Seminars and Colloquia by Series

Frontiers in Science lecture - Physics, Information and Computation

Series
Other Talks
Time
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 19:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
President's Suites C&D (Bill Moore Student Success Center First Level)
Speaker
Amir DemboStanford University

Please Note: Light refreshments at 6:30pm

Theoretical models of disordered materials yield precise predictions about the efficiency of communication codes and the typical complexity of certain combinatorial optimization problems. The underlying common structure is that of many discrete variables, whose interaction is represented by a random 'tree like' sparse graph. We review recent progress in proving such predictions and the related algorithmic insights gained from it. This talk is based on joint works with Andrea Montanari, Allan Sly and Nike Sun.

Prospective Student Day

Series
Other Talks
Time
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 14:00 for 3.5 hours
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Mohammad GhomiSchool of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
All students interested in graduate studies in the School of Math are invited to attend the "prospective student day." This event will offer the opportunity to hear about our graduate degree options, requirements for admission, as well as meet our Faculty and current graduate students. Prospective students from underrepresented groups in the Mathematical Sciences and students from the Atlanta area are particularly encouraged to attend. If you plan to attend, please send your name, the year you plan to graduate, and the college you are attending to dgs@math.gatech.edu. See the schedule for more details.

MCTP REU Seminar

Series
Other Talks
Time
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 12:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Dr. Josephine YuGeorgia Institute of Technology
TBA

MCTP REU Seminar: Elevating Deceptions: A Mathemagical Mystery Tour

Series
Other Talks
Time
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 11:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Dr. Matt BakerGeorgia Institute of Technology
Science explains through systematic inquiry; magic celebrates that which defies explanation. This will be tour of sorts along the boundary between science and magic. We will explore the magic of quantum mechanics, the predictions of knot theory, and randomness, as well as the mysteries of the number 58008.

MCTP REU Seminar -Reaction Diffusion Equations and Pattern Formation in Mathematical Biology (How the Zebra got his/her stripes)

Series
Other Talks
Time
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 12:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Dr. James MooreGeorgia Institute of Technology
Reaction diffusion equations are a common tool in mathematical biology, and are used in diverse fields such as ecology, epidemiology and developmental biologyI will show some examples of reaction diffusion equations and what their solutions look like. I will focus on the problem of pattern formation during development and the mathematics that underly it, a problem first studied by Alan Turing more than 60 years ago. I will present a basic example that we can solve together using techniques from differential equations and linear algebra.

MCTP REU Seminar: Riddles about the fundamental group

Series
Other Talks
Time
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 11:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Dr. Kirsten WickelgrenGeorgia Tech
The loops on a topological space up to an equivalence relation called homotopy form a group called the fundamental group. We'll define the fundamental group and talk about two riddles whose solutions use this idea.

MCTP REU Seminar

Series
Other Talks
Time
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 11:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Dr. Evans HarrellGeorgia Tech
TBA

MCTP REU Seminar

Series
Other Talks
Time
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 11:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Martin ShortGeorgia Tech
TBA

Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory XV

Series
Other Talks
Time
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 13:00 for 4 hours (half day)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
David ConlonUniversity of Oxford
Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, with support from the National Science Foundation, will continue the series of mini-conferences and host a series of 9 new mini-conferences from 2014-2017. The 15th of these mini-conferences will be held at Georgia Tech during April 11-12, 2015. The conferences will stress a variety of areas and feature one prominent researcher giving 2 fifty minute lectures and 4 outstanding researchers each giving one fifty minute lecture. There will also be several 25 minute lecturers by younger researchers or graduate students. For more details, see the schedule

Autonomous and Intelligent Systems at United Technologies Research Center

Series
Other Talks
Time
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 09:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
TSRB Auditorium
Speaker
Andrzej Banaszuk United Technologies Research Center
We will present a broad overview of UTRC’s research initiative in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS) that was created to conceive, develop and mature a broad range of intelligent mobile robotic systems and capabilities to enhance and support the diverse array of businesses that comprise the United Technologies Corporation. While initial efforts have been focused on Sikorsky Aircraft unmanned rotorcraft, the initiative is now expanding to include other aerospace and commercial applications, as well. The research, conducted by a diverse team of researchers in robotics, dynamical systems, control, applied mathematics, computer vision, and computer science (in partnership with several leading universities including CMU, MIT, UPenn, and UCB) includes: • Real-time algorithms for dynamic collision avoidance in an obstacle-rich environment using probabilistic roadmaps. • Navigation with imperfect and intermittent sensors in GPS degraded environments. • Multi-vehicle missions including efficient robotic search algorithms based on ergodic theory methods. • Collaborative motion planning for multiple aerial and ground robots in large, cluttered environments, trading off mission objectives while satisfying logical/spatial/temporal constraints. • Intelligent system design methodology including architectures for autonomy, human-machine systems, and formal verification. We will conclude with research problems of interest to UTRC and discuss existing and future career and internship opportunities in the broad area of autonomy and robotics.

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