ICERM Newsletter Winter 2019
Winter 2019 - In This Issue:
- Founding Director Leads AMS
- Deadline for WiSDM Workshop
- Deadline for Applied Mathematical Modeling Workshop
- Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF)
- S@I Alums Win Prize at JMM
- Grant Propels GGM Growth
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Support
- Welcome New Board Members
- Call for Proposals
- Make a Gift to ICERM
- 2019-2020 Programs and Events
- Thanks to Our Sponsors and Donors
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics
Founding Director Leads AMS
Congratulations to Jill Pipher, founding Director of ICERM, Vice President for Research and Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, who began her term as AMS President on February 1, 2019. Among her priorities are advocacy and communication -- in the public domain and in government -- for the importance of mathematics research and more generally for public awareness of mathematics in the world.
Deadline for WiSDM Workshop
Women in Data Science and Mathematics (WiSDM) is a research collaboration workshop targeted toward women working in data science and mathematics. It will bring together women at all stages of their careers and will focus on cutting-edge problems in network analysis for gene detection, group dynamics, graph clustering, novel statistical and topological learning algorithms, tensor product decompositions, reconciliation of assurance of anonymity, and much more. The application deadline is March 17, 2019.
Deadline for Applied Mathematical Modeling with Topological Techniques
This workshop brings together the applied mathematical modeling and applied topology communities, aiming to give modelers exposure to topological techniques still not commonly used in their community, and to give topologists exposure to modeling challenges that might stimulate the development of new techniques. The application deadline is March 18, 2019.
Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF)
The goals of this workshop are to promote undergraduate research and to forge research collaborations among the participating faculty. The majority of the workshop will be spent working on problems in small research groups, reporting on progress, and formulating plans for future work. Note that there are opportunities for participants to continue research activities beyond the workshop week, which will be discussed during the workshop.
S@I Alums Win Prize at JMM
ICERM was pleased to support several participants from Summer@ICERM 2018 who presented their research at JMM this January in Baltimore, MD during the MAA undergraduate poster session. Congratulations to Yassin Chandran, Roberta Shapiro, and Rob Oakley who received Outstanding Poster recognition for their presentation on "Automorphisms of the k-curve graph".
Grant Propels GGM Growth
Thanks to funding from the JetBlue Foundation, ICERM is offering train-the-trainer opportunities for up to nine faculty who are interested in replicating a GirlsGetMath program at their home institutions. The training will occur during ICERM's GirlsGetMath program in summer 2019. Train-the-trainer participants will then have the opportunity to apply for seed funds to run their own programs in summer 2020
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Support
Illustrating Mathematics, ICERM's fall 2019 semester program, is a sequel to our 2016 week-long workshop of the same name but greatly increased in scale and scope. Illustration includes animation, 3D-printing, laser cutting, CNC routing, virtual reality, games, textile arts, carving, painting, journalism, video, and more. Funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation allows us to invite, in addition to mathematical researchers, an array of mathematical artists, writers, makers, and expositors.
Welcome New Board Members
ICERM is pleased to welcome Jesús De Loera (University of California, Davis) and Anna Lysyanskaya (Brown University) to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is responsible for approving the programs and scientific activities of the Institute. The terms for Jesús and Anna began on July 1, 2018.
Call for Proposals
ICERM is accepting proposals for semester programs, topical workshops, Hot Topic workshops, Collaborate@ICERM teams, and Summer@ICERM undergraduate research programs. We are open to proposals from any area of the mathematical sciences. Both pure and applied fields may benefit from the positive feedback between computation and theory that ICERM seeks to promote. ICERM Directors can help proposers flesh out their ideas within the context of our mission.
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. Thank you!
2019-2020 Programs and Events
Computer Vision (Semester Program and Workshops)
- Theory and Practice in Machine Learning and Computer Vision</li>
- Image Description for Consumer and Overhead Imagery
- Computational Imaging
- Optimization Methods in Computer Vision and Image Processing
Modularity and 3-manifolds (Hot Topics Workshop, with funding from the Simons Foundation)
Bias in Bios: Fairness in a High-stakes Machine-Learning Setting (Public Lecture w/Adam Tauman, Microsoft Research)
What's the big deal about calculus? (Public Lecture w/Steven Strogatz, Cornell)
Data Science in Low-dimensional Spaces (DSI/TRIPODS Workshop)
Arithmetic of Low-dimensional Abelian Varieties (Simons Collaboration)
Encrypted Search (Workshop)
Summer@ICERM: Computational Arithmetic Dynamics (Undergraduate Research)
Perspectives on Dehn Surgery (Workshop)
GirlsGetMath@ICERM (Day Camp for High School Girls)
Illustrating Mathematics (Semester Program and Workshops, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)
- Program Opener: Meet, Make and Design
- Illustrating Geometry and Topology
- Illustrating Number Theory and Algebra
- Illustrating Dynamics and Probability
Model and Dimension Reduction in Uncertain and Dynamic Systems (Semester Program and Workshops)
- Mathematics of Reduced Order Models
- Algorithms for Dimension and Complexity Reduction
- Computational Statistics and Data-Driven Models
Advances in Computational Relativity (Semester Program)