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25_May_2016
Award Winning Associate Director





May 25, 2016
— Congratulations to mathematics professor (and ICERM Associate Director) Ulrica Wilson for being named Morehouse College's 2016-2017 Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award winner!


10_May_2016
Big Data meets Number Theory



May 10, 2016
— Researchers from ICERM's special semester “Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program” are creating new data-driven models for collaborative research in number theory, culminating in today's official release of the L-functions and Modular Forms Database (LMFDB) at www.lmfdb.org. See article for more details.


21_April_2016
ICERM director to deliver Presidential Faculty Award lecture on cryptography





April 21,2016
— ICERM Director Jill Pipher will present the Presidential Faculty Award lecture on Tuesday, April 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. The Presidential Faculty Award was established in 2013 by President Christina Paxson to recognize members of the faculty who are conducting especially important and innovative scholarship and to create an opportunity for recipients to present their work to colleagues in other disciplines. Congratulations to Jill! See the Brown press release.


08_April_2016
NSF Director and RI Senator Visit ICERM and Brown



April 8, 2016
— National Science Foundation Director France Córdova and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island joined students, faculty and administrators at Brown on April 8 for a firsthand look at some of the NSF-supported research happening at the University. Their visit kicked off with a tour of ICERM.


18_February_20126
GirlsGetMath@ICERM Awarded AMS Epsilon Funds



February 17, 2016
— ICERM was pleased to learn that the American Mathematical Society (AMS) had awarded $5,000 to the institute from the AMS Epsilon Fund. This award will be used to support the 2016 GirlsGetMath@ICERM program, a summer day camp for Providence-area high school girls. Part of this award will be used to provide full scholarships to those who request assistance.


17_February_2016
The Color of Birds



February 17, 2016
— ICERM was pleased to host Dr. Rodolfo Torres for a public lecture on "The Beautifully Mathematically Ordered Color of Birds". The event drew people of all ages from the general and Brown community.


06_February_2016
ICERM Featured in "Notices of the AMS"

February 6, 2016 —  ICERM was pleased to be featured in the Communications section of the February 2016 issue of the "Notices of the AMS". The article features details about ICERM programs, ranging from faculty and student research programs to our week-long day camp for high school girls. Check it out!



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 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 will open on MathJobs.org in summer 2016.
  • 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. Applications for the 2017-2018 positions will open on MathJobs.org in summer 2016.
  • 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 will open on MathJobs.org in summer 2016. 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.

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.