Mathematical Sciences

School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics


AY 2019-2020 Colloquia

Unless otherwise noted, the colloquium for the spring semester will be held on Fridays @ 11:00 am in FN 2.106. If you have questions about the colloquium please contact Dr. Vishwanath Ramakrishna. Archive of talks from previous semesters




Thur, Mar 12,

GR 4.204

Digvijay Boob

Georgia Institute of Technology

Algorithms for nonlinear optimization with function constraints

Fri, Feb 28

John Etnyre

School of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology

Distinguished Colloquium

Invariants of embeddings and immersions via contact geometry

Fri, Feb 21

Shi Jin

Director and Chaired Professor
Institute of Natural Sciences

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

SIAM Distinguished Colloquium

Fast Algorithms and its Applications in High Dimensional Non-convex Global Optimization

Fri, Feb 7

Michael F. Singer

North Carolina State University

Distinguished Colloquium

Finite automata, automatic sets, and difference equations

Tues, Feb 4

JSOM 1.516


Joseph Waldron

Princeton University

Birational geometry in positive characteristic

Mon, Feb 3

JSOM 1.516


Ronan Conlon

Florida International University

Classification results for shrinking gradient Kahler-Ricci solitons

Fri, Jan 31

JO 4.102


Bao Wang

University of California

PDE-Principled Trustworthy Deep Learning Meets Computational Biology

Fri, Jan 31

Michael Zhang

Biology Department

UT Dallas

Distinguished Colloquium

Modeling Gene Expression in a Living Cell

Tue, Jan 28

JSOM 11.214


Pavlos Motakis

Department of Mathematics

University of Illinois

Metric embeddings of graphs into Banach spaces

Mon, Jan 27

JSOM 11.214


Keaton Hamm

The University of Arizona

Structure in Data

Fri, Jan 24

JSOM 12.202

1:30 – 2:30pm

Windy Wu

School of Statistics
University of Minnesota

Model-Assisted Uniformly Honest Inference for Optimal Treatment Regimes in High Dimension

Tue, Jan 14

SLC 2.302

3 pm  4 pm

Kyunghee Han

University of Pennsylvania

Additive Functional Regression for Densities as Responses

Tue, Jan 14

SLC 2.302

1:30 – 2:30pm

Meimei Liu

Duke University

Reproducible Bootstrap Aggregating

Mon, Jan 13

JSOM 1.516

1:30 – 2:30pm

Liang Hong

Department of Mathematics

Robert Morris University

Valid Model-Free Prediction of Future Insurance Claims

Mon, Jan 13

SLC 2.302


Xuan Wang

Harvard University

Utilizing Healthcare Data for Better Healthcare

Fri, Jan 10

JO 4.102

2:00-3:00 pm

Sui Tang

John Hopkins University

Analysis of high dimensional dynamical data

Fri, Jan 10

JO 4.102

10:30-11:30 am

Selim Sukhtaiev

Rice University

Anderson localization for disordered quantum graphs 

Fri, Dec 13

FO 2.404

2 pm – 3 pm

Xiaochuan Tian

Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin

Analysis and computation of nonlocal models

Thu, Dec 12

FO 2.404

3 pm  4 pm

Himchan Jeong

University of Connecticut

and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries

Application of random effects in dependent compound risk model

Thu, Dec 12

GR 3.302

2 pm – 3 pm

Edriss S. Titi

University of Cambridge
and Texas A&M

Distinguished Colloquium

Determining the Global Dynamics of the Two-dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations by a Scalar ODE

Fri, Dec 6


JM Landsberg

Texas A&M

Distinguished Colloquium

Geometry and the complexity of matrix multiplication

Fri, Nov 22

JSOM 12.218

2 pm – 3 pm

N. Balakrishnan

McMaster University, Canada

Distinguished Colloquium

Cure Models

Nov 15

Peter Howard

Texas A&M

Renormalized oscillation theory for linear Hamiltonian systems via the Maslov index

Fri, Nov 8

CB1 1.104

2 pm – 3 pm

Lingzhou Xue

Penn State University

Robust High-Dimensional Regression with Coefficient Thresholding and its Application to Imaging Data Analysis

Fri, Nov 1

CB1 1.104

2 pm – 3 pm

Brendon Rhoades

University of California, San Diego

The algebra and geometry of ordered set partitions

Fri, Nov 1

Kaitlin Hill

Wake Forest University

Optimal path choice in stochastic piecewise-smooth systems

Fri, Oct 25

Jozef H. Przytycki

George Washington University

Gram Determinants in Knot Theory

Fri, Sep 27

Baris Coskunuzer

Mathematical Sciences Department
UT Dallas

Million Dollar Problem: Poincare Conjecture

Fri, Sep 6

Cezar Lupu

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Texas Tech University

Riemann Zeta and Multiple Zeta Values