In addition to supporting our fellows through various stages of the doctorate, the Program aspires to foster and strengthen relationships among all members of the Mellon Mays community. To that end, the Lecture Series brings together undergraduates, graduate students, coordinators, and faculty in each region for intellectual engagement and community-building. Each lecture allows a Mellon Ph.D. the opportunity to speak on their research or a current topic, and fellows and coordinators gather afterwards for a reception. To date, lectures have taken place in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Baltimore and Atlanta.
New York, NY - February 25, 2016
We are honored to have Dr. Calandra Tate Moore, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the City University of New York's College of Staten Island, as our speaker. Her research interests in applied statistics are linked to a wide range of interdisciplinary applications including but not limited to health, psychology, biology, text processing, and artificial intelligence tasks. Her talk is titled: "Using Statistical Techniques to Study Infant Motor Development in the Context of Sleep."