2012 - 2013
April 17, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Ulrich Albrecht
Title: When is Ext torsion-free?
April 10, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Dean Hoffman
Title: Convexity and Affine Considerations
April 3, 2013
Speaker: Dr. W. Gary Martin
Topic: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and how they will affect the teaching of undergraduate courses, in particular of core courses.
PowerPoint version is available here
His talk will concentrate on instructor specific issues, while Friday's Colloquium will consider how the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics will affect departments of mathematics and statistics as a whole.
Since the two talks deal with significant different issues, Dr. Albrecht strongly encourages attending both lectures.
March 27, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Ming Liao
Title: Queuing theory and applied stochastic processes
Abstract: We will talk about some aspects of a queuing system and some related stochastic processes.
March 20, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Nedret Billor
Title: Introduction to Functional Data Analysis
March 6, 2013
Speaker: Dr. T.-Y. Tam
Topic: "How to be a successful graduate student"
Talk available here
March 13, 2013
NO SEMINAR -- SPRING BREAK
February 27, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Andras Bezdek
February 20, 2013
SPECIAL SEMINAR: Library Visit
February 13, 2013
Speaker: Dr. A. J. Meir
Talk available here
February 6, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Ash Abebe
Title: Weighted Signed-Rank Estimation
Abstract: I will discuss estimation for regression models based on the minimization of a generalized form of the signed-rank norm. I will present some results on simulated and real-life data to illustrate the benefits the approach. Some of the results are based on joint work with a former graduate student.
January 30, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Peter Nylen
Title: Realizing of Interlacing by Structured Matrices
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January 3, 2013
Speaker: Guy-vanie Marcias Miakonkana
Title: Iterative Rank Estimation for Generalized Linear Models
Abstract: We consider the estimation of parameters of a generalized linear regression model. Our estimator is defined iteratively starting from an initial obtained by minimizing the Wilcoxon dispersion function for independent errors.We show that the iterative estimator converges to the rank version of the maximum quasi-likelihood estimator as the number of iterations increases. The consistency and the asymptotic normality of the rank version of the maximum quasi-likelihood estimator are given. As in the linear model, the procedure results in estimators that are robust in the response space. We present results of a simulation study as well as a real world data example to illustrate the robustness and efficiency of the estimator.
January 16, 2013
Speaker: Dr. De Souza
Title: Conversation with Prof De Souza about Banach Spaces and Operators
November 14, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Jerzy Szulga
Title: Whatâ€™s the quantum probability? Just the basics...
November 7, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Peter Johnson
Title: Something New Under the Sun: A Necessarily Brief History of Mathematical Coloring Theorems
October 31, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Narendra Govil
Title: An introduction to some problems in complex analysis and approximation theory
October 24, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Frank Uhlig
Title: The first 100 years of the symmetric matrix factorization
October 17, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Douglas Leonard
October 10, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Guanqun Cao
Title: Two-Sample T-Test for Functional Data
September 18, 2012
Speaker: Dmitry Glotov
Title: Models of Coarsening
September 12, 2012
Speaker: Maggie Han
Subject: Actuarial Mathematics program
September 5, 2012
Speaker: A.J. Meir
Title: Mathematics --- What is it good for?
Snapshots of applied mathematics and interdisciplinary research
Abstract: Mathematics is the language of science, and as such, it can be used to describe and study various phenomena in diverse areas of science and technology. These problems in science and technology are a gold mine of mathematical problems.
In this talk I will offer some observations about applied mathematics and provide a glimpse into some of my applied mathematics and interdisciplinary research projects.
August 29, 2012
Speaker: Ulrich Albrecht
Title: Mixed Abelian Groups
August 22, 2012
Organizational Meeting