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Applied Math Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, the Applied Math seminar is held on Fridays, 3:00-4:20 pm in SSB 170.

Fall 2022 contact: Prof. Maxime Theillard (

Fall 2022 Seminars

  • September 9 *** 3pm-5pm ***: Undergraduate Students Event (Problem-of-the-Month Kick-off), Lei, Yue and Changho Kim [flyer]

  • September 16 *** 4pm-5pm ***: Andy Nonaka (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) [flyer]

  • September 23: Sookkyung Lim (University of Cincinnati) [flyer]

  • September 30: Stephen Thomas (Denver University) [flyer]

  • October 7: Alenjandro Aceves (Southern Methodist University) [flyer]

  • October 14: Chris Miles (UC Irvine) [flyer]

  • October 28: Elbridge Puckett (UC Davis) [flyer]

  • November 4: Roberto Alonso (University of Minnesota) [flyer]

  • November 18: Thibault Faney (IFPEN Paris) [flyer, photo]

  • December 2: Miles Detrixhe (Uber) [flyer]

  • December 9: Nitesh Kumar (Affirm) - Distinguished Alumni Speaker [flyer]

Spring 2023 Seminars

  • February 10: Bruce Sutherland, University of Alberta

Spring 2022 Seminars

  • February 25: Nathan Willis (University of Utah), "High Spots for the Ice-Fishing Problem with Surface Tension" [flyer]

  • April 1: Jessica DeSilva (California State University, Stanislaus), "A Robust Higher-Order Image Segmentation Algorithm"

  • April 29: Aditya Ranganath (PhD Candidate, EECS Program, UC Merced), "Optimization methods for deep learning"

  • May 6: Why, What and How Calculus, Prof. Mayya Tokman et al.

Fall 2021 Seminars

  • October 15: Screening of 'Coding Bias' and Panel Discussion

  • October 29: Tomas Rube (UC Merced), "Quantifying Sequence Recognition by Regulatory Proteins Through Principled Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data"

  • November 12: Yuanran Zhu (UC Merced) "Reduced-order modeling for the high-dimensional dynamical system: Methodologies and applications"

  • December 10: Tommaso Buvoli (UC Merced)

Spring 2021 Seminars

  • February 5: Screening of 'Picture a Scientist'

  • February 12: Howard Stone (Princeton University), "Two short analytical stories: (1) Thin films, an edge, and a novel similarity solution and (2) A new look at ODEs and resonance" [flyer]

  • March 12: Natalia Komarova (UC Irvine), "Mathematics of Evolution: mutations, selection, and random environments" [flyer]

  • March 19: Ricardo Carretero (San Diego State Univeristy), "Vortices and vortex rings in quantum superfluids: a quasi-particle approach"[flyer]

  • April 2: Jean-Luc Thiffeault (University of Wisconsin - Madison), "Shake Your Hips: An Active Particle With A Fluctuating Propulsion Force" [flyer]

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