Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Saturday, November 13, 2021
University of Illinois at Chicago
Organized by David Dumas, Julius Ross, Christof Sparber, 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 plenary lectures by mathematical
researchers and a poster session where students present results from undergraduate mathematical research projects.
Download the symposium poster
- Tanya Berger-Wolf (OSU)
Data Science for Ecology and Conservation
Technology and computation has fundamentally changed the way we study nature. New data collection technology, such as GPS, high-definition cameras, UAVs, genotyping, and crowdsourcing, are generating data about wild populations that are orders of magnitude richer than any previously collected. Unfortunately, in this domain as in many others, our ability to analyze data lags substantially behind our ability to collect it. In this talk I will show how analytical and computational approaches can be part of every stage of the scientific process of understanding animal sociality, from intelligent data collection (crowdsourcing photographs and identifying individual animals from photographs by stripes and spots - Wildbook.org) to hypothesis formulation (by designing a novel computational framework for analysis of dynamic social networks), and provide scientific insight into collective behavior of zebras, baboons, and other social animals.
- John Voight (Dartmouth)
Quaternion algebras sit prominently at the intersection of
many subjects across the mathematical domain. They often reflect
general aspects of these subjects, and sometimes they encapsulate
special features that permit a more detailed study. Wherever you see
matrices of size two by two, quaternions are lurking too! In this
talk, we will give a broad survey of quaternions, including some
The next UMS will be held on November 13, 2021
. This will be an online-only event, and there are no fees either for poster presenters or attendees.
The 2021 symposium will be held entirely online.
All times are listed in CST (Chicago Time)
gather.town opens (optional)
Poster session I
John Voight — Quaternions
Poster session II
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UMS is supported in part by the following grants from the National Science Foundation: NSF RTG 2037569, DMS 1348092 CAREER.