## Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics

Associate Director (2003-2006) of NSF-established national research institute in the mathematical sciences. Scientific oversight of semester-long programs, conferences, workshops and summer schools from their conception to their implementation.

Major programs included:

- Proteomics: Sequence, Structure, Function, Spring 2004.
- Grand Challenge Problems in Computational Astrophysics, Spring 2005.
- Graduate Summer School: Intelligent Extraction of Information from Graphs and High Dimensional Data, Summer 2005.
- Bridging Time and Length Scales in Materials Science and Bio-Physics, Fall 2005.
- Securing Cyberspace: Applications and Foundations of Cryptography and Computer Security, Fall 2006.

Each of these brought together several hundred researchers, helping launch new collaborations and enhance the impact of emerging mathematical techniques across the scientific community.

Further responsibilities: contributing to secure NSF renewal grants, serving as ex-officio member of governing and advisory boards, helping set institute’s scientific directions, growing the summer undergraduate RIPS program and providing liaison with NSF, DOE and other sponsoring agencies.

## Funding

- PI, Los Alamos National Laboratory subcontract
*Mathematics Clinic: Machine Learning Algorithms for Graph-Based Representations of Fracture Networks*(total budget: $60K)

September 2016 – May 2017 - PI, Southern California Edison contract
*Mathematics Clinic: Predicting and Minimizing Volatility in Power Outages*(total budget: $60K)

September 2015 – May 2016 - Co-PI, Air Force Office of Scientific Research MURI award
*Inferring Structure and Forecasting Dynamics on Evolving Networks*(total budget: $538K)

October 2010 – September 2015 - PI, Southern California Edison contract
*Mathematics Clinic: Topological Optimization of Reliability Volatility in Power Distribution Networks*(total budget: $60K)

September 2014 – May 2015 - Co-PI, DOE/ASCR award
*Dynamics through Randomness: New Mathematical Approaches for Complex Networks*(total budget: $936K)

January 2010 – September 2013 - Co-PI, Office of Naval Research award
*Mathematics of Communication and Control for Dynamic Mobile Aquatic Sensors*(total budget: $165K)

April 2010 – September 2012 - Co-PI, NSF EMT award
*Harnessing Statistical Physics for Computing and Communications*(total budget: $388K)

September 2008 – August 2012 - PI, Southern California Edison contract
*Mathematics Clinic: Optimizing Transmission of Renewable Energy*(total budget: $60K)

September 2011 – May 2012 - PI, Computing Research Association award
*CI Fellows*(total budget: $193K)

January 2011 – May 2012 - PI, Los Alamos National Laboratory subcontract
*Mathematics Clinic: Optimizing Smart Power Grids*(total budget: $90K)

September 2009 – May 2011 - Senior Personnel, NSF award
*Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics renewal*(total budget: $17M)

July 2005 – June 2010 - Co-PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project DR 2006117:
*Physics of Algorithms*(total budget: $4.9M)

October 2006 – September 2009 - PI, DOE Weapons Supported Research (WSR) Computer Science Research Foundation project
*New Approaches to Fault Tolerance*(total budget: $232K)

October 2005 – September 2006 - Co-PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project DR 20040141:
*Statistical Physics of Infrastructure Networks*(total budget: $4.5M)

October 2003 – September 2006 - PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project ER 20030137:
*Improving Local Search*(total budget: $840K)

October 2002 – September 2005 - Co-PI, NSF ACT award AST-0442015:
*Intelligent Extraction of Information from Graphs and High-Dimensional Data*(total budget: $200K)

July 2005 - Co-PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project ER 2000018:
*Extremal Optimization*(total budget: $320K)

October 1999 – September 2002 - Co-PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project ER 2000020:
*Combinatorial Optimization in Biology*(total budget: $320K)

October 1999 – September 2002

**NOTE:**The Los Alamos LDRD program is the primary means of supporting basic research at LANL, which as a DOE laboratory is not eligible for NSF funding. Projects are selected by a peer-reviewed competition with a success rate of 10-20%.

## Conference Organizing Committees

*Algorithmic Game Theory*workshop, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, January 2011*Physics of Algorithms*workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 2009*Algorithms, Inference, and Statistical Physics*workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 2007*Phase Transitions in Computer Science*symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Seattle, February 2004*Phase Transitions and Algorithmic Complexity*workshop, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2002*Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics*workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 2001*Frontiers in Combinatorics*workshop, Los Alamos, New Mexico, July-August 1998