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IGERT Symposium

The time of 5th Annual IGERT Symposium has arrived.

The schedule of the proceedings can be found here:
5th Annual Symposium Schedule (pdf)

When: April 24th and 25th, 2014
Where: McKnight Brain Institute Room LG110A/B
Time: Thursday 8:30am- 5:00 pm and Friday 8:30am – 2:30pm

This year we have four invited talks by distinguished professors.

Dr. Wayne Getz
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. University of California Berkeley
“A Computational Population Modeling Platform for Linking the Inner and Outer Worlds of Organisms”

Dr. David Vasseur
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Yale University
“Ecological and evolutionary contributions to spatial synchronization”

Dr. Matthew Potts
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. University of California Berkeley
“Communicating Environmental Risk: Are Ex-Ante Predictions of Benefits and Costs Being Accurately Estimated?”


Dr. Benjamin Bolker
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster University

Furthermore, we will have Cohort 5 talking about their project updates and former students Cameron Browne, Mollie Brooks, Miguel Acevedo, Kenny Lopiano, Jessica Langebrake, Trevor Caughlin and Andrew Hein, sharing their new projects.

Third Annual SIAM Gators Student Conference, March 27-29

Century Tower

The Third UF SIAM Gators Student Conference will take place on ThursdayFriday, and Saturday. The conference is organized by the students of our SIAM Student Chapter with support from NSF, UF Sponsored Research, SIAM, and UF Mathematics. Each day of the conference has a different theme:

Thursday = Math/Bio, Friday = Imaging, Saturday = Optimization.

The program is available here:  SIAM Gators Program.

All the talks are given by students except for the 6 talks highlighted below. There will be 2 students from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 from Mexico, and others from throughout the US.

Keynote talks:

  • Thur 9:00 am: Prof. Juliet Pulliam (UF) “Tailoring Models to Research Questions in Biology: An Example From Pathogen Invasion Dynamics”
  • Thur 2:00 pm: Prof. Suzanne Lenhart (UTenn) “Using optimal control of PDEs to investigate population questions”
  • Fri  9:00 am: Prof. Thomas Mareci (UF) “The Virtual Brain”
  • Fri  2:00 pm: Prof. Wotao Yin (UCLA) “Distributed Optimization over Networks”
  • Sat  9:00 am: Prof. Panos Pardalos (UF) “Data Mining and Optimization Heuristics for Massive Networks”
  • Sat  2:00 pm: Prof. Samuel Burer (UIowa) “Copositive Optimization”