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AWM Research Symposium 2017

Join us next spring at the UCLA campus.

The AWM Research Symposium 2017 will be held at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) April 8 -9, 2017.  The symposium will showcase the research of women in the mathematical professions.  It will feature four plenary talks, special sessions on a broad range of research in pure and applied mathematics, and poster sessions for graduate students and recent PhDs. Eight of the special sessions will be organized by the ResearchNetworks supported by the NSF AWM ADVANCE grant.

Poster Session Application

Click here for the schedule at a glance.

Click here for the schedule at a glance, mobile friendly version. 

Click here for a PDF file of the Program.

Symposium Registration:  Registration fee is $40 for AWM members, $70 for non-members and $25 for students. Online registration closes at 11:59 (EST) on April 6, 2017.


The main part of the symposium will be held in the Mathematical Sciences Building at the University of California, Los Angeles, with the plenary talks in the nearby Moore Hall. The Reception and Banquet on Saturday evening will be at the Faculty Center. See map of the University of California, Los Angeles, for more details.


Parking: Please click here for general parking information. Please click here for IPAM parking and directions.

*Updated Parking Information for April 8th and 9th* 

100 parking spaces have been reserved for Research Symposium participants. Participants can make their way to the parking kiosk on Westwood Blvd. (click here for map). At the kiosk, please let the parking staff know that you are there for the AWM Research Symposium, pay for parking, and you will be directed to structure 9. 

Affordable Transportation to and from LAX to UCLA: Please click here for details.

List of Restaurants

*For nursing mothers who need some privacy, please see Amanda Leibert at the registration desk at IPAM for a key to a private room.*


Information about driving to the University of California, Los Angeles, can be found here.

Hotel Information. The cutoff date for the conference rates ranges from March 1 through March 17.  

Plenary Speakers:

Ruth Charney, Brandeis University

Abstract: Searching for Hyperbolicity

 Svitlana Mayboroda, University of Minnesota

Abstract: The hidden landscapeof localization of eigenfunctions

Linda Petzold, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Abstract : Inference of theFunctional Network Controlling Circadian Rhythm

Mariel Vazquez,  University of California Davis (UCD)

Abstract: Understanding DNA topology

Special Sessions by Research Networks supported by the ADVANCE grant:

Special Sessions

Special Session Schedule

Wikipedia edit-a-thon Expand Wikipedia’s coverage of women in mathematics (Ursula Whitcher)

Friday Evening Student Event (7 pm April 7, 2017)

Poster Session Abstracts

Networking Events

Reception and Jobs Panel

Banquet on Saturday Evening (co-sponsored by Microsoft Research)

Organizing Committee:

Raegan Higgins, Texas Tech University
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Magnhild Lien, California State University Northridge
Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College
Tatiana Toro, University of Washington
Luminita Vese, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Carol Woodward, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories