This workshop will be offered virtually. The in-person meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. A schedule for virtual talks will be posted soon. Accepted participants will be notified how to access the virtual presentations. All other interested parties can view the talks via live-stream.
Organizing Committee

The advancement in computing and storage capabilities of modern computational clusters fosters use of novel statistical techniques in machine learning and deep networks. Such data-driven techniques allow one to learn model features and characteristics that are difficult for mathematical methods alone to reveal. Many computational methods achieve model and complexity discovery using methods that lie at the nexus of mathematical, statistical, and computational disciplines. Statistical methods often employ “big data” approaches that glean predictive capability from diverse and enormous databases of information. Emerging methods in machine learning and deep networks can provide impressive results. This workshop gathers researchers at the frontier of large-scale statistical computation, data science, tensor decompositions and approximations, and data-driven model learning, to focus on modern challenges that use data to reduce complexity of models.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

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Workshop Schedule

Monday, April 20, 2020
9:50 - 10:00Welcome - ICERM Director  
10:00 - 10:45Fast Discovery of Pairwise Interactions in High Dimensions using Bayes - Tamara Broderick, MIT 
11:00 - 11:15Coffee/Tea Break  
11:15 - 12:00Learning Interaction laws in particle- and agent-based systems - Mauro Maggioni, Johns Hopkins University 
12:15 - 1:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
1:30 - 2:15From Fourier to Koopman - Spectral Methods for Long-term Time Series Prediction - Nathan Kutz, University of Washington 
2:30 - 2:45Coffee/Tea Break  
2:45 - 3:30Kernel Analog Forecasting for Multiscale Problems - Krithika Manohar, California Institute of Technology 
3:45 - 4:30TBA - Michael Mahoney, University of California, Berkeley  
4:30 - 4:45Close the day  
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
10:00 - 10:45Understanding and mitigating gradient flow pathologies in physics-informed neural networks - Paris Perdikaris, University of Pennsylvania 
11:00 - 11:15Coffee/Tea Break  
11:15 - 12:00Deep Generative Models for Scientific Applications - Jeffrey Regier, University of Michigan 
12:15 - 1:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
1:30 - 2:15Can graph neural networks count substructures? - Soledad Villar, New York University 
2:30 - 2:45Coffee/Tea Break  
2:45 - 3:30Metric representations - Algorithms and Geometry - Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan 
3:45 - 4:00Close the day  
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
10:00 - 10:45Optimal experimental design for the quantification of model uncertainty - Karen Veroy-Grepl, Eindhoven University of Technology 
11:00 - 11:15Coffee/Tea Break  
11:15 - 12:00Randomized Kaczmarz for Tensor Systems - Anna Ma, UCI 
12:15 - 1:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
1:30 - 2:15Modeling dynamical systems from data - Serkan Gugercin, Virginia Tech 
2:30 - 2:45Coffee/Tea Break  
2:45 - 3:30Reduced Order Model Approach to Inverse Scattering - Jorn Zimmerling, University of Michigan 
3:45 - 4:30TBA - George Biros, ICES  
4:30 - 4:45Close the day  
Thursday, April 23, 2020
10:00 - 10:45Multilevel MCMC for Large-Scale PDE-Constrained Bayesian Inference - Robert Scheichl, Heidelberg University 
11:00 - 11:15Coffee/Tea Break  
11:15 - 12:00Output-weighted optimal sampling for Bayesian regression and rare event statistics using few samples - Themis Sapsis , MIT 
12:15 - 1:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
1:30 - 2:15TBA - Georg Stadler, CIMS NYU  
2:30 - 2:45Coffee/Tea Break  
2:45 - 3:30TBA - Jonathan Weare, Courant Institute, NYU  
3:45 - 4:00Close the day  
Friday, April 24, 2020
10:00 - 10:45History Matching for Inverse Modelling in Physical and Biological Systems - Peter Challenor, University of Exeter 
11:00 - 11:15Coffee/Tea Break  
11:15 - 12:00Data-Driven Mechanistic Models -- Design and Inference - Babak Shahbaba, UC Irvine 
12:15 - 1:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
1:30 - 2:15Data-driven methods for modeling and control of complex biological systems - Marcella Gomez, UC Santa Cruz 
2:30 - 2:45Coffee/Tea Break  
2:45 - 3:30Bayesian Model Selection in Data Science - Merlise Clyde, Duke University 
3:45 - 4:15Close the workshop  

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.

Applications are not currently open. Please check back at a later date.

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)
  • Ground Transportation to and from airports and ICERM.
Unacceptable Costs
  • Flights on non-U.S. or non-E.U. airlines
  • Flights on U.K. 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.

Associated Semester Workshops

Mathematics of Reduced Order Models
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