Mathematical Gazette

The Mathematical Gazette is published weekly, currently by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mathematical Sciences Department. It provides a list of mathematical seminars and colloquia in the Massachusetts area. Please send all announcements to ma-gazette@wpi.edu by noon on Thursday of the week preceding the talk.

OCTOBER 20 - 24, 2014

MONDAY, October 20, 2014

12:15
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY GEOMETRY-ALGEBRA-SINGULARITIES-COMBINATORICS SEMINAR
Claus Ringel (University of Bielefeld), “The Auslander Varieties for a Wild Algebra,” http://www.math.neu.edu/content/geometry-algebra-singularities-combinatorics

4:15
BOSTON UNIVERSITY NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR
Harris Daniels (Amherst College), “On the number of isomorphism classes of CM elliptic curves defined over a number field,” MCS B21, 111 Cummington Mall. Tea and Cookies in MCS 144 at 4:00pm.
http://math.bu.edu/research/algebra/seminar.html

TUESDAY, October 21, 2014

3:00
WPI HAROLD J. GAY LECTURE
Pierre Louis Lions (College de France, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), “On Mean Field Games,” Salisbury Labs 104.
http://www.wpi.edu/academics/math/news/hgay-series.html

4:00
FIVE COLLEGE NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR
Winfried Kohnen (Univ Heidelberg), “Two applications of Eisenstein series,” Amherst College, SM 207. Tea at 3:30 pm in SM 208.

WEDNESDAY, October 22, 2014

THURSDAY, October 23, 2014

FRIDAY, October 24, 2014

9:00
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY JOINT GASC-REPRESENTATION THEORY SEMINAR
Larry Smith (Gottingen), “Poincare Duality Algebras, Milnor's Diagonal Element and Macaulay Duality,” Northeastern University, 511 Lake Hall.
http://www.math.neu.edu/content/geometry-algebra-singularities-combinatorics

4:00
TUFTS UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
Boris Hasselblatt (Tufts University), “Statistical properties of deterministic systems by elementary means,” Bromfield-Pearson Building, Room 101.
http://math.tufts.edu/seminars/

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND MEETINGS
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NSF-SaTC workshop at ICERM
MATHEMATICS OF DATA ANALYSIS IN CYBERSECURITY 
October 22-24, 2014

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Edo Airoldi, Harvard University 
Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin
Henry Cohn, Microsoft
John Harer, Duke University
John Johnson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mauro Maggioni, Duke University
Jill Pipher, ICERM

DESCRIPTION:

The goal of this workshop is to bring mathematicians and cybersecurity practitioners together to outline the key challenges in the mathematics of cybersecurity data analysis. The expected outcome of the workshop will be a roadmap for investment in specific mathematical topics that will director impact the advancement of the science of cybersecurity.

Mathematicians have long been involved in information security through cryptography, and thus algebra and number theory. But modern cyber security is a much larger field, and the perspectives and methodologies of other parts of the mathematical sciences have been only rarely been brought to bear. Given the complexity and dynamics of cyberspace it is essential to have a formal scientific basis for the field of cybersecurity. Indeed, a variety of sources have called for the creation of a "science of cybersecurity", and mathematical methods should play a critical role in such a science.

Mathematical scientists and cybersecurity practitioners will be brought together who have expertise in several main areas, including especially high dimensional data analysis and cryptography. Together, they will establish a road map for bringing more mathematicians into the field of cybersecurity. Sharing visions of near and far term goals of the field will be the highlight of the conference.

CONFIRMED SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT LIST:
Edo Airoldi, Harvard University
Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin
You Chen, Vanderbilt University
Peter Chin, Boston University
Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research
Mark Crovella, Boston University
Sharon Goldberg, Boston University
Aric Hagberg, Los Alamos National Laboratory
John Harer, Duke University
Nadia Heninger, University of Pennsylvania
Emilie Hogan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
John Johnson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Cliff Joslyn, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Sanjeevi Krishnan, University of Pennsylvania
Mauro Maggioni, Duke University
Linda Ness, Applied Communication Sciences
Tristan Nguyen, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research
David Nicol, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jose Perea, Duke University
Jill Pipher, ICERM
Brian Witten, Symantec

Participation:
Most ICERM workshops are aimed at scientists who have, or are pursuing, a doctoral degree and are actively involved in the topic of the workshop. To request an invitation to an ICERM workshop, please complete an online application. Support for local expenses may be provided. Decisions about online applications are typically made on a rolling basis as space and funding permits. ICERM encourages women and members of underrepresented minorities to apply. More information and an application is available on the program website.

 
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