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Spring 2009 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
1/30/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Understanding and Constructing Proofs: A Design Experiment"
Dr. Annie Selden, Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics
Tennessee Technological University
(Local host: J. Epperson)
304 PKH
2/13/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Real Math, Real Applications"
Dr. Michael Monticino, Professor
Department of Mathematics
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
University of North Texas
(Local host: D. Jorgensen)
304 PKH
2/27/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Equations of Kinetic Theory"
Dr. Robert Glassey, Professor
Department of Mathematics
Indiana University
(Local host: S. Pankavich)
304 PKH
3/27/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Model Order Reduction for Wave Propagation Modeling and Tomography"
Dr. Victor Pereyra
Weidlinger Associates Inc.
(Local host: B. Chen-Charpentier)
304 PKH
4/3/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Pattern formation and dynamics in dissipative systems"
Dr. Iuliana Oprea, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University
(Local host: D. Jorgensen)
304 PKH
4/10/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Lie superalgebras and supersymmetry"
Dr. Vera Serganova, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
(Local host: D. Grantcharov)
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
1/13/2009
Tuesday

2:00 pm
"Effect of Ventilation Design on Removal of Wood Dust Particles and Occupational Health in Buildings"
Dr. Jiyuan Tu, Professor
School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
(Local host: C. Liu)
487 PKH
1/23/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Non-linear flows in porous media and related topics in PDE"
Dr. Akif Ibragimov, Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Texas Tech University
(Local host: J. Su)
304 PKH
2/05/2009
Thursday

2:30 pm
"Chaotic scattering via the separatrix map in solitary wave interactions"
Dr. Richard Haberman, Professor
Department of Mathematics
SMU
(Local host: B. Chen-Charpentier)
487 PKH
3/6/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"The Exact Solution of the Active Convex Hull Model And Its Application to Image Segmentation"
Dr. Nikolay Sirakov, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University - Commerce
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
304 PKH
3/13/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Metastability in systems with bifurcations"
Dr. Barbara Gentz, Professor
Faculty of Mathematics
University of Bielefeld, Germany
(Local host: A. Korzeniowski)
487 PKH
4/2/2009
Thursday

2:30 pm
"Elliptic Polarization Dynamics of Soliton-Soliton Collisions in CNSE"
Dr. Michail Todorov, Associate Professor
Department of Differential Equations
Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics
Technical University of Sofia
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
487 PKH
4/17/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Molecular Mechanisms in Inherited Neuropathies"
Jun Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Wayne State University
(Local host: J. Su)
304 PKH
4/24/2009
Friday

3:30 pm
"Acceleration Schemes for the Nonlinear Eigenproblems in Density Functional Theory Calculations"
Dr. Yunkai Zhou, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Southern Methodist University
(Local host: R.-C. Li)
304 PKH
5/1/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Deterministic Turbulence - a Breakthrough in Fluid Mechanics and Philosophy"
Dr. Y. S. Kachanov, Professor
Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of SB RAS
Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
(Local host: C. Liu)
304 PKH
5/8/2009
Friday

2:30 pm
"Hierarchical reconstruction as a limiter for solving hyperbolic conservation laws"
Dr. Zhiliang Xu, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
niversity of Notre Dame
(Local host: J. Su)
304 PKH

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




Algebra Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
2/13/2009
Friday

4:00 pm
"Ranks of polynomials"
Dr. Zachariah C. Teitler (Zach), Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
487 PKH
4/3/2009
Friday

4:00 pm
"On the Existence of Totally Reflexive Modules"
Kristen Beck
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
304 PKH
4/24/2009
Friday

4:00 pm
"Simple Hypersurface Singularities and Representation Theory of Local Rings"
Dr. Lars Winther Christensen, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Texas Tech University
304 PKH




AGANT@UTA Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
3/6/2009
Friday

4:00 pm
"Rationality of the Vertex Algebra VL+ when L is a Non-degenerate Even Lattice of Arbitrary Rank"
Dr. Gaywalee Yamskulna, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Illinois State University
304 PKH
4/17/2009
Friday

4:00 pm
"Fast Fourier Transforms for Inverse Semigroups"
Dr. Martin Malandro, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Sam Houston State University
304 PKH

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



Mathematics Education Seminar




Probability and Statistics Seminar





GAGA@UTA Seminar