Graduate Student Seminar

This page is for information pertinent specifically to the graduate student seminar, which meets on Fridays from noon-1:00 in 456 Snow. Information about other seminars can be found at the department Seminars & Colloquia page.

Spring 2020

Date Presenter Title
5/8/2020 Justin Lyle, Hamid Mofidi and Wesley Perkins Preparing for and Applying in Today's Job Market
2/28/2020 Trevor Arrigoni A quick introduction to p-adic numbers
2/7/2020   Organizational Meeting

Past Seminars

Fall 2019

Date Presenter Title
12/6/2019 Souvik Dey On the number of defining equations of algebraic sets
11/22/2019 John Mangles Models in Quantum Chemistry, and Electron Energy Approximations​
11/15/2019 Mark Embree Demystifying the Professional CV​​
11/1/2019 Ryan Frier Strichartz Inequality​
10/25/2019 Jonathan Rosofsky Hamiltonian graphs and the four color theorem
10/18/2019 Jaron Williams Semiclassically modeling Hydrogen at Rydberg states immersed in electromagnetic fields
10/11/2019 Debjit Basu Resolution of Singularities
10/4/2019 Trevor Arrigoni Infinite Chomp: A Finite Game?​
9/27/2019 Tommy Stoller Global Stability Analysis of Disease Models
9/20/2019 Raul Bolanos Mathematical Olympiad Treasures
9/13/2019   Organizational Meeting

Spring 2019

Date Presenter Title
5/3/2019 Wesley Perkins Existence of Periodic Traveling Waves for the Coduit Equation
4/19/2019 Souvik Dey Polynomial methods in Combinatorics
4/12/2019 Raul Bolanos Guerrero Fun with cylinders, cones, surfaces of revolution and Lagrange multipliers
4/5/2019 Agnieszka Miedlar How to build a professional website?
3/29/2019 Trevor Arrigoni A Survey on the Structure of Inverse Semigroups
3/22/2019 Qiang Shi Teaching University Interview Preparation
3/1/2019 Jonathan Rosofsky Tilings in the Euclidean and Hyperbolic Planes
2/22/2019 Cody Charles Social Justice 101
2/1/2019   Organizational Meeting

Fall 2018

Date Presenter Title
11/30/2018 Dylan Beck Equidecomposable Sets and the Banach-Tarski Paradox
11/16/2018 Bibekananda Mishra Can you differentiate between cupcakes and donuts?
11/9/2018 Ben Gershon Coding Theory with Linear and Cyclic Codes
11/2/2018 Tommy Stoller Exploring optimal stopping through the secretary problem
10/26/2018 Emma Christensen Fun with Minkowski Sums
10/5/2018 Ryan Frier The History of Compactness
9/21/2018 Lucian Grand Sums of Powers of Integers
9/7/2018   Organizational Meeting

Spring 2018

Date Presenter Title
4/27/2018 Justin Lyle Fun with Free Resolutions
4/20/2018 Lucian Grand Up in Smoke: Dhar's Burning Algorithm on Trees
4/13/2018 Professional Development Workshop  
4/6/2018 Lisa Langland Wanna Play a Game: an Introduction into Combinatoric Game Theory
3/30/2018 Tommy Stoller Exploring the Central Limit Theorem
3/9/2018 Abba Ramadan Existence of Traveling Waves for a Class of Nonlocal Nonlinear Equations with Bell Shaped Kernels​
3/2/2018 Professional Development Workshop  
2/23/2018 Dylan Beck Ethics in Mathematics: a Brief History of Mathematical Proofs
2/9/2018 Sefika Kuzgun Different proofs of infinitude of primes
2/2/2018 Lucian Grand Exploring the function sinx/x
1/26/2018 Organizational Meeting

Fall 2017

Date Presenter Title
12/1/2017 Emma Christensen Pattern Avoidance in Set Partitions
11/17/2017 Jonatan Barreiro Bastos Generating Functions
11/10/2017 Kevin Marshall Fun with Catalan Numbers
11/3/2017 John Mangles Security Questions for a Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution​
10/27/2017 Ryan Frier Wavelet-Based Acoustic Classification of Bird Species
9/29/2017 Cassidy Krause Remote Image Sensing Classification
9/1/2017 Organizational Meeting

Spring 2017

Date Presenter Title
4/21/2017 Justin Lyle Categorical Constructions: A Beginner's Guide to Abstract Nonsense
4/14/2017 Nick Oderio An Introduction to Sabermetrics
4/7/2017 Wesley Perkins How to Avoid a Circle of Zero Radius
3/10/2017 Bennet Goeckner What's Up with Up Words?
3/3/2017 Tommy Gebhardt Understanding Ultimate: Numerical Modeling and Optimization
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2/24/2017 Harry Gaebler A Little Bit About Semigroups
2/10/2017 Arturo Jaramillo Gil A Geometric View of Interest Rate Theory
1/20/2017 Organizational Meeting

Fall 2016

Date Presenter Title
11/11/2016 Amanda Wilkens Bernoulli Shifts over Free Groups
11/4/2016 Cassidy Krause Assimilating the Data on Data Assimilation
10/28/2016 Dylan Beck A Glimpse at Paradoxical Decompositions and the Banach-Tarski Paradox
10/21/2016 Ken Duna Fun with Parking Functions and Hyperplane Arrangements
10/14/2016 Satbir Malhi Asymptotic and Polynomial Decay of C_0-Semigroups
9/30/2016 Arturo Jaramillo Gil The Five Natural Notions of Independence
9/23/2016 Deba Raychaudhury An Introduction to Number Theory
9/9/2016 Organizational Meeting

Spring 2016

Date Presenter Title
4/29/2016 Bhargob Saikia Some Basic Results in Ergodic Theory
4/22/2016 Jayan Mukherjee Grassmannian Variety
4/15/2016 Amanda Wilkens A Geometric and Algebraic Investigation of the Lamplighter Group
4/8/2016 Avary Kolasinski Fun with Matrix Derivatives
4/1/2016 Peter Lewis A Probabilistic Proof of the Weierstrass Approximation Theorem
3/11/2016 Kyle Claassen Irrationality of Pi and Convergence of Series
2/26/2016 Bennet Goeckner Fun with Catalan Numbers
2/12/2016 Ken Duna Infinite Fun with Representations of Finite Groups

Fall 2015

Date Presenter Title
10/23/2015 Andrew Steyer Asymptotic Stability of Numerical Methods for Solving Initial Value Differential Equations
9/25/2015 Peter Lewis A Fun Probability Problem with Almost No Probability
9/11/2015 Joseph Doolittle Organizational Meeting; Restrictions on the range of the covariances of three Bernoulli variables

Spring 2015

Date Presenter Title
4/10/2015 Leonard Huang Hilbert's Third Problem and the Dehn Invariant
3/27/2015 John Reynolds Sequences, Filters and Convergence Spaces
3/6/2015 Cody Clifton Introduction to PageRank
2/20/2015 Kevin Adams Kernels and Digraphs
2/6/2015 Billy Sanders Fun with Linear Algebra

Fall 2014

Date Presenter Title
11/21/2014 Kyle Claassen A Nonrigorous Exploration of Fractional Calculus
11/7/2014 Bennet Goeckner Shelling Simplicial Complexes
10/31/2014 Lucas Chaffee The Basics of the Fourier Transform
10/24/2014 Nitin Aggarwal An Intuitive Introduction to Shieves
10/17/2014 Billy Sanders An Intuitive Introduction to Derived Categories
10/3/2014 Ken Duna An Introduction to Stanley-Reisner Rings and Simplicial Complexes
9/26/2014 Andrew Steyer Numerical Differentiation: Practical and Theoretical Aspects
9/19/2014 John Reynolds Ramsey Theory and Weakly Compact Cardinals
9/5/2014 Organizational meeting

Fall 2013

Date Presenter Title
11/22/2013 Nicholas Ma Character Classification by Supervised Machine Learning
11/8/2013 Avary Kolasinski Fun with Applications of Math
10/25/2013 Connor Smith The Hausdorff Dimension of the Cantor Set
10/11/2013 Luke Eichelberger Voting Systems and Arrow's Impossibility Theorem
10/4/2013 Bryan Harris Brief intro to Non-Euclidian Geometry
9/13/2013 Ken Duna Toeplicity of Products of Composition Operators and Their Adjoints

Events Calendar

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.