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PhD Thesis Defense-Nara Yoon (April 28, 2016)

Date posted: April 21st, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016 (12:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Stratified Worm Burden Approach to Modeling Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control
Student: Nara Yoon
Advisor: David Gurarie (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Committee Members: Peter Thomas, Alethea Barbaro, Charles H. …Read more.

Quantitative Life Sciences Seminar (QLSS)- April 25, 2016

Date posted: April 19th, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Bingham 204)
Title: Psychotroctopus
Speaker: Jonathan Miller (Associate Professor, Physics and Biology Unit, Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology)
Abstract: The study of psychopharmaceuticals has undergone a resurgence as controlled clinical studies of classical neuroreceptor agonists at NIH, Johns Hopkins, and elsewhere suggest remediation of depression and addiction in humans. …Read more.

Imaging Seminar-April 21, 2016

Date posted: April 18th, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016 (10:30 a.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Signal Processing and Information Retrieval in Remote Sensing
Speaker: Xiaoxiang Zhu (Professor for Signal Processing in Earth Observation, Technical University of Munich (TUM) & German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Abstract: Geoinformation derived from Earth observation satellite data is indispensable for many scientific, governmental and planning tasks. …Read more.

Analysis and Probability Seminar- April 19, 2016

Date posted: April 14th, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Randomized isoperimetric inequalities
Speaker: Peter Pivovarov (Assistant Professor, University of Missouri)
Abstract: The focus of my talk will be stochastic forms of isoperimetric inequalities for convex sets.   …Read more.

Colloquium-April 22, 2016

Date posted: April 13th, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Exact MCMC Using Approximations and Bernoulli Factories
Speaker: Radu Herbei (Associate Professor of Statistics, The Ohio State University)
Hosted by Jenný Brynjarsdóttir
Abstract: With the ever increasing complexity of models  used in modern science, there is a need for new computing strategies. …Read more.

Quantitative Life Sciences Seminar (QLSS)- April 8, 2016

Date posted: April 4th, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016 (12:30 p.m. in Rockefeller 309)
Title: Structured Recurrent Networks: Two Lessons from Random Matrix Theory
Speaker: Yonatan Aljadeff (Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago)
Abstract: Recently we developed a dynamic mean field approach for partially structured and partially random neural networks. …Read more.

Colloquium-April 8, 2016

Date posted: March 30th, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Solving Fredholm Integrals from Incomplete Measurements
Speaker: Wojtek Czaja (Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park)
Sponsored by Julia Dobrosotskaya
Abstract: We present an algorithm to solve Fredholm integrals of the first kind with tensor product structures, from a limited number of measurements with the goal of using this method to accelerate Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) acquisition. …Read more.

Quantitative Life Sciences Seminar (QLSS)- April 1, 2016

Date posted: March 28th, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016 (12:30 p.m. in Rockefeller 309)
Title: Multiscale Modeling of Axonal Cytoskeleton Dynamics in Disease
Speaker: Chuan Xue (Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University)
Abstract: The shape and function of an axon is dependent on its cytoskeleton, including microtubules, neurofilaments and actin. …Read more.

Quantitative Life Sciences Seminar (QLSS)- April 22, 2016

Date posted: March 21st, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016 (12:30 p.m. in Rockefeller 309)
Title: Analysis of Complex Bursting Patterns in Multiple Time Scale Respiratory Neuron Models
Speaker: Yangyang Wang (PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh)
Abstract: CPGs may exhibit behavior, including bursting, involving multiple distinct time scales. …Read more.

Colloquium-March 25, 2016

Date posted: March 17th, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Distance Spectra
Speaker: Leslie Hogben (Professor of Mathematics, Iowa State University and American Institute of Mathematics)
Hosted by Elisabeth Werner
Abstract: The distance matrix of a graph of order n is a symmetric n X n integer matrix whose ij-entry is the distance between vertices v_i and v_j. …Read more.

Analysis and Probability Seminar- March 22, 2016

Date posted: March 17th, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: The Surface Area Deviation of the Euclidean Ball and a Polytope
Speaker: Steven Hoehner (PhD Student, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: While there is extensive literature on approximation of convex bodies by inscribed or circumscribed polytopes, much less is known in the case of  generally positioned polytopes. …Read more.

PhD Thesis Defense-Margaret Callahan (March 18, 2016)

Date posted: March 16th, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016 (2:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Bayesian Parameter Estimation and Inference Across Scales
Student: Margaret Callahan
Advisors: Daniela Calvetti and Erkki Somersalo (Professors, Case Western Reserve University)
Committee Members: Jenny Brynjarsdottir, Peter Thomas, and Giuseppe Strangi (Physics)
Abstract: In the analysis of complex phenomena arising in biology, medicine, physics, economics or the social sciences, it is not uncommon to employ mathematical models at different scales. …Read more.