# Events for 09/16/2021 from all calendars

## Banach and Metric Space Geometry Seminar

**Time: ** 11:00AM - 12:00PM

**Location: ** BLOC 302

**Speaker: **Keaton Hamm, UT Arlington

**Title: ***Optimal transport methods in nonlinear dimensionality reduction*

**Abstract: **The manifold hypothesis, that high-dimensional data lives on or near a low-dimensional embedded manifold, is ubiquitous in machine learning theory and practice. For imaging data, the data appears as vectors in high-dimensional Euclidean space, where the vectors are acquired from some imaging operator mapping a functional space, such as L_{2}, to Euclidean space. It is unclear that Euclidean distance between the image vectors contains sufficient semantic meaning to understand the structure of the functional data manifold. We consider treatment of the functional data as a set of probability measures, and use pairwise Wasserstein distances to compute similarity. We then utilize these distances in the ISOMAP algorithm for nonlinear dimensionality reduction. We show how the proposed algorithm, WassMap, recovers translational and dilational functional manifolds up to global isometry. We also show further experiments on synthetic data which illustrate the methods success on a variety of other kinds of image manifolds.

## Committee P & IP Meeting

**Time: ** 4:00PM - 5:00PM

**Location: ** ZOOM

## September Math Club Meeting

*Undergraduate Calendar*

**Time: ** 7:30PM - 9:00PM

**Location: ** Blocker 166

**Speaker: **Dr. Yasskin, Texas A&M Math Department

**Description: **King Arthur Problem activity