Meeting Agendas and Other Inputs to the Study
MEETING 1 SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C.
Discussion of study goals with sponsor 
Sastry Pantula, National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Deborah Lockhart, NSF 

Discussion of study goals with major professional societies 
James Crowley, executive director, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 
Tina Straley, executive director, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) 

Ron Wasserstein, executive director, American Statistical Association (ASA) 

Donald McClure, executive director, American Mathematical Society (AMS) 

What changes and stresses are affecting the research enterprise? 
William E. Kirwan, mathematician and chancellor of the University System of Maryland 
C. Judson King, former Berkeley provost and director of its Center for Studies in Higher Education 
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Appendix B
Meeting Agendas and
Other Inputs to the Study
MEETING 1
SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Discussion of study goals Sastry Pantula, National Science Foundation
with sponsor (NSF)
Deborah Lockhart, NSF
Discussion of study goals James Crowley, executive director, Society
with major professional for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
societies (SIAM)
Tina Straley, executive director,
Mathematical Association of America
(MAA)
Ron Wasserstein, executive director,
American Statistical Association (ASA)
Donald McClure, executive director,
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
What changes and William E. Kirwan, mathematician and
stresses are affecting the chancellor of the University System of
research enterprise? Maryland
C. Judson King, former Berkeley provost and
director of its Center for Studies in Higher
Education
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Possible models for our Philip Bucksbaum, Stanford University,
study cochair of Controlling the Quantum
World: The Science of Atoms, Molecules,
and Photons (2007)
Donald Shapero, director of the National
Research Council’s Board on Physics and
Astronomy
Funding for mathematical Sastry Pantula, NSF
sciences research Deborah Lockhart, NSF
Walter Polansky, DOE
Wen Masters, DoD
Charles Toll, National Security Agency (NSA)
David Eisenbud, Simons Foundation
James Crowley, executive director, SIAM
(discussing industry research)
Major advances in recent James Carlson, president, Clay Mathematics
years that illustrate new Institute
opportunities and future
directions
MEETING 2
DECEMBER 4 AND 5, 2010
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA
The changing university Hal S. Stern, dean and professor of statistics,
environment School of Information and Computer
Sciences, University of California, Irvine
The demand for Terrence Sejnowski, Salk Institute for
mathematical science Biological Studies, University of
skills in biology California, San Diego
The demand for Alfred Hales, UCLA (ret.), former director of
mathematical science the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Center
skills at the NSA for Communications Research–La Jolla
Recent changes for the S.T. Yau, Harvard University
mathematical sciences in
China
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The demand for Nafees Bin Zafar, DreamWorks
mathematical science
skills at DreamWorks
Studios
The demand for James Simons, Renaissance Technologies
mathematical science
skills in the financial
sector
The demand for Harry Shum, Microsoft
mathematical science
skills at Microsoft, and
experience establishing a
research center in Beijing
The demand for Brenda Dietrich, vice president for Business
mathematical science Analytics and Mathematical Sciences at
skills at IBM the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
MEETING 3
MAY 12 AND 13, 2011
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Stresses and opportunities Robert Fefferman, dean of physical sciences,
for the mathematical University of Chicago
sciences Robert Zimmer, President, University of
Chicago
What are major Yali Amit, University of Chicago, Statistics
opportunities for the Department
mathematical sciences, Peter Constantin, University of Chicago,
steps needed to realize Mathematics Department
them, and stresses Kam Tsui, University of Wisconsin, Statistics
affecting the profession Department
over the coming years? Douglas Simpson, University of Illinois at
UrbanaChampaign, Statistics Department
Bryna Kra, Northwestern University,
Mathematics Department
Lawrence Ein, University of Illinois at
Chicago, Mathematics, Statistics, and
Computer Science Department
Shi Jin, University of Wisconsin,
Mathematics Department
William Cleveland, Purdue University,
Statistics Department
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INPUTS FROM LEADING MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCE RESEARCHERS
Between March 1 and May 2, 2011, the committee held a series of
conference calls with the following leading researchers in the mathematical
sciences:
Emery Brown, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ronald Coifman, Yale University
David Donoho, Stanford University
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research
Charles Fefferman, Princeton University
Jill Mesirov, Broad Institute
Assaf Naor, New York University
Martin Nowak, Harvard University
Adrian Raftery, University of Washington
Terence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles
Richard Taylor, Harvard University
The purpose of these calls was to identify important trends and oppor
tunities for the discipline, drawing on the diverse perspectives of research
frontiers, and also to discuss any concerns these experts have about the
future. The calls were very helpful, and some of the observations pre
sented contributed to Chapters 3 and 5. Insights from these conference
calls helped the committee select the recent advances that it highlighted
in Chapter 2, and they also contributed to the identification of trends dis
cussed in Chapter 4.