Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Saturday, November 10, 2018
University of Illinois at Chicago

Organized by David Dumas, Julius Ross, and Kevin Tucker

About the symposium

The Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at UIC is an annual one-day meeting focusing on undergraduate mathematical research and education. The meeting features invited lectures by mathematical researchers, as well as contributed lectures and posters by undergraduates on their own research projects.

The next UMS will be held at UIC on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

UMS 2018 Poster (PDF)

Download the symposium poster (designed by Jānis Lazovskis)

Plenary lectures


All symposium events will take place on UIC's East Campus, in the Science and Engineering Offices building (SEO) and in Lecture Center F1. Registration, lunch and coffee will be provided in room SEO 300, while the lectures will take place in the lecture center.

Schedule of events

Plenary lectures are 50 minutes and student lectures 20 minutes; breaks of 10 minutes between talks allow for questions and discussion. A catered lunch of sandwiches and salads is provided for all symposium participants.

Friday, November 9
4:00 - 5:00pm Poster previews and math department tea in SEO 300
Saturday, November 10
8:15 - 8:50am Sign-in and coffee in SEO 300
Morning session — Plenary Lectures — Lecture Center F1
9:00am Dhruv Mubayi - From Ramsey theory to arithmetic progressions and hypergraphs
10:00am Richard Kenyon - The shape of a large integer partition
11:00am Nathan Kaplan - Dudeney's No-Three-In-Line Problem
12:00pm Lunch in SEO 300
Afternoon Session 1 — Student lectures — Lecture Center F1
1:00pm Gabriel Flores - A Priori Simulation of a Smart-Navigated UAV Disaster Cargo Fleet
1:30pm Marisa Gaetz - Anti-power j-fixes of the Thue-Morse word
2:00pm Katie Gallagher - Generating functions for power moments of elliptic curves over Fp
2:30pm Coffee break in SEO 300
Afternoon session 2 — Student lectures — Lecture Center F1
3:00pm Seth Colbert-Pollack - Shift operators on directed infinite graphs
3:30pm Alexander Vetter - Deformations of the Weyl Character Formula via Ice Models
4:00pm Maxine Calle - Putting the "k" in Curvature: k-Plane Constant Curvature Conditions
4:30 - 5:30pm Poster Session — SEO 300


Julius Ross (juliusro@uic.edu)