Announcement of the 2017 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences

The National Science Foundation has announced support for seven NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences to be held during 2017. These seven will bring to 365 the total number of such conferences since the NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference Series began in 1969.

These conferences are intended to stimulate interest and activity in mathematical research. Each five day conference features a distinguished lecturer who delivers ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences. The lecturer subsequently prepares an expository monograph based upon these lectures, which is normally published as a part of a regional conference series. Depending upon the conference topic, the monograph is published by the American Mathematical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, or jointly by the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Support for about 30 participants is provided and the conference organizer invites both established researchers and interested newcomers, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to attend. Information about an individual conference may be obtained by contacting the conference organizer.

A listing of all past conferences and published monographs is at  Information about submitting proposals for future conferences may be found at Call for Proposals for the 2018 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences. Institutions that are interested in increasing their research activity and profile are especially encouraged to apply.  Proposals for conferences to be held in 2018 are due by April 28, 2016.  Questions should be directed to

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul MN 55105-1899

Telephone: 651-696-6559

The seven conferences to be held in 2017 are listed below. 

Sparse Approximation and Signal Recovery Algorithms

Anna C. Gilbert, lecturer
May 22-26 at New Mexico State University
Joseph D. Lakey, Jameson Cahill, and Nicholas Michalowski, organizers

Nonlocal Dynamics Theory, Computation and Applications

Qiang Du, lecturer
June 4-9 at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Jinqaio Duan and Xiaofan Li, organizers

Topological Data Analysis: Theory and Applications

Vin de Silva, lecturer
June 12-17 at Macalester College
Lori B. Ziegelmeier, Matthew Richey, and Matthew L. Wright, organizers

Tensors and Their Uses in Approximation Theory, Quantum Information Theory, and Geometry

JM Landsberg, lecturer
July 24-28 at Auburn University
Luke Oeding, organizer

Topological and Geometric Methods in Quantum Field Theory

Dan Freed, lecturer
July 31-Aug 4 at Montana State University
David Ayala and Ryan E. Grady, organizers

Bayesian Modeling for Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data

Alan E. Gelfand, lecturer
August 14-18 at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Athanasios Kottas, Rajarshi Guhaniyogi, and Bruno Sanso, organizers

Dyson-Schwinger Equations, Topological Expansions and Random Matrices

Alice Guionnet, lecturer
August 28-September 1 at Columbia University
Ivan Corwin and Yi Sun, organizers