Events
Helen Barton Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics
The Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics at UNCG has been organized by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics since Spring 2012. The target audience is graduate students and upper level undergraduate students, as well as faculty members. Experts in their fields will cover a variety of topics in computational mathematics and computational statistics, as well as their applications in other disciplines. A particular aim of the lecture series is to spark interest among students in the newer trends in computational mathematics and its applications. This lecture series is supported by the Helen Barton Excellence Professorship Funds.
The schedule for the lecture series is also incorporated into the schedule of talks.
*All talks will be held virtually for the Spring 2022 semester. Email mathstats@uncg.edu for a link to the talks.
Spring 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom |
Challenges in Biobank-scale: Imaging Genetics and Beyond Hongtu Zhu |
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Virtual |
Julia, a Fresh Approach to Technical Computing, 10 years later Alan Edelman |
2021-2022
Talk Fall 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm |
Algorithmic Puzzles Peter Winkler |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Virtual |
Can you hear the will of the People in the Vote? Quantifying Gerrymandering in NC using MCMC Sampling Jonathan C. Mattingly |
2020 – 2021
Spring 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Virtual |
Curves whose Newton polygons have many slopes of 1/2. Professor Rachel Pries |
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Virtual |
On Learning and Testing Counterfactual Fairness in Machine Learning Professor Wenbin Lu |
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Virtual |
Topological Data Analysis Professor Peter Bubenik |
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Virtual |
Predicting Disease Risk from Genomics Data Professor Hongyu Zhao |
Talks Fall 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom |
Hurwitz’s factorization count and its deformations Professor Victor Reiner |
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom |
Adding Numbers and Shuffling Cards Professor Persi Diaconis |
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom |
Space-filling designs for computer experiments Professor Roshan Joseph |
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom |
Interacting systems and their collective behavior Professor S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan |
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom |
Cohomology fractals Professor Saul Schleimer |
2019 – 2020
Talks Spring 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 150 |
Data Driven Models in Neuroscience: A Mathematical Success Story Sharon Crook |
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 136 |
Groups, geometry, and finite state automata Susan Hermiller |
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 136 |
Numerical methods for solving polynomial equations Jonathan Hauenstein |
Talks Fall 2019
Monday, October 21, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 213 |
Exploring Resonance and Nonresonance Stephen Robinson |
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 213 |
Exploring Resonance and Nonresonance Stephen Robinson |
Friday, October 25, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 213 |
Exploring Resonance and Nonresonance Stephen Robinson |
Friday, November 8, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 150 |
(Cyclically) consecutive 123-avoiding permutations Richard Ehrenborg |
2018 – 2019
Talks Fall 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 150 |
Computational Topology and the Life Sciences: Finding structure in models and data Sarah Day |
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 136 |
Topology and Robot Motion Planning Dr. Alexander Dranishnikov |
Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 136 |
Topology and Robot Motion Planning Dr. Alexander Dranishnikov |
Friday, October 12, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 136 |
Topology and Robot Motion Planning Dr. Alexander Dranishnikov |
Friday, October 26, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 150 |
Algorithms for Electronic Structure Models Jianfeng Lu |
2017 – 2018
Talks Spring 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018 - Friday, February 16, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 219 |
Time Dependent Stability: Theory, Computation, and Applications Dr. Erik S. Van Vleck |
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 219 |
Time Dependent Stability: Theory, Computation, and Applications Dr. Erik S. Van Vleck |
Friday, February 16, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 219 |
Time Dependent Stability: Theory, Computation, and Applications Dr. Erik S. Van Vleck |
Sunday, February 25, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 213 |
New Tests of the Dimensions of Measures Using Instrumental Variables Ken Bollen |
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 303 |
How to Model and Simulate moving Fronts? Zhilin Li |
Friday, March 16, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 303 |
Recognizing n-manifold groups Jason Manning |
Friday, April 6, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petty 213 |
From poset topology to combinatorial representation theory Patricia Hersh |
2016 – 2017
Talks Fall 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
The Evolution of Data Science and Statistics Michael R. Kosorok |
Friday, October 7, 2016 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Arithmetic Statistics and Computations John Jones |
Friday, October 21, 2016 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Highly Accurate Immersed Methods for Interface Problems Slimane Adjerid |
Monday, November 14, 2016 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:00 pm |
Statistical Inference Subject to Shape Constraint Dr. Sujit K. Ghosh |
Friday, November 18, 2016 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Dynamical and Computational Aspects of Surfaces Dan Margalit |
2014 – 2015
Talks Spring 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Root Separation Bounds Hoon Hong |
Friday, February 20, 2015 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Poset-free Families and Poset Packing in the Boolean Lattice Jerrold R. Griggs |
Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
How mathematics is making Hollywood movies better Michael Dorff |
Monday, April 13, 2015 - Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
The Power of Optimal Control in Biological Models Dr. Suzanne Lenhart |
2013 – 2014
Talks Spring 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:00 pm Petty 219 |
Lecture Harold Mead Stark |
Monday, March 24, 2014 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:00 pm Petty 219 |
Mathematical Modelling for the Life and Medical Sciences Dr. Philip K. Maini |
Thursday, April 3, 2014 4:00 pm Petty 219 |
Lecture Jerry Reiter |
Monday, April 21, 2014 4:00 pm Petty 219 |
Lecture Greg Forest |
2012 – 2013
Talks Spring 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:00 pm Petty 313 |
Topology, Geometry and Statistics: Merging Methods for Data Analysis John Harer |
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:00 pm Petty 313 |
Approximation of data points by sparse polynomial models Erich Kaltofen |
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:00 pm Petty 313 |
Public Key Encryption for Cloud Storage Yuliang Zheng |
Friday, April 12, 2013 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:00 pm Petty 210 |
An Overview of Variational Inequalities-Applications to Obstacle, Contact, and Unilateral Problems-Elliptic Problems Subject to Constraints Klaus Schmitt |
Friday, April 19, 2013 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Product replacement algorithm and Kazhdan’s property (T) Mikhail Ershov |
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:00 pm Petty 313 |
A general framework for analysing multiplayer games in networks Mark Broom |
Talks Fall 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012 - Friday, August 31, 2012 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Solvability of semilinear boundary value problems with discrete spectrum Alfonso Castro |
Saturday, September 22, 2012 4:00 pm Petty 303 |
Geometric Arrangements and Their Applications Pankaj Agarwal |
Monday, October 8, 2012 3:00 pm Stone 204 |
Dynamic Bayesian modeling for discrete valued time series (marketing, highway safety, ecology applications) Nalini Ravishanker |
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Expander Graphs Paul Gunnells |
Monday, November 5, 2012 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Modeling the evolution of dispersal with reaction-advection-diffusion equations and their discrete and nonlocal analogues Chris Cosner |
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:00 pm Petty 223 |
Strategic behavior among animals: insights from game-theoretic models Mike Mesterton-Gibbons |
2012
Talks Spring 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - Friday, March 23, 2012 4:00 pm Petty 150 |
Series of Lectures on Quasilinear PDEs Pavel Drabek |
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:00 pm Petty 303 |
L-Moments: Inference for Distributions and Data using Linear Combinations of Order Statistics Jon Hosking |
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 3:30 pm Petty 150 |
The Mathematics Behind Bar Codes Fadil Santosa |
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:00 pm Petty 303 |
On computing integral points of Mordell curves over global fields Michael Pohst |