ICERM Newsletter August 2018
August 2018 - In This Issue:
- We're Hiring>
- Microsoft Research Family Fellowships
- Blackwell-Tapia Travel Funds
- Welcome New Board Members
- Featured Semester Program
- Collecting Testimonials
- Curriculum On-line: GirlsGetMath
- When Math and Physics Meet
- Modern Math Workshop
- Upcoming Programs & Events
Accepting Postdoc Applications
We're hiring! ICERM has two categories of postdoctoral researchers: "Semester" postdoctoral fellows who participate in a single semester program and "Institute" postdoctoral fellows who stay at ICERM for an academic year.
If you're looking for a postdoc position, consider applying for our institute or semester fellowships associated with our Fall 2019 Illustrating Mathematics or Spring 2020 Model and Dimension Reduction in Uncertain and Dynamic Systems semester programs.
Microsoft Research Fellowships
To help defray dependent care costs
Thanks to a generous gift from Microsoft Research, ICERM now has fellowships available to assist in defraying dependent care costs for our NSF-funded participants as they balance their time at ICERM with their family obligations. If you'd like more information, send an email to our Program Manager using the "learn more" link below.
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Travel Funding for Blackwell-Tapia
This November 9-10 conference at ICERM will feature a mix of activities including scientific talks, poster presentations, ample opportunities for discussion and interaction, and the awarding of the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Prize. This year's prize winner is Dr. Ron Mickens of Clark Atlanta University. This is the first time that the recipient of this prestigious prize is a faculty member from an HBCU.
We have funding to support travel and lodging, so register today!
Welcome New Board Members
Scientific Advisory Board
ICERM is pleased to welcome three new members to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), pictured at right:
- Liliana Borcea, University of Michigan
- Bjorn Sandstede, Brown University
- Joseph Silverman, Brown University
Featured semester program
Computer vision is an inter-disciplinary topic crossing boundaries between computer science, statistics, mathematics, engineering and cognitive science. The focus of this program will be on problems that involve modeling, machine learning and optimization. The program will also bridge a gap between theoretical approaches and practical algorithms, involving researchers with a variety of backgrounds.
Calling All ICERM Alums
Collecting testimonials for the NSF
ICERM is collecting short testimonials that will give our funding agency -- the National Science Foundation (NSF) -- a sense of how time at ICERM impacted our participants' research and career. We will showcase several stories in our upcoming re-competition proposal to the NSF. Interested? Click on the "Tell your story" link below to send an email directly to ICERM's director. Note: testimonials will not be anonymous, and submission may be edited and condensed for clarity and style. Thank you!
Now Online: GirlsGetMath Curriculum
Run your own program
Interactive and engaging educational modules have been developed and vetted over time at ICERM for its 5-day GirlsGetMath program. The materials are updated annually, with one or two new modules added each year. PDF versions of all materials can be made available to college and university faculty who are interested in replicating a GirlsGetMath program at their institution.
When Math and Physics Meet
Undergraduate researchers share research
The 2018 Summer@ICERM (S@I) group engaged in a meaningful exchange of ideas with Brown Professor S. James Gates' summer program for undergraduates in theoretical physics, deemed the Summer Student Theoretical Physics Research Session (SSTPRS). Summer@ICERM participants presented their research to the physicists and then the physicists presented what they've been learning about supersymmetry, spacetime, and Riemannian metrics.
Modern Math Workshop
Hosted by SAMSI in San Antonio, Texas
Don't miss the Modern Math Workshop, which is a pre-conference activity at the annual SACNAS National Conference. It will run from October 10-11, 2018. It is designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented minority groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to build research and mentoring networks among undergraduates, graduate students, and recent PhDs. The deadline for hotel reservations is August 31st.
Upcoming Programs and Events
Through fall 2020
- Nonlinear Algebra (semester program and workshops)
- Nonlinear Algebra Bootcamp
- Core Computational Methods
- Real Algebraic Geometry and Optimization
- Nonlinear Algebra in Applications
- Public lecture featuring Hannah Fry (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL)
Celebrating 75 Years of Mathematics of Computation (special symposium)
- Public lecture featuring Mel Currie, retired NSA mathematician
- Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Award Ceremony (MSIDI event)
- Computer Vision (semester program and workshops)
- Theory and Practice in Machine Learning and Computer Vision
- Image Description for Consumer and Overhead Imagery
- Computational Imaging
- Optimization Methods in Computer Vision and Image Processing
- Public lecture featuring Steven Strogatz, Cornell University
- Arithmetic of Low-dimensional Abelian Varieties (Simons Collaboration)
- Encrypted Search
- Summer@ICERM (undergraduate research)
- ICERM Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF)
- Mathematical Optimization of Systems Impacted by Rare, High-impact Random Events
Perspectives on Dehn Surgery
- Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology workshop (WiSCon)
- Women in Data Science and Mathematics Research Collaboration Workshop (WiSDM)
- Applied Mathematical Modeling with Topological Techniques
- GirlsGetMath@ICERM (day camp for high school girls)
- Illustrating Mathematics (semester program and workshops)
- Model and Dimension Reduction in Uncertain and Dynamic Systems (semester program)
- Advances in Computational Relativity (semester program)