Organizing Committee

Partial differential equations (PDEs) have long played crucial roles in the field of fluid dynamics. These PDE models, including Euler and Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible and compressible flows, kinetic equations for rarefied flows, and equations for more complex flows such as magneto-hydrodynamics flows, have motivated numerous studies from the theory of PDEs to the design and analysis of computational algorithms, and their implementation and application in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This discipline is continually and dynamically evolving, constantly bringing forward new results in PDE theory, computation, and application to CFD, and also setting up the ground for generalizations to other related applications including electro-magnetics, fluid-structure interactions, cosmology, and computational electronics.

The aim of this workshop is to review the recent progress in the type of PDEs arising from fluid dynamics and other related physical areas, in terms of their theory, computation, and applications. The invited speakers include PDE analysts, applied and computational mathematicians, and engineers. Many of the invited speakers have made fundamental contributions to the development of PDE numerical methods and mathematical analysis as well as cutting edge applications. In harmony with ICERM's mission, the most significant aspect of this workshop is cutting-edge computational mathematics, and reinforcing the critical role played by computation in the mathematical and experimental aspects of fluid dynamics.

This workshop aims to showcase recent advances in the theory and computation of PDEs with applications in CFD. It is thus an excellent vehicle to commemorate Professor Saul Abarbanel, who has made fundamental contributions to fluid dynamics and PDEs, especially in their computation and application to CFD. To honor his memory, this workshop will focus on recent developments in the field, highlighting the exchange of current research ideas and setting the stage for future research.

Confirmed Speakers & Participants

  • Azhar Alhammali
    Oregon State University
  • Johnson Audu
    King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
  • bahador bahmani
    the University of Tennessee
  • Duo Cao
    Purdue University
  • Mark Carpenter
    NASA Langley Research Center
  • Alina Chertock
    North Carolina State University
  • Alexandre Chorin
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Sidafa Conde
    Sandia National Laboratories
  • Constantine Dafermos
    Brown University
  • Adi Ditkowski
    Tel Aviv University
  • Wai-Sun Don
    Ocean University of China
  • Dalia Fishelov
    Afeka-Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering
  • Anne Gelb
    Dartmouth College
  • Debojyoti Ghosh
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Jan Giesselmann
    RWTH Aachen University
  • Sigal Gottlieb
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Bertil Gustafsson
    Uppsala University
  • Johnny Guzman
    Brown University
  • Fanchen He
    University of Michigan
  • Jan Hesthaven
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Olaniyi Iyiola
    Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Antony Jameson
    Stanford University
  • Jaber Javanshir Hasbestan
    University of Pittsburgh
  • George Karniadakis
    Brown University
  • Alexander Kurganov
    Southern University of Science and Technology, China and Tulane University, USA
  • Longfei Li
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Xiaozhou Li
    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • Jessica Libertini
    Virginia Military Institute
  • Yvon Maday
    University Pierre and Marie Curie
  • Leonardo Marazzi
    Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Misun Min
    Argonne National Laboratory
  • thuong Nguyen
    University of Utah
  • Jan Nordstrom
    Linköping University
  • Philip Roe
  • Jennifer Ryan
    University of East Anglia and Heinrich Heine University
  • Amir Sagiv
    Tel Aviv University
  • Leonardo Scandurra
    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Choah Shin
    Oregon State University
  • Chi-Wang Shu
    Brown University
  • Bedrich Sousedik
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Walter Strauss
    Brown University
  • Eitan Tadmor
    University of Maryland
    Towson University
  • Semyon Tsynkov
    North Carolina State University
  • Eli Turkel
    Tel Aviv University
  • HAO WU
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Yang Yang
    Michigan Technological University
  • Helen Yee
    NASA Ames Research Center

Application Information

ICERM welcomes applications from faculty, postdocs, graduate students, industry scientists, and other researchers who wish to participate in the topical workshops. Some funding may be available for travel and lodging. Graduate students who apply must have their advisor submit a statement of support in order to be considered.

Your Visit to ICERM

ICERM Facilities
ICERM is located on the 10th & 11th floors of 121 South Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island. ICERM's business hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm during this event. See our facilities page for more info about ICERM and Brown's available facilities.
Traveling to ICERM
ICERM is located at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Providence's T.F. Green Airport (15 minutes south) and Boston's Logan Airport (1 hour north) are the closest airports. Providence is also on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. In-depth directions and transportation information are available on our travel page.
To secure our special ICERM rate at the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown, use this link. ICERM regularly works with two additional area hotels for short visits. The Providence Biltmore and Hilton Garden Inn both have discounted rates available. Contact before booking outside of the preferred rate or if you would like to book alternate accommodations.
The only way ICERM participants should book a room is through the hotel reservation links located on this page or through links emailed to them from an ICERM email address ( ICERM never works with any conference booking vendors and never collects credit card information.
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Technology Resources
Wireless internet access ("Brown-Guest") and wireless printing is available for all ICERM visitors. Eduroam is available for members of participating institutions. Thin clients in all offices and common areas provide open access to a web browser, SSH terminal, and printing capability. See our Technology Resources page for setup instructions and to learn about all available technology.
Discrimination and Harassment Policy
ICERM is committed to creating a safe, professional, and welcoming environment that benefits from the diversity and experiences of all its participants. The Brown University "Discrimination and Workplace Harassment Policy" applies to all ICERM participants and staff. Participants with concerns or requests for assistance on a discrimination or harassment issue should contact the ICERM Director, who is the responsible employee at ICERM under this policy.
Exploring Providence
Providence's world-renowned culinary scene provides ample options for lunch and dinner. Neighborhoods near campus, including College Hill Historic District, have many local attractions. Check out the map on our Explore Providence page to see what's near ICERM.

Visa Information

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Financial Support

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

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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.