Mathematics Colloquium

The Math Department's Colloquiums are held on Fridays from 3 PM to 4 PM in Rhodes Tower 1501. Refreshments start at 2:30 PM.


Spring 2018




February 16th

Ryan Vitale, Indiana University

Graphical Presentations of Tensor Categories

March 19th

Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University

Galois Groups in Enumerative Geometry and Applications

March 30th

Wanda Strychalski, CWRU

Continuous and Discrete Energy Based Methods for Accurate Force Computations on Shells in the Immersed Boundary Method

April 6th

Ann Johnston, Penn State University

Registries-based Population Size Estimation:

 An Algebraic Statistics Perspective

April 10th

Mark Hamilton, Mount Allison University (Canada)

Mondromy in classical and quantum mechanical systems 

Spring 2017


April 21st

Malena Espanol, Univ. of Akron

Deblurring Images with Mathematical Models

April 7th

Nick Scoville, Ursinus College (PA)

Towards a new digital homotopy

February 3rd

Peter Thomas, Case Western Reserve University 

Advances in phase reduction: discontinuous, stochastic, and singular oscillators


Fall 2016


December 2

Jon C. Freeman, NASA Glenn Research

Resolution of the Priority Dispute on the Special Theory of Relativity; Einstein, Poincare, Lorentz, Larmor, and Voigt

November 4

Andrew Jones, Florida A&M University

Gas Transport and Applications to Materials Processing

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Title

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

November 21

Mark Hamilton, Mount Allison University

Independence of polarization in geometric quantization

Spring 2014

Date Speaker Title

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

November 22

Jim Keener, University of Utah

The Mathematics of Life: Decisions, Decisions

Spring 2013

Date Speaker Title

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

November 27,
Tuesday, 2:50 PM

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

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
4 PM, MC 136

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

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

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

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, Thursday

Benjamin Howard, University of Michigan

The invariants of n points on the line, and spatial polygons

Spring 2010

Date Speaker Title

April 8, Thursday

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

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

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

May 1, Thursday

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
4 PM - 5 PM

Dursun Bulutoglu, Air Force Institute of Technology

Classification of Orthogonal Arrays by Integer Programming
March 7
In Stilwell Hall 103

Hassan K. Khalil, Michigan State University

Conditional Servo/Integral Action in Nonlinear Control

Fall 2007

Date Speaker Title

November 30

Dima Ryabogin, Kent State University

On the local equatorial characterization of Zonoids

November 21 Wednesday in RT 502

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

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