The first NSF AMPS PI's workshop will be held October 10--12, 2018 under the auspices of the American University in Washington, DC and jointly with the annual PI Meeting of the Algorithms for Threat Detection.

The NSF AMPS program will take place on October 12th.  The NSF ATD program will take place on October 10-11, and joint events addressing both programs will be held on October 11th. 

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The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently formed a partnership with the Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support fundamental mathematical and statistical research that aim to develop novel methodology and algorithms for improvement of the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power systems. The new program, named the Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS), intends to catalyze a broad range of interdisciplinary research initiatives at the forefront of power system engineering, mathematics, statistics, and financial mathematics. 

The primary objective of the upcoming NSF AMPS PI's workshop is to gather principal investigators involved into the AMPS program along with the stakeholders from DOE and other government agencies, to report the progress from the research projects, and to facilitate creation, transfer and application of knowledge on modern power grids. Participation is by invitation only. 

PIs are encouraged to bring their graduate students and postdocs affiliated with the AMPS project. 

Limited funding is available to engage participation of junior researchers and traditionally underrepresented groups. You can apply for travel support here.



The workshop will take place in the Constitution Hall on the newly built East Campus of the American University. Click here for map! The Constitution Hall is located on Nebraska Ave. between Massachusetts Ave. and New Mexico Ave.

The closest Metro station is Tenleytown-AU on the Red line.  From there you can either walk approximately one mile, or you can take a free regular university shuttle at the Metro station. Details on shuttle schedules are here. Take either the Red or the Blue shuttle routes and exit right after passing Ward circle. City bus routes N2 and M4 are also available from Tenley Circle.


There is no official conference hotel.  However, there are a number of hotels in the neighborhood of American University that offer a special rate to workshop participants.  

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The National Science Foundation has provided limited funding to assist in defraying the expenses of travel of junior researchers (graduate students, postdocs and faculty members within 5 years of earning PhD) and traditionally underrepresented groups (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans) to the 2018 NSF AMPS PI's Workshop. 

To apply for the travel award, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows shall submit a CV and a letter of recommendation by his/her mentor, describing participation of the junior applicant in the NSF AMPS project and outlining the need for travel support.

Applicants who are faculty members should submit a one-paragraph justification describing the need for travel support. 

All nomination packages should be sent to by September 20, 2018.