For the last 35 years, NSF has supported national institutes that organize the research in Mathematics. These Mathematical Sciences Institutes are comprised of eight U.S.-based institutes that receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent U.S. government agency that supports research and education in all non-medical fields of science and engineering.
Every semester, each of these Institutes picks an important topic, and invites the top experts in these fields to come interact, give lectures, workshops, and to train postdocs. These semesters are very influential and set the direction of research nationally and internationally.
In recent years, our collegues in the SoM have been selected as organizers of several of these institutes, confirming the global leadership of the School of Mathematics here at Georgia Tech in several important areas of Mathematics.
Last year, Prof. P. Tetali and adjunct Prof. D. Randall were Co-PI's of a successful grant to organize an "Transdisciplinary Research Institute for Advancing Data Science" for the NSF. https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1740776
In Fall '18, Prof. A. Fathi will be the lead organizer and Prof. R. de la Llave will be an organizer of a "jumbo" program on "Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis" at MSRI. https://www.msri.org/programs/305