Fall 2016

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: Thursdays 2:00-3:00 PM in room MTH B0431, starting Sept. 1
    • 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 Dynamics
    • Organizer: Dmitry Dolgopyat
    • Meeting Time: Mondays 3:00 - 4:30, MTH 1308, starting Sept. 29.
  • 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 Sept. 1.
    • 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.
  • 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: 12:00 - 1:00 PM in room MATH 1311
  • RIT on Financial Mathematics
    • Organizer: Dilip Madan
    • Time: 5-6 PM Tuesdays in VMH, room 3333
  • 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.
  • 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 1:00 - 2:00, MTH 0201.

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  • Augmented reality in the estimation of small tail probabilitiesmall

    Speaker: Benjamin Kedem (UMD) - https://www.math.umd.edu/~bnk/

    When: Wed, September 5, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Aziz Lecture: Smooth random functions and smooth random ODEs

    Speaker: Lloyd N. Trefethan (Oxford University)

    When: Wed, September 12, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Dirac operators and Hecke algebras

    Speaker: Dan Ciubotaru (University of Oxford) - https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/dan.ciubotaru

    When: Wed, September 19, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Chemical Engineering Room 2110
  • Scholze's Fields medal

    Speaker: Michael Rapoport (UMD and University of Bonn) - http://www.math.uni-bonn.de/ag/alggeom/rapoport

    When: Wed, September 26, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Modeling and Simulation of Asteroid-Generated Tsunamis

    Speaker: Marsha Berger (NYU) - https://cs.nyu.edu/berger/

    When: Wed, October 3, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Topics in Markov chains

    Speaker: Alan Frieze (CMU) - https://www.math.cmu.edu/~af1p/

    When: Fri, October 5, 2018 - 11:00am
    Where: CSIC 2117
  • (Special Applied Math Colloquium, Special time): Atomistic Simulation of Crystalline Defects [A Numerical Analysis Perspective]

    Speaker: Christoph Ortner (University of Warwick) - https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/people/staff/christoph_ortner/

    When: Tue, October 9, 2018 - 11:00am
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Faculty Promotion Meeting

    Speaker: Department meeting () -

    When: Wed, October 10, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Effective stability in quasi-periodic dynamics.

    Speaker: Bassam Fayad (Universite de Paris) - https://webusers.imj-prg.fr/~bassam.fayad/

    When: Fri, October 12, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Faculty Promotion Meeting

    Speaker: Department meeting () -

    When: Wed, October 17, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • On traffic modeling and the Braess paradox

    Speaker: Helge Holden (NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)) - https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/holden

    When: Fri, October 26, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • (Special Applied Math Colloquium, Special time): Density fitting: Analysis, algorithm and applications

    Speaker: Jianfeng Lu (Duke University) - https://services.math.duke.edu/~jianfeng/

    When: Tue, October 30, 2018 - 11:00am
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Making mathematical videos

    Speaker: Jeff Adams (UMD ) - https://www.math.umd.edu/~jda/

    When: Wed, November 7, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • -Meeting with the Dean Amitabh Varshney

    Speaker: Department meeting () -

    When: Wed, November 14, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Title: Quantitative stochastic homogenization of linear elliptic PDE

    Speaker: Dr. Scott ArmstrongAbstract: I will discuss the large-scale asymptotics of solutions of linear elliptic equations with random coefficients. It is well-known that solutions converge (in the limit of scale separation) to those of a deterministic equation, a kind of law of large numbers result called "homogenization". In recent years obtaining quantitative information about this convergence has attracted a lot of attention. I will give an overview of one such approach to the topic based on variational methods, elliptic regularity, and ``renormalization-group'' arguments.

    When: Wed, November 28, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: 3206 William E. Kirwan Hall
  • The multiplicity one conjecture on 3-manifolds

    Speaker: Otis Chodosh (Princeton University) - https://web.math.princeton.edu/~ochodosh/

    When: Wed, December 5, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Statistical analysis and spectral methods for signal-plus-noise matrix models

    Speaker: Joshua Cape (Johns Hopkins University) -

    When: Fri, December 14, 2018 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Spectral Methods and Nonconvex Optimization: A Modern Statistical Perspective

    Speaker: Yiqiao (Joe) Zhong (Princeton University) -

    When: Fri, January 4, 2019 - 11:00am
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Total Variation Regularized Frechet Regression and Change-Point Modeling for Non-Euclidean Data

    Speaker: Zhenhua Lin (University of California -- Davis) -

    When: Mon, January 7, 2019 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Analysis of Large Multi-Relational Networks

    Speaker: Xueying Tang (Columbia University) -

    When: Wed, January 9, 2019 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • Consistent Vertex Nomination

    Speaker: Vince Lyzinski (U-Mass Amherst) -

    When: Fri, January 11, 2019 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • A theoretical framework of the scaled Gaussian stochastic process for calibrating imperfect mathematical models

    Speaker: Mengyang Gu (Johns Hopkins University) -

    When: Mon, January 14, 2019 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • TBA

    Speaker: Rita Ferreira (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) - https://www.ritaferreira.pt/

    When: Fri, January 25, 2019 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • TBA

    Speaker: Chenyang Xu (MIT) - http://math.mit.edu/~cyxu/

    When: Wed, March 13, 2019 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • TBA

    Speaker: Jonathan Mattingly (Duke University) - https://math.duke.edu/people/jonathan-christopher-mattingly

    When: Wed, April 10, 2019 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206
  • TBA (Aziz Lecture)

    Speaker: Ralf Hiptmair (ETH, Zurich) - https://www.math.ethz.ch/sam/the-institute/people/ralf-hiptmair.html

    When: Wed, May 1, 2019 - 3:15pm
    Where: Kirwan Hall 3206