August 20, 2012 - The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) awards the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession to an applied mathematician who has made noteworthy contributions to the furtherance of applied mathematics on the national level. The 2012 award goes to ICERM's Board of Trustees Chair Barbara Lee Keyfitz of The Ohio State University. Read more >>
New Microsoft Lab in NYC led by ICERM Board Member
August 20, 2012 - From Fortune Magazine: The new Microsoft research lab in Manhattan is the latest addition to New York City's increasingly buzzy tech scene. Headed by mathematical physicist [and ICERM Board of Trustees member] Jennifer Chayes, the lab will focus on Big Data analysis, parsing the vast troves of information created by the world's digital denizens.
Chayes spoke with Fortune about the lab, the world-changing potential of Big Data, and why New York City has an edge when it comes to tech's next big thing.
See also the Business Insider article about Jennifer Chayes >>
A Visit to Brown's Math Institute
May 28, 2012 - Frank Morgan, professor of mathematics at Williams College, writes for the Huffington Post about a recent visit to ICERM while on a tour of mathematics events up and down the East Coast. Article includes a video of ICERM Director Jill Pipher describing a recent "Day of Data". Full report online: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-morgan/geometry-now-commencement_b_1549248.html.
Ricardo Cortez Awarded Blackwell-Tapia Prize
May 16, 2012 - The National Blackwell-Tapia Committee recently announced that Professor Ricardo Cortez of the Mathematics Department at Tulane University was awarded the 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Prize. The prize recognizes a mathematical scientist who has contributed significantly to research in his or her field of expertise and who has served as a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented minority groups or has contributed in other significant ways to addressing the problem of the underrepresentation of minorities in mathematics. Dr. Cortez is internationally regarded as a leading researcher in fluid dynamics and mathematical modeling. He has also been a leader in undergraduate mentoring and the development of training opportunities for underrepresented minority students in the mathematical sciences. Dr. Cortez will be the guest of honor at the Seventh Blackwell-Tapia Conference at ICERM on November 9-10, 2012.
Day of Data
May 15, 2012 - Artists, biologists, humanists, engineers, social scientists . . . faculty across disciplines from Brown University, the Marine Biology Laboratory, Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Rhode Island will gather on May 18th at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) for a "Day of Data." Click here for more details.