Monday August 21, 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 - 9:30Introduction to Pedestrian Dynamics - Modeling, Validation and Calibration Workshop, and Working GroupsAlethea Barbaro, Case Western Reserve University José A. Carrillo, Imperial College London Armin Seyfried, Forschungszentrum Jülich Marie-Therese Wolfram Universität Wien 11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:30 - 10:15Human Factors in Simulation, Planning and GuidanceLaura Künzer, Team HF - Human Factors Research and Training, Hofinger, Künzer & Mähler PartG11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 11:45Social norms and strategies in crowds – where pedestrian dynamics need social psychologyAnna Sieben, Ruhr-Universität Bochum11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 3:15Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:30 - 3:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:15 - 4:00Large time and large crowd limits in alignment-based dynamicsEitan Tadmor, University of Maryland11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:15 - 5:00Pedestrian models- game theoretic versus mechanistic view pointsPierre Degond, Imperial College London11th Floor Lecture Hall
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5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday, August 21, 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 - 9:30Introduction to Pedestrian Dynamics - Modeling, Validation and Calibration Workshop, and Working GroupsAlethea Barbaro, Case Western Reserve University José A. Carrillo, Imperial College London Armin Seyfried, Forschungszentrum Jülich Marie-Therese Wolfram Universität Wien 11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:30 - 10:15Human Factors in Simulation, Planning and GuidanceLaura Künzer, Team HF - Human Factors Research and Training, Hofinger, Künzer & Mähler PartG11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 11:45Social norms and strategies in crowds – where pedestrian dynamics need social psychologyAnna Sieben, Ruhr-Universität Bochum11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 3:15Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:30 - 3:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:15 - 4:00Large time and large crowd limits in alignment-based dynamicsEitan Tadmor, University of Maryland11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:15 - 5:00Pedestrian models- game theoretic versus mechanistic view pointsPierre Degond, Imperial College London11th Floor Lecture Hall
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5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45Towards Simulation Tools for Innovative Street DesignsBani Anvari, University of Southampton11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Interactive Multi-Agent Simulation for Physical and Virtual WorldsDinesh Manocha, UNC Chapel Hill11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Parameter estimation for the evalaution and the comparison of microscopic crowd simulation algorithms.Julien Pettré, Inria11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:30 - 3:00Working Group DiscussionTBD by Group
3:00 - 3:45From Bacteria to People- Modeling Group Dynamics in PhototaxisDoron Levy, University of Maryland11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:00 - 4:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:30 - 5:15Local and nonlocal models of aggregation and their applications.Theodore Kolokolnikov, Dalhousie University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45Behavioral Dynamics Approach to Collective Crowd BehaviorWilliam Warren, Dept. of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Forecasting crowd dynamics through coarse-grained data analysisSebastien Motsch, Arizona State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Optimization Integrator for Energy-Based Pedestrian ModelsIoannis Karamouzas, Clemson University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:20 - 12:30Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:00 - 2:45Crowd motion modeling and evolution PDE with density constraintsFilippo Santambrogio, Université Paris-Sud11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:00 - 3:45On the Hughes Model for crowd motionJan-Frederik Pietschmann, WWU Münster11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:00 - 5:00Poster Session / Coffee Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45Experimental study of pedestrian dynamics and Modeling of 2-runners races using Game TheoryCecile Appert Rolland, Lab. of Theoretical Physics - Univ. Paris Sud - CNRS11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15A Simple Finite-Volume Method on a Cartesian Mesh for Pedestrian Flows with ObstaclesAlina Chertock, North Carolina State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Macroscopic modeling and simulation of crowd dynamicsPaola Goatin, Inria11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:30 - 3:00Working Group DiscussionTBD by Group
3:00 - 3:45The study of crowd movement- using experiments to get insight into pedestrian behaviorWinnie Daamen, Delft University of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:00 - 4:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:30 - 5:15agent based models for crowds and crimeAndrea Bertozzi, UCLA11th Floor Lecture Hall

Friday, August 25, 2017

Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45Experiments on crowd-robot interactionsNicole Abaid, Virginia Tech11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Model predictions vs. experimental data- the influence of social groups on evacuation scenariosCornelia von Krüchten, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Adaptive Brownian DynamicsBenedict Leimkuhler, University of Edinburgh11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 1:30Working Group Presentation11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
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.



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.