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Workshop: Applied Algebra Days

Saturday, October 22

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Dates: October 21-23, 2011

Main Speakers:
Ronny Hadani, Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
Olga Holtz, Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley
Lek-Heng Lim, Statistics, University of Chicago
Pablo Parrilo, EECS, MIT
Ben Recht, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bernd Sturmfels, Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley

Contributed Talks:
David Conti, Mathematics, University College Dublin
Risi Kondor, Statistics, University of Chicago
Deepti Pachauri, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Oded Schwartz, EECS, University of California at Berkeley
Vitaly Skachek, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cynthia Vinzant, Mathematics, University of Michigan

Organizers:
Nigel Boston, Mathematics and ECE, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Shamgar Gurevich, Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Schedule:
See the schedule - the meeting will begin with Bernd Sturmfels' 3rd Distinguished Lecture in B102 Van Vleck at 4pm on Friday, October 21. Coffee and cookies will be served beforehand on the 9th floor of Van Vleck.

Accommodation:
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Union South hotel and at the Inntowner Hotel for the Friday and Saturday nights. Speakers and people funded by us will have their rooms paid for directly at the Union South. Others should book by September 21 at the Inntowner or at the Lowell Center.

Registration:
There is no registration fee, but please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can order sufficient coffee and snacks.

Funding:
Funding for U.S.-based graduate students is available but is limited.
Please email Nigel Boston at boston@math.wisc.edu to inquire.

Acknowledgment:
This workshop is supported by NSF RTG award DMS-0838210 and by the Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin.