MSCS Seminar Calendar

Tuesday August 28, 2018
pdf * Logic Seminar
Strongly minimal Steiner systems
John Baldwin (UIC)
3:30 PM in 427 SEO
With Gianluca Paolini, we constructed families of strongly minimal Steiner $(\infty,2,k)$ systems for every $k \geq 3$. Here we show that the $2^{\aleph_0}$ Steiner $(2,3)$-systems are coordinatized by strongly minimal Steiner quasigroups and the Steiner $(2,4)$-systems are coordinatized by strongly minimal $SQS$-Skeins. Further the Steiner $(2,4)$-systems admit Steiner quasigroups but it is open whether their theory is strongly minimal. We exhibit strongly minimal uniform Steiner triple systems (with respect to the associated graphs $G(a,b)$ (Cameron and Webb) with varying numbers of finite cycles. This work inaugurates a program of differentiating the many strongly minimal sets, whose geometries of algebraically closed sets are (locally isomorphic) to the original Hrushovski example, but with varying properties in the object language.
Wednesday August 29, 2018
pdf * Mathematical Computing Laboratory
Fall 2018 MCL Open House

3:00 PM in 709 SEO
3pm to 5pm: Public event with information about past and future MCL undergraduate research projects. All are welcome.

pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Xudong Zheng (Johns Hopkins)
4:00 PM in 427 SEO

pdf * Statistics Seminar
Distributions of pattern statistics in sparse Markov models
Donald E.K. Martin (North Carolina State University)
4:00 PM in 636 SEO
Higher-order Markov models provide a good approximation to probabilities associated with many categorical time series, and thus they are applied extensively. However, a major drawback associated with them is that the number of model parameters grows exponentially in the order of the model, and thus only very low-order models are considered in applications. Another drawback is lack of flexibility, in that higher-order Markov models give relatively few choices for the number of model parameters. Sparse Markov models are Markov models where transition probabilities are lumped into classes comprised of invariant probabilities. The contexts for conditioning may be either hierarchical (as in variable length Markov chains) or non-hierarchical. This supplies a model that helps with the two problems given above, and which thus gives a better handling of the trade-off between bias associated with having too few model parameters and variance associated with having too many. In this work, methods for efficient computation of pattern distributions through Markov chains with minimal state spaces are extended to the sparse Markov framework.
Thursday August 30, 2018
pdf * Louise Hay Logic Seminar
Organizational Meeting
Hunter Chase, Noah Schoem
4:00 PM in 427 SEO
Wednesday September 5, 2018
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Charlie Stibitz (Northwestern University)
4:00 PM in 427 SEO

pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBA
Wei Sun (University of Miami)
4:00 PM in 636 SEO
Friday September 7, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Helena J. Nussenzveig Lopes (IM-UFRJ )
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Wednesday September 12, 2018
pdf * Statistics Seminar
Organizational meeting
Organizational meeting
4:00 PM in 636 SEO

pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Dan Erman (University of Wisconsin)
4:00 PM in 427 SEO
Friday September 14, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Anush Tserunyan (UIUC)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Tuesday September 18, 2018
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Mariya Soskova (University of Wisconsin)
3:30 PM in 427 SEO
Wednesday September 19, 2018
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Yuri Tschinkel (Courant / NYU)
4:00 PM in 427 SEO
Friday September 21, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Gregory Seregin (University of Oxford)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Monday September 24, 2018
pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
TBA
TBA (TBA)
4:00 PM in 636 SEO
Tuesday September 25, 2018
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Greg Cousins (Notre Dame)
3:30 PM in 427 SEO
Wednesday September 26, 2018
pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBA
Yue Niu (University of Arizona)
4:00 PM in 636 SEO
Friday September 28, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Holly Krieger (University of Cambridge)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Monday October 1, 2018
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Matei Toma (Nancy)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
TBA
Friday October 5, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Lihong Zhi (ICERM)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Wednesday October 10, 2018
pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBA
Xinyi Li (University of Chicago)
4:00 PM in 636 SEO
TBA
Friday October 12, 2018
pdf * LAS Distinguished lecture
TBA
Alexander Furman (UIC)
3:00 PM in TBA
Wednesday October 17, 2018
pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBA
Rong Li (Syracuse University)
4:00 PM in 636 SEO
Monday October 22, 2018
pdf * Commutative Algebra Seminar
TBA
Daniel Smolkin (Utah)
1:00 PM in 1227 SEO

pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Margaret Nichols (University of Chicago)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Wednesday October 24, 2018
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Yuchen Liu (Yale)
4:00 PM in 427 SEO
Friday October 26, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Alex Wilkie (Manchester)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Monday October 29, 2018
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Daniel Woodhouse (The Technion)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Wednesday October 31, 2018
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Renzo Cavalieri (Colorado State University)
4:00 PM in 427 SEO
Friday November 2, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Jared Weinstein (Boston University)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Wednesday November 7, 2018
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Claudiu Raicu (Notre Dame University)
4:00 PM in 427 SEO
Friday November 9, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Guillaume Bal (University of Chicago)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Monday November 12, 2018
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
TBA
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Wednesday November 14, 2018
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Mircea Mustata (University of Michigan)
4:00 PM in 427 SEO
Friday November 30, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
Update on teaching Calculus and PreCalculus
Martina Bode and Jenny Ross (UIC)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Friday March 1, 2019
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
Part of UIC Distinguished Lecture Series
Peter Sarnack (Princeton)
3:00 PM in 636 SEO
Wednesday March 13, 2019
pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBA
Dr. Xiao Zhang (Michigan Technological University)
4:00 PM in 636 SEO
TBA
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