Monday December 11, 2017
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
8:30 - 8:55Registration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space
8:55 - 9:00WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:40Studying complicated fluid flows using topological data analysisRachel Levanger, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:45 - 10:25Transferring diffusion based manifold learning to trajectories, time varying data, and geometric deep learningMatthew Hirn, Michigan State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 11:40No space, no time: data, equal space and some thoughts on gauge invarianceYannis Kevrekidis, Johns Hopkins University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:45 - 12:25Spatiotemporal pattern extraction by spectral analysis of vector-valued observablesDimitris Giannakis, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:00 - 2:40Sparse Cech filtrations, persistent cohomology and projective coordinatesJose Perea, Michigan State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:45 - 3:25Learning geometries and analysis of data matrices, and tensors.Ronald Coifman, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:40Analysis of dynamic networks via persistent homologyFacundo Memoli, The Ohio State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:45 - 6:15Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday, December 11, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
8:30 - 8:55Registration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space
8:55 - 9:00WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:40Studying complicated fluid flows using topological data analysisRachel Levanger, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
9:45 - 10:25Transferring diffusion based manifold learning to trajectories, time varying data, and geometric deep learningMatthew Hirn, Michigan State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
PDF
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 11:40No space, no time: data, equal space and some thoughts on gauge invarianceYannis Kevrekidis, Johns Hopkins University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:45 - 12:25Spatiotemporal pattern extraction by spectral analysis of vector-valued observablesDimitris Giannakis, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:00 - 2:40Sparse Cech filtrations, persistent cohomology and projective coordinatesJose Perea, Michigan State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:45 - 3:25Learning geometries and analysis of data matrices, and tensors.Ronald Coifman, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:40Analysis of dynamic networks via persistent homologyFacundo Memoli, The Ohio State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:45 - 6:15Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Towards homotopical foundations for topological data analysisAndrew Blumberg, University of Texas11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:45 - 10:25Functional Data Analysis using a Topological Summary Statistic- the Smooth Euler Characteristic TransformLorin Crawford, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 11:40Persistence Landscapes and the Geometry of DataPeter Bubenik, University of Florida11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:45 - 12:25Mapping the Space of Molecular Conformations using Cryo-Electron MicroscopesRoy Lederman, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 12:40Workshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:40 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:00 - 2:40Inference in dynamical systems and the geometry of learning group actionsSayan Mukherjee, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:45 - 3:25Topology-based image analysis with discrete gradientsAttila Gyulassy, SCI Institute, University of Utah11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:40Inverse problems in TDA --- focus on metric graphsSteve Oudot, Inria11th Floor Lecture Hall
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Comparing shapes of genus zeroJoel Hass, UC Davis11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:10Approximating Continuous Functions on Persistence Diagrams for Machine Learning TasksElizabeth Munch, Michigan State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:20 - 12:00Fast Deformable Image RegistrationMarc Niethammer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 1:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
1:30 - 2:10From RNA-seq time series data to models of regulatory networksKonstantin Mischaikow, Rutgers University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:20 - 3:00Tropical Sufficient Statistics for Persistent HomologySara Kalisnik Verovsek, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:10 - 3:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:10Directed complexes, non-linear rank and convex sensing.Vladimir Itskov, Penn State11th Floor Lecture Hall
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Thursday, December 14, 2017

There are no events scheduled.

Friday, December 15, 2017

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19_October_2017
Eli Grigsby Joins ICERM as Deputy Director



October 19, 2017
— ICERM is pleased to announce that Julia Elisenda (Eli) Grigsby is joining ICERM as a Deputy Director, effective January 1. She is a professor of mathematics at Boston College and a leading expert in low-dimensional topology, knot theory, and related homology theories. Eli has received a number of awards and recognitions, include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2016.


Eli succeeds Homer Walker, who will complete 4 1/2 years of service as Deputy Director at the end of this year. We are most grateful for Homer's wise advice and careful management of numerous workshops and semester programs.



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 salary (Brown students typically receive an UTRA grant in lieu of the S@I salary). Proposals for undergraduate research programs are chosen competitively, and undergraduates need to apply to participate. View details about the summer 2018 program.

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 salary 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 2018-2019 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 salary and benefits. Applications for the 2018-2019 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.

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.