Previous Special Talks and Events

    Student-Selected Speakers

    September 10, 2021
    Lexing Ying, Stanford University
    The Sobolev regularization effect of stochastic gradient descent

    May 7, 2021
    Mauricio Velasco, Universidad de los Andes
    The geometry of sums of squares

    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


    Notable Alumni Lecture Series

    April 30, 2021
    Erika Tatiana Camacho, PhD '03
    Arizona State University & National Science Foundation
    A mathematical analysis of aerobic glycolysis triggered by glucose uptake in cones

    December 6, 2019
    Scott Clark, PhD '12
    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
    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


    Research Slide Blitz and Poster Session
    September 26, 2020

    CAM faculty, postdocs, and students presented 23 slides and 10 posters about their research. Each presenter had 60 seconds to give a one-slide summary of their work in the “slide blitz," which occurred on Zoom. After the “blitz,” we moved to the CAMspace on for the poster session, during which attendees browsed through posters and interacted with presenters and each other at their leisure. 


    • John Chavis, Student, Hypergraph Cuts with General Splitting Functions & Minimizing Localized Ratio Cut
      Objectives in Hypergraphs
    • Mark Gluzman, Student, Queueing Network Controls via Deep Reinforcement Learning
    • Michael Jauch, Postdoc, Monte Carlo Simulation on the Stiefel Manifold via Polar Expansion
    • Misha Padidar, Student, Bayesian Risk-Averse Optimization of Stellarators
    • Toryn Schafer, Postdoc, Non-Linear Forecasting with Echo State Networks
    • Chun Yin (Alex) Siu, Student, The Shape of Data - Topological Statistics:  Identifying Underlying Manifolds, Revealing Mesoscopic Structures in Networks, Quantifying Complicated Geometries, and More
    • Nate Veldt, Postdoc, Hypergraph Cuts with General Splitting Functions & Minimizing Localized Ratio Cut
      Objectives in Hypergraphs
    • Lily Wang, Student, Coalescing Ballistic Annihilation
    • Yujia Zhang, Student, COVID-19 Modeling for Cornell’s Fall Semester
    • Xinran Zhu, Student, GPTune: Multitask Learning for Autotuning Exascale Applications

    Blitz Slides (all poster presenters above also presented slides on poster topic)

    • David Bindel, Field Faculty and Director, Stellarator Optimization
    • Vasilis Charisopoulos, Postdoc, Communication-Efficient Distributed Eigenspace Estimation
    • Chris Earls, Field Faculty, Physics-Informed Machine Learning: Giving Computers Models of the World
    • Jan N. Fuhg, Postdoc, Vision:  Data-Driven Crystal-Plasticity
    • Mallory Gaspard, Student, Managing Uncertainty on the Road
    • Max Jenquin, Empirical Green's Function Models for Parameter-Dependent Inverse Problems
    • Jonas L. Juul, Postdoc, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Cascades—or Simply Larger?
    • Teeratorn Kadeethum, Non-Intrusive Reduced Order Modeling of Contact Problems
    • Ariah Klages-Mundt, Student, Economic Complexity and Cryptoeconomic Design
    • Kath Landgren, Student, Climate Model Complexity Range (Log Scale?)
    • Anna Poulton, Student, Optimal Control: Spatial Fisheries Management
    • Max Ruth, Student, Geometrically Nonlinear Dynamics in Piezoelectric MEMS
    • Alex Townsend, Field Faculty, Adaptive Numerical Computing


    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