Department of Mathematical Sciences
Colloquium Series
Purpose: To discuss mathematical research and interdisciplinary problems in all areas of mathematics and applied mathematics. Talks are welcome from faculty, graduate students, and outside speakers from academia and industry. Talks should be at a level accessible to graduate students. Students and faculty at all levels and from all departments are welcome to attend.
Date/Time | Speaker | Title/Abstract |
Friday September 14
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
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Friday September 21
4-5pm Skurla 106 |
Dr. Jay Kovats
Florida Institute of Technology Department of Mathematical Sciences |
Title: On the Second Derivatives of Solutions of
Fully Nonlinear Elliptic Partial Differential Equations
Abstract: |
Friday September 28
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
Dr. Benjamin Hutz
Florida Institute of Technology Department of Mathematical Sciences |
Title: Periodic and preperiodic points for rational
functions
Abstract: Given a rational function f(z), we can ask for values that are preperiodic, i.e. f^n(z) = f^m(z) for some integers n,m. In this talk we discuss a polynomial whose roots are periodic (or preperiodic) points emphasizing examples and open problems. |
Friday October 5
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
Dr. Munevver Subasi
Florida Institute of Technology Department of Mathematical Sciences |
Title: An Exciting Supervised Learning Algorithm and
Its Application to Medicine
Abstract: Logical Analysis of Data (LAD) is a classification method which integrates principles of combinatorics, optimization and Boolean functions. The research area of LAD was introduced and developed by Peter L. Hammer whose vision expanded the LAD methodology from theory to successful data applications in numerous biomedical, industrial and economics case studies. In this talk we present the LAD technique and its current applications to biomedical informatics. |
Friday October 12
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
Juan Felix Avila Herrera
Florida Institute of Technology Department of Mathematical Sciences |
Title: A New LAD Software and a Max-Flow Approach to Generate LAD Models |
Friday October 19
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
Dr. Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie
Florida Institute of Technology Department of Mathematical Sciences |
Title: Analysis of Metabolic Response to Therapy in Functional Imaging |
Friday October 26
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
Dr. Benjamin Hutz
Florida Institute of Technology Department of Mathematical Sciences |
Title: Arithmetic dynamics modulo primes
Abstract: Given a rational map f and a wandering point P, what can be said about the orbit of P modulo primes of good reduction. In particular, what information about f can be determined by looking at the dynamics of f modulo primes? |
Friday November 2
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
Dr. Charles Fulton
Florida Institute of Technology Department of Mathematical Sciences |
Title: The Connection Problem for Sturm-Liouville
equations with singular endpoints
Abstact: Recent results and open problems will be discussed. |
Friday November 9
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
Troy Schaudt
Wolfram Research, Inc. |
Title: Mathematica 8 in Education and Research
Abstract: This talk illustrate capabilities in Mathematica 8 that are directly applicable for use in teaching and research on campus. Topics of these technical talks include: * Free-form linguistic input * 2D and 3D visualization * Dynamic interactivity & On-demand scientific data * Example-driven course materials * Symbolic interface construction * Digital Image Processing, Parallelization, and Control Systems functionality Current users will benefit from seeing the many improvements and new features of Mathematica 8 (http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/new-in-8/), but prior knowledge of Mathematica is not required. |
Friday November 16
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
Dr. Jian Du
Florida Institute of Technology Department of Mathematical Sciences |
Title: Computational Studies on Micro-Swimmers
Abstract: In this talk, I will present a novel computational algorithm to simulate complex fluid-structure interactions and numerical/mathematical studies of a multifluid swimmer. I will also discuss the current work on extension of the method and its potential application to study real microorganism swimmings and cellular locomotions. |
Friday November 23
4-5pm Crawford 401 |
Thanksgiving - no talk | |
Friday November 30
4-5pm Skurla 102 |
Dr. Jewgeni Dshalalow
Florida Institute of Technology Department of Mathematical Sciences |
Title: Random Measures and Their Applications
Abstract: A random measure is an enhancement of the usual (deterministic) measure. Particular classes of random measures are Poisson and Cox measures. Further embellishments are modulated random measures (such as Markov modulated Poisson measures) occurring in physics, electrical engineering, and control theory. |