RTG (Math 586)
Syllabus for Math 586 Research Tutorial Groups:
The class has two components: (a) faculty presentations once a week; (b) student independent study of a research topic in applied mathematics:
(a) Each week, a program professor will give a presentation on his/her research. Students are expected to attend, ask questions during the talk and then write a short essay (1/2 page) describing in your own words the field of study presented, formulating the main points of research inquiry in the field (potentially of interest for you if you choose to work with this professor in the future). Please submit the 1/2 pager for each lecture over email not later than Sunday, 12pm (four days after respective lecture).
(b) Each student is expected, within the first three weeks of the semester, to pick an adviser for this semester independent research study. Check the Applied Math faculty listing here; communicate with him/her over email or in person, and then write back to me when an agreement is reached. I need to get a description of the subject (title) from all of you no later than January30th.
 You will have the whole semester to complete the research. Please schedule regular meetings with the project adviser (recommended pace once a week).
 We will have one session during the last week of the semester when all students from the class present the results of the independent research study in a short (15 min + 5 min for questions) presentation. Presentation drafts (.ppt or .pdf) should be emailed to me a day before the actual presentation.
 You are also expected to submit a written report (~ 10 page latexproduced, pdf formatted document) before May 31st.
 Your overall participation in the class will be graded as a single score pass/fail.
Math 586 (RTG) Schedule for Spring, 2019:
The class will meet on Wednesdays at 4:00pm in the Math Bldg., Room 514 unless otherwise indicated in the Notes
Date  professor  talk title  abstract  notes 

1/16/2019  Calvin Zhang, Mathematics  
1/23/2019  Misha Chertkov, Applied Mathematics  Interpretable & Tractable Machine Learning for Natural and Engineering Sciences  abstract  Joint session with Math (Room 501) 
1/30/2019  Eleonora Tubaldi, AME 


2/6/2019  Robert Sims, Mathematics  Joint session with Math (Room 501)  
2/13/2019  Pierre Deymier, MSE  
2/20/2019  Anatoli Tumin, AME  
2/27/2019  Mathieu Joerger, AME  
3/13/2019  Karl Glasner, Mathematics  
3/20/2019  Aaron Rosengren, AME  
3/27/2019  Joellen Russell, Geosciences  
4/3/2019  Marek Rychlik, Mathematics  
4/10/2019  Janek Wehr, Mathematics  Joint session with Math (Room 501)  
4/17/2019  Ibrahim Fatkullin, Mathematics  Joint session with Math (Room 501)  
4/24/2019  Ave Arellano, Hydrology & Atmo Science 