2015

May 1 —
Prof. Sharif Rahman,
Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Sparse Grids for HighDimensional 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 ParsimoniouslyModeled Random Variables with Applications in Signal Processing

April 10 —
Prof. Kai Wang,
Dept. of Biostatistics
Robust estimation of 3D chromosome structure from HiC 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,
IIHRHydroscience & 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
2014

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
Lowrank 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
FullField Characterization of Tissue Properties

February 28 —
Prof. Palle Jorgensen,
Dept. of Mathematics
Stochastic processes in math, in finance, and in engineering

February 21 —
Prof. ChingLong Lin,
Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
A Multiscale Imagingbased Statisticsguided 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 subnuclear structure
2013

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 NonHertziana 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
Electrophysiology of cardiac arrhythmia

March 1 —
Prof. Thomas L. Casavant,
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Highly Collaborative Bioinformatics in Partnership with PostGenome 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 countermonotonic 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
2012

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 HighDimensional Uncertainty Quantification

April 20 —
Prof. John P. Spencer,
Dept of Psychology & Delta Center
Dynamic ThinkingCapturing Cognition and Development with Dynamic Neural Fields

April 13 —
Dr. Scott Small,
IIHR Hydroscience Eng
RealTime 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,
RoseHulman 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
2011

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 AbdelMalek,
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
Magnetoelectrochemistry

January 31 —
Prof. Wayne Polyzou,
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Relativistic Quantum Mechanical ThreeBody Problem

January 28 —
Prof. Y. Cheng,
University of Texas, Austin
Discontinuous Galerkin Schemes for Boltzmann Equations in Semiconductor Device Simulation
2010

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
KernelBased InteriorPoint 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
2009

May 1 —
Professor Witold Krajewski,
IIHRHydroscience and Engineering
Challenges of Flood Forecasting and Prediction

April 30 —
Prof. Laurent Jay,
Dept of Mathematics
Lagranged'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
Multidimensional astratification for Computerized Adaptive Testing

March 31 —
Ms. Fengrong Wei,
AMCS
Group Selection in Highdimensional 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 WienerHopf Factorization and Convolution Equivalence

January 30 —
Professor John Manak,
Department of Biology
Microarraybased integrative genomics: From genome annotation to mapping mutations to genes