Time  
2:00 - 3:00Solutions from Groups and Other Discussion11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:30Solutions from Groups and Other Discussion11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Monday, September 10, 2018
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 10:00Foundations of Numerical Algebraic Geometry - Jonathan Hauenstein, University of Notre Dame11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break  
10:30 - 11:30Techniques for real solutions to nonlinear algebraic systems - Danielle Brake, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 1:00Brainstorming Groups - forming questions for afternoon - lunch provided11th Floor 
1:00 - 2:00Q&A11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 3:00Group or Individual Work  
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 5:00Group or Individual Work  
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 10:00TBD - Thomas Kahle, Otto-von-Guericke Unversität11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break  
10:30 - 11:30Graphical models from an algebraic perspective - Elina Robeva, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 1:00Break for Lunch  
1:00 - 2:00Q&A11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 3:00Group or Individual Work  
3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 5:00Group or Individual Work  
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TimeEventLocationMaterials
10:00 - 10:30Q&A11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 12:00Group or Individual Work  
12:00 - 1:30Break for Lunch/Free Time  
1:30 - 2:30Solutions from Groups and Other Discussion11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:30 - 3:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:00 - 4:00Solutions from Groups and Other Discussion11th Floor Lecture Hall 

Request Reimbursement

Acceptable Costs
  • 1 roundtrip between your home institute and ICERM
  • Flights on U.S. or E.U. airlines – economy class to either Providence airport (PVD) or Boston airport (BOS)
  • Ground Transportation to and from airports and ICERM.
Unacceptable Costs
  • Flights on non-U.S. or non-E.U. airlines
  • Seats in economy plus, business class, or first class
  • Change ticket fees of any kind
  • Multi-use bus passes
  • Meals or incidentals
Advance Approval Required
  • Personal car travel to ICERM from outside New England
  • Multiple-destination plane ticket; does not include layovers to reach ICERM
  • Arriving or departing from ICERM more than a day before or day after the program
  • Multiple trips to ICERM
  • Rental car to/from ICERM
  • Flights on a Swiss, Japanese, or Australian airlines
  • Arriving or departing from airport other than PVD/BOS or home institution's local airport
  • 2 one-way plane tickets to create a roundtrip (often purchased from Expedia, Orbitz, etc.)
Reimbursement Request Form

https://icerm.brown.edu/money/

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Reimbursement Tips
  • Scanned original receipts are required for all expenses
  • Airfare receipt must show full itinerary and payment
  • ICERM does not offer per diem or meal reimbursement
  • Allowable mileage is reimbursed at prevailing IRS Business Rate and trip documented via pdf of Google Maps result
  • Keep all documentation until you receive your reimbursement!
Reimbursement Timing

6 - 8 weeks after all documentation is sent to ICERM. All reimbursement requests are reviewed by numerous central offices at Brown who may request additional documentation.

Reimbursement Deadline

Submissions must be received within 30 days of ICERM departure to avoid applicable taxes. Submissions after thirty days will incur applicable taxes. No submissions are accepted more than six months after the program end.

Associated Semester Workshops

Nonlinear Algebra
Core Computational Methods
Real Algebraic Geometry and Optimization
Nonlinear Algebra in Applications

Lecture Videos

Total binomial decomposition

Thomas Kahle
Otto-von-Guericke Unversität
September 11, 2018

Techniques for real solutions to nonlinear algebraic systems

Danielle Brake
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
September 10, 2018

Foundations of Numerical Algebraic Geometry

Jonathan Hauenstein
University of Notre Dame
September 10, 2018

Bootcamp Lecture

Cynthia Vinzant
North Carolina State
September 6, 2018

Computations in Tropical Geometry

Diane Maclagan
University of Warwick
September 5, 2018

Non Linear Algebra at the ICERM

Frank Sottile
Texas A&M University
September 5, 2018