**Math 499 (Sec 1): Geometry of Harmonic Tones in Drums**

Contact: Sinan Ariturk, ariturk@rice.edu

Course Page: Math 499 (Section 001)

Meeting: Wednesdays 12:00-12:50pm, TBA

The harmonic tones of a drum have a beautiful and complicated geometric structure that we will seek to understand. There is a profound relationship between the shape of the drum and the harmonic tones that the drum produces. One geometric object of particular importance is the nodal set, which is the set of points that remain stationary while the rest of the drum vibrates. The goal of our research project will be to understand what kind of shapes can and cannot occur as nodal sets.

**Math 499 (Sec 3): Symbolic Dynamics**

Contact: James Tanis, jtanis@rice.edu

Meeting: Fridays 12:00-12:50pm, TBA

We will learn the fundamentals of symbolic dynamics, and there are no prerequisites. Students are encouraged to be creative by coming up with their own exercises and problems and then solve them.

Those who are new to the subject will draw material from a textbook for the first half of the semester and, with the instructor's guidance, will pursue their own interests in the subject during the second half of the semester. Those who took the course in Fall 2012 are encouraged to try to obtain results or partial results on some open problems. We will discuss results from recent professional papers that are relevant or of interest.

**Math 499 (Sec 1): Geometry of Harmonic Tones in Drums**

Contact: Sinan Ariturk, ariturk@rice.edu

Meeting: Mondays 12:00-12:50pm, HBH423

The harmonic tones of a drum have a beautiful and complicated geometric structure that we will seek to understand. There is a profound relationship between the shape of the drum and the harmonic tones that the drum produces. One geometric object of particular importance is the nodal set, which is the set of points that remain stationary while the rest of the drum vibrates. The goal of our research project will be to understand what kind of shapes can and cannot occur as nodal sets.

**Math 499 (Sec 3): Symbolic Dynamics**

Contact: James Tanis,jtanis@rice.edu

Meeting: Fridays 12:00-12:50pm, HBH423

One can model a physical system using symbolic dynamics by associating symbols to physical states and discretizing time. The symbolic system now evolves by shifting one symbol to another in discrete time intervals, in accordance with the evolution of the physical system in continuous time. Symbolic dynamics has found applications to thermodynamics and celestial mechanics in physics and to coding and linear algebra in mathematics, for example. We will study the fundamentals of this subject.

**Math 699 (Sec 001): Current Topics in Topology**

Contacts: Shelly Harvey and Tim Cochran

Seminar Page: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working

Class Time and Location: Fridays 3:00-4:30pm, HBH427

**Math 699 (Sec 003): Derived categories and moduli**

Contact: Brendan Hassett, hassett@rice.edu

Course Page: http://www.math.rice.edu/~hassett/teaching/699fall12/699main.html

This course will introduce the elements of derived categories with a view toward applications in moduli theory. Bridgeland stability conditions for moduli of complexes on the projective plane and K3 surfaces will be the main goal.

**Math 699 (Sec 004): Seminar on Minimal Surfaces**

Contact: Robert Hardt,hardt@rice.edu, Mike Wolf, mwolf@rice.edu

We are organizing a working seminar on "Minimal Surfaces".
We plan for everyone to take turns working through sections of the recent AMS text by Colding and Minicozzi. This book gives a good introduction to many approaches and results from the classical roots, emphasizing the relation to complex analysis, to the authors' own recent powerful results about limits of sequences of minimal surfaces.

**Math 699 (Sec 005): Spectral Theory Learning Seminar**

Contact: Milivoje Lukic, milivoje.lukic@rice.edu

**CAAM 499 (Sec 1): EEG Genesis and Analysis**

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu

Meeting: Thursdays 4:00-4:50pm, DCH 1046

We will review and develop mathematical methods for the study of the
ElectroEncephaloGram.

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis**

Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@caam.rice.edu

Meeting: Wednesdays 1:00-1:50pm DCH 3076

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7): Networks**

Contact: Illya Hicks, ivhicks@rice.edu

Meeting: Tuesdays 2:30-3:29pm MEL 254

Networks are everywhere from telecommunications to social networks to gene networks to networks related to the stock market. We'll examine in the literature how networks play a part in these different applications and try to extract the important combinatorial optimization problems related to these applications.

**CAAM 499/699 009 Wave Propagation and Imaging in Waveguides**

Contact: Thomas Callaghan, tscallaghan@gmail.com

Organizational Meeting: Wednesday 3:00-3:50pm DCH 1046

We will discuss the problem of wave propagation and imaging
sources/scatterers in waveguides. We will consider both ideal waveguides
(that is waveguides with straight boundaries and wave speed is a smooth
function of depth) and random waveguides (with rapidly varying wave speed
due to small inhomogeneities and also rough boundaries).

**MATH 499 (Sec 1): Singularities of Plane Curves**

Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu

Organizational Meeting: Wednesday, August 31 12:00pm HB 423

This seminar will tackle some basic problems in algebraic geometry using computational methods, but without a heavy emphasis on theory. The goal is to introduce students to some of the problems and methods of algebraic geometry without necessarily requiring them to understand some of the more technical details involved. In particular, we will be looking at plane curves and plane curve singularities, and performing calculations to classify various types of plane curves and their singularities. This will give students an introduction to some of the basic techniques of algebraic geometry, should they wish to continue in this area. Also, it will show how computational and algorithmic methods can be applied to mathematical research.

**MATH 499 (Sec 3): Symbolic Dynamics**

Contact: James Tanis, jtanis@rice.edu

Organizational Meeting: Friday, August 26 12:00pm HBH 423

Symbolic dynamics studies the behavior of symbolic systems as time
moves forward or backward. It can be used to model physical phenomena
such as magnetism and thermodynamic pressure, and it is also useful in
coding. In our research project we will explore dynamical properties such
as chaos, entropy, and the existence of periodic and dense orbits in some
representative examples of symbolic systems.

The suggested prerequisite is Math 211. This is a two credit course that
meets two hours per week. We will decide a schedule at the organizational.

**Math 499 (Sec 4): Computing the Jones polynomial**

Contact: Prudence Heck, ph6@rice.edu

Meeting: Wednesdays, 12:00-12:50pm HBH 423

The Jones polynomial has had a striking impact on knot theory. Yet its very definition makes it hard to compute, and no good geometric interpretation exists. S. Bigelow, following work of R. Lawrence, gave a new definition of the Jones polynomial, hinting at a topological interpretation. This PFUG seeks a method for computing the Jones polynomial from Lawrence and Bigelow?s definition. The only prerequisite is Math 212, although students should be comfortable working with matrices.

**STAT 499 (Sec 2): Computational Biology**

Contact: Deborah Goldwasser, dlg2004@rice.edu

Meeting: Fridays 2:15-3:15pm DCH 1046

This VIGRE PFUG is intended for undergraduates, junior and senior graduate students interested in bioinformatics and computational biology. A unifying theme of the seminar is the use of mathematical and statistical techniques as a primary tool for examining and exploring biological questions, given a variety of data sources. Topics will cover a range of areas including, but not limited to cancer modeling, statistical genetics, cellular signaling models, bioinformatic algorithms, models of cell proliferation in leukemia. Mathematical probability, stochastic processes, predictive modeling and simulation will be discussed in detail in this application area. We will alternate between discussions of original research from participants? respective labs and discussions of both current and classical research articles in a journal club format.

**STAT 499 (Sec 5): Sports Statistics**

Contact: Justin Silver, jsilver@rice.edu

Meeting: Mondays 1:00-1:50pm HRZ 211

Organizational Meeting: September 12

Students participate in researching and presenting statistical methods for analyzing sports.

**CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Neuronal Nets of the Hippocampus**

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 4): Sparse and Matrix Optimization and its Applications**

Contact: Wotao Yin, wotao.yin@rice.edu, x5368

Yin Zhang, zhang@rice.edu, x5744

**CAAM 499 (Sec 5): Physics of Strings**

Contact: Mark Embree, Embree@rice.edu, x6160

Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis**

Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@rice.edu, x4094

Tim Warburton, timwar@rice.edu, x5666

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7):** **Combinatorial Optimization**

Contact: Illya V. Hicks, illya.hicks@rice.edu, x5667

Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 8): Mathematical Methods of Imaging with Waves**

Contact: Liliana Borcea, Borcea@rice.edu, x5723

Thomas Callaghan, tscallaghan@rice.edu, x5724

**MATH 499 (Sec 1): Singularities of Plane Curves**

Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x4829

**Math 499 (Sec 2): Geometric Calculus of Variations**

Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4829

Course Page: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/VIGRE/

Description: The goal of the Fall VIGRE Geometric Calculus of Variations group is to study the boundary-weighted area functional. Part of the course will involve an introduction to the classical area minimization problem: given a boundary curve, find the surface which minimizes area amongst all surfaces with that given boundary. In the boundary-weighted area problem we require that our surfaces have boundaries consisting of at least a fixed curve, and we penalize by introducing a weight given by the size of the boundary.

This course can be taken for three units. We shall meet once a week for two hours, and a report shall be due at the end of the semester.

Prerequisites: Math 212, Math 211 recommended

**Math 499 (Sec 4): Shadow Links II**

Contact: Prudence Heck, Prudence.Heck@rice.edu, x4829

Description: Several important invariants of knots in 3-dimensional Euclidean space may be calculated via projections of knots in the plane with marked crossings. While general 3-manifolds do not project to a plane, we can, in some cases, still obtain certain knot diagrams called shadow knots. In this PFUG we will continue our attempt to recover certain invariants of knots in Euclidean space from their shadow diagrams and, if time permits, generalize these invariants to knots in other 3-manifolds. This PFUG should be accessible to students who did not participate in the Fall semester.

**Math 699 (Sec 001): Current Topics in Topology**

Contacts: Shelly Harvey and Tim Cochran

Seminar Page: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm

**Math 699 (Sec 002): Research Methods in Algebraic Geometry**

Contacts: Brendan Hassett and Zhiyuan Li

Seminar Page:http://math.rice.edu/~zl3/ags2010_fall/index.html

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:50am - 12:05am

Description: In Fall 2010, this seminar has two components: Tuesday meetings are devoted to foundational results and key examples of Geometric Invariant Theory, with lectures by Brendan Hassett. The Algebraic Geometry Working seminar meets Thursdays and is coordinated by Zhiyuan Li. It features student lectures on the Hodge theory of compact Kaehler manifolds.

**Math 699 (Sec 003): Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar**

Contacts: David Damanik

Seminar Page: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~dtd3/Brown-Bag-Seminar.htm

Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 12:05-1:00pm

**Math 699 (Sec 004): Multiple_Valued Functions**

Contact: Robert Hardt, hardt@rice.edu, x3280

Schedule: http://math.rice.edu/~zz1/math699/

Class Time and Location: Monday and Wednesdays 12:00-12:50pm in HB453

Description: A multiple-valued energy minimizing function is a generalization of an ordinary single-valued harmonic function. They are used for variational problems and to approximate mass minimizing chains of arbitrary dimension. We will derive their elementary analytic and geometric properties, following the book of Almgren and recent papers by De Lellis and Spandora.

**STAT 499/699 (Sec 002): Stochastic models in biology **

Contact: Debbie Goldwasser, dlg2004@rice.edu, x3264

Marek Kimmel, kimmel@rice.edu, x5255

Class Time: Fridays 1:30-2:30pm

**STAT 699 (Sec 003): Statistical Learning: High-Dimensional Data**

Contact: Genevera Allen, gallen@rice.edu

Class Time: Mondays 1:00-1:50pm

**CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Neuronal Nets of the Hippocampus**

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7): Combinatorial Optimization**

Contact: Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113

Illya Hicks, Illya.Hicks@rice.edu, x5667

**CAAM 699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis**

Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@caam.rice.edu, x4094

Seminar Page: http://www.caam.rice.edu/~jjy5/VIGRESciComp.html

**MATH 499 (Sec 1): Singularities of Plane Curves**

Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x4829

Course Page: http://math.rice.edu/~evanmb/math499fall10/

Class Time and Location: Thursdays, 2:30-3:20pm in HBH453

Description: In this course we will study singularities of plane curves (the solution sets to polynomial equations f(x,y)=0 in two variables) using techniques of computational algebraic geometry.

Prerequisites: Math 212/221 and 355/354

**Math 499 (Sec 2): Surfaces Minimizing Boundary **

Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4829

Course Page: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/VIGRE/

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm in HB453

Description: The goal of the Fall VIGRE Geometric Calculus of Variations group is to study the "boundary-weighted area functional." Part of the course will involve an introduction to the classical area minimization problem: given a boundary curve, find the surface which minimizes area amongst all surfaces with that given boundary. In the boundary-weighted area problem we require that our surfaces have boundaries consisting of at least a fixed curve, and we penalize by introducing a weight given by the size of the boundary.

**Math 499 (Sec 3): Semiclassical limit in Quantum Mechanics and Nonlinear Waves**
Contact: Sergey Belov, belov@rice.edu, x4829

Course Page: http://math.rice.edu/~smb4/Math499Fall2010/

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 12:10-12:50pm in HB453

Description: The semiclassical limit is taken in Quantum mechanics to connect with the classical mechanics. Curiously, the zero-dispersion limit in Nonlinear waves leads in many cases to similar expressions as in the semiclassical limit. We will investigate these relations and discuss some examples of nonlinear equations in the semiclassical limit (NLS, KdV).

Prerequisites: Math 211 and some complex variables; familiarity with proofs (Math 221), Complex analysis (Math 382), PDEs (Math 381) and Matlab is helpful but not required

**Math 499 (Sec 4): Shadow Links**

Contact: Prudence Heck, Prudence.Heck@rice.edu, x4829

Class Time and Location: Mondays 12:00-12:50pm in HB427

Course Page: http://math.rice.edu/~ph6/VIGRE/

Description: Shadow links are diagrams of links in certain 3-manifolds. That is,
links in spaces that locally look like 3-dimensional Euclidean space,
but globally are quite different. We will attempt to recover certain
invariants of knots in 3-dimensional Euclidean space via shadow links
and, if time permits, generalize these invariants to knots in other
3-manifolds.

**Math 499 (Sec 5): Spatial Graphs**

Contact: Danielle O'Donnol, odonnol@rice.edu, x4829

Class Time and Location: Fridays 12:00-12:50pm in HB453

Description: The study of spatial graphs combines aspects of combinatorics and
knot theory. In this class we will learn about spatial graphs and
tackle some open problems concerning spatial graphs.

Prerequisites: One of MATH 221 Honors Calculus, or any 300+ math
class (so that you have experience with proof based homework
assignments).

**Math 699 (Sec 001): Current Topics in Topology**

Contacts: Shelly Harvey and Tim Cochran

Seminar Page: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm in HB453

**STAT 499 (Sec 004): Visualising large data**

Contact: Hadley Wickham, hadley@rice.edu

**STAT 499/699 (Sec 001): Computational Finance**

Contact: Kam Hamidieh, kh1@rice.edu

**STAT 499/699 (Sec 002): Stochastic models in biology **

Contact: Debbie Goldwasser, dlg2004@rice.edu, x3264

Marek Kimmel, kimmel@rice.edu, x5255

**CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Neuronal Nets of the Hippocampus**

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

**CAAM 499 (Sec 5): Physics of Strings**

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 4): Optimization Algorithms and their Applications in Compressive Sensing and Learning**

Contact: Wotao Yin, wotao.yin@rice.edu, x5368

Yin Zhang, yzhang@rice.edu, x5744

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7): Combinatorial Optimization**

Contact: Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113

Illya Hicks, Illya.Hicks@rice.edu, x5667

**CAAM 699 (Sec 2): Model Reduction**

Contact: Matthias Heinkenschloss, heinken@rice.edu, x5176

Danny Sorensen, sorensen@rice.edu, x5193

**CAAM 699 (Sec 5): Eigenvalue Clinic**

Contact: Mark Embree, embree@rice.edu, x6160

Derek Hansen, Derek.J.Hansen@rice.edu, X2290

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~embree/eigclinic/

**CAAM 699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis**

Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@caam.rice.edu, x4094

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~riviere/seminar.html

**MATH 499 (Sec 1): Singularities of Plane Curves and Groebner Bases**

Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x2372.

Course Page: http://math.rice.edu/~evanmb/math499spring10/

**MATH 499 (Sec 4): Knots and 3 Manifolds**

Contact: Prudence Heck, Prudence.Heck@rice.edu, x3283

**MATH 499 (Sec 2): A Minimization Model of Time Step Cell Network Evolution**

Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896

Course Page: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/VIGRE/

**Math 699 (Sec 001): Current Topics in Topology**

Contacts: Shelly Harvey and Tim Cochran

Seminar Page: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm in HB453

**Math 699 (Sec 3): Brown Bag Seminars** - We discuss recent work of ourselves and others in mathematical domains related to spectral theory and dynamical systems.

**Math 699 (Sec 4):** This seminar will again meet twice a week. The Tuesday meeting (2:30 HB227), led by Leo Rosales, will involve the study of Allard's regularity theorem for varifolds following "Lectures on Geometric Measure Theory " by L.Simon. The Thursday meeting (12:00 HB453), led by Robert Hardt, will involve multiple talks by the participants on rectifiable currents and their regularity as solutions of geometric variational problems.

**MATH 699 (Sec 5)**: This seminar, led by Anthony V'arilly-Alvarado, will serve as a continuation of the algebraic stacks seminar running this semester, with an emphasis on the technicalities of category theory, descent, Grothendieck topologies, etc. This will meet twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:50-Noon.

**MATH 699 (Sec 6)**: This seminar, led by Benjamin Waters, will cover Kleiman's paper, "Toward a numerical theory of ampleness" and transition into Debarre's book, "Higher-Dimensional Algebraic Geometry". Participants in this seminar will give talks to each other and share solutions to exercises in Debarre's book. It will meet twice a week on Monday and Friday from 4:00-5:00pm.

**STAT 499: Estimation of Sparse Signals with Applications to Wavelets**

Contact: Alena Oetting, oetting@rice.edu

**STAT 499: Visualising large data.**

Contact: Hadley Wickham, hadley@rice.edu

**STAT 499: Computational Finance**

Contact: kh1@rice.edu

Time: Mondays 11:00 AM

**STAT 499: Stochastic models in biology**

Contact: Debbie Goldwasser, dlg2004@rice.edu, x3264

Marek Kimmel, kimmel@rice.edu, x5255

**CAAM 499: Neuronal Nets of the Hippocampus (has been rolled into CAAM 498)**

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

Class Time and Location: Fridays, 3- 4pm in KH 101

**CAAM 499 (Sec 5): Physics of Strings**

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~strings

Class Time and Location: Wednesdays, 4-5pm in HZ120

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 4): Optimization Algorithms and their Applications in Compressive Sensing and Learning**

Contact: Wotao Yin, wotao.yin@rice.edu, x5368

Yin Zhang, yzhang@rice.edu, x5744

Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 2-3:30pm in MART 101

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 5): Eigenvalue Clinic**

Contact: Mark Embree, embree@rice.edu, x6160

Derek Hansen, Derek.J.Hansen@rice.edu, X2290

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~embree/eigclinic/

Class Time and Location: Monday, 4-5pm; Thursday 3-5pm in DH1044

**CAAM 499/699 (Sec 7): Combinatorial Optimization**

Contact: Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113

Illya Hicks, Illya.Hicks@rice.edu, x5667

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm in TBA

**CAAM 699 (Sec 2): Model Reduction**

Contact: Matthias Heinkenschloss, heinken@rice.edu, x5176

Danny Sorensen, sorensen@rice.edu, x5193

Class Time and Location: Wednesdays, 4-6:00pm in DH 1075

**CAAM 699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis**

Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@caam.rice.edu, x4094

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~riviere/seminar.html

Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 2-2:50pm in DH 2014

**MATH 499 (Sec 1): Computational Algebraic Geometry**

Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x2372

Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~evanmb/math499fall09/

Class Time and Location: Thursdays 12:10pm in HB423

**MATH 499 (Sec 2): Geometric Calculus of Variations**

Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896

Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/vigre/

Class Time and Location: Thursdays 9:00-10:50am in HB438

**MATH 499 (Sec 4): Legendrian Knots and Links**

Contact: Prudence Heck, Prudence.Heck@rice.edu, x3283

Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~ph6/VIGRE/

Class Time and Location: 12:00-12:50pm in HB427

**Math 699 (Sec 1): Current Topics in Topology**

Contact: Tim Cochran, cochran@rice.edu, x5265

Shelly Harvey, shelly@rice.edu, x3659

Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm in HB453

**Math 699 (Sec 3): Brown Bag Seminar**

Contact: David Damanik, damanik@rice.edu, x3273

Seminar Page: www.ruf.rice.edu/~dtd3/Brown-Bag-Seminar.htm

Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm in HB423

**Math 699 (Sec 5): Algebraic Stacks**

Contact: Evan Bullock, evanmb@rice.edu, x2372

Anthony Várilly-Alvarado, av15@rice.edu, x4597

Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~av15/AlgStacks.html

Class Time and Location: Mondays and/or Fridays 1:00-2:50pm in AL B209

**STAT 499 (Sec 1) & 699 (Sec 1): Computational Finance and Quantitative Risk Management**

Contacts: Kam Hamidieh, kh1@rice.edu, ext 2695

Dr. Kathy Ensor, ensor@rice.edu, ext 4687

Class Time & Location: Both sections on Tuesdays 4-5 PM, 1042DH

STAT: Computational Finance: Ordinal Time Series

Faculty: Kathy Ensor

Graduate Student: Joseph Egbulefu, joe1@rice.edu

**CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Computational Neuroscience
**

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~cox/hippo.html

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:25-10:40 in BROW 146

**CAAM 499 (Sec 5): Physics of Strings**

Contact: Mark Embree, embree@rice.edu, x6160

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~strings

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 2:30-3:50pm in HZ 212

**CAAM 499 (Sec 7): Applications of Grobner Bases: Cryptography to Integer Programming**

Contact: Susan Margulies, susan.margulies@rice.edu, x6113

Meeting Time and Location: Wednesday, 2:00-3:30 in HZ 120

**CAAM 699 Section 6: Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis**

Contact: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@rice.edu

Tim Warburton, tim.warburton@gmail.com

Seminar page: http://www.caam.rice.edu/~riviere/seminar.html

Meeting time and location: Wednesdays 1:00-1:50 in DH 1044

**MATH 499 (Sec 2): Edge Length Minimizing Polyhedra**

Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896

Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/vigre/

Class Time and Location: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:10-12:50pm in Mart101

Fridays 4:00-5:00pm in HB453

**MATH 499 (Sec 6): Michell Trusses**

Contact: Rolf Ryham, ryham@rice.edu, x2385

Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~rjr1/michell.html

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm in AL B209

Fridays 4:00-5:00pm in AL B209

**Math 699 (Sec 1): Current Topics in Topology**

Contact: Tim Cochran, cochran@rice.edu, x5265

Shelly Harvey, shelly@rice.edu, x3659

Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:05-2:20pm in HB453

**Math 699 (Sec 3): Brown Bag Seminar**

Contact: David Damanik, damanik@rice.edu, x3273

Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm in HB423

**Math 699 (Sec 4): Geometric Measure Theory**

Contact Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896

Class Time and Location: Thursdays 10:50am-12:05pm in HB438

**Math 699 (Sec 5): Representation Theory**

Contact Brendan Hassett, hassett@rice.edu, x5261

Elizabeth Dan-Cohen, edc@rice.edu, x5319

Class Time and Location: Mondays and Fridays 2:00-2:50pm in HB423

**Math 699 (Sec 6): Seminar on Dynamical Systems**

Contact Jonathan Fickenscher, jonfick@rice.edu, x2786

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 12:05-1:00pm in HB453

**STAT 499/699 (Sec 1): Topics in Computational Finance**, 1 credit hour

Contact: Kathy Ensor, ensor@rice.edu, x4687

Kam Hamidieh, Kamal.Hamidieh@rice.edu

Jim Thompson, thomp@rice.edu

Class Time and Location: Mondays 11:00am for Graduate Students

Wednesdays at 2:15pm for Undergraduate Students

**STAT 499 (Sec 2): Statistical Geonomics**

Contact: Rudy Guerra, rguerra@rice.edu

**STAT 499/699: Geometry of Large Data Sets**

Contact: Hadley Wickham, h.wickham@gmail.com

David Scott, scottdw@rice.edu

Class Time and Location: NOTE - This PFUG begins the Fall 2009.

**CAAM 499 (Sec 1): Computational Neuroscience
**

Contact: Steve Cox, cox@rice.edu, x5192

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~cox/hippo.html

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm in Brown 146

Contacts: Wotao Yin, wotao.yin@rice.edu, x5368

Yin Zhang, yzhang@rice.edu, x5744

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~wy1/CAAM499/

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm in DH1075

Contact: Mark Embree, embree@rice.edu, x6160

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~strings

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm in Brown 146

**CAAM 699 (Sec 2): Topics in Model Reduction**

Contacts: Matthias Heinkenschloss, heinken@rice.edu, x5176

Danny C. Sorensen, sorensen@rice.edu, x5193

Seminar Page: www.caam.rice.edu/~caam699-2/

Organizational Meeting: 1pm, Friday August 29, DH2014

**CAAM 699 (Sec 6): Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis**

Contacts: Beatrice Riviere, riviere@rice.edu, x4094

Tim Warburton, timwar@rice.edu, x5666

Class Time and Location: Fridays (beginning 9/19/08) 12:00pm-12:50pm in DH 1075

**MATH 499 (Sec 1): Computational Algebraic Geometry**

Contact: Brendan Hassett, hassett@rice.edu, x4896

Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~hassett/vigre.html

Organizational Meeting: noon, Wednesday September 3, HB453

**MATH 499 (Sec 2): Edge Length Minimizing Polyhedra**

Contact: Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896

Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~lr7/vigre/

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:10-12:50pm in HB427

**MATH 499 (Sec 3): Michell Trusses**

Contact: Rolf Ryham, ryham@rice.edu, x2385

Seminar Page: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~rjr1/michell.html

Organizational Meeting: 4pm, Wednesday August 27 at Brochstein Poster Session

**Math 699 (Sec 1): Topology**

Contact: Tim Cochran, cochran@rice.edu, x5265

Shelly Harvey, shelly@rice.edu, x3659

Seminar Page: math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm in HB453

**Math 699 (Sec 3): Spectral Theory Brown Bag**

Contact: David Damanik, damanik@rice.edu, x3273

Class Time and Location: Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm in HB423

**Math 699 (Sec 4): Geometric Analysis**

Contact Leobardo Rosales, lrosales@rice.edu, x4896

Rolf Ryham, ryham@rice.edu, x2385

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays 10:50am-12:05pm in TBA

**Math 699 (Sec 5): Algebraic Geometry**

Contact Brendan Hassett, hassett@rice.edu, x5261

Class Time and Location: Fridays 3:00-4:00pm in HB423

**STAT 499/699 (Sec 1): Topics in Computational Finance**, 1 credit hour

Contact: Kathy Ensor, ensor@rice.edu, x4687

Kam Hamidieh, Kamal.Hamidieh@rice.edu

Class Time and Location: Tuesdays (beginning 9/9/08) 4:00-5:00pm in DH1046

**STAT 499/699 (Sec 2): Bioinformatics**

Readings in: Data Integration and Genomewide Association

Contact: Rudy Guerra, rguerra@rice.edu

Organizational Meeting: 4:00-5:00pm, Wenesday, October 1, 3110 Duncan Hall

**STAT 499/699 (Sec 3): Imaging**, 3 credit hour

Contact: Marina Vannucci, marina@rice.edu

Organizational Meeting: 4pm, Wednesday August 27 at Brochstein Poster Session

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