**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

**in Jones 304**, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

COLIN SCHEIBNER, Department of Physics, University of Chicago

Title: "Odd Elasticity"

**in Jones 304**, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

ABBY STEVENS, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago

Title: "Graph Total Variation for Seasonal Forecasting"

### MAY

**in Jones 304**, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

KABIR HUSAIN, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago

Title: "TBA"

**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"

**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"

**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"

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"

ZOHEYR DOCTOR, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago

Title: "Gravitational Waves: Hearing Extreme Events in the Universe"

ZHISHENG XIAO, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago

Title: "Gaps Between CD Type Methods and Its Randomized Versions"

ZHEN DAI, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago

Title: "Wind-Tree Model"

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"

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

JUSTIN FINKEL, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago

Title: "Transition Path Theory and Sudden Stratospheric Warming"

RUIYI YANG, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago

Title: "Option Pricing"

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

JUNE WU, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), University of Chicago

Title: "Extracting Coherent Patterns through Spectral Properties of the Koopman Operator"

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.**

PRAGALLVA BARPANDA, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

Title: "Global Energetic Constraint on the Seasonality of Extratropical Storm Track Intensity and Position"

### DECEMBER

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

VIVAK PATEL, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago

Title: "Identifying Linear Dynamical Systems with Stochastic Forcing"

YILING YOU, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago

Title: "Accurate Solutions of Polynomial Eigenvalue Problems"

JUSTIN FINKEL, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago

Title: "Dimension Reduction and Data-Driven Forecasting of Timeseries"

### FEBRUARY

ZHISHENG XIAO, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago

Title: "An Overview of Gradient-based Optimization"

ROBERT WEBBER, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago

Title: "Unified Convergence Results for Sequential Monte Carlo"

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

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"

YUXIN CHEN, Visiting Student, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago

Title: "Noise-induced Transition Between Stable Periodic States"

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

ROBERT WEBBER, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago

Title: "Rare Event Simulation of Intense Tropical Cyclone Pathways"

AARON CHEN , Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago

Title: "Topological methods in the theory of convex neural codes"

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"

JUSTIN FINKEL, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago

Title: "Patterns in Arid Ecosystems: Connecting Models and Measurement"