ICERM Newsletter Fall 2018
Fall 2018 - In This Issue:
- Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2018
- Hot Topic! Machine Learning
- Apply by January for July WiSCon
- ICERM Mixer at JMM 2019
- MSR Family Fellowships
- "We Are Mathematics" Contest
- Make a Gift to ICERM
- Upcoming Programs and Events
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics
Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2018
ICERM was pleased to host the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia conference. Opening with a public lecture featuring Mel Currie, and closing with an award banquet bequeathing Ronald E. Mickens (3rd from right) with the Blackwell-Tapia prize, a good time was had by all. We are grateful for the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Brown University's Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Brown's Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, and the NSF's Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative. See event photos
Hot Topic! Machine Learning
Thanks to a Simons Foundation Targeted Grant, ICERM presents its first "Hot Topics" workshop: Scientific Machine Learning, running January 28 - 30, 2019. The machine learning revolution is already having a significant impact across the social sciences and business, but it is also beginning to change computational science and engineering in fundamental and very varied ways.
Apply by January for July WiSCon
The Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology workshop (WiSCon) is a Research Collaboration Conference for Women (RCCW) in the fields of contact and symplectic geometry/topology and related areas of low-dimensional topology. The goal of this workshop is to bring together women and nonbinary researchers at various career stages in these mathematical areas to collaborate in groups on projects designed and led by female leaders in the field. See below for information regarding project leaders and topics.
ICERM Mixer at JMM 2019
ICERM welcomes all past and future participants of our semester programs, workshops, collaborations, and Summer@ICERM undergraduate programs to come together for its annual mixer at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meeting. Those interested in the Simons collaboration "Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation" are also invited. Refreshments will be served.
MSR Family Fellowships
Thanks to a generous gift from Microsoft Research (MSR), ICERM has pledged nearly $30,000 to help defray dependent care costs for our NSF-funded participants as they balance their time at ICERM with their family obligations. Applications for this fellowship are provided to those who have accepted an invitation to participate in an NSF-funded research program. Fellowship decisions are made based on the justification and the availability of funds. For more information, email our Program Manager.
"We Are Mathematics" Contest
Did you know that anyone 18 and older who is or has been involved with NSF-supported mathematics research is eligible to share their work and win a $3,000 prize through the NSF "We Are Mathematics" video competition? Any ICERM influenced entries can use our NSF award number when submitting. The competition aims to bring mathematics to life in a way that can help to break down barriers for those who may not otherwise understand what it means to do advanced mathematics or conduct research in the mathematical sciences.
Make a Gift to ICERM
Your gift will help support ICERM's scientific programs, public lectures, or GirlsGetMath, an outreach program that inspires high school girls to love math. Please take a moment to make your tax-deductible gift through "Brunonia," Brown University's online giving portal. Or contact Peter Cohen to discuss further. Thank you!
Upcoming Programs and Events
Through fall 2020
- Scientific Machine Learning (Hot Topics Workshop)
- Abelian Varieties over Finite Fields (Workshop)
- 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)