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Young Researchers Meet, 2010

Mathematics and Computer Science


May 15-16, 2010

Division of Applied Mathematics

Brown University

Providence, RI 02912



Travel:  Nearest Airports are Providence's Green Airport and Logan Airport in Boston.  Also the Providence train station is a 15 minute walk to Brown University. 

Peter Pan Bus Lines run directly from Logan Airport to Providence.


A block of rooms is being held at The Radisson Hotel, Providence Harbor. Participants must mention that they are attending the Young Researchers Meet, in order to receive the special rate of $89 per night. The hotel is 15 minutes walk from Brown University.


Registration required:

Confirmed participants must register for the meeting because of space limitations. Please contact


Meeting Schedule and Abstracts of Presentations

Participants (Computer Science)

Participants (Mathematics)



A large number of new Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs), IITs and Central Universities have been started recently in India. All these institutions and existing academic institutions require outstanding faculty members in mathematics and computer science. The primary goal of this meeting is to inform junior faculty, post-docs and senior graduate students in the US about academic opportunities available in India and motivate them to return to India. A delegation from India representing a wide cross-section of institutes and universities will make presentations on various aspects of an academic career in India. Prof. K. R. Sreenivasan of NYU, the former director of ICTP, Trieste will also present an external perpective of challenges in science in India.

We also anticipate that younger participants will  make brief presentations on their work.

The official Indian delegation:

Prof. Manindra Agrawal, IIT Kanpur

Prof. R. Balasubramanian, Director, IMSc

Prof. N. Sathyamurthy, Director, IISER, Mohali

Prof. T. A. Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi

Prof. Sankar K. Pal, Director, ISI, Kolkata

Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, IISc Bangalore

Prof. Sandeep Sancheti, Director, NITK, Surathkal

Prof. Dinesh Singh, Director, South Delhi Campus of Delhi University

In addition, the following Indian faculty will attend the meeting.

Dr. Amit Apte, TIFR-CAM and ICTS

Prof. R. Govindarajan, Chairman, SERC, IISc

Prof. Rajeev Sanghal, Director, IIIT Hyderabad

Prof. L. S. Shashidhara, IISER Pune



This meeting is mainly funded by the Department of Science and Technology, India and  the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, India. Local support is provided by the Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems and the  Internationalization Initiative at Brown University.



Govind Menon, Brown University

Kavita Ramanan, Brown University

Govindan Rangarajan, Indian Institute of Science