Mathematical Sciences

School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Colloquia AY 16-17

Unless otherwise noted, the colloquium will be held on Fridays @ 2:00 pm in JO 4.614.

If you have questions about the colloquium please contact Dr. Vishwanath Ramakrishna.

Archive of talks from previous semesters




Apr 28th


FO 2.702
Eric Rawdon

University of St. Thomas
Knotting in open chains, closed chains, and proteins
Apr 28th Nozer Singpurwalla

City University of Hong Kong
Distinguished Colloquium

Subjective Probability: Its Content, Axioms, and Acrobatics
Apr 21st Baofeng Feng

University of Texas at Rio Grande
An integrable model for light propagation in ultra-short pulse regime
Apr 14th


FO 2.702
Amanda Hering

Baylor University
Mixture of Regression Models for Large Spatial Data Sets
Apr 14th


FO 2.702
M. Vidyasagar FRS

Cecil & Ida Green Chair in Systems Biology Science

The University of Texas at Dallas
Distinguished Colloquium

Matrix Completion and Partial Realization via Compressed Sensing
Apr 14th

Philip E. Cheng

Institute of Statistical Science

Academia Sinica
A Geometric Approach to Modeling Categorical Variables With Applications to Medical Research
Apr 7th

Leonid Kalachev

Mathematical Sciences

University of Montana
Modeling In Vitro Local Drug Delivery (A View on the Role of Mathematical Biology Programs in the New Educational Environment)
Mar 31st


FO 2.702
Sy Han (Steven) Chiou


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Permutation tests for general dependent truncation
Mar 31st

Svetlozar (Zari) T. Rachev

College of Business,
Stony Brook University

Director of the Center for Finance,
Stony Brook University
Risk management, Modeling Volatile Markets and Forecasting Market Crashes
Mar 24th


FO 2.702
Yingbo Li

Bayesian Minimal Description Lengths for Multiple Changepoint Detection
Mar 24th

George Hagedorn

Virginia Tech
Numerical Computation of Semiclassical Dynamics in Several Space Dimensions
Wed Mar 8th


FO 2.702

Carlos Arreche

NSF Alliance Postdoctoral Fellow

North Carolina State University
Galois Theories for Functional Equations
Mar 3rd

Vakhtang Putkaradze

Mathematics/Chemical Engineering

University of Alberta
Exact geometric approach to the dynamics of tubes conveying fluid
Feb 24th


FO 2.702

Cecilia Mondaini

Department of Mathematics

Texas A&M University
Analysis of a feedback-control based data assimilation algorithm
Feb 24th

Vasilisa Shramchenko

Département de Mathématiques

Universite de Sherbrooke
What quantum mechanics knows about moduli spaces of algebraic curves
Feb 23rd


ECSN 2.120

Margot Gerritsen

Director, Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering

Senior Associate Dean for Education Initiatives, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering

Stanford University
Distinguished Colloquium

UTD/SMU SIAM Student Chapter Distinguished Lecture

11:30-12:00, Informal session: “Survival skills for students”

12:00-1:00, Research Talk: Fun numerical problems in subsurface flow modeling
Feb 17th

Anton Dzhamay

University of Northern Colorado
The Beautiful Geometry of Discrete Painlevé Equations
Feb 15th


FO 2.702

Nathan Williams

Department of Mathematics

University of California, Santa Barbara
Sweeping Up Zeta
Feb 10th


FO 2.702

Abhishek Kaul

Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Estimation and Inference in High Dimensional Error‐in‐Variables Models and an Application to Microbiome Data
Feb 10th

Vladimir Dragovic

The University of Texas at Dallas
Algebraic Geometry and the Schlesinger systems: from Poncelet to Painleve VI and beyond
Jan 27th


JO 4.614

Shuai Chen

Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Semiparametric Accelerated Failure Time Models with Missing Covariates Under Censoring-Ignorable Missingness at Random Mechanism
Jan 25th


SLC 1.202

Kuang-Yao Lee

Department of Biostatistics

Yale School of Public Health
On additive conditional independence for high-dimensional statistical analysis
Jan 20th


JO 4.614

Michael B. Sohn

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

University of Pennsylvania
Statistical Methods in Microbiome Study
Wed Jan 18th


SLC 1.202

Miles Wheeler

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New York University
Solitary water waves
Jan 13th


FO 2.702

Sunyoung Shin

Department of Statistics, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

University of Wisconsin Madison
Annotation Regression for Genome-Wide Association Studies
Jan 13th

Leonid Fridman

Department of Control Engineering and Robotics

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
Sliding Mode Controllers: stages of evolution

Wed, Jan 11th


SLC 1.202

Theodore Molla

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Factors in graphs

Dec 2


JO 3.516

Yuan Yuan

Mathematics and Statistics

Memorial University, St. John’s, CANADA
Effect of Time Delays in an HIV Virotherapy Model with Nonlinear Incidence

Dec 2


FN 2.102

Dimitri Volchenkov

Bielefield University, Germany
An introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution

Oct 26


FO 2.702

J. A. Cuminato

Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

University of Sao Paulo
Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry–CEPID-CeMEAI

Oct 21

A K Desai


Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
Topological Characterizations of Some Known Spaces and Their Applications

Oct 14

J.H. Przytycki


The George Washington University
Plucking polynomial: Motivated by and applied to knot theory, q-polynomial invariant of rooted trees

Oct 7

Goong Chen

Mathematics Dept and IQSE

Texas A&M University
Computation, Simulation and Visualization of Pulverizing Aircraft Mountain Crashes

Sep 30

Francois Baccelli

Simons Chair

Mathematics and Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Texas at Austin
Dynamics on Random Networks

Sep 23

Alain Bensoussan

Jindal School of Management

UT Dallas
Introduction to Backward stochastic differential equations and parabolic P.D.E. in the whole space

Sep 16

Maria Umlauft

Ulm University
Rank-based permutation approaches for nonparametric factorial designs