2017 Conference


42nd Annual New York Regional Graduate Mathematics Conference

Date: Saturday April 8, 2017 8:30am

This year’s 42nd Annual New York Regional Graduate Mathematics Conference at Syracuse University will be held on Saturday April 8th, 2016. Our confirmed keynote speakers are Dr. Robert Connelly of Cornell University and Dr. Robert Ghrist of the University of Pennsylvania. The Syracuse Graduate Mathematics Conference is run entirely by graduate students and is generously supported by the American Mathematical Society.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Robert Connelly (Cornell University)

Dr. Robert Connelly received his Ph.D. in 1970 at the University of Michigan under Dr. James Kister. His research focuses on discrete geometry, computational geometry and the rigidity of discrete structures. Connelly is known for discovering embedded flexible polyhedra. A constructed example of one such polyhedra is displayed at the National Museum of American History. In 1981, Edward L.G. Bowell named the asteroid 4816 after Connelly. Dr. Connelly has had three Ph.D. students and has written, along with Allen Back, the book Mathematics and Tensegrity. He has been cited over 3000 times and in 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He is currently a professor at Cornell University.

Dr. Robert Ghrist

Dr. Robert Ghrist received his Ph.D. in 1995 at Cornell University under Dr. Philip Holmes. His research centers on topological methods in applied mathematics: dynamical systems, robots, hydrodynamics, and information systems. Dr. Ghrist has taught at the University of Texas (as the R.H. Bing Instructor), Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ghrist was a visiting mathematician in 1995 at the Institute for Advanced Study and Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge in 2000. Dr. Ghrist created an online Calculus class that had more than 100,000 sign-ups and secured a 2.5 million grant from the Department of Defense. He has had 3 Ph.D. students and in addition to his dozens of papers, conference procedures, and seven books has been cited thousands of times. He is currently a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Schedule and Abstracts

You may find the schedule of talks and the abstracts at this link.

Conference Location

Carnegie Library is located on the Syracuse University main campus by the Carrier Dome. You may find the library on the map below or click here to find directions.