Troy University’s Department of Mathematics will present the 16th annual TROY MathFest, a free conference that enables undergraduate students to share their research, on April 14-15 at the Troy Campus with a component that will also be offered virtually.
Highlights of the conference, which begins at 4 p.m. on Friday and continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, include 15-minute presentations by students and faculty, a poster session by students, a calculus competition for undergraduates and graduate school information sessions.
Dr. Audi Byrne, an Associate Professor in the Department of Math and Statistics at the University of South Alabama, will be the guest speaker for the event. Her topic will be “Exploring Networks: Applications in Disease Spread, Image Analysis and Natural Language Generation, and the Importance of Interpretability.”
Dr. Byrne earned bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics, also from Notre Dame. Her areas of research include mathematical biology, discrete stochastic dynamical systems, mathematical modeling in development and morphogenesis, biophysics and membrane organization.
Funding for the conference provided by National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences grant, Pi Mu Epsilon conference grant and by Troy University.