Student Seminar

ORGANIZERS:  DANIEL SANZ-ALONSO, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics; DANIEL MASSATT, William H. Kruskal Instructor, Department of Statistics;  JUSTIN FINKEL, PhD Candidate, CCAM

TIME AND VENUE:  Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue (unless otherwise indicated in BOLD).

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AUTUMN QUARTER 2019

No seminars scheduled at this time.

PAST SEMINARS


SPRING QUARTER 2019

ORGANIZERS

DANIEL SANZ-ALONSO, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics
DANIEL MASSATT, William H. Kruskal Instructor, Department of Statistics
JUSTIN FINKEL, PhD Candidate, CCAM

APRIL

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
COLIN SCHEIBNER, Department of Physics, University of Chicago
Title: "Odd Elasticity"
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
ABBY STEVENS, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
Title: "Graph Total Variation for Seasonal Forecasting"

MAY

THURSDAY, May 2, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
KABIR HUSAIN, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago
Title: "TBA"
THURSDAY, May 9, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
AARON DINNER, Department of Chemistry and the James Franck Institute
Title: "Computational Approaches for Learning About Dynamics in Complex Systems Far From Equilibrium"
THURSDAY, May 16, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
STEVEN REDFORD, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago
Title: "Activity as a Control Parameter for Directed Transport in Actin Liquid Crystals"
THURSDAY, May 23, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
MERLIN PELZ, Department of Mathematics at University of Munich; Visiting International Student, Computational and Applied Mathematics at University of Chicago
Title: "B-Spline Curve and Surface Algorithms Using Open CASCADE"

WINTER QUARTER 2019

ORGANIZERS

GUILLAUME BAL, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Mathematics
FATMA TERZIOGLU, William H. Kruskal Instructor, Department of Statistics
JUSTIN FINKEL, PhD Candidate, CCAM

JANUARY

WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
SOLOMON QUINN, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Polychromatic Map-making from Imaging Telescopes with Asymmetric Beams"
THURSDAY, January 24, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
Joint Presentation
KIMBERLY LIU, SOLOMON QUINN, JUNE WU, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "FEniCS: A Computational Software for the Finite Element Method"
THURSDAY, January 31, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
ZOHEYR DOCTOR, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago
Title: "Gravitational Waves: Hearing Extreme Events in the Universe"
THURSDAY, February 7, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
ZHISHENG XIAO, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Gaps Between CD Type Methods and Its Randomized Versions"
THURSDAY, February 14, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
ZHEN DAI, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Wind-Tree Model"
THURSDAY, February 21, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
CARLOS SERVAN, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago
Title: "Assembly of Many-Species Ecosystems"
RESCHEDULED to March 14
THURSDAY, February 28, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
YUMING CHEN, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Analysis on Fractals: Laplacian and Eigenvalue Problems"
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
AARON CHEN, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Topology, Complexity, and Neural Codes"

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
YUMING CHEN, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Analysis on Fractals: Laplacian and Eigenvalue Problems"


AUTUMN QUARTER 2018

ORGANIZERS

MARY SILBER, Professor, Department of Statistics
GREGORY ONGIE, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Statistics
JUSTIN FINKEL, PhD Candidate, CCAM

OCTOBER

THURSDAY, October 11, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
JUSTIN FINKEL, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Transition Path Theory and Sudden Stratospheric Warming"
THURSDAY, October 18, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
RUIYI YANG, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Option Pricing"
THURSDAY, October 25, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
PREDRAG POPOVIC, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
Title: "Drainage Through Holes Drives Arctic Sea Ice Melt Ponds to the Critical Percolation Threshold"

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY, November 1, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
JUNE WU, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Extracting Coherent Patterns through Spectral Properties of the Koopman Operator"
THURSDAY, November 15, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
ERIK THIEDE, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Title: "Dynamical Galerkin Approximation: Combining Machine Learning, Dynamical Systems, and Chemistry"
NOVEMBER 19-23, 2018, No seminar this week, Thanksgiving break.
THURSDAY, November 29, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
PRAGALLVA BARPANDA, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
Title: "Global Energetic Constraint on the Seasonality of Extratropical Storm Track Intensity and Position"

DECEMBER

THURSDAY, December 6, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
YIAN CHEN, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago
Title: "Multi-Model Communication and Data Assimilation"

SPRING QUARTER 2018

ORGANIZERS

GUILLAUME BAL, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Mathematics
JOSE I. RODRIGUEZ, Postdoctoral Scholar, Departments of Statistics and Mathematics

MAY

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
NATI SREBRO and SURIYA GUNASEKAR, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Title: "The RTG Machine Learning Summer School 2018"


THURSDAY, May 17, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
GREG NAISAT and LIWEN ZHANG, Department of Statistics and Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago
Title: "Summer Internships at Facebook, Microsoft, and SAS"


THURSDAY, May 24, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
GREG NAISAT, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
Title: "Tropical Geometry of Deep Neural Networks"


WINTER QUARTER 2018

ORGANIZERS

GUILLAUME BAL, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Mathematics
JOSE I. RODRIGUEZ, Postdoctoral Scholar, Departments of Statistics and Mathematics

JANUARY

THURSDAY, January 11, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
VIVAK PATEL, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
Title: "Identifying Linear Dynamical Systems with Stochastic Forcing"
THURSDAY, January 18, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
YILING YOU, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
Title: "Accurate Solutions of Polynomial Eigenvalue Problems"
THURSDAY, January 25, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
JUSTIN FINKEL, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
Title: "Dimension Reduction and Data-Driven Forecasting of Timeseries"

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY, February 1, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
ZHISHENG XIAO, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
Title: "An Overview of Gradient-based Optimization"
THURSDAY, February 8, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
ROBERT WEBBER, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
Title: "Unified Convergence Results for Sequential Monte Carlo"
THURSDAY, February 15, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
RUIIYI YANG, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
Title: "Particle-laden Flows on an Incline"

AUTUMN QUARTER 2017

ORGANIZER

JONATHAN WEARE, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and the James Franck Institute

OCTOBER

THURSDAY, October 5, 2017, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
VIVAK PATEL, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
Title: "The Impact of Local Geometry and Batch Size on the Convergence and Divergence of Stochastic Gradient Descent"
THURSDAY, October 12, 2017, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
YUXIN CHEN, Visiting Student, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
Title: "Noise-induced Transition Between Stable Periodic States"
THURSDAY, October 26, 2017, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
REBECCA KOTSONIS, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
Title: "A New Look at Clustering Coefficients, with Generalization to Weighted and Multi-faction Networks"

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY, November 2, 2017, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
ROBERT WEBBER, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
Title: "Rare Event Simulation of Intense Tropical Cyclone Pathways"
THURSDAY, November 9, 2017, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
AARON CHEN , Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
Title: "Topological methods in the theory of convex neural codes"
THURSDAY, November 16, 2017, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
KEVIN STANGL, Area of Focus: Algorithms and complexity, Machine learning and optimization, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Title: "Upper and Lower Bounds on the Speed of a One Dimensional Excited Random Walk"
THURSDAY, November 30, 2017, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
JUSTIN FINKEL, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
Title: "Patterns in Arid Ecosystems: Connecting Models and Measurement"