RTG (Math 586)
Syllabus for Math 586 Research Tutorial Groups:
The class has two components: (a) faculty presentations once a week; (b) student independent study of a research topic in applied mathematics:
(a) Each week, a program professor will give a presentation on his/her research. Students are expected to attend, ask questions during the talk and then write a short essay (1/2 page) describing in your own words the field of study presented, formulating the main points of research inquiry in the field (potentially of interest for you if you choose to work with this professor in the future). Please submit the 1/2 pager for each lecture over e-mail not later than Sunday, 12pm (four days after respective lecture).
(b) Each student is expected, within the first three weeks of the semester, to pick an adviser for this semester independent research study. Check the Applied Math faculty listing here; communicate with him/her over e-mail or in person, and then write back to me when an agreement is reached. I need to get a description of the subject (title) from all of you no later than January30th.
- You will have the whole semester to complete the research. Please schedule regular meetings with the project adviser (recommended pace once a week).
- We will have one session during the last week of the semester when all students from the class present the results of the independent research study in a short (15 min + 5 min for questions) presentation. Presentation drafts (.ppt or .pdf) should be e-mailed to me a day before the actual presentation.
- You are also expected to submit a written report (~ 10 page latex-produced, pdf formatted document) before May 31st.
- Your overall participation in the class will be graded as a single score pass/fail.
Math 586 (RTG) Schedule for Spring, 2019:
The class will meet on Wednesdays at 4:00pm in the Math Bldg., Room 514 unless otherwise indicated in the Notes
|1/16/2019||Calvin Zhang, Mathematics||Some research topics in mathematical neuroscience and bio-fluid dynamics||abstract|
|1/23/2019||Misha Chertkov, Applied Mathematics||Interpretable & Tractable Machine Learning for Natural and Engineering Sciences||abstract||Joint session with Math (Room 501)|
|1/30/2019||Eleonora Tubaldi, AME||
Nonlinear Dynamics: a transversal analysis to investigate the world we live in
|2/6/2019||Robert Sims, Mathematics||Locality in Quantum Spin Systems||abstract||Joint session with Math (Room 501)|
|2/13/2019||Pierre Deymier, MSE||Topological Acoustics||abstract|
|2/20/2019||Anatoli Tumin, AME||Role of boundary layer flow in design of hypersonic vehicles||abstract|
|2/27/2019||Mathieu Joerger, AME||
Multisensory Safety Monitoring for Autonomous Vehicles
|3/13/2019||Karl Glasner, Mathematics||Particle and continuum models for self-organization and self-assembly||abstract|
|3/20/2019||Aaron Rosengren, AME||Mathematical aspects of satellite orbit prediction||abstract|
|3/27/2019||Joellen Russell, Geosciences||TBA|
|4/3/2019||Marek Rychlik, Mathematics||From Perceptron to Deductron - a tour of Neural Nets and Optical Character Recognition||abstract|
|4/10/2019||Janek Wehr, Mathematics||Quantum mechanics in the presence of disorder||abstract||Joint session with Math (Room 501)|
|4/17/2019||Ibrahim Fatkullin, Mathematics||Mathematical models in condensed matter physics||abstract||Joint session with Math (Room 501)|
|4/24/2019||Ave Arellano, Hydrology & Atmo Science||Data Assimilation and Inverse Modeling of the Atmospheric Composition||abstract|