I will discuss joint work with Lionel Levine and Wesley Pegden. The Abelian sand pile is a deterministic diffusion process on graphs originally designed to model self-organized criticality. On…

Variational analysis has come of age. Long an elegant theoretical toolkit for variational mathematics and nonsmooth optimization, it now increasingly underpins the study of algorithms, and a rich…

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:30pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 655
CAM Colloquium: Steven Strogatz (Cornell) - Writing about math for the New York Times
From February to May 2010, I wrote a weekly…

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 655
CAM Colloquium: Olivier Desjardins (Cornell) - Scalable, conservative, and converging methods for high performance computations of…

ORIE/Statistics Colloquium: Sahand Negahban (MIT) - Structured Estimation in High-Dimensions
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 4:15pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 253
Modern techniques in data accumulation…