Past Seminars- Graduate Seminar

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  • Yifeng Yu
    Fri Jun 9, 2017
    4:00 pm
  • Natalia Komarova
    Fri May 26, 2017
    4:00 pm
    In collaboration with Dominik Wodarz, we would like to announce a new NSF funded project, and are hoping to interest students to join the team. This will provide the opportunity to perform novel mathematical work in the field of virus dynamics, and at the same time to apply the mathematical work to experimental and clinical data in the context of...
  • Matthew Foreman
    Fri May 19, 2017
    4:00 pm
    In 1932 von Neumann proposed classifying the statistical behavior of measure preserving diffeomorphisms of the torus, In joint work with B. Weiss I prove this is impossible (in a convincing and rigorous sense) even in the simplest and most concrete case: the 2-torus.  By luck our work has accidental, but far-reaching consequences inside...
  • Michael Cranston
    Fri May 12, 2017
    4:00 pm
    We will present some (hopefully) interesting results in probabililty theory.
  • Anton Gorodetski
    Fri Apr 28, 2017
    4:00 pm
    Let us take a couple of 2x2 matrices A and B, and consider a long product of matrices, where each multiplier is either A or B, chosen randomly. What should we expect as a typical norm of such a product? This simple question leads to a rich theory of random matrix products. We will discuss some of the classical theorems (e.g. Furstenberg Theorem),...
  • Jack Xin
    Fri Apr 21, 2017
    4:00 pm
    I shall describe past and current projects on non-convex optimization arising in signal/image recovery and classification. The non-convexity comes from either sparse constraint or objective function constructed from probability or information theory. We shall explore techniques beyond convex relaxations. 
  • Chris Davis
    Fri Apr 14, 2017
    4:00 pm
    Peer observation of teaching is an excellent way to receive concrete, fact-based feedback on what it's like in your classroom.  This spring quarter the math department will run peer observation among 1st and 2nd year grad students, and this meeting will introduce that.  It is also open to more advanced grad students.  In...