I led the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) Department Student Seminars until the ACMS Graduate Student Organization became established in 2016. In the Spring of 2015, I taught a course on Probability and Statstics for Computer Scientists and Engineers.
ACMS Student Organization & SIAM Chapter at Notre Dame have taken over the ACMS Seminars as of 2016. Please go to their website here.
The Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) Graduate Student Seminars are for graduate students and postdocs to share their work or ideas they have learned to one another. It is highly encouraged that the more senior graduate students (4th year and above as well as post docs) to present either their research or a topic they believe will benefit the ACMS graduate student population for the first few sessions. Possible topics could be:
The presentations can be any length (4 minutes  50 minutes). Please sign up by emailing Claire Bowen (claire.mckay.bowen at gmail.com), listing your name, topic, and details of your topic.
Date  Presenter  Topic  Abstract 

September 16th, 2015  Alan Liddell  Introduction to the CRC 

September 30th, 2015  Daniel Brake  Applications of Monodromy  Monodromy action plays an important role in a number of mathematical theories. Stemming from a fundamental principle in complex analysis, the Cauchy integral formula, monodromy loops give all sorts of information about the interior of a region given boundary data. The uses include computing whether a pole is contained in the interior, and determining the breakup of the sheets coming together at a pole. As a consequence, monodromy is used in numerical algebraic geometry to decompose a puredimensional set into its irreducible components. This talk will give an overview of monodromy, and some new connections to algebraic geometry. In particular, we will discuss how to use it to compute some local properties of algebraic varieties, as in the Numerical Local Irreducible Decomposition, and a new method for computing real tropical curves. 
October 14th, 2015  Claire Bowen  Interning at Los Alamos National Laboratory  A causal talk on my internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Topics Covered

November 4th, 2015  Shant Mahserejian  Projects in Industrial Mathematics  Project 1: Industrial Math/Stats Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students  Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute  (IMSM @ SAMSI)
"Investigating the Relationship Between the Microbiome and Environmental Characteristics"  Mentored by Rho Inc. Dealt with identifying which bacteria in the microbiome found in a household during the first year of development that helps resist the future onset of asthma or allergies.
Project 2: Mathematical Modeling in Industry Workshops for Graduate Students Institude for Mathematics and its Applications  (MathModeling@IMA)
