Helen Barton Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences
The Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences at UNCG has been organized by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics since Spring 2012. The target audience is graduate students and upper level undergraduate students, as well as faculty members. This lecture series features a very distinguished mathematician/statistician who gives a series of three lectures over a period of one week on a topic in the mathematical sciences. A particular aim of the lecture series is to spark interest among students in the newer trends in the mathematical sciences and its applications.
The organizer of the lecture series is Maya Chhetri.
The schedule for the lecture series is also incorporated into the schedule of talks.
Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences 2018/2019
In 2018/2019 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizer of the lecture series is Maya Chhetri.
Talks Fall 2018
All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty building (see the campus map). Dr. Alexander Dranishnikov (University of Florida): Topology and Robot Motion Planning

Lecture 1: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Location: Petty 136, 4:00pm
Reception: Lounge, Petty 116, 3:304:00pm 
Lecture 2: Thursday, October 11, 2018, Location: Petty 136, 4:00pm
Reception: Lounge, Petty 116, 3:304:00pm 
Lecture 3: Friday, October 12, 2018, Location: Petty 136, 4:00pm
Reception: Lounge, Petty 116, 3:304:00pm
Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences 2017/2018
In 2017/2018 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizer of the lecture series is Maya Chhetri.
Talks Spring 2018
All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty building (see the campus map). Dr. Erik S. Van Vleck (The University of Kansas): Time Dependent Stability: Theory, Computation, and Applications

Lecture 1: Motivation and Theory, Monday, February 12, 2018, Location: Petty 219, 4:00pm
Reception: Lounge, Petty 116, 3:304:00pm 
Lecture 2: Computation and Numerical Analysis, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Location: Petty 219, 4:00pm
Reception: Lounge, Petty 116, 3:304:00pm 
Lecture 3: Applications, Friday, February 16, 2018, Location: Petty 219, 4:00pm
Reception: Lounge, Petty 116, 3:304:00pm
Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences 2016/2017
In 2016/2017 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizer of the lecture series is Maya Chhetri.
Talks Fall 2016
All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty building (see the campus map). Dr. Sujit K. Ghosh (North Carolina State University): Statistical Inference Subject to Shape Constraint

Lecture 1: Introduction to Shape Constraint Statistical Methods, Monday, November 14, 2016, Location: Petty 136, 4:00pm
Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm 
Lecture 2: Nonparametric Regression with Bernstein Polynomials, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Location: Petty 224, 4:00pm
Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm 
Lecture 3: Shape Constraint Regression with Multiple Predictors, Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Location: Petty 224, 4:00pm
Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences 2014/2015
In 2014/2015 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizer of the lecture series is Maya Chhetri.
Talks Spring 2015
All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty building (see the campus map). Dr. Suzanne Lenhart (University of Tennessee): The Power of Optimal Control in Biological Models
 Lecture 1: Introduction to Optimal Control of Ordinary Differential Equations, Monday, April 13, 2015, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 2: Optimal Control of Systems of ODEs for Biological Systems, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 3: The Power of Optimal Control in Discrete Models: from Confining Rabies to Improving CPR, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences 2013/2014
In 2013/2014 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizer of the lecture series is Maya Chhetri.
Talks Spring 2014
All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty building (see the campus map). Dr. Philip K. Maini (University of Oxford): Mathematical Modelling for the Life and Medical Sciences
 Lecture 1: Monday, March 24, 2014, Petty 219, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 2: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Petty 219, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 3: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Petty 219, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences 2012/2013
In 2012/2013 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizer of the lecture series is Maya Chhetri.
Talks Spring 2013
All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty building (see the campus map). Klaus Schmitt (The University of Utah): An Overview of Variational InequalitiesApplications to Obstacle, Contact, and Unilateral ProblemsElliptic Problems Subject to Constraints
 Lecture 1: Friday, April 12, 2013, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 2: Monday, April 15, 2013, Petty 213, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 3: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
Talks Fall 2012
All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty Building (see the campus map). Alfonso Castro (Harvey Mudd College): Solvability of semilinear boundary value problems with discrete spectrum
 Lecture 1: Monday, August 27, 2012, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 2: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 3: Friday, August 31, 2012, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge, Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences Spring 2012
In Spring 2012 the lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc. The organizer of the lecture series is Maya Chhetri.
Talks Spring 2012
All talks will take place in the UNCG Petty building (see the campus map). Pavel Drabek (University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic): Series of Lectures on Quasilinear PDEs
 Lecture 1: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 2: Friday, March 23, 2012, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge Petty 120, 3:304:00pm
 Lecture 3: Friday, March 23, 2012, Petty 150, 4:00pm Reception: Lounge Petty 120, 3:304:00pm