AWM Research Symposium 2019

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The 2019 AWM Research Symposium will be held at Rice University April 6-7, 2019.  With over 300 attendees, the symposium will showcase research from women across the mathematical sciences working in academia, government and industry, as well as feature women across the career spectrum: undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and professionals!


Conference Program. The conference will feature

  • Plenary talks for a general audience
  • Special sessions on a broad range of research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education
  • A poster session for graduate students and recent PhDs
  • A Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
  • A Career Panel, featuring women in Industry
  • Exhibitors from across academia, government and industry.
  • And plenty of informal opportunities to grow your network!

A tentative Schedule of Events is available here.


Registration. Online Registration will begin November, 2018. Please check back here for full details.



Plenary Speakers

  • Sue Brenner, Louisiana State University
  • Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
  • Chelsea Walton, University of Illinois

Special Sessions

  • Math on the EDGE (Sarah Chehade)
  • Current Challenges in Mathematical Biology (Renee Dale)
  • Recent Developments in the analysis of obstacle problems associated to nonlocal operators (Donatella Danielli and Camelia Pop)
  • Braid Groups and Quantum Computing (Colleen Delaney, Jennifer Vasquez and Helen Wong)
  • Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis (Julia Dobrosotskaya and Xumei Chen)
  • Combinatorial Commutative Algebra (Sara Faridi and Susan Morey)
  • Origami, Belyi Maps, and Dessins D'Enfants (Rachel Davis and Edray Goins)
  • Multiphysics and Multiscale problems (Yue Yu and Xingjie Li)
  • Analysis and Numerical Methods for Kinetic Transport and Related Models (Liu Liu)
  • New Advances in sympletic and contact topology (Jo Nelson and Morgan Weiler)
  • On Advances and New Techniques of Fluid Dynamics and Dispersive Equations (Betul Orcan Ekmekci)
  • Women in Data Science (Jing Qin and Yifei Lou)
  • Topology of 3- and 4-Manifolds (Allison and Arunima Ray)
  • Graph Theory (Carolyn Reinhart and Kate Lorenzo)
  • Education Partnerships: University Mathematics Faculty and K-12 Mathematics Teachers (Evan Rushton)
  • New Developments in Algebraic Biology (Anne Shiu and Brandilyn Stigler)
  • Commutative Algebra (Sandra Spiroff and Adela Vraciu)
  • Control Problems in PDE-modeled Systems (Shu-Xia Tang)

Invited Sessions by Research Networks supported by the AWM ADVANCE Grant

  • WIN: Women in Numbers (Michelle Manes, Ila Varma)
  • WinCompTop: Women in Computational Topology (Erin Chambers, Brittany Terese Fasy, and Elizabeth Munch)
  • WIMB: Women in Math Biology (Angela Peace)
  • ACxx: Women in Algebraic Combinatorics (Elizabeth Niese and Elizabeth Drellich)
  • WINASC: Women in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing: (Bo Dong and Adrianna Gillman)
  • WINART: Women in Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory (Van C. Nguyen, Julia Plavnik, and Sarah Witherspoon )
  • WiSh: Women in Shape (Kathryn Leonard and Terry Knight)
  • WIT: Women in Topology (Sarah Yeakel and Martina Rovelli)
  • WIC: Women in Control (Lorena Bociu and Irena Lasiecka)
  • WIMM: Women in Mathematics of Materials (Malena Espanol and Hala AH Shehadeh)
  • WISDM: Women in the Science of Data and Mathematics (Linda Ness and Carlotta Domeniconi)
  • WIG: Women in Geometry (Liz Stanhope and Carlotta Domeniconi
  • WICA: Women in Commutative Algebra (Sandra Spiroff and Adela Vraciu)


Hotel Information

Plan your stay during the AWM Research Symposium. 

Local Transportation

Most of the main hotels will provide free shuttles to Rice University. Please check with the hotel when reserving your room. 





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