The Math Colloquium at CSUSM


The Colloquium meets on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. in Room 306 or 308, Science Hall 2. Before the talk, we meet in Room 337A for coffee, refreshments and mathematical discussions. If you would like to give a talk, please contact Olaf Hansen. An e-mail announcement is sent out on Fridays before talks with the abstract --- if you would like to be on the mailing list, please send e-mail to Jo Anne Moran.

Talks in Fall 2006


Date Room Speaker Title (click on the title for an abstract)
September 12 Science 2 306 Prof. Dr. K. B. Reid Monogamy is optimal
September 26 Science 2 306 Sebastian Cioaba (Postdoc UCSD) Expanders: Why fat and round is better than tall and skinny ?
October 3 Science 2 306 Joshua Lovelace Poker and Probability
October 17 Science 2 306 Craig Timmons On the Four Color Theorem
October 24 Science 2 306 Prof. Dr. T. Neelon On solutions to systems of analytic equations
November 7 Science 2 306 Heydar Zahed Zahedani The Invariant Subspace Problem
November 14 Science 2 306 Mai Orloff Error Estimates for Linear Systems
November 21 Science 2 306 Carl Bobkoski Hidden Markov Models in Biology
November 28 Science 2 306 Serena Mercado How to Price Stock Options
November 30 Science 2 306 Mary Zangari Finite Simple Groups of Small and Medium Order
December 5 Science 2 306 Kassem Al-Azem Schwarz's Lemma
December 7 Science 2 306 Craig Timmons Star Coloring Planar Graphs

Talks in Spring 2007

Date Room Speaker Title
February 20 Science 2 306 Prof. Dr. Stoltzfus The Boolobas Riordan Extension of the Tutte Polynomial
February 27 Science 2 306 Prof. Dr. Guershon Harel, UCSD Thinking in Terms of Ways of Thinking
April 3 Science 2 306 Serena Mercado Pricing Stock Options
April 17 Science 2 306 Craig Timmons Star Coloring Planar Graphs
April 24 Science 2 306 Mai Orloff Error Estimates for Linear Systems
May 1 Science 2 306 Kassem Al-Azem An extension of Schwarz Lemma
May 14 TBA Dr. Jiri Lebl Degree Estimates for Polynomials Constant on a Hyperplane

Talks in Fall 2007

Date Room Speaker Title
October 9 Science 2 306 Rob Howard I have a Math Degree, now what
November 6 Science 2 306 Prof. Dr. Michael E. O'Sullivan Low-Density Parity-Check Codes and the Sum-Product Algorithm
November 13 Science 2 306 Dr. Heydar Zahed Zahedani Derivations in Banach Algebras
November 20 Science 2 306 Dr. Raymond Killgrove Circular Reasoning
December 4 Science 2 306 Joshua Lovelace Reversible Markov Chains

Talks in Spring 2008

Date Room Speaker Title
January 22 Science 2 306 Dr. Uwe Schauz Algebraically Solvable Problems: Describing Polynomials as Equivalent to Explicit Solutions
February 5 Science 2 306 Prof. Dr. K. E. Atkinson A personal perspective on the history of the numerical analysis of Fredholm integral equations of the second kind.
March 13 Science 2 306 Prof .Dr. K.H. Leem Algebraic Multigrid Preconditioning in Applications
April 22 Science 2 306 Dr. Marian Barry, link to the NSA An Introduction to Information Retrieval with an Application from Linear Algebra
April 29 Science 2 306 Joshua Lovelace The continuous time random process on the d-ary tree
May 6 Science 2 306 Kassem Al-Azem Moebius Transformations and Biholomorphic maps

Talks in Fall 2008

Date Room Speaker Title
September 16 Science 2 308 Craig Timmons The discrete Laplacian
November 25 Science 2 308 Michael Melcher Monochromatic Reachability in Arc Colored Tournaments

Talks in Spring 2009

Date Room Speaker Title
February 17 Science 2 306 Michael Santana Cyclically Simple Tournaments
April 14 Science 2 306 Paul Horn, UCSD Random Subgraphs of a Given Graph
May 14 Science 2 337A - 2pm Joshua Lovelace Reversible Markov Chains on Trees - Thesis Defense

Talks in Fall 2009

Date Room Speaker Title
December 8 Science 2 308 Eduardo Mariscal Fermat's Last Theorem

Talks in Spring 2010

Date Room Speaker Title
February 23 Science 2 306 Prof. Bruce Richter An introduction to the cycle space of a graph

Talks in Fall 2010

Date Room Speaker Title
October 21 Science 2 308 Michael Santana Cycles and Score Sequences in Tournaments
November 2 Science 2 308 Janina Patno Communication Networks
November 16 Science 2 308 Prof. Barbara A. Bailey A Statistical Approach to Modeling Noisy Nonlinear Systems

Talks in Spring 2011

Date Room Speaker Title
February 22 Science 2 308 Prof. Dr. K. Atkinson Remarks on Multivariate Approximation on the Sphere and its Application
April 4 Science 2 306 (13:00-14:00) Dr. Shaded Sharif Dividing line bundles on maximally degenerating curves
April 7 Science 2 308 Dr. Ben Kane Equidistribution of CM points and ternary quadratic forms
April 12 Science 2 308 Dr. Ricardo Conceicao Arithmetic Geometry and polynomials over finite fields
April 19 Science 2 308 Janina Patno Thesis defense: Communication Networks
April 26 Science 2 308 Michael Santana Thesis defense: Two Investigations on Tournaments: Intersection Spectra and Score Sequences
April 28 Science 2 308 Lixian Chen The Runge-Kutta Method
May 13 Science 2 337A Nemo Curiel Fundamental Theorem of Galois Theory

Talks in Fall 2011

Date Room Speaker Title
November 15 Science 2 308 Dr. X. Thibert-Plante Local Adaptation and Gene Flow Shaping Biodiversity; Numerical simulation studies
December 6 Science 2 308 Nemo Curiel Thesis defense: Formalizing Galois Theory I: Automorphism Groups of Fields
December 13 SBSB 2107 Lixian Chen

Talks in Spring 2012

Date Room Speaker Title
April 3 Science 2 308 Dr. Andrew Kanarek Modeling density dependence: from populations to individuals
April 24 Science 2 308 Alexander Toole Nonrepetitive Graph Colorings
May 1 Science 2 308 Lixian Chen Thesis defense: The Lotka-Volterra Predator-Prey models with Harvesting Strategies
May 11 Science 2 306 (11:00-12:00!) Bhavisha Talsania Advancement to candidacy: Formalization of Basic Linear Algebra
May 10 Science 2 308 Joshua Botica Advancement to candidacy: A rigorous development of Little's law

Talks in Fall 2012

Date Room Speaker Title
October 23 Science 2 308 Professor Richard Anstee Forbidden Configurations: A survey
November 6 Science 2 308 Dr. Randy Woodward My Experiences Working as a Mathematician in the Aerospace Industry
November 27 Science 2 308 William Freeman Advancement to candidacy: Mosaic rank and dyadic matrix approximations

Talks in Spring 2013

Date Room Speaker Title
February 5 Science 2 308 Professor Jeroen Schillewaert Large incidence-free sets in geometry
February 26 Science 2 308 Dr. Cory Palmer On the tree packing conjecture
February 27, 1:00-1:50 Science 2 306 Dr. Nathan Ross Vertex degrees in preferential attachment random graphs
March 4, 1:30-2:20 Science 2 306 Dr. Graeme Kemkes Catching a robber using random graphs
March 5 Science 2 308 Dr. Badal Joshi Switching in Biological Networks
March 26 Science 2 308 canceled
April 23 Science 2 308 Alexander Toole (postponed) Thesis defense: Repetition-free coloring of graphs
April 25 Science 2 306 Bhavisha Talsania Thesis defense: Formalization of Basic Linear Algebra
April 30 Science 2 308 Prof. Dr. Guershon Harel, UCSD Intellectual Need: Cognitive, instructional, and Philosophical Considerations
May 9 Science 2 308 Kenny Courser Advancement to candidacy: Finding G-Graphs Corresponding to Integral Representations

Talks in Fall 2013

Date Room Speaker Title
December 13, 1pm Science 2 337A Rani Hermiz
Advancement to candidacy, The Sphaerica of Menelaus of Alexandria
December 3 Science 2 306 Tonya Reeves Advancement to candidacy, Repetition-free Edge Coloring
December 4, 10:00-11:00 SBSB 4221 Alexander Toole Thesis defense: Repetition-free vertex colorings of grid graphs

Talks in Spring 2014

Date Room Speaker Title
February 18 Science 2 308 Spencer Bagley (PhD student from UCSD)
February 26, 1:00-1:50 Science 2 306 Dr. Michael Young Ramsey and Anti-Ramsey Multiplicities
March 3, 1:00-1:50 Science 2 306 Dr. Michael Picollelli Recent results on H-free processes
March 10, 1:00-1:50 Science 2 306 Dr. Mike Barrus What a degree sequence can tell you
March 18 Science 2 308 Dr. Susmita Sadhu Mixed mode oscillations and chaotic dynamics in a predator-prey-competing scavenger model
March 20 Science 2 308 Joshua Botica Thesis defense: An Exposition of Little's Law
May 8 Science 2 306 Jennifer Brich Advancement to candidacy: Formalization of a Commutative Algebra Library
May 9, 11:00-11:50 TBA Jason Hultman Advancement to candidacy: Fast-Track Queuing Models for Emergency Rooms
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