Previous Colloquium Talks

Fall 2013

 

December 6, 2013 (2pm-3pm, F03-200A), Professor Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College

Title: Augmented Birack Homology (Abstract)

November 15, 2013 (12:30pm-1:30pm, F03-200A), Nen Huynh, California State University, Long Beach

Title: A Generalized Left-to-Right (GLR) parser for Tree-Adjoining Grammars (TAG) using Matrices (Abstract)

November 8, 2013 (12:30pm-1:30pm, F03-200A), Professor Jim Hoste, Pitzer College

Title: Involutory Quandles of Knots (Abstract)

October 25, 2013 (2pm-3pm, F03-200A), Professor Kristen Hendricks, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

Title: Categorification and the Alexander polynomial (Abstract)

October 11, 2013 (1pm-2pm, F03-200A), Professor David Bachman, Department of Mathematics, Pitzer College

Title: From Soap Films to the Shape of Space (Abstract)

October 4, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Prof. John dePillis, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside

Title: An Illustrated Approach to Special Relativity and Its Paradoxes (Abstract)

September 27, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor John Brevik, Department of Mathamtics and Statistics, CSULB

Title: Adventures in Noether-Lefschetz Theory II: Base Loci, Singularities, and Class Groups both Geometric and Algebraic (Joint work with Scott Nollet at TCU) (Abstract)

September 20, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Francis Bonahon, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California

Title: Kauffman Brackets on Surfaces (Abstract)

September 6, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor John Brevik, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, CSULB

Title: Adventures in Noether-Lefschetz Theory I: Curves, Surfaces, and Curves on Surfaces (Abstract)

 

Spring 2013

 

May 3, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Triet Pham, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California

Title: A Brief Overview of Financial Mathematics (Abstract)

April 19, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Cynthia Northrup, University of California, Irvine

Title: Using Forcing to Obtain a Model of the Continuum Hypothesis (Abstract)

April 12, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Demla Senturk, Department of Biostatistics, University of California, Los Angeles

Title: Cardiovascular Event Risk Dynamics Over Time in Older Patients on Dialysis: A Generalized Multiple-Index Varying Coefficient Model Approach (Abstract)

March 22, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Jacquelyn Rische, University of California, Irvine

Title: Mathematical Modeling of Language (Abstract)

February 15, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Muge Kanuni, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Title: Incidence Algebras (Abstract)

February 1, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Ali Nadim, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University

Title: Digital Microfluidics via Electrowetting (Abstract)

January 25, 2013 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor I-Liang Chern, Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University

Title: Exploring Ground States and Excited States of Spin-1 Bose-Einstein Condensates (Abstract)

 

Fall 2012

 

December 7, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Antonella Sciortino, Department of Civil Eng. and Const. Eng. Mgmt., CSULB

Title: Numerical Modeling of Transport Processes in the Subsurface (Abstract)

November 30, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Shadnaz Asgari, Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, CSULB

Title: Biomedical signal processing for the improvement of health care of patients with brain-related disorders (Abstract)

November 16, 2012 (11am-12noon, F03-200A), Professor Thomas Laurent, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside

Title: Machine learning, Balance cut and Total variation (Abstract)

November 9, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Ming Ji, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University

Title: Statistical Challenges in Molecular Diagnostics (Abstract)

October 19, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor James Kelliher, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside

Title: Fluids and Boundaries (Abstract)

September 28, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Robert Mena, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, CSULB

Title: A Little Big Problem in Graph Theory (Abstract)

September 21, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Gung-Min Gie, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside

Title: Motion of Fluids in the Presence of a Boundary (Abstract)

 

Spring 2012

 

May 4, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Dr. Arlo Caine, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Title: Mathematics and Astronomy, Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion (Abstract)

April 20, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Dr. Chiu-Yen Kao, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Claremont Mckenna College

Title: Shape optimization problem involving principal eigenvalue in population dynamics (Abstract)

April 13, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Dr. Daniel Reich, Operations Research Analyst, Ford Motor Co. Research and Advanced Engineering

Title: Helping Ford’s Fleet Customers Reach Their Sustainability Goals Through Optimization (Abstract)

February 24, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Jeremy Jankans, University of California, Irvine

Title: How to Distinguish a Football from a Basketball Mathematically (Abstract)

February 17, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Todd CadwalladerOlsker, Department of Mathematics, CSU, Fullerton

Title: Does a Statement of Whether Order Matters in Counting Problems Affect Students' Strategies? (Abstract)

January 27, 2012 (12noon-1pm, F03-200A), Professor Juhi Jang, University of California, Riverside

Title: Stability theory of polytropic gaseous stars (Abstract)