Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Graduate Students shine a light on their research

March 9th, 2018

The Three Minute Thesis Competition: Four graduate students in math recently took up the daunting challenge of presenting their research within three minutes with the aid of only one slide. They made it look easy! The audience of students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and staff grasped complex ideas through accessible examples, such as training (theoretical) teams of horses to co-operate without communicating, and how some naked mole rats (the nasty ones) are more successful than others. The students displayed clarity of thought and great communication skills.

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  • Bora Yongacoglu

    Bora Yongacoglu

  • Jian-Jia Weng

    Jian-Jia Weng

  • Michael Cabral

    Michael Cabral

  • Richard Leyland

    Richard Leyland

  • Three Minute Thesis Group

    Three Minute Thesis Group

Grad Seminar - Daniel Adu Owusu

Friday, February 9th, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m.  Place: Jeffery Hall 118

Speaker: Daniel Adu Owusu

Title: I will motivate the problem and introduce the original Monge's problem and analysis it. I will convince you that it is a very difficult problem and the solution does not exist using simple example(s) and hence a tractable formulation will be needed to tackle the optimal transportation problem. This leads to the Kantorovich problem. I will convince you it is a relaxed version of the Monge's problem and with this new formulation will prove that solution(s) to the optimal transportation problem exists. We will then look at the duality of the Kantorovich problem if time permits. Hope you enjoy this talk.