November 14, 2014 |
Counting with Wang Tiles Igor Pak (University of California, Los Angeles) |
Geometric and Enumerative Combinatorics |

November 14, 2014 |
Density-Type Theorems for Semi-Algebraic Hypergraphs Andrew Suk (University of Illinois, Chicago) |
Geometric and Enumerative Combinatorics |

November 18, 2014 |
Bijections for Reduced Decompositions Zachary Hamaker (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

November 20, 2014 |
Edge Colouring Multigraphs Penny Haxell (University of Waterloo) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

December 02, 2014 |
Zykov's Symmetrization for Multiple Graphs with an Application to Erdos' Conjecture on Pentagonal Edges Zeinab Maleki (Isfahan University of Technology) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

December 04, 2014 |
On the Edit Distance in Graphs Ryan Martin (Iowa State University) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

December 05, 2014 |
Three Gaps in Business Analytics Earl Sun (Target Corporation) |
Three Gaps in Business Analytics - Earl Sun (Target Corporation) |

December 09, 2014 |
Biclique Decomposition of Random Graphs Hao Huang (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

January 20, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: How large is the norm of a random matrix? Ramon van Handel (Princeton University) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

January 27, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: How large is the norm of a random matrix? II Ramon van Handel (Princeton University) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

January 27, 2015 |
Localization in Infinite Dimensions James Melbourne (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

January 29, 2015 |
An Introduction to the Normalized Laplacian Steve Butler (Iowa State University) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

February 03, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Approximation of Convex Bodies Elisabeth Werner (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

February 03, 2015 |
Enumeration of Lozenge Tilings of a Hexagon with Holes on Boundary Tri Lai (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

February 05, 2015 |
Between the Number of Edges and the Adjacency Matrix of a Graph Eva Czabarka (University of South Carolina) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

February 10, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Approximation of Convex Bodies II Elisabeth Werner (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

February 10, 2015 |
A Bayesian Optimization Algorithm for Functionals: Application to Materials Modeling Paul Patrone |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

February 12, 2015 |
Discrete Entropy Power Inequalities and Sperner Theory Mokshay Madiman (University of Delaware) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

February 17, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Affine Invariant Points Carsten Schuett (Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

February 17, 2015 |
Generating Random Graphs in Biased Maker-Breaker Games Humberto Naves (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

February 19, 2015 |
Quantitative Uniform Convexity Bounds and their Application Eric Carlen (Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey ) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

February 23, 2015 |
Re-Inventing the Warehouse Using Mobile Robots: Disruptive Technology Change and Challenges in Planning and Optimization Larry Sweet (Symbotic) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 23, 2015 |
Collision Free Vehicle Routing Stephen Wright (University of Wisconsin, Madison) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 23, 2015 |
Continuous Time Integer Programming: Towards Large-Scale Optimal Scheduling in Logistics Natashia Boland (Georgia Institute of Technology) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 23, 2015 |
Probabilistic Inference with Submodular Functions Andreas Krause (ETH) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 24, 2015 |
Optimizing Decomposable Submodular Functions Stefanie Jegelka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 24, 2015 |
DC Programming in Discrete Convex Analysis Kazuo Murota (University of Tokyo) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 24, 2015 |
Analytic Centers, Reciprocal Linear Spaces, and Planes that Intersect Them Cynthia Vinzant (North Carolina State University) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 24, 2015 |
Fast Algorithms for Optimization of Submodular Functions Jan Vondrak (IBM Research Division) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 24, 2015 |
Some Recent Developments in Large-Scale Convex Optimization Niao He (Georgia Institute of Technology) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 25, 2015 |
The Entropic Barrier: A Simple and Optimal Universal Self-Concordant Barrier Sébastien Bubeck (Microsoft) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 25, 2015 |
Two Distributed Optimization Algorithms for Machine Learning Yingyu Liang (Princeton University) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 25, 2015 |
Inapproximability of Combinatorial Problems via Small LPs and SDPs Sebastian Pokutta (Georgia Institute of Technology) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 25, 2015 |
Tightness of Convex Relaxations to Sparsity and Rank Nathan (Nati) Srebro (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 25, 2015 |
Efficient Algorithms for Structured Sparsity, and Applications Poe Eric Xing (Carnegie-Mellon University) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 26, 2015 |
Thrifty Approximations of Convex Bodies by Polytopes Alexander Barvinok (University of Michigan) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 26, 2015 |
Structure in Disjunctive Conic Optimization and Non-Convex Quadratic Programs Fatma Kilinc-Karzan (Carnegie-Mellon University) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 26, 2015 |
Relaxations: Deriving Algorithms for Learning and Optimization Karthik Sridharan (Cornell University) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 26, 2015 |
Nonconvex Quadratic Optimization with One or Two Constraints Akiko Takeda (University of Tokyo) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 27, 2015 |
On Connections Between Submodularity and Concavity Jeff Bilmes (University of Washington) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 27, 2015 |
Some Recent Progress on Non-Convex Regularization Methods for Sparse Estimation Tong Zhang (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

February 27, 2015 |
The Power Localization for Efficiently Learning with Noise Nina Balcan (Carnegie-Mellon University) |
Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications |

March 03, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Optimal Concentration of Information for Log-Concave Distributions Mokshay Madiman (University of Delaware) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

March 03, 2015 |
Probabilistic Symmetrization Inequalities from a Combinatorial Point of View Jiange Li (University of Delaware) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

March 05, 2015 |
Kantorovitch Duality for General Transport Costs and Applications Cyril Roberto (Université Paris Ouest) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

March 10, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Approximation Complexity of Convex Bodies Mark Rudelson (University of Michigan) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

March 10, 2015 |
Catalan Matroid Decompositions of Certain Positroids Brendan Pawlowski (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

March 11, 2015 |
Waving Tails, Spiny Disks, and Sticky Situations: Explorations in Biological Fluid Dynamics Lisa Fauci (Tulane University) |
Waving Tails, Spiny Disks, and Sticky Situations: Explorations in Biological Fluid Dynamics |

March 12, 2015 |
Asymptotic Approximations for Symmetric Functions and the Central Limit Theorem for Densities Friedrich Götze (Universität Bielefeld) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

March 13, 2015 |
Navigating Inside the Human Body Lev Koyrakh (Medtronic) |
Navigating Inside the Human Body - Lev Koyrakh (Medtronic) |

March 16, 2015 |
The Complexity of Approximating Complex-Valued Ising and Tutte Partition Functions Leslie Goldberg (University of Oxford) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 16, 2015 |
Random Graph Coloring: The Replica Symmetric Phase Amin Coja-Oghlan (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 16, 2015 |
The Exact k-SAT Threshold for Large k Nike Sun (Microsoft Research) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 16, 2015 |
The Melbourne Shuffle: Secure Oblivious Storage in the Cloud Eli Upfal (Brown University) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 16, 2015 |
Invertible Bloom Lookup Tables and Applications Michael Mitzenmacher (Harvard University) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 16, 2015 |
Recent Progress on the Lovasz Local Lemma Aravind Srinivasan (University of Maryland) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 17, 2015 |
Counting Small Subgraphs with a Specified Property in a Large Graph Mark Jerrum (Queen Mary and Westfield College) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 17, 2015 |
Spin Systems: Hardness of Approximate Counting via Phase Transitions Andreas Galanis (University of Oxford) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 17, 2015 |
Approximate Counting via Correlation Decay Pinyan Lu (Microsoft Research) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 17, 2015 |
Cool with a Gaussian: A Cubic Volume Algorithm Ben Cousins (Georgia Institute of Technology) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 17, 2015 |
Electrical Flows and Fast Graph Algorithms Aleksander Madry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 17, 2015 |
Decay of Correlations for the Hardcore Model in Random Regular Graphs Nayantara Bhatnagar (University of Delaware) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 18, 2015 |
Solution Clusters for Locked CSP's: Random XORSAT on a Fixed Degree Sequence Mike Molloy (University of Toronto) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 18, 2015 |
On the Switch Markov Chain for Perfect Matchings Martin Dyer (University of Leeds) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 18, 2015 |
Sampling Quasistationary Distributions: Computational Efficiency and Particle Based Algorithms Roberto Oliveira (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA)) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 19, 2015 |
Towards Optimal Algorithms for Prediction with Expert Advice Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 19, 2015 |
The Surprising Power of Randomness in Belief Propagation. Elchanan Mossel (University of California, Berkeley) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 19, 2015 |
Phase Transitions in Random Dyadic Tilings and Rectangular Dissections Sarah Miracle (Georgia Institute of Technology) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 19, 2015 |
Rectangles are Nonnegative Juntas Raghu Meka (University of California, Los Angeles) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 19, 2015 |
Counting Perfect Matchings via Random Matrices Mark Rudelson (University of Michigan) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 19, 2015 |
Diffusion, Entropy, and the Geometry of Sets in Gaussian Space James Lee (University of Washington) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 20, 2015 |
Some New Results on Random Points in the Unit Square Alan Frieze (Carnegie-Mellon University) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 20, 2015 |
Structure and Pseudo-Randomness in Coding Theory Shachar Lovett (University of California, San Diego) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 20, 2015 |
Testing the Manifold Hypothesis Hariharan Narayanan (University of Washington) |
The Power of Randomness in Computation |

March 24, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: On a Loomis-Whitney Type Inequality for Permutationally Invariant Unconditional Convex Bodies Piotr Nayar (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

March 24, 2015 |
Winding of Planar Stationary Gaussian Processes Naomi Feldheim (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

March 26, 2015 |
Perfect Matchings and Random Determinants Mark Rudelson (University of Michigan) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

March 26, 2015 |
Dinner Ice Breaker Chehrzad Shakiban (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
Welcome and Introduction |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
Kummer's Conjecture: From Gauss to ENIAC and Beyond Edray Goins (Purdue University) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
Permanence in the STEM Workforce: The Route to Tenure in Academia Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Karen Ríos-Soto (University of Puerto Rico) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
Panel: The Negotiation Process Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
Sharing the results of the Table Discussions |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
Mathematically Modeling the Influence of Eating Rates on Weight Gain and Obesity Diana Thomas (Montclair State University) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
Discussion |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
Coloring the Integers with Rainbow Arithmetic Progressions Michael Young (Iowa State University) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
Panel: Careers in Government and National Laboratories Mel Currie (National Security Agency), Pamela Williams (LMI Government Consulting), Victor Zavala (Argonne National Laboratory) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 27, 2015 |
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 Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 28, 2015 |
Opportunities in the Industry
Carlos Tolmasky (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 28, 2015 |
Cooperative Strategies of a Ph.D. Couple Marie Lopez del Puerto (University of St. Thomas), Jose Orozco Rodriguez (Vision-Ease Lens) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 28, 2015 |
Balancing Research Interests with Project Goals at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Bonita Saunders (National Institute of Standards and Technology) |
Careers in Mathematical Sciences: Workshop for Underrepresented Groups |

March 31, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Random Walks on High Dimensional Spheres: Spectral Gaps and Entropy Production Eric Carlen (Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey ) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

March 31, 2015 |
Avoiding Repetitions on the Plane Barbara Pilat (Warsaw University of Technology) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

April 02, 2015 |
Limit Theorems in Free Probability Theory Gennadiy Chystyakov (Universität Bielefeld) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

April 07, 2015 |
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Algebraic Structures on the Family of Convex Sets Liran Rotem (Tel Aviv University) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

April 07, 2015 |
The Frog Model on Trees Tobias Johnson (University of Washington) |
2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series |

April 09, 2015 |
Stein Couplings, Log Concavity and Concentration of Measure Larry Goldstein (University of Southern California) |
Annual Program Seminar Series |

April 10, 2015 |
Building a Greener Future for Energy Consumption Raya Horesh (IBM) |
Building a Greener Future for Energy Consumption - Raya Horesh, IBM Research |

April 13, 2015 |
Information and Statistics Andrew Barron (Yale University) |
Information Theory and Concentration Phenomena |

April 13, 2015 |
Correlation Distillation Elchanan Mossel (University of California, Berkeley) |
Information Theory and Concentration Phenomena |