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Colloquium-March 31, 2017

Date posted: March 23rd, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Solution uncertainty quantification for differential equations
Speaker: Oksana Chkrebtii (Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University)
Abstract: When models are defined implicitly by systems of differential equations without a closed form solution, small local errors in finite-dimensional solution approximations can propagate into large deviations from the true underlying state trajectory. …Read more.

Colloquium-April 14, 2017

Date posted: March 20th, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Tales of Random Projections
Speaker: Kavita Ramanan (Professor of Applied Mathematics and Chair of the Graduate Program, Brown University)
Abstract: The interplay between geometry and probability in high-dimensional spaces is a fascinating subject of active research. …Read more.

Analysis and Probability Seminar- March 28, 2017

Date posted: March 20th, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Remarks on the (B) conjecture
Speaker: Liran Rotem (Dunham Jackson Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota)
Abstract: The original (B) conjecture is a question regarding the Gaussian measure, asked by Banaszczyk and popularized by Latała. …Read more.

MS Thesis Defense-Tejas Joshi (March 22, 2017)

Date posted: March 20th, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (2:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Modeling the appendix’s role in C. difficile infection
Speaker: Tejas Joshi (Case Western Reserve University)
Advisor: Wanda Strychalski (Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: The appendix has been hypothesized to defend the colon against C. …Read more.

PhD Thesis Defense-Jamie Prezioso (March 24, 2017)

Date posted: March 20th, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017 (11:00 a.m. in Yost 306)
Title: An inverse problem of cerebral hemodynamics in the Bayesian framework
Student: Jamie Prezioso
Advisors: Daniela Calvetti and Erkki Somersalo (Professors, Case Western Reserve University)
Committee Members: David Gurarie and Joseph LaManna
Abstract: The increased cerebral metabolic rate following neuronal activity triggers a rapid increase in cerebral blood flow (CBF), a phenomenon that is at the base of several functional imaging modalities, e.g., optical diffusion tomography and BOLD-fMRI. …Read more.

PhD Thesis Defense-Thomas Atta-Fosu (March 21, 2017)

Date posted: March 20th, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (4:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Fourier Based Method for Simultaneous Segmentation and Nonlinear Image Registration
Student: Thomas Atta-Fosu
Advisor: Weihong Guo (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Committee Members: Daniela CalvettiErkki Somersalo, Julia Dobrosotskaya, and Michael Lewicki
Abstract: Image segmentation and registration play active roles in machine vision and medical image analysis of historical data. …Read more.

MS Thesis Defense- Alexander Cao- March 8, 2017

Date posted: March 2nd, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (1:30 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Dimension reduction for stochastic oscillators: Investigating competing generalizations of phase and isochrons
Speaker: Alexander Cao (Case Western Reserve University)
Advisor: Peter Thomas (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: A stable, finite-period limit cycle in a deterministic system has a set of Poincaré sections with two properties: all trajectories with initial conditions on a given leaf (i) converge to a common trajectory on the limit cycle and (ii) pass through the same leaf after an interval equalling one period.   …Read more.

Analysis and Probability Seminar- March 7, 2017

Date posted: March 2nd, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: The affine surface area in Euclidean convex geometry and beyond
Speaker: Florian Besau (Postdoctoral Researcher, Goethe University Frankfurt)
Abstract: Loosely speaking we can describe Euclidean convex geometry as the study of “natural” functions on convex bodies (e.g. …Read more.

CWRU Math Alum Wins Academy Award for Technical Achievement

Date posted: February 23rd, 2017

CWRU alumnus Geoff Wedig was honored with an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement in a ceremony held on February 11, 2017.  Wedig, who completed a BS in Mathematics and a BA English at CWRU in 1994 and an MS in Computer Engineering at UCLA in 1995, also worked at the university as a Senior Software Developer for 12 years before making a career change to computer animation in 2007.   …Read more.

Analysis and Probability Seminar- April 4, 2017

Date posted: February 20th, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Reconstructing polytopes from projections or sections
Speaker: Sergii Myroshnychenko (Graduate Student, Kent State University)
Abstract: We are going to discuss one of the open problems of geometric tomography about projections. …Read more.

Colloquium-March 24, 2017

Date posted: February 15th, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Cell-based modelling of epithelial tissue dynamics
Speaker: Alexander Fletcher (Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Sheffield)
Abstract: The dynamic behaviour of epithelial tissues plays a central role during development. …Read more.

Analysis and Probability Seminar- February 21, 2017

Date posted: February 14th, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Dual curvature measures and the dual Minkowski problem
Speaker: Yiming Zhao (Adjunct Instructor, New York University)
Abstract: In this talk, dual curvature measures (see [Huang, Lutwak, Yang, Zhang; ACTA, 2016]) in the dual Brunn-Minkowski theory will be introduced. …Read more.

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