Organizing Committee

This workshop will focus on data analysis strategies for comparing model predictions to data. Special attention will be placed on comparing solutions to the Einstein field equations (as in workshops 2 and 3) with data collected from gravitational-wave or telescopes. The workshop will include (but will not be limited to) coverage of topics involving reduced-order models, surrogate models, machine learning, UQ, and Bayesian techniques.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

  • Speaker
  • Poster Presenter
  • Attendee
  • Virtual Attendee
  • Naresh Adhikari
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Sara Algeri
    University of Minnesota
  • Steve Anglin
    Case Western Reserve University
  • Harbir Antil
    George Mason University
  • Daniel Appelö
    University of Colorado Boulder
  • Stefanos Aretakis
    University of Toronto
  • Douglas Arnold
    University of Minnesota
  • Indrani Banerjee
    Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
  • Pratyusava Baral
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore, India
  • Zakaria BELKHADRIA
    University of Tours
  • Emilio Bellini
    University of Oxford
  • John Belz
    University of Utah
  • Khanak Bhargava
    University of Massachusetts
  • Christopher Bresten
    Ajou University
  • Floor Broekgaarden
    Harvard University
  • Manuela Campanelli
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Marc Casals
  • Juliana Celestino
    CBPF ( Brazilian Center of Physics researches)
  • Katerina Chatziioannou
  • Andrew Christlieb
    Michigan State University
  • Alvin Chua
    Jet propulsion Laboratory
  • Katy Clough
    University of Oxford
  • maxence corman
    Perimeter Institute/Univeristy of Waterloo
  • Robert Coyne
    University of Rhode Island
  • Stefan Czimek
    University of Toronto
  • Shiladittya Debnath
    West Bengal University of Technology.
  • Lindsay DeMarchi
    Northwestern University
  • Radhika Deshmukh
    Shri Shivaji college of arts commerce and science Akola
  • Matthew Duez
    Washington State University
  • Matthew Elley
    King's College London
  • Donald Estep
    Simon Fraser University
  • Scott Field
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Maya Fishbach
    The University of Chicago
  • Robert Fisher
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Jonathan Gair
    Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • Ajeet Gary
    New York University
  • Aayush Gautam
    Tribhuvan University
  • Richard George
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Thanasis Giannakopoulos
    Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Kevin Gonzalez-Quesada
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Srashti Goyal
    International Center for Theoretical Sciences Bangalore
  • Stephen Green
    Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • Sajal Gupta
    University of Colorado Boulder
  • Tom Hagstrom
    Southern Methodist University
  • Maria Hamilton
    Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Carl-Johan Haster
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ian Hawke
    University of Southampton
  • Anil Hirani
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Holst
    University of California, San Diego
  • Seth Hopper
    Earlham College
  • Kaibo Hu
    University of Minnesota
  • Juntao Huang
    Michigan State Univerisity
  • Daoji Huang
    Cornell University
  • Eliu Huerta
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Cécile Huneau
    Centre De Mathématiques Laurent Schwartz
  • Bryen Irving
    Stanford University
  • David Isaacson
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Tousif Islam
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Shashank Jaiswal
    Purdue University
  • David Jones
    Texas A&M University
  • Jae-Hun Jung
  • Brendan Keith
    TU Munich
  • Connor Kenyon
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Akshay Khadse
    University of Mississippi
  • Gaurav Khanna
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Sergey Klimenko
    University of Florida
  • Natalia Korsakova
    University of Glasgow
  • Vanitha Krishna
    Presidency University
  • Anmol Kumar
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
  • Vikrant Kumar
    IISER Kolkata
  • Jacob Lange
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Stephen Lau
    University of New Mexico
    Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Luis Lehner
    Perimeter Institute
  • Jichun Li
    University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Hao Li
    Purdue University
  • Dongjun Li
    California Institute of Technology
  • Martin Licht
    University of California, San Diego
  • Steven Liebling
    Long Island University
  • Halston Lim
  • Hao Liu
    Brown University
  • Lionel London
    MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
  • Philip Lynch
    University College Dublin
    University of Guelph
  • Sizheng Ma
  • Elisa Maggio
    Sapienza University of Rome
  • Caroline Mallary
    UMass Dartmouth
  • Charalampos Markakis
    Queen Mary University of London & University of Cambridge
  • Josh Mathews
    University College Dublin
  • Xiao-Li Meng
    Harvard University
  • Luis Micchi
    Universidade Federal do ABC
  • Zachary Nasipak
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Rajesh Nayak
    IISER Kolkata
  • Lan Nguyen
    University of Notre Dame
  • Richard O'Shaughnessy
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Maria Okounkova
    Flatiron Institute
  • Roberto Oliveri
    Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Néstor Ortiz
    Institute for Nuclear Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Ali Övgün
    Eastern Mediterranean University
  • Maria Papa
    Max Planck Institute
  • Adam Pound
    University of Southampton
  • Michael Puerrer
    Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • Manvendra Rajvanshi
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
  • Katie Rink
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Alberto Roper Pol
    Astroparticule et Cosmologie Institute
  • Soumendra Roy
    Presidency University
  • Marcelo Rubio
    National University of Cordoba
  • Pradyumn Sahoo
    Birla Institute of Technology & Science-Pilani
  • Rafia Sarwar
    Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • Feroz Shaik
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Mohammad Shaikh
    International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
  • Chi-Wang Shu
    Brown University
  • Estuti Shukla
    IISER Kolkata
  • Douglas Singleton
    California State University, Fresno
  • Rory James Smith
    Monash University
  • Jared Speck
    Vanderbilt University
  • Andrew Spiers
    University of Southampton
  • Leo Stein
    University of Mississippi
  • Stephen Taylor
    Vanderbilt University
  • Snehal Tibrewal
  • Manuel Tiglio
    Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
  • Praveer Tiwari
    Washington State University
  • Konrad Topolski
    University of Warsaw
  • Gantumur Tsogtgerel
    McGill University
  • Michele Vallisneri
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Vijay Varma
    Cornell University
  • Aditya Vijaykumar
    International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR), Bengaluru
  • Manas Vishal
    IISER Kolkata
  • Axel Voigt
    Institute of Scientific Computing - Technische Universitat Dresden
  • Mittu Walia
  • Barry Wardell
    University College Dublin
  • Benjamin Wiggins
    University of Vermont
  • H.C. Yee
    NASA Ames Research Center
  • Haiyan Yu
    Penn State University
  • Dongbing Zha
    Donghua University

Application Information

ICERM welcomes applications from faculty, postdocs, graduate students, industry scientists, and other researchers who wish to participate. Some funding may be available for travel and lodging. Graduate students who apply must have their advisor submit a statement of support in order to be considered.

Your Visit to ICERM

ICERM Facilities
ICERM is located on the 10th & 11th floors of 121 South Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island. ICERM's business hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm during this event. See our facilities page for more info about ICERM and Brown's available facilities.
Traveling to ICERM
ICERM is located at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Providence's T.F. Green Airport (15 minutes south) and Boston's Logan Airport (1 hour north) are the closest airports. Providence is also on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. In-depth directions and transportation information are available on our travel page.
To secure ICERM's preferred hotel rate at the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown, use this link. ICERM regularly works with two additional area hotels for short visits. The Graduate Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn both have discounted rates available. Contact before booking outside of the preferred rate or if you would like to book alternate accommodations.
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Those traveling with family who are interested in information about childcare and/or schools should contact
Technology Resources
Wireless internet access ("Brown-Guest") and wireless printing is available for all ICERM visitors. Eduroam is available for members of participating institutions. Thin clients in all offices and common areas provide open access to a web browser, SSH terminal, and printing capability. See our Technology Resources page for setup instructions and to learn about all available technology.
Discrimination and Harassment Policy
ICERM is committed to creating a safe, professional, and welcoming environment that benefits from the diversity and experiences of all its participants. Both the Brown University "Code of Conduct", "Discrimination and Workplace Harassment Policy", and "Title IX Policy" apply to all ICERM participants and staff. Participants with concerns or requests for assistance on a discrimination or harassment issue should contact the ICERM Director or Assistant Director; they are the responsible employees at ICERM under this policy.
Exploring Providence
Providence's world-renowned culinary scene provides ample options for lunch and dinner. Neighborhoods near campus, including College Hill Historic District, have many local attractions. Check out the map on our Explore Providence page to see what's near ICERM.

Visa Information

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ICERM does not reimburse visa fees. This chart is to inform visitors whether the visa they enter the US on allows them to receive reimbursement for the items outlined in their invitation letter.

Financial Support

As this program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), ICERM is required to collect your ORCID iD if you are receiving funding to attend this program. Be sure to add your ORCID iD to your Cube profile as soon as possible to avoid delaying your 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)
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  • 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
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  • 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 Requests

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Reimbursement Tips
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  • Airfare receipt must show full itinerary and payment
  • ICERM does not offer per diem or meal reimbursement
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  • 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.

Associated Semester Workshops

Advances in Computational Relativity
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