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.

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
Fall 2018Nonlinear AlgebraDan Bates, Sandra Di Rocco, Jonathan Hauenstein, Anton Leykin, Frank Sottile, Mike Stillman, Cynthia Vinzant
Spring 2019Computer VisionYali Amit, Ronen Basri, Alex Berg, Tamara Berg, Pedro Felzenszwalb, Stuart Geman, Basilis Gidas, David Jacobs, Benar Svaiter, Olga Veksler
Fall 2019Illustrating MathematicsKelly Delp, David Dumas, Saul Schleimer, Richard Schwartz, Henry Segerman, Laura Taalman

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

February 26–March 2, 2018Optimal and Random Point Configurations Peter Grabner, Doug Hardin, Arno Kuijlaars, Sylvia Serfaty
March 12-16, 2018Fast Algorithms for Generating Static and Dynamically Changing Point Configurations Natasha Flyer, Adrianna Gillman, Doug Hardin, Jingfang Huang, Ed Saff
April 9–13, 2018Computation and Optimization of Energy, Packing, and Covering Achill Schürmann, Salvatore Torquato, Frank Vallentin, Rob Womersley
April 23–27, 2018Computational Challenges in the Theory of Lattices Christine Bachoc, Henry Cohn, Renaud Coulangeon, Gabriele Nebe, Chris Peikert, Akshay Venkatesh
September 17-21, 2018Core computational methods Wolfram Decker, Jesus de Loera, Andrew Sommese, Mike Stillman
October 15-19, 2018Real algebraic geometry and optimization Greg Blekherman, Didier Henrion, Pablo Parrilo, Rekha Thomas, Cynthia Vinzant
November 12-16, 2018Nonlinear algebra in applications Alicia Dickenstein, Elisa Gorla, Yang-Hui He, Caroline Uhler, Jonathan Hauenstein
Feb 18 - 22, 2019Theory and Practice in Machine Learning and Computer Vision Ronen Basri, Alex Berg, David Jacobs
March 18 - 22, 2019Computational Imaging Pedro Felzenszwalb, Basilis Gidas
April 29 - May 3, 2019Optimization Methods in Computer Vision and Image Processing Yuri Boykov, Pedro Felzenszwalb, Benar Svaiter, Olga Veksler

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.

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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.

May 14 - 18, 2018 Birational Geometry and Arithmetic Asher Auel, Marta Pieropan, Sho Tanimoto, Yuri Tschinkel, Anthony Várilly-Alvarado
June 4 - 8, 2018 Frame Theory and Exponential Bases Alex Iosevich, Mihalis Kolountzakis, Shahaf Nitzan
June 18 - 22, 2018 Fractional PDEs: Theory, Algorithms and Applications George Em Karniadakis, Francesco Mainardi, Mark Meerschaert, Jie Shen, Hong Wang
June 25 - 29, 2018 Computational Aspects of Time Dependent Electromagnetic Wave Problems in Complex Materials Vrushali Bokil (Chair), Yingda Cheng, Susan Hagness, Fengyan Li, Fernando Teixeira, Shan Zhao
July 23 - 27, 2018 SageDays@ICERM: Combinatorics and Representation Theory Gabriel Feinberg, Darij Grinberg, Ben Salisbury, Travis Scrimshaw

These programs bring together a broad range of researchers for a short period of time, and will attempt to set directions for future research. These programs are part of the Brown Data Science Initiative's new NSF TRIPODS grant, and is run in collaboration with ICERM.


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.

June 11 – August 3, 2018SUMMER@ICERM: 2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program - Low Dimensional Topology and GeometryTarik Aougab, Moira Chas, Bill Goldman

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.

June 11 - 15, 2018Adaptive Multilevel Monte Carlo Finite Element MethodsEric Joseph Hall, Hakon Hoel, Mattia Sandberg
August 6-10, 2018 GirlsGetMath@ICERM: Summer Math Camp for High School Girls Katy Ott and Ulrica Wilson

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.

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February 28, 2018 Public Lecture: Sleeping Beauty and Other Probability Conundrums Peter Winkler
March 13, 2018 Public Lecture: Crowd Computing: Scientific discoveries by protein-folding game players Firas Khatib
May 9-12, 2018 2018 Seminar on Stochastic Processes at Brown University Richard Kenyon, Kavita Ramanan, Boris Rozovsky
June 11-15, 2018 ICERM Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF) Brianna Donaldson, Leslie Hogben, Ulrica Wilson
November 9-10, 2018 ICERM Special Event: "Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2018"