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Spring 2015 Events
Mon, Jan 12
4:30 pm
Wean 8220
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Daniel Lacker
Princeton University
A general characterization of the mean field limit for stochastic differential games
Wed, Jan 14
4:30 pm
Wean 8220
Math Colloquium
Solesne Bourguin
Carnegle Mellon
Semicircular limits and transfer principles on the free Poisson chaos
Thu, Jan 15
3:30 pm
Wean 8220
ACO Seminar
Alexander Barvinok
University of Michigan
Computing partition functions in hard problems of combinatorial optimization
Thu, Jan 15
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Zilin Jiang
Carnegie Mellon University
An Expedition to the World of $p$-adic Numbers
Fri, Jan 16
4:30 pm
Wean 7500
Undergraduate Math Colloquium
David Simmons
Chairman and CEO of Pharmaceutical Product Development LL
From CMU Math Major to CEO: Navigating a Career Journey
Tue, Jan 20
12:30 pm
Wean 8201
Math Logic Seminar
James Cummings
Carnegie Mellon
Automorphisms of P(ω1)/finite
Tue, Jan 20
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Seminar
Tran Minh Binh
BCAM: Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Nonlinear approximation theory for the homogeneous Boltzmann equation
Tue, Jan 20
4:30 pm
Wean 8220
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Camelia Pop
University of Pennsylvania
Harnack inequalities for degenerate diffusions
Wed, Jan 21
3:30 pm
Wean 8220
ACO Seminar
Nike Sun
MIT
The exact k-SAT threshold for large k, part 1
Wed, Jan 21
4:30 pm
Wean 7218
Math Colloquium
Camelia Pop
University of Pennsylvania
The fractional Laplacian operator and its gradient perturbations
Thu, Jan 22
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Andy Zucker
Carnegie Mellon University
Devlin's Theorem (finally!)
Fri, Jan 23
3:30 pm
Wean 8220
ACO Seminar
Nike Sun
MIT
The exact k-SAT threshold for large k, part 2
Mon, Jan 26
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Zsolt Pajor-Gyulai
University of Maryland
From averaging to homogenization in cellular flows - an exact description of the transition
Tue, Jan 27
12:30 pm
Wean 8201
Math Logic Seminar
Robin Tucker-Drob
Rutgers University
Treeability and planarity in measured group theory
Thu, Jan 29
4:30 pm
Wean 8220
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Joseph Neeman
University of California, Berkeley
Gaussian noise stability
Thu, Jan 29
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Nicolas Garcia Trillos
Carnegie Mellon University
Some Problems and Techniques in Geometric Probability
Fri, Jan 30
4:30 pm
Wean 7500
Math Colloquium
Joseph Neeman
University of California, Berkeley
Some phase transitions in the stochastic block model
Mon, Feb 2
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Christian Keller
University of Southern California
Pathwise Ito Calculus for Rough Paths
Mon, Feb 2
5:00 pm
Wean 8220
Model Theory Seminar
Sebastien Vasey
Carnegie Mellon University
Chains of saturated models in Abstract Elementary Classes, Part 1
Tue, Feb 3
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
SIAM Chapter Seminar
Glenn Young
University of Pittsburgh
Modeling Extinction Events with a Galton-Watson Process
Thu, Feb 5
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Seminar
Nicola Fusco
Universita' di Napoli
Stability of the isoperimetric inequality on the sphere
Thu, Feb 5
3:30 pm
Wean 8220
ACO Seminar
Sergey Norine
McGill University
Densities of minor-closed families of graphs
Thu, Feb 5
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Joseph Briggs
Carnegie Mellon University
Tic-Tac-Toe games for people with too much free time
Mon, Feb 9
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Johannes Muhle-Karbe
ETH - Zurich
Sensitivity of Optimal Consumption Streams
Mon, Feb 9
5:00 pm
Wean 8220
Model Theory Seminar
Sebastien Vasey
Carnegie Mellon University
Chains of saturated models in Abstract Elementary Classes, Part 2
Tue, Feb 10
12:30 pm
Wean 8201
Math Logic Seminar
Clinton Conley
Carnegie Mellon University
TBA
Tue, Feb 10
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
SIAM Chapter Seminar
Brian Swenson
CMU
Game-Theoretic Learning in Large-Scale Multi-Agent Games
Thu, Feb 12
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Seminar
Massimilano Morini
Universita' di Parma
Motion of elastic films by anisotropic surface diffusion
Thu, Feb 12
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Yu Zhao
Carnegie Mellon University
A composition theorem for parity kill number
Mon, Feb 16
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Frederi G. Viens
Purdue University
Comparison inequalities on Wiener space
Mon, Feb 16
5:00 pm
Wean 8220
Math Logic Seminar
Sebastien Vasey
Carnegie Mellon University
Chains of saturated models in Abstract Elementary Classes, Part 3
Tue, Feb 17
12:30 pm
Wean 8201
Math Logic Seminar
Daniel Rodriguez
Carnegie Mellon University
TBA
Thu, Feb 19
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Zilin Jiang
Carnegie Mellon University
The Best Card Trick
Mon, Feb 23
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Igor Cialenco
IIT
Market making via sub-scale invariant Dynamic Acceptability Indices
Mon, Feb 23
5:00 pm
Wean 8220
Model Theory Seminar
Sebastien Vasey
Carnegie Mellon University
Chains of saturated models in Abstract Elementary Classes, Part 4
Thu, Feb 26
3:30 pm
Wean 8220
ACO Seminar
Milan Bradonjic
Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Asymptotic laws for coloring sparse random geometric graphs with constant number of colors
Thu, Feb 26
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Yue Pu
Carnegie Mellon University
Maximal function operator on S^1 and some of its properties
Mon, Mar 2
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Mikhail Zhitlukhin
Steklov Mathematical Institute and High School of Economics, Moscow
Monotone reward-to-variability ratios
Tue, Mar 3
10:00 am
Wean Hall 7218
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Lijiang Wu
Carnegie Mellon University
Nonlocal Interaction Equations in Heterogeneous and Non-convex Environments
Tue, Mar 3
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
SIAM Chapter Seminar
Veeranjaneyulu Sadhanala
CMU
Trend filtering: Some recent advances and challenges
Thu, Mar 5
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Jing Zhang
Carnegie Mellon University
Covering an Uncountable Square by Countably Many Continuous Functions
Thu, Mar 12
3:30 pm
Wean 8220
ACO Seminar
Tobias Muller
Utrecht University
Hyperbolic random geometric graphs
Mon, Mar 16
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Kim Weston
Carnegie Mellon University
The Muckenhoupt (Ap) condition and the existence of an optimal martingale measure in optimal investment.
Tue, Mar 17
12:30 pm
Wean 8201
Math Logic Seminar
Daniel Rodriguez
Carnegie Mellon University
Uniqueness of Supercompact measures IV
Thu, Mar 19
3:30 pm
Gates 8102
ACO Seminar
Shahin Kamali
University of Waterloo
Online bin packing problem: alternative analysis methods and new applications
Thu, Mar 19
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Nicolas Garcia Trillos
Carnegie Mellon University
Two Sample Test Problem
Mon, Mar 23
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Umut Cetin
LSE
Markovian Nash equilibrium in financial markets with asymmetric information and related forward-backward systems
Mon, Mar 23
5:00 pm
WeH 8220
Model Theory Seminar
Will Boney
UIC
Large Cardinal Axioms from Tameness in AECs.
Tue, Mar 24
12:30 pm
Wean 8201
Math Logic Seminar
Xianghui Shi
Beijing Normal University
Large cardinals and generalized degree structures
Thu, Mar 26
3:30 pm
Wean 8220
ACO Seminar
Andrew McDowell
Carnegie Mellon University
DNA origami and the complexity of Eulerian circuits with turning costs
Thu, Mar 26
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Andrew Zucker
Carnegie Mellon University
Recurrence and Weakly Mixing Transformations
Mon, Mar 30
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Umut Cetin
LSE
Linear Inverse Problems and Market Microstructure
Tue, Mar 31
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Seminar
Chanwoo Kim
University of Wisconsin
Stationary solutions to the Boltzmann equation in the Hydrodynamic limit
Thu, Apr 2
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Tony Johansson
Carnegie Mellon University
Random optimization on graphs and Riemann's zeta function
Fri, Apr 3
4:30 pm
Wean 7500
Math Colloquium
Dror Bar-Natan
University of Toronto
The Kashiwara-Vergne Problem and Topology
Mon, Apr 6
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Agostino Capponi
Columbia
Systemic risk: the dynamics under central clearing
Thu, Apr 9
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Colloquium
Jonathan Mattingly
Duke University
Stabilization by noise
Thu, Apr 9
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Zilin Jiang
Carnegie Mellon University
Hardy--Littlewood Circle Method and Waring's Problem
Mon, Apr 13
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Thames Sae Sue
CMU
Incomplete Radner equilibrium in pure-jump Levy models
Tue, Apr 14
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Seminar
Nam Le
Indiana University
Second inner variations of Allen-Cahn type energies and applications to local minimizers
Tue, Apr 14
2:30 pm
Wean 7218
CNA Working Group Seminar
Nicolas Garcia Trillos
Carnegie Mellon
Tue, Apr 14
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
SIAM Chapter Seminar
Daniel Rodriguez
CMU
Frank-Wolf with Away Steps
Mon, Apr 20
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Tim Leung
Columbia University
Optimal Mean Reversion Trading with Transaction Costs
Mon, Apr 20
4:30 pm
Porter Hall 226A
ACO Seminar
David Conlon
University of Oxford
On the ErdösGyrfs problem in generalised Ramsey theory
Thu, Apr 23
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Seminar
Toan Nguyen
Pennsylvania State University
On the stability of Prandtl boundary layer expansions of Navier-Stokes in the inviscid limit
Thu, Apr 23
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Clive Newstead
Carnegie Mellon University
It's getting HoTT in here
Mon, Apr 27
4:30 pm
Wean 6423
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Todd Kemp
University of California San Diego
Random Matrices, Brownian Motion, and Lie Groups
Tue, Apr 28
12:30 pm
Wean 8201
Math Logic Seminar
Sebastien Vasey
Carnegie Mellon
Independence in abstract elementary classes
Tue, Apr 28
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Seminar
Charis Tsikkou
West Virginia University
Analysis of 2+1 Diffusive-Dispersive PDE Arising in River Braiding
Tue, Apr 28
4:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Brian Kell
Carnegie Mellon University
Decision Diagrams for Combinatorial Optimization and Satisfaction
Tue, Apr 28
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
SIAM Chapter Seminar
Sam Cohn
CMU
The Kalman Filter or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Land On the Moon
Thu, Apr 30
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Laura Bufford
Carnegie Mellon University
3D-2D Dimension Reduction of Homogenized Thin Films
Thu, Apr 30
3:30 pm
Wean 8220
ACO Seminar
Robin Pemantle
UPenn
Permutations and sumsets of a random Poisson-Zipf set
Thu, Apr 30
4:30 pm
Wean 7218
CNA Seminar
Facundo Memoli
Ohio State
A spectral notion of distance between shapes
Thu, Apr 30
5:30 pm
Wean 8220
Graduate Seminar
Jacob Davis
Carnegie Mellon University
Third Annual Markov Lecture
Fri, May 1
10:30 am
Wean Hall 7218
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Nicolas Garcia Trillos
Carnegie Mellon University
Variational Limit of Graph Cuts on Point Clouds
Fri, May 1
4:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE
Adams Williams
Carnegie Mellon University
A Variational Formula for Conservation Laws Arising from Discrete Systems of Sticky Particles
Mon, May 4
10:00 am
Wean Hall 7218
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE
Zachary Stone
Carnegie Mellon University
A Simplified Proof of the Gohberg-Sigal-Rouch Theorem
Mon, May 4
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 8220
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Marla Slusky
Carnegie Mellon University
Integrating Relaxations for Combinatorial Optimization
Mon, May 4
4:30 pm
Wean Hall 8220
Probability/Math Finance Seminar
Zhe Cheng
Carnegie Mellon University
Mathematical Modeling of an Endogenously Defined Mortgage Rate that Reflects Prepayment Risk
Tue, May 5
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Seminar
Saleh Tanveer
Ohio State University
Quasi-solution approach towards nonlinear problems**
Thu, May 7
11:30 am
Wean Hall 8220
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Justin Hausauer
Carnegie Mellon University
Sparse Grid Combination Techniques for Solving High-Dimensional Parabolic Equations with an Application to the LIBOR Market Model
Thu, May 7
3:30 pm
Gates 6115
ACO Seminar
Kevin Schewior
TU Berlin
New Results on Resource Augmentation in Online Deadline Scheduling
Fri, May 8
9:30 am
Wean Hall 8201
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE
David Mehrle
Carnegie Mellon University
Structure and Representation Theory of Infinite-Dimensional Lie Algebras
Tue, May 12
1:30 pm
Wean Hall 7218
CNA Seminar
Giles Shaw
University of Cambridge
Continuity and Lower Semicontinuity for u-Dependent Functionals over BV
Tue, Jun 2
5:00 pm
Wean 7218
CNA Colloquium
Gianni Dal Maso
SISSA
Mathematical models in fracture mechanics
Tue, Jun 9
3:30 pm

CNA Seminar
Snezhana I Abarzhi
CMU
Stability of a hydrodynamic discontinuity (Note change of time)
Wed, Jun 10
10:00 am
Wean Hall 7218
FINAL PUBLIC ORAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE
Nicholas Takaki
Carnegie Mellon University
A Fast Algorithm for Diffeomorphic Matching of Sets