Organizing Committee

In radar and seismic reconstruction, as in other areas of applied mathematics, interactions between academic and non-academic researchers create synergies that are vital to advancing both theory and applications. The purpose of this three-day workshop is to enrich the semester program through such interactions. It is expected that most participants will be drawn from the semester program; however, others are also welcome to participate. Applications from graduate students, postdocs, and other early-career investigators are especially encouraged.

Each of the first two days of the workshop will begin with background talks, after which experts from industrial and governmental laboratories will present "real-world" problems to workshop participants. The participants will then brainstorm possible approaches to the problems under the guidance of the experts. On the third day, designated participants will present summaries of the proposed approaches and their potential advantages and disadvantages.

Workshop participants will not be expected to solve the problems during the workshop. Hopefully, though, the discussions will provide motivation for developments later in the program and perhaps stimulate research during the semester and beyond.

Confirmed Speakers & Participants

Workshop Schedule

Monday, September 11, 2017
8:00 - 8:20Registration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:20 - 8:30Introduction11th Floor Lecture Hall 
8:30 - 9:15General Intro Talk - Liliana Borcea, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:15 - 9:45General Intro Talk - Margaret Cheney, Colorado State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:45 - 10:30Radar Intro Talk - Armin Doerry, Sandia National Laboratories11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 10:45Coffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:15Radar Problem 1 Presentation - Armin Doerry, Sandia National Laboratories11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:15 - 11:45Radar Problem 2 Presentation - Frank Robey, MIT Lincoln Laboratory11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:45 - 12:15Radar Problem 3 Presentation - Edmund Zelnio, Air Force Research Laboratory11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:25 - 1:45Lunch Break/ Free Time  
1:45 - 3:30BreakoutsTBA 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:30BreakoutsTBA 
5:30 - 7:00Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
9:00 - 10:00Seismic Intro Talk - Alison Malcolm, Memorial University of Newfoundland11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Seismic Problem Presentation 1 - Konstantin Osypov, Chevron11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 10:45Coffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:15Seismic Problem Presentation 2 - Denes Vigh, Schlumberger11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:15 - 11:45Seismic Problem Presentation 3 - Smaine Zeroug, Schlumberger Research11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:45 - 11:55Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:55 - 1:15Lunch/ Free Time  
1:15 - 3:30BreakoutsTBA 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:00BreakoutsTBA 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
9:30 - 9:50Radar Breakout 1 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:50 - 10:10Radar Breakout 2 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:10 - 10:30Radar Breakout 3 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:00 - 11:20Seismic Breakout 1 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:20 - 11:40Seismic Breakout 2 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:40 - 12:00Seismic Breakout 3 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 

Request Reimbursement

Acceptable Costs
  • 1 roundtrip between your home institute and ICERM
  • Flights on U.S. or E.U. airlines – economy class to either Providence airport (PVD) or Boston airport (BOS)
  • Ground Transportation to and from airports and ICERM.
Unacceptable Costs
  • Flights on non-U.S. or non-E.U. airlines
  • Seats in economy plus, business class, or first class
  • Change ticket fees of any kind
  • Multi-use bus passes
  • Meals or incidentals
Advance Approval Required
  • Personal car travel to ICERM from outside New England
  • Multiple-destination plane ticket; does not include layovers to reach ICERM
  • Arriving or departing from ICERM more than a day before or day after the program
  • Multiple trips to ICERM
  • Rental car to/from ICERM
  • Flights on a Swiss, Japanese, or Australian airlines
  • Arriving or departing from airport other than PVD/BOS or home institution's local airport
  • 2 one-way plane tickets to create a roundtrip (often purchased from Expedia, Orbitz, etc.)
Reimbursement Request Form

Refer to the back of your ID badge for more information. Checklists are available at the front desk.

Reimbursement Tips
  • Scanned original receipts are required for all expenses
  • Airfare receipt must show full itinerary and payment
  • ICERM does not offer per diem or meal reimbursement
  • Allowable mileage is reimbursed at prevailing IRS Business Rate and trip documented via pdf of Google Maps result
  • Keep all documentation until you receive your reimbursement!
Reimbursement Timing

6 - 8 weeks after all documentation is sent to ICERM. All reimbursement requests are reviewed by numerous central offices at Brown who may request additional documentation.

Reimbursement Deadline

Submissions must be received within 30 days of ICERM departure to avoid applicable taxes. Submissions after thirty days will incur applicable taxes. No submissions are accepted more than six months after the program end.

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Research Clusters