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SAMPLe Seminar

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.

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

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