IMSE lunchtime seminar: November 19, noon, in Altgeld 345

Liming Feng, IESE:

From Shannon’s Sampling to Optimal Stopping in Finance

The Whittaker-Shannon-Kotel′nikov sampling theorem and the Paley-Wiener theorem state that an entire function of exponential type (band-limited function) can be reconstructed exactly from its values at discrete sampling points through the cardinal series. For functions that are analytic in a horizontal strip, the [...]

IMSE lunchtime seminar: October 15, noon, in CSL 141

Central limit theorems for supercritical branching Markov processes

Renming Song

Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois


In this talk, I will give a survey of the recent results on spatial central limit theorems for a large class of supercritical branching Markov processes.

IMSE lunchtime seminars starting again in the Fall!

We’ll be starting up the IMSE lunchtime seminar series in Fall 2014.  We’ve decided to change the format to a more traditional one, with one speaker for the hour. The talks will be located in CSL 141, and lunch will be provided.

The talks scheduled this fall will be:

September 10:  Georgios Fellouris, Statistics

October [...]

IMSE lunchtime seminar: December 4, at noon

We meet in Grainger Library, room 335. The last IMSE seminar of the year will have

Naira Hovakimyan, MechSE, talking on Planning with monsieur Bezier We will introduce a heuristic planar trajectory-generation framework for multiple vehicles. Desired feasible trajectories are generated using Pythagorean Hodograph Bezier curves that satisfy the dynamic constraints of the vehicles, and guarantee spatial separation [...]

IMSE lunchtime seminar: October 16, at noon

The second meeting of the seminar is, as usual, in Grainger Library, room 335.

Steven Levinson, ECE, talks on A Geometric Interpretation and Proof of Baum’s Algorithm for Estimation of the Parameters of a Probabilistic Function of a Markov Process,A probabilistic function of a finite state Markov process is a stochastic process, , that generates [...]

SATANA (an IMSE affiliated seminar): Roger Brockett, October 7 , AH 345

Roger Brockett, Harvard Optimal Cyclic Processes and subRiemannian Geodesics

The basic mechanisms involved in wide variety of engineering and biological processes depend on properties of non integrable distributions define by collections of vector fields. It often happens that the most efficient trajectories define closed subriemannian geodesics. In this talk we will establish some of the [...]

IMSE lunchtime seminar: April 3rd, at noon

Next meeting of the seminar is, as usual, in Grainger Library, room 335.

There will be two interlinked talks, by Marius Junge, Math, and Kiryung Lee, ECE on RIP off Compressed Sensing We give an introduction to Banach space tools in around RIP and indicate how one can reduce the number of measurements by optimizing [...]

IMSE lunchtime seminar: March 13, at noon

We’ll meet in Grainger Library, room 329 (note that the room is different!)

Two talks will be given, by

Ali Belabbas, ECE,


Maxim Raginsky, ECE as well.

IMSE lunchtime seminar: February 27, at noon

We’ll meet, as usual, in Grainger Library, room 335.

Two talks will be given:

Ely Kerman, Math, will describe a puzzling Morse theoretic phenomenon,


Thomas Anastasio, Beckman Institute, will tell us about Using Formal Methods from Computer Science to Simulate and Analyze Complex Neurobiological Processes Many conceptually-oriented biologists and computational modelers would love to [...]

Special IMSE Lecture, March 12, 2013

The Mathematics of Software Reliability 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in 269 Everitt Lab

William Taber (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Software controls your computer. It controls your phone, car, games, radio, television, microwave ovens, ATM, printer, and on and on. Indeed, it is nearly impossible to go through a day without interacting with software. And [...]