Applied Math Days is a two-day seminar series where postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from universities in the Northeast meet to give informal talks about their current research projects. There are also plenary speakers who are highly recognized researchers in applied mathematics.

The meeting is open to the public and those interested in pursuing graduate or postgraduate research in applied mathematics are particularly encouraged to attend. Limited travel support is available for those who attend.

This conference is supported, in part, by the NSF through an RTG grant. More information on our RTG program, including opportunities for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, can be found here.


The meeting is open to the public and those interested in pursuing graduate or postgraduate research in applied mathematics are particularly encouraged to attend. Limited travel support is available for those who attend.


Friday, April 10

Time Activity
12:00-1:00 Lunch Buffet for Participants: Ring Case Area, Alumni House (Lower Level)
1:00-1:50 Plenary Lecture: Prof Aaditya Rangan, Courant Institute
1:50-2:10 Michael Jenkinson, Columbia University, "Solitary Waves of the Discrete Nonlinear Schroedinger Equations"
2:10-2:30 Emily Heath, Rensselaer, "Applying Ranking and Selection Procedures to Long-Term Mitigation for Improved Network Restoration"
2:30-2:50 Sean Nixon, University of Vermont, "PT-Symmetry in Optical Lattices"
2:50-3:10 Daryl DeFord, Dartmouth College, "Multiplex Structure on the World Trade Web"
3:10-3:30 Veronica Ciocanel, Brown University, "Dynamics of mRNA Localization in Frog Oocytes"
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-4:20 Pamela Fuller Pyzza, Rensselaer, "Integrate-and-Fire Model of Insect Ofaction"
4:20-4:40 Mohammad Manzari, Courant Institute, "Passive and Active Models of Cochlear Mechanics"
4:40-5:00 Christopher Bresten, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, "The Reduced Collocation Method for Nonlinear Problems"
5:00-5:20 Blake Barker, Brown University, "Numerical proof of stability of roll waves in the small-amplitude limit for inclined thin film"
6:00-7:30 Social for Participants: Century House
7:30-10:00 Dinner for Participants: Century House Menu

Saturday, April 11

Time Activity
8:30-9:00 Breakfast for Participants: Dining Room, Alumni House (First Floor)
9:00-9:20 Bjorn de Rijk, Brown University, "Slow-Fast Factorization of the Evans Function via the Riccati Transformation in the Semi-Strong Regime"
9:20-9:40 Mehmet Ugurbil, Courant Institute, "Gauss Newton Metropolis Algorithm with Back-up Strategy"
9:40-10:00 Zachary Grant , University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, "Strong Stability Preserving Multiderivative MultiStage Time Stepping Methods"
10:00-10:20 Dong Zhou, MIT/Temple University, "High-order mixed finite element methods for a pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the Navier-Stokes equations"
10:20-10:40 Mohammed Abdellatef, Rensselaer, "Lattice Discrete Particle Modeling Of Concrete Long Term Creep and Shrinkage Behavior"
10:40-11:10 Break
11:10-11:30 Amy Givler, Rensselaer, "A stochastic CVaR Approach to Disaster Relief Planning"
11:30-11:50 Jiahua Jiang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, "Hybrid Generalized Polynomial Chaos and Reduced Basis Method for Stochastic PDE"
11:50-12:10 Carlos Amendola Ceron, Courant Institute, "Introduction to Algebraic Statistics"
12:10-12:30 Tyrus Berry, The Pennsylvania State University, "Data-driven forecasting without a model and with a partially known model"
12:30-1:30 Lunch Buffet for Participants: Dining Room, Alumni House (First Floor)
1:30-2:20 Plenary Lecture: Prof William D. Henshaw, Rensselaer
2:20-2:40 John Gemmer, Brown University, "Isometric Immersions and Pattern Formation in Non-Euclidean Elastic Sheets"
2:40-3:00 Ensela Mema, New Jersey Institute of Technology, "Substrate Induced gliding for a Nematic Liquid Crystal layer"
3:00-3:20 Chaozhen Wei, University at Buffalo, "Asymmetric shape transitions of epitaxial quantum dots from pyramid to multi-faceted dome"
3:20-3:40 Erin Kiley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, "Fundamentals of Modeling Microwave Sintering"
3:40-4:10 Break
4:10-4:30 Anand Oza, Courant Institute, "A trajectory equation for walking droplets: hydro-dynamic pilot-wave theory"
4:30-4:50 Zachary Clawson, Cornell University, "Anytime A* for continuous optimal path planning"
4:50-5:10 Pejman Sanaei, New Jersey Institute of Technology, "Effect of Filter Membrane Morphology on Separation Efficiency"
5:30 Dinner for Participants (for those staying over)



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Travel Information

Where to Stay

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
400 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110
phone: (518) 783-6161

A block of rooms have been reserved under the name Applied Math Days/RPI until March 27 and after that time reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.