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 2015/2016
In 2015/2016 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 2015

Rick Durrett
(Duke University)
Using Math to Understand Cancer
September 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm, Petty 219
Refreshments at 3:30 in Petty 116

Ezra Miller
(Duke University)
Persistent Homology for Biological Images
September 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm, Petty 219
Refreshments at 3:30 in Petty 116

Sayan Mukherjee
(Duke University)
Stochastic Topology and Topological Data Analysis
November 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm, Petty 219
Refreshments at 3:30 in Petty 116
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 Spring 2015

Hoon Hong
(North Carolina State University)
Root Separation Bounds (Abstract)
on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 4:00pm in Petty Building, room 150.
Refreshments served at 3:30pm in Petty Building, room 116. 
Jerrold R. Griggs
(University of South Carolina)
Posetfree Families and Poset Packing in the Boolean Lattice
on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:00pm in Petty Building, room 150.
Refreshments served at 3:30pm in Petty Building, room 116. 
Michael Dorff
(Brigham Young University)
How mathematics is making Hollywood movies better (Abstract)
on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 4:00pm in Petty Building, room 150.
Refreshments served at 3:30pm in Petty Building, room 116.
Talks Fall 2014
 Dan Zelterman (Yale University) Statistical Inference for Familial Disease Clusters on Friday, October 17, 2014
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 FernÃ³s, 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 reactionadvectiondiffusion equations and their discrete and nonlocal analogues (Abstract) on Monday Nov 5 at 4pm in Petty 150.
 Mike MestertonGibbons (Florida State University) Strategic behavior among animals: insights from gametheoretic 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 BlanchetSadri, Roland Deutsch, Sebastian Pauli (chair), and Jan Rychtář.
Talks Spring 2012
 Zhilin Li, Professor (North Carolina State University): How to Model and Simulate moving Fronts ? (Abstract) on Wednesday, March 14 at 4 pm in Petty 303.
 Jason Manning (University at Buffalo): Recognizing nmanifold groups on Friday, March 16 at 4pm in Petty 303
 Jon Hosking (IBM Research Division): LMoments: Inference for Distributions and Data using Linear Combinations of Order Statistics on Wednesday, March 21 at 4 pm in Petty 303.
 Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota): The Mathematics Behind Bar Codes on Wednesday, April 11 at 3:30 pm in Petty 150.
 Michael Pohst (TU Berlin): On computing integral points of Mordell curves over global fields ( Abstract, Slides ) on Wednesday, April 18 at 4 pm in Petty 303.
 Pankaj Agarwal (Duke University): Geometric Arrangements and Their Applications on Wednesday, April 25 at 4 pm in Petty 303.
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 WolbachiaBased Strategies for Controlling MosquitoBorne Diseases on Wednesday November 9 at 4pm in Petty 213, Refreshments at 3:30 in Petty 116