<div dir="ltr"><div>Hi!  This Monday&#39;s talk is the first of a few general interest talks coming up soon.  I want you to seriously consider coming to the talk this Monday, for two reason:</div><div><br></div><div>One, it&#39;s we are considering hiring these people as permanent faculty.  If you have an opinion afterward, you tell me, and it will be part of the discussion.</div><div><br></div><div>Two, classes aren&#39;t everything.  This is <i>one of the best chances you will have</i> to hear about some nice mathematics outside of class.  </div><div><br></div><div>Three reasons, actually... pizza!<br></div><div><br></div><div>Best wishes,</div><div><div class="gmail_signature" data-smartmail="gmail_signature">Michael J. Pelsmajer, Associate Professor<br>Associate Chair for Applied Mathematics<br>Director of Undergraduate Studies for Applied Math<br>--------------------------------------------------------------------<br>John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 208A<br>Department of Applied Mathematics<br>Illinois Institute of Technology<br>Chicago, IL 60616</div></div>
<br><div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: <b class="gmail_sendername">Myrna Walker</b> <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:mwalke13@iit.edu">mwalke13@iit.edu</a>&gt;</span><br>Date: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:31 AM<br>Subject: Special Seminar, Monday, January 30, 2017 - Stasi<br>To: <a href="mailto:fac.all@math.iit.edu">fac.all@math.iit.edu</a>, <a href="mailto:ugrads@math.iit.edu">ugrads@math.iit.edu</a>, grads &lt;<a href="mailto:grads@math.iit.edu">grads@math.iit.edu</a>&gt;<br>Cc: Gladys Collins &lt;<a href="mailto:collinsg@iit.edu">collinsg@iit.edu</a>&gt;, Myrna Walker &lt;<a href="mailto:mwalke13@iit.edu">mwalke13@iit.edu</a>&gt;<br><br><br><div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:verdana,sans-serif">Dear All,</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:verdana,sans-serif">Please join the Department of Applied Mathematics for
a <span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:verdana,sans-serif">Special Seminar</span></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:verdana,sans-serif"> - “This Talk Assumes
only Univariate Calculus”<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:verdana,sans-serif">When: Monday, January 30, 2017, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm <span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:verdana,sans-serif">Where: RE 106</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:verdana,sans-serif">Title: </span></b><b><span style="font-size:18pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Finding Structure in
Randomness</span></b><b><span style="font-size:24pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></b></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><span style="font-size:13.5pt;font-family:verdana,sans-serif">Speaker: Despina Stasi  <br>
</span></b><b><span style="font-size:13.5pt;font-family:verdana,sans-serif;color:gray">Department of Applied Mathematics</span></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif">Abstract: </span><span class="m_-5711425026610309572gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> </span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">In
everyday life, we consider randomness as the absence of pattern, of
predictability, of structure. But, in fact, objects generated at random can
have very real structure; random problems can give insights to the structure of
hard instances; and randomness can be harnessed to design algorithms that can
solve problems more efficiently and more simply than any known deterministic
algorithm. This talk will survey some of these ideas through problems and
applications in graph theory, artificial intelligence, and cryptography.</span><span class="m_-5711425026610309572gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">No prior knowledge in these topics is required.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Myrna Walker</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Administrative Assistant</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:16px">X78984</span></p></div>
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