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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 159
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160 APPENDIX B Possible models for our Philip Bucksbaum, Stanford University, study co-chair 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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APPENDIX B 161 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 Urbana-Champaign, 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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162 APPENDIX B 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.