October 1, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Dynamical Systems Seminar | The Hunt for the Swamp Monster, Oct. 24

Dr. Martin J. Mohlenkamp, shown in his office

Dr. Martin J. Mohlenkamp

Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems Seminar presents Dr. Martin Mohlenkamp, on “The Hunt for the Swamp Monster” Tuesday, Oct. 24, from  3:05 to 4 p.m. in Morton 218.

Mohlenkamp is Associate Professor of of Mathematics at Ohio University.

Abstract: There is a criminal on the loose in Tensorland. As innocent tensor approximation programs go about their work, sometimes they get “swamped.” A swamped program has to work for many iterations without making appreciable progress before finally breaking free; sometimes they expire while trying. The criminal has been active since programs moved into Tensorland some 50 years ago, but has never been seen. Blurry images and indistinct tracks abound, leading to rumors and superstitions about the Swamp Monster. Join us as we construct and set a trap for the Swamp Monster. What will we find when the trap springs?

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