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Tutoring Sessions- Fall 2015

Date posted: August 28th, 2015


Yost Hall 335
3:30-5 p.m.

Yost Hall 335
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Yost Hall 335
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Yost Hall 335
10 a.m.-1 p.m. …Read more.

Mathematical Life Sciences Seminar (MLSS)- September 4, 2015

Date posted: August 24th, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015 (12:30 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Interval Timing and Decision Making with an Opponent Poisson Diffusion Model
Speaker: Patrick Simen (Assistant Professor, Oberlin College)
Abstract: Diffusion models explain patterns of choice probabilities and response times in perceptual decision tasks. …Read more.

Mathematical Life Sciences Seminar (MLSS)- August 24, 2015

Date posted: August 10th, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Disease Invasion on Community Networks
Speaker: Joe Tien (Assistant Professor, Ohio State University)
Abstract: Consider a set of communities (patches), connected to one another by a network.  …Read more.


Asymptotic Geometric Analysis Mini-Symposium

Date posted: August 6th, 2015

Please join us for the

Asymptotic Geometric Analysis Mini-Symposium
August 15-16, 2015 in Yost Hall, Room 306 …Read more.

Senior Capstone Presentation- Tyler Aust

Date posted: July 22nd, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 (2:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Stabilization of Rotor-Dynamic Vibrations by Means of Additive, Stochastic Noise
Speaker: Tyler Aust (Case Western Reserve University)
Advisor: Wojbor Woyczynski (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: Throughout the energy industry, rotating equipment serves a vital role. …Read more.

MS Thesis Defense- Casey Bennett- August 3, 2015

Date posted: July 15th, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015 (10:00 a.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Channel Noise And Firing Irregularity In Hybrid Markov Models Of The Morris-Lecar Neuron
Speaker: Casey Bennett (Case Western Reserve University)
Advisor: Peter Thomas (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: Using a stochastic version of the Morris-Lecar model neuron, a scaling method is introduced in which the ODE that propagates voltage is invariant, but the underlying Markov chain which controls the discrete channel states converges to progressively simpler stochastic descriptions. …Read more.

Analysis and Probability Seminar May 7, 2015

Date posted: May 7th, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015 (2:00 p.m. in Yost 335)
Title: On the Perimeter of a Convex Set
Speaker: Galyna Livshyts (Ph.D. Student, Kent State University)
Abstract: The perimeter of a convex set in R^n with respect to a given measure is the measure’s density averaged against the surface measure of the set. …Read more.

Senior Project Presentation- Zhengyi Liu- May 7, 2015

Date posted: May 6th, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015 (12:30 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Parameter Determination for a Channelized Hotelling Detectability Experiment
Speaker: Zhengyi Liu (Case Western Reserve University)
Advisor: Steven Izen (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: In CT scanning it is desirable to quantify when an object can be detected among a noisy background. …Read more.

Senior Project Presentation- Feng Jin- May 5, 2015

Date posted: May 4th, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (4:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Overdispersion of Regression Models
Speaker: Feng Jin (Case Western Reserve University)
Advisor: Danhong Song (Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: Overdispersion in Poisson models occurs when the response variance is greater than the mean. …Read more.

MS Thesis Defense- Benjamin Cowen- April 29, 2015

Date posted: April 27th, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (11:00 a.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Bregman Operator Splitting with Variable Step Size for TGV based Multi-Channel MRI Reconstruction
Speaker: Benjamin Cowen (Case Western Reserve University)
Advisor: Weihong Guo (Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: We present fast algorithm for total generalized variation (TGV) based image reconstruction of magnetic resonance images collected by a technique known as partial parallel imaging (PPI). …Read more.

Mathematics of Life Sciences Seminar (MLSS) April 27, 2015

Date posted: April 14th, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Dynamics of Neurons and Field Potentials in the Auditory Brainstem
Speaker: Joshua Goldwyn (Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio State University)
Abstract: Neurons in the medial superior olive (MSO) are temporally precise coincidence detectors that support our ability to localize sound sources.  …Read more.

Mathematics of Life Sciences Seminar (MLSS) April 20, 2015

Date posted: April 14th, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: The Role of Long Range Coupling in the Crayfish Swimmeret System
Speaker: Lucy Spardy (Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University)
Abstract: The crayfish swimmeret system provides an ideal model for studying coordinated limb activity.   …Read more.