# Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars

Series | Organizer |
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PDE and Applied Math Seminar | S. Shkoller (F), J. Biello (W), B. Temple (S) |

Algebra & Discrete Mathematics | G. Kuperberg (F), M. Vazirani (W), D. Martin (S) |

Algebraic Geometry | R. Casals (F), E. Carlsson (W), E. Gorskiy (S) |

Geometry/Topology | A. Thompson (F), J. Hass (W), J. Howie (S) |

Mathematical Biology | R. Chaudhuri (F), M. Vazquez (W), R. Guy (S), S. Dodson (S) |

Mathematical Physics & Probability | C. Tracy (F), M. Fraas (W), B. Morris (S) |

Mathematics of Data & Decisions | N. Saito (F), M. Koeppe (W), S. Schonsheck (S) |

Optimization | (Special topics only) |

QMAP Seminar | A. Waldron (F), M. Mulase (W) |

Colloquium | J. Hass, G. Kuperberg |

GGAM Colloquium | |

Distinguished Lecture Series | J. Hass, G. Kuperberg |

Faculty Research Seminar | M. Kapovich, S. Shkoller |

Student-Run Research Seminar | K. Chickering |

Student-Run Geometry/Topology Seminar | A. Alameda |

Student-Run Analysis & PDE | |

Featured Campus Seminars | |

Special Events |

### Past Talks

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Math Science Building 3106 | Optimization | Timm Oertel, Cardiff University |

Tue, Feb 25 2020, 1:40PM | Knapsack Polyhedra, Dynamic Programming, and Distances of Vertices to Feasible Lattice Points | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Bradley M. Bell, University of Washington |

Mon, Oct 29 2018, 2:10PM | Algorithmic Differentiation in Theory and in Practice | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Robert Hildebrand, Virginia Tech |

Thu, Jun 7 2018, 1:10PM | Strong models for your cuts | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Hemant Bhargava, UC Davis, GSM |

Thu, May 31 2018, 12:00PM | Mixed-format matching auctions in platforms | |

Stanford U Packard 101 | Optimization | Michael Saunders, Jong-Shi Pang, Javad Lavaei, Caroline Uhler, Shiqian Ma, Walid Krichene, Stephen Boyd, various |

Sat, May 19 2018, 9:10AM | 4th Bay Area Optimization Meeting | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Yuan Zhou, UC Davis |

Tue, May 30 2017, 3:10PM | Ph.D. Exit Seminar: Infinite-dimensional relaxations of mixed-integer optimization problems | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Julio Deride, UC Davis |

Tue, May 30 2017, 2:10PM | Ph.D. Exit Seminar: Solving equilibrium problems using variational techniques | |

Gallagher Hall | Optimization | Matthias Koeppe, Yueyue Fan, Jon Wellner, Shu Lu, Laurent El Ghaoui, Meisam Razaviyayn, Phebe Vayanos, Michael Ferris |

Sat, May 13 2017, 8:50AM | BayOpt 2017 | |

Gallagher Hall | Optimization | Terry Rockafellar, Alejandro Jofré, David Morton, Shmuel Oren, Suvrit Sra, Andrzej Ruszczynski |

Fri, May 12 2017, 8:45AM | BayOpt 2017 | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Robert Hildebrand, IBM Research |

Wed, Nov 23 2016, 11:00AM | Fixed dimension results in mixed integer programming: complexity, algorithms, and applications | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Mahdi Ghamkhari, UC Davis, Dept. of Computer Science |

Mon, Nov 14 2016, 11:30AM | A convex relaxation approach to solve the strategic bidding problem | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Marc Uetz, U. Twente, Netherlands |

Wed, Oct 19 2016, 11:00AM | Scheduling with uncertain processing times | |

Math Science Building 3106 | Optimization | David Rolnick, MIT |

Tue, Oct 18 2016, 4:10PM | From machine learning to brains and back again | |

MSB 2240 | Optimization | Martin Koutecky, Charles University, Prague |

Fri, Jun 17 2016, 11:00AM | Integer Programming and Parameterized Complexity | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Various Speakers |

Fri, Sep 25 2015, 3:10PM | 3rd Summer Event on Research in Optimization (SERO) | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Kerry Back, Rice University |

Thu, May 7 2015, 2:00PM | Optimization, Filtering, and Bridges in an Equilibrium Model of Informed Security Trading | |

Gallagher Hall (across from the Mondavi Center) 0 | Optimization | various speakers |

Sat, Nov 8 2014, 9:00AM | Workshop "Optimization Under Uncertainty: Energy, Transportation and Natural Resources" | |

Gallagher Hall (across from the Mondavi Center) 0 | Optimization | various speakers |

Fri, Nov 7 2014, 10:30AM | Workshop "Optimization Under Uncertainty: Energy, Transportation and Natural Resources" | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Prof. Pablo Parrilo, MIT |

Thu, Nov 6 2014, 11:00AM | Semidefinite descriptions of the convex hull of rotation matrices | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Babak Moazzez, UC Davis |

Thu, Oct 23 2014, 11:00AM | Optimality Certificates and Sensitivity Analysis for Mixed Integer Programming Problems | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Robert Hildebrand, ETH Zurich |

Wed, Jun 11 2014, 4:10PM | Complexity of Polynomial Minimization Over Integer Points in Polyhedra | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Thomas Rothvoss |

Mon, Apr 14 2014, 10:00AM | Lecture on extended formulations in combinatorial optimization | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Alois Pichler, University of Trondheim & University of Vienna |

Fri, Feb 14 2014, 11:00AM | The Natural Domain For Law Invariant Risk Functionals | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Iskander Aliev, University of Cardiff UK |

Fri, Sep 20 2013, 2:10PM | Frobenius problem, integer knapsacks and the geometry of numbers. | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Susan Margulies, U.S. Naval Academy |

Wed, Sep 18 2013, 3:15PM | The Cunningham-Geelen Algorithm in Practice: Branch-decompositions and Integer Programs | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Martha Takane Imay, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico |

Wed, Sep 18 2013, 2:10PM | Introduction to the theory of Cones | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Ignacio Rios, Universidad de Chile |

Mon, Sep 16 2013, 3:15PM | Modeling and Estimating Commodity prices: Copper prices. | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Johannes Royset, Naval Postgraduate School |

Mon, Sep 16 2013, 2:10PM | Epi-splines: Pliable Approximation Tools | |

MSB 0 | Optimization | Quentin Louveaux, Universite de Liege, Belgium |

Mon, Sep 9 2013, 2:10PM | A combinatorial branch-and-bound algorithm for box search | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Amitabh Basu, UC Davis, Mathematics |

Mon, Apr 8 2013, 11:30AM | Projection: A Unified Approach to Semi-Infinite Linear Programs and Duality in Convex Optimization | |

Mondavi 0 | Optimization | Various Speakers |

Mon, Jul 16 2012, 9:45AM | Mixed Integer Programming Workshop 2012, July 16-19 -- http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/mip2012 | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Dimitris Bertsimas, MIT |

Tue, Apr 3 2012, 1:30PM | A computationally tractable theory of performance analysis in stochastic systems | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Amitabh Basu, UC Davis |

Mon, Dec 19 2011, 2:10PM | Corner Polyhedra and Maximal Lattice-free Convex Bodies: A Fresh Geometric Approach to Cutting Plane Theory | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Professor Jong-Shi Pang, University of Ilinois |

Mon, Dec 5 2011, 4:10PM | Nonconvex Nash Games with Side Constraints | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Gerald Beer, California State University at Los Angeles |

Fri, Jun 3 2011, 12:00PM | **RESCHEDULED**: Notes on the Ekeland variational principle | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Christof Söger, Universität Osnabrück |

Wed, Mar 23 2011, 10:00AM | Partial Triangulations for Rational Cones | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Christof Söger, Universität Osnabrück |

Thu, Mar 17 2011, 10:00AM | Normaliz: Algorithms for Rational Cones and Applications to Lattice Polytopes | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Amirali Ahmadi, MIT |

Wed, Mar 16 2011, 3:10PM | SOS-Convexity: an algebraic relaxation for convexity of polynomials | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Amirali Ahmadi, MIT |

Tue, Mar 15 2011, 4:10PM | Deciding polynomial convexity is NP-hard | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Prof. Gerard Cornuejols, Carnegie Mellon University |

Thu, Dec 2 2010, 12:10PM | Cutting planes: A convex analysis perspective | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Various Speakers, UC Davis |

Thu, Sep 2 2010, 4:00PM | End-of-summer Mathematical Optimization seminar | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Carmeliza Navasca, Clarkson University |

Tue, Jun 8 2010, 10:00AM | Tensor Computations | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Edward D. Kim, UC Davis |

Tue, Jun 1 2010, 10:00AM | Diameters of convex polytopes and the Hirsch Conjecture | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Amitabh Basu, CMU |

Mon, May 3 2010, 10:00AM | Maximal Lattice-free convex sets and Cutting Planes | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University |

Thu, Apr 29 2010, 4:30PM | Lattice-based approaches to integer optimization - a tutorial, part II | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Amitabh Basu, CMU |

Fri, Mar 5 2010, 10:00AM | Maximal Lattice-free Convex Sets and Cutting Planes | |

MSB 1147 | Optimization | Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University, Computer Science |

Mon, Mar 1 2010, 3:10PM | Intrinsic Robustness of the Price of Anarchy | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | David Woodruff, UC Davis Graduate School of Management |

Tue, Feb 9 2010, 10:00AM | Pyomo, an open-source optimization modeling system in Python | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Q. Wang and B. Fineman, UC Davis |

Fri, Jun 2 2006, 12:10PM | A canonical form of polyhedra and applications to integer programming | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Prof. Daniel Brown, U. of Waterloo |

Fri, May 26 2006, 12:10PM | Algebraic structure of computational problems in haplotype inference | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Edward Kim, UC Davis |

Fri, May 19 2006, 12:10PM | On the Job Rotation Problem | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Prof. G Pflug, University of Vienna, |

Fri, May 5 2006, 12:10PM | Ambiguity in stochastic programming and minimax problems | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Ruriko Yoshida, Duke University |

Fri, Apr 28 2006, 12:10PM | Fundamental holes and saturation points of a commutative semigroup and their applications to contingency tables. | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Dr. Matthias Koeppe, Univ. Magdeburg/ UC Davis |

Fri, Apr 21 2006, 12:10PM | Fully polynomial time approximation schemes for mixed-integer polynomial optimization | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Prof. Jeff Linderoth, Lehigh University |

Fri, Apr 14 2006, 12:10PM | Multistage Stochastic Linear Programming on a Computational Grid | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Dr. Cipriano Santos, Hewlett-Packard Research |

Fri, Apr 7 2006, 12:10PM | "Computing Resource Allocation at Large Scale Computing Distributed Environments" | |

MSB 3106 | Optimization | Daniel Kuhn, Stanford University |

Wed, Apr 5 2006, 4:10PM | Aggregation and Discretization in Multistage Stochastic Programming | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Steve Boyd, Stanford University |

Fri, Mar 10 2006, 2:10PM | Convex Optimization and Applications | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Joerg Rambau, Universitat Bayreuth |

Fri, Mar 3 2006, 2:10PM | An introduction to Online Optimization problems. | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Gus Wiseman, UC Davis |

Fri, Feb 24 2006, 2:10PM | Oriented matroids and linear programming | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Roman Vershynin, UC Davis |

Fri, Feb 17 2006, 2:10PM | Why is the simplex method usually so fast? | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Deanna Needell, UC Davis |

Fri, Feb 10 2006, 2:10PM | Error Correction via Linear Programming | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Susan Margulies, UC Davis |

Fri, Feb 3 2006, 2:10PM | Algorithms for minimizing convex functions | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Edwin O'shea, Univ. of Washington |

Fri, Jan 27 2006, 2:10PM | Total dual integrality and perfect graphs | |

MSB 2112 | Optimization | Prof. Andy Philpott, University of Auckland |

Fri, Jan 20 2006, 2:10PM | Solving Multi-Stage Stochastic Capacity-Planning Problems | |

Physics/Geol 140 | Optimization | Student Presentations, UC Davis |

Thu, Dec 8 2005, 12:10PM | Lecture 2 on Convex Optimization | |

Physics/Geol 140 | Optimization | Student Presentations, UC Davis |

Thu, Dec 1 2005, 12:10PM | Lecture 1 on Convex Optimization | |

Physics/Geol 140 | Optimization | Gabor Pataki, University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill |

Thu, Nov 17 2005, 12:10PM | Column basis reduction, and decomposable knapsack problems | |

Geology/Phys 140 | Optimization | Dr. Sanjeeb Dash, IBM Watson Research center. |

Thu, Nov 10 2005, 12:10PM | Cutting planes for integer programming | |

Physics/Geol 140 | Optimization | Jiawang Nie, UC Berkeley |

Thu, Nov 3 2005, 12:10PM | Global Polynomial Optimization | |

Physics/Geol 140 | Optimization | David Woodruff, UC Davis School of Management |

Thu, Oct 27 2005, 12:10PM | Mathematical descriptions of, and an algorithm for, making big decisions in the face of uncertainty in a dynamic world. | |

Physics/Geol 140 | Optimization | Prof. Roland Freund, UC Davis |

Thu, Oct 20 2005, 12:10PM | Semidefinite Programming and the Design of Passive Linear Dynamical Systems | |

Physics Geol 140 | Optimization | Prof. Arthur Krener, UC Davis |

Thu, Oct 13 2005, 12:10PM | A Brief Survey of Modern Nonlinear Control Theory. | |

Wellman 105 | Optimization | Prof. Roger Wets, UC Davis |

Thu, Oct 6 2005, 4:40PM | Dealing with Uncertainty in Decision Making Models. | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Prof. Lisa Fleischer, Carnegie Mellon University |

Tue, Jun 1 2004, 9:00AM | Fast Approximation Schemes for Packing and Covering Linear Programs | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Jerry Marsden, California Institute of Technology |

Thu, May 15 2003, 4:10PM | TBA | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Joel Smoller, University of Michigan |

Fri, May 9 2003, 2:10PM | Decay Rates and Probability Estimates for Massive Dirac Particles in a Charged, Rotating Black Hole Geometry | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley |

Thu, May 8 2003, 4:10PM | TBA | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Miao-jung Yvonne Ou, University of Minnesota |

Tue, Feb 25 2003, 4:10PM | Direct/Inverse Guided Acoustic Obstacle Scattering Problems | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Chun Liu, Penn St. |

Fri, Feb 21 2003, 4:10PM | On Viscoelastic Fluids | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Jim Colliander, University of Toronto |

Thu, Jan 30 2003, 4:10PM | Variations on a theme by Morawetz | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | C. David Levermore, University of Maryland, College Park |

Thu, Jan 23 2003, 4:10PM | Fluid Dynamical Limits for the Boltzmann Equation | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Phil Colella, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory |

Thu, Dec 5 2002, 4:10PM | Volume-of-fluid numerical methods for PDE's with irregular boundaries | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Thanksgiving Holiday |

Thu, Nov 28 2002, 4:10PM | PDE Seminar Does Not Meet This Week | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Blake Temple, UC Davis |

Thu, Nov 21 2002, 4:10PM | Lectures on General Relativity III | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Blake Temple, UC Davis |

Thu, Nov 14 2002, 4:10PM | Lectures on General Relativity II | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Blake Temple, UC Davis |

Thu, Nov 7 2002, 4:10PM | Lectures on General Relativity I | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Daniel Coutand, UC Davis |

Thu, Oct 31 2002, 4:10PM | Turbulent Channel Flow Using the Anisotropic Lagrangian averaged Navier-Stokes equations in weighted Sobolev spaces | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Steve Shkoller, UC Davis |

Thu, Oct 24 2002, 4:10PM | Navier-Stokes equations with a free surface and surface tension | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | John Hunter, UC Davis |

Thu, Oct 10 2002, 4:10PM | Mixed type PDEs | |

Kerr 593 | Optimization | Albert Fannjiang, UC Davis |

Thu, Oct 3 2002, 4:30PM | Richardson's Laws for Relative Dispersion in Colored-Noise Flows with Kolmogorov-type Spectra | |

Kerr 593 | Optimization | Prof. Martin Zerner, Stanford University |

Thu, Jun 6 2002, 3:10PM | Some recent results on random walks in random environment | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Dr. Jesse Otero, Univerisity of Michigan |

Thu, May 30 2002, 4:10PM | Bounds for the heat transport in convection with fixed heat flux through the layer | |

Kerr 0 | Optimization | Dr. Francesco Mezzadri, American Institute of Mathematics |

Thu, May 23 2002, 4:10PM | Quantum cat maps: their symmetries and spectral distributions | |

Kerr 593 | Optimization | Prof. Leonid Ryzhik, University of Chicago |

Fri, May 17 2002, 2:10PM | Refocusing for Classical Waves in Complicated Media | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Dr. Alexei Novikov, CALTECH |

Fri, Apr 26 2002, 4:10PM | Modulational Stability of Cellular Flows | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Prof. Knut Solna, UC Irvine |

Fri, Apr 19 2002, 2:10PM | Wave Pulses in a Heterogeneous Environment | |

Kerr 593 | Optimization | Prof. Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley |

Thu, Apr 11 2002, 4:10PM | Enskog Equation and Particle Systems | |

Kerr 593 | Optimization | Makram Hamouda, Universite Paris-Sud |

Fri, Jan 25 2002, 3:10PM | Linear and nonlinear singular perturbations: Application to minimal surfaces. | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Dr. Oliver Dorn, University of British Columbia |

Thu, Nov 29 2001, 3:10PM | A new shape reconstruction method for medical and geophysical imaging using level sets | |

Kerr 593 0 | Optimization | Dr. Hailiang Liu, UCLA |

Wed, Nov 28 2001, 4:10PM | Critical Thresholds vs. Finite Time Breakdown in Euler Dynamics | |

Kerr 593 0 | Optimization | Prof. Steve Shkoller, UC Davis |

Wed, Nov 14 2001, 4:10PM | Sharp Interface Limits and Global Existence for the Phase Field Navier-Stokes Equations | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Prof. George Papanicolaou, Stanford University |

Thu, Nov 1 2001, 3:10PM | Imaging, time-reversal and communications in random media. | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Prof. Bruno Olshausen, Center for Neuroscience, UC Davis |

Thu, Oct 25 2001, 3:10PM | Image statistics and visual coding | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Dr. Alexei Novikov, Caltech |

Thu, Oct 18 2001, 3:10PM | Error Estimates for Discrete Network Approximation | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Prof. Cai, Purdue University |

Thu, Oct 11 2001, 3:10PM | Rate of Corrections and Application in Scientific Computing | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | George Papanicolaou, Stanford |

Thu, May 10 2001, 4:10PM | TBA | |

Hart 1130 | Optimization | Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford University |

Thu, Apr 5 2001, 4:10PM | Remarks on Poincare-Einstein metrics | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Tom Hou, Caltech |

Fri, Feb 23 2001, 12:00AM | Singularity Formation in 3-D Vortex Sheets | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Dr. Joel Smoller, University of Michigan |

Wed, Feb 14 2001, 12:10PM | Black-Hole and Particle-Like Solutions of the Einstein-Dirac-Yang/Mills Equations. | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | John Hunter, UCD |

Fri, Feb 9 2001, 4:10PM | TBA | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | John Hunter, UC Davis |

Fri, Feb 9 2001, 4:10PM | The Prandtl boundary layer equations | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Jim Colliander, UC Berkeley |

Tue, Jan 30 2001, 4:10PM | The generalized KdV equation on the half-line | |

Kerr 693 | Optimization | Daniel Coutand, UCD |

Fri, Jan 26 2001, 4:10PM | Analysis of multiplicity for a class of problems in calculus of variations | |

Wellman 202 | Optimization | Tom Hou, Caltech |

Fri, Dec 8 2000, 4:10PM | Singularity Formation in 3-D Vortex Sheets | |

Wellman 202 | Optimization | Craig Evans, Berkeley |

Fri, Dec 1 2000, 4:10PM | Eikonal and transport PDE | |

Wellman 202 | Optimization | Blake Temple, Davis |

Wed, Nov 15 2000, 4:10PM | A fractional step Glimm scheme for contructing weak (shock wave) solutions to Einstein equations. | |

Wellman 202 | Optimization | Igor Kukavica, USC |

Fri, Nov 3 2000, 4:10PM | Ladder type estimates for the Navier-Stokes equations | |

Wellman 202 | Optimization | Jim Colliander, Berkeley |

Wed, Oct 25 2000, 4:10PM | Almost conservation laws and global wellposedness: KdV on the line | |

Wellman 202 | Optimization | Jonathon Mattingly, Stanford |

Fri, Oct 20 2000, 4:10PM | Gibbs Measures and Ergodicity in the 2D Stochastically Forced Navier Stokes Equation. | |

Wellman 202 | Optimization | Marcel Oliver, Tubingen |

Fri, Oct 13 2000, 4:10PM | Accelerating fronts in autocatalysis | |

Wellman 202 | Optimization | Allan Edelson, Mathematics, UC Davis |

Fri, Oct 6 2000, 4:10PM | Structure of the solutions to some nonlinear diffusion equations. | |

Wellman 202 | Optimization | Don A. Jones, Arizona St. |

Fri, Sep 29 2000, 4:10PM | Can Finite-Dimensional Maps Approximate the Dynamics of Infinite-Dimensional Systems? |