Fall 2018

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 Quantum Information
    • Organizers: Brad Lackey, Carl Miller
    • Meeting Time: Mondays 4:00-5:00 PM in Atlantic Bldg. 3100A (Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science), starting Aug. 27
    • Description: This research-interaction seminar focuses on mathematical aspects of quantum information, with a view towards quantum foundations, quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and other topics in theoretical physics. The current semester will focus on nonlocal games and Bell inequalities as a central topic, but may include other topics suggested by participants.
  • RIT on Geometry and Physics
    • Organizers: Jonathan Rosenberg (Math), Richard Wentworth (Math), Tristan Hubsch (Howard and UMD, Physics)
    • Meeting Time: Thursdays at 3:30 PM, room PHY 1117, starting Sept. 6.
    • 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 Fall 2018 is the AdS/CFT correspondence.
  • RIT on Weather, Chaos, and Data Assimilation
    • Organizers: Kayo Ide (AOSC) and Brian Hunt (MATH).
    • Meeting Time: Mondays at 2:00 in ATL 4301, starting Sept. 17.
    • 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 Analysis
    • Organizer: Radu Balan
    • Meeting Time and Place: MTH 1310 , Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • Organizational Meeting: Mon, August 27, 2018 - 12:00pm in MTH 1310
  • RIT on Lifetime Data Science
    • Organizer: Takumi Saegusa
    • Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6:30 pm in MTH1308
    • Organizational Meeting: September 11th at 5 pm in MTH1313
    • Description: This research interaction seminar focuses on mathematical foundations of various statistical models arising from lifetime data. Topics include Gaussian processes, empirical process theory, and minimax theory. We aim at solid understanding of basic literature in statistical theory while discussing current applications on occasion.
  • RIT on Financial Mathematics
    • Organizer: Dilip Madan
    • Time: 5-6 PM Tuesdays in VMH, room 3332, starting Sptemeber 11
  • RIT on Computational Linguistics (aka CLIP Colloquium)
    • Organizers: Doug Oard, Jimmy Lin, et al.
    • Meeting Time: Wednesdays 11AM in AVW 3258
  • Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar
  • Cancer Dynamics RIT
    • Organizers: Doron Levy, Heyrim Cho, and Jesse MilzmanW
    • Meeting Times: Mondays 1:00-2:00 PM in room MTH 1310
    • Organizational Meeting: Friday, Sept. 7, 1:00-2:00 PM in room MTH 1310
    • Description: The topic for this semester’s RIT is immunotherapy. This will be a good opportunity to explore mathematical models for the immune system, cancer, and tumor-immunology.
  • RIT on Optimization and Equilibrium Problems with Applications in Engineering
    • Organizer: Steven A. Gabriel, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
    • Not meeting fall 2018 but planned to restart in spring 2019
  • 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 CzajaTom Goldstein, and Zeyad Emam
    • Meeting Time: Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 PM
    • Location:  EGR 0108. 
    • Organizational Meeting: Sept. 7 at 12 noon
  • Student Geometry-Topology Seminar
    • Organizer: Ryan Kirk
    • Meeting Time: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 PM
    • Location: MTH 1310.
  • Student Analysis and PDE Seminar
    • Organizer: Jacky Chong
    • Meeting Time: Fridays 2:00-3:00 PM, starting August 31
    • Location: MTH 3206.
  • Student Algebra-Number Theory Seminar
    • Organizer: ?
    • Meeting Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00PM, starting Sept. 4
    • Location: MTH 3206.
  • Student Dynamics Seminar
    • Organizer: Jing Zhou
    • Meeting Time: Tuesdays 2:00-3:00PM, starting Sept. 11
    • Location: MTH 1310.