Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

University of Minnesota

400 Lind Hall

207 Church Street S.E.

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Web: http://www.ima.umn.edu | Email: staff@ima.umn.edu | Telephone: (612) 624-6066 | Fax: (612) 626-7370
Schedules available at http://www.ima.umn.edu/happening
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Events:

IPS3.13.15: Navigating Inside the Human Body - Lev Koyrakh (Medtronic); PS9.1.14-5.31.15: 2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series; PUB3.11.15: Waving Tails, Spiny Disks, and Sticky Situations: Explorations in Biological Fluid Dynamics; S9.18-12.18.14: Annual Program Seminar Series; SW3.26-28.15: Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups; W3.16-20.15: The Power of Randomness in Computation; C3.7-8.15: Wham Reunion: Team 1; C3.12-13.15: Wham Reunion: Adaptive Coupling for Multiphysics Simulations: One Example with Power Grid Models; BOG3.30.15: BOG Meeting;

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

11:00am-12:00pm Mokshay Madiman, University of Delaware
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Optimal Concentration of Information for Log-Concave Distributions

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
2:00pm-3:00pm Jiange Li, University of Delaware
Probabilistic Symmetrization Inequalities from a Combinatorial Point of View

Lind 305 PS9.1.14-5.31.15

Thursday, March 5, 2015

2:00pm-3:00pm Cyril Roberto, Université Paris Ouest
Kantorovitch Duality for General Transport Costs and Applications

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

11:00am-12:00pm Mark Rudelson, University of Michigan
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Approximation Complexity of Convex Bodies

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
2:00pm-3:00pm Brendan Pawlowski, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Catalan Matroid Decompositions of Certain Positroids

Lind 305 PS9.1.14-5.31.15

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

7:00pm-8:00pm Lisa J. Fauci, Tulane University
Title Forthcoming

Moos Tower 2650 PUB3.11.15

Thursday, March 12, 2015

2:00pm-3:00pm Friedrich Götze, Universität Bielefeld
Asymptotic Approximations for Symmetric Functions and the Central Limit Theorem for Densities

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14

Friday, March 13, 2015

1:25pm-2:25pm Lev Koyrakh, Medtronic
Navigating Inside the Human Body

Lind 305 IPS3.13.15

Monday, March 16, 2015

9:00am-9:30am [OFFSITE] Coffee/Light Food

W3.16-20.15
9:30am-10:10am [OFFSITE] Leslie Ann Goldberg, University of Oxford
The Complexity of Approximating Complex-Valued Ising and Tutte Partition Functions

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
10:20am-11:00am [OFFSITE] Amin Coja-Oghlan, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Random Graph Coloring: The Replica Symmetric Phase

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
11:00am-11:20am [OFFSITE] Break

W3.16-20.15
11:20am-12:00pm [OFFSITE] Nike Sun, Microsoft Research
The Exact k-SAT Threshold for Large k

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
12:00pm-2:00pm [OFFSITE] Lunch

W3.16-20.15
2:00pm-2:40pm [OFFSITE] Eli Upfal, Brown University
The Melbourne Shuffle: Secure Oblivious Storage in the Cloud

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
2:50pm-3:30pm [OFFSITE] Michael D. Mitzenmacher, Harvard University
Invertible Bloom Lookup Tables and Applications

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
3:30pm-4:00pm [OFFSITE] Tea

W3.16-20.15
4:00pm-4:40pm [OFFSITE] Aravind Srinivasan, University of Maryland
Recent Progress on the Lovasz Local Lemma

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

9:00am-9:30am [OFFSITE] Coffee/Light Food

W3.16-20.15
9:30am-10:10am [OFFSITE] Mark R. Jerrum, Queen Mary and Westfield College
Counting Small Subgraphs with a Specified Property in a Large Graph

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
10:20am-11:00am [OFFSITE] Andreas Galanis, University of Oxford
Spin Systems: Hardness of Approximate Counting via Phase Transitions

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
11:00am-11:05am [OFFSITE] Group Photo

W3.16-20.15
11:05am-11:20am [OFFSITE] Break

W3.16-20.15
11:20am-12:00pm [OFFSITE] Pinyan Lu, Microsoft Research
Approximate Counting via Correlation Decay

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
12:00pm-2:00pm [OFFSITE] Lunch

W3.16-20.15
2:00pm-2:40pm [OFFSITE] Ben Cousins, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cool with a Gaussian: A Cubic Volume Algorithm

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
2:50pm-3:30pm [OFFSITE] Aleksander Madry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Flows and Fast Graph Algorithms

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15
3:30pm-4:00pm [OFFSITE] Tea

W3.16-20.15
4:00pm-4:40pm [OFFSITE] Nayantara Bhatnagar, University of Delaware
Decay of Correlations for the Hardcore Model in Random Regular Graphs

Klaus 2443 W3.16-20.15

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

9:00am-9:30am [OFFSITE] Coffee/Light Food

W3.16-20.15
9:30am-10:10am [OFFSITE] Mike Molloy, University of Toronto
Solution Clusters for Locked CSP's: Random XORSAT on a Fixed Degree Sequence

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
10:20am-11:00am [OFFSITE] Martin Dyer, University of Leeds
On the Switch Markov Chain for Perfect Matchings

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
11:00am-11:20am [OFFSITE] Break

W3.16-20.15
11:20am-12:00pm [OFFSITE] Roberto Imbuzeiro Oliveira, Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA)
Sampling Quasistationary Distributions: Computational Efficiency and Particle Based Algorithms

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
12:00pm-2:00pm [OFFSITE] Lunch

W3.16-20.15
3:30pm-4:00pm [OFFSITE] Tea

W3.16-20.15
4:00pm-5:00pm [OFFSITE] Open Problem Session

W3.16-20.15
5:00pm-6:30pm [OFFSITE] Poster Session and Reception

W3.16-20.15
Prateek Bhakta, Georgia Institute of Technology:
  Poster Session and Reception
Emma Cohen, Georgia Institute of Technology:
  Poster Session and Reception
Ben Cousins, Georgia Institute of Technology:
  Poster Session and Reception
Laura Florescu, New York University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Arindam Khan, Georgia Institute of Technology:
  Poster Session and Reception
Yumeng Zhang, University of California, Berkeley:
  Poster Session and Reception
Jun Zhao, Carnegie-Mellon University:
  Poster Session and Reception

Thursday, March 19, 2015

9:00am-9:30am [OFFSITE] Coffee/Light Food

W3.16-20.15
9:30am-10:10am [OFFSITE] Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research
Towards Optimal Algorithms for Prediction with Expert Advice

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
10:20am-11:00am [OFFSITE] Elchanan Mossel, University of California, Berkeley
The Surprising Power of Randomness in Belief Propagation.

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
11:00am-11:20am [OFFSITE] Break

W3.16-20.15
11:20am-12:00pm [OFFSITE] Sarah Miracle, Georgia Institute of Technology
Phase Transitions in Random Dyadic Tilings and Rectangular Dissections

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
12:00pm-2:00pm [OFFSITE] Lunch

W3.16-20.15
2:00pm-2:40pm [OFFSITE] Raghu Meka, University of California, Los Angeles
Rectangles are Nonnegative Juntas

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
2:50pm-3:30pm [OFFSITE] Mark Rudelson, University of Michigan
Counting Perfect Matchings via Random Matrices

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
3:30pm-4:00pm [OFFSITE] Tea

W3.16-20.15
4:00pm-4:40pm [OFFSITE] James Russell Lee, University of Washington
Diffusion, Entropy, and the Geometry of Sets in Gaussian Space

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15

Friday, March 20, 2015

9:00am-9:30am [OFFSITE] Coffee/Light Food

W3.16-20.15
9:30am-10:10am [OFFSITE] Alan Frieze, Carnegie-Mellon University
Some New Results on Random Points in the Unit Square

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
10:20am-11:00am [OFFSITE] Shachar Lovett, University of California, San Diego
Structure and Pseudo-Randomness in Coding Theory

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15
11:00am-11:20am [OFFSITE] Break

W3.16-20.15
11:20am-12:00pm [OFFSITE] Hariharan Narayanan, University of Washington
Testing the Manifold Hypothesis

Klaus 1116 W3.16-20.15

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

11:00am-12:00pm Piotr Nayar, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: On a Loomis-Whitney Type Inequality for Permutationally Invariant Unconditional Convex Bodies

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
2:00pm-3:00pm Naomi Feldheim, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Winding of Planar Stationary Gaussian Processes

Lind 305 PS9.1.14-5.31.15

Thursday, March 26, 2015

2:00pm-3:00pm Mark Rudelson, University of Michigan
Perfect Matchings and Random Determinants

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
5:00pm-7:00pm Chehrzad Shakiban, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Dinner Ice Breaker

Lind Hall 400 SW3.26-28.15

Friday, March 27, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

Keller Hall 3-176 SW3.26-28.15
9:00am-9:10am Fadil Santosa, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Welcome and Introduction

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
9:10am-9:40am Edray Herber Goins, Purdue University
Kummer's Conjecture: From Gauss to ENIAC and Beyond

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
9:45am-10:45am Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University; Karen Raquel Ríos-Soto, University of Puerto Rico
Permanence in the STEM Workforce: The Route to Tenure in Academia

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
10:50am-11:20am Group Photo and Coffee

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
11:20am-12:10pm Ulrica Wilson, Morehouse College
Panel: The Negotiation Process

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
12:10pm-1:40pm Lunch & Table Discussion (Boxed lunches will be provided)

Lind Hall 400 SW3.26-28.15
1:40pm-2:30pm Isabelle Kemajou-Brown, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Alicia Machuca, University of St. Thomas
Sharing the results of the Table Discussions

Lind Hall 400 SW3.26-28.15
2:30pm-2:55pm Diana Maria Thomas, Montclair State University
Mathematically Modeling the Influence of Eating Rates on Weight Gain and Obesity

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
2:55pm-3:00pm Diana Maria Thomas, Montclair State University
Discussion

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
3:05pm-3:30pm Coffee

SW3.26-28.15
3:30pm-4:00pm Michael Young, Iowa State University
Coloring the Integers with Rainbow Arithmetic Progressions

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
4:05pm-5:00pm Mel Currie, National Security Agency; Pamela J. Williams, LMI Government Consulting; Victor M. Zavala, Argonne National Laboratory
Panel: Careers in Government and National Laboratories

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
6:30pm-8:30pm Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University
Banquet and Keynote Speaker: Good Practices for a Marketable Future in the Mathematical Sciences. Carlson Private Dining Room 321 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

SW3.26-28.15

Saturday, March 28, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 SW3.26-28.15
9:00am-9:30am Carlos Fabian Tolmasky, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Opportunities in the Industry

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
9:35am-10:20am Marie Lopez del Puerto, University of St. Thomas; Jose Orozco Rodriguez, Vision-Ease Lens
Cooperative Strategies of a Ph.D. Couple

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
10:25am-10:40am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 SW3.26-28.15
10:40am-11:10am Bonita V. Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Balancing Research Interests with Project Goals at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15
11:10am-12:00pm Group Discussion (Topic: Tips for Success)

Keller Hall 3-180 SW3.26-28.15

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

11:00am-12:00pm Eric Carlen, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Random Walks on High Dimensional Spheres: Spectral Gaps and Entropy Production

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
2:00pm-3:00pm Barbara Pilat, Warsaw University of Technology
Avoiding Repetitions on the Plane

Lind 305 PS9.1.14-5.31.15

Legend:

IPS3.13.15: Navigating Inside the Human Body - Lev Koyrakh (Medtronic); PS9.1.14-5.31.15: 2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series; PUB3.11.15: Waving Tails, Spiny Disks, and Sticky Situations: Explorations in Biological Fluid Dynamics; S9.18-12.18.14: Annual Program Seminar Series; SW3.26-28.15: Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups; W3.16-20.15: The Power of Randomness in Computation;

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