## Programs & Events

##### Empowering a Diverse Computational Mathematics Research Community

Jul 22 - Aug 2, 2024

The goal of this two-week research and professional development workshop is to support the retention and success of junior and mid-career computational mathematicians who are from groups that are underrepresented in the field. Participants will forge strong collaborations in mentored research groups and engage in professional development via no-lead learning communities. The larger goal of the workshop is to form a positive, diverse community of researchers who are committed to supporting each otherâ€™s professional and scholarly growth.

In research teams led by experienced mentors, participants will be introduced to cutting-edge opportunities in numerical analysis and scientific computing, and will actively work on and contribute to a research project with their team. The supportive formal and informal mentoring will help participants grow their scientific and collaborative skills. In addition, the collaborative learning communities will provide the participants with a forum for... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Vrushali Bokil
- Sigal Gottlieb
- Fengyan Li
- Suzanne Weekes

##### Braids Reunion Workshop

Jul 15 - 19, 2024

This conference is intended to celebrate and amplify the mathematics of the Braids Semester Program at ICERM in 2022. The aim is to bring together mathematicians who participated in the program, or whose research interacts with its themes, for an event that will rekindle the interactions between fields that the subject of braid groups naturally stimulated during the semester. A central goal is to showcase work that resulted from the semester's activities, and a further goal is to incorporate new participants whose research has fruitful connections with researchers who were a part of the semester.

The workshop will have a variety of activities, with research talks, problem sessions, and dedicated work time for collaboration. Special emphasis will be placed on highlighting the work of early-career mathematicians and providing space to develop new collaborations.

##### Organizing Committee

- Matthew Hedden
- Matt Hogancamp
- Jonathan Johnson
- Miriam Kuzbary
- Nancy Scherich

##### Solving the Boltzmann Equation for Neutrino Transport in Relativistic Astrophysics

Jul 8 - 12, 2024

The spectacular observation of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star merger by the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration (GW170817), and a successful follow-up campaign by nearly every electromagnetic telescope ushered in this new era of multi-messenger astrophysics. Much of the understanding of such events arises from numerical modeling. An important part of this modeling is the inclusion in simulations of neutrino transport, as described by Boltzmann's equation. Because of inherent computational resource limits and given the high cost of the transport equations and the complexity of neutrino-matter interactions, there is a trade-off between computational cost and physical realism in all simulations. This workshop covers various approaches to solving the neutrino transport problem in compact object mergers and core-collapse supernovae, including Monte Carlo methods, moment truncation schemes, and other techniques.

##### Organizing Committee

- Isabel Cordero-Carrión
- Francois Foucart
- Steven Liebling
- Carlos Palenzuela
- Lorenzo Pareschi
- David Radice

##### Queer in Computational and Applied Mathematics (QCAM)

Jun 24 - 28, 2024

The Queer in Computational and Applied Mathematics (QCAM) workshop will be the first workshop to celebrate research advances and foster stronger research networks of LGBTQIA+ mathematicians specializing in computational and applied mathematics. Goals of QCAM are to support LGBTQIA+ academics through mentoring and research opportunities, as well as providing a safe space for researchers across the subfields of computational and applied mathematics to connect, collaborate, and build support networks within the field. In addition, QCAM intends to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in mathematics pertaining to LGBTQIA+ people, especially those with intersectional identities. This conference will be open to all and will ideally engage the wider mathematical audience of LGBTQIA+ allies to develop a community of support.

The scientific program will have invited speakers and contributed sessions that span the field of computational mathematics, with a planned focus on... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Rowan Barker-Clarke
- Rustum Choksi
- Alexander Hoover
- Hermie Monterde
- Michael Robert
- Colton Sawyer
- Becca Thomases

##### Recent Progress on Optimal Point Distributions and Related Fields

Jun 3 - 7, 2024

Certain problems in mathematics, physics, and engineering are formulated as minimizing cost functions that take as input a set of points on a compact manifold. In applied and computational harmonic analysis one is usually interested in finding tight frames and equiangular tight frames, which are respectively minimizers of different cost functions. In quantum information theory, the study of SIC-POVMS is equivalent to the existence of a point configuration made of antipodal points on a complex sphere. There seems to be a phenomenon where highly symmetric configurations are optimizers and optimizers often exhibit (partial) symmetries. The theory of spherical designs in combinatorics and discrete geometry with applications in approximation theory in the form of cubature formulas is deeply related to point configurations and distributions. Training a neural network involves minimizing a cost function relating to the desired task; it was recently discovered that doing so often results in... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Dmitriy Bilyk
- Xuemei Chen
- Emily King
- Dustin Mixon
- Kasso Okoudjou

##### The Ceresa Cycle in Arithmetic and Geometry

May 13 - 17, 2024

In the 1980s, Ceresa exhibited one of the first naturally occurring examples of an algebraic cycle, the Ceresa cycle, which is in general homologically trivial but algebraically nontrivial. In the last few years, there has been a renewed interest in the Ceresa cycle, and other cycle classes associated to curves over arithmetically interesting fields, and their interactions with analytic, combinatorial, and arithmetic properties of those curves. We hope to capitalize on this momentum to bring together different communities of arithmetic geometers to fully explore explicit computations around the arithmetic and geometry of cycles when these various approaches are systematically combined.

##### Organizing Committee

- Daniel Corey
- Jordan Ellenberg
- Wanlin Li
- Daniel Litt
- Congling Qiu
- Padmavathi Srinivasan

##### Interacting Particle Systems: Analysis, Control, Learning and Computation

May 6 - 10, 2024

Systems of interacting particles or agents are studied across many scientific disciplines. They are used as effective models in a wide variety of sciences and applications, to represent the dynamics of particles in physics, cells in biology, people in urban mobility studies, but also, more abstractly in the context of mathematics, as sample particles in Monte Carlo simulations or parameters of neural networks in machine learning.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers in analysis, computation, inference, control and applications, to facilitate cross-fertilization and collaborations.

##### Organizing Committee

- Jose Carrillo
- Katy Craig
- Massimo Fornasier
- Fei Lu
- Mauro Maggioni
- Kavita Ramanan

##### Connecting Higher-Order Statistics and Symmetric Tensors

Jan 8 - 12, 2024

This workshop focuses on connections between higher-order statistics and symmetric tensors, and their applications to machine learning, network science, and other domains. Higher-order statistics refers to the study of correlations between three or more covariates. This is in contrast to the usual mean and covariance, which are based on one and two covariates.

Higher-order statistics are needed to characterize complex data distributions, such as mixture models. Symmetric tensors, meanwhile, are multi-dimensional arrays. They generalize covariance matrices and affinity matrices and can be used to represent higher-order correlations. Tensor decompositions extend matrix factorizations from numerical linear algebra to multilinear algebra. Recently tensor-based approaches have become more practical, due to the availability of bigger datasets and new algorithms.

The workshop brings together applied mathematicians, statisticians, probabilists, machine learning experts, and computational... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Joe Kileel
- Tamara Kolda
- Joao Pereira

##### Computational Tools for Single-Cell Omics

Dec 11 - 15, 2023

Single-cell assays provide a tool for investigating cellular heterogeneity and have led to new insights into a variety of biological processes that were not accessible with bulk sequencing technologies. Assays generate observations of many different molecular types and a grand mathematical challenge is to devise meaningful strategies to integrate data gathered across a variety of different sequencing modalities. The first-order approach to do this is to analyze the projected data by clustering. Keeping more refined shape information about the data enables more meaningful and accurate analysis. Geometric methods include (i) Manifold learning: Whereas classical approaches (PCA, metric MDS) assume projection to a low-dimensional Euclidean subspace, manifold learning finds coordinates that lie on a not necessarily flat or contractible manifold. (ii) Topological data analysis: Algebraic topology provides qualitative descriptors of global shape. Integrating these descriptors across feature... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Elham Azizi
- Andrew Blumberg
- Lorin Crawford
- Bianca Dumitrascu
- Antonio Moretti
- Itsik Pe'er

##### Spring 2021 Reunion Event

Jul 31 - Aug 18, 2023

The aim of this reunion meeting is to bring together the participants from the spring 2021 program “Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry” bringing together experts in both pure and applied parts of mathematics as well mathematical programmers, all working at the confluence of discrete mathematics and algebraic geometry, with the aim of creating an environment conducive to interdisciplinary collaboration.

##### Organizing Committee

- Anders Buch
- Melody Chan
- June Huh
- Thomas Lam
- Leonardo Mihalcea
- Sam Payne
- Lauren Williams

##### Acceleration and Extrapolation Methods

Jul 24 - 28, 2023

Solving systems of nonlinear equations and optimization problems are pervasive issues throughout the mathematical sciences with applications in many areas. Acceleration and extrapolation methods have emerged as a key technology to solve these problems efficiently and robustly. The simple underlying idea of these methods is to recombine previous approximations in a sequence to determine the next term or approximation.

This approach has been applied repeatedly and from different angles to numerous problems over the last several decades. Important methods including epsilon algorithms and Anderson acceleration were introduced throughout the early and mid-20th century, and are now common in many applied fields including optimization, machine learning, computational chemistry, materials, and climate sciences. Within the last decade, theoretical advances on convergence, acceleration mechanisms, and the development of unified frameworks to understand these methods have come to light, yet our... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Hans De Sterck
- David Gardner
- Agnieszka Miedlar
- Sara Pollock

##### Modern Applied and Computational Analysis

Jun 26 - 30, 2023

The mathematical and computational toolbox for modern experimental and engineering problems has become more diverse than ever before, with a flurry of new challenges in inverse problems and successful practical solutions that present further theoretical questions. In the spirit of the 2012 â€œChallenges in Geometry, Analysis, and Computation: High-Dimensional Synthesisâ€ workshop at Yale, the â€œModern Applied and Computational Analysisâ€ workshop will be a celebration of different perspectives on inverse problems, models, inference, and harmonic analysis and a debate about the challenges and opportunities in the next decade of applied analysis. The topics include inverse problems, randomized linear algebra, machine learning in applied analysis, and tensor networks.

The organizers would like to thank James Bremer, Ronald Coifman, Jingfang Huang, Peter Jones, Mauro Maggioni, Yair Minsky, Vladimir Rokhlin, Wilhelm Schlag, John Schotland, Amit Singer, Stefan Steinerberger, and Mark... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Anna Gilbert
- Roy Lederman
- Gilad Lerman
- Per-Gunnar Martinsson
- Andrea Nahmod
- Kirill Serkh
- Christoph Thiele
- Sijue Wu