Wednesday July 26, 2017
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Vax!11th Floor Conference Room
10:00 - 10:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:10 - 11:00Introduction to Graph Theory11th Floor Conference Room
11:00 - 11:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 12:00MATLAB – Epidemics 11th Floor Conference Room
12:00 - 1:00Lunch 11th Floor Collaborative Space
1:00 - 3:303D Printing with Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb11th Floor Conference Room

Wednesday July 26, 2017
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:00 - 4:00Lesson 2: Gauss, Jordan, and GabrielGreg Henselman, University of Pennsylvania10th Floor Classroom

Monday, July 24, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
8:30 - 9:00Check-in11th Floor Collaborative Space
9:00 - 10:10“Escape Room” Introductions and Welcoming Remarks11th Floor Conference Room
10:10 - 11:00Fractals and Self-Similarities 11th Floor Conference Room
11:00 - 11:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 12:00Origami Fractals11th Floor Conference Room
12:00 - 1:00Lunch11th Floor Collaborative Space
1:00 - 1:50Intro to MATLAB11th Floor Conference Room
1:50 - 2:00Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
2:00 - 3:30GirlsGetMATLAB, an introduction to MATLAB11th Floor Conference Room
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:00 - 4:00Lesson 1: The LU decompositionGreg Henselman, University of Pennsylvania10th Floor Classroom

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Coffee & Bagels (a topological breakfast)11th Floor Conference Room
10:00 - 10:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:10 - 11:00 What is Data Science?11th Floor Conference Room
11:00 - 11:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 12:00Introduction to Matrices and Vectors11th Floor Conference Room
12:00 - 1:00Lunch 11th Floor Collaborative Space
1:00 - 1:50Linear Regression11th Floor Conference Room
1:50 - 2:00Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
2:00 - 2:45MATLAB – Vector and matrix operations in MATLAB11th Floor Conference Room
2:45 - 3:30MATLAB – Linear regression11th Floor Conference Room
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:00 - 4:00Lesson 3: Jordan Canonical FormGreg Henselman, University of Pennsylvania10th Floor Classroom

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Vax!11th Floor Conference Room
10:00 - 10:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:10 - 11:00Introduction to Graph Theory11th Floor Conference Room
11:00 - 11:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 12:00MATLAB – Epidemics 11th Floor Conference Room
12:00 - 1:00Lunch 11th Floor Collaborative Space
1:00 - 3:303D Printing with Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb11th Floor Conference Room
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:00 - 4:00Lesson 2: Gauss, Jordan, and GabrielGreg Henselman, University of Pennsylvania10th Floor Classroom

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Math Jeopardy!11th Floor Conference Room
10:00 - 10:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:10 - 11:00Transforming Images with Matrix Arithmetic 11th Floor Conference Room
11:00 - 11:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 12:00Image Filters and Effects11th Floor Conference Room
12:00 - 2:00Tour of Brown University and lunch at the “Ratty”Gather at ICERM's 11th Floor Reception Desk
2:00 - 2:45MATLAB – Image transformations11th Floor Conference Room
2:45 - 3:30MATLAB – “Obama me!” and other image effects and filters11th Floor Conference Room
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:00 - 4:00Lesson 4: Gauss-Jordan EliminationGreg Henselman, University of Pennsylvania10th Floor Classroom
6:30 - 8:00HUG Panel11th Floor Lecture Hall

Friday, July 28, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Puzzle hunt11th Floor Conference Room
10:00 - 10:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:10 - 11:00Introduction to Modular Arithmetic11th Floor Conference Room
11:00 - 11:10Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 12:00Frequency Analysis11th Floor Conference Room
12:00 - 1:00Lunch 11th Floor Collaborative Space
1:00 - 1:50Shamir’s Secret Sharing11th Floor Conference Room
1:50 - 2:00Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
2:00 - 2:45MATLAB – Caesar and multiplication ciphers 11th Floor Conference Room
2:45 - 3:30NASA coding session with Kim Arcand11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Closing Ceremony11th Floor Conference Room
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:00 - 3:30Lesson 5a: Möbius InversionGreg Henselman, University of Pennsylvania10th Floor Classroom
3:30 - 4:00Lesson 5b: SynthesisGreg Henselman, University of Pennsylvania10th Floor Classroom
99_Month_2012
Foundation Announces Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory and Computation

July 13, 2017 —  The Simons Foundation announced a new Simons Collaboration - Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory and Computation - which grew directly out of the Fall 2015 ICERM program Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program. The collaboration includes Jennifer Balakrishnan (BU), Noam Elkies (Harvard), Bjorn Poonen (MIT), Andrew Sutherland (MIT), and John Voight (Dartmouth), and Brendan Hassett (Director, ICERM).


The budget is nearly $8 million across the five participating institutions over the four years of the project. This will support programmers and staff mathematicians with a view toward enriching databases of elliptic curves, L-functions, and varieties over finite fields and extending them to new classes of objects. We expect these to inspire new progress on fundamental questions in algebraic geometry, Galois representations, and number theory.

As the lead node of the collaboration, ICERM will provide logistical support and host two workshops in 2019 and 2020.

ICERM is grateful that the Simons Foundation is investing these resources in the computationally-inspired mathematical research that is a major strand of ICERM's mission.


11_July_2017
MSR gifts $50K to ICERM



July 1, 2017
— ICERM recently received a generous gift of $50,000 from Microsoft Research. We are very grateful to them for their support.


02_July_2017
Brown names math institute founder new research VP



July 1, 2017
—  ICERM's founding Director, Jill Pipher, officially began her new role as Vice President for Research at Brown University this month.


01_July_2017
ICERM Welcomes New Deputy Director



July 1, 2017
— ICERM is pleased to announce that Sigal Gottlieb has joined ICERM as a Deputy Director. She is a Professor of Mathematics at UMass Dartmouth, where she also founded the center for scientific computing and visualization. She has extensive experience organizing conferences both at ICERM and around the country. She succeeds Sinai Robins, who is returning full time to the University of Sao Paulo after two years at ICERM. We are grateful to Sinai for developing our "Illustrating Mathematics" program and overseeing numerous other ICERM events.


21_June_2017
Friends of ICERM honored as speakers for ICM

June 21, 2017 — ICERM congratulates the former board members and program organizers who were selected as plenary or sectional speakers for the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 1-9, 2018.


  • Andrea Bertozzi
  • Pierre Degond
  • Laura DeMarco
  • Qiang Du
  • Michael Hochman
  • Gil Kalai
  • Richard Kenyon
  • Helena Nussenzveig Lopes
  • Igor Pak
  • Sylvia Serfaty
  • Rekha Thomas

The IMC meets once every four years, hosted by the International Mathematical Union (awarders of The Fields Medals, among other prizes). Being invited to give a talk at the ICM is considered a great honor.


11_April_2017
ICERM wins new grant from Simons Foundation



April 11, 2017
— With a new grant from the Simons Foundation, ICERM will enhance and expand its efforts to bring top scholars to Brown to explore big questions in mathematical research. See also: https://pbn.com/simons-awards-982k-grant-browns-icerm/


05_April_2017
Turning Numbers into Art

April 5, 2017 — A great article was written for The Conversation by Frank Farris about ICERM's 2016 "Illustrating Mathematics" workshop. A semester program devoted to this topic was recently approved by our science board. More details to come!


03_April_2017
ICERM Associate Director disproves established math conjecture



April 3, 2017
— Caroline Klivans, an ICERM Associate Director and senior applied math lecturer at Brown University, recently discredited the long-accepted Partionability Conjecture theory.



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. Click here for details about the summer 2017 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.