• May 1 Prof. Sharif Rahman, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Sparse Grids for High-Dimensional Uncertainty Quantification
  • April 24 Prof. Tianbao Yang, Dept. of Computer Science
    Randomized Algorithms in Machine Learning
  • April 17 Prof. Weiyu Xu, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Linear Projections of Parsimoniously-Modeled Random Variables with Applications in Signal Processing
  • April 10 Prof. Kai Wang, Dept. of Biostatistics
    Robust estimation of 3-D chromosome structure from Hi-C chromatin interaction data
  • April 3 Prof. Alan Kay, Dept. of Biological Sciences
    The Mathematics of Cell Size Regulation
  • March 27 Prof. Qihang Lin, Dept. of Management Sciences
    An Accelerated Proximal Coordinate Gradient Method and its Application to Regularized Empirical Risk Minimization
  • March 13 Dr. Fei Wang, Pennsylvania State University
    eXtended Finite Element Methods for Interface Problems
  • March 6 Prof. Palle Jorgensen, Dept. of Mathematics
    Analysis, Stochastic Processes, and their Applications
  • February 27 Prof. Wayne Polyzou, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
    Physics at < 10^{-15} Meters
  • February 20 Dr. Nathan Ellingwood, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering
    The Need for Speed: Designing Faster Methods for Computational Lung Applications with Use of GPU Accelerators
  • February 13 Prof. Qihe Tang, Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial Science
    Extreme Risks in Insurance and Finance with Multivariate Regular Variation
  • February 6 Prof. Milan Sonka, The Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging
    Relating Retinal Anatomy, Pathology, Function, and Therapy Guidance: Analysis of Ophthalmic 3D OCT
  • January 30 Prof. Isabel Darcy, Dept. of Mathematics
    Topological Data Analysis


  • May 9 Prof. John P. Spencer, Dept. of Psychology
    Testing a dynamic neural field model of visual working memory with fMRI
  • May 2 Prof. Joseph Cavanaugh, Dept. of Biostatistics
    Occam’s Razor and Statistical Model Selection
  • April 25 Prof. Ashish Tiwari, Dept. of Finance
    Evaluating Hedge Funds with Pooled Benchmarks
  • April 18 Prof. Barrett Thomas, Dept. of Management Sciences
    Sugarcane Harvest Logistic
  • April 11 Prof. Jiguang Sun, Michigan Tech University
    C0IPDG for the Biharmonic Eigenvalue Problems
  • April 4 Prof. Jianfeng Cai, Department of Mathematics
    Low-rank Matrix Models: Theory, Computation, and Applications in Image Analysis
  • March 28 Dr. Jim Hurt, Founder, Enventive Engineering Inc.
    Solver Requirements for a Relational Geometry System
  • March 14 Prof. Vincent Rodgers, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
    The Power of Symmetry in Theoretical Physics
  • March 7 Prof. Jia Lu, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Full-Field Characterization of Tissue Properties
  • February 28 Prof. Palle Jorgensen, Dept. of Mathematics
    Stochastic processes in math, in finance, and in engineering
  • February 21 Prof. Ching-Long Lin, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    A Multi-scale Imaging-based Statistics-guided Predictive Lung Model
  • February 14 Prof. Kaitai Li, Xi'an Jiaotong University
    Boundary shape control, boundary layer equations and dimensional splitting methods
  • February 7 Prof. Qihang Lin, Dept. of Management Sciences
    Optimistic Knowledge Gradient Policy for Optimal Budget Allocation in Crowdsourcing
  • January 31 Prof. Wayne Polyzou, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
    Relativistic quantum mechanics and sub-nuclear structure


  • May 10 Prof. Gregory Howes, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
    Numerical Modeling of Kinetic Plasma Turbulence Using AstroGK
  • May 3 Prof. Yong Chen, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Application of Matroid Theory in Redundancy Analysis of Linear Sensor Systems
  • April 26 Prof. Olesya I. Zhupanska, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Mechanics of Non-Hertziana Contact: Applied Math Perspective
  • April 19 Prof. Nicholas Yannelis, Dept. of Economics
    What is Economics?
  • April 12 Prof. Bruce Ayati, Dept. of Mathematics
    Computational Modeling and Simulation of Multiple Myeloma Bone Disease
  • April 5 Prof. Tong Li, Dept. of Mathematics
    Traveling Waves of Chemotaxis Models
  • March 29 Prof. Wei Li, Dept. of Finance
    Investment Decisions Under Ambiguity: Evidence from Mutual Fund Investor Behavior
  • March 15 Prof. Isabel Darcy, Dept. of Mathematics
    Applied Topology
  • March 8 Prof. Colleen Mitchell, Dept. of Mathematics
    Electro-physiology of cardiac arrhythmia
  • March 1 Prof. Thomas L. Casavant, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
    Highly Collaborative Bioinformatics in Partnership with Post-Genome Medicine
  • February 22 Prof. Rodica Curtu, Dept. of Mathematics
    Modeling the unfolded protein response under stress in mammalian cells
  • February 15 Prof. Qihe Tang, dept. of Statistics and Actuarial Science
    Reducing risk by merging counter-monotonic risks
  • February 8 Prof. Gregory R. Carmichael, Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    Aerosol Feedbacks on Chemistry and Climate at Urban and Regional Scales
  • February 1 Prof. J. Robert Manak, Departments of Biology & Pediatrics
    Creating epileptic flies and (mathematically) modeling ataxia


  • May 4 Prof. David S Bates, Dept. of Finance
    On estimating stock market volatility and crash risk
  • April 27 Prof. Sharif Rahman, Dept of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Approximation Errors in High-Dimensional Uncertainty Quantification
  • April 20 Prof. John P. Spencer, Dept of Psychology & Delta Center
    Dynamic Thinking--Capturing Cognition and Development with Dynamic Neural Fields
  • April 13 Dr. Scott Small, IIHR Hydroscience Eng
    Real-Time Flood Forecasting in Iowa
  • April 6 Prof. Barrett Thomas, Dept. of Management Sciences
    A Rollout Policy Framework for Dynamic Programming Approximations to the Vehicle Routing Problem with Stochastic Demand and Duration Limits
  • March 30 Prof. Jia Lu, Dept of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Cloth simulation by isogeometric modeling
  • March 23 Prof. Jianfeng Cai, Department of Mathematics
    Image Restoration: Total Variation; Wavelet Frames; and Beyond
  • March 9 Prof. Palle Jorgensen, Dept of Math
    Trends in Mathematics Inspired by Financial Mathematics
  • March 2 Prof. Victor Camillo, Dept of Math
    Regulated Functions and Average Variation
  • February 24 Prof. Joe Eichholz, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    Introduction to the mathematics of bioluminescence tomography
  • February 17 Prof. George R. Neumann, Dept of Economics
    Why do prediction markets work?
  • February 10 Mr. Nathan Ellingwood, AMCS
    Q:What do Graduate Research, Particle Tracking Simulations and VideoGames have in common? A: Taiwan!
  • February 3 Prof. Yannick Meurice, Dept of Physics and Astronomy
    Mathematical Problems in Lattice Field Theory
  • January 27 Dr. Frederick Qiu, IMA, University of Minnesota
    An analysis of the practical DPG method


  • May 1 Professor Glenn Luecke, Iowa State University
    Numerical Analysis and Current Trends in High Performance Computing
  • April 29 Mr. Hongbo Dong, AMCS
    Symmetric Tensor Approximation Hierarchies for the Completely Positive Cone
  • April 22 Prof. Bruce Ayati, Department of Mathematics
    Mathematical Descriptions of Bone Remodeling Dynamics in Myeloma Bone Disease
  • April 15 Prof. Suely Oliveira, Dept. of Computer Science
    Clustering Applications in Biology
  • April 1 Prof. Karim Abdel-Malek, Departments of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Center for Computer Aided Design
    Santos: A human simulation environment
  • March 31 Mr. Joe Eichholz, AMCS
    Dicontinuous Galerkin methods for solving the radiative transfer equation and its approximations
  • March 25 Prof. Keith Stroyan, Department of Mathematics
    Visual Depth Perception from Motion
  • February 28 Prof. David Stewart, Department of Mathematics
    Understanding bouncing balls
  • February 25 Prof. Victor Camillo, Department of Mathematics
    Uniform Limits of Step Functions
  • February 18 Prof. Palle Jorgensen, Dept. of Mathematics
    Interaction between ideas from engineering of signals and approximation in mathematics (wavelets and more)
  • February 11 Prof. Johna Leddy, Department of Chemistry
  • January 31 Prof. Wayne Polyzou, Department of Physics and Astronomy
    The Relativistic Quantum Mechanical Three-Body Problem
  • January 28 Prof. Y. Cheng, University of Texas, Austin
    Discontinuous Galerkin Schemes for Boltzmann Equations in Semiconductor Device Simulation


  • May 1 Mr. Jon Van Laarhoven, AMCS
    Exact and Heuristic Algorithms for the Euclidean Steiner Tree Problem
  • April 30 Prof. Kurt M Anstreicher, Dept of Management Sciences
    Comparing Convex Relaxations for Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming
  • April 16 Prof. Goran Lesaja, Georgia Southern University
    Kernel-Based Interior-Point Methods for Monotone Linear Complementarity Problems over Symmetric Cones
  • April 1 Prof. Pavlo Krokhmal, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Combinatorial Optimization Problems on Hypergraph Matchings: A Probabilistic Analysis
  • March 31 Prof. Jia Lu, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Isogeometric Analysis: A Brief Introduction
  • March 26 Mr. Joe Eichholz, AMCS
    A numerical method for the Radiative Transfer Equation
  • March 12 Mr. Tim Kreutzmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    The Domain Derivative and its Application to Bioluminescence Tomography
  • February 28 Prof. Kai Tan, Department of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
    Computational tools for reading epigenomes
  • February 26 Prof. Alberto Segre, Department of Computer Science
    UI Computational Epidemiology Group Research
  • February 19 Prof. Keith Stroyan, Dept. of Mathematics
    Calculus with Real Infinitesimals
  • February 12 Prof. Wayne Polyzou, Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Views of the subnucleonic world
  • January 31 Prof. Palle Jorgensen, Department of Mathematics
    Uses of probability in mathematical analysis
  • January 29 Prof. Russell V. Lenth, Department of Statistics
    Reproducible Statistical Analysis or Literate Programming via StatWeave


  • May 1 Professor Witold Krajewski, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering
    Challenges of Flood Forecasting and Prediction
  • April 30 Prof. Laurent Jay, Dept of Mathematics
    Lagrange-d'Alembert integrators in mechanics
  • April 24 Prof. Jia Lu, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Discrete Method in Solid Mechanics
  • April 17 Prof. Jinhu Xiong, Dept. of Radiology
    Mapping Functional Organizations of the Human Brain Using MRI
  • April 10 Dr. Alan Huebner, ACT
    Multi-dimensional a-stratification for Computerized Adaptive Testing
  • March 31 Ms. Fengrong Wei, AMCS
    Group Selection in High-dimensional Regression
  • March 27 Prof. Erin Pearse, Department of Mathematics
    Effective resistance in infinite networks
  • March 13 Prof. Bruce Ayati, Department of Mathematics
    Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Biology
  • March 1 Prof. Palle Jorgensen, Department of Mathematics
    Stochastic integration; new (financial math) and old (Brownian motion)
  • February 27 Prof. Yi Li, Dept. of Mathematics
    An introduction to PDEs
  • February 20 Prof. Jeffrey W Ohlmann, Department of Management Sciences
    An Introduction to Heuristic Optimization Approaches
  • February 13 Prof. Wayne Polyzou, Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Poincare invariant quantum mechanics
  • February 1 Prof. Qihe Tang, Department of Statistics
    Asymptotic Aspects of the Expected Discounted Penalty Function in the Renewal Risk Model Using Wiener-Hopf Factorization and Convolution Equivalence
  • January 30 Professor John Manak, Department of Biology
    Microarray-based integrative genomics: From genome annotation to mapping mutations to genes

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