Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Helen Barton Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics

The Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics at UNCG has been organized by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics since Fall 2011. The target audience is graduate students and upper level undergraduate students, as well as faculty members. Experts in their fields will cover a variety of topics in computational mathematics and computational statistics, as well as their applications in other disciplines. A particular aim of the lecture series is to spark interest among students in the newer trends in computational mathematics and its applications.

The schedule for the lecture series is also incorporated into the schedule of talks.

Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics 2014/2015

In 2014/2015 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizing committee of the lecture series consists of Jan Rychtář (chair), Sat Gupta, Sebastian Pauli, and Cliff Smyth.

Talks Fall 2014

All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty Building (see the campus map).

Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics 2013/2014

In 2013/2014 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizing committee of the lecture series consists of Clifford Smyth, Jan Rychtář (chair), Sebastian Pauli, and Sat Gupta.

Talks Spring 2014

All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty Building (see the campus map).
  • Harold Mead Stark (University of California, San Diego) on Thursday, March 20 at 4pm in Petty 219.
  • Jerry Reiter (Duke University) on Thursday, April 3 at 4pm in Petty 219.
  • Greg Forest (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) on Monday, April 21 at 4pm in Petty 219.

Talks Fall 2013

All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty building (see the campus map).
  • Leonard Stefanski (North Carolina State University) on Thursday, October 31 at 4pm in Petty 213
  • Laura Taalman (James Madison University) on Thursday, November 21 at 4pm in Petty 213

Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics 2012/2013

In 2012/2013 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizing committee of the lecture series consists of Talia Fernós, Sat Gupta, Sebastian Pauli (chair), Jan Rychtář, and Shan Suthaharan.

Talks Spring 2013

All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty building (see the campus map).
  • John Harer (Duke University) Topology, Geometry and Statistics: Merging Methods for Data Analysis (Abstract) on Wednesday, February 13 at 4pm in Petty 313
  • Ken Bollen (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) New Tests of the Dimensions of Measures Using Instrumental Variables on Monday, February 25 at 4pm in Petty 213
  • Erich Kaltofen (North Carolina State University): Approximation of data points by sparse polynomial models on Wednesday, March 27 at 4pm in Petty 313
  • Yuliang Zheng (UNC Charlotte) Public Key Encryption for Cloud Storage (jointly with the Department of Computer Science) on Wednesday, April 10 at 4pm in Petty 313
  • Mikhail Ershov (University of Virginia) Product replacement algorithm and Kazhdan's property (T) on Friday, April 19 at 4pm in Petty 150
  • Mark Broom (City University London) A general framework for analysing multiplayer games in networks on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 4pm in Petty 313

Talks Fall 2012

  • Nalini Ravishanker (University of Connecticut) Dynamic Bayesian modeling for discrete valued time series (marketing, highway safety, ecology applications) on Monday October 8 at 3pm in Stone 204.
  • Paul Gunnells (University of Massachusetts) Expander Graphs on October 23 at 4pm in Petty 150.
  • Chris Cosner (University of Miami) Modeling the evolution of dispersal with reaction-advection-diffusion equations and their discrete and nonlocal analogues (Abstract) on Monday Nov 5 at 4pm in Petty 150.
  • Mike Mesterton-Gibbons (Florida State University) Strategic behavior among animals: insights from game-theoretic models on Wednesday Nov 14 at 4pm in Petty 223.

Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics 2011/2012

In 2011/2012 the Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics was hosted by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and is supported by funds from the College of Arts and Sciences. Partial support came from the NSF Grant No. 0921700.

The organizing comittee of the lecture series consisted of Greg Bell, Francine Blanchet-Sadri, Roland Deutsch, Sebastian Pauli (chair), and Jan Rychtář.

Talks Spring 2012

Talks Fall 2011

  • Brian Habing (USC): Estimating Posterior Distributions in Item Response Theory on Thursday September 22 at 4pm in Petty 150, Refreshment at 3:30 in Petty 116
  • Xavier Roblot (Tokyo Institute of Technology): Computational Algebraic Number Theory on Wednesday October 19 at 4pm in Petty 213, Refreshments at 3:30 in Petty 116
  • Peter Humphries (Edanz Group): Comparing Phylogenetic Trees on Wednesday October 26 at 4pm in Petty 213, Refreshments at 3:30 in Petty 116
  • Alun Lloyd (NCSU): Modeling Wolbachia-Based Strategies for Controlling Mosquito-Borne Diseases on Wednesday November 9 at 4pm in Petty 213, Refreshments at 3:30 in Petty 116