Math Frontiers Webinar Series: Webinar Dates, Topics, and Instructions Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a webinar series on exciting and upcoming mathematics research across an array of topics. Webinars will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 23 p.m. ET, with two speakers and live Q&A. See below for the list of dates and themes for each webinar. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A WEBINAR (You will have the option to select the specific webinars you'd like to attend) Password for all webinars: math February 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Mathematics of the Electric Grid Professors Sean Meyn and Steven Low will discuss mathematical applications for the preservation, stability, and resilience of the electric grid and other modern power systems. Watch Webinar Video View the Presentation March 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Probability for People and Places Professors Kenneth L. Lange and Gregory F. Lawler will discuss applications of probability theory, including how DNA results are used to calculate family ancestry. Application areas include investment analytics and game theory. Watch Webinar Video View the Presentation April 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Social and Biological Networks Professors Nina Fefferman and Alessandro Vespignani will discuss the mathematical interface of social and biological networks. Topics will include mathematical models of evolutionary pressures on social behavior and mathematical formulations of contagion processes. Watch Webinar Video View the Presentation May 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Mathematics of Redistricting Professors Jonathan Mattingly and Karen Saxe will discuss the mathematics of political redistricting—the process of redrawing congressional and state legislative electoral districts. Watch Webinar Video View the Presentation June 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Number Theory: The Riemann Hypothesis Professors Ken Ono and Terence Tao will speak on the importance and recent advances on the Riemann Hypothesis, one of the most famous unsolved problems in algebra and number theory. Join the webinar here. July 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Topology Professors Jeffrey F. Brock and others will discuss applications of topology—the mathematical study of how object properties are impacted by deformations—to fields such as data analytics, tumor identification, and robotics. Join the webinar here. August 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Algorithms for Threat Detection Professor Andrea Bertozzi and Abel Rodriguez will discuss applications of mathematics to spatiotemporal data analytics as a way to discover and mitigate national security threats. Join the webinar here. September 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Mathematical Analysis Professor Dimitri Shlyakhtenko and Svitlana Mayboroda will discuss mathematical analysis—the study of functions and their limits. Application areas include computational fluid dynamics and astronomy. Join the webinar here. October 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Combinatorics Professors Jacques Verstraete and Sara Billey will discuss the mathematical study of discrete structures and their properties focusing on some of the modern techniques in the area including the probabilistic method. Application areas include information theory, statistical physics, molecular biology and computer science. Join the webinar here. November 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Why Machine Learning Works Dr. Shawndra Hill and Professor Aarti Singh will discuss the mathematics behind machine learning and how they enable predictive analyses. Join the webinar here. December 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Mathematics of Epidemics Professors Calistus Ngonghala and Folashade B. Agusto will discuss mathematical approaches to studying biology, including ecology and infectious disease. Join the webinar here.
