- Students should meet with advisers every day.
- Weekly lunches will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday in Jones 131. Students should take turn to help prepare / order the lunches, and also take turn to describe their work and progress.
- One hour formal talks / presentations will take place on Wednesday weekly between 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Jones Hall 306, June 1 - July 3 / Morton Hall 238, July 6 - July 31,
- Field trips to research organizations such as NASA, Jefferson Lab, VIMS will be arranged.
- Cookout and other social events will be organized.
Aaron Herman and Andrew Wilcox will visit University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Baptist University of Hong Kong
from June 29-July 11, 2009. They will present their projects and
exchange their research experiences with the professors and graduate
students in these universities. (Adviser: Chi-Kwong Li.)
Ben Holman, David Gould, and Kassie Archer will attend the summer
lecture series of their
adviser (Sarah Day) at the Technical University of Munich from July 29
to August 10, 2009.
June 1 (Monday)
- 9:30 a.m. Jones 131. Welcome breakfast meeting, introduction of CSUMS students and faculty, and assignment of office keys and desks.
June 2 (Tuesday)
- noon-2:00 p.m. Jones 131. Lunch (Demo of resources on the web including MathSciNet, Wikipedia, Mathematics genealogy projects, etc.)
June 3 (Wednesday)
- 2:00-3:00 p.m. Jones 306, Matlab demo by Drew LaMar
June 4 (Thursday) noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch meeting at ISC Room 3020
- Harry Gao: Security for sensor network
- Jana Hartman: Calcium ion sparks
June 9 (Tuesday) noon-2:00 Lunch at Jones 131
- A ptalk on "The capacity for multistability in gene regulatory motifs" by Dan Siegal-Gaskins (OSU/W&M) [See abstract at the end of this page].
June 10 (Wednesday)
- 2:00-3:00 p.m. Jones 306, LaTex demo by David Phillips
June 11 (Thursday) Field trip - VIMS.
- 9:00 a.m. Meet at the lobby of Jones Hall
- 10:00 a.m. Visit the research sites of VIMS along York River by the VIMS research vessel.
- noon - 3:00 p.m. Lunch and see the research facilities at VIMS.
- Pictures taken: [Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3]
June 16 (Tuesday) noon-2:00 p.m. Lunch at Jones 131
- Ben Holman: Computational dynamics
- Andrew Wilcox: Matrix problems in Statistics and coding
June 17 (Wednesday) 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Jones 306
- A talk on "Domain Theory" by David Lutzer (William and Mary).
June 18 (Thursday) noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch at ISC Room 3020
- Aaron Herman: Preservers of eigenvalue inclusion sets
- Matt Peppe: Buffered Calcium Diffusion
June 23 (Tuesday) noon-2:00 p.m. Lunch at Jones 131
- Austin Powell: Max-cut problem
- Rachel Taylor: Max-cut problem
June 25 (Thursday) noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch at ISC Room 3020
- Will Jordan-Cooley: Mathematical model for Oysters and Sedimentation
June 26 (Friday)
- 2:00 p.m. A talk by Keye Martin (NRL) at Jones 306 on "Semantic techniques in quantum information theory"; see abstract below.
- 4:00-7:00 p.m. Cookout at Waller Mill Park.
Directions to the park: Richmond Road north (toward Richmond) to Airport Road. Right on airport road (there is a traffic light there), across the railroad tracks. Keep on Airport Road until you see the signs for Waller Mill Park. The entrance to the park will be on the right and the road to the shelter will be on the left (look for signs).
June 30 (Tuesday) noon-2:00 Lunch at Jones 131.
- Lee Williams, Graph coloring problem.
July 1 (Wednesday)
- 2:00-3:00 p.m. Jones 306. A talk on "Reinforcement Learning" by Dr. Andrew Collins (Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center)
July 2 (Thursday) Lunch, noon-1:30, ISC 3020.
July 7 (Tuesday), 12:30-1:30, Lunch in Jones 206, and if no students volunteer, Lutzer may talk about "Transfinite trickery and bases for big vector spaces".
July 8 (Wednesdsay)
- 2:00-3:00 Morton 238. Lutzer, Lewis, and some students will talk about "Mathematical sciences graduate school".
July 9 (Thursday) noon-1:30, ISC 3020
- Se-Jun Lee. Models in genetic codes.
July 14 (Tuesday) noon-1:30, Jones 131
- Patrick Steele: Last path
- Kim Mount: A Two Patch Model of Tuberculosis with Migration
July 15 (Wednesday)
- 11-noon, Jones 131. A talk on "Computational Mathematics in NASA research" by Rex Kincaid (William and Mary). NOTE CHANGE IN TIME.
July 16 (Thursday), Lunch, noon-1:30, ISC 3020
- Andrea Faatz, Traveling Wave Dynamics in Dengue Fever Diffusion
- McKenzie Jump, Oscillations from Calcium Ions in Heart Cells
July 21 (Tuesday) 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch at Jones 206
- Andrew Wilcox: More on matrix problems in coding theory and statistics
- Carolyn Ayers: Maximizing the efficiency of HIV/AIDS treatment through mathematical modeling
July 22 (Wednesday)
- 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Morton 238. Daniel Vasiliu (CNU): An Epic Adventure in Symbolic and Numerical Calculation.
July 23 (Thursday) noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch at ISC Room 3020
- Thomas Fitzgibbon: Modeling Germline Stem Cell Differentiation and Steady State Dynamics in adult Droscphila testes
Semantic techniques in quantum information theory
by Dr. Keye Martin (NRL), June 26, 2:00 - 3:00 Jones 306.
It is always desirable to describe things as simply as
possible. Qubit channels are normally described
as completely positive, trace preserving linear maps
defined on the space of density operators. They're not
really that simple. This talk is about a different way
to represent qubit channels: as Scott continuous
functions defined on the unit ball in three space.
In this representation, qubit channels are seen to have
many fascinating algebraic and domain theoretic properties.
In addition, this interesting structure can be used to:
(1) develop a scheme for adaptive quantum cryptography
that on average cuts the error rate in half, (2) show that
the most of the qubit channels encountered in practice
can be represented with *classical* channels, (3) develop
schemes for interrupting communication, (4) calculate
the best way of representing information so that the
amount transmitted through a channel is maximized.