Colloquium Archive

Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Chris Rorres (University of Pennsylvania)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mendel Hall, Room 154 2:30-3:30

Topic: Mathematical Modeling of Animal Epidemics

Abstract: Animal epidemics, such as those of foot-and-mouth disease and infectious salmon anemia, have the potential of causing enormous economic losses, as evidenced by the devastating 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic in the United Kingdom. In addition, some animal epidemics, avian influenza for example, pose the threat of being continued in human populations.

Today, with the availability of enormous computing power and precise global positioning systems, more accurate models of animal epidemics are being developed to explore effective vaccination and culling policies. This talk will discuss research being undertaken at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, emphasizing work in the use of graph theory to chart the progression of chronic wasting disease (CWD) among deer populations in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Maureen Carroll (Scranton University)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mendel Hall. Room 154 2:30 - 3:30

Title: Games on Planes: Using similar rules to Tic-Tac-Toe to create a variety of strategy games

Dr. Yimin Zhang (Villanova University)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mendel Hall. Room 115 2:30 - 3:30

Title: Restricted Scheffe` Method Using Minimal Cone Approach for Multiple Comparisons

Paul Berhardt (Villanova University)                                                         

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mendel Hall, Room 115 2:30 - 3:30

Title: Joint Modeling: When One Model is Not Enough

Dr. Jesse Frey (Villanova University)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mendel Hall, Room 115, 2:30 - 3:30

Title: A Powerful New Test for the General Two-Sample Problem

Dr. Ben Siebold (Temple University)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mendel Hall, Room 115; 2:30-3:30

Title: The Analogy of Phantom Traffic Jams and Detonation Waves

Dr. David Futer (Temple University)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mendel Hall, Room 115; 2:30-3:30

Title: The Rental Harmony Theorem

Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Dr. Djordje Milićević, Bryn Mawr College

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:45pm (refreshments at 2:30pm)

Title: Sub_Weyl subconvexity and short p-adic exponential sums

Dr. Elizabeth Beazley, Haverford College

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mendel Hall, Room 154, 3:15 pm

Title: The Rim Hook Rule: Enumerative Geometry via Combinatorics

Fall 2012-Spring 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Title: Inverse Problems: Determining the Equation from the Solution 
Mendel Hall, Room 115; 2:30 pm
Dr. Shari Moskow, Drexel University


Friday, February 1, 2013
Title: Modeling and Interpretation of Vaccine Cross-over Clinical Trials Data
Mendel Hall, Room 115; 2:30 pm
Scott Patterson, Ph.D Senior Director of Statistical Science | Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research


Friday, November 30, 2012
Title: Search Algorithms.
Tom Corwin, class of '69, founder and CEO of Metron Inc.


Friday, November 16, 2012
Title: Unirational Parameterizations of Cubic Surfaces
Mendel Hall, Room 154; 2:30 pm
Professor Amanda Knecht, Villanova University


Friday, November 9, 2012
Title: Stories of Probabilities - some (perhaps) non-intuitive results in probability and geometry
Mendel Hall, Room 154; 2:30 pm
Dr. Charles Grinstead, Swarthmore College


Friday, September 28, 2012
Title: The Turn of the Screw: The History and Optimal Design of an Archimedes Screw  
Mendel Hall, Room 154; 2:30 pm
Chris Rorres, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012
Title: Mathematical modeling, transmission dynamics and control of antibiotic-resistant infections
Mendel Hall, Room 154  2:35
Dr. Mo Yahdi, Ursinus University


Friday, February 11, 2012
Title: A Two-Parameter Pareto Model for Income Distributions
Mendel Hall, Room 115 2:30pm
Dr. Klaus Volpert, Villanova University


Friday, February 3, 2012
Title: Are you sure that's an ellipse? Poncelet ellipses, Blaschke products, and other mathematical short stories
Mendel Hall, Room 154 2:35
Dr. Pam Gorkin, Bucknell University


Friday, December 9, 2011
Title: Complexity and Chaos In Medieval Cartography
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:30 pm
John Hessler, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress


Friday, November 11, 2011
Title: Divergence of infinite series on Hecke groups of large width (with a side of Fibonacci)
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:30 pm
Dr. PauL Pasles, Villanova University


Friday, October 28, 2011
Title: Rational Points on Logical Varieties over Sensible Fields
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:30 pm
Dr. Amanda Knecht, Villanova University

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Title: Pi Mu Epsilon Talk
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:30pm
Dr. Tony Rothman,  Princeton University


Friday, April 15, 2011
Title: A invitation to MAGMA
Mendel Hall, Room 115, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Jennifer Paulus & Amanda Knecht, Villanova University


Friday, April 1, 2011
Title: Scaled Average Bioequivalence
Mendel Hall, Room 115, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Scott Patterson,  Pfizer University


Friday, March 25, 2011
Title: A Tale of Two Theorems: Calibrating Mathematical Complexity
Mendel Hall, Room 115, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Joseph Mileti,  Grinnell College


Friday, March 18, 2011
Title: TBA
Mendel Hall, Room 115, 2:30 - 3:30pm

Matt Devos,  Simon Fraser University


Friday, February 11, 2011
A Two-Parameter Pareto Model for Income Distributions
Mendel Hall, Room 115, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Klaus Volpert, Ph.D Villanova University


Tuesday, December 7, 2010
ll-posed Evolution Problems
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Matthew Fury, Ph.  Penn State University


Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Mathematics of Knots and Tangles
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Philipp Yasskin, Ph.D.


Friday, October 22, 2010
Mathematics In Service Of Puzzle-Solving
Mendel Hall, Room 101, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Andrew Woldar, Ph.D. Villanvoa University


Friday, September 24, 2010
How Math Made Modern Music Mad Irrational
Bartley Hall, Room 1001, 9:30 am
David Kung, Ph.D.


Friday, March 26, 2010
Water, water, everywhere, but is it safe to drink?
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:35pm- 4:00pm
Ben Galluzzo, Ph.D.


Friday, January 29, 2010
A Thorough QTc Testing in Bio-Pharmaceutical Development
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:35pm- 4:00pm
Scott Patterson, Ph.D.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A Class of Partially Replicated Two-Level Fractional Factorial Designs
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:30pm- 4:00pm
Paul Lupinacci, Ph.D.


Friday, November 13, 2009
The Possibility of Detailed Medical Imaging of Soft tissue with Long Wavelength Radiation, Diagnosis and Therapy Concepts.
Mendel Hall, Room 154, 2:30pm-3:30pm
David Cohoon, Ph.D.


Thursday, October 22, 2009
Self-organization and power-law clustering in seafloor animals:  the spatial ecology of mussel beds in Maine
Mendel Hall, Room 101, 5:00pm
John Commito, Ph.D.


Tuesday, Sept 22, 2009
The existence of elliptic periodic orbits in the smoothed Bunimovich Stadium
Mendel Hall, Room G86, 4:00pm- 5:00pm
Sherry Teti, Ph.D.

Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009
Diophantine geometry of Appollomian packings
Mendel Hall, Room 154 2:30pm- 3:30pm
Peter Sarnak, Ph.D.


Friday, April 28, 2009
Complex Functions with Cantor or connected Julia Sets
Mendel Hall, Room 154 2:30pm- 3:30pm
Lorelei Koss, Ph.D.  


Friday, April 24, 2009
Non-Unique Factorization 
Mendel Hall, Room 154 2:30pm- 3:30
Patrick Cesarz '09


Friday, February 27th, 2009
Making Valid Inferences in Observational Studies using Propensity Score Analysis
Mendel Hall, Room 154 2:30pm- 3:30pm
Michael Posner, Ph.D.  


Friday, February 13th, 2009
Starlike Univalent Functions
Mendel Hall, Room 154 2:30pm- 3:30pm
Frederick Hartmann, Ph.D.


Friday, February 6th, 2009
Quality, Time, And Cost Relationships in Project Scheduling
Mendel Hall, Room 154  2:30pm- 3:30pm
Bruce Pollack-Johnson, Ph.D


Friday, January 30th, 2009
Geometric and Graph Issues in Wireless Networks
Mendel Hall, Room 154  2:30pm- 3:30pm
Mirela Damian, Ph.D.


Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Letting the Cat out of the bag
Mendel Hall, Room 154  2:35pm- 3:30pm
Timothy Feeman, Ph.D


Friday, October 31st, 2008
New Nonparametric Tests for Equivalence
Mendel Hall, Room 154  2:35pm- 3:30pm
Jesse Frey, Ph.D

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

Friday, April 4th, 2008
Generalizing Polyhedra: Beyond Convexity
Mendel Hall, Room G92  2:35pm- 3:30pm
Gordon Williams, Ph.D.


Friday, March 14, 2008
Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mendel Hall, Room 102 2:30pm-3:30pm
Joseph McGowan, Ph.D.


Friday, February 8, 2008
What Caused the Permian Extinction
Mendel Hall, Room G92 2:35pm-3:30pm
Steve C. Wang, Ph.D.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Benjamin Franklin's Numbers
Mendel Hall, Room 154 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Paul Pasles, Ph.D.


Friday, November 30, 2007
Pricing Methods for Financial Derivatives
Mendel Hall, Room G92 2:30 PM
Klaus Volpert, Ph.D.


Friday, October 26, 2007
Natural Generalizations of Bernoulli Numbers
2:30 PM
Abdul Hassen, Rowan University

* A Generalization of the Riemann Zeta Function and Bernoulli Numbers.pdf
A Generalization of the Riemann Zeta Function and Bernoulli Numbers - Abstract


Monday, October 1, 2007
DNA Nano Structures
Mendel Hall, Room G86, 3:00 PM
Jo Ellis-Monaghan, St. Michael's College

* colloqoct2007.pdf
DNA Nano Structures

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