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:

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%.

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