SIAM Knights Conference

SIAM Knights is the student chapter of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at the University of Central Florida.

The student chapter is proudly hosting this inaugural student conference on Friday May 17th, 2019 to provide invaluable opportunities to develop networks with faculty members outside of the classroom, share ideas and research with people with similar interests, learn about career options, and develop leadership skill.

The theme of the inaugural conference is on mathematical biology and modeling. The conference features two keynote lectures given by one senior faculty and one junior faculty, and consists of several student talks.

Workshop Schedule (program)
9:00am-9:05am Welcome Remarks
9:05am-10:00am Pauline van den Driessche Discrete-Time Infectious Disease Models
10:30am-11:00am Arielle Gaudiello Impact of Asymmetric Movement on the Spatial Spread of an Infectious Disease
11:00am-11:30am Mangalagama Dewasurendra Optimal Semi-Analytical Method to Solve Nonlinear Differential Equations Arising in Epidemiology
11:30am-12:00pm Jesse Randall Rigorous Analysis of an Edge-Based Network Disease Model
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm-2:30pm Chinwendu Enyioha Distributed Control of Spreading Processes in General Networks
3:00pm-3:30pm Henry Chang Modeling Disease Immunity Dynamics
3:30pm-4:00pm Christopher Botelho Modeling Disease Impact of Vibrio-Phage Interactions
4:00pm-4:30pm Rasika Rajapakshage Clustering in Statistical Ill-Posed Linear Inverse Problems
4:30pm-5:00pm Poroshat Yazdanbakhshghahyazi Further Applications of Target Reproduction Numbers
5:00pm-5:10pm Photo & Concluding Remarks

Student Organizers:

  • Nazar Emirov
  • Rasika Rajapakshage
  • Poroshat Yazdanbakhshghahyazi

Faculty Advisors:

  • Joseph Brennan
  • Zhisheng Shuai