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Past Colloquia

Spring 2014

Jan. 17, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title:  Bayesian inversion with Gaussian stochastic difference equations
Speaker:  Lassi Roininen (Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory/University of Oulu, Finland)
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title: Linear Theory for Filtering NonLinear Multiscale Systems with Model Error
Speaker: John Harlim (Penn State)
SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM
Monday, February 17, 2014
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Title: Bayesian uncertainty quantification in large scale spatial inverse problems
Speaker: Anirban Mondal (Texas A & M University)
SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Title: Ensemble Subsampling for Imbalanced Multivariate Two-Sample Tests
Speaker: Lisha Chen (Yale University)
PHD DEFENSE
Monday, March 3, 2014
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Title: An Invariant Imbedding Approach to Domain Decomposition
Speaker: Joseph Volzer (Case Western Reserve University)
PHD DEFENSE
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
4:15 p.m.
Title: Divergence and Entropy Inequalities for Log Concave Functions
Speaker: Umut Caglar (Case Western Reserve University)
PHD DEFENSE
Friday, March 7, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Title: Computational Models of Brain Energy Metabolism at Different Scales
Speaker: Yougan Cheng (Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, March 17, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Title: Stochastic Neural Dynamics and Information Processing in the Autistic Brain
Speaker: Roberto Fernández Galán
PHD DEFENSE
Thursday, March 20, 2014
4:15 p.m.
Title: Sequential Monte Carlo Parameter Estimation for Differential Equations
Speaker: Andrea Arnold (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, March 21, 2014
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Title: How To Build the Hydrogel Membrane Oscillator: Mathematical Model of Hydrogel Volume Phase Separation
Speaker: Lingxing Yao (Case Western Reserve University)
PHD DEFENSE
Monday, March 24, 2014
3:30 p.m.
Title: Piezoelectric Inverse Problems with Resonance Data: A Sequential Monte Carlo Analysis
Speaker: Edrissa Gassama (Case Western Reserve University)
MS THESIS DEFENSE
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Title: Inverted Binary Edwards Coordinates (Maire Model of an Elliptic Curve)
Speaker: Steven Maire (Case Western Reserve University)
PHD DEFENSE
Friday, March 28, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Title: Multi-Scale Modeling and Analysis of Options Markets
Speaker: Charles Joseph (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, March 28, 2014- CANCELLED
4-5 p.m.
Title: Stochastic Nucleation and Growth
Speaker: Maria D’Orsogna (California State University, Northridge)
Friday, April 4, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title:  TBA
Speaker:  Eva Marie Strawbridge (James Madison University)
UNDERGRADUATE COLLOQUIUM
Friday, April 11, 2014
4-5 p.m.
Title: A Model for Gang Territoriality Motivated By Graffiti
Speaker: Alethea Barbaro (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, April 18, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title: The Ginzburg – Landau Functional and Threshold Dynamics on Graphs for Large Data Analysis
Speaker: Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
Thursday, April 24, 2014
4-5 p.m.
Title: The More, the Merrier: the Blessing of Dimensionality for Learning Large Gaussian Mixtures
Speaker:  Luis Rademacher (Ohio State University)
MS THESIS DEFENSE
Friday, May 16, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Title: An Approach to Graph Isomorphism Using Spanning Trees Generated by Breadth First Search
Speaker: Alexey Ilchenko (Case Western Reserve University)

Fall 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013 (4-5 p.m.)
Title: Elliptic hypergeometric integrals
Speaker: Eric Rains (California Institute of Technology)
Friday, September 27, 2013 (10:30-11:20 a.m., Clapp 108)
Title: The prime number filtrate or An easy way to find primes (sort of) or The prime distribution revealed (somewhat) 
Speaker: Frank Ryan (Case Western Reserve University, 1967-1971)
Friday, October 11, 2013 (3-4 p.m.)
Title: Insights into cytoplasmic rheology gained from modeling cellular blebbing
Speaker: Wanda Strychalski (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, October 24, 2013 (4-5 p.m.)
Title: The theory of valuations and what it can do for you!
Speaker: Franz Schuster (Vienna University of Technology)
Friday, November 8, 2013 (3-4 p.m.)
Title: Dimension reduction and alleviation of confounding for spatial generalized linear mixed models
Speaker: Murali Haran (Penn State)
Friday, November 22, 2013 (3-4 p.m.)
Title: Generalized Linear and Bilinear Mixed-Effects Models for Affiliation Networks
Speaker: Kate Calder (The Ohio State University)
Friday, December 6, 2013 (3-4 p.m.)
Title: TBA
Speaker: Longhua Zhao (Case Western Reserve University)