About us

Welcome to the home page of the Mathematics Graduate Student Organization (MGSO) at Texas A&M University in College Station. The purpose of this organization is to encourage communication among students, faculty, and staff, and contribute to a rich social life in the department through cultural and scientific dialogue. We would also like to provide an environment where students in the mathematics department can practice their presentation skills as well as view the techniques of others. It is our goal to be a source of support and information for all graduate students.

The main activity of the MGSO is the Graduate Student Seminar. This seminar is for grad students, (largely) by grad students: Volunteer to give a talk!

Seminar: Spring 2018, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM

Next Talk

Speaker:   Alexander RuysdePerez  

Title:   Standard form for neural codes

Time / Date:   4:00 - 5:00 , April 26


A neural code on n neurons is a set of binary strings of length n. Biologically speaking, these strings represent all possible firing combinations of the given n place cells for a particular location. Here, we explain what it means for two neural codes to be isomorphic to each other. This isomorphism gives rise to a standard form, i.e. a choice of a unique representative for each isomorphism class. We introduce one possible standard form, as well as an algorithm to compute that standard form for an arbitrary neural code.