MCAIM Graduate Seminar

MCAIM will host a weekly seminar where graduate students present their work. Talks will be aligned with MCAIM’s mission: To initiate and foster research interactions between mathematics, the sciences and engineering.

Seminar talks will take place on Mondays at 4 p.m. via zoom. The event passcode will be emailed to the math seminars email list. Send requests to be added to the math seminars list to .

April 05, 2021
Speaker: Boyang Wu
Title: On the Wave Turbulence Theory: Deriving the Kinetic Equation and Time Scale for the Six-Wave Interactions in the alpha-Fermi-Pasta-Ulam System
Abstract: Wave Turbulence is a non-equilibrium statistical system of randomly interacting waves. Kinetic equations of Wave Turbulence describe the evolution of…more

March 29, 2021
Speaker: Rishi Sonthalia
Title: How to Train Linear Stacked Denoising Autoencoders
Abstract: Learning a good representation is a crucial step in many machine learning pipelines. One common technique to do so is to use…more

March 8, 2021
Speaker: Caleb Meyer
Title: Modeling Circadian Phase in Humans
Abstract: Circadian rhythms are endogenous oscillations of approximately 24 hours, which are largely entrained by the light/dark cycle. Understanding the rhythmic processes…more

February 15, 2021
Speaker: Chris Stith
Title: The Cauchy Problem for the Einstein Equations
Abstract: The Einstein equations are a system of PDE governing the curvature of a pseudo-Riemannian manifold (spacetime). It is natural to ask if these equations… more

January 25, 2021
Speaker: Saibal De
Title: Quantum Computing for Continuous Optimization Problems
Abstract: Optimization is one of the most common learning tasks in many scientific and industrial applications. However, in many cases…more

December 7, 2020
Speaker: Alana Huszar
Title: Non-commutative Rank and the Null Cone
Abstract: How would we figure out what the rank of a matrix is, when we’re considering its rank over a free skew field?… more

November 30, 2020 
Speaker: Kevin Whitley
Title: Time-Domain Signatures of Supermassive Black Hole Binaries
Abstract: Modern observational techniques and technologies are insufficient for identifying close-separation…more

November 9, 2020 
Speaker: Luis Álvarez
Title: Symmetries Uncover the Minimal Regulatory Network for Logical Computations in Bacteria.
Abstract: The use of symmetries in physics to reduce a complex system to its underlying components and interactions…more

October 26, 2020
Speaker: Jorge Arce Garro
Title: Control theory methods for qubits in open quantum systems.
Abstract: Control of closed (Hamiltonian) quantum systems has been widely studied in the last few decades from…more

October 5, 2020
Yutong Wang, PhD Candidate | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Title: Multi-class support vector machines and ordered partitions
Abstract: Classification is a central problem in supervised learning, where the goal is to …more