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This conference offers undergraduate students doing research projects in the mathematical biosciences an opportunity to present their work on the national stage.
This student centered conference features:
• Recruitment fair for graduate studies
• Panels on jobs and graduate opportunities
• Keynotes from prominent Math Biologist
• Social event at the Columbus Zoo/Aquarium
Deadline for application: July 12, 2013
For more information and to apply, please visit www.mbi.osu.edu/eduprograms/upcapstone2013.html
This is a paid announcement.
September 9-11, 2013
RWTH Aachen University
The Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES) invites you to participate in the Aachen Conference on Computational Engineering Science (AC.CES), to be held September 9-11, 2013 in Aachen, Germany. AC.CES will bring together leading experts in theory, method development, and applications in computational engineering. The main objectives of the conference are to present cutting-edge research and to foster the growth of a stronger CES community, as well as to facilitate collaborations and the dissemination of new ideas among different CES disciplines.
The conference will be organized as a series of plenary sessions with invited talks as well as poster sessions contributed by regular participants. Among the topics to be discussed at the conference are:
- uncertainty quantification
- inverse problems in materials science
- computational biology
- model order reduction
- optimization and control
- imaging/tomographic inversion
This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.
The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, located on the University of Minnesota campus, recently announced the following upcoming programs and opportunities:
2013–2014 Thematic Program: The IMA will soon launch its new annual Thematic Program, to run from September 2013 to June 2014. The theme—Scientific and Engineering Applications of Algebraic Topology—will gather researchers from topology, computational geometry, networking, statistics, biology, and other fields to address methods for qualitative analysis and recognition problems in contemporary contexts, including data (finite metric spaces as samples from experiments, surveys, or sensors), networks (Internet traffic, gene regulation, coordinated robotics, communications), and dynamics (systems equipped with only finite resolution or those that are stochastic). The six workshops planned for the year are designed to be truly interdisciplinary. More information about this year’s workshops and the thematic program are available online at http://www.ima.umn.edu/2013-2014.
Call for Proposals: Hot Topics Workshops. The IMA’s Hot Topics Workshops cover rapidly developing areas of interests, focusing on a specific problem or area of exceptional contemporary significance. These workshops are often cosponsored by a participating institution, corporation, government funding agency, or an NSF-focused research group. More information on submitting a workshop proposal is available online at http://www.ima.umn.edu/solicit/hot-topics-guidelines.html.
New Directions Research Professorships: Applications are invited for New Directions Research Professorships, which provide an extraordinary opportunity for established mathematicians—typically mid-career faculty at U.S. universities—to branch into new directions and increase the impact of their research by spending an academic year immersed in the thematic program at the IMA, where they learn new mathematics and applications, connect their research with important problems, and establish new contacts and collaborations. Applications for professorships during the 2013–2014 (Scientific and Engineering Applications of Algebraic Topology) and 2014–2015 (Discrete Structures: Analysis and Applications) thematic programs are still being accepted. Readers can visit http://www.ima.umn.edu/new-directions for more information as well as an online application.
New Directions Short Course: Applied Statistics and Machine Learning. From June 17 to 28, 2013, the IMA will hold its New Directions Short Course, titled “Applied Statistics and Machine Learning.” Applications are now being accepted for the two-week course, organized by Bin Yu (University of California, Berkeley) and David Madigan (Columbia University); the course will introduce participants to a broad array of modern statistical concepts and techniques, with a focus on critical thinking and practical data analysis. The statistical software R will be used extensively and students are expected to have at least rudimentary knowledge of R prior to the course. The course will cover exploratory data analysis (visualization, dimension reduction, clustering), statistical modeling (linear models, generalized linear models, logistic regression, graphical models), and statistical computation (Monte Carlo, Markov chain Monte Carlo, convex optimization). The course will also cover regularized and large-scale modeling techniques.
More information and an online application are available at http://www.ima.umn.edu/2012-2013/ND6.17-28.13. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2013.
This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.
July 8–26, 2013
University of Washington, Seattle
The Research Training Group in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington will host a summer school on solving inverse problems via microlocal analysis, aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have the required background. Students will attend lectures in the morning and problem sessions in small groups with mentors in the afternoon. On-campus accommodation and meals will be provided, plus a travel allowance of up to $600. The Summer School is supported by an NSF Research Training Grant. Support is restricted to U.S. citizens/permanent residents; international students can be considered but will have to pay all their own expenses.
The course will be taught by Mark Anastasio, Guillaume Bal, Francois Monard, Plamen Stefanov, and Gunther Uhlmann.
Prospective attendees can visit the website for a full course description and prerequisites.
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.***
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics Workshop: Bridging Scales in Computational Polymer Chemistry
August 6–10, 2012
Providence, Rhode Island
Many important advances in material and biomedical science will come from controlling the chemical properties and nanoscale morphology of polymer mixtures. Predicting the longtime continuum-level properties of such complex systems poses a canonical computational challenge due to the disparate length and time scales separating the molecular description from the macroscopic behavior, particularly the evolution of morphology. This workshop (http://icerm.brown.edu/tw12-4-bscpc) focuses on overlapping approaches to bridging this gap, the goal being to spur the development of hybrid computational methods with the capacity to identify and characterize the rare events and the driving forces that steer the systems towards equilibrium, and connect the burgeoning growth in parallel-computation techniques for particle-based systems with recently developed classes of continuum models.
Organizers: Andrew J. Christlieb, Michigan State University; Cecilia Clementi, Rice University; Keith Promislow, Michigan State University; Mark Tuckerman, New York University; and Zhengfu Xu, Michigan Technological University.
For more information 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.
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.
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics Workshop: Heterostructured Nanocrystalline Materials
May 30–June 1, 2012
Providence, Rhode Island
The theme of this workshop (http://icerm.brown.edu/tw12-3-hnm) is the computation, modeling, and mathematical analysis of heterostructured nanocrystalline materials. This includes quantum dots, nanowires, graphene, and grain boundaries. These various phenomena will be discussed in the context of modeling and computation on different scales ranging from density functional theory to continuum mechanics. The workshop will also address various techniques that allow one to combine models on different scales to yield efficient computational methods.
Organizers: Tim Schulze, University of Ten-nessee; Vivek Shenoy, Brown University; and Peter Smereka, University of Michigan.
About ICERM: The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics is a National Science Foundation mathematics institute at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Its mission is to broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation.
For more about this and other programs, organizers, confirmed participants, and speakers, and to submit an application, readers should go to ICERM’s website: http://icerm.brown.edu.
ICERM encourages women and members of underrepresented minorities to apply.
Programs, Research, Short Courses, and Submission of Program Proposals
Thematic Program: The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, located on the University of Minnesota campus, recently launched its 2011–2012 annual thematic program on the Mathematics of Information. More information about this year’s workshops and visiting opportunities is available at http://www.ima.umn.edu/2011-2012. The 2012–2013 thematic program will be on Infinite Dimensional and Stochastic Dynamical Systems and Their Applications; information about that program is available at http://www.ima.umn.edu/2012-2013. Read the rest of this entry »
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, funded both by NSF and by other institutions, listed here. Read the rest of this entry »