The Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT will host Andrea Bertozzi of the University of California, Los Angeles, as the 2015 Karl Menger Lecturer. She will speak on "The Mathematics of Crime" on March 31 at 3:15 p.m. The event is part of the eighth annual Karl Menger Lecture and Awards, March 30-31 on the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Campus.
- Lauren Shelby by phone: 312.567.5030
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- by www: alumni.iit.edu/menger-2015
Schedule of Events
Monday, March 30, 2015
Events will take place in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
Andreais an applied mathematician with expertise in nonlinear partial differential equations and fluid dynamics. She also works in the areas of geometric methods for image processing, crime modeling and analysis, and swarming/cooperative dynamics. Bertozzi completed all her degrees in mathematics at Princeton. She was an L. E. Dickson Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago from 1991-1995. She was the Maria Geoppert-Mayer Distinguished Scholar at Argonne National Laboratory from 1995-6. She was on the faculty at Duke University from 1995-2004 first as associate professor of mathematics and then as professor of mathematics and physics. She has served as the director of the Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems while at Duke. Bertozzi moved to UCLA in 2003 as a professor of mathematics. Since 2005 she has served as director of applied mathematics, overseeing the graduate and undergraduate research training programs at UCLA. In 2012 she was appointed the Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity.
Bertozzi's honors include the Sloan Research Fellowship in 1995, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 1996, and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics's (SIAM) Kovalevsky Prize in 2009. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 and to the Fellows of the SIAM in 2010. She became a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013. Bertozzi serves on the editorial boards of twelve journals: SIAM J. Math. Anal., SIAM's Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Interfaces and Free Boundaries, Applied Mathematics Research Express (Oxford Press), Applied Mathematics Letters, Mathematical Models and Methods in the Applied Sciences (M3AS), Communications in Mathematical Sciences, Nonlinearity, and Advances in Differential Equations, Journal of Nonlinear Science, Journal of Statistical Physics, and Nonlinear Analysis Real World Applications.
She currently serves as chair of the Science Board of the NSF Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University and serves on the Science Boards for the Banff International Research Station and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley.
To date she has graduated 23 Ph.D. students and has mentored 35 postdoctoral scholars.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Bertozzi will meet with students and faculty.
Made possible with the generous support of the Menger family; Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology; the Menger Fund; and Alumni Relations.
Out-of-state travelers: for questions or hotel suggestions, please call 312.567.3132
More About Karl Menger
Karl Menger was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at IIT from 1946-1971, and influenced many students, fellow faculty members, and friends during his lifetime. Regarded as one of the finest mathematicians of the 20th century, he made significant contributions to the fields of dimension theory, probability, economics, ethics, geometry, and calculus.
Biography of Karl Menger, compiled by Professor Greg Fasshauer at IIT.
Calculus: A Modern Approach, Menger's Calculus textbook.
Unexplored Dimensions: Karl Menger on Economics and Philosophy, a collection of Menger's papers while at the University of Vienna.