The 7th Annual GGAM Mini-Conference will convene on Saturday, January 21, 2012. According to this year's conference coordinator, James Bremer, and GGAM Chair, Naoki Saito, the conference manifests what GGAM itself is all about. This will be a coming together between faculty, across campus, and our students, in order to facilitate fruitful collaborations. In an informal forum, faculty will describe their research interests, giving students an opportunity to experience the broad directions available to them in applied mathematics. And though the conference may be called "GGAM", our Math students are certainly encouraged to attend as well.

Do note that all first and second year students can receive 1 unit of credit if they officially register for this year's mini-conference. The CRN number to register is #40270.

The next GGAM mini-conference will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012, in room 1147 of the Mathematical Sciences Building. Below is a list of speakers and their topic.

Start TimeSpeakerDepartmentTitle
9:30-9:45Welcome and Introduction
9:45-10:15Dan RomikMath and Applied MathRandom Sorting Networks and Exclusion Processes
10:15-10:45Sam WalcottMath and Applied MathUsing Math (Integro-PDEs and Solution Approximations) to Understand Muscle Contractions
10:45-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-11:30Albert FannjiangMath and Applied MathFourier Phase Retrieval and Imaging
11:30-12:00Tim LewisMath and Applied MathThe Neural Mechanisms of Coordinated Locomotion
12:00-12:30Niels JensenApplied ScienceNonlinear Dynamics of Driven-Damped Pendulum Equations: It's Still a Relevant System
12:30 - 1:30Lunch
1:30-2:00John OwensElectrical and Computer EngineeringGPUs, Programmable Graphics, and Beyond?
2:00-2:30Qing ZhaoElectrical and Computer EngineeringStochastic Learning and Optimization in Dynamic Systems
2:30-3:00Bob GuyMath and Applied MathLow Reynolds Number Swimming in Mixtures
3:00 - 3:15Coffee Break
3:15-3:45John HunterMath and Applied MathSurface Waves
3:45 - 4:15Matthias KoeppeMath and Applied MathDiscrete and Mixed-Integer Optimization

Dinner to follow in room 1147 of the Mathematical Sciences Building. RSVPs from invited guests are due to Perry Gee ( no later than 2:00p on Friday, December 23, 2011.