The AMS sponsored an exhibit booth at the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition on Capitol Hill on May 15, 2012 on the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM). Jill Pipher, Director of ICERM, and Lauren Barrows, Program Manager, presented information on the Institute to 275 attendees at this annual event showcasing research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
During the last decade, rapidly evolving technological advances, in particular in the information and communication sciences, has lead to the introduction of social networks, search engines, cyber security and privacy, smart energy grids, improved medical imaging and a plethora of novel modes of commerce. However, the generation, optimization, and deployment of these new technologies continue to drive the demand for new mathematics – new algorithms, techniques, formulations and models to address emerging question of critical societal importance.
In a complementary fashion, computers continue to enrich mathematics by providing an experimental platform, a kind to the laboratory of the biologist, in which the researchers can conduct experiments to drive insight and innovation. Advanced and reliable software is increasing becoming an essential part of the fabric of society, and the continued development and improvement of today's software, employing a fresh approach to math and modeling, will be essential for to address tomorrow’s grand challenges.
This exhibit, entitled ICERM: Connecting Mathematics and Computing through Experimentation, highlighted how researchers employ an experimental approach to investigate cutting-edge mathematical questions and computational tools, laying the foundation for discovery, emerging technologies and innovation.
ICERM, funded by the NSF and located at Brown University in Providence, RI, helps researchers tackle these mathematical problems in the context of two semester-long thematic programs together with their associated international conferences and workshops.
The 2012 CNSF Exhibition included thirty-five displays on a wide range of projects
Previous AMS exhibits at CNSF Exhibitions include:
Mathematics and Cardiology: Partners for the Future presented by Suncica Canic, University of Houston
Computational Models for Cardiovascular Disease Assessment and Surgery Design presented by DalinTang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Disease Prediction and Treatment Design presented by Eva K. Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mathematics for Advanced Composites Technology presented by Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University
Mathematical Modeling of Swimming Organisms presented by Lisa Fauci and Nick Cogan, Tulane University
Mathematics of Sea Ice presented by Kenneth M. Golden, University of Utah
Liquid Films and Image Inpainting presented by Andrea Bertozzi, Duke University
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Made Possible by NSF presented by Dr. John Bush, MIT
Computer Simulation of Blood Flow in the Heart presented by Charles S. Peskin, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Mathematical Foundations of Image Analysis and Computational Vision presented by Don McClure, Brown University
Ergodic Theory presented by Doug Lind, University of Washington
The Energy of Knots presented with JPBM by Jonathan K. Simon, University of Iowa and Gregory R. Buck, Saint Anselm College
For information on the annual CNSF Exhibition & Reception, please visit the CNSF website.