Networked Life

Celebrating the life and career of Fan Chung and Ron Graham.

Atkinson Hall Auditorium, UCSD, January 30 - 31, 2016

Creative and energetic as ever, Fan Chung and Ron Graham have decided to retire from active teaching at the end of this academic year.

Please join us for a weekend of math, magic, juggling, and reminiscing about their many achievements and remarkable careers to date.

To help us plan, we ask potential participants to please register below.

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Schedule


Saturday

8:30Continental Breakfast
9:00S-T Yau, Harvard, "Geometric Methods in Graph Theory"
10:00Prasad Tetali, Georgia Tech, "Catalan shuffles"
10:30Break
10:45Glenn Hurlbert, VCU, "On EKR graphs"
11:15Kevin O'Bryant, CUNY, "First Order Number Theory"
11:45Lunch
12:45Ruth Williams, UCSD, "Correlations and adaptation in enzymatic networks"
1:15Persi Diaconis, Stanford, "Metrics Between Permutations"
2:15Break
2:45Mary Radcliffe, CMU, "kth Order Cheeger Inequalities"
3:15Doug West, Zhejiang Normal University, "Coloring, Sparseness, and Girth"
3:45Break
4:00Josh Cooper, South Carolina, "Binary Matrices, Graph Pressing Sequences, and Genome Rearrangement"
4:30Pavel Pevzner, UCSD, "De Bruijn Graphs and Fragile Regions in the Human Genome"
5:00Rhys Thomas, Jugglemania, performance
6:30Dinner
8:00Art Benjamin, Harvey Mudd, performance

Sunday

8:30Continental Breakfast
9:00Jacob Fox, Stanford, "Quasirandomness"
10:00Joel Spencer, NYU, "The Strange Logic of Galton-Watson Trees"
10:30Break
10:45Jeff Remmel, UCSD, "Factorization Theorems in Rook Theory"
11:15Tadashi Tokieda, Cambridge/Stanford, "Toy models"
12:15Lunch
1:15Christos Papadimitriou, Berkeley, "Existence proofs in combinatorics and Computational Complexity"
2:15George Varghese, Microsoft, “Parallelism, Memory Allocation and the Lowest Goldbach Prime”
2:45Kamalika Chaudhuri, UCSD, "Privacy-preserving Statistics for Graphs and Correlated Data"
3:15Break
3:45Robert Calderbank, Duke, "The Art of Communication"
4:15Jeff Lagarias, Michigan, "Dilated Floor Functions"
4:45Erik Demaine, MIT, "Fun with Fonts: Mathematical Typography"

Accommodations


Organizing committee


Joe Buhler, Steve Butler, Rajesh Gupta, Todd Kemp, Ramesh Rao, Alon Orlitsky