# Spring 2013 PFUGS

Math 499 (Sec 1): Geometry of Harmonic Tones in Drums
Contact: Sinan Ariturk, ariturk@rice.edu
Course Page: Math 499 (Section 001)
Meeting: Wednesdays 12:00-12:50pm, TBA
The harmonic tones of a drum have a beautiful and complicated geometric structure that we will seek to understand. There is a profound relationship between the shape of the drum and the harmonic tones that the drum produces. One geometric object of particular importance is the nodal set, which is the set of points that remain stationary while the rest of the drum vibrates. The goal of our research project will be to understand what kind of shapes can and cannot occur as nodal sets.

Math 499 (Sec 3): Symbolic Dynamics
Contact: James Tanis, jtanis@rice.edu
Meeting: Fridays 12:00-12:50pm, TBA
We will learn the fundamentals of symbolic dynamics, and there are no prerequisites. Students are encouraged to be creative by coming up with their own exercises and problems and then solve them.
Those who are new to the subject will draw material from a textbook for the first half of the semester and, with the instructor's guidance, will pursue their own interests in the subject during the second half of the semester. Those who took the course in Fall 2012 are encouraged to try to obtain results or partial results on some open problems. We will discuss results from recent professional papers that are relevant or of interest.

## Fall 2012 PFUGS

Math 499 (Sec 1): Geometry of Harmonic Tones in Drums
Contact: Sinan Ariturk, ariturk@rice.edu
Meeting: Mondays 12:00-12:50pm, HBH423
The harmonic tones of a drum have a beautiful and complicated geometric structure that we will seek to understand. There is a profound relationship between the shape of the drum and the harmonic tones that the drum produces. One geometric object of particular importance is the nodal set, which is the set of points that remain stationary while the rest of the drum vibrates. The goal of our research project will be to understand what kind of shapes can and cannot occur as nodal sets.

Math 499 (Sec 3): Symbolic Dynamics
Contact: James Tanis,jtanis@rice.edu
Meeting: Fridays 12:00-12:50pm, HBH423
One can model a physical system using symbolic dynamics by associating symbols to physical states and discretizing time. The symbolic system now evolves by shifting one symbol to another in discrete time intervals, in accordance with the evolution of the physical system in continuous time. Symbolic dynamics has found applications to thermodynamics and celestial mechanics in physics and to coding and linear algebra in mathematics, for example. We will study the fundamentals of this subject.

Math 699 (Sec 001): Current Topics in Topology
Contacts: Shelly Harvey and Tim Cochran
Seminar Page: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working
Class Time and Location: Fridays 3:00-4:30pm, HBH427

Math 699 (Sec 003): Derived categories and moduli
Contact: Brendan Hassett, hassett@rice.edu
Course Page: http://www.math.rice.edu/~hassett/teaching/699fall12/699main.html
This course will introduce the elements of derived categories with a view toward applications in moduli theory. Bridgeland stability conditions for moduli of complexes on the projective plane and K3 surfaces will be the main goal.

Math 699 (Sec 004): Seminar on Minimal Surfaces
Contact: Robert Hardt,hardt@rice.edu, Mike Wolf, mwolf@rice.edu
We are organizing a working seminar on "Minimal Surfaces". We plan for everyone to take turns working through sections of the recent AMS text by Colding and Minicozzi. This book gives a good introduction to many approaches and results from the classical roots, emphasizing the relation to complex analysis, to the authors' own recent powerful results about limits of sequences of minimal surfaces.

Math 699 (Sec 005): Spectral Theory Learning Seminar
Contact: Milivoje Lukic, milivoje.lukic@rice.edu

## Fall 2011 PFUGS

CAAM 499 (Sec 1): EEG Genesis and Analysis
Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu
Meeting: Thursdays 4:00-4:50pm, DCH 1046
We will review and develop mathematical methods for the study of the ElectroEncephaloGram.

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis
Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@caam.rice.edu
Meeting: Wednesdays 1:00-1:50pm DCH 3076

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7): Networks
Contact: Illya Hicks, ivhicks@rice.edu
Meeting: Tuesdays 2:30-3:29pm MEL 254
Networks are everywhere from telecommunications to social networks to gene networks to networks related to the stock market. We'll examine in the literature how networks play a part in these different applications and try to extract the important combinatorial optimization problems related to these applications.

CAAM 499/699 009 Wave Propagation and Imaging in Waveguides
Contact: Thomas Callaghan, tscallaghan@gmail.com
Organizational Meeting: Wednesday 3:00-3:50pm DCH 1046
We will discuss the problem of wave propagation and imaging sources/scatterers in waveguides. We will consider both ideal waveguides (that is waveguides with straight boundaries and wave speed is a smooth function of depth) and random waveguides (with rapidly varying wave speed due to small inhomogeneities and also rough boundaries).

MATH 499 (Sec 1): Singularities of Plane Curves
Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu
Organizational Meeting: Wednesday, August 31 12:00pm HB 423
This seminar will tackle some basic problems in algebraic geometry using computational methods, but without a heavy emphasis on theory. The goal is to introduce students to some of the problems and methods of algebraic geometry without necessarily requiring them to understand some of the more technical details involved. In particular, we will be looking at plane curves and plane curve singularities, and performing calculations to classify various types of plane curves and their singularities. This will give students an introduction to some of the basic techniques of algebraic geometry, should they wish to continue in this area. Also, it will show how computational and algorithmic methods can be applied to mathematical research.

MATH 499 (Sec 3): Symbolic Dynamics
Contact: James Tanis, jtanis@rice.edu
Organizational Meeting: Friday, August 26 12:00pm HBH 423
Symbolic dynamics studies the behavior of symbolic systems as time moves forward or backward. It can be used to model physical phenomena such as magnetism and thermodynamic pressure, and it is also useful in coding. In our research project we will explore dynamical properties such as chaos, entropy, and the existence of periodic and dense orbits in some representative examples of symbolic systems.
The suggested prerequisite is Math 211. This is a two credit course that meets two hours per week. We will decide a schedule at the organizational.

Math 499 (Sec 4): Computing the Jones polynomial
Contact: Prudence Heck, ph6@rice.edu
Meeting: Wednesdays, 12:00-12:50pm HBH 423
The Jones polynomial has had a striking impact on knot theory. Yet its very definition makes it hard to compute, and no good geometric interpretation exists. S. Bigelow, following work of R. Lawrence, gave a new definition of the Jones polynomial, hinting at a topological interpretation. This PFUG seeks a method for computing the Jones polynomial from Lawrence and Bigelow?s definition. The only prerequisite is Math 212, although students should be comfortable working with matrices.

STAT 499 (Sec 2): Computational Biology
Contact: Deborah Goldwasser, dlg2004@rice.edu
Meeting: Fridays 2:15-3:15pm DCH 1046
This VIGRE PFUG is intended for undergraduates, junior and senior graduate students interested in bioinformatics and computational biology. A unifying theme of the seminar is the use of mathematical and statistical techniques as a primary tool for examining and exploring biological questions, given a variety of data sources. Topics will cover a range of areas including, but not limited to cancer modeling, statistical genetics, cellular signaling models, bioinformatic algorithms, models of cell proliferation in leukemia. Mathematical probability, stochastic processes, predictive modeling and simulation will be discussed in detail in this application area. We will alternate between discussions of original research from participants? respective labs and discussions of both current and classical research articles in a journal club format.

STAT 499 (Sec 5): Sports Statistics
Contact: Justin Silver, jsilver@rice.edu
Meeting: Mondays 1:00-1:50pm HRZ 211
Organizational Meeting: September 12
Students participate in researching and presenting statistical methods for analyzing sports.

## Spring 2011 PFUGS

CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Neuronal Nets of the Hippocampus
Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 4): Sparse and Matrix Optimization and its Applications
Contact: Wotao Yin, wotao.yin@rice.edu, x5368
Yin Zhang, zhang@rice.edu, x5744

CAAM 499 (Sec 5): Physics of Strings
Contact: Mark Embree, Embree@rice.edu, x6160
Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis
Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@rice.edu, x4094
Tim Warburton, timwar@rice.edu, x5666

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7): Combinatorial Optimization
Contact: Illya V. Hicks, illya.hicks@rice.edu, x5667
Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 8): Mathematical Methods of Imaging with Waves
Contact: Liliana Borcea, Borcea@rice.edu, x5723
Thomas Callaghan, tscallaghan@rice.edu, x5724

MATH 499 (Sec 1): Singularities of Plane Curves
Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x4829

Math 499 (Sec 2): Geometric Calculus of Variations
Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4829
Course Page: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/VIGRE/
Description: The goal of the Fall VIGRE Geometric Calculus of Variations group is to study the boundary-weighted area functional. Part of the course will involve an introduction to the classical area minimization problem: given a boundary curve, find the surface which minimizes area amongst all surfaces with that given boundary. In the boundary-weighted area problem we require that our surfaces have boundaries consisting of at least a fixed curve, and we penalize by introducing a weight given by the size of the boundary.
This course can be taken for three units. We shall meet once a week for two hours, and a report shall be due at the end of the semester.
Prerequisites: Math 212, Math 211 recommended

Contact: Prudence Heck, Prudence.Heck@rice.edu, x4829
Description: Several important invariants of knots in 3-dimensional Euclidean space may be calculated via projections of knots in the plane with marked crossings. While general 3-manifolds do not project to a plane, we can, in some cases, still obtain certain knot diagrams called shadow knots. In this PFUG we will continue our attempt to recover certain invariants of knots in Euclidean space from their shadow diagrams and, if time permits, generalize these invariants to knots in other 3-manifolds. This PFUG should be accessible to students who did not participate in the Fall semester.

Math 699 (Sec 001): Current Topics in Topology
Contacts: Shelly Harvey and Tim Cochran
Seminar Page: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm

Math 699 (Sec 002): Research Methods in Algebraic Geometry
Contacts: Brendan Hassett and Zhiyuan Li
Seminar Page:http://math.rice.edu/~zl3/ags2010_fall/index.html
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:50am - 12:05am
Description: In Fall 2010, this seminar has two components: Tuesday meetings are devoted to foundational results and key examples of Geometric Invariant Theory, with lectures by Brendan Hassett. The Algebraic Geometry Working seminar meets Thursdays and is coordinated by Zhiyuan Li. It features student lectures on the Hodge theory of compact Kaehler manifolds.

Math 699 (Sec 003): Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar
Contacts: David Damanik
Seminar Page: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~dtd3/Brown-Bag-Seminar.htm
Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 12:05-1:00pm

Math 699 (Sec 004): Multiple_Valued Functions
Contact: Robert Hardt, hardt@rice.edu, x3280
Schedule: http://math.rice.edu/~zz1/math699/
Class Time and Location: Monday and Wednesdays 12:00-12:50pm in HB453
Description: A multiple-valued energy minimizing function is a generalization of an ordinary single-valued harmonic function. They are used for variational problems and to approximate mass minimizing chains of arbitrary dimension. We will derive their elementary analytic and geometric properties, following the book of Almgren and recent papers by De Lellis and Spandora.

STAT 499/699 (Sec 002): Stochastic models in biology
Contact: Debbie Goldwasser, dlg2004@rice.edu, x3264
Marek Kimmel, kimmel@rice.edu, x5255
Class Time: Fridays 1:30-2:30pm

STAT 699 (Sec 003): Statistical Learning: High-Dimensional Data
Contact: Genevera Allen, gallen@rice.edu
Class Time: Mondays 1:00-1:50pm

## Fall 2010 PFUGS

CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Neuronal Nets of the Hippocampus
Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7): Combinatorial Optimization
Contact: Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113
Illya Hicks, Illya.Hicks@rice.edu, x5667

CAAM 699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis
Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@caam.rice.edu, x4094
Seminar Page: http://www.caam.rice.edu/~jjy5/VIGRESciComp.html

MATH 499 (Sec 1): Singularities of Plane Curves
Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x4829
Course Page: http://math.rice.edu/~evanmb/math499fall10/
Class Time and Location: Thursdays, 2:30-3:20pm in HBH453
Description: In this course we will study singularities of plane curves (the solution sets to polynomial equations f(x,y)=0 in two variables) using techniques of computational algebraic geometry.
Prerequisites: Math 212/221 and 355/354

Math 499 (Sec 2): Surfaces Minimizing Boundary
Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4829
Course Page: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/VIGRE/
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm in HB453
Description: The goal of the Fall VIGRE Geometric Calculus of Variations group is to study the "boundary-weighted area functional." Part of the course will involve an introduction to the classical area minimization problem: given a boundary curve, find the surface which minimizes area amongst all surfaces with that given boundary. In the boundary-weighted area problem we require that our surfaces have boundaries consisting of at least a fixed curve, and we penalize by introducing a weight given by the size of the boundary.

Math 499 (Sec 3): Semiclassical limit in Quantum Mechanics and Nonlinear Waves
Contact: Sergey Belov, belov@rice.edu, x4829
Course Page: http://math.rice.edu/~smb4/Math499Fall2010/
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 12:10-12:50pm in HB453
Description: The semiclassical limit is taken in Quantum mechanics to connect with the classical mechanics. Curiously, the zero-dispersion limit in Nonlinear waves leads in many cases to similar expressions as in the semiclassical limit. We will investigate these relations and discuss some examples of nonlinear equations in the semiclassical limit (NLS, KdV).
Prerequisites: Math 211 and some complex variables; familiarity with proofs (Math 221), Complex analysis (Math 382), PDEs (Math 381) and Matlab is helpful but not required

Contact: Prudence Heck, Prudence.Heck@rice.edu, x4829
Class Time and Location: Mondays 12:00-12:50pm in HB427
Course Page: http://math.rice.edu/~ph6/VIGRE/
Description: Shadow links are diagrams of links in certain 3-manifolds. That is, links in spaces that locally look like 3-dimensional Euclidean space, but globally are quite different. We will attempt to recover certain invariants of knots in 3-dimensional Euclidean space via shadow links and, if time permits, generalize these invariants to knots in other 3-manifolds.

Math 499 (Sec 5): Spatial Graphs
Contact: Danielle O'Donnol, odonnol@rice.edu, x4829
Class Time and Location: Fridays 12:00-12:50pm in HB453
Description: The study of spatial graphs combines aspects of combinatorics and knot theory. In this class we will learn about spatial graphs and tackle some open problems concerning spatial graphs.
Prerequisites: One of MATH 221 Honors Calculus, or any 300+ math class (so that you have experience with proof based homework assignments).

Math 699 (Sec 001): Current Topics in Topology
Contacts: Shelly Harvey and Tim Cochran
Seminar Page: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm in HB453

STAT 499 (Sec 004): Visualising large data

STAT 499/699 (Sec 001): Computational Finance
Contact: Kam Hamidieh, kh1@rice.edu

STAT 499/699 (Sec 002): Stochastic models in biology
Contact: Debbie Goldwasser, dlg2004@rice.edu, x3264
Marek Kimmel, kimmel@rice.edu, x5255

## Spring 2010 PFUGS

CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Neuronal Nets of the Hippocampus
Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

CAAM 499 (Sec 5): Physics of Strings
Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 4): Optimization Algorithms and their Applications in Compressive Sensing and Learning
Contact: Wotao Yin, wotao.yin@rice.edu, x5368
Yin Zhang, yzhang@rice.edu, x5744

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7): Combinatorial Optimization
Contact: Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113
Illya Hicks, Illya.Hicks@rice.edu, x5667

CAAM 699 (Sec 2): Model Reduction
Contact: Matthias Heinkenschloss, heinken@rice.edu, x5176
Danny Sorensen, sorensen@rice.edu, x5193

CAAM 699 (Sec 5): Eigenvalue Clinic
Contact: Mark Embree, embree@rice.edu, x6160
Derek Hansen, Derek.J.Hansen@rice.edu, X2290
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~embree/eigclinic/

CAAM 699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis
Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@caam.rice.edu, x4094
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~riviere/seminar.html

MATH 499 (Sec 1): Singularities of Plane Curves and Groebner Bases
Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x2372.
Course Page: http://math.rice.edu/~evanmb/math499spring10/

MATH 499 (Sec 4): Knots and 3 Manifolds
Contact: Prudence Heck, Prudence.Heck@rice.edu, x3283

MATH 499 (Sec 2): A Minimization Model of Time Step Cell Network Evolution
Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896
Course Page: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/VIGRE/

Math 699 (Sec 001): Current Topics in Topology
Contacts: Shelly Harvey and Tim Cochran
Seminar Page: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm in HB453

Math 699 (Sec 3): Brown Bag Seminars - We discuss recent work of ourselves and others in mathematical domains related to spectral theory and dynamical systems.

Math 699 (Sec 4): This seminar will again meet twice a week. The Tuesday meeting (2:30 HB227), led by Leo Rosales, will involve the study of Allard's regularity theorem for varifolds following "Lectures on Geometric Measure Theory " by L.Simon. The Thursday meeting (12:00 HB453), led by Robert Hardt, will involve multiple talks by the participants on rectifiable currents and their regularity as solutions of geometric variational problems.

MATH 699 (Sec 5): This seminar, led by Anthony V'arilly-Alvarado, will serve as a continuation of the algebraic stacks seminar running this semester, with an emphasis on the technicalities of category theory, descent, Grothendieck topologies, etc. This will meet twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:50-Noon.

MATH 699 (Sec 6): This seminar, led by Benjamin Waters, will cover Kleiman's paper, "Toward a numerical theory of ampleness" and transition into Debarre's book, "Higher-Dimensional Algebraic Geometry". Participants in this seminar will give talks to each other and share solutions to exercises in Debarre's book. It will meet twice a week on Monday and Friday from 4:00-5:00pm.

STAT 499: Estimation of Sparse Signals with Applications to Wavelets
Contact: Alena Oetting, oetting@rice.edu

STAT 499: Visualising large data.

STAT 499: Computational Finance
Contact: kh1@rice.edu
Time: Mondays 11:00 AM

STAT 499: Stochastic models in biology
Contact: Debbie Goldwasser, dlg2004@rice.edu, x3264
Marek Kimmel, kimmel@rice.edu, x5255

## Fall 2009 PFUGS

CAAM 499: Neuronal Nets of the Hippocampus (has been rolled into CAAM 498)
Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192
Class Time and Location: Fridays, 3- 4pm in KH 101

CAAM 499 (Sec 5): Physics of Strings
Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~strings
Class Time and Location: Wednesdays, 4-5pm in HZ120

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 4): Optimization Algorithms and their Applications in Compressive Sensing and Learning
Contact: Wotao Yin, wotao.yin@rice.edu, x5368
Yin Zhang, yzhang@rice.edu, x5744
Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 2-3:30pm in MART 101

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 5): Eigenvalue Clinic
Contact: Mark Embree, embree@rice.edu, x6160
Derek Hansen, Derek.J.Hansen@rice.edu, X2290
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~embree/eigclinic/
Class Time and Location: Monday, 4-5pm; Thursday 3-5pm in DH1044

CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7): Combinatorial Optimization
Contact: Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113
Illya Hicks, Illya.Hicks@rice.edu, x5667
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm in TBA

CAAM 699 (Sec 2): Model Reduction
Contact: Matthias Heinkenschloss, heinken@rice.edu, x5176
Danny Sorensen, sorensen@rice.edu, x5193
Class Time and Location: Wednesdays, 4-6:00pm in DH 1075

CAAM 699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis
Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@caam.rice.edu, x4094
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~riviere/seminar.html
Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 2-2:50pm in DH 2014

MATH 499 (Sec 1): Computational Algebraic Geometry
Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x2372
Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~evanmb/math499fall09/
Class Time and Location: Thursdays 12:10pm in HB423

MATH 499 (Sec 2): Geometric Calculus of Variations
Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896
Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/vigre/
Class Time and Location: Thursdays 9:00-10:50am in HB438

MATH 499 (Sec 4): Legendrian Knots and Links
Contact: Prudence Heck, Prudence.Heck@rice.edu, x3283
Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~ph6/VIGRE/
Class Time and Location: 12:00-12:50pm in HB427

Math 699 (Sec 1): Current Topics in Topology
Contact: Tim Cochran, cochran@rice.edu, x5265
Shelly Harvey, shelly@rice.edu, x3659
Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm in HB453

Math 699 (Sec 3): Brown Bag Seminar
Contact: David Damanik, damanik@rice.edu, x3273
Seminar Page: www.ruf.rice.edu/~dtd3/Brown-Bag-Seminar.htm
Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm in HB423

Math 699 (Sec 5): Algebraic Stacks
Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x2372
Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~av15/AlgStacks.html
Class Time and Location: Mondays and/or Fridays 1:00-2:50pm in AL B209

STAT 499 (Sec 1) & 699 (Sec 1): Computational Finance and Quantitative Risk Management
Contacts: Kam Hamidieh, kh1@rice.edu, ext 2695
Dr. Kathy Ensor, ensor@rice.edu, ext 4687
Class Time & Location: Both sections on Tuesdays 4-5 PM, 1042DH

## Summer 2009 PFUGS

STAT: Computational Finance: Ordinal Time Series

Faculty: Kathy Ensor

## Spring 2009 PFUGS

CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Computational Neuroscience

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~cox/hippo.html
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:25-10:40 in BROW 146

CAAM 499 (Sec 5): Physics of Strings
Contact: Mark Embree, embree@rice.edu, x6160
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~strings
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 2:30-3:50pm in HZ 212

CAAM 499 (Sec 7): Applications of Grobner Bases: Cryptography to Integer Programming
Contact: Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113
Meeting Time and Location: Wednesday, 2:00-3:30 in HZ 120

CAAM 699 Section 6: Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis
Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@rice.edu
Tim Warburton, tim.warburton@gmail.com
Seminar page: http://www.caam.rice.edu/~riviere/seminar.html
Meeting time and location: Wednesdays 1:00-1:50 in DH 1044

MATH 499 (Sec 2): Edge Length Minimizing Polyhedra
Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896
Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/vigre/
Class Time and Location: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:10-12:50pm in Mart101
Fridays 4:00-5:00pm in HB453

MATH 499 (Sec 6): Michell Trusses
Contact: Rolf Ryham, ryham@rice.edu, x2385
Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~rjr1/michell.html
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm in AL B209
Fridays 4:00-5:00pm in AL B209

Math 699 (Sec 1): Current Topics in Topology
Contact: Tim Cochran, cochran@rice.edu, x5265
Shelly Harvey, shelly@rice.edu, x3659
Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:05-2:20pm in HB453

Math 699 (Sec 3): Brown Bag Seminar
Contact: David Damanik, damanik@rice.edu, x3273
Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm in HB423

Math 699 (Sec 4): Geometric Measure Theory
Contact Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896
Class Time and Location: Thursdays 10:50am-12:05pm in HB438

Math 699 (Sec 5): Representation Theory
Contact Brendan Hassett, hassett@rice.edu, x5261
Elizabeth Dan-Cohen, edc@rice.edu, x5319
Class Time and Location: Mondays and Fridays 2:00-2:50pm in HB423

Math 699 (Sec 6): Seminar on Dynamical Systems
Contact Jonathan Fickenscher, jonfick@rice.edu, x2786
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 12:05-1:00pm in HB453

STAT 499/699 (Sec 1): Topics in Computational Finance, 1 credit hour
Contact: Kathy Ensor, ensor@rice.edu, x4687
Kam Hamidieh, Kamal.Hamidieh@rice.edu
Jim Thompson, thomp@rice.edu
Class Time and Location: Mondays 11:00am for Graduate Students
Wednesdays at 2:15pm for Undergraduate Students

STAT 499 (Sec 2): Statistical Geonomics
Contact: Rudy Guerra, rguerra@rice.edu

STAT 499/699: Geometry of Large Data Sets
David Scott, scottdw@rice.edu
Class Time and Location: NOTE - This PFUG begins the Fall 2009.

## Fall 2008 PFUGS

CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Computational Neuroscience

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~cox/hippo.html
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm in Brown 146

CAAM 499, 699 (Sec 4): Image Processing, Compressed Sensing and Optimization
Contacts: Wotao Yin, wotao.yin@rice.edu, x5368
Yin Zhang, yzhang@rice.edu, x5744
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~wy1/CAAM499/
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm in DH1075

CAAM 499 (Sec 5): Physics of Strings
Contact: Mark Embree, embree@rice.edu, x6160
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~strings
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm in Brown 146

CAAM 699 (Sec 2): Topics in Model Reduction
Contacts: Matthias Heinkenschloss, heinken@rice.edu, x5176
Danny C. Sorensen, sorensen@rice.edu, x5193
Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~caam699-2/
Organizational Meeting: 1pm, Friday August 29, DH2014

CAAM 699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis
Contacts: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@rice.edu, x4094
Tim Warburton, timwar@rice.edu, x5666
Class Time and Location: Fridays (beginning 9/19/08) 12:00pm-12:50pm in DH 1075

MATH 499 (Sec 1): Computational Algebraic Geometry
Contact: Brendan Hassett, hassett@rice.edu, x4896
Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~hassett/vigre.html
Organizational Meeting: noon, Wednesday September 3, HB453

MATH 499 (Sec 2): Edge Length Minimizing Polyhedra
Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896
Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/vigre/
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:10-12:50pm in HB427

MATH 499 (Sec 3): Michell Trusses
Contact: Rolf Ryham, ryham@rice.edu, x2385
Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~rjr1/michell.html
Organizational Meeting: 4pm, Wednesday August 27 at Brochstein Poster Session

Math 699 (Sec 1): Topology
Contact: Tim Cochran, cochran@rice.edu, x5265
Shelly Harvey, shelly@rice.edu, x3659
Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm in HB453

Math 699 (Sec 3): Spectral Theory Brown Bag
Contact: David Damanik, damanik@rice.edu, x3273
Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm in HB423

Math 699 (Sec 4): Geometric Analysis
Contact Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896
Rolf Ryham, ryham@rice.edu, x2385
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 10:50am-12:05pm in TBA

Math 699 (Sec 5): Algebraic Geometry
Contact Brendan Hassett, hassett@rice.edu, x5261
Class Time and Location: Fridays 3:00-4:00pm in HB423

STAT 499/699 (Sec 1): Topics in Computational Finance, 1 credit hour
Contact: Kathy Ensor, ensor@rice.edu, x4687
Kam Hamidieh, Kamal.Hamidieh@rice.edu
Class Time and Location: Tuesdays (beginning 9/9/08) 4:00-5:00pm in DH1046

STAT 499/699 (Sec 2): Bioinformatics
Readings in: Data Integration and Genomewide Association
Contact: Rudy Guerra, rguerra@rice.edu
Organizational Meeting: 4:00-5:00pm, Wenesday, October 1, 3110 Duncan Hall

STAT 499/699 (Sec 3): Imaging, 3 credit hour
Contact: Marina Vannucci, marina@rice.edu
Organizational Meeting: 4pm, Wednesday August 27 at Brochstein Poster Session

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