Lectures:  WF 4:305:50pm, MSB 3106
CRN 70001 
Instructor:  Anne Schilling, MSB 3222, phone: 5542326,
anne@math.ucdavis.edu
Office hours: after class or by appointment 
Text:  The course will not strictly follow a particular text. Some useful references include:

Computing:  During class, I will illustrate some results using the open source computer algebra system Sage. When you follow the link, you can try it out yourself using Sage Online Notebook, or you can make an account on the LaCIM server. You can also run Sage on fuzzy.math.ucdavis.edu by typing the command `sage` to launch a Sage session in the terminal. 
Grading:  Most of all, this class is intended to expose graduate students to this active research area! We will discuss many open research problems. Every registered student is required to present a paper in class (see list below for examples) and write a brief module on this paper on the MathWiki or as a latex file. It would be great if you can team up in groups of two. Also, each group should peerreview at least one other module on the MathWiki or latex file. Suitable topics will be discussed in class. 
Web:  http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~anne/WQ2014/mat280.html 