Program & Event Information

ICERM encourages proposals for programs that support its mission to foster and broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation.
We welcome your ideas for semester programs, topical workshops, team research projects with Collaborate@ICERM, and our Summer@ICERM undergraduate research programs. How to propose an Program or Workshop.

Explore our past programs, workshops and events on our Program Archive page.

A large part of ICERM's activities take place in the context of semester long thematic programs together with their associated workshops. Each such program hosts a number of long-term visitors (15-20 senior personnel, 5-10 postdoctoral fellows, and 8-12 graduate students) in addition to workshop participants.

Fall 2016Topology in MotionYuliy Baryshnikov, Fred Cohen, Matthew Kahle, Randall Kamien, Sayan Mukherjee, Igor Pak, Ileana Streinu, Rade Zivaljevic
Spring 2017Singularities and Waves In Incompressible FluidsBernard Deconinck, Diane Henderson, Helena Nussenzveig Lopes, Govind Menon, Paul Milewski, Walter Strauss, Jon Wilkening
Fall 2017Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Radar and Seismic ReconstructionLiliana Borcea, Margaret Cheney, Maarten V. De Hoop, Laurent Demanet, Vladimir Druskin, Alison Malcolm, Eric Mokole, Frank Robey, Knut Solna, Chrysoula Tsogka, Lexing Ying, Edmund Zelnio
Spring 2018Point Configurations in Geometry, Physics and Computer ScienceChristine Bachoc, Henry Cohn, Peter Grabner, Doug Hardin, Edward Saff, Achill Schürmann, Sylvia Serfaty, Salvatore Torquato, Rob Womersly

As part of each semester program, 3-4 workshops are held at ICERM. To apply to participate in an ICERM workshop please click here.

September 12-16, 2016Unusual Configuration Spaces Yuliy Baryshnikov, Michael Farber, Misha Kapovich, Randall Kamien, Ileana Streinu
October 17-21, 2016Stochastic Topology and Thermodynamic Limits Matthew Kahle, Sayan Mukherjee, Shmuel Weinberger, Ileana Streinu, Patrick Charbonneau
November 28-December 2, 2016Topology and Geometry in a Discrete Setting Eva Maria Feichtner, Larry Guth, Gil Kalai, Roman Karasev, Elchanan Mossel, Igor Pak, Rade Zivaljevic
Februaury 13-17, 2017Dynamics of Small Scales in Fluids Yan Guo, Tom Hou, Helena Lopes-Nussenzveig, Robert Pego, Vladimir Sverak, Edriss Titi
March 20-24, 2017Making a Splash - Droplets, Jets and Other Singularities Govind Menon, Paul Milewski, Benoit Pausader, Jon Wilkening
April 24-28, 2017Water Waves Bernard Deconinck, Diane Henderson, Alexandru Ionescu, Walter Strauss, Catherine Sulem
September 25-29, 2017Waves and Imaging in Random Media Josselin Garnier, Kui Ren, Chrysoula Tsogka
October 16-20, 2017Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Radar Imaging Margaret Cheney, Armin Doerry, Eric Mokole, Frank Robey
November 6-10, 2017Recent Advances in Seismic Modeling and Inversion: From Analysis to Applications Maarten de Hoop, Vladimir Druskin, Alison Malcolm, Alexander Mamonov, Lexing Ying

Research clusters are scheduled during some of ICERM's semester programs. They are independently organized and consist of research group activities in a focused subfield of that semester program. Activities often begin with a collection of tutorials or a short (possibly two day) workshop. The research activities, planned by the organizer(s), may consist of teamwork, daily/weekly seminars, and closing presentations.

September 6 - October 13, 2017Research Cluster: Wave Propagation and Imaging in Random Media Alexandre Aubry, Liliana Borcea, Albert Fannjiang, Knut Solna, Chrysoula Tsogka
October 2 - November 3, 2017Research Cluster: Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Radar Imaging Margaret Cheney, Armin Doerry, Eric Mokole, Frank Robey, Ed Zelnio
October 23 - November 21, 2017Research Cluster: Wave Propagation and Inversion in Seismic Applications Vladimir Druskin, Alison Malcolm, Lexing Ying

ICERM hosts 1-4 topical workshops each year. They focus on topics of current interest in the mathematical sciences. To apply, please submit the online application form for workshop participants. Decisions about online applications are typically made 1-3 months before the workshop.

January 24 - 27, 2017 Current Developments in Mathematical Fluid Dynamics: Regularity, Instabilities, and Turbulence Peter Constantin, Nataša Pavlović, Vlad Vicol
June 5 - 9, 2017 Probabilistic Scientific Computing: Statistical inference approaches to numerical analysis and algorithm design Philipp Hennig, George Em Karniadakis, Michael A Osborne, Houman Owhadi, Paris Perdikaris
July 17 - 21, 2017 Women in Data Science and Mathematics Research Collaboration Workshop (WiSDM) Carlotta Domeniconi, Ellen Gasparovic, Giseon Heo, Kathryn Leonard, Regina Liu, Julie Mitchell, Deanna Needell, Linda Ness
August 7 - 11, 2017 Localized Kernel-Based Meshless Methods for Partial Differential Equations Oleg Davydov, Greg Fasshauer, Natasha Flyer, Bengt Fornberg, Elisabeth Larsson
August 21 – 25, 2017 Pedestrian Dynamics: Modeling, Validation and Calibration José A. Carrillo, Benedetto Piccoli, Armin Seyfried, Marie-Therese Wolfram

ICERM hosts a summer undergraduate research program called "Summer@ICERM". 12-14 undergraduates are funded to come to ICERM for an eight-week intensive program taught by faculty. Brown University UTRA students and students with outside funding are welcome to apply as well.


Collaborate@ICERM offers teams of 3-6 researchers the opportunity to spend five days at the institute during the summer (May-August) or in the month of January. The team research project should have a computational or experimental component. ICERM provides access to a variety of software packages as well as to high performance computing through Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization.

Proposals are now invited and will be reviewed by the ICERM Science Board during their November meeting. See the Proposals page for more details.


ICERM hosts on-site public lectures and special events and frequently participates in national mathematical events and conferences. Part of ICERM's mission is to promote themes of national interest: diversity in the sciences, the teaching of mathematics, the role of technology and computers in research and the classroom, and the contribution of modern mathematics to everything from biology and medicine, to commerce, to climate forecasting and environmental policy.

* event is related or held off-site

December 1, 2016Public Lecture: Visualizing the Future of Biomedicine Chris R. Johnson, Ph.D.
January 4-6, 2017Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics Sigal Gottlieb, Fengyan Li, Jennifer Ryan, Johnny Guzman
May 8 - 9, 2017The Tony and Pat Houghton Conference on Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics Bob Pelcovits, Tom Powers, Derek Stein, Jay Tang, See-Chen Ying
HKUST: Dec. 29 2016- Jan. 12, 2017, ICERM: May 30-June 9, 2017 Integral Equation Methods, Fast Algorithms and Their Applications to Fluid Dynamics and Materials Science
HKUST: Jan. 9-23, 2017, ICERM: June 5-18, 2017 Phase Retrieval: Theory, Application and Algorithms