### Plenary Speakers:

### Masha Gordina

**Biography: **Masha Gordina is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut where she researches at the interface of analysis, probability, and geometry. She earned her PhD from Cornell University under the direction of Leonard Gross, and completed post-docs at McMaster University and University of California at San Diego. Gordina has recieved various recognitions including the Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize. She was a 2016-2017 Simons Fellow.

**Title:** Random thoughts on Brownian motion

**Abstract:** We will start with the fascinating history of the Brownian motion and its applications. Then we will discuss its more modern appearance in different areas of mathematics such as probability, partial differential equations and financial mathematics. At the end, recent research using Brownian motion will be mentioned.

### Ann Trenk

**Biography:** Ann Trenk is a Professor of Mathematics at Wellesley College where she has taught since 1992. She has written over 40 research publications focused primarily on structured families of graphs and partially ordered sets. Her book, Tolerance Graphs, coauthored with Martin Golumbic, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004.

In addition to teaching at Wellesley College, Professor Trenk has taught high school students both as a full-time teacher and in summer programs, and more recently has organized math enrichment activities for elementary school children. Professor Trenk was awarded the Wellesley College Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1995.

**Title:** The World of Graph Theory: Coloring, Scheduling, and Solving Mysteries

**Abstract:** Graph Theory is a field of mathematics that encompasses tools and techniques for modeling and solving real world problems. In this talk, we explore graph coloring and some of its applications, and show how graph theory can be useful in problem solving. In one of our problems, six professors are suspects in a library theft. We'll use their testimony together with some graph theory to identify the guilty party. We will also discuss related recent research.

**Schedule:**

Saturday, November 9th

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

SCHN151 | MONT104 | ||

8:30-9:15 | Registration and Coffee | ||

9:30-10:30 | Plenary talk (Masha Gordina) | Random Thoughts on Brownian Motion | |

10:40-11:00 | Parallel talks | Katie Hall Title: Knots and their Polynomials |
Keith Conrad Title: Local and Global and Sums of 3 Cubes |

11:10-11:30 | Parallel talks | Erin Griffin Title: Eating Pizza Like a Geometer |
Bobby Dolan
Title: Numerical Coupling Methods for Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction |

11:40-12:00 | Parallel talks | Filip Dul Title: Mathematics in Quantum Theory |
Erin Rizzie Title: Hilbert Spaces, Operators, and Adjoints, Oh My! |

12:00-1:30 | Lunch and Panel on Applying to Graduate School in Mathematics | ||

1:40-2:00 | Parallel talks | Gianmarco Molino | Jessica Maghakian Title: Real time optimization for real world problems |

2:10-2:30 | Parallel talks | Joshua Flynn Title: Some Geometric Inequalities by Algebraic Trickery |
Himchan Jeong
Title: Predictive Compound Random Effects Models for Dependent Frequently and Severity |

2:40-3:00 | Parallel talks | Silvia Ghinassi Title: The Analyst's Traveling Salesman Theorem |
Garen Chiloyan Title: A classification of isogeny-torsion graphs |

3:00-3:25 | Coffee Break | ||

3:30-4:30 | Plenary talk (Ann Trenk) | The World of Graph Theory: Coloring, Scheduling, and Solving Mysteries | |

4:30-5:00 | Closing Remarks |

**Organizers: **Alyssa Genschaw, Liangbing Luo, Lisa Naples