ICERM's Board of Trustees Chair Named President of ICIAM

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December 8, 2011 - A professor at The Ohio State University and Chair of ICERM's Board of Trustees, Barbara Keyfitz became the first woman president of the International Council on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM).

The Association for Women in Mathematics AWM has also announced that Professor Keyfitz will deliver the Noether Lecture at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings.

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ICERM's Corporate Sponsorship Program Takes Off!

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November 22, 2011 - ICERM is pleased to announce its first corporate sponsor, Dassualt Systeme's SIMULIA brand. Through its sponsorship, SIMULIA, a company that delivers a scalable portfolio of realistic simulation solutions including the CATIA Analysis applications, the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and lifecycle management solutions for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property, will be able to gain insight into cutting edge mathematical research, apply what they learn from participation in ICERM programs to their own commercial applications, support the training of a new generation of mathematical scientists, enhance math education in a diverse community, and ultimately remain competitive in an ever-changing market.

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ICERM Launches Academic Sponsors Program

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November 21, 2011 - ICERM launches its Academic Sponsorship program. For more details click here.

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ICERM's Scientific Advisory Board Chair Helps Fight Crime

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November 1, 2011 - Andrea Bertozzi, ICERM's Scientific Advisory Board Chair, and her colleagues at UCLA have developed an algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved crimes. The algorithm has the potential apply more broadly to activity on social networks.

UCLA Press Release: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/fighting-violent-gang-crime-with-218046

LA Times link: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/31/local/la-me-ucla-gang-computer-20111101

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NSF Launches SAVI

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October 5, 2011 - Today, the NSF launched "SAVI", Science Across Virtual Institutes. Building on beneficial partnerships initiated by NSF-supported researchers, research institutes and universities, SAVI projects will address common challenges and serve as creative hubs for innovative research and education activities across borders. NSF will support U.S. participants, while their international partners will be supported by their own national or regional funding source.

During today's launch at the NSF in Washington, DC, ICERM Director Jill Pipher introduced the Virtual Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (VI-MSS) which, as part of SAVI, connects two existing NSF mathematical and statistical research institutes (ICERM and SAMSI) with several Indian research institutes, capitalizing on the strength of each in different facets of research. Jill was quoted as saying, "VI-MSS will address many global challenges by supporting fundamental and computational research in mathematics and statistics related to issues such as sustainability, cybersecurity, health, and the extraction of useful information from massive and complex data."

Here are links to the launch announcements:
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121825
(press release)
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121825&org=NSF&from=news
http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/savi/index.jsp

View a video of the launch here:
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_videos.jsp?cntn_id=121825&media_id=71270&org=NSF

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