Spring 2017

RITs ("Research Interaction Teams") are informal groups designed to foster interaction between faculty, students, and postdocs, and to get students interested in current research. Most of them meet as informal seminars with active student participation (and in many cases, student organization as well).  In addition to the RITs, there are several student seminars which are run by students for students.

  • RIT on Applied Partial Differential Equations
    • Organizers: Jacob Bedrossian, Maria Cameron, Sandra Cerrai, Manoussos Grillakis, Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin, Dave Levermore, Doron Levy, Matei Machedon, Dionisios Margetis, Antoine Mellet, Eitan Tadmor (lead organizers in bold)
    • Meeting Time: 3:00pm - 3:50pm Mondays
    • Location: MTH 1311.
    • Description: We will study mathematical aspects of applied partial differential equations. These might include well-posedness, long-time behavior, attractor dynamics, stability of coherent structures, asymptotic limits, and the relationship between chaos and stochasticity. However the best description is the list of talks given on the website.
  • RIT on Statistics
    • Organizers: Paul Smith, and Tingni Sun
    • Meeting Time: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30, MTH 1313
    • Prerequisites: a basic knowledge of statistics
  • RIT on Analysis of Complex Networks
  • RIT on Advanced Elementary Number Theory
    • Organizers: Manjit Bhatia, Adam Lizzi, and Larry Washington
    • Meeting Time: Fridays 3:00 PM in room MTH 1308, starting Jan. 27
    • Description: The idea is to cover the fun stuff that is not usually included in Math 406. In other words, this will essentially be Math 407. We expect to meet once per week, with participants volunteering to lecture on various topics. We hope to keep at a level where someone who has studied number theory through quadratic reciprocity will be able to follow the lectures.
  • RIT on Quantum Information
    • Organizers: Brad Lackey, Carl Miller
    • When: Mondays 4:15-5:15, with Organizational Meeting Sept. 12
    • Where: CSS 3100A (Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science)
    • Topics: The RIT will focus on various mathematical aspects of quantum information, as it pertains to quantum foundations, quantum computing, and other topics in theoretical physics. No previous experience in quantum theory is required, however linear algebra and (discrete) probability is a must. To start the term we'll look at some basics in quantum foundations, primarily about generalized probability theories. After getting through the main constructions we'll decide if we want to study more advanced topic in quantum foundations or switch to a topic in quantum communication or information theory. Here are some papers to consider for the first part:
  • RIT on Geometry and Physics
    • Organizers: Jonathan Rosenberg (Math), Richard Wentworth (Math), Tristan Hubsch (Howard and UMD, Physics), and Chuck Doran (Alberta, Math, and UMD, Physics)
    • Meeting Time: Thursdays at 3:30, room PHY 1117, starting Jan. 26.
    • Description: This interdisciplinary RIT will aim to foster interactions between mathematicians and physicists on topics of mutual interest, such as supersymmetry, string theory, and gauge theory.  Please see the web page or contact one of the organizers for more details.  The topic for this semester is the big Clay/AMS book on D-branes and mirror symmetry.
  • RIT on Higgs Bundles
    • Organizer: Richard Wentworth
    • Meeting Time: Fridays at 2:00, room TBA, starting September 9.
    • Description: This year's RIT may focus on parahoric structures.
  • RIT on Weather, Chaos, and Data Assimilation
    • Organizers: Kayo Ide (AOSC) and Brian Hunt (MATH).
    • Meeting Time: Mondays at 2:00 in CSS 4301, starting Sept. 12.
    • Description: We study prediction and estimation problems for nonlinear dynamical systems with main applications in (but not limited to) the atmosphere and the ocean. Emphasis is put on uncertainty quantification and reduction.
  • RIT on Applied Harmonic Aanlysis
    • Organizer: Radu Balan
    • Time: Mondays 12:00 - 1:00 PM in room MATH 1311
  • RIT on Financial Mathematics
    • Organizer: Dilip Madan
    • Time: 5-6 PM Tuesdays in VMH, room 3332
  • RIT on Computational Linguistics (aka CLIP Colloquium)
    • Organizers: Doug Oard, Jimmy Lin, et al.
    • Meeting Time: Wednesdays 11AM in AVW 3258
  • Student Algebra-Number Theory Seminar
    • Organizer: Adam Lizzi
    • Meeting Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 PM
    • Location: MTH 2300.
  • Student Dynamics Seminar
    • Organizer: Kasun Fernando
    • Meeting Time: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 PM
    • Location: MTH 2400.
  • Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar
  • Cancer Modeling RIT
    • Organizers: Jim Greene and Doron Levy
    • Organizational Meeting: Wednesday September 10th, at 12:30 pm in the CSCAMM seminar room (CSIC 4122).  If you are interested and cannot attend the organizational meeting, please email Dana () and we will add you to the mailing list.  It would also be helpful to know when you are available so we can schedule the regular meeting time.
  • RIT on Optimization and Equilibrium Problems with Applications in Engineering
    • Organizer: Steven A. Gabriel, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
    • Times: Twice a month meetings 9:30-11:00am, 0151 EGR Conference room.  In Fall 2016, meetings will be on Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, Oct. 7, 14, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 9.
    • Topics: We will discuss theory, applications, and algorithms for solving optimization and equilibrium problems with an emphasis on engineering applications.
  • RIT on Particle Systems
  • RIT on Air Traffic Management
    • Organizers: David Lovell and Michael Ball
    • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesdays
    • Location: AV Williams 2168
    • Description: We will study problems related to the control and management of the national air traffic system.  System concerns include safety, efficiency, performance, and fair allocation of public resources to private participants.  We develop and employ tools from discrete and continuous optimization, stochastic and deterministic queuing, and multivariate statistics.
  • RIT on Deep Learning
    • Organizers: Wojtek Czaja and Matt Guay (NIBIB/NIH)
    • Meeting Time: Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00, MTH 1311.

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  • Math Department Welcome

    Speaker: () -

    When: Wed, September 13, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Approximation Algorithms: Some ancient, some new - the good, the bad and the ugly

    Speaker: Samir Khuller (University of Maryland Computer Science ) - https://www.cs.umd.edu/users/samir/

    When: Wed, September 20, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Faculty Meeting with CMNS Interim Dean, Jerry Wilkinson

    Speaker: (CMNS Dean's Office) -

    When: Wed, September 27, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Binet-Legendre metric and applications of Riemannian results in Finsler geometry

    Speaker: Vladimir Matveev (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena ) - http://users.minet.uni-jena.de/~matveev/

    When: Wed, October 4, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • (No colloquium)

    Speaker: General Departmental Meeting () -

    When: Wed, October 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • No colloquium

    Speaker: Departmental Meeting () -

    When: Wed, October 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • No colloquium

    Speaker: Departmental Meeting () -

    When: Wed, October 25, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Some results on affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties

    Speaker: Xuhua He (UMD) - http://www.math.umd.edu/~xuhuahe/

    When: Wed, November 1, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Quantitative estimates of propagation of chaos for large systems of interacting particles

    Speaker: Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin (UMD) - http://www2.cscamm.umd.edu/~jabin/

    When: Wed, November 8, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Scale, pattern and biodiversity

    Speaker: Simon Levin (Princeton ) -

    When: Wed, November 15, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Math Teaching Forum

    Speaker: () -

    When: Fri, November 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Ergodic properties of parabolic systems.

    Speaker: Adam Kanigowski

    When: Wed, November 29, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Mobius disjointness for some dynamical systems of controlled complexity

    Speaker: Zhiren Wang

    When: Wed, December 6, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Dimension gaps in self-affine sponges

    Speaker: David Simmons (University of York) -

    When: Thu, December 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • TBA (Douglas Lecture)

    Speaker: Daniel Tataru (UC Berkeley) - https://math.berkeley.edu/~tataru/

    When: Fri, December 8, 2017 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Taking Mathematics to Heart

    Speaker: Alfio Quarteroni (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy and EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland ) - https://cmcs.epfl.ch/people/quarteroni

    When: Fri, February 2, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Defects in periodic homogenization problems : Toward a complete theory [Appl Math Colloquium]

    Speaker: Claude Le Bris (Ecole des Ponts and Inria) - https://cermics.enpc.fr/~lebris/

    When: Tue, February 6, 2018 - 3:30pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Aziz Lecture

    Speaker: Claude Le Bris () -

    When: Wed, February 7, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Spectral analysis on singular spaces

    Speaker: Alexander Teplyaev (University of Connecticut) - http://teplyaev.math.uconn.edu

    When: Fri, February 9, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Stability for symmetric groups and Hecke algebras

    Speaker: Weiqiang Wang (University of Virginia)

    When: Wed, February 14, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Alpha invariants and birational geometry.

    Speaker: Ivan Cheltsov (University of Edinburgh, UK) - http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/cheltsov/

    When: Wed, February 21, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Nonlinear fluid-structure interaction with fiber-reinforced soft composites: a unified mathematical framework for mathematical analysis, computation and applications

    Speaker: Suncica Canic (University of Houston) - https://www.math.uh.edu/~canic/

    When: Fri, February 23, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Recent Work in Mixture Models and Clustering

    Speaker: Paul McNicholasAbstract: The application of mixture models for clustering has burgeoned into an important subfield of multivariate statistics and, in particular, classification. The framework for mixture model-based clustering is established and some historical context is provided. Then, some previous work is reviewed before some recent advances are presented. Previous work is discussed with some focus on technical detail. However, recent advances are presented with more focus on illustration via real data problems. The recent work discussed will include an approach for clustering Airbnb reviews as well as applications of mixtures of matrix variate distributions.

    When: Tue, February 27, 2018 - 3:30pm
  • Five points on the sphere

    Speaker: Richard Schwartz (Brown University) - http://www.math.brown.edu/~res/

    When: Wed, March 14, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Distinguished Lecture in Geometry - Richard Schoen (Stanford, UC Irvine)

    Speaker: Richard Schoen (Stanford, UC Irvine)

    When: Thu, March 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Distinguished Lecture Geometry - Richard Schoen (Stanford, UC Irvine)

    Speaker: Richard Schoen (Stanford, UC Irvine)

    When: Fri, March 16, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Overview of the N-body Problem

    Speaker: Richard Montgomery (UCSC) - https://people.ucsc.edu/~rmont/

    When: Wed, March 28, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • A Structure Theorem for Stationary Group Actions

    Speaker: Hillel Furstenberg () -

    When: Wed, April 4, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Spring Teaching forum

    Speaker: Teaching forum () -

    When: Wed, April 11, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Eigenvalue problem for reductive groups

    Speaker: Shrawan Kumar (UNC at Chapel Hill) - http://www.unc.edu/math/Faculty/kumar/

    When: Wed, April 18, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Agreeing to Disagree in Anisotropic Crowds

    Speaker: Alexander Vladimirsky (Cornell University) - http://www.math.cornell.edu/~vlad/

    When: Wed, April 25, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Counting points, counting fields, and new heights

    Speaker: Jordan Ellenberg http://www.math.wisc.edu/~ellenber/

    When: Fri, April 27, 2018 - 11:00am
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • The Geometry of Redistricting - Jordan Ellenberg

    When: Fri, April 27, 2018 - 3:30pm
    Where: 3206 Kirwan Hall
  • On a conjecture for p-torsion in class groups of number fields

    Speaker: Lillian Pierce (Duke University/IAS) - https://services.math.duke.edu/~pierce/

    When: Wed, May 2, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Sumca: Simple, Unified, Monte-Carlo Assisted Approach to Second-order Unbiased MSPE Estimation

    When: Thu, May 3, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Where: Kirwan 3206
  • Mad Guys Conference

    When: Fri, May 4, 2018 - 9:00am
  • Stochastic nonlinear Schroedinger equations [Aziz Lecture]

    Speaker: Arnaud Debussche (ENS Rennes) - http://w3.bretagne.ens-cachan.fr/math/people/arnaud.debussche/

    When: Fri, May 4, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206