Previous Special Talks and Events

Notable Alumni Lecture Series
December 6, 2019
Scott Clark, PhD '12
SigOpt
From argmax f(x) to an international business: building a startup with applied mathematics

March 15, 2019
Javier Peña, PhD '98
Carnegie Mellon University
First-order algorithms for convex minimization via the convex conjugate

November 17, 2017
Mason Porter, PhD '02
UCLA
Multilayer networks

November 18, 2016
Robert Vanderbei, PhD '81
Princeton University
Numerical optimization applied to space-related problems

December 4, 2015
Alan Hastings, PhD '77
UC Davis
Using mathematics to conserve and sustain: tools for environmental management


Alumni Panels
November 30, 2018
Mark Myers PhD ‘94, The Fulton Companies
Rick Wicklin PhD ‘93, SAS
Patrick Worfolk PhD ‘93, Synaptics

November 10, 2017
Tim Novikoff, PhD ‘12, Google Photos
Virginia Pasour, PhD ‘07, Army Research Office
Danielle Toupo, PhD ‘16, Intel Corporation
Philipp Meerkamp, PhD ‘12, Bloomberg LP
Zhengyi Zhu, PhD ‘15, AT&T Labs


Student-Selected Speakers
October 4, 2019
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Filtering techniques for eigenvalue problems

May 11, 2018
Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
Shuffling cards and adding numbers

September 1, 2017
Nick Trefethen, Oxford University
Random Functions, Random ODEs, and Chebfun

May 6, 2016
Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University
Prediction, Causation and Using Machine Learning

February 27, 2015
Tim Reluga, Penn State University
The Mathematics of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Policy

November 22, 2013
Gilbert Strang, MIT
Tridiagonal Matrices in Four Applications

November 30, 2012
Stuart Geman, Brown University
Strange Invariants in Natural Images and the Financial Markets

May 3, 2012
Erika Camacho, CAM PhD '03, Arizona State University
Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions