Mathematics Department Colloquium

A complete Mathematics Department Calendar is available.

The Mathematics Department, with the College of Science, also sponsors talks as part of the Advanced Research Initiative.

Fall 2014

  • September 3. Carl Mummert (Marshall University): Is that a Prime Number? Abstract.
  • September 17. Laura Adkins (Marshall University): Interactive Regression Models with Centering. Abstract.
  • October 1. Michael Schroeder (Marshall University): Latin squares and their completions. Abstract.
  • October 15. Xue Gong (Ohio University): Clustering and Noise-Induced Dispersion in Cell Cycle Dynamics. Abstract.
  • November 5. Richard Brualdi (University of Wisconsin–Madison): The Gale-Berlekamp Light-Switching Problem and a Permutation Variation. Abstract.
  • November 6. Richard Brualdi (University of Wisconsin–Madison): All Things Bruhat: Matrix Bruhat Decomposition, Complete Flags, Bruhat Order of Permutations, (0,1) and Integral Matrices, and Tournaments. Abstract.
  • November 19. Bismark Oduro (Ohio University)

Spring 2014

  • March 10. Jeffry L. Hirst (Appalachian State University): Alan and Ada'a Theoretical Machines. Abstract.
  • March 11. Jeffry L. Hirst (Appalachian State University): Reverse Mathematics, Graphs, and Matchings. Abstract.
  • April 9. JiYoon Jung (Marshall University): The topology of chain selected complexes of a poset. Abstract.
  • April 11. Lingxing Yao (Case Western Reserve University): Mathematical Modeling and Simulation for Biological Applications. Abstract.
  • April 14. Stephen Flood (University of Connecticut – Waterbury): Path, trees, and the computational strength of a packed Ramsey's theorem. Abstract.

Fall 2013

  • October 2. Lynne Yengulalp (University of Dayton). Topological completeness. Abstract.
  • October 30. Roger Estep (Marshall University): Filtered leapfrog time integration with enhanced stability properties. Abstract. Robert Hughes (Marshall): Agent-based modelin of pandemic influenza. Abstract.
  • November 18. Thomas Mathew (University of Maryland-Baltimore County): The The Assessment of Bioequivalence: A Statistical Overview. Abstract.
  • November 19. Thomas Mathew (University of Maryland-Baltimore County): Methodology and Some Applications. Abstract

Spring 2013

  • January 30. Elizabeth Niese (Marshall). A family of Catalan objects. Abstract.
  • February 20. Anna Mummert (Marshall). Unit costs in optimal control of epidemics. Abstract.
  • April 24. Carl Mummert (Marshall). If 1+1=9, does 2+2=7? Abstract.

Fall 2012

  • October 3. John Drost (Marshall). What is Strategic Voting and What Can Be Done About It? (Hint: Not Much). Abstract

Spring 2012

  • January 25. Michael Schroeder (Marshall). Cyclic Matching Sequencibility of Graphs. Abstract
  • Feburary 22. Anna Mummert (Marshall). Studying the recovery procedure for the time-dependent transmission rate in epidemic models. Abstract
  • March 7. Matthew Sedlock (Johns Hopkins University). Percolation models. Abstract
  • March 9. Avishek Mallick (University of New Hampshire). Inferential procedures based on samples with nondetects from normal and related distributions. Abstract
  • March 12. Myung Soon Song (University of Pittsburgh). An unconventional approach to likelihood of correlation matrices. Abstract
  • April 2. Sharad Silwal (Kansas State University). Image quality assessment methods. Abstract
  • April 6. JiYoon Jung (University of Kentucky). The topology of restricted partition posets. Abstract

Fall 2011

  • November 8. Carl Mummert (Marshall). Two examples from infinitary combinatorics. Abstract

Spring 2011

  • April 5. Suman Sanyal (Marshall). Stochastic Dynamic Equations.
  • April 8. Elizabeth Niese (Virginia Tech). Macdonald polynomials and the hook-length formula for standard Young tableaux.
  • April 15. Andrew Oster (École Normale Supérieure). A laminar model for the development of the primary visual cortex.
  • April 18. Michael Schroeder (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Phi-symmetric Hailton cycle decompositions of graphs.
  • April 20. Remy Friends Ndangali (University of Florida). Bound states in the radiation continuum and nonlinear effects in photonic structures.
  • April 22. Paul Shafer (Cornell). Coding arithmetic in the Medvedev degrees and its substructures.

Fall 2010

  • September 8. Anna Mummert (Marshall). Get the News Out Loudly and Quickly: Modeling the Influence of the Media on Limiting Infectious Disease Outbreaks.
  • October 13. Carl Mummert (Marshall). The axiom of choice in mathematics and computability.
  • November 9. Suman Sanyal (Marshall). Stochastic Process Indexed by Time Scale.

Fall 2009

  • September 16. Carl Mummert (Marshall). Gaming around with topology.
  • October 15. Sydney Thembinkosi Mkhatshwa (Marshall). Super-spreading events.
  • November 11. Duane Farnsworth (Marshall). Approximation Numbers and Ideals of Operators.

Fall 2006

  • October 19. Peter Saveliev (Marshall). Low level vision through topological glasses.

Spring 2005

  • February 22. Norah Esty (University of California - Berkeley), "Topological Properties of Orbit Sets for Groups of Homeomorphisms". Abstract
  • February 24. Elmas Irmak (Michigan State University), "Mapping Class Groups". Abstract
  • March 3. Akhtar Khan (Michigan Technological University), "An inverse problem in elasticity". Abstract
  • April 8. Judith Silver, "Conics in Projective Geometry". Abstract
  • April 22. Bonnie Shook, "Topological Approaches to Fingerprint Identification" and Nathan Cantrell, "Cubical Homology in Medical Imaging". Abstract
  • April 29, Drinko Library, Room 402. Arthur Porter (Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto), "Manchester University's Contributions to Analog and Digital Computing". Abstract

Fall 2004

  • September 24. Alfred Akinsete, "The winning probability and ranking models for teams in  soccer tournaments". Abstract
  • October 8. Ralph Oberste-Vorth, "From Chaos to Stability: Dynamic Equations Parameterized by Time Scales". Abstract
  • October 22. John L. Drost, "What is the opposite of a prime number?" Abstract
  • November 5. Elizabeth Duke and Kelli Hall, "Time Scale Calculus and Dynamical Systems". Abstract
  • November 19. Christopher Johnson and Peter Saveliev, "Topological Proteomics: Pure Mathematics in Life Sciences." Abstract

Spring 2004

  • January 23. Yulia Dementieva, "Statistical approaches to gene mapping", Abstract
  • February 6. Linda Hamilton, "Robotics of the Mars Station Program". Abstract
  • February 19, Basant Karna (Baylor University), "Eigenvalue Comparison for Multipoint Boundary Value Problems", Abstract
  • February 24, John (Matt) Matthews (Duke University), "Granular Materials: An Introduction & Application to Hopper Flows", Abstract
  • February 27, Mohamed Elhamdadi (University of South Florida), "On knot invariants". Abstract
  • March 5. Scott Sarra, "Scattered Data Approximation with Radial Basis Functions". Abstract
  • April 2, John L. Drost, "Arrow's Theorem or Why we all just can't get along", Abstract

Fall 2003

  • September 26. John L. Drost, "Addition Chains". Abstract
  • October 10. Peter Saveliev, "From slot machines to topology through calculus". Abstract
  • October 24. Kelli Hall, "Escher's Tilings and Ribbons". Abstract
  • November 7. Judith Silver, "The Spherical Metric Project". Abstract
  • December 5. Bonita Lawrence, "Time Scales: A Snappy Link between Continuous Processes and Discrete Processes". Abstract
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