Graduate Student Seminar

Time: Wednesday, 3 pm to 3:50 pm                                                     Place: 249 Parker Hall   


April 8

Dr. Maggie Han


April 15

Steven Clontz


April 22

RBD Library


March 11

Speaker: Brad McQuaig 




March 4

Speaker: Dr. Jerzy Szulga

Topic: TBA


February 25

Speaker: Brice Nguelifack   

Title: Robust Nonlinear Signed-Rank Regression

Abstract: Nonparametric methods have achieved widespread recognition as a valuable technique for analyzing data, particularly data consisting of rank or relative preferences and/or are small samples from unknown distributions. They are also useful for dealing with data that contain  aberrant observations since many nonparametric procedures require just the ranks of the observations rather than the actual magnitude of the observations. In this talk, I will give an overview of rank estimation, especially that of regression parameters, and discuss the optimality and efficiency of these estimators. It turns out that the rank method is only slightly less efficient than the best estimator in the normal case and can be more efficient than these competitors when the underlying populations are heavier tailed. Finally, I will discuss rank estimators for signal and image processing models and evaluate efficiencies by way of simulation studies.



February 18

Speaker: Dr. Frank Uhlig

Topic:"Holistic Learning and Teaching"

February 11  

Speaker: Dr. Peter Johnson 

Topic: "Some open problems concerning secure domination in graphs"

February 4

Speaker: Dr. Dean Hoffman

Title: Generalizing an old puzzle - Linear Algebra at work

January 28

Speaker: Dr. Chris Rodger

Title: "Graph Decompositions"

January 21

Speaker: Dr. Albrecht

Title: "Generalizing Warfield's Hom and Tensor Relations"  The talk will outline some of the work Dr. Goeters and Dr. Albrecht have done.

November 19

Speaker: Mr. Y. Long

Title: Introduction to local well-posedness theory of Navier-Stokes equation and global well-posedness of Navier-Stokes equation in cylindrical coordinate system


November 12

Speaker: Mr. Randall Gay

Title:  An Introduction to Surreal Number Theory


November 5

Speaker: Dr. Rawal

Topic: TBA


October 29

Speaker: Dr. H. Huang

Topic: TBA


October 22

Speaker: Dr. D. Leonard

Title: Why I use computer algebra systems to do pure mathematics


October 15

Speaker: Dr. Jerzy Szulga

Title: Toy Fock spaces, or Rademacher realm, or how simple shed light on complex

Abstract:  At the beginning Brownian motion generates Gaussian chaos subject to various operators acting on it such us Malliavin’s Derivative. The underlying mathematical framework is rather complicated yet the basic concepts can be introduced and investigated through "toy models." Connections to quantum probability (a.k.a. non-commutative probability theory) will be also discussed.

October 8

Speaker:  Mr. Zachary Sarver

Topic: a brief introduction to multilinear algebra


September 24

Speaker: Dr. Tin-Yau Tam

Title: How to be a successful graduate student



September 10

Speaker: Dr. N. Govil  

Title:  An Introduction to Some Problems in the Theory of Polynomials and Related Classes of Functions



September 3

Speaker: Dr. Stewart Baldwin

Title: The Mandelbrot Set

Graduate Student Seminar

Last updated: 03/20/2015