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Monday, November 28, 2016

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
8:30 - 8:55Registration11th Floor Collaborative Space
8:55 - 9:00WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:45Thrifty approximations of convex bodies by polytopesAlexander Barvinok, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Higher-dimensional Expansion and Topological OverlapUli Wagner, IST, Austria11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55Topological aspects of Boolean functionsMark Goresky, ICERM and IAS11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:00 - 2:40Toric h-vectors and Chow Betti numbers of hypersimplicesJosephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:50 - 3:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:20 - 4:00Tutte chromatic relations, extensions and applicationsSlava Krushkal, University of Virginia11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:15 - 4:55Mechanism design in discrete settingsNgoc M. Tran, Hausdorff Center UT Austin11th Floor Lecture Hall
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5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Points, lines, planes, etc.June Huh, IAS and Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Discrete Morse theory for moduli spaces of flexible polygons, or solitaire game on the circleGaiane Panina, St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics RAS (PDMI)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55Random triangulations of the two sphereEric Babson, UC Davis11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:00 - 2:40Discrete invariants of Hamiltonian torus actions.Yael Karshon, University of Toronto.11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:55 - 3:35A toolbox for topologistsPablo Soberón, Northeastern University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:45 - 5:00Poster Session and Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Lower bound theorems for manifolds and normal pseudomanifoldsIsabella Novik, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Lefschetz properties of balanced 3-polytopesMartina Juhnke-Kubitzke, Universität Osnabrück11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55Hyperplane Equipartitions Plus ConstraintsSteven Simon, Bard College11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:10 - 12:20Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:20 - 2:20Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:20 - 3:00Topology and combinatorics of toric arrangements.Emanuele Delucchi, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:10 - 3:40Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:40 - 4:20Regularity of complete intersections of linesBruno Benedetti, University of Miami11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:35 - 5:15Matroids over hyperfieldsLaura Anderson, Binghamton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Sum Complexes and their ApplicationsRoy Meshulam, Technion11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Prismatic Maps for the Topological Tverberg ConjectureIsaac Mabillard, IST Austria11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55Metric reconstruction via optimal transportFlorian Frick, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 1:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
1:30 - 2:10Vanishing theorems for highly connected lattices and the subadditivity problemKarim Adiprasito, Hebrew University of Jerusalem11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:25 - 3:05Colorful simplicial depthZuzana Patáková, IST Austria11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:20 - 3:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
6:30 - 8:00Public Lecture - Visualizing the Future of BiomedicineChris R. Johnson, Ph.D, University of Utah11th Floor Lecture Hall

Friday, December 2, 2016

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Representation stability in configuration spaces via Whitney homology of the partition latticePatricia Hersh, North Carolina State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Markoff Surfaces and Strong ApproximationAlexander Gamburd, Graduate Center, CUNY11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55High-dimensional Theta NumbersAnna Gundert, University of Cologne11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:10 - 12:50On Stokes setsYuliy Baryshnikov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:05 - 3:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
25_October_2016
ICERM Associate Director Launches Data Science Initiative at Brown



October 25, 2016
— Today marks the exciting launch of Brown's new Data Science Initiative. The initiative, which includes a new master’s program, will bolster research that integrates data in new scholarly contexts and prepare students to be leaders in a data-enabled society. Congrats to DSI Director Jeff Brock, who is also the Chair of Brown's Mathematics Department and an ICERM Associate Director. More details can be found in the Brown University News article, Brown launches new Data Science Initiative. Related links: Women in Data Science and Mathematics Research Collaboration Workshop (WiSDM), and Big Data meets Number TheoryPDF.


21_September_2016
Jill Pipher Named Brown's Next VP for Research





September 21, 2016
— Brown University announced that Jill Pipher, ICERM's founding director emeritus, has been named the Vice President for Research beginning July 1, 2017. We send her our heartfelt congratulations! Reporting directly to the provost, the vice president for research is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for research that enhances overall research capacity, promotes a culture of excellence and productivity, and raises Brown’s research profile nationally and internationally.


19_August_2016
Mathematicians, police join forces on the mathematics of crime



August 19, 2016
— A weeklong "Predictive Policing" workshop at ICERM brought leaders of the Providence Police Department together with 25 mathematicians from across the globe to explore methods of using data to better anticipate and manage criminal activity. Researchers used real data from the City of Providence to look for interesting trends and patterns that might help police analyze criminal activity..



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. Apply to upcoming programs with Cube.

Workshop Participants

ICERM workshops, both semester and topical, provide other opportunities for participation in our activities. Funding for workshop participation is limited. Apply to upcoming workshops with Cube. 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 15-20 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 typically 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 2016 program.

Applications for the 2017 Summer@ICERM program will open in Fall 2016.

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 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. Applications for the 2017-2018 positions are open on 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. Applications for the 2017-2018 positions are open on 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.

Applications for the 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Institute and Semester fellowships are being accepted on Mathjobs.org. Applicants will be 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 by early January 2017. Review of applications will commence in early January 2017. Priority will be given to applications received before January 4, 2017.

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.