The UC Merced chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is dedicated to enhancing the applied mathematics mission of the university and providing developmental opportunities to its students. Towards that end, we currently run the student-led SAMPLe (Some Applied Math for People to Learn) seminar and organize social events whenever possible.

## 2021 Spring Semester

Via Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/86992243731?pwd=cG03TDdSblUxMmx2M2ZiaHNVSHJ4UT09

(Meeting ID: 869 9224 3731, Passcode: 584861)

Time: Fridays at 2:30pm (otherwise announced)

Contact: Tucker Hartland <thartland@ucmerced.edu>

**Friday, February 5**

Speaker: Anuj Bajaj (Wayne State University graduate student)

Title: Solving a continuous multifacility problem by DC algorithms**Friday, February 12**

Speaker: Fabian Santiago

Title: Global Sensitivity Analysis of a Mathematical Model of COVID-19 Transmission Dynamics in a University Setting**Friday, February 26**

Speaker: Francois Blanchette

Title: How to prepare a scientific paper for publication**Friday, March 5, 2:30-3:30pm**

Speaker: Jared Stewart

Title: Intro to Applied Math Challenge Event**Friday, March 12**

Special Event: Integration Bee

Hosts: Jacky Alvarez and Tanya Tafolla**Friday, March 19**

Speaker: Bjorn Larsen (California State University, Chico)

Talk: Dynamical Chaos in Stellar Evolution Models**Friday, April 2**

Special Event: Applied Math Challenge Presentations

Host: Jared Stewart**Friday, April 9**

Speaker: Nguyen-Truc-Dao Nguyen (Wayne State University)

Talk: Optimization of Controlled Constrained Sweeping Processes**Friday, April 16**

Speaker: Cayce Fylling

Talk: The 2n Prisoner Problem

Abstract: An even number of prisoners play a card game for their freedom with a known optimal strategy based on combinatorics. What is the optimal number of prisoners?**Friday, April 30**

Special Event: UC Merced Graduate Student Alumni Panel

Host: Radoslav Vuchkov**Friday, May 7**

Speaker: Matea Santiago

## 2020 Fall Semester

Via Zoom (email thartland@ucmerced.edu for link). Time: Friday at 2:30pm (otherwise announced)

**Friday, September 18**

Speaker: Tucker Hartland

Title:*Kick off meeting / short research talk***Friday, September 25**

Speaker: Tanya Tafolla

Title:*Data Oriented Design on CPUs & GPUs***Friday, October 9 (2pm-3pm)***Derivative Bee***Friday, October 16**

Speaker: Isaac Quintanilla (UC Riverside graduate student)

Title:*Time-Varying Coefficient Models for Longitudinal Data***Friday, October 23***SIAM Student Chapter Event: REU Discussion*[flyer] [presentation slides]**Friday, October 30**

Speakers: Darcy Brunk and Juan Valencia (Stanislaus Undergraduate Students)

Title:*A Hypergraph-based Image Segmentation Algorithm***Friday, November 6 (2pm-3pm)***SIAM Student Chapter Event: Industry Careers and the Graduate School Experience*[flyer]**Friday, November 13**

Speaker: Radoslav Vuchkov

Title:*Quasi-Newton methods governed by multiple secant equations for large-scale inverse problems***Friday, November 20**

Speaker: Eunji Yoo

Title:*Choices to make a 3D simulation run***Friday, December 4**

Speaker: Valentin Dallerit

Title:*High-Order Numerical Solutions to the Nonlinear Shallow-Water Equations on the Rotated Cubed-Sphere Grid*

## 2020 Spring Semester

Room: ACS 362B, Time: Friday at 1:30pm (otherwise announced)

**Friday, Janunary 31**

Speaker: Omar DeGuchy

Title:*Deep Image Prior***Friday, February 7**

Speaker: Jacky Alvarez

Title:*Image Classification in Synthetic Aperture Radar using Reconstruction From Learned Inverse Scattering***Friday, February 14**

Speaker: Phoebe Coy

Title: TBA**Friday, February 21**

(Special Event) Graduate visitation weekend**Friday, February 28**

Speaker: Maia Powell

Title: Who’s That Pokémon?**Friday, March 6**

Speaker: Lori Lewis

Title: TBA**Friday, March 13**(1:30 - 3:30pm, SE2-102)

(Special Event) Integration Bee [flyer] ***canceled/postponed due to due to COVID-19 concerns*****Friday, March 20**

Speaker: Majerle Reeves

Title: TBA**Friday, April 3**

Speaker: Radoslav Vuchkov

Title: TBA**Friday, April 10**

Speaker: Ashley De Luna

Title: TBA**Friday, April 17**

(Special Event) SIAM Student Chapter Conference**Friday, April 24**

Speaker: Tucker Hartland

Title: TBA**Friday, May 1**

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

## 2019 Fall Semester

Room: ACS 362B, Time: refreshments at 12:30pm and talk at 1:00pm (otherwise announced)

**Friday, August 30**

(Special Event)*lunch with alumnus Paul Tranquilli*(Lawrence Livermore National Lab)**Friday, September 6**

Speaker: Omar DeGuchy

Title:*Introduction to UC Merced SIAM Chapter***Friday, September 13**

Speaker: Alex Ho

Title:*Image Disambiguation with Deep Neural Network***Thursday, September 26**

(Special Event)*Undergrad Panel*[flyer]

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Granite Pass 103

Title:*Panel Discussion on Applying to Graduate School***Friday, October 4**

Speaker: Lori Lewis

Title:*Using Live Script in MATLAB***Friday, October 11**

Speaker: Eunji Yoo

Title:*Flow around settling cube with boundary integral method***Friday, October 18**

Speaker: Alex John Quijano

Title:*Introduction to Dynamic Mode Decomposition and Applications***Thursday, October 24**

(Special Event)*Derivative Bee*[flyer]

11:30am - 1:30pm, SE2 102**Friday, November 1**

Speaker: Jordan Collignon

Title: A Queueing Theory Application for College Students**Friday, November 8**

(Special Event)**Friday, November 15**

Speaker: Ali Heydari

Title:*How to Super Resolve your Face 101***Friday, November 22**

Speaker: Kohl James (CSU Stanislaus)

Title:*TBA***Friday, December 6**

Speaker: Tucker Hartland

Title:*TBA*

## 2019 Spring Semester

Room: COB-1 276, Time: refreshments at 1:30pm and talk at 2:00pm (otherwise announced)

**Friday, February 8**

Speaker:**Alex John Quijano**

Title:*Is Romance Dead? Generating Poetry using Character-Level Recurrent Neural Networks***Friday, February 15**

Speaker:**Tucker Hartland**

Title:*Hierarchical Matrix Compression in PDE Constrained Optimization***Friday, March 1**

Speaker:**Omar DeGuchy**

Title:*Neural Ordinary Differential Equations***Friday, March 8 (COB-1 205, 1:30pm - 3pm)**

Speaker:**Changho Kim**

Title:*An Interesting Way to Combine Numbers***Friday, March 15**

Speaker:**Jacky Alvarez and Ashley De Luna**

Title:*Julia Sets***Friday, April 5**

Speaker:**Rado Vuchkov**

Title:*Preconditioning by limited memory quasi-Newton methods*