Chelluri Lecture Series

The Chelluri Lecture series is offered in memory of Thyagaraju (Raju) Chelluri, who graduated magna cum laude from Cornell with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1999. Raju was a brilliant student, a gifted scholar, and a wonderful human being who died on August 21, 2004 at the age of 26, shortly after completing all requirements for the Ph.D. in Mathematics at Rutgers University. He wrote a thesis called Equidistribution of the Roots of Quadratic Congruences under the supervision of H. Iwaniec and was awarded a Ph.D. posthumously.

The Chelluri Lecture Endowment was established in 2004 with support from family and friends of Thyagaraju (Raju) Chelluri. Each year, a distinguished mathematician will be invited to give the Chelluri Lecture.

Upcoming Lectures

Andrea Bertozzi, UCLA
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 253 Malott Hall
Mathematics of Crime

Law enforcement agencies across the country have discovered that partnering with a team of mathematicians and social scientists from UCLA can help them determine where crime is likely to occur. Dr. Bertozzi will talk about the fascinating story behind her participation on the UCLA team that developed a “predictive policing” computer program that zeros-in on areas that have the highest probability of crime. The use of mathematics in studying gang crimes and other criminal activities will also be discussed.

Following the lecture, a musical performance and reception will be held at A. D. White House. Andrea will also give a talk in the Center for Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 13th.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Heather Peterson.

Previous Lectures in the Series