The Math Department's Colloquiums are held on Fridays from 3 PM to 4 PM in Rhodes Tower 1516. Refreshments start at 2:30 PM.

**Spring 2015**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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April 10 |
Ali Tahzibi, University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil |
Coin Tossing and Fubini's Nightmare |

February 4 |
Paul-Eugene Parent, University of Ottawa |
Topological Complexity: A product formula |

**Fall 2014**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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November 21 |
Mark Hamilton, Mount Allison University |
Independence of polarization in geometric quantization |

**Spring 2014**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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May 13 |
Linda Gojak, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics |
STEMM Education: Fostering School University Connections |

April 2 |
Omer Bobrowski, Duke University |
Phase Transitions in Random Cech complexes |

February 7 |
Sandra Hurtado, Weill Cornell Medical College | A Transformation Class for Spatio-temporal Survival Data With a Cure Fraction |

February 5 |
Shanshan Ding, University of Pennsylvania | Envelopes for Matrix-valued Regressions |

February 3 |
Reza Ramezan, University of Waterloo |
Multivariate Analysis of Neural Spike Trains: Skellam Process with Resetting and Its Applications |

January 31 |
Mark Grant, Newcastle University, UK |
Topological Complexity of Groups |

January 29 |
Jose Gonzalez, University of British Columbia | Some Ideas from Combinatorics, Commutative Algebra and Topology in the Realm of Algebraic Geometry |

January 27 |
Javid Validashti, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign |
Multiplicities and Distinguishing Singularities |

**Fall 2013**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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November 22 |
Jim Keener, University of Utah |
The Mathematics of Life: Decisions, Decisions |

**Spring 2013**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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April 26 |
Alethea Barbaro, Case Western Reserve University |
A mathematical view of fish migration |

March 29 |
Vidit Nanda, University of Pennsylvania |
Reconstructing manifolds and functions from noisy point samples |

March 1 |
Dan Munther, Centre for Disease Modeling, York University | Enhanced surveillance on food-borne disease outbreaks: Dynamics of cross-contamination in biocidal wash procedure |

February 27 |
Kathleen Wilkie, Tufts University School of Medicine | Mathematical Modeling of Immune-Modulated Tumor Growth |

February 22 |
Christian Laing, Wilkes University |
Analysis of RNA structures by using geometric shape descriptors |

**Fall 2012**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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November 27, |
Flavia C. Sancier-Barbosa, Wittenberg University |
Closing the memory gap in stochastic functional differential equations-CANCELED |

November 16 |
Tony Shaska, Oakland University |
Some remarks on the hyperelliptic moduli of genus 3 |

November 2 |
Steve Szabo, Eastern Kentucky University |
Generalized Cyclic Convolutional Codes |

**Spring 2012**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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April 27 |
Rachelle Bouchat, Slippery Rock University |
Edge Ideals, Path Ideals, and the Linear Strand |

April 13 |
Maria Tjani, University of Arkansas |
Closed range composition operators on Besov type spaces |

March 30 |
Christine Franklin, The University of Georgia | The Future of Introductory Statistics Courses and the Common Core State Standards in K-12 |

March 9 |
Mark Grant, The University of Nottingham | Topology and Robotics |

February 10 |
John Duncan, Case Western Reserve University |
K3 surfaces, quantum black holes and a sporadic simple group |

**Fall 2011**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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December 2 |
Qi Chen, Winston-Salem State University |
Topological Invariants Associated with Quantum Groups |

November 4 |
Benjamin Nill, Case Western Reserve University |
Ehrhart theory in practice |

October 14 |
Don Edwards, University of South Carolina |
Statistics and healthcare fraud investigations |

September 30 |
Partha Srinivasan, Cleveland State University |
Models of the Honey Bees Nest Site Selection Process |

September 16 |
Michael Nowak, Northern Ohio Trauma System, Metro Hospital |
On statistics related to trauma |

**Spring 2011**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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May 4 |
Mikhail Chebotar, Kent State University |
Characterization of Lie maps and other questions connecting Lie algebra and Ring Theory |

April 22 |
Zach Teitler, Boise State University | Ranks of Polynomials |

April 1 |
Kiumars Kaveh, University of Pittsburgh |
Convex bodies and algebraic varieties |

April 22 |
Jenya Soprunova, Kent State University | Minkowski length of polytopes |

**Fall 2010**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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December 3 |
Victor Turchin, Kansas State University |
Manifold calculus of functors |

November 5 |
Janusz Adamus, The University of Western Ontario |
Effective methods in geometry of polynomial mappings |

October 21, |
Benjamin Howard, University of Michigan |
The invariants of n points on the line, and spatial polygons |

**Spring 2010**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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April 8, |
Hema Srinivasan, University of Missouri, Columbia |
Resolution of Certain Binomial Ideals |

April 2 |
Rongling Wu, Pennsylvania State University |
A Model for Functional Genome-wide Association Studies of Dynamic Traits |

March 26 |
Yangjin Kim, University of Michigan - Dearborn | Pattern Formation of Glioma Cells Outside the Tumor Spheroid Core |

March 5 |
David Richter, Western Michigan University |
A Survey of Ghost Symmetry |

February 26 |
Matthew Kahle, Stanford University |
Configuration Spaces of Hard Discs |

February 12 |
Andrew Resnick, Cleveland State University, Physics |
Fluid Mechanics |

**Fall 2009**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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November 20 |
Shuying Sun, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center |
Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis and a Maximization Problem |

November 13 |
Elizabeth Meckes, Case Western Reserve University |
When is normal normal? Approximation results for random measures |

October 16 |
Sean Chang, Dreamworks |
The Mathematics of Digital Entertainment - an Industry Perspective |

October 2 |
Weihong Guo, Case Western Reserve University |
Mathematical Approaches on Some Image Processing and Analysis Problems |

**Spring 2009**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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March 13 |
Tanujit Dey, The College of William and Mary |
Fully Nonparametric Bayesian Analysis in Regression Model with Serially Correlated Errors |

February 27 |
Mike Ferrara, The University of Akron |
H-Linked Graphs |

**Spring 2008**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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May 1, |
K.T. Arasu, Wright State University |
Sequences with good correlation properties |

April 18 |
Sookkyung Lim, University of Cincinnati | Simulation of blood flow in a compliant vessel by the immersed boundary method |

April 11 |
Sergei Chmutov, Ohio State University |
Graphs on surfaces and knot theory |

March 21 |
Dursun Bulutoglu, Air Force Institute of Technology |
Classification of Orthogonal Arrays by Integer Programming |

March 7In Stilwell Hall 103 |
Hassan K. Khalil, Michigan State University |
Conditional Servo/Integral Action in Nonlinear Control |

**Fall 2007**

Date | Speaker | Title |
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November 30 |
Dima Ryabogin, Kent State University |
On the local equatorial characterization of Zonoids |

November 21 Wednesday in |
Sean Chang, Dream Works Animation |
Mathematical Foundations of Computer Generated Digital Entertainment |

November 16 |
Jenia Tevelev, University of Massachusetts |
Tropical Elimination Theory |

November 8 Thursday |
Kevin Woods, Oberlin College |
Solving Lattice Point Problems Using Rational Generating Functions |

October 19 |
Ualbai Umirbaev, Eurasian National University |
Automorphisms of polynomial and free algebras |

**Spring 2007 **

Date | Speaker | Title |
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April 20 |
Yusu Wang, Ohio State Univesity |
Geometric and Topological methods in protein structure analysis |

April 13 |
Hema Srinivasan, University of Missouri, Columbia |
Graded Resolutions, Multiplicity and Graphs |

March 30 | Webster West, Texas A & M University | Adventures in Teaching with Technology |

March 2 |
C.L. Chang, Cleveland State University |
Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations |

February 23 |
Johannes Hatzls, University of Waterloo |
The Lights Out Game: A Domination Problem with Parity Constraints |

February 16 |
Artem Zvavitch, Kent State University |
The Busemann-Petty problem for arbitrary measures |

February 9 |
Frank Baginski, George Washington University |
The Ups and Downs of Large High-Altitude Balloons |