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Fall 2010 Seminars and Colloquia

Each year, well-known scholars from around the world are invited to present colloquium and seminar lectures in the Department. In the last academic year, more than 30 distinguished researchers from 10 different countries presented lectures at the Department colloquia and seminars.





Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
08/09/2010
Monday

3:00 pm
"Applications of stochastic formal methods on concrete quadratures"
Dr. Marc Daumas, Professor
Department of Computer Science
The University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France
(Local host: R.-C. Li)
304 PKH
09/17/2010
Friday

3:00 pm
"High Order Mimetic Discretizations of Continuum Mechanics"
Dr. Jose E. Castillo, Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Director, Computational Science Research Center (CSRC)
San Diego State University
(Local host: B. Chen-Charpentier)
304 PKH
09/24/2010
Friday

3:00 pm
"From curvature to topology: Perelman's proof of Poincare"
Dr. Dan Knopf, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin
(Local host: R. Gornet)
304 PKH
10/22/2010
Friday

3:00 pm
"Optimization-based computational models, or how to let someone else do the hard work"
Dr. Pavel Bochev, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff
Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR@SNL)
Sandia National Laboratories
(Local host: J. Su)
304 PKH
11/04/2010
Thursday

3:30 pm
"Challenges for Mathematicians and Physicists in the Upstream Energy Business"
Dr. Michael Ray, Upstream Sector Director
Corporate Strategic Research
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
(Local host: J. Zhu)
304 PKH
11/05/2010
Friday

3:00 pm
"An alternative formulation for a delayed logistic equation"
Dr. Gail S. K. Wolkowicz, Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster University
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
304 PKH
12/03/2010
Friday

3:00 pm
"Inverse Problems, Moment Problems, and Signal Processing: Un Menage a Trois"
Dr. Zuhair Nashed, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Central Florida
(Local host: J. Su)
304 PKH

  *Refreshments are served shortly after each presentation. Colloquia talks are 50 minutes long, followed by an open-forum discussion with faculty and graduate students.




Special Presentations
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
10/08/2010
Friday

9:10am - 11:00am
"A Tutorial Overview of Vector and Matrix Norms: Part 1"
Dr. William M. Kahan, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and E.E. & Computer Science
Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
(Local host: R.-C. Li)
304 PKH
10/15/2010
Friday

9:10am - 11:00am
"A Tutorial Overview of Vector and Matrix Norms: Part 2"
Dr. William M. Kahan, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and E.E. & Computer Science
Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
(Local host: R.-C. Li)
304 PKH




Applied Mathematics Seminar
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
10/01/2010
Friday

1:30 pm
"Neural Decoding in Patients with Tetraplegia"
Kris Garrett, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
304 PKH
10/15/2010
Friday

1:30 pm
"Pattern Forming Reaction Diffusion Systems On Arbitrary Surfaces"
Dr. Necibe Tuncer, Research Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Florida
(Local host: C. Kribs-Zaleta)
304 PKH
10/29/2010
Friday

1:30 - 5:20 pm
Research Workshop on Integrable Systems and Applications
October 29, 2010, Friday, 1:30pm - 5:30pm

1:30 - 2:20 pm
"The Hunter-Saxton equation and the geometry of the group of circle diffeomorphisms"
Dr. Jonatan Lenells, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Baylor University, Waco


2:30 - 3:20 pm
"Stability of solitary waves of a generalized two-component Camassa-Holm system"
Dr. Robin Ming Chen, Dunham Jackson Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Minnesota


3:30 - 4:20 pm
"The Degasperis-Procesi hierarchy"
Dr. Zhijun (George) Qiao, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas-Pan American


4:30 - 5:20 pm
"The Holder continuity of the solution map to the Camassa-Holm equation in weak topology"
Dr. Pingzheng Zhang, Visiting Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Arlington and
University of Jiangsu, China

(Local host: Y. Liu)
*Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop
304 PKH

  *Refreshments are served 30 min. prior to a presentation.




Algebra Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
10/27/2010
Wednesday

4:00 pm
"Vanishing of Ext for modules over complete intersection rings"
Dr. Olgur Celikbas, Lecturer
Department of Mathematics
University of Kansas
304 PKH
10/29/2010
Friday

4:00 pm
"Modules with reducible complexity"
Dr. Petter Andreas Bergh, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
308 PKH




AGANT@UTA Seminar


  *Refreshments are served 15 min. prior to a presentation.



Mathematics Education Seminar




Probability and Statistics Seminar





GAGA@UTA Seminar