Organizing Committee

This semester program will bring together both leading experts and junior researchers to discuss the current state-of-the-art and emerging trends in computational PDEs. While there are scores of numerical methodologies designed for a wide variety of PDEs, the program will be designed around three workshops each centered around a specific theme: PDEs and Geometry, Nonlocal PDEs, and Numerical Analysis of Multiphysics problems. This grouping of topics embodies a broad representation of computational mathematics with each set possessing their own skill set of mathematical tools and viewpoints. Nonetheless, all workshops will have the common theme of using rigorous mathematical theory to develop and analyze the convergence and efficiency of numerical methods. The diversity of the workshop topics will bring together historically distinct groups of mathematicians to interact and facilitate new ideas and breakthroughs.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

Talks will be presented virtually or in-person as indicated in the schedule below.

  • Speaker
  • Poster Presenter
  • Attendee
  • Virtual Attendee
  • Soeren Bartels
    University of Freiburg
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Susanne Brenner
    Louisiana State University
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Annalisa Buffa
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Martina Bukač
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Erik Burman
    University College London
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Marta D'Elia
    Pasteur Labs. and Stanford University
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Charlie Elliott
    University of Warwick
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Patrick Farrell
    University of Oxford
    Feb 6-10, 2024
  • Jay Gopalakrishnan
    Portland State University
    Jan 29-May 3, 2024
  • Johnny Guzman
    Brown University
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Brittany Hamfeldt
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Xingjie Li
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Sijing Liu
    University of Connecticut
    Sep 1, 2023-May 31, 2024
  • Kent-Andre Mardal
    University of Oslo
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Michael Neilan
    University of Pittsburgh
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Ricardo Nochetto
    University of Maryland
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Maxim Olshanskii
    University of Houston
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Sara Pollock
    University of Florida
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Leo Rebholz
    Clemson University
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Arnold Reusken
    Aachen University
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Beatrice Riviere
    Rice University
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Marie Rognes
    Simula Research Laboratory
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Riccardo Sacco
    Politecnico di Milano
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Abner Salgado
    University of Tennessee
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Ridgway Scott
    University of Chicago
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Pablo Seleson
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
    Apr 10-20, 2024
  • Valeria Simoncini
    Università di Bologna
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Xiaochuan Tian
    University of California-San Diego
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Alex Townsend
    Cornell University
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Richard Tsai
    University of Texas
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • Noel Walkington
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024
  • David Williams
    Penn State University
    Jan 29-May 4, 2024

Visit dates listed on the participant list may be tentative and subject to change without notice.

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.
Visiting ICERM for longer than a week-long workshop? ICERM staff works with participants to locate accommodations that fit their needs. Since short-term furnished housing is in very high demand, take advantage of the housing options ICERM may recommend. Contact for more details.
Those traveling with family who are interested in information about childcare and/or schools should contact
Technology Resources
Wireless internet access 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.
To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact as far in advance of the event as possible. Thank you.
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. Brown University's "Code of Conduct", "Discrimination and Workplace Harassment Policy", "Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct 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 of Finance & Administration; they are the responsible employees at ICERM under this policy.
Fundamental Research
ICERM research programs aim to promote Fundamental Research and mathematical sciences education. If you are engaged in sensitive or proprietary work, please be aware that ICERM programs often have participants from countries and entities subject to United States export control restrictions. Any discoveries of economically significant intellectual property supported by ICERM funding should be disclosed.
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

Contact for assistance.

Need a US Visa?
J-1 visa requested via ICERM staff
Eligible to be reimbursed
B-1 or Visa Waiver Business (WB) –if you already have either visa – contact ICERM staff for a visa specific invitation letter.
Ineligible to be reimbursed
B-2 or Visa Waiver Tourist (WT)
Already in the US?

F-1 and J-1 not sponsored by ICERM: obtain a letter approving reimbursement from the International Office of your home institution PRIOR to travel.

H-1B holders do not need letter of approval.

All other visas: alert ICERM staff immediately about your situation.

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

This section is for general purposes only and does not indicate that all attendees receive funding. Please refer to your personalized invitation to review your offer.

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.)
Travel Maximum Contributions
  • New England: $250
  • Other contiguous US: $750
  • Asia & Oceania: $2,000
  • All other locations: $1,500
  • Note these rates were updated in Spring 2022 and superseded any prior invitation rates. Any invitations without travel support will still not receive travel support.
Reimbursement Requests

Request Reimbursement with Cube

Refer to the back of your ID badge for more information. Checklists are available at the front desk and in the Reimbursement section of Cube.

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

Numerical Analysis of Multiphysics Problems
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PDEs and Geometry: Numerical Aspects
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Nonlocality: Challenges in Modeling and Simulation
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