Graduate Student / Postdoc Seminar
This seminar is meant to benefit young mathematicians, particularly graduate students and postdocs. It aims to accomplish the following:
 provide a venue for talks that young mathematicians will understand
 expose students to areas of research at the Courant Institute
The research talks should be fairly introductory and accessible to students and nonspecialists in the audience.
If you would like to give a talk or ask a question about the seminar, please contact one of the seminar organizers:
 Aria Halavati (aria.halavati [at] cims [dot] nyu [dot] edu)
 Amandin Chyba Rabeendran (atc9782 [at] nyu [dot] edu)
Seminars are at 1pm in Warren Weaver Hall 1302. Pizza and drinks will be served before/after the talks. Historical events prior to 2010 for this seminar are available here.
Seminar Organizer(s): Aria Halavati, Amanda Chyba Rabeendran
Past Events

Friday, May 7, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Modeling Rare Events in Complex Systems
Eric VandenEijnden 
Friday, April 30, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Dynamics of Perceptual Bistability: e.g., the Necker Cube
John Rinzel 
Friday, April 23, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Dynamic Similarity: An Antarctic Ice Shelf and a French Turntable
David Holland 
Friday, April 16, 20101:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Learning Hierarchies of Features for Object Detection
Koray Kavukcuoglu 
Friday, April 16, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Towards Seizure Prediction from EEG
Piotr Mirowski 
Friday, April 9, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Learning to Rank
Mehryar Mohri 
Friday, April 2, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
The Relaxation of a Crystal Surface: Step ODE's, PDE's, and SelfSimilarity
Hala Al Hajj Shehadeh 
Friday, March 26, 20101:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Learning Good Features for Understanding Video Data
Graham Taylor 
Friday, March 26, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
An Introduction to Compressed Sensing
Rachel Ward 
Friday, March 12, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Obvious Yet Overlooked Means for Testing Statistical Theories: An Informal Presentation
Mark Tygert 
Friday, March 5, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Complex Flows of Complex Fluids
Michael Shelley 
Friday, February 26, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Directed Polymers in Random Environment with Heavy Tails
Oren Louidor 
Friday, February 19, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Seeking Points: A Case Study
Matthew Leingang 
Friday, February 12, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Reading Motion Signatures
Chris Bregler 
Friday, February 5, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
What Kinds of Invariants Are Used to Classify Spaces and Their Symmetries?
Sylvain Cappell 
Friday, January 29, 20101PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Continuum Equations for Rarefied Gases
Ed Spiegel