# 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

**Daniel Rockmore**, Dartmouth College:*Reading, Writing, and 'Rithmetic: Two tales of mathematical and evolutionary explorations of text*(2015)**Laura DeMarco**, University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University:*Numerical Patterns and Chaos*(2014)**Peter Sarnak**, Princeton University:*The Matrix Groups and Diophantine Analysis*(2013)**Akshay Venkatesh**, Stanford University:*From Continued Fractions to Modular Forms*(2012)**Persi Diaconis**, Stanford University:*The Search for Randomness*(2011)**Joe Gallian**, University of Minnesota:*Using Mathematics to Create Symmetry Patterns*(2010)**Saul Teukolsky**, Cornell University:*Einstein's Equations, Black Holes, and Gravitational Waves*(2009)**Allan Greenleaf**, University of Rochester:*Cloaking Devices, Electromagnetic Wormholes, and Transformation Optics*(2008)**Kenneth Ribet**, University of California at Berkeley:*Recent Progress on Serre's Conjecture*(2007)**Dan Goldston**, San Jose State University:*Are There Infinitely Many Twin Primes?*(2006)