**UC Merced SIAM Student Chapter Events (2015-2016)**

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Title:

*Proposal to study Finite-time barriers in**Advection-Reaction-Diffusion Systems*

Presenter: Rory Locke

Location: Scholarly Activities Room, COB 351

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:15pm

**First Central Valley Regional SIAM Student Conference**

Time: April 29, 2016

Location: University of California, Merced campus (see map)

More info & registration: http://appliedmath.ucmerced.edu/graduate/siam/conference2016

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Wednesday, April 27th, 2015

Title:

*An Asymptotic and Numerical Comparison for the PT-Symmetric NLS Equation*Presenter: Jessica Taylor

Location: Scholarly Activities Room, COB 351

Refreshments at 3:15pm, talk at 3:30pm

**Poster Making Session**: Wednesday, April 20th, 2015

Presenter: Michael Stobb (slides)

Location: Scholarly Activities Room, COB 351

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Refreshments provided

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Title:

*A deterministic method for studying depolarization in turbid media*Presenter: Julia Clark

Location: Scholarly Activities Room, COB 351

Refreshments at 3:15pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Title:

*Modeling basketball substitutions from play-by-play data*Presenter: Li-Hsuan Huang

Location: Scholarly Activities Room, COB 351

Refreshments at 3:15pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Title:

*Computing chaotic transport rates with the help of tangles*Presenter: Sulimon Sattari

Location: Scholarly Activities Room, COB 351

Refreshments at 3:15pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Title:

*Estimation, Control, and Convex Optimization*Presenter: Robert Bassett (graduate student at UC Davis)

Location: Scholarly Activities Room, COB 351

Refreshments at 3:15pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Title:

*A Story of Equivalence between Two Smoothing Functions for**Least Squares Problems in Constrained Optimization*

Presenter: Will Wright (UC Davis)

Location: Scholarly Activities Room, COB 351

Refreshments at 3:15pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Monday, January 4th, 2016

Title:

*Better initial conditions for homogeneous self-assembly problems*Presenter: Jason Davis

Location: Scholarly Activities Room, COB 351

Refreshments at 2:00pm, talk at 2:15pm