Organizing Committee

The faculty advisers will present a variety of interdisciplinary research topics utilizing large-scale linear algebra, model reduction, randomized algorithms, and deep learning. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the theoretical underpinnings of these research topics in applied and computational mathematics and will help develop open-source software tools that accomplish data-driven scientific predictions.

The faculty will begin the program with brief introductory talks. Throughout the eight-week program, students will work on assigned projects in groups of two to four, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Students will meet daily, give regular talks about their findings, attend mini-courses, guest talks, and professional development seminars, practice coding, version control, and Tex typesetting. Students will learn how to collaborate mathematically, and they will work closely in their teams to write up their research into a poster and/or paper by the end of the program.

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Program Details

2020 Proposed Research Project Topics
Important Notes
  • Applicants must be matriculating undergraduate students at the time of the start of Summer@ICERM 2020.
  • Funding is available for 2-3 students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.
Funding Includes*
  • $3,570 stipend
  • Dormitory housing
  • Meal plan
  • Travel support within the U.S.
  • Fun events
  • *Brown students who choose not to live in the dorm will waive the dorm, meal, and travel funding.
February 14, 2020

All students must apply via by this date to receive full consideration. ICERM will begin making offers to students between late February and early March 2020.

Confirmed Speakers & Participants

  • Speaker
  • Poster Presenter
  • Attendee
  • Virtual Attendee
  • Rishi Advani
    Cornell University
  • Justin Baker
    University of Utah
  • William Barton
    University of Massachusetts
  • Yanlai Chen
    University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Madison Crim
    Salisbury University
  • Trevor Crupi
    Purdue University
  • Max Daniels
    Northeastern University
  • Justin Dong
    Brown University
  • Jordan Fox
    Western Carolina University
  • Catherine Huang
  • Ryan Jeong
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Katie Keegan
    Mary Baldwin University
  • Yuqing Liu
    University of Michigan
  • Chloe Makdad
    Butler University
  • Shubham Makharia
  • David Melendez
    University of Central Florida
  • Alexandru Mihai
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • Yonah Moise
    Yeshiva University
  • Akil Narayan
    University of Utah
  • Sean O'Hagan
    University of Connecticut
  • Hannah Odom
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Minah Oh
    James Madison University
  • Maricela Ramirez
    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Kelly Rivera
    St. Thomas University
  • Jennifer Zheng
    Emory University

Summer Schedule

Monday, June 8, 2020
10:00 - 12:00pm EDTMeet and Greet - ICERM Director, Brendan Hassett  
2:00 - 3:00pm EDTSummer@ICERM Program Overview - Summer@ICERM Organizers  
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
10:00 - 11:00am EDTRandomized singular value decomposition and its applications - Minah Oh, James Madison University  
11:30 - 12:30pm EDTGraph spectral clustering and sparsification - Akil Narayan, University of Utah  
2:00 - 2:30pm EDTStudent Presentations  
3:00 - 3:30pm EDTStudent Presentations  
4:00 - 5:00pm EDTCoffee/ Tea Break  
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
10:00 - 11:00am EDTEfficient eigensolvers and their applications - Yanlai Chen, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  
11:30 - 12:30pm EDTIterative methods for electromagnetic problems - Minah Oh, James Madison University  
2:00 - 2:30pm EDTStudent Presentations  
3:00 - 3:30pm EDTStudent Presentations  
4:00 - 5:00pm EDTResearch in applied + computational math - Sigal Gottlieb, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  
Thursday, June 11, 2020
10:00 - 11:00am EDTRandom projections and dimension reduction - Akil Narayan, University of Utah  
11:30 - 12:30pm EDTTheoretical and computational aspects of expressive power of deep neural networks - Yanlai Chen, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  
2:00 - 2:30pm EDTStudent Presentations  
3:00 - 3:30pm EDTStudent Presentations  
4:00 - 5:00pm EDTCoffee/ Tea Break  
Friday, June 12, 2020
10:00 - 11:30am EDTSocial Activity  
12:00 - 12:30pm EDTRanked Project List Due  
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGroup Project assignments and initial discussions  
Monday, June 15, 2020
2:00 - 3:00pm EDTLaTex - TBD  
3:30 - 4:30pm EDTMatlab + Python - TBD  
Thursday, June 18, 2020
4:00 - 5:00pm EDTTBD - Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College  
Thursday, June 25, 2020
2:00 - 3:00pm EDTTBD - Chad Topaz, Williams College  
Thursday, July 9, 2020
2:00 - 3:00pm EDTTBD - Jessica Libertini, Virginia Military Institute  

Other Summer@ICERM Events

Summer@ICERM 2012: Geometry and Dynamics
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Summer@ICERM 2013: Geometry and Dynamics
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Summer@ICERM 2014: Polygons and Polynomials
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Summer@ICERM 2015: Computational Dynamics and Topology
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Summer@ICERM 2016: Dynamics and Stochastics
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Summer@ICERM 2017: Topological Data Analysis
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Summer@ICERM 2018: Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry
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Summer@ICERM 2019: Computational Arithmetic Dynamics
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Summer@ICERM 2021
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