Colloquium

Each semester the Department of Mathematics accommodates a series of formal presentations by departmental faculty and distinguished guests regarding a variety of mathematics subjects and mathematics-related topics. For upcoming Math Colloquiums please see the Department of Mathematics Events Calendar.

2017 Spring

2017 Spring Math Colloquiums


Coming Soon…


 

2016 Fall

2016 Fall Math Colloquiums


September 21
Michael Schroeder (Marshall University)
A Survey of Graph Decompositions


October 24
Elizabeth Niese (Marshall University)
The combinatorics of symmetric polynomials


November 16
Scott Sarra (Marshall University)
Radial Basis Functions Methods and their Implementation


November 30
JiYoon Jung (Marshall University)


 

2016 Spring

2016 Spring Math Colloquiums


January 26
Avishek Mallick (Marshall University)
A Look at Permuatation (a.k.a. Randomization) Tests


February 24
Carl Mummert (Marshall University)
Incompleteness in mathematics


March 7
Shubhabrata Mukherjee (University of Washington, Seattle)
Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology in GWAS era


March 8
Shubhabrata Mukherjee (University of Washington, Seattle)
Genetic analyses of late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease


April 6
Anna Mummert (Marshall University)


 

2015 Fall

2015 Fall Math Colloquiums


September 2
Michael Schroeder (Marshall University)
Tournaments: Scheduling Them Fairly and More!


September 28
Nick Loehr (Virginia Tech)
Rook Theory 101


September 29
Nick Loehr (Virginia Tech)
Sweep Maps and Bounce Paths


October 21
Micheal Otunuga (Marshall University)
Stochastic Modeling of Energy Commodity Spot Price Processes


November 4
Martha Yip (University of Kentucky)
Coloring: the Algebraic Way


 

2015 Spring

2015 Spring Math Colloquiums


February 4
Elizabeth Niese (Marshall University)
What do trigonometry and combinatorics have to do with each other?


February 17
David Cusick (Marshall University)
350 Years of Service … and Then Pffft!


March 4
Gregory Moses (Ohio University)
Clustering and Stability of Cyclic Solutions in the Cell Division Cycle of Yeast


March 27–28
MAA Ohio Section Meeting at Marshall University


April 14
Judy Day (University of Tennessee)
Modeling the host response to inhalation anthrax to uncover the mechanisms driving risk of disease.


April 15
Judy Day (University of Tennessee)
Determining the what, when, and how of therapeutic intervention strategies for controlling complex immune responses.


 

2014 Fall

2014 Fall Math Colloquiums


September 3
Carl Mummert (Marshall University)
Is that a Prime Number?


September 17
Laura Adkins (Marshall University)
Interactive Regression Models with Centering


October 1
Michael Schroeder (Marshall University)
Latin squares and their completions


October 15
Xue Gong (Ohio University)
Clustering and Noise-Induced Dispersion in Cell Cycle Dynamics (No Link to Abstract)


November 5
Richard Brualdi (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
The Gale-Berlekamp Light-Switching Problem and a Permutation Variation


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


November 19
Bismark Oduro (Ohio University)
Designing Optimal Spraying Strategies for Controlling Re-infestation by Chagas Vectors


 

2014 Spring

2014 Spring Math Colloquiums


March 10
Jeffry L. Hirst (Appalachian State University)
Alan and Ada’s Theoretical Machines


March 11
Jeffry L. Hirst (Appalachian State University)
Reverse Mathematics, Graphs, and Matchings


April 9
JiYoon Jung (Marshall University)
The topology of chain selected complexes of a poset PDF


April 11
Lingxing Yao (Case Western Reserve University)
Mathematical Modeling and Simulation for Biological Applications


April 14
Stephen Flood (University of Connecticut – Waterbury)
Path, trees, and the computational strength of a packed Ramsey’s theorem


 

2013 Fall

2013 Fall Math Colloquiums


October 2
Lynne Yengulalp (University of Dayton)
Topological completeness


October 30
Roger Estep (Marshall University)
Filtered leapfrog time integration with enhanced stability properties
Robert Hughes (Marshall)
Agent-based modelin of pandemic influenza


November 18
Thomas Mathew (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
The Assessment of Bioequivalence: A Statistical Overview


November 19
Thomas Mathew (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Methodology and Some Applications


 

2013 Spring

2013 Spring Math Colloquiums


January 30
Elizabeth Niese (Marshall)
A family of Catalan objects


February 20
Anna Mummert (Marshall)
Unit costs in optimal control of epidemics


April 24
Carl Mummert (Marshall)
If 1+1=9, does 2+2=7?


 

2012 Fall

2012 Fall Math Colloquiums


October 3
John Drost (Marshall)
What is Strategic Voting and What Can Be Done About It?


 

2012 Spring

2012 Spring Math Colloquiums


January 25
Michael Schroeder (Marshall)
Cyclic Matching Sequencibility of Graphs


Feburary 22
Anna Mummert (Marshall)
Studying the recovery procedure for the time-dependent transmission rate in epidemic models


March 7
Matthew Sedlock (Johns Hopkins University)
Percolation models


March 9
Avishek Mallick (University of New Hampshire)
Inferential procedures based on samples with nondetects from normal and related distributions


March 12
Myung Soon Song (University of Pittsburgh)
An unconventional approach to likelihood of correlation matrices


April 2
Sharad Silwal (Kansas State University)
Image quality assessment methods


April 6
JiYoon Jung (University of Kentucky)
The topology of restricted partition posets PDF


 

2011 Fall

2011 Fall Math Colloquiums


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


 

2011 Spring

2011 Spring Math Colloquiums


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


 

2010 Fall

2010 Fall Math Colloquiums


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


 

2010 Spring

2010 Spring Math Colloquiums


February 10
Anna Mummert (Marshall)
Parameter sensitivity analysis for mathematical modeling


April 14
Suman Sanyal (Marshall)
Stochastic dynamic equations and their applications


April 21
John Drost (Marshall)
Inheritance, bankruptcy, and the Talmud


 

2009 Fall

2009 Fall Math Colloquiums


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


 

2006 Fall

2006 Fall Math Colloquiums


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


 

2005 Spring

2005 Spring Math Colloquiums


February 22
Norah Esty (University of California – Berkeley)
Topological Properties of Orbit Sets for Groups of Homeomorphisms


February 24
Elmas Irmak (Michigan State University)
Mapping Class Groups


March 3
Akhtar Khan (Michigan Technological University)
An inverse problem in elasticity


April 8
Judith Silver
Conics in Projective Geometry


April 22
Bonnie Shook
Topological Approaches to Fingerprint Identification
Nathan Cantrell
Cubical Homology in Medical Imaging


April 29
Arthur Porter (Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto)
Manchester University’s Contributions to Analog and Digital Computing


 

2004 Fall

2004 Fall Math Colloquiums


September 24
Alfred Akinsete
The winning probability and ranking models for teams in soccer tournaments


October 8
Ralph Oberste-Vorth
From Chaos to Stability: Dynamic Equations Parameterized by Time Scales PDF


October 22
John L. Drost
What is the opposite of a prime number?


November 5
Elizabeth Duke and Kelli Hall
Time Scale Calculus and Dynamical Systems


November 19
Christopher Johnson and Peter Saveliev
Topological Proteomics: Pure Mathematics in Life Sciences


 

2004 Spring

2004 Spring Math Colloquiums


January 23
Yulia Dementieva
Statistical approaches to gene mapping


February 6
Linda Hamilton
Robotics of the Mars Station Program


February 19
Basant Karna (Baylor University)
Eigenvalue Comparison for Multipoint Boundary Value Problems


February 24
John (Matt) Matthews (Duke University)
Granular Materials: An Introduction & Application to Hopper Flows


February 27
Mohamed Elhamdadi (University of South Florida)
On knot invariants


March 5
Scott Sarra
Scattered Data Approximation with Radial Basis Functions


April 2
John L. Drost
Arrow’s Theorem or Why we all just can’t get along


 

2003 Fall

2003 Fall Math Colloquiums


September 26
John L. Drost
Addition Chains


October 10
Peter Saveliev
From slot machines to topology through calculus


October 24
Kelli Hall
Escher’s Tilings and Ribbons


November 7
Judith Silver
The Spherical Metric Project


December 5
Bonita Lawrence
Time Scales: A Snappy Link between Continuous Processes and Discrete Processes