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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Opportunities for student collaborations with UTSW Neuroscience Julian Meeks, Brad Pfeiffer, and Wei Xu Department of Neuroscience University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Abstract: Starting this year, an NSF RTG (Research Training Grant) will fund the development of three vertically-integrated research training groups, each of which partners SMU mathematicians with scientists in other disciplines. The group Computation-enabled investigations into circuits and cognition will partner SMU mathematicians with experimental neuroscientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center. There will be opportunities for both grad students and undergrads to collaborate with our partner labs. Today, the principal investigators will introduce their labs. The Meeks Lab studies the neurobiology of olfaction (the sense of smell). We study the encoding, decoding, and physiological impacts of pheromones using [...]
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Dates: November 1 - November 3, 2019 Location: Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section and the Department of Mathematics at Southern Methodist University (SMU) will be hosting the 2 nd Annual Meeting of SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section November 1 - November 3, 2019. The conference site is Southern Methodist University. Learn more: http://faculty.smu.edu/sxu/SIAMTXLA19/index.html
Mathematics Professor and Chair Alejandro Aceves Meets With Vice President of Research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Germany
Dedman College News Originally Posted: July 9, 2019 While visiting the Max Planck Institute for the Science in Erlangen, Germany, Alejandro Aceves stopped by the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg to meet with Dr. Günter Leugering. Aceves and Leugering discussed common research initiatives between FAU and SMU including Data Science and Machine Learning. Pictured: Department of Mathematics Professor and Chair, Alejandro Aceves with Dr. Günter Leugering, Department of Mathematics Professor and Vice President for research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU).
Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 22, 2019 SMU Department of Mathematics builds expert teams that foster interdisciplinary research and strengthen mathematical career interest. The SMU Department of Mathematics was awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build the Southern Methodist University Research Training Group (SMU-RTG)—a collection of interdisciplinary teams made up of mathematicians, engineers, chemists, and neuroscientists that collaborate with junior scholars and provide training in modeling and computation. The Department of Mathematics will utilize its core strengths in modeling and scientific computing and its ongoing success in placing graduates in a range of careers as they build SMU-RTG over the next five years. “The SMU-RTG program supports efforts to improve research training by involving undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, [...]
Event Date: May 1 Location: Fondren Library East Room 110 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Spring 2019 CSC workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization and application specific usage. The topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided with the cluster. Registration: https://smu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fm6rdPms69kvgV Link for more information: http://faculty.smu.edu/csc/documentation/workshops.html
Event Date: April 24 Location: Fondren Library East Room 110 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Spring 2019 CSC workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization and application specific usage. The topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided with the cluster. Registration: https://smu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fm6rdPms69kvgV Link for more information: http://faculty.smu.edu/csc/documentation/workshops.html
SMU Interdisciplinary Institute Cluster on Machine Learning and Control Theory Event Date: April 19 Time: 3:30pm Organizers: Minh-Binh Tran, Alejandro Aceves, Chul Moon Brief Description: Multilayer neural networks have been shown to be the most powerful models in machine learning. However, the fundamental reasons for this success remains not well understood and for that it will require mathematical tools and expertise. One of the most important mathematical tools that can be used to study neural networks is Control/Mean Field theory that deals with the behavior of dynamical systems with inputs, and how their behavior is modified by feedback. By this cluster, we would like to create a forum for faculties and researchers at regional universities and companies working on this important topic. READ MORE