Department of Mathematics

CIM-day 2014

Program: This is an opportunity for the CIM PhD students to present their research to each other and the audience and there will be also be an invited talks by a senior researcher working in interdisciplinary mathematics.

Date:  September 30, 2014
Time: 9:00- 17:00
Place: Room 4307, Polacksbacken, Building 4, third floor

Preliminary Program:

9.00- 9.30 Invited speaker: Ida-Maria Sintorn, Centre for image analysis

9.40-10.00 Shyam Ranganathan: Understanding the dynamics of social transitions
10.00-10.30 Coffee
10.30-10.50 Natalia Zabzina: Cooperativity mechanisms and collective decision-making can be an entrance to another fascinating area of research.
10.50-11.10 Beatriz Villarroel Rodriguez
11.10-11.30 Radoslav Kozma: Using coalescent modelling to infer past population sizes of birds
11.30-13.00 Lunch
13.00-13.20 Zahedeh Bashardanesh:Reversible Green's Function Reaction Dynamics algorithm: integrating multiple reaction channels
13.20-13.40 Ernest Liu: Artificial ecology, to study biodiversity and food-web networks
13.40-14.00 Jing Liu: On the way to a molecule structure factory
14.10-14.30 Marta Leniec: Inverse first passage problem in credit risk
14:30-15.00 Coffee
15.00-15.20 Martin Almquist: Immersed Boundary Finite Difference Methods
15.20-15.40  Anel Mahmutovic: On Transcription Factor Search Kinetics with Sliding, Hopping, Crowding and Recognition
15:40-16.00 Discussions 

Reflections from the day:

The CIM-day was a wonderful occasion to learn about many things; from the complex connections between emancipation and economy to supermassive black holes. The picture below shows some of the participants in discussion during the coffee break.

CIM-day participants

As further inspiration, some quotes from the day:

-In CIM you can try anything!   

-The effective population size of humans is about 30000. We are quite inbred.

-Applied or at least applicable.   

-If you take something from reality you can give up. (About finite differences and geometry.)

-Assuming that a doughnut is not in the way.   

-Say yes and try!