October 19, 2017 - ICERM is pleased to announce that Julia Elisenda (Eli) Grigsby is joining ICERM as a Deputy Director, effective January 1. She is a professor of mathematics at Boston College and a leading expert in low-dimensional topology, knot theory, and related homology theories. Eli has received a number of awards and recognitions, include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2016.

Eli succeeds Homer Walker, who will complete 4 1/2 years of service as Deputy Director at the end of this year. We are most grateful for Homer's wise advice and careful management of numerous workshops and semester programs.