College of Arts and Sciences

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.