Modern Math Workshop 2018 – October 10-11, 2018

 

LOCATION:

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas

DESCRIPTION:

The Mathematical Sciences Diversity Initiative held the Modern Math Workshop (MMW) prior to the SACNAS National Conference. The 2018 MMW was hosted by SAMSI at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas on October 10th and 11th, 2018. This workshop focused on encouraging undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs from underrepresented minority groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and build research and mentoring networks. The Modern Math Workshop is a pre-conference event at the SACNAS National Conference. The MMW includes a keynote lecture, mini-courses, research talks, a question and answer session and a reception.

Schedule and Supporting Media

Printed Schedule
Speaker Abstracts


PROGRAM:

Keynote Speaker: Javier Rojo
Professor of Statistics, Oregon State University
Keynote Speaker will present his lecture on Wednesday, October 10 at 4:30pm. A topic for this lecture has not yet been announced, but will be published at a later date.
Keynote Lecture: Partial Orders of Distributions

 

 

Mini-Courses:


Ernest Fokoué
Associate Professor of Statistics, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mini Course Lecture: Foundational Statistical Machine Learning Methods for Modern Data Science

 


Katie Newhall
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mini Course Lecture: Stochastic Dynamics on Energy Landscapes

 

 


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas

Description Speaker Location Slides
Registration/Check-In Foyer
Undergrad Mini Course 1: Foundational Statistical Machine Learning Methods for Modern Data Science Ernest Fokoué, Rochester Institute of Technology 225A
Undergrad Mini Course 2: Stochastic Dynamics on Energy Landscapes Katie Newhall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 225B
MSRI: Symmetry and Graph Profiles Annie Raymond, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 225C
ICERM: Illustrating Mathematics at ICERM Henry Segerman, Oklahoma State University 225C
Undergrad Mini Course 1: Foundational Statistical Machine Learning Methods for Modern Data Science Ernest Fokoué, Rochester Institute of Technology 225A
Undergrad Mini Course 2: Stochastic Dynamics on Energy Landscapes Katie Newhall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 225B
IAS/PCMI: Contact Invariants and Reeb Dynamics Jo Nelson, Rice University and IAS/PCMI 225C
SAMSI: Nonsubsampled Graph Filter Banks and Distributed Implementation Cheng Cheng, SAMSI Postdoc 225C
Brief Overview of DMS Juan Meza, University of California, Merced and DMS-NSF 225C
Keynote Lecture: Partial Orders of Distributions Javier Rojo, Oregon State University 225C
MMW Reception and Institute Tables 225D

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas

Description Speaker Location Slides
AIM: Rainbow Numbers for $x_1$ + $x_2$ = $kx_3$ in $Z_n$
Michael Young, Iowa State University 225A
IPAM: Taming the Homotopy of Networked Data Pablo Suárez-Serrato, UNAM Mexico City 225A
MBI: Modeling the Cytoskeleton Roads in Intracellular Transport Veronica Ciocanel, Ohio State University
Closing and Q&A with Institute Representatives 225A

Mini-Courses:
Two half-day mini-courses were offered on October 10, from 1:00-4:30pm, running concurrently. These mini-courses were for undergraduate students.

Research Talks:
The intended audience was graduate students and recent PhD’s. Each participating institute provided a speaker who presented a research talk. All presentations were expository in nature, intended for mathematical scientists and students not necessarily working in these areas but interested in learning about new developments and the possibility of spending some time at one of the Math Institutes. Due to the diverse portfolio of the Institutes, these talks exposed participants to a broad range of topics in modern mathematics. These sessions ran over the two days of the Modern Math Workshop: 1:00-4:30pm on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 10, and 9:00-11:30am the morning of Thursday, October 11.

Reception:
The NSF Math Institutes’ networking reception immediately followed the keynote lecture at 5:45pm on Wednesday, October 10.

Q&A Session:
The closing session of the workshop included a Q&A with NSF Math Institute representatives, 11:30am-12:30pm on Thursday, October 11.

Questions:  mmw18@samsi.info