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Untangling Random Polygons and Other Things

Untangling Random Polygons and Other Things

Charles F. Van Loan previews his upcoming 2018 John von Neumann Lecture about the polygon averaging problem.

How Paradoxes Shape Mathematics and Give Us Self-verifying Computer Programs

How Paradoxes Shape Mathematics and Give Us Self-verifying Computer Programs

In his talk at AN18, Thomas Hales will explain how some paradoxes play into self-verifying computer programs.

Seeing Through Rock: Mathematics of Inverse Wave Propagation

Seeing Through Rock: Mathematics of Inverse Wave Propagation

In his talk at AN18, Bill Symes will discuss our knowledge of Earth's interior and how it is an inverse problem.

Stand Out in the Industry Job-Hunting Process and Optimize Your Career Potential

Stand Out in the Industry Job-Hunting Process and Optimize Your Career Potential

A hands-on learning opportunity for the industry job-hunting process will take place at the Professional Development Evening at AN18.

The Future of Scientific Computation

The Future of Scientific Computation

Humans have made enormous progress in recent decades regarding certain kinds of predictions.

Algebraic Vision

Algebraic Vision

Algebraic vision is an emerging viewpoint of geometric problems in computer vision that examines polynomial models.

Connections and Reconnections: A Link Between Mathematics, Physics, and DNA

Connections and Reconnections: A Link Between Mathematics, Physics, and DNA

Like many other areas of mathematics, the field of knot theory is rooted in questions related to the physical world.

Automatic Behavioral Analysis for Computational Psychiatry at Home

Automatic Behavioral Analysis for Computational Psychiatry at Home

There is a need to develop mathematical tools to analyze behaviors and make diagnosing technology widely available.

Nonlinear Patterns and Waves: From Spectra to Stability and Dynamics

Nonlinear Patterns and Waves: From Spectra to Stability and Dynamics

Besides being aesthetically pleasing, patterns and waves often serve important beneficial or detrimental functions.

Upcoming Career Fair at AN18

Upcoming Career Fair at AN18

The Career Fair at AN18 will take place on July 9 and showcase employers from both industry and government.

Snow Business: Computational Elastoplasticity in the Movies and Beyond

Snow Business: Computational Elastoplasticity in the Movies and Beyond

In his talk at AN18, Joseph Teran will discuss how visual effects rely on a wide range of numerical methods for PDEs.

The Mathematics of Wrinkles and Folds

The Mathematics of Wrinkles and Folds

During his invited talk at AN18, Robert V. Kohn will discuss patterns in the wrinkling and folding of thin elastic...

Recent Advances in Dimensionality Reduction with Provable Guarantees

Recent Advances in Dimensionality Reduction with Provable Guarantees

Jelani Nelson will discuss dimensionality reduction from the viewpoint of low-distortion embeddings at AN18.

Prize Spotlight: Charles F. Van Loan

Prize Spotlight: Charles F. Van Loan

Charles F. Van Loan, Cornell University, is the 2018 recipient of The John von Neumann Lecture prize.

Studying Biological Aggregation Dynamics through Topological Analysis

Studying Biological Aggregation Dynamics through Topological Analysis

Biological aggregations such as bird flocks, fish schools, and insect swarms exhibit collective motion. At AN18,...

Agent-Based Model Limits Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Agent-Based Model Limits Sexual Assault on College Campuses

At ED18, Hannah Callender Highlander presented a mathematical model that uses bystander intervention to limit sexual assault.

Differential Algebraic Equation Model for a Microbial Electrolysis Cell

Differential Algebraic Equation Model for a Microbial Electrolysis Cell

Mathematical models can enable better understanding of microbial electrolysis cells, which produce hydrogen from...

Image Segmentation and Patient-Specific Fluid Modeling to Predict Cardiac Disease

Image Segmentation and Patient-Specific Fluid Modeling to Predict Cardiac Disease

Mitchel Colebank incorporated geometric uncertainty into a one-dimensional fluid dynamical model of a pulmonary...

Analyzing User Roles in Online Social Networks

Analyzing User Roles in Online Social Networks

User contribution and participation are essential features of online social networks, which require users to perform specific activities and adopt defined roles. At the SIAM Annual...

Imagery Analysis Improves Oyster Reef Restoration Efforts in the Chesapeake Bay

Imagery Analysis Improves Oyster Reef Restoration Efforts in the Chesapeake Bay

Sofya Zaytseva uses imagery analysis on oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to model reef morphology and...

A Mathematical Approach to the Vicodin Abuse Problem

A Mathematical Approach to the Vicodin Abuse Problem

Mathematical models can help determine if Vicodin abuse prevention methods educating doctors and patients on the...

Clustered Cell Migration in the Egg Chamber of the Common Fruit Fly

Clustered Cell Migration in the Egg Chamber of the Common Fruit Fly

Bradford E. Peercy examines clustered cell migration in the egg chamber of Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly.

Circadian Rhythm Model Examines Efficiency of Sleep-Wake Schedules

Circadian Rhythm Model Examines Efficiency of Sleep-Wake Schedules

At AN18, Elizabeth B. Klerman applied the principles of circadian rhythms to human physiology to optimize sleep-wake...

Bitcoin: Generating Revenue Through Delays

Bitcoin: Generating Revenue Through Delays

At a SIAM Annual Meeting talk, Ciamac Moallemi showed how Bitcoin's blockchain technology uses congestion and...

How Biovariability Affects Hearing Loss

How Biovariability Affects Hearing Loss

At the SIAM Annual Meeting, Hong Zhou described how biovariability among individuals can result in a wide range of...

Capacity Management Methodology Improves Efficiency of Amazon Locker Storage

Capacity Management Methodology Improves Efficiency of Amazon Locker Storage

A comprehensive algorithm estimates the expected occupancy requirement for Amazon lockers based on shipping speed...

Unconventional Oil Exploration Via Machine Learning

Unconventional Oil Exploration Via Machine Learning

Machine learning approaches can help choose the right locations for new oil wells and for identifying “sweet...

Inspiring Students to Solve Math of Planet Earth Problems

Inspiring Students to Solve Math of Planet Earth Problems

At the SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education, Kathleen Kavanagh gave a minitutorial on...