R.O.M.E.@PED

Research Opportunities in Mathematical Evolution


Research Opportunities in Mathematical Evolution (ROME) is an initiative of Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics (PED) to encourage undergraduates and starting graduate students to get involved in cutting-edge research on evolutionary phenomena and the mathematical principles which underly them. ROME was founded by decurion Erez Lieberman.

student research paper featured on cover!
press coverage:
Language evolution


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ROME project exchange





all events held at One Brattle Square unless otherwise indicated


Date Name/Affiliation Title
9 Mar 2005 R.O.M.E. R.O.M.E. colloquium
20 Jul 2005 Goutham Seshadri '07 A dijkstra algorithm for cascade graphs.
8 Aug 2005 Andrew Laitman '07 Set theoretic foundations of neural network hypercomputation.
17 Aug 2005 Vivek Rudrapatna '06 Investigations in the evolution of protein structural domains.
13 Feb 2006 R.O.M.E. R.O.M.E. colloquium II
2:45pm
3 Oct 2006
Erez Lieberman (SEAS)
Goutham Seshadri '07
Information Session and a Presentation by Erez Lieberman:
The ROME that is, the ROME that was: A mathematical history of irregular verbs
4-6pm
1 Mar 2007
R.O.M.E. R.O.M.E. colloquium III

catering by Formaggio Kitchen
4pm
9 Oct 2007


Erez Lieberman (SEAS)


Tina Tang '08
information session and presentations:
This is your brain on ROME

The Gameome Project

catering by Milk Street Cafe
21 Feb 2008
4pm
Erez Lieberman (SEAS) Information Session and a Presentation by Erez Lieberman:
This is your brain on ROME

catering by Formaggio Kitchen
3:30pm
7 Oct 2008


Yuan Shen
(MIT PhD candidate)

Michael Manapat
(MIT PhD candidate)

Qian Yang '09

R.O.M.E. colloquium IV

Cultural Evolution
by Yuan Shen

Emotion Epidemics
by Michael Manapat

Math and Your Feet
by Qian Yang

2:30pm
17 Mar 2009


Qian Yang '09


Alexander D'Amour '08


Joseph Fruchter
R.O.M.E. colloquium V

Math and Your Feet II
by Qian Yang

Game Theory in Baseball
by Alexander D'Amour

Frequency Effects on Neural Processing During Verb Conjugation
by Joseph Fruchter