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Spring 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
2/10/2010
Wednesday

3:30 pm
Joint ICOMPS/Math/CSE colloquium
"The Probabilities of Absolute Ruin in the Renewal Risk Model with Constant Force of Interest"
Dr. Dimitrios G. Konstantinides, Associate Professor
Department of Statistics and Actuarial - Financial Mathematics
University of the Aegean
(Local hosts: Drs. Makedon, Ding, Zhu)
304 PKH
2/12/2010
Friday

3:00 pm
"Spin invariant theory for the symmetric group"
Dr. Weiqiang Wang, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Virginia
(Local host: D. Grantcharov)
304 PKH
2/19/2010
Friday

3:00 pm
"Splitting methods for direct simulation of multiphase flows"
Dr. Peter D. Minev, Professor
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta, Canada
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
308 PKH
2/26/2010
Friday

3:00 pm
"Inaudible geometry of manifolds"
Dr. Carolyn S. Gordon, Benjamin Cheney Professor
Department of Mathematics
Dartmouth College
(Local host: R. Gornet)
304 PKH
3/5/2010
Friday

3:00 pm
"Looking Through Your Eyes: Optimally"
Dr. Bijoy Ghosh, Dick and Martha Brooks Endowed Professor
Department of Mathematics
Director, CBCIS Lab
Texas Tech University
(Local host: J.P. Zhu)
304 PKH
3/25/2010
Thursday

4:00 pm
"Local number theory: from Hensel to the Langlands program"
Dr. Philip Kutzko, Professor
Director, National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences
Department of Mathematics
University of Iowa
(Local host: T. Aktosun and 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
2/26/2010
Friday

1:30 pm
"An Academic Visit to China (September 11 - 24, 2009)"
Dr. Constanin Corduneanu, Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
308 PKH
3/25/2010
Thursday

7:00 pm
"Medians Surrender at the Olympics"
Dr. Zvezdelina Stankova, Director
University of California at Berkeley Math Circle
308 PKH

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




Applied Mathematics Seminar
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
2/4/2010
Thursday

2:00 pm
"Efficient upwind finite element methods and finite point method for convection diffusion problems"
Dr. Jerry Yintzer Shih, Professor
Department of Applied Mathematics
National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan
(Local host: C. Liu)
487 PKH
3/23/2010
Tuesday

2:00 pm
"Weighted Power Mean Discrete Dynamical Systems: Fast Convergence Properties"
Dr. Francisco Solis, Professor
Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics
CIMAT, Mexico
(Local host: B. Chen)
487 PKH
3/26/2010
Friday

1:00 pm
"Mathematical modeling of biomedical interventions for HIV prevention"
Dr. Dobromir Dimitrov, Staff Scientist
SCHARP, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
304 PKH
5/7/2010
Friday

2:00 pm
"Interface Problems and Interface Shape Classification"
Dr. Songming Hou, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Louisiana Tech University
(Local host: R.-C. Li)
304 PKH

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




Algebra Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
2/12/2010
Friday

4:30 pm
"Duality between representations of classical Lie algebras and superalgebras"
Dr. Weiqiang Wang, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Virginia
304 PKH
2/19/2010
Friday

4:30 pm
"On the Hilbert series of certain local rings admitting non-trivial totally reflexive modules"
Kristen Beck
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
308 PKH




AGANT@UTA Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
01/29/2010
Friday

4:30 pm
"Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras I"
Dr. Jun Zhang, Adjunct Faculty
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
304 PKH
02/26/2010
Friday

4:30 pm
"Superconformal Algebras and their Realizations"
Dr. Elena Poletaeva, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas-Pan American
304 PKH
03/05/2010
Friday

4:30 pm
"Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras II"
Dr. Jun Zhang, Adjunct Faculty
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
304 PKH

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