Mathematics Department

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Applied Math And Analysis Seminar
Li Wang (University of Minnesota)
Monday, August 20 - 9:30 am
Physics 047

In this talk, I will introduce a variational method for nonlinear equations with a gradient flow structure, which arise widely in applications such as porous median flows, material science, animal...

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Applied Math And Analysis Seminar
Yulong Lu (Duke University)
Monday, August 20 - 11:00 am
Physics 047

The Stein variational gradient descent (SVGD) was proposed by Liu and Wang as a deterministic algorithm for sampling from a given probability density with unknown normalization. The key idea is to...

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Applied Math And Analysis Seminar
Kathy Craig (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Monday, August 20 - 2:00 pm
Physics 047

Nonlocal interactions arise throughout the natural world, from collective dynamics in biological swarms to vortex motion in superconductors. Over the past fifteen years, there has been significant...

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Applied Math And Analysis Seminar
Jeremy Marzuola (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
Monday, August 20 - 3:30 pm
Physics 047

We’ll discuss derivations, dynamics, numerical approximations, recent analytical advances and open questions for a family of 4th order nonlinear PDEs that arise when modeling the fluctuations of a...

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Probability Seminar
Aki Nishimura
Thursday, August 23 - 3:15 pm
235 Physics

In a modern observational study based on healthcare databases, the number of observations is typically in the order of 10^5 ~ 10^6 and that of the predictors in the order of 10^4 ~ 10^5. Despite the...

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Geometry/topology Seminar
Faramarz Vafaee (Duke University, Mathematics)
Monday, September 3 - 3:15 pm
119 Physics

The past thirty years have witnessed the birth of a beautiful array of approaches to the field of low dimensional topology, drawing on diverse tools from algebra, analysis, and combinatorics. One...

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Applied Math And Analysis Seminar
Mengdi Wang (Princeton University)
Wednesday, September 5 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

We survey recent advances on the complexity and methods for solving Markov decision problems (MDP) and Reinforcement Learning (RL) with finitely many states and actions - a basic mathematical model...

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Applied Math And Analysis Seminar
Kui Ren (Columbia University)
Tuesday, September 11 - 3:15 pm
Physics 119

Applied Math And Analysis Seminar
Andrej Zlatos (University of California-San Diego)
Wednesday, September 12 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

Probability Seminar
Houman Owhadi
Thursday, September 13 - 3:15 pm
119 Physics

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