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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.

A large part of ICERM's activities take place in the context of semester long thematic programs together with their associated workshops. Each such program hosts a number of long-term visitors (15-20 senior personnel, 5-10 postdoctoral fellows, and 8-12 graduate students) in addition to workshop participants.

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Fall 2014High-dimensional ApproximationDmitriy Bilyk, William Chen, Frances Kuo, Michael Lacey, Volodya Temlyakov, Rachel Ward, Henryk Wozniakowski
Spring 2015Phase Transitions and Emergent PropertiesMark Bowick, Beatrice de Tiliere, Richard Kenyon, Charles Radin, Peter Winkler
Fall 2015Computational Aspects of the Langlands ProgramAlina Bucur, Brian Conrey, David Farmer, John Jones, Kiran Kedlaya, Michael Rubinstein, Holly Swisher, John Voight
Spring 2016Dimension and DynamicsDmitri Dolgopyat, Mike Hochman, Izabella Laba, Stefano Luzzatto, Yakov Pesin, Mark Pollicott, Joerg Schmeling, Boris Solomyak, Warwick Tucker

As part of each semester program, 3-4 workshops are held at ICERM. To apply to participate in an ICERM workshop please click here.

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Sep 15-19, 2014Information-Based Complexity and Stochastic Computation Frances Y. Kuo, Erich Novak, Klaus Ritter, Grzegorz W. Wasilkowski, Henryk Wozniakowski
Sep 29-Oct 3, 2014Approximation, Integration, and Optimization Albert Cohen, Ronald Devore, Robert Nowak, Vladimir Temlyakov, Rachel Ward
Oct 27-31, 2014Discrepancy Theory Michael Lacey, William Chen, Dmitriy Bilyk, Aicke Hinrichs, Mikhail Lifshits, Friedrich Pillichshammer
Feb 9-13, 2015Crystals, Quasicrystals and Random Networks Mark Bowick, Persi Diaconis, Charles Radin, Peter Winkler
March 16-20, 2015Small Clusters, Polymer Vesicles and Unusual Minima Mark Bowick, Michael Brenner, Robert Kusner, Charles Radin
April 13-17, 2015Limit Shapes Marek Biskup, Alexei Borodin, Béatrice de Tilière, Richard Kenyon, Senya Shlosman

Research clusters are scheduled during some of ICERM's semester programs. They are independently organized and consist of research group activities in a focused subfield of that semester program. Activities often begin with a collection of tutorials or a short (possibly two day) workshop. The research activities, planned by the organizer(s), may consist of teamwork, daily/weekly seminars, and closing presentations.

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Nov 3-21, 2014Computational Challenges in Sparse and Redundant Representations Ben Adcock, Doug Cochran, Anne Gelb (lead), Karlheinz Grochenig, Yang Wang

ICERM hosts 1-4 topical workshops each year. They focus on topics of current interest in the mathematical sciences. To apply, please submit the online application form for workshop participants. Decisions about online applications are typically made 1-3 months before the workshop.

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October 22-24, 2014 Mathematics of Data Analysis in Cybersecurity John Harer, Paul Barford, Jill Pipher, Edo Airoldi, Mauro Maggioni, Henry Cohn
December 4-5, 2014 11th DIMACS Implementation Challenge in Collaboration with ICERM David S. Johnson, Thorsten Koch, Renato F. Werneck, Martin Zachariasen
June 1-5, 2015 Integrability in Mechanics and Geometry: Theory and Computations Annalisa Calini, Boris Khesin, Gloria Mari-Beffa, Vadim Zharnitsky
June 8-12, 2015 Uncertainty Quantification for Multiscale Stochastic Systems and Applications Paul Dupuis, Peter Glynn, Markos A. Katsoulakis, Petr Plechac
July 6-10, 2015 Computational Geometric Topology in Arrangement Theory Nero Budur, Graham Denham, Anca Daniela Macinic, Daniel Matei, Laurentiu Maxim, Hal Schenck, Max Wakefield
July 13-17, 2015 Computational and Analytical Aspects of Image Reconstruction Gaik Ambartsoumian, Vladimir Druskin, Esther Klann, Venkateswaran P. Krishnan, Alfred Louis, Eric Todd Quinto
August 31 - September 4, 2015 Numerical Methods for Large-Scale Nonlinear Problems and Their Applications Tim Kelley, Homer Walker, Carol Woodward

ICERM hosts a summer undergraduate research program called "Summer@ICERM". 12-14 undergraduates are funded to come to ICERM for an eight-week intensive program taught by faculty. Brown University UTRA students and students with outside funding are welcome to apply as well.

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IdeaLabs are selective one-week programs offered to twenty early career researchers. IdeaLabs facilitate new interdisciplinary research groups and connections through guided teamwork on a specific collection of open problems with a final presentation to a broader group of interested parties, including funding agency managers, industry partners, and representatives of National Laboratories.

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July 6-10, 2015IdeaLab 2015: Inverse Problems and Uncertainty Quantification Omar Ghattas, Youssef Marzouk, Noemi Petra
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ICERM hosts on-site public lectures and special events and frequently participates in national mathematical events and conferences. Part of ICERM's mission is to promote themes of national interest: diversity in the sciences, the teaching of mathematics, the role of technology and computers in research and the classroom, and the contribution of modern mathematics to everything from biology and medicine, to commerce, to climate forecasting and environmental policy.

* event is related or held off-site

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November 20, 2014Public Lecture: Mathematics of Crime Andrea Bertozzi
June 24-27, 2015Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS) presents CAARMS 21, hosted by ICERM Andrea Bertozzi