## 2017

**Presentation Competition:**

Ariella Kirsch - Fibonacci Coding

Jeremiah Emidith - Equiangular Lines and Graph Theory

Phillip Wertheimer - Markov Chain Monte Carlo in Cryptography

Alexander Ester - How to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem by Hand

## 2016

**Presentation Competition:**

Sean Ballentine - Locally Recoverable Codes

Ran Cui - Spectral Analysis of NBA Data

Micah Goldblum - Baribier's Theorem: A Theorem in Geometric Probability

Pratima Hebbar - Exponential Limit of a Discrete, Scaled Branching Process

## 2015

**Presentation Competition:**

Summer (Xia) Hu - Using Stat 100 to Design Your Own Google Translator

Richard Rast - Model Theory and Polynomials

Jenny Rustad - Topological Dynamics and Van der Waerden's Theorem

Alexey Stepanov - Emergence of Patterns in Non-Euclidean Plates: Flowers, Leaves, and Plastic Bags

## 2014

**Presentation Competition:**

Matt Begue - Analysis meets Graphs

Jean-Philippe Burelle - Farey Arithmetic and Geometry

Alex Cloninger - Invariant Subspace Perturbation or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Eigenvectors

Mickey Salins - Using Random Functions to Model Deterministic Phenomena

## 2013

**Presentation Competition:**

Travis Andrews - Stumbling on Conjectures: Why You Should(n't) Google Things

Tyler Drombosky - Fast Boundary Methods with applications in geophysics

Tim Mercure - How Can the Continuum Hypothesis Possibly be Independent? A Dialogue.

Zsolt Pajor-Gyulai - On Brownian local time

## 2012

**Presentation Competition:**

Michael Kreisel - An Introduction to Noncommutative Topology

Scott Schmieding - The Structure of Aperiodic Tilings

David Shaw - Incremental Subspace Learning for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation Using Manifold Optimization

Srimathy Srinivasan - Algebraic Geometry in Blu-Ray?

**Written Competition:**

Alex Cloninger - The Work of Candâ€™es, Romberg, and Tao in Compressive Sensing

**Poster Competition:**

Carolina Franco

Karl Schmitt

## 2011

**Presentation Competition:**

Madhura Joglekar - A Case of Ever-increasing Toplogical Entropy

Anne Jorstad - Geodesics for Robust Face Recognition

Dave Karpuk -Solutions to Equations over Finite Fields

Guillame Marcais - Jellyfish: A Fast, Lock-free Approach for Efficient Parallel Counting of Occurrences of k-mers

**Written Competition:**

Dave Shaw - Regularization Techniques for Analyzing Data on a Manifold

## 2010

**Presentation Competition:**

Edward Clifford -Shifted increasing tableaux

Will Herring - Applications of operations research models to operating room scheduling

Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman - Finite state Markov chains and metastable systems

**Written Competition:**

James Tanis â€“ E=mc^2

## 2009

**Presentation Competition:**

Ryan Hoban

Matthew Hoffman

Russell Halper

Konstantinos Spiliopoulos

**Written Competition:**

Fei Xue

Bijan Afsari

Anastasia Voulgaraki

## 2008

**Presentation Competition:**

Enrico Au-Yeung - What is the largest disc that can be covered by a random walk in N steps?

Fei Xue - Convergence of iterative solvers in inexact Rayleigh Quotient Iteration

Karl R. B. Schmitt - Chaotic Communication: Crystal Clear and Private

Carter Price - Graph Theory Applications in Kidney Paired Donation

**Written Competition:**

Ben Lauser - Origin of the Radar Ambiguity Function

Domingo Ruiz - Quaternions and Double Rotations

Konstantinos Spiliopoulos - On the Reflection of a Particle of Small Mass in a Random Force Field

**Poster Competition:**

Ritaja Sur - Analysis of Eye/Arm Movement Data

J. Scott Olsson - Combining Speech Retrieval Results with Generalized Additive Models

Nate Strawn - A Direct Method for Designing FUNTF's

## 2007

**Presentation Competition:**

Bin Cheng - On the Long Time Regularity of the Shallow Water Equations

Fernando Galaz Garcia - Almost Nonpositive Curvature: Decreasing the Diameter Without Increasing the Curvature

J. Scott Olsson - Searching Spoken Documents: Speech Retrieval Systems

Chris Shaw - What Are the Strongest Weakly o-Minimal Structures?

**Written Competition:**

Juliana Belding - Curves, Cryptography and Primes of the Form x^2 + Dy^2

Matthew Hoffman - Ocean Instabilities Captured by Breeding

Hunter Johnson- VC-dimension and Model Theory

Emily King - The Geometry of Wavelets: Fractal Tilings and Group Representations

## 2006

**Presentation Competition:**

David Bourne

Susan Schmoyer

David McClendon

Miguel Pauletti

**Written Competition:**

Fernando Galaz-Garcia

Chensong Zhang

Jane Holsapple Long

Damon Gulczynski, Jeffrey Heath & Carter Price

## 2005

Gregory Bard

John Harlim

Suzanne Sindi

Yupei Xiong

## 2004

Chris Danforth

J.T. Halbert

Cory Hauck

Brandy Rapatski

## 2003

Robert Day

Daniel Dunlavy

William Ott

Blake Pelzer

## 2002

Karen Ball

Alfred Dolich

Scott Laprise

Jae-Hong Pyo

## 2001

Stephen Devlin

Takashi Nishikawa

DJ Patil

Yvonne Shashoua