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 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.

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
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

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.

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
June 19 - 23, 2017 Robust Methods in Probability & Finance Tomasz R. Bielecki, Patrick Dondl, Philipp Harms, Eva Lutkebohmert-Holtz, Marcel Nutz, Thorsten Schmidt
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.

June 19 - August 11, 2017SUMMER@ICERM: 2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program

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.

July 24 - 28, 2017 GirlsGetMath@ICERM: TBA

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

April 26, 2017Public Lecture: Modeling the Melt: What Math Tells Us About the Disappearing Polar Ice Caps Kenneth M. Golden
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
June 26-30, 2017ICERM Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF) Brianna Donaldson, Leslie Hogben, Ulrica Wilson
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