November 2021 Newsletter

Current and Upcoming Activities

Winter 2022

February 7-11: Private AI: Machine Learning on Encrypted Data

February 21-25: Multiscale Microbial Communities: Dynamical Models, Ecology, and One Health

February 28-March 4: The Mathematics of Soft Matter: Structure and Dynamics

Upcoming Long Programs

Spring 2022: Decision Making and Uncertainty

Fall 2022: Confronting Global Climate Change

Spring 2023: Mathematics, Statistics, and Innovation in Medical and Health Care

2022 Summer Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 IMSI Summer Internship Program. This program is open to Ph.D. students in mathematics or statistics programs in the United States. Women and students from historically underrepresented US minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Participants must be eligible to work in the United States. The program is open to both US and international students based in the US. International students will be responsible for arranging work authorization (e.g. CPT) before starting the program.

The IMSI Summer Internship Program is hosted by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It builds on the prior success of the NSF funded PI4 Summer Internship Program, launched in 2014. The program includes an intensive pre-internship training workshop and an interdisciplinary internship placement. Internship hosts will be primarily companies and scientific labs in Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, and the surrounding region.

Internship hosts for the IMSI and PI4 programs in previous years included AbbVie, Ameren, Bud Analytics Lab, Wolfram Research, Caterpillar Data Innovation Lab, among others. Scientific internship hosts included University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign departments of Entomology, Industrial Engineering, and Plant Biology, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and more.

The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022.

IMSI Seeks Proposals by March 15, 2022

IMSI is currently seeking proposals for workshops and other scientific activity with a deadline of March 15, 2022. Workshops are intended to be interdisciplinary and focused on a societally-relevant topic for which mathematicians and statisticians can partner with other sciences to make important contributions. IMSI currently has openings for workshops in the winter of 2023 and beyond. Other forms of scientific activity at IMSI include long programs, interdisciplinary research clusters, and research collaboration workshops. Information about how to submit proposals for any of these forms of activity can be found on the proposal overview page and the resources linked there.

Travel Grant Opportunity

With support from the National Science Foundation, the Simons Foundation, and the ICM Local Organizing Committee, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) is administering a travel-grant program for US-based mathematical scientists to participate in the 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), July 6 – 14, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is an unparalleled opportunity to interact with professional counterparts in mathematics research and education from around the world to garner and share new ideas. Under the aegis of the International Mathematical Union, an 80-nation organization in which the US is a member, the ICM occurs every four years in a different country. Besides a rich scientific program, it is the setting for the conferring of the Fields Medal, Gauss Prize, and other honors. Many of the invited speakers for 2022 are from the US, and several satellite conferences are scheduled around the time of ICM. This travel grant program provides funding up to US$3,500 to be used for travel, registration, and local expenses. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021, and early-career mathematicians are especially encouraged to apply.

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IMSI acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation
(Grant No. DMS-1929348)

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