Department of Mathematics and Statistics  College of Science and Mathematics

Spring 2018 Colloquia

Colloquia are held on selected Mondays throughout the term starting at 3:50 PM in Roop 103 (unless otherwise noted).
Talks generally last about 50 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions at the end.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30 PM, also in Roop 103.

Students, faculty, staff, and the mathematical public are all cordially invited to attend.

Speakers, titles, and abstracts are updated throughout the semester as details become available.

Home Institution
Title (with link to abstract and bio)
Jan 16
3:30 PM
Statistics Candidate -- A Gamma-Frailty Proportional Hazards Model
for Bivariate Interval-Censored Data
Jan 18
3:30 PM
Statistics Candidate -- Multivariate Space-Time Functional Model
for Hurricane Tracks and Intensity
Jan 24
Mathematics Candidate -- Interval Orders, Semiorders, and Ascent Sequences
Jan 29
Mathematics Candidate -- Gauge Theory: Using PDEs to Study Manifolds
Feb 1
Mathematics Candidate -- Predicting Neural Network Dynamics via Graphical Analysis
Feb 5
Ashley Wheeler James Madison University Principal Minor Ideals
Feb 12
Megan Wawro Virginia Tech Student Reasoning About Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues
Feb 19
Jim Sochacki James Madison University A Visual Demonstration of Linear Versus Nonlinear
Feb 26
Shyam Ranganathan Virginia Tech Statistics in Space, Time, and Society: Three Problems
with Spatio-Temporal Models with Strong Policy Applications
Mar 12
Juan DurĂ¡n
Nico Formanek
University of Stuttgart Understanding the Role of Computational Methods in Science
Mar 19
John P. Nolan American University
visiting scholar
Computing with and on Shapes
Mar 20
7 PM
Miller 1101
John P. Nolan American University
visiting scholar
Extreme Math!
Mar 26
Zachary Scherr Bucknell University Effectiveness of Coppersmith's Attack on RSA Cryptography
Apr 4
Maria Annone National Security Agency
JMU alumna
Secret Lives of Mathematicians
Apr 9
Major Amy Chapman Virginia Military Institute A Fair Mathematical Approach to Disaster Relief Planning
Apr 16
Abbey Bourdon Wake Forest University Torsion Points of Elliptic Curves
Apr 23
Brendan Armani
Garrett Fuselier
Rachel Koch
MacLean Koslowski
Andrew Levy
Cameron Stopak
Andrew Tomassone
James Madison University
current students
Student Research Presentations

Colloquia Schedules from Previous Terms
Pictures from Student Colloquia