Colloquium Archive

 

Friday, November 18, 2016 
Anisah Nu'Man
Title:
One Mathematician's Journey to Abstraction and Pure Mathematics

Friday, October 21, 2016 
Dr. Jesse Frey
Title:
 Improving the Big East Conference Basketball Tournament Using Monte Carlo Methods

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mark McKibben,
Title:
 "Holey Rocks, Indecisive Fluids, Vanishing Beaches & Fiery Neurons: The Unifying Nature of Implicit Evolution Equations"

Friday, September 23, 2016
Amanda Knecht,
Title: "Looking for Surfaces with Lots of Lines" 

Friday, October 21, 2016
Jesse Frey,
Title:
 "Improving the Big East Conference Basketball Tournament Using Monte Carlo Methods."

Friday, November 18, 2016
Anisah Nu'man,
Title:
 "One Mathematician’s Journey to Abstraction and Pure Mathematics"

Friday, December 9, 2016
Andrej Prsa,
Title:
 "Overinterpretingastronomy data and bragging about it to mathematicians... (An Intro to Astro-Statistics)"

Friday, November 13, 2015
Tom Corwin '69 (Corwin Associates)
Title:  
"The Mathematics of Search: Theory and Operational Examples"

Friday, November 20, 2015
Robert Buchanan (Millersville University)
Title:
"The Mathematics of Wagering"

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
David Chuss '97 (Villanova University)
Title: "Searching for the Fingerprint of Inflation in the Cosmic Microwave Background"

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Chris Rorres (Drexel University)
Title:
 "The Law of the Lever: Archimedes vs. Mach"

Saint Augustine Center Room 300, 2:30-3:25
Weiwen Miao (Haverford College)
Title:
 "New Statistical Tests for Detecting Disparate Impact Arising from Two-Stage Selection Processes"

Friday, April 1, 2016
Erica Graham (Bryn Mawr College)
Title: "On Mathematical Models of Metabolic Dysfunction: Diabetes, Cells, and Sleep"

Friday, April 8, 2016
Mark McKibben (West Chester U)
Title: "Holey Rocks, Indecisive Fluids, Vanishing Beaches & Fiery Neurons: The Unifying Nature of ImplicitEvolution Equations"

Friday, October 23, 2015
Chris Rorres (University of Pennsylvania)
Title:
"Mathematical Modeling of Animal Epidemics"

Friday, January 30, 2015
Dr. Maureen Carroll (Scranton University)
Title:
"Games on Planes: Using similar rules to Tic-Tac-Toe to create a variety of strategy games"

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Dr. Yimin Zhang (Villanova University)
Title:  
"Restricted Scheffe` Method Using Minimal Cone Approach for Multiple Comparisons"

Friday, November 21, 2014
Paul Berhardt (Villanova University)
Title:
 "Joint Modeling: When One Model is Not Enough"

Friday, October 24, 2014
Dr. Jesse Frey (Villanova University)
Title:
 "A Powerful New Test for the General Two-Sample Problem"

Friday, September 26, 2014
Dr. Ben Siebold (Temple University)
Title:
 "The Analogy of Phantom Traffic Jams and Detonation Waves"

Friday, September 12, 2014
Dr. David Futer (Temple University)
Title:
 "The Rental Harmony Theorem"

Friday, September 27, 2013
Dr. Djordje Milićević (Bryn Mawr College)
Title:  
"Sub_Weyl subconvexity and short p-adic exponential sums"

Friday, September 13, 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Beazley (Haverford College)
Title:
 "The Rim Hook Rule: Enumerative Geometry via Combinatorics"

Friday, April 12, 2013
Dr. Shari Moskow (Drexel University)
Title:
 "Inverse Problems: Determining the Equation from the Solution"

Friday, February 1, 2013
Scott Patterson (Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research)
Title:
 "Modeling and Interpretation of Vaccine Cross-over Clinical Trials Data"

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

Friday, November 16, 2012
Professor Amanda Knecht, Villanova University
Title:
 "Unirational Parameterizations of Cubic Surfaces"

Friday, November 9, 2012
Dr. Charles Grinstead, Swarthmore College
Title:
 "Stories of Probabilities - some (perhaps) non-intuitive resultsin probability and geometry"

Friday, September 28, 2012
Chris Rorres, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University
Title:
 "The Turn of the Screw  - The History and Optimal Design of an Archimedes Screw"

Friday, April 13, 2012
Dr. Mo Yahdi, Ursinus University
Title:
 "Mathematical modeling, transmission dynamics and control of antibiotic-resistant infections"

Friday, February 11, 2012
Dr. Klaus Volpert, Villanova University
Title:
 "A Two-Parameter Pareto Model for Income Distributions"

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

Friday, December 9, 2011
John Hessler, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress
Title:
 "Complexity and Chaos In Medieval Cartography"

Friday, November 11, 2011
Dr. Paul Pasles, Villanova University
Title:
 "Divergence of infinite series on Hecke groups of large width (with a side of Fibonacci)"

Friday, October 28, 2011
Dr. Amanda Knecht, Villanova University
Title:
 "Rational Points on Logical Varieties over Sensible Fields"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Dr. Tony Rothman, Princeton University
Title:
 "Pi Mu Epsilon Talk"

Friday, April 15, 2011
Jennifer Paulus & Amanda Knecht, Villanova University
Title:
 "A invitation to MAGMA"

Friday, April 1, 2011
Scott Patterson, Pfizer University
Title:
 "Scaled Average Bioequivalence"

Friday, March 25, 2011
Joseph Mileti,  Grinnell College
Title:
 "A Tale of Two Theorems: Calibrating Mathematical Complexity"

Friday, March 18, 2011
Matt Devos,  Simon Fraser University
Title:
 "TBA"

Friday, February 11, 2011
Klaus Volpert, Ph.D Villanova University

Title: "A Two-Parameter Pareto Model for Income Distributions"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Matthew Fury, Ph.  Penn State University
Titile:
 "ll-posed Evolution Problems"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Philipp Yasskin, Ph.D
Title:
 "The Mathematics of Knots and Tangles"

Friday, October 22, 2010
Andrew Woldar, Ph.D. Villanova University
Title:
 "Mathematics In Service Of Puzzle-Solving"

Friday, September 24, 2010
David Kung, Ph.D.
Title:
 "How Math Made Modern Music Mad Irrational"

Friday, March 26, 2010
Ben Galluzzo, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Water, water, everywhere, but is it safe to drink?"

Friday, January 29, 2010
Scott Patterson, Ph.D.
Title:
 "A Thorough QTc Testing in Bio-Pharmaceutical Development"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Paul Lupinacci, Ph.D.
Title:
 "A Class of Partially Replicated Two-Level Fractional Factorial Designs"

Friday, November 13, 2009
David Cohoon, Ph.D.
Title:
 "The Possibility of Detailed Medical Imaging of Soft tissue withLong Wavelength Radiation, Diagnosis and Therapy Concepts."

Thursday, October 22, 2009
John Commito, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Self-organization and power-law clustering in seafloor animals:  the spatial ecology of mussel beds in Maine"

Tuesday, Sept 22, 2009
Sherry Teti, Ph.D.
Title:
 "The existence of elliptic periodic orbits in the smoothed Bunimovich Stadium"

Friday, May 1, 2009
Peter Sarnak, Ph.D.
Titile:
 "Diophantine geometry of Appollomian packings"

Friday, April 28, 2009
Lorelei Koss, Ph.D.
Titile:
 "Complex Functions with Cantor or connected Julia Sets"

Friday, April 24, 2009
Patrick Cesarz 
Titile:
 "Non-Unique Factorization"

Friday, February 27th, 2009
Michael Posner, Ph.D
Titile:
 "Making Valid Inferences in Observational Studies using Propensity Score Analysis"

Friday, February 13th, 2009
Frederick Hartmann, Ph.D.
Titile:
 "Starlike Univalent Functions"

Friday, February 6th, 2009
Bruce Pollack-Johnson, Ph.D
Titile:
 "Quality, Time, And Cost Relationships in Project Scheduling"

Friday, January 30th, 2009
Mirela Damian, Ph.D.
Titile:
 "Geometric and Graph Issues in Wireless Networks"

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Timothy Feeman, Ph.D
Titile:
 "Letting the Cat out of the bag"

Friday, October 31st, 2008
Jesse Frey, Ph.D
Titile:
 "New Nonparametric Tests for Equivalence"

Friday, April 4th, 2008
Gordon Williams, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Generalizing Polyhedra: Beyond Convexity"

Friday, March 14, 2008
Joseph McGowan, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging"

Friday, February 8, 2008
Steve C. Wang, Ph.D.
Title:
 "What Caused the Permian Extinction"

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Paul Pasles, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Benjamin Franklin's Numbers"

Friday, November 30, 2007
Klaus Volpert, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Pricing Methods for Financial Derivatives"

Friday, October 26, 2007
Abdul Hassen, Rowan University
Title:
 "Natural Generalizations of Bernoulli Numbers"

Monday, October 1, 2007
Jo Ellis-Monaghan, St. Michael's College
Title:
 "DNA Nano Structures"

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