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AUS Regional Students Conference on Mathematics RSCM
First AUS Regional Students' Conference on Mathematics
March 1, 2014
Organized by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Arts and Sciences
American University of Sharjah
The primary objective of this conference is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students from the UAE and neighboring countries to a forum in which they can exchange ideas in different branches of mathematics and communicate recent developments in mathematical research and education.
The proposed technical program of the conference will include contributed talks by students and two keynote lectures by established mathematicians. There will also be panel discussions on applying for graduate school and on employment opportunities in the UAE led by recent mathematics graduates.
Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
- Applied Mathematics
- Differential Equations
- Discrete Mathematics
- Financial Mathematics
- Mathematics Education
- Number Theory
- Numerical Analysis
- Probability Theory
- Statistics and its Applications
- Stochastic Differential Equations
- Topology and Geometry
Contributed talks by undergraduate and graduate students are expected to be research or expository work in any mathematically intensive topic at a level that is appropriate for their educational stage.
Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts or short papers that will be published in the conference proceedings.
Registration: January 23, 2014
Abstract submission: January 30, 2014
Late registration: February 7, 2014
Proceedings paper submission: February 7, 2014
Here's how to find us:
Committees and Sponsors
AUS Faculty and Student Organizing Committee
- David Radnell (Chair), [email protected]
- Madhu Bathija (Secretary), [email protected]
- Dmitry Efimov, [email protected]
- Saadia Khouyibaba, [email protected]
- Mujo Mesanovic, [email protected]
- Ali Sayfy, [email protected]
- Hana Suleiman (Head of Department), [email protected]
- Jonas Saman, [email protected]
- Abdullah El Shazly, [email protected]
- Zahra Sumar, [email protected]
- Naamah Tawil, [email protected]
Registration deadline: January 23, 2014
Abstract submission deadline: January 30, 2014
Late registration deadline: February 7, 2014
Proceedings paper submission deadline: February 7, 2014
UAE students registration fee: $30
International students registration fee: $60
Late registration fee (by February 7, 2014): $90
The registration fee covers lunch and refreshments.
To download the payment registration form click here.
Prospective participants are kindly invited to submit a maximum one-page abstract via email to [email protected]. Contact information and affiliation of the corresponding author must be included. Please make sure to include the general area of your research in the abstract.
Abstract Latex Template (submit both the Latex and pdf files)
Abstract Word Template
Please note that abstract/papers with no registration will not appear on the final technical program of the conference.
Acceptance of abstracts will be done on a continuing basis.
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 30, 2014
The keynote lectures take place in Lecture Hall B in the AUS Main Building.
Dr. Federico Camia
Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics,
NYU Abu Dhabi,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Department of Mathematics, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Biography: Dr. Federico Camia studied physics at the University of Bologna, the Ecole Polytechnique near Paris, and New York University. He obtained his PhD from NYU, where he was also a research assistant at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. His main research interests lie at the interface between probability theory and statistical physics, particularly in the areas of equilibrium statistical mechanics, phase transitions and spatial stochastic models. He was awarded the Marie Curie Research Fellowship and grants from the US National Science Foundation and the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, and has co-organized seminars and an international workshop on probability and stochastic systems. His work has been published in numerous international physics and mathematics journals. Camia holds a PhD in physics from NYU. He received his MS at NYU, and his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Bologna, Italy.
Title: Random Fractals
structures are common in nature. They have a property called self-similarity,
which means that each potion looks like the whole. The most famous mathematical
fractals, such as the Cantor, Julia and Mandelbrot sets or the Sierpinski
carpet, are typically produced by a deterministic process and contain
identical, scaled-down copies of themselves. On the contrary, natural
fractal-like objects usually look random and are only statistically self-similar,
in the sense that each portion is similar in shape but not identical to a
scaled version of the whole. In this talk I will explore how combining
self-similarity and randomness produces extremely interesting models whose
analysis requires a mixture of techniques from different areas of mathematics.
Such random fractals have many applications to various fields of mathematics,
the natural sciences and economics.
Dr. Dmitry Efimov
Visiting Assistant Professor,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
American University of Sharjah,
Biography: Dmitry Efimov graduated with honors
from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University (MSU) in
June 2004. He received his PhD in Mathematics from MSU in 2008. In February
2008, he passed the competitive selection for the position of Assistant
Professor at the Mathematical Analysis Department at MSU, and has occupied the
position since then. He is has been working as a Visiting Assistant Professor
in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at American University of Sharjah
since September 2012.
Efimov's research area is in applied machine learning and data
mining. He is interested in automatic feature engineering and feature selection
methods, metrical data mining algorithms, boosting approaches. Efimov has obtained several interesting
results, such as a novel functional ensembling algorithm for binary
classification problems and a likelihood feature engineering algorithm. He is a
winner of several predictive modelling competitions (KDD Cup'2013: Author-Paper
Identification Challenge; Amazon.com: Employee Access Challenge; Predicting the
Strength of Social Ties). Efimov
has been ranked among the top 10 data mining researchers in the Kaggle world
He worked as a predictive analytics
consultant for Etihad Airways.
Title: Applied Machine Learning: basics and case studies.
today keep increasing, and recent problems require the exploration of terabytes of data. There is no doubt that they contain a lot
of hidden information of strategic importance. But when there are so many grains of sand, how do we draw meaningful
conclusions about the desert?
most relevant answer is machine learning and data mining, which are being used
in a huge
variety of problems: from pattern recognition in
engineering to connection recovering in social networks. The potential returns are enormous.
Innovative organizations worldwide are already using data mining to discover future higher-value customers,
to minimize losses due to error or fraud, and to plan product offerings to increase sales.
mining is a process that uses a variety of mathematical approaches to find
relationships in data, and machine learning is a set of
algorithms that can be used to make valid
lecture I will introduce basic concepts of machine learning and give several
practical examples where mathematical
methods help to extract valuable information from huge amount of data.
|9:00-9:30||Opening Ceremony||Lecture Hall B, Main Building|
|9:30-10:30||Keynote Lecture: Dr. F. Camia||Lecture Hall B, Main Building|
|10:30-11:00||Coffee Break||Chemistry Building|
|11:00-12:00||Session A1, A2||Chemistry Building|
|13:30-14:30||Keynote Lecture: Dr. D. Efimov||Chemistry Building|
|14:30-15:30||Session B1, B2||Chemistry Building|
|15:30-16:00||Coffee Break||Chemistry Building|
|16:00-17:00||Session C1, C2||Chemistry Building|
|17:00-17:30||Panel: Math Jobs in the UAE||Chemistry Building|
|17:30-18:00||Panel: Applying to Graduate School||Chemistry Building|
Presenters may submit their papers or extended abstracts for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
Papers must be between two and six pages in length. Camera-ready manuscripts should be submitted by February 7, 2014. However, earlier submission is encouraged to enable sufficient time for editing to be discussed with the authors.
Paper Format and Templates
In the following you will find guidelines
and templates for submitting your paper to the RSCM'14 proceedings
electronically at [email protected]
1. If the paper is typeset using Latex,
please download the template package Latex Users.
In the package, you will find the following files:
- template latex RSCM.tex
- template latex RSCM.pdf
2. If your paper is written using
Microsoft Word, please download the template packages Word Users. In the package, you will find the following files:
- template word RSCM.docx
- template word RSCM.pdf
Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa upon entry: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland (Netherlands), Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vatican City.
Citizens of other countries will require a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates. If you are flying to the UAE using Emirates Airlines or Air Arabia, the airline can get you the necessary visa if you make the request in advance. If you elect to apply for a visa at the UAE embassy in your country, we will be glad to provide you with any supporting documents that you may need, such as an invitation letter indicating the acceptance of your paper.
The conference is organized by:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
American University of Sharjah,
PO Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE
Tel: +971 6 515 2163
All email correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to [email protected].
+971 6 515 2906
Thank You for Registering