# AMUSE

Welcome to the home page of the# Applied Mathematics Undergraduate SEminar (AMUSE)

**"When am I ever going to use this?"**

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce undergraduates to applications of mathematics: finance, engineering, biology, physics. It is attended by undergraduates at all levels, as well as occasional graduate students and faculty.

Talks by faculty, graduate students, and professionals are generally in the ballpark of 45-55 minutes long, which leaves plenty of time for questions. The first 15-20 minutes of a talk should be accessible to freshmen students in their first year of calculus. If the entire talk can be made accessible to freshmen, that is much appreciated. We can also split the hour so that two people can speak.

AMUSE is also happy to host undergraduate student talks that are accessible to this audience. These talks are often the highlight of the semester, and we hope they encourage more undergraduates to get involved with research! Generally we schedule several students to speak in one evening, so each one only needs to speak for 10-15 minutes.

If you would like to speak, or have suggestions for a speaker that would give an engaging talk to an undergraduate audience, please email Kamran Reihani, reihani "at" math.tamu.edu.

If you would like to involve undergraduates in your research program, we'd love to have you introduce them to your topic via this seminar.

Date Time |
Location | Speaker | Title – click for abstract | |
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01/236:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Dr. Michael Anshelevich Department of Mathematics, TAMU |
REU Information Session | |

01/306:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Dr. Heath Blackmon Department of Biology, TAMU |
Theoretical approaches to evolutionary biology: examples from quantitative and population genetics | |

02/066:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Dr. Ivan Ivanov Department of Vet Med - Physiology & Pharmacology, TAMU |
Mathematical Models of Gene Regulatory Networks | |

02/136:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Vahid Attari, PhD Student Department of Materials Science & Engineering, TAMU |
Phase-field modeling of microstructure for designing high-performance industrial alloys | |

02/206:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Dr. Jean-Francois Chamberland Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TAMU |
Isn’t It Odd that Flipping Coins Can Enable the Internet of Tomorrow? | |

03/066:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Dr. Igor Zelenko Department of Mathematics, TAMU |
TBA | |

03/206:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Dr. Prabir Daripa Department of Mathematics, TAMU |
TBA | |

03/276:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Dr. Nima Kalantari Department of Computer Science & Engineering, TAMU |
TBA | |

04/036:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Dr. Xia Hu Department of Computer Science & Engineering, TAMU |
TBA | |

04/106:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Dr. Theodora Chaspari Department of Computer Science & Engineering, TAMU |
TBA | |

04/176:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Heather Ramsey & Todd Schrader Department of Mathematics, TAMU |
TBA | |

04/246:00pm |
BLOC 220 | A Group of Undergraduate Students Department of Mathematics, TAMU |
Directed Reading Program Presentations |