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Spring 2008 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
2/1/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Ecology of Agrobats: behavior, pestilence, agroeconomics, and disease"
Dr. Thomas G. Hallam, Professor
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and
Department of Mathematics
The University of Tennessee
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
304 PKH
2/29/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR MULTISCALE MODELING: Adaptive Control of Modeling Error"
Dr. J. Tinsley Oden, Professor
Associate Vice President for Research
Director, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
Cockrell Family Regents' Chair #2 in Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
(Local host: D. Jorgensen)
304 PKH
3/28/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Preparing Students for Success in Calculus: Research Insights and The Precalculus Concept Assessment (PCA) Instrument"
Dr. Marilyn P. Carlson, Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics and
Director, CRESMET
Arizona State University
(Local host: J. Epperson)
304 PKH
4/04/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Examples of Non-local Interactions in Biomathematical Models: Some Properties from Analysis and Simulation"
Dr. Jonathan Bell, Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(Local host: J. Su)
304 PKH
4/25/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Group Actions and Representations"
Dr. Ken Richardson, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
TCU
(Local host: R. Gornet)
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.




Applied Mathematics Seminar
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
1/25/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Material Resistance against Ductile Tearing Crack Propagation in Mild Steels"
Dr. Ping Jiang, Professor
Southwest Petroleum University, P.R. China
(Local host: G. Liao)
304 PKH
2/8/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"A Numerical Method for Studying Thermal Deformation in Micro Structures Exposed to Ultrashort Pulsed Lasers"
Dr. Weizhong Dai, Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Louisiana Tech University
(Local host: C. Liu)
304 PKH
3/7/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Nonlinear coupling and Dynamics of Coupled Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations"
Dr. Michail Todorov, Associate Professor
Department of Differential Equations
Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics
Technical University of Sofia
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
304 PKH
3/13/2008
Thursday

2:30 pm
"What can Sine function do for us?"
Dr. Constanin Corduneanu, Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
304 PKH
4/3/2008
Thursday

2:30 pm
"Model Order Reduction of Parameterized Multi-Port Passive Networks for On-Chip Interconnect Design"
Dr. Peng Li, Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Texas A&M University
(Local host: Ren-Chang Li)
304 PKH
4/11/2008
Friday

3:30 pm
"Matrix algebra techniques for solving the matrix nonlinear Schrodinger equation"
Dr. Cornelis van der Mee, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Cagliari, Italy
(Local host: T. Aktosun)
304 PKH
4/18/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Adaptive interface finite difference methods in light beam propagation computations"
Dr. Qin Sheng, Professor
Department of Mathematics
Baylor University
(Local host: C. Liu)
304 PKH
5/02/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"About the applicability of CANM to some nonlinear eigenvalue problems arising from the astrophysics and black holes theory"
Dr. Michail Todorov, Associate Professor
Department of Differential Equations
Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics
Technical University of Sofia
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
304 PKH

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




Algebra Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
4/18/2008
Friday

4:00 pm
"Rigidity of Tor"
Kristen Beck
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
487 PKH




AGANT@UTA Seminar





Mathematics Education Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
4/25/2008
Friday

11:00 am
"An Assessment of the Mathematical Knowledge of Elementary Preservice Teachers with regard to Number and Operation"
Dr. Eileen Durand Faulkenberry,
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Texas A & M University - Commerce
103 PKH



Probability and Statistics Seminar





GAGA@UTA Seminar