Summer@ICERM Program Schedule
Thursday July 30, 2015
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
1:00 - 2:30Research Group Meeting: Configurations spaces of hard disksSupervisors: Emily, Yuliy
1:00 - 2:30Research Group Meeting: Crowd dynamicsSupervisors: Stefan, Vadim
2:00 - 3:00Coffee/Tea Break10th Floor Collaborative Space
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Cyclic pursuit/evasion systemsSupervisors:Emily, Maxim, Vadim
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Configuration spaces of tanglesSupervisors:Tarik, Yuliy

Mathematics in Data Science
Thursday July 30, 2015
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
8:50 - 9:00Introductory RemarksProgram Organizers11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:35TBAJustin Basilico, Netflix 11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:45 - 10:20TBABlair Sullivan, North Carolina State University 11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:20 - 10:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:50 - 11:25Class Averaging in Cryo-Electron MicroscopyJane Zhao, New York University 11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:35 - 12:10Mathematics in Data Science Panel 11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:10 - 1:40Break for Lunch
1:40 - 2:15A project in the life of a data scientistJanine Bennett, Sandia National Laboratories 11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:25 - 3:00Thermostatic Controls for Noisy Gradient Systems and Applications to Machine LearningBen Leimkuhler, University of Edinburgh 11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:00 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:05TBADavid Dunson, Duke University 11th Floor Lecture Hall

Graduate Student Team-Based Research: Computational Symplectic Topology
Thursday July 30, 2015
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:00 - 12:30Work in GroupsGroup #1: 11th floor conference room Group #2: 10th floor collaborative space
12:30 - 2:30Lunch
2:30 - 3:30Progress Report: Project 1 (capacities)10th Floor Classroom
4:00 - 5:00Progress Report: Project 2 (egg-beaters)10th Floor Classroom

Monday July 27, 2015
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
1:00 - 2:30Research Group Meeting: Crowd dynamicsSupervisors: Stefan, Vadim
1:00 - 2:30Research Group Meeting: Configurations spaces of hard disksSupervisors: Emily, Yuliy
2:00 - 3:00Coffee/Tea Break10th Floor Collaborative Space
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Cyclic pursuit/evasion systemsSupervisors:Emily, Maxim, Vadim
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Configuration spaces of tanglesSupervisors:Tarik, Yuliy

Tuesday July 28, 2015
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
1:00 - 2:30Research Group Meeting: Mixing rates in robotic explorationsSupervisors: Maxim, Yuliy
2:00 - 3:00Coffee/Tea Break10th Floor Collaborative Space
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Configuration spaces of coveringsSupervisors: Tarik, Yuliy
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Pinball dynamics and search problemSupervisors:Stefan, Maxim, Vadim

Wednesday July 29, 2015
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
2:00 - 3:00Coffee/Tea Break10th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00What if it's too Complex? Parameterized Algorithms in Scientific Data Analysis Blair Sullivan, North Carolina State University10th Floor Classroom

Thursday July 30, 2015
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
1:00 - 2:30Research Group Meeting: Configurations spaces of hard disksSupervisors: Emily, Yuliy
1:00 - 2:30Research Group Meeting: Crowd dynamicsSupervisors: Stefan, Vadim
2:00 - 3:00Coffee/Tea Break10th Floor Collaborative Space
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Cyclic pursuit/evasion systemsSupervisors:Emily, Maxim, Vadim
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Configuration spaces of tanglesSupervisors:Tarik, Yuliy

Friday July 31, 2015
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
1:00 - 2:30Research Group Meeting: Mixing rates in robotic explorationsSupervisors: Maxim, Yuliy
2:00 - 3:00Coffee/Tea Break10th Floor Collaborative Space
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Pinball dynamics and search problemSupervisors:Stefan, Maxim, Vadim
2:30 - 4:00Research Group Meeting: Configuration spaces of coveringsSupervisors: Tarik, Yuliy

17_July_2015
Hassett Appointed Next ICERM Director

July 17, 2015 — ICERM is pleased to announce that Dr. Brendan Hassett has been appointed the next Director of ICERM. Before succeeding Jill Pipher in July 2016, he will spend this coming academic year ramping up and getting to know faculty and students in Brown's Department of Mathematics as a full Professor. For more details, see the Brown University press release.


15_July_2015
ICERM Announces a New Program

July 15, 2015 — ICERM is pleased to announce a new program for those interested in small group research. Collaborate@ICERM offers teams of 3-6 researchers the to opportunity to spend five days at the institute either during the summer (May-August) or anytime in the month of January. Proposals are now being accepted and will be reviewed by the ICERM Science Board during the November 2015 meeting. More details can be found on our Participate page.


22_April_2015
ICERM Director elected to AAAS

April 22, 2015 —  Please join us in congratulating ICERM's Director, Jill Pipher. She was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. For more information, go to: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2015/04/academy.



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 14-16 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 (Brown students receive an UTRA grant in lieu of the S@I stipend). Proposals for undergraduate research programs are chosen competitively, and undergraduates need to apply to participate. Click here for details about the summer 2015 program.

Applications for the 2016 Summer@ICERM program will open in Fall 2015.

ICERM welcomes applications from graduate students who wish to spend between 6 weeks and one semester at ICERM to participate in one of our semester-long programs. ICERM will provide workspace, shared computers, and lockers; ICERM offers support for travel to the institute and local accommodations. The research interest of visiting graduate students 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 and space remain available.

If you are interested in applying to attend a workshop, you will need to request that your advisor submit a statement of support. Graduate students who present a poster at an ICERM workshop are typically awarded funding for local accommodations.

Apply to upcoming programs using Cube.

ICERM brings early-career mathematicians to the institute in order to support and expand their research and to create lasting career collaborations and connections. There are three ways to participate as a Postdoctoral Fellow in an ICERM semester program:

  • Postdoctoral Institute Fellows: The institute funds two academic-year postdoctoral positions that include a stipend and benefits. Each Institute Institute Postdoc is a research participant in one of the semester programs planned for that academic year, and remains at the institute during the alternate semester as a researcher-in-residence. Details and a link to applications for ICERM's 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Institute Fellowships can be found via MathJobs.org.
  • Postdoctoral Semester Fellows: These postdoctoral researchers are associated with a specific program and are in residence for that semester, supported by a monthly stipend and benefits. These postdoctoral researchers are associated with a specific program and are in residence for that semester, supported by a monthly salary and benefit stipend. Details and a link to applications for ICERM's 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Semester Fellowships can be found via MathJobs.org.
  • Postdoctoral Visitors: Postdoctoral researchers with support from their home institutions can apply for travel and/or lodging support to participate in an ICERM semester program. Go to ICERM's "Cube" system to apply.

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.

Details and a link to applications for ICERM's 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships are listed on MathJobs.org. For full consideration, applicants are expected to submit an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, curriculum vitae (including publication list), cover letter, research statement, and three letters of recommendation via MathJobs.org before January 4, 2016. Review of applications will commence in early January 2016.

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, small group research (Collaborate@ICERM), and our Summer@ICERM undergraduate research programs. How to propose an Program or Workshop.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) is to support and broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation: specifically, to expand the use of computational and experimental methods in mathematics, to support theoretical advances related to computation, and address problems posed by the existence and use of the computer through mathematical tools, research and innovation.