TAGMaC Fall 2020

The Triangle Area Graduate Mathematics Conference was held December 8 – 9, 2020. Due the the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held over Zoom and was condensed into one conference for the year rather than one each semester, which we co-organized with UNC Chapel-Hill’s AMS Student Chapter. We had the pleasure of having two plenary speakers join us: Dr. Ingrid Daubechies from Duke University and Dr. Talitha Washington from Clark Atlanta University. Here are their abstracts.


Dr. Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University


Title: Discovering Low-Dimensional Structure in High-Dimensional Data Sets

Abstract: Diffusion methods help understand and denoise data sets; when there is additional structure (as is often the case), one can use (and get additional benefit from) a fiber bundle model.

Dr. Talitha Washington, Clark Atlanta University


Title: Excelling in the Mathematical Community

Abstract: Beginning to navigate the mathematical community can feel abstract and vague. As a first-year undergraduate student, Talitha Washington withdrew from a mathematical proof course because of the rigorous demand. Now, she is a full professor of mathematics who leads a major initiative to develop data science that is grounded in ethics and addresses topics in Black America. She will share her pursuit of mathematics and how to cultivate mathematics through the broader community.


The schedule and abstracts for TAGMaC are on the UNC TAGMaC page at the following links:

Schedule: https://tarheels.live/tagmac/schedule/

Abstracts: https://tarheels.live/tagmac/abstracts/