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.

## 2023 Spring Semester

**Time**: Thursdays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm (** otherwise announced)**Room**: ACS 362B**Contact**: Jacqueline Alvarez <jalvarez94@ucmerced.edu>

**Thursday, January 26**

Speaker: Jack Pham

Title: Linear Algebra in Cryptography**Thursday, February 9**

Speaker: Jacky Alvarez

Title: Poster: Machine Learning for Classifying Images with Motion Blur**Thursday, February 16**

Speaker: Jordan Collignon

Title: A method for image segmentation using synthetic training data**Thursday, February 23**

Math Circle / Problem of the Month**Tuesday, March 14**

Integration Bee**Thursday, March 23**

Math Circle / Problem of the Month**Thursday, April 13**

Speaker: Adam Binswanger

Title: Numerical methods for incompressible multi-phase fluid flows with environmental applications**Thursday, April 20**

Speaker: Adam Binswanger

Title: Numerical methods for incompressible multi-phase fluid flows with environmental applications (part 2)**Thursday, April 27**

Math Circle / Problem of the Month**Thursday, May 4**

Speaker: Matteo Polimeno

Title: Lessons Learned from CR

## 2022 Fall Semester

**Time**: Fridays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm (** otherwise announced)**Room**: ACS 362B**Contact**: Jacqueline Alvarez <jalvarez94@ucmerced.edu>

**Friday, September 2**

Speaker: Jacky Alvarez

Title: Welcome and Introduction**Friday, September 16, ** 12pm-1:30pm ****

Lunch with the department seminar speaker, Dr. Andy Nonaka (LBNL)**Friday, September 30**

Re-orientation for 2nd-year graduate students**Friday, October 7**

Re-re-orientation for 3rd-year graduate students**Friday, October 14, ** 1pm-2pm ****

How to qualify**Friday, October 21**

Speaker: Tucker Hartland

Title: Scalable PDE- and bound-constrained optimization**** Wednesday, October 26, 1pm-2:30pm ****

Special Event: Computational Research Leadership Council Seminar Series [flyer]

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Loe (Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories)

Talk: Linear Algebra and Computing: Behind the Scenes [presentation slides]**Friday, November 4**

Title: How to Pass Prelims**Friday, November 18**

Title: Fellowships & Internship info**Friday, December 2**

Speaker: Masato Terasaki

## 2022 Spring Semester

**Time**: Fridays, 2pm - 3pm (** otherwise announced)**Zoom**: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/82147619313?pwd=SFJ2eUhSZ1BLQUgxREVZYXVSUWwzUT09**Room**: ACS 362C (in-person will begin on Feb. 4th)**Contact**: Jacqueline Alvarez <jalvarez94@ucmerced.edu>

**Friday, January 28**

Speaker: Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn

Title: Adventures in Mathematical Biology**Friday, February 4**

Speaker: Jocelyn Ornelas Muñoz

Title: Detecting Inherited and Novel Structural Variants in Low-Coverage Parent-Child Sequencing Data Using Negative Binomial Optimization**Friday, February 11**

Speaker: Jacky Alvarez

Title: Deep Learning with Limited Data for Image and Signal Processing**** Wednesday, February 16, 11am**

SIAM Chapter Joint Spring Talk Series

Speaker: Dr. Sam Ade Jacobs (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Title: Learning and Learning to Learn at Scale**** Friday, February 25**

No SAMPLe Seminar: Grad Visitation**** Tuesday, March 1**

How To: Prepare a resume and interview for positions at LLNL [Recording]**Friday, March 4**

Speaker: Tucker Hartland

Title: Symmetries of Physical Equations**Friday, March 11**

Speaker: Ali Heydari

Title: Residual Neural Networks**** Friday, March 18**

No SAMPLe Seminar: Integration Bee**** Friday, March 25**

No SAMPLe Seminar: Spring Break**** Friday, April 1**

No SAMPLe Seminar: Applied Math Challenge presentations**Friday, April 8**

How To: Write a Scientific Paper

Speaker: Prof. Francois Blanchette**** Friday, April 15, 1:30pm**

SIAM Chapter Joint Spring Talk Series

Speaker: Dr. Lorena Guachi (BioRobotics Institute)

Title: Data-driven Computer Vision: Real-world Automation Approaches**Friday, April 29**

How To: Optimize the Formula for Powerpoint Success

Speaker: Elsie Cortes

## 2021 Fall Semester

Time: Fridays, 2pm - 3pm (otherwise announced)

Room: ACS 362B

Contact: Jacqueline Alvarez <jalvarez94@ucmerced.edu>

**Friday, September 3**

Welcome and Introduction**Friday, September 10**

Speaker: Tucker

Title: Inversion with Uncertain Models**Friday, September 17**

How To: Apply for Academic Positions**Wednesday, September 22 (online)**

CRLC Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Scott Mitchell (Sandia National Laboratories)

Title: Computing Geometry as a Mathematician in an Engineering Laboratory**Friday, October 1**

Speaker: Tanya

Title: 3D Lagrangian Hydynamics for Shock Driven Flows**Friday, October 8**

Speaker: Adam

Title: Predicting the outcome of professional League of Legends matches**Friday, October 15**

How To: Apply to REUs**Friday, October 22**

Derivative Bee [flyer]**Firday, October 29**

Speaker: Maia Powell**Wednesday, November 3 (online)**

CRLC Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Sven Leyffer (Argonne National Laboratory)

Title: Nonlinear Optimization at The National Labs**Friday, November 12**

How To: Prepare for a Qualifying Exam**Friday, November 19**

Speaker: Eunji**Friday, December 3**

Speaker: Matteo

## 2021 Spring Semester

Via Zoom

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 [slides]**Friday, March 5, 2:30-3:30pm**

Speaker: Jared Stewart

Title: Intro to Applied Math Challenge Event [flyer] [sign-up page]**Friday, March 12, 2:00-3:00pm**

Special Event: Integration Bee [flyer]

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 23, 10:00-11:00am**

Special Event: SIAM Visiting Lecture Program [flyer]

Speaker: Dr. Genetha Gray (Lead People Research Scientist at Salesforce)

Talk: Using math skills to build a career in data science**Friday, April 30, 2:00-3:00pm**

Special Event: UC Merced Graduate Student Alumni Panel [flyer]

Host: Radoslav Vuchkov

Zoom link: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/89997256456**Wednesday, May 5, 1:30-3:00pm**

Special Event: Computational Research Leadership Council Seminar Series [flyer]

Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Maupin (Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratory)

Talk: Calibration and propagation of model form error across experimental settings [Recording]**Friday, May 7**

Speaker: Matea Santiago