Trustee and Advisory Boards

The Board of Trustees oversees all institute activities. This includes being responsible for reviewing the budget for the coming year, developing policies and procedures, advising on the appointment of new directors and actively recruiting for the position as needed, and taking a leadership role in fundraising and public awareness. The Board of Trustees has a face-to-face meeting at ICERM for one day each year (usually in late spring), and one or two conference-call meetings if needed.

Board of Trustees

Douglas ArnoldUniversity of Minnesota
Sir John BallUniversity of Oxford
Jennifer Chayes Microsoft Research
Peter Jones (Interim Chair)Yale University
David Keyes Columbia University/KAUST
Barbara Keyfitz Ohio State University
Yann LeCunNYU and Director of Research, Facebook
Yvon Maday Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Bin YuUniversity of California at Berkeley

The Scientific Advisory Board will be responsible for approving the programs and scientific activities of the Institute. In addition, through direct communication with the Director, Science Board members will be involved in shaping the direction of the scientific enterprise through specific suggestions of thematic programs and of program organizers. Terms will be three years, staggered for the initial appointments. Three of the seats on this Board are reserved for senior representatives of Google, IBM, and Microsoft.

Scientific Advisory Board


Henry CohnMicrosoft Research
Qiang DuColumbia University
Charles Epstein University of Pennsylvania
Anna Gilbert (Chair) University of Michigan
Sally Goldman Google Research
Rachel Kuske* University of British Columbia
Ricardo NochettoUniversity of Maryland
Guillermo Sapiro Duke University
Anne Schilling University of California/Davis
Richard Schwartz Brown University
Cosma Shalizi Carnegie Mellon University
Robert S. Sutor IBM
Carol Woodward* Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

*Term begins January 2017

Front row, l-r: Charlie Epstein, Cindy Phillips. Jill Pipher, Rich Schwartz. Back row, l-r: Jeff Hoffstein, Jeff Brock,
Cohn, Ulrica Wilson, Brendan Hassett, Peter Winkler, Homer Walker, Anne Gilbert, Anne Schilling.

The Education Advisory Board 1) oversees the undergraduate research programs, and helps to develop and identify successful proposals, 2) helps to develop proposals for outreach programs and events that are aligned with the mission of the institute, and 3) helps to identify sources of funding for education and outreach activities.

Education Advisory Board


John Ewing Math for America
Karen Haberstroh Brown University
Irina Mitrea Temple University
Katharine A. Ott Bates College
Allison Pacelli Williams College
Lynn Rakatansky RI Mathematics Teachers Association Executive Board
Tatiana Shubin San Jose State University
Sergei Tabachnikov (Chair) ICERM/Pennsylvania State
Ulrica Wilson Morehouse College