Remembering Karl Menger Lecture and Awards 2014
|The Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT will host Andrea Bertozzi of the University of California Los Angeles, as the 2014 Karl Menger Lecturer. The event, part of the eigth annual Karl Menger Lecture and Awards, will be held March 31-April 1, 2014 on the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Campus. Professor Bertozzi's lecture is titled "Mathematics of Crime." |
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Schedule of Events
Monday, March 31, 2014
Events will take place in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
12:45-1:40 pm - Math Club Meeting
Professor Andrea Bertozzi will give a talk: "Mathematics in the Real World"
All alumni are welcome. Light lunch provided.
2:00 pm - Memories of IIT
Join in as alumni and friends tell their stories of IIT & Professor Karl Menger.
2:50 pm - Poster Session
Viewing of Student Research Posters. Light refreshments available.
3:15-4:15 pm - Menger Lecture, McCloska Auditorium, MTCC
"Mathematics of Crime."
Delivered by Professor Andrea Bertozzi of the University of California Los Angeles.
Andrea Bertozzi is an applied mathematician with expertise in nonlinear partial differential equations and fluid dynamics. She also works in the areas of geometric methods for image processing, crime modeling and analysis, and swarming/cooperative dynamics. Bertozzi completed all her degrees in mathematics at Princeton. She was an L. E. Dickson Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago from 1991-1995. She was the Maria Geoppert-Mayer Distinguished Scholar at Argonne National Laboratory from 1995-6. She was on the faculty at Duke University from 1995-2004 first as associate professor of mathematics and then as professor of mathematics and physics. She has served as the director of the Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems while at Duke. Bertozzi moved to UCLA in 2003 as a professor of mathematics. Since 2005 she has served as director of applied mathematics, overseeing the graduate and undergraduate research training programs at UCLA. In 2012 she was appointed the Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity. Bertozzi's honors include the Sloan Research Fellowship in 1995, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 1996, and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics's (SIAM) Kovalevsky Prize in 2009. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 and to the Fellows of the SIAM in 2010. She became a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013. Bertozzi serves on the editorial boards of twelve journals: SIAM J. Math. Anal., SIAM's Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Interfaces and Free Boundaries, Applied Mathematics Research Express (Oxford Press), Applied Mathematics Letters, Mathematical Models and Methods in the Applied Sciences (M3AS), Communications in Mathematical Sciences, Nonlinearity, and Advances in Differential Equations, Journal of Nonlinear Science, Journal of Statistical Physics, and Nonlinear Analysis Real World Applications.
She currently serves as chair of the Science Board of the NSF Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University and serves on the Science Boards for the Banff International Research Station and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley.
To date she has graduated 23 Ph.D. students and has mentored 35 postdoctoral scholars.
4:15-4:25 pm - Presentation of Awards
Presentation of the IIT Karl Menger Student Award for Exceptional Scholarship by a Student and the Applied Math poster competition winners.
4:25 pm - Reception, McCloska Ballroom, MTCC
Tuesday, April 1, 2014Professor Bertozzi will meet with students and faculty.
11:25 am - Research Seminar: "The Ginzburg - Landau Functional and Threshold Dynamics on Graphs for Large Data Analysis." Location: TBD.
12:30 pm - Lunch Provided
4:40 - 5:30 pm - Discussion: "How to Be a Successful Applied Mathematician" with the SIAM student chapter. Location: TBD.
Made possible with the generous support of the Menger family; Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology; the Menger Fund; and Alumni Relations.
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More About Karl MengerKarl Menger was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at IIT from 1946-1971, and influenced many students, fellow faculty members, and friends during his lifetime. Regarded as one of the finest mathematicians of the 20th century, he made significant contributions to the fields of dimension theory, probability, economics, ethics, geometry, and calculus.
For further reading, please see the following:
Biography of Karl Menger, compiled by Professor Greg Fasshauer at IIT.
Calculus: A Modern Approach, Menger's Calculus textbook.
Unexplored Dimensions: Karl Menger on Economics and Philosophy, a collection of Menger's papers while at the University of Vienna.
Karl Menger Biography