The Mathematics Department's senior thesis presentations in the Spring of 2019 will be from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm Friday afternoons in the Argue Auditorium, Millikan 1051 and the Emmy Noether Room, Millikan 1021 except for February 8 and April 12 when everyone meets in the Argue Auditorium from 1:00-4:00pm.  Each speaking slot is 20 minutes and this includes 2-3 minutes for questions and answers. Speakers should arrive 30 minutes early to make sure that their talk is uploaded and ready to go before the seminar begins. Two important dates to remember are February 15, 2019 (complete draft of the Thesis due), and April 12, 2019 (the final copy of the Thesis due). Feel free to invite friends and family to join us for your senior presentation. We ask the audience not to use or turn on laptops, tablets, phones, or other distracting electronic equipment during the presentations.

February 8

Speaker Advisor Topic
Shivang Mehta Ami Radunskaya (Machine) Learning to Target
Vedant Vohra Jo Hardin Analyzing experiments: Can we determine if a new treatment benefits the many or the few?
Harry Bendekgey Joseph Osborn Learning Player Strategies in the Board Game Dominion
Aurora Zhang Ghassan Sarkis Modeling Pedestrian Flow through LAX with Simulated Queues
Eric Gofen Gizem Karaali (Re)humanizing Math Education
Peter Cowal Vin de Silva/Joti Rockwell Composing Mathematically

February 15

Speaker Advisor Topic
Dana Wang Blerta Shtylla Convolutional Neural Networks and Their Application in Biological Image Segmentation
Jacob Fontana Gabe Chandler Coupled Continuous Time Random Walks
Siddhartha Aggarwal Ghassan Sarkis Modelling foot traffic flow at LAX using Neural Networks
Matthew Patterson Stephan Garcia Constructing Conjugations by Unitary Extension
Frances Hung Jo Hardin Optimizing Experimental Design
Alex Xiaotong Gui Jo Hardin Prediction Confidence in Classification Random Forests

February 22

Speaker Advisor Topic
Matthew Reale-Hatem Ami Radunskya Geostatistical Analysis of Arts Activity in Los Angeles
Gbeke Fawehinmi Edray Goins Mathematics in Media
Eisen Ipac Kim Ayers Population Dynamics and Modeling Criminal Activity
Tai Le Mark Huber The Sample Size Determination Problem: A Comparison of Approaches
Sophia Hui Gizem Karaali Leveraging Mistakes in the Math Classroom
Gianna Wu Lisette de Pillis Mathematical Modeling for Type 1 Diabetes

March 1

Speaker Advisor Topic
Brian Lorenz Stephan Garcia Bounding the Power Moments of Gaussian Periods
Kutay Nazli Adolfo Rumbos Closed-Form Solutions of Non-Linear PDEs: Bäcklund Transforms and Superposition
Allison Kirkegaard Gabe Chandler Modeling Educational Outcomes over Time
Victor Machado Edray Goins Finite Fields and the Discrete Log Problem
Jack Conner Blerta Shtylla Simulating Neuronal Networks for Prediction
Hyeong Shin Ghassan Sarkis Modeling Pedestrian Flow through LAX with Simulated Queues

March 8

Speaker Advisor Topic
Ricardo Espinoza Ami Radunskya Modeling the Impact of Cultural Vibrancy on Societal Well-Being Factors
Oscar Galindo William Devanny Analyzing the Minimum Cost Perfect Matching with Delays Problem
Jose Munoz-Lopez Stephan Garcia Constructions for Avoiding Prime Length Arithmetic Progressions
Justin Weltz Jo Hardin Over-Policing and Fair Machine Learning
Yanai Feldman Gizem Karaali Mathematical (Fundamental)ism: Set Theory meets Category Theory
Andrew Brown Gabe Chandler Directional Data in Baseball

April 5

Speaker Advisor Topic
Kenneth Dennie Stephan Garcia Rubik's Cubes
Muhammad Chaudhry Edray Goins Mathematical Games on Symmetric Solids
Zihao Xu Alexandra Papoutsaki Eye-tracking Using Convolutional Neural Networks
Sylvia Nwakanma Gizem Karaali Reading with Pictures, Picturing with Words:Probabilistic Topic Modeling of Text and Image
Nina Thiebaut HMC Clinic Acoustics for Immersive Mixed Reality
Israel Teru Ghassan Sarkis Modeling Foot Traffic at LAX

April 12

Speaker Advisor Topic
Lucero Ramirez Ami Radunskya Gaming the City: a game theoretic model using cultural vibrancy
Neelesh Karody Adolfo Rumbos Higher Order Beliefs in Coordination Games
Janie Neal Ami Radunskya Community Detection in Complex Networks
Minh Quan Do Ghassan Sarkis Modelling Foot Traffic Flow at LAX Using Artificial Neural Network
Bradley Druzinsky Adolfo Rumbos The Kelly-Criterion
Melissa Hooke Gabe Chandler Modeling Spacecraft Safe Mode Events