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AWM Research Symposium 2015 will be held at University of Maryland, College Park, April 11 -12, 2015. 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. Join us next spring on the University of Maryland campus. 

Symposium Registration:   Registration fee is $30 for AWM members, $60 for non-members and $20 for students.  Online registration  is now open and closes at 11:59 (EST) on April 9, 2015.

Click here for a PDF file of the Program.


The main part of the symposium will be held in the Math Department Building at the University of Maryland, with the plenary talks in the nearby Physics Building.  The Reception and Banquet on Saturday evening will be at the Marriott hotel.  See map of University of Maryland for details.


Parking: Regents Parking Garage for the symposium talks. Parking is free on the weekends as long as one doesn't park in a numbered space.  Park at the College Park Marriott Inn & Conference Center Garage for the banquet.  Parking fees apply.  

Transportation to and from the AWM BanquetShuttle buses will be available at the Math Dept. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 5:15 pm to transport attendees to the College Park Marriott Inn & Conference Center.  After the banquet shuttles buses will be available at 9:30 pm to transport attendees to the local hotels (see list on website) and College Park Metro station.

List of Restaurants


Information about travel to the University of Maryland can be found here

Hotel Information.  The cutoff date for the conference rates ranges from March 18 through March 31.  There is shuttle service from the hotels to the campus.

Plenary Speakers:


Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University

Abstract: "Coloring square-free perfect graphs"
Ingrid Daubechies. Duke University

Abstract: "Applied mathematics helping Art Historians and Conservators: Digital Cradle Removal"
(joint work with Rachel Yin, Bruno Cornelis and David Dunson)

Jill Pipher, Brown University

"Dyadic Analysis: From Fourier to Haar to Wavelets, and back"


Katrin Wehrheim, UC Berkeley

Abstract: "String diagrams in Topology, Geometry, and Analysis" 

Special Sessions:

Networking Events
Special Presentation: Philip Whitman, INTECH - Stock Market Stability
Reception and Jobs Panel

Banquet  on Saturday Evening (co-sponsored by Microsoft Research)
Keynote speaker:  Shirley MalcomAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Organizing Committee:

Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
Shelly Harvey, Rice University
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Gail Letzter, National Security Agency
Magnhild Lien, California State University Northridge
Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland
Talitha Washington, Howard University