American Mathematical Society, Mathematics Research Communities

3 1158Program ID: MRC-TREES [#1158]
Program Title: Trees in Many Contexts: June 5-11, 2022
Program Location: Rhode Island, United States [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2021/09/03, listed until 2022/03/03)
Program Description:    

About the Mathematics Research Communities:

Mathematics Research Communities (MRC), a program of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), nurtures early-career mathematicians--those who are close to finishing their doctorates or have recently finished--and provides them with opportunities to build social and collaborative networks through which they can inspire and sustain each other in their work.

The structured program is designed to engage and guide all participants as they start their career. For each topic, the program includes a one-week summer conference, a Special Session at the next Joint Mathematics Meetings, and a longitudinal study of early career mathematicians.

The 2022 summer conferences of the MRC will be held at Beaver Hollow Conference Center, Java Center, NY where participants can enjoy a private, distraction free environment conducive to research. Beaver Hollow is located in Western New York, 45 minutes from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, one hour from Rochester or Niagara Falls.

Those accepted into this program will receive a flat rate transportation allowance for the summer conference, and will be partially supported for their participation in the Joint Mathematics Meetings which follow in January 2023.

ELIGIBILITY: Individuals within one to two years prior to the receipt of their PhDs, and up to five years after receipt of their PhDs, are welcome to apply.  Most of those supported by NSF funds to participate in the MRC program will be US-based, that is, employed by or a full-time student at a US institution at the time of the MRC summer conference. However, the terms of the grant allow for a limited number of individuals who are not US-based. A few international participants may be accepted. Depending on space and other factors, a small number of participant slots may be available for self-funders. Applicants wishing to be considered as possible self-funded participants should email ams-mrc@ams.org at the time they apply and state that intention. Self-funders must satisfy the same criteria for admission as those who receive grant support. Individuals who have once previously been an MRC participant will be considered for admission, and their applications must include a rationale for repeating. Please note that individuals cannot participate in the MRC program more than twice. Applications from individuals who have twice been MRC participants will not be considered. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  All participants are expected to be active in the full MRC program.

For any program, fellowship, prize or award that has a maximum period of eligibility after receipt of the doctoral degree, the selection committee may use discretion in making exceptions to the limit on eligibility for candidates whose careers have been interrupted for reasons such as family or health. Therefore, an applicant who has had to slow down or temporarily stop his or her career for personal reasons may request to be considered for an extension in the amount of time after the PhD degree. Please send exception requests to ams-mrc@ams.org.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Completed on-line application form
  • One (1) reference letter submitted by a professor or supervisor who knows the applicant and can address how the applicant will benefit from, and contribute to, the MRC program.

Applications will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Note that all applicants will be notified of their status by May 1, 2022.

Week 2b: June 5-11, 2022 -- Trees in Many Contexts

Organizers:
Miklos Bona, University of Florida
Eva Czabarka, University of South Carolina
Heather Smith, Davidson College
Stephan Wagner, Uppsala University
Hua Wang, Georgia Southern University

Graph-theoretic trees appear in many contexts, such as the structure of chemical compounds and phylogenetic trees explaining bacterial mutations. Questions in this workshop are motivated by chemical and biological structures, but the work will lie primarily in the theoretical realm of extremal graph theory and enumerative combinatorics. These include extremal problems on graph invariants (distance-based, degree-based and counting-based), tree reconstruction (enumerating certain types of binary trees and problems related to phylogenetic subtrees), algorithm design related to the combinatorics of genome rearrangements, etc. This MRC will provide a focused long-term agenda for junior researchers to work in these areas. Participants will be provided introductory lectures as well as guidance towards open problems for collaborative research on selected topics. Some background in discrete mathematics would be helpful, but is not required.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following item online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
http://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/mrc-22
800-321-4267 x 4189
 
Electronic submission of reference letters is requested.
If this is not possible, contact ams-mrc@ams.org.

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