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February 26, 2021 (Friday), 11:10 am

Subfactor Seminar

From spectral triples to rapid decay

Erik Christensen, University of Copenhagen
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A question on the domain of definition for a spectral triple has caused an interest in the Schur product of operator valued matrices. It then turned out that this is a completely bounded bilinear operator, which is a special case of the Hadamard product in a crossed product of a C*-algebra by a discrete group. This observation lead to an extension of the concept named rapid decay from group algebras to crossed products.

February 26, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

PDE Seminar

Peer-to-Peer Risk Sharing with an Application to Flood Risk Pooling

Stephen Taylor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
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In contrast with classic centralized risk sharing, a novel peer-to-peer risk sharing framework is proposed. The presented framework aims to devise a risk allocation mechanism that is structurally decentralized, Pareto optimal, and mathematically fair. An explicit form for the pool allocation ratio matrix is derived, and convex programming techniques are applied to determine the optimal pooling mechanism in a constrained variance reduction setting. A tiered hierarchical generalization is also constructed to improve computational efficiency. As an illustration, these techniques are applied to a flood risk pooling example. It is shown that peer-to-peer risk sharing techniques provide an economically viable alternative to traditional flood policies.

March 3, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Computational Analysis Seminar

When topology meets data: An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis and its Application to Data Sciences

Yu-Min Chung, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Topological data analysis (TDA) is a rising field at the intersection of Mathematics, Statistics, and Machine Learning. Techniques from this field have proven successful in analyzing a variety of scientific problems and datasets. The main driving force in TDA is the development of persistent homology, which studies the intrinsic shape of data. Persistent homology is a mathematical construction from the field of algebraic topology, and in practice, persistence diagrams (summaries of the persistent homology) yield topological information. However, the space of persistence diagrams is notoriously difficult to work with (for instance, the mean of persistence diagrams may not be unique). Transforming persistence diagrams into vectors or functions while preserving their critical information is one of the major research areas in TDA. In this talk, we will give a brief introduction to persistent homology, and we will demonstrate methods we propose to summarize persistence diagrams. Applications to various datasets from cell biology, medical imaging, physiology, and climatology, will be presented to illustrate the methods. This talk is designed for a general audience in mathematics. No prior knowledge in algebraic topology is required.

March 3, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Topology & Group Theory Seminar

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Ian Runnels, University of Virginia
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March 5, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

Subfactor Seminar

A multiplicative ergodic theorem for von Neumann algebra valued cocycles

Ben Hayes, University of Virginia
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I’ll discuss joint work with Lewis Bowen and Frank Lin. In it, we generalize the classical Multiplicative Ergodic Theorem (MET) of Oseledets to cocycles taking values in a semi-finite von Neumann algebra. In contrast with previous work, the limiting operator we get is typically not the exponential of a compact operator and often has diffuse spectrum.

March 5, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

PDE Seminar

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Stefan Czimek, Brown University
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March 10, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Computational Analysis Seminar

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Penghang Yin, University at Albany
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March 10, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Topology & Group Theory Seminar

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Michael Mihalik, Vanderbilt University
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March 11, 2021 (Thursday), 4:10 pm

Colloquium

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Carina Curto, Pennsylvania State University
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(Contact person: Ioana Suvaina)

March 12, 2021 (Friday), 11:10 am

Subfactor Seminar

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Sam Mellick, ENS de Lyon
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March 12, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

PDE Seminar

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Alexandru Ionescu, Princeton University
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March 17, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Topology & Group Theory Seminar

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Anna Marie Bohmann, Vanderbilt University
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March 17, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Computational Analysis Seminar

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David Womble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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March 19, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

Subfactor Seminar

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Sayan Das, UC Riverside
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March 24, 2021 (Wednesday), 11:00 am

Number Theory Seminar

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Ling Long, Louisiana State University
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March 24, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Topology & Group Theory Seminar

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Emily Stark, Wesleyan University
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March 26, 2021 (Friday), 11:10 am

Subfactor Seminar

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Liviu Păunescu, Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
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March 26, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

PDE Seminar

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Igor Kukavica, University of Southern California
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April 2, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

Subfactor Seminar

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Rachel, Norton, Fitchburg State University
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April 7, 2021 (Wednesday), 11:00 am

Number Theory Seminar

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Wei-Lun Tsai, University of Virginia
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April 14, 2021 (Wednesday), 11:00 am

Number Theory Seminar

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Bernhard Heim, RWTH Aachen University
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April 16, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

PDE Seminar

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Georgios Moschidis, University of California Berkeley
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April 16, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

Subfactor Seminar

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Alex Margolis, Vanderbilt University
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April 21, 2021 (Wednesday), 11:00 am

Number Theory Seminar

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Soon-Yi Kang, Kangwon National University
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April 21, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Topology & Group Theory Seminar

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Michael Landry, Washington University in St. Louis
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April 23, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

Subfactor Seminar

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Cain Edie-Michell, Vanderbilt University
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April 28, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Computational Analysis Seminar

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Mahya Ghandehari, University of Delaware
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May 5, 2021 (Wednesday), 11:00 am

Number Theory Seminar

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Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh, Carleton College
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