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The NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has announced a nationwide search to fill the position of Director, Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI, formerly the Office of Cyberinfrastructure). Formal consideration of interested applicants will begin April 2013 and continue until a selection is made.
Dr. Alan Blatecky will be finishing his term as ACI Division Director at the end of this summer. The CISE expresses appreciation for his expertise and leadership for the coordination and support of NSF’s cyberinfrastructure during his tenure.
Undergraduates who are looking for summer research opportunities are encouraged to visit the National Science Foundation’s “Search for an REU Site” Web page at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm and click on the “Mathematical Sciences” link. Students can also find research opportunities in the mathematical sciences that have been identified by SIAM News press time, funded both by NSF and by other institutions, listed below. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20 – August 16, 2013
The goal of this MBI NSF-funded program is to introduce students to exciting new areas of mathematical biology, to involve them in collaborative research with their peers and faculty mentors, and to increase their interest in mathematical biology. The program consists of three parts – each including a mix of educational and social experiences:
- Two-week Introduction (May 20-31, 2013): Tutorials, computer labs, and short-term team efforts designed to introduce students to a variety of topics in mathematical biology.
- REU Program (June 3 – August 9, 2013): An 8-10 week individualized research experience as part of a research team at one of the participating host institutions. ***Apply for Program***
- Capstone Conference (August 12-16, 2013): A student centered conference featuring talks and posters by students doing research in mathematical biology, keynotes by prominent mathematical biologists, a graduate studies recruitment fair, and other special features including a conference dinner and social event.
The on-line registration form will require:
- Two letters of reference
- A ranked list of three projects that you want to participate in (see below)
- A statement indicating your reasons for wanting to participate in this program
***To receive full consideration, completed applications must be received by January 31, 2013.***
The National Science Foundation recently announced the creation of a new program: Expeditions in Training, Research, and Education for Mathematics and Statistics through Quantitative Explorations of Data (EXTREEMS-QED. The program’s solicitation can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12606/nsf12606.htm.
Deadline dates for EXTREEMS-QED research proposals are January 31 and November 6, 2013, and the first Wednesday in November annually thereafter.
NSF will be hosting a Webinar on the application process on October 23, 2012. More information on the Webinar can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504765.
Last week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a solicitation for a new program within the cross-foundational Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) initiative. Supported by all seven NSF directorates and two offices, the program will fund projects that allow creative interdisciplinary partnerships to address computer and information science challenges that are associated with sustainability. The goal is to “advance interdisciplinary research in which the science and engineering of sustainability are enabled by new advances in computing, and where computational innovation is grounded in the context of sustainability problems.”
Areas of sustainability that depend in some way on advances in computation can be addressed through the CyberSEES program. SRC will also provide funding for proposals that address the computational aspects of “smart infrastructure,” particularly the smart electric grid. Proposals funded by NSF will receive funding through a typical NSF grant, while funding from SRC will be provided through a contract.
Letters of Intent: Letters of intent are required and due December 4, 2012 and the first Tuesday in December annually.
Due Dates: Full proposals are due February 5, 2013 and the first Tuesday in February annually.
Total Funding and Award Size: NSF anticipates making 12 to 20 awards for a total program budget of $12 million, contingent upon final appropriations from Congress. Proposals are sought at two different levels:
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor F. Fleming Crim to serve as assistant director for the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). MPS supports core research in astronomy, chemistry, physics, material science and mathematics.
Crim is the John E. Willard and Hilldale Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his group conducts research using lasers to understand chemical reaction dynamics occurring in gases and liquids.
Crim will lead a staff of 160 and an annual budget of $1.3 billion. For more information, please view the press release on the NSF website.
The NSF’s Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) aim to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics including applications to other disciplines, with two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Please find details here.
NSF has announced plans for the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) to become a division within the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) in order to maximize NSF’s science and engineering outcomes and improve operational agility. This planned transition is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2012, pending fulfillment of any statutory or other obligations.
NSF acknowledges the great achievements of OCI over the past years. Cyberinfrastructure has increasingly become a critical component of the R&D ecosystem and is essential in accelerating the pace of discovery and innovation in all fields of inquiry. As a result, the deployment and use of cyberinfrastructure across the entire spectrum of science, engineering, and education continues to grow each year. Read the rest of this entry »
June 11–15, 2012
Providence, Rhode Island
Finite element exterior calculus (FEEC) is a recent advance in the mathematics of finite element methods that employs differential complexes to construct stable numerical schemes for several important types of application problems. It has aroused great interest because it both presents interesting mathematical problems and shows great potential for application in computational science and engineering. The concentrated sequence of lectures in this program will provide participants with an understanding of the mathematical tools required to fully grasp the concepts in FEEC. ICERM is pleased to host this NSF/CBMS Regional Research Conference (http://icerm.brown.edu/tw12-2-cbms). Prospective participants should apply soon, as funding for support is limited.
Organizing Committee: Alan Demlow, University of Kentucky; Johnny Guzmán, Brown University; and Dmitriy Leykekhman, University of Connecticut.
Speakers: Douglas Arnold (keynote), University of Minnesota; Richard Falk, Rutgers University; and Anil Hirani, University of Illinois.
For more about this and other programs, organizers, and confirmed participants, and to submit an application, readers should go to ICERM’s website: http://icerm.brown.edu.
For those attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, two special sessions involving the National Science Foundation may be of interest. Both sessions will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 in Room 208 of the Hynes Convention Center.
From 2:30 to 4:00 pm:
Dr. Subra Suresh, Director of the NSF, will speak about the challenges he sees for federal support of research, opportunities, and new initiatives. This is an AMS Committee on Science Policy session. Read the rest of this entry »