News and Announcements

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Liu, a member of the Department of Computer Science, is recognized for her contributions to the design of cross-layer resource allocation algorithms for cellular and cognitive radio networks.
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"Working in the area of analysis, Luli has distinguished himself in the difficult mathematics of fitting smooth functions to large data. His research touches on many topics, notably harmonic analysis, partial differential equations and computational algebraic geometry, and has connections to theoretical computer science as well as applications to neurosurgery."
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He works at the interface of statistics, optimization and machine learning with a focus on addressing inferential and computational aspects. He received his Ph.D from Georgia Tech. After appointments in Princeton University and and UW-Madison, he joined the Department of Statistics, UC Davis in Fall 2018. He has received an Facebook fellowship award and an ICML best paper runner up award.
Prof. Hastings, Distinguished Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, received a collaborative $1M grant from the National Science Foundation for "Integrating statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics to understand emergent synchrony and phase transitions in biological systems" for 2018–2022 and another NSF grant for "Metacommunity dynamics: integrating local dynamics, stochasticity and connectivity". Prof. Hastings' research area is also featured in his recent coauthored review article in Science, "Transient phenomena in ecology".
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Prof. Wang received this award from the International Chinese Statistical Association "for significant contributions to statistical theory and methods in survival analysis, functional data analysis, joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data, nonparametric maximum likelihood, smoothing and dimension reduction; for in-depth interdisciplinary work in aging research, demography, medicine and neuroscience; and for long-term, tireless, unwavering support and outstanding leadership for the ICSA and the statistical community."
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He is a professor in the Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology and in the Dept. of Mathematics. His research concerns the analysis of data in molecular biology and in particular in the field of DNA, 3D chromosome structure and genetics of chromosome aberrations. His methods include random knotting, topological data analysis and numerical methods in statistical physics of polymers.
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Mark your calendars for our mini-conference, which will take place on Thursday, February 15, all afternoon. There will be inspiring talks by GGAM faculty, a poster session, and a reception with Lunar New Year celebration.
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GGAM member Professor Alan Hastings (Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy) will speak about "Dynamics and control of spatial ecological populations" in the MBI online colloquium, Wednesday, February 14th.
Walcott's coauthored paper titled "Myosin Va molecular motors manoeuvre liposome cargo through suspended actin filament intersections in vitro" appeared in the high-impact journal Nature Communications.
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Read about new Krener Assistant Professor Paloma Gutierrez Castillo's work in fluid mechanics; the research highlight "Quantum States of Matter" by GGAM member Prof. Bruno Nachtergaele; an update on recent Applied Math Ph.D. alumni, including 2013 alumna Wenjing Liao, who is now a tenure-track assistant professor at Georgia Tech; and more.
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Among the speakers: New GGAM member, Dr. Shiqian Ma (Department of Mathematics). He works on theory and algorithms of optimization and its various applications in areas like machine learning, statistics, signal processing, image processing, bioinformatics, etc.

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  • GGAM Mini-Conference 2017

    GGAM Mini-Conference 2017

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    GGAM member Prof. Rademacher and his collaborators James Voss and Mikhail Belkin apply their new spectral clustering method to image segmentation

  • Swimming in viscoelastic fluids

    Swimming in viscoelastic fluids

    GGAM member Prof. Bob Guy explains about his research with GGAM member Prof. Becca Thomases at the GGAM miniconference 2016

  • Extreme Functions

    Extreme Functions

    GGAM member Prof. Matthias Köppe and Applied Math Ph.D. student Yuan Zhou investigate the infinite-dimensional Gomory–Johnson relaxation of mixed-integer optimization problems

  • GGAM miniconference 2016

    GGAM miniconference 2016

    Members of the Applied Math graduate student community at the GGAM miniconference 2016 reception

  • The Perfect Wave

    The Perfect Wave

    Read more about Professor Steve Shkoller's favorite waves in his research essay "The Perfect Wave"

  • Theoretical Ecology

    Theoretical Ecology

    GGAM member Prof. Alan Hastings in collaboration with Brett Melbourne uses experiments with beetles and stochastic models to study the effect of global change

  • Relativistic Shockwaves

    Relativistic Shockwaves

    Read about work by GGAM member Prof. Blake Temple and 2011 Applied Math Ph.D. graduate Moritz Reintjes on relativistic shockwaves

  • Compressed Sensing

    Compressed Sensing

    GGAM member Prof. Miles Lopes contributes to Compressed Sensing with his work on Sparsity Estimation

Upcoming Seminars

Tue, Feb 19, 11:00AM - 3106 MSB
Student Geo. : Linh Truong, Columbia University
Involutive Heegaard Floer homology

Tue, Feb 19, 1:30PM - MSB 2112
Geometry : Linh Truong, Columbia
An infinite rank summand of the homology cobordism group

Tue, Feb 19, 4:10PM - MSB 1147
Data & Dec. : Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy, U Washington
Stochastic methods for nonsmooth nonconvex optimization

Wed, Feb 20, 1:10PM - msb 2112
Alg. Geometry : Nick Addington, U of Oregon
Exoflops

Wed, Feb 20, 4:10PM - MSB 2112
Math Physics : Veronica Hubeny, UC Davis Physics
Holographic entropy relations

Thu, Feb 21, 12:30PM - MSB 2112
Student App/Math : Alvin Moon, UC Davis
Split states of the quasi-local algebra

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