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.
In 2012/2013 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizing comittee of the lecture series consists of Talia Fernós, Sat Gupta, Sebastian Pauli (chair), Jan Rychtář, and Shan Suthaharan.
The schedule for the lecture series is also incorporated into the schedule of talks.
Talks Spring 2013All 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.
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 n-manifold groups on Friday, March 16 at 4pm in Petty 303
- Jon Hosking (IBM Research Division): L-Moments: 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 Wolbachia-Based Strategies for Controlling Mosquito-Borne Diseases on Wednesday November 9 at 4pm in Petty 213, Refreshments at 3:30 in Petty 116