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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas and Other Inputs to the Study." National Research Council. 2013. The Mathematical Sciences in 2025. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/15269.
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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 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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas and Other Inputs to the Study." National Research Council. 2013. The Mathematical Sciences in 2025. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/15269.
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Possible models for our study

Philip Bucksbaum, Stanford University, 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 sciences research

Sastry Pantula, NSF

 

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 years that illustrate new opportunities and future directions

James Carlson, president, Clay Mathematics Institute

MEETING 2 DECEMBER 4 AND 5, 2010 IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

The changing university environment

Hal S. Stern, dean and professor of statistics, School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas and Other Inputs to the Study." National Research Council. 2013. The Mathematical Sciences in 2025. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/15269.
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The demand for mathematical science skills in biology

Terrence Sejnowski, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, University of California, San Diego

The demand for mathematical science skills at the NSA

Alfred Hales, UCLA (ret.), former director of the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Center for Communications Research–La Jolla

Recent changes for the mathematical sciences in China

S.-T. Yau, Harvard University

The demand for mathematical science skills at DreamWorks Studios

Nafees Bin Zafar, DreamWorks

The demand for mathematical science skills in the financial sector

James Simons, Renaissance Technologies

The demand for mathematical science skills at Microsoft, and experience establishing a research center in Beijing

Harry Shum, Microsoft

The demand for mathematical science skills at IBM

Brenda Dietrich, vice president for Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

MEETING 3 MAY 12 AND 13, 2011 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Stresses and opportunities for the mathematical sciences

Robert Fefferman, dean of physical sciences, University of Chicago

 

Robert Zimmer, President, University of Chicago

What are major opportunities for the mathematical sciences, steps needed to realize them, and stresses affecting the profession over the coming years?

Yali Amit, University of Chicago, Statistics Department

 

Peter Constantin, University of Chicago, Mathematics Department

 

Kam Tsui, University of Wisconsin, Statistics Department

 

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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas and Other Inputs to the Study." National Research Council. 2013. The Mathematical Sciences in 2025. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/15269.
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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 opportunities 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 presented 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 discussed in Chapter 4.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas and Other Inputs to the Study." National Research Council. 2013. The Mathematical Sciences in 2025. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/15269.
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The mathematical sciences are part of nearly all aspects of everyday life--the discipline has underpinned such beneficial modern capabilities as Internet search, medical imaging, computer animation, numerical weather predictions, and all types of digital communications. The Mathematical Sciences in 2025 examines the current state of the mathematical sciences and explores the changes needed for the discipline to be in a strong position and able to maximize its contribution to the nation in 2025. It finds the vitality of the discipline excellent and that it contributes in expanding ways to most areas of science and engineering, as well as to the nation as a whole, and recommends that training for future generations of mathematical scientists should be re-assessed in light of the increasingly cross-disciplinary nature of the mathematical sciences. In addition, because of the valuable interplay between ideas and people from all parts of the mathematical sciences, the report emphasizes that universities and the government need to continue to invest in the full spectrum of the mathematical sciences in order for the whole enterprise to continue to flourish long-term.

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