Graduate Seminars of Colleagues Imparting Academic Lessons (Grad SOCIAL)

The Grad SOCIAL is a biweekly seminar and social event for SFU’s graduate math community.

Join us to connect with peers and faculty, and to get useful career advice from professionals. Each session consists of two 20-minute talks and a break to connect with each other and indulge in the snacks provided.

Join us select Thursdays at 4:30pm in K9509 (unless otherwise noted).

Current organizers: TBD and Garrett Paluck

Spring 2019 SOCIAL Lineup

DATE

SPEAKER

TOPIC

January 24

Garrett Paluck (SFU)

Solving Multi-Diophantine Polynomial Equations

February 7

Michael Monagan (SFU)

The P = RP Conjecture

March 7

Reza Dastbasteh(SFU)

Construction of Quantum Codes from Additive Codes

 

Paul Tupper (SFU)

How to Change Fields

March 21

Masood Masjoody (SFU)

Cops and Robbers on graphs without a set of induced subgraphs

 

Amarpreet Rattan (SFU)

TBA

April 4

Anton Iatcenko (SFU)

TBA

 

Fall 2018 SOCIAL Lineup

DATE

SPEAKER

TOPIC

October 4

Nicola Mulberry (SFU)

HIV control strategies in sex worker-client contact networks

 

Doris Li (Technical Safety BC)

Technical Safety in BC with AI and IoT

October 18

Avi Kulkarni (SFU) 

Aspects of the arithmetic of uniquely trigonal genus 4 curves

 

Sophie Burrill (SFU)

Teaching: there's something to learn

November 1

John Stockie (SFU)

Careers in industry for mathematicians

November 15    

Brandon Elford (SFU)

Orthonormal Representations of Chordal Rings Graphs

 

Ludvig af Klinteberg (SFU)

Numerical integration of (nearly) singular integrals --- why and how

November 29

Sepehr Yadegarzadeh (SFU)

On density of the forms that produce primitive solutions for the Diophantine equation Ax^2+By^3+Cz^3=0 locally at a prime

 

Manfred Trummer (SFU)

Mathematics of Medical Imaging & 42 and other answers to life, the universe and everything

 

Summer 2018 SOCIAL Lineup

DATE

SPEAKER

TOPIC

May 31

Jane Jian

Game Theoretic Models of Clear versus Plain Speech

 

Stefan Hannie

Strong embeddings of graphs on surfaces

June 21

Ian May

Domain decomposition solvers and preconditioners for the
implicit closest point method

 

Tom Archibald

User’s Guide to Conferences and Meetings

July 12

Daniel Messenger

Modelling Self Organization in Domains with Boundaries 

 

Tony Botelho &
Brenda Badgero

SFU Career Services Presentation

August 9

Charles Turo

A combinatorial description of the cup product on
smooth complete totic varieties

 

Ray Walsh

An Accessible Introduction to Finite Difference
Computing and Non-Differentiable Functions