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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"

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.

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iCal 01/23
BLOC 220 Dr. Michael Anshelevich
Department of Mathematics, TAMU
REU Information Session
iCal 01/30
BLOC 220 Dr. Heath Blackmon
Department of Biology, TAMU
Theoretical approaches to evolutionary biology: examples from quantitative and population genetics
iCal 02/06
BLOC 220 Dr. Ivan Ivanov
Department of Vet Med - Physiology & Pharmacology, TAMU
Mathematical Models of Gene Regulatory Networks
iCal 02/13
BLOC 220 Vahid Attari, PhD Student
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, TAMU
Phase-field modeling of microstructure for designing high-performance industrial alloys
iCal 02/20
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?
iCal 03/06
BLOC 220 Dr. Igor Zelenko
Department of Mathematics, TAMU
Euler characteristic, winding numbers, and can we comb a hedgehog?
iCal 03/27
BLOC 220 Dr. Nima Kalantari
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, TAMU
Deep Learning for Sampling and Reconstruction in Computer Graphics
iCal 04/10
BLOC 220 Dr. Theodora Chaspari
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, TAMU
Computational models of human behavior for education and well-being applications
iCal 04/17
BLOC 220 Todd Schrader
Department of Mathematics, TAMU
All About Actuaries
iCal 04/24
BLOC 220 A Group of Undergraduate Students
Department of Mathematics, TAMU
Directed Reading Program Presentations
iCal 04/25
BLOC 628 A Group of Undergraduate Students
Department of Mathematics, TAMU
Directed Reading Program Presentations