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 Time | Speaker | Department | Title |
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9:30-9:45 | Welcome and Introduction | ||

9:45-10:15 | Dan Romik | Math and Applied Math | Random Sorting Networks and Exclusion Processes |

10:15-10:45 | Sam Walcott | Math and Applied Math | Using Math (Integro-PDEs and Solution Approximations) to Understand Muscle Contractions |

10:45-11:00 | Coffee Break | ||

11:00-11:30 | Albert Fannjiang | Math and Applied Math | Fourier Phase Retrieval and Imaging |

11:30-12:00 | Tim Lewis | Math and Applied Math | The Neural Mechanisms of Coordinated Locomotion |

12:00-12:30 | Niels Jensen | Applied Science | Nonlinear Dynamics of Driven-Damped Pendulum Equations: It's Still a Relevant System |

12:30 - 1:30 | Lunch | ||

1:30-2:00 | John Owens | Electrical and Computer Engineering | GPUs, Programmable Graphics, and Beyond? |

2:00-2:30 | Qing Zhao | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Stochastic Learning and Optimization in Dynamic Systems |

2:30-3:00 | Bob Guy | Math and Applied Math | Low Reynolds Number Swimming in Mixtures |

3:00 - 3:15 | Coffee Break | ||

3:15-3:45 | John Hunter | Math and Applied Math | Surface Waves |

3:45 - 4:15 | Matthias Koeppe | Math and Applied Math | Discrete and Mixed-Integer Optimization |

4:15 | Adjourn |

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