College of Arts and Sciences

Date posted: March 28th, 2018

Wednesday April 4, 2018 2:00 p.m. Yost 306

**Thesis Advisor:** Dr. Anirban Mondal

**Student:** Xueyi Zhang

**Title:** Enrichment of Heritability Across Several Hypertension Related Traits

**Abstract:** The study is interested in identifying the possible differences of enrichment of heritability across single-nucleotide polymorphism(SNPs) contributing to different hypertension related traits, using the Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) summary statistics while considering the heterogeneity effects. …Read more.

Date posted: March 28th, 2018

Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:00 p.m. Yost 306

**Research Project Advisor: Dr.** Anirban Mondal

**Title:** Time Series Analysis of Wage Level in the U.S.

**Abstract:** In 2008, the US suffered its worst economic crisis in decades. …Read more.

Date posted: March 28th, 2018

Monday April 2, 2018 3:00 p.m. Yost 107

**Master’s Project Advisor:** Dr. Anirban Mondal

**Title:** The Empirical Analysis of Japanese Yen Exchange Rate

**Abstract:** The Japanese economy is the world’s second-largest national economy, and the Japanese yen is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar and the euro. …Read more.

Date posted: March 21st, 2018

Friday April 6, 2018 3:15 p.m. Yost, 306

**Speaker:** Professor Tom Needham, Ohio State University

**Title:** Geometry of Spaces of Polygons and Curves

**Abstract: **In this talk we will describe several applications in shape analysis involving moduli spaces of curves. …Read more.

Date posted: March 21st, 2018

Wednesday April 4, 2018 2:00 p.m. Yost, 306

**Title:** Enrichment of Heritability across Several Hypertension Related Traits

**Student:** Xueyi Zhang

**Advisor:** Anirban Mondal

**Abstract:** The study is interested in identifying the possible differences of enrichment of heritability across single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) contributing to different hypertension related traits, using the Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) summary statistics while considering the heterogeneity effects. …Read more.

Date posted: March 21st, 2018

Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00 p.m. Yost 306

**Title:** Diagnostic Tool of Forecast

**Student:** Nana Ama Baffoe

**Advisor:** Dr. Jenny Brynjarsdottir

**Abstract:** Forecasting is an important aspect in Statistics and as a result it is important that our forecasts reflect our uncertainties. …Read more.

Date posted: March 21st, 2018

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00 p.m. Yost 306

**Title:** Data-Driven I-V Feature Extraction and Time Series Analysis for Mechanistic PV Module Degradation

**Student:** Xuan Ma

**Advisor:** Dr. …Read more.

Date posted: March 16th, 2018

Thursday March 22, 2018 1:00 p.m. Yost, 306

**Title: **Convex Analysis and its application to Quantum Information Theory

**Student:** Ben Li

**Advisors:** Dr. …Read more.

Date posted: March 13th, 2018

Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:00 p.m. Yost, 306

**Speaker:** Matthias Reitzner

**Title:** Empty Simplices

**Abstract:** Given a finite point set $X$ in the plane, we call a triangle $(x,y,z)$ with vertices in $X$ empty if no other point of $X$ is contained in this triangle. …Read more.

Date posted: March 13th, 2018

Friday March 23, 2018 3:15 p.m. Yost, 306

**Speaker:** Nick Moore, Florida State University Department of Mathematics

**Title:** How Focused Flexibility Maximizes the Thrust Production of Flapping Wings

**Abstract: **Birds, insects, and fish all exploit the fact that flexible wings or fins generally perform better. …Read more.

Date posted: March 9th, 2018

Monday April 2, 2018, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Yost 102

**Title:** Sparse Modeling in Image Processing and Machine Learning: Models and Theories

**Student:** Yue Zhang

**Advisor:** Weihong Guo, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University

**Abstract:** Sparse modeling aims to discover and leverage the key factors and hidden structures from the overwhelmingly large data in the modern world. …Read more.

Date posted: March 5th, 2018

Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:00 p.m. Yost 306

**Speaker:** Ning Zhang, Kent State University

**Abstract:** Consider a convex body K with its centroid at the origin. Gruenbaum’s inequality bounds the volume of half-space section from below by 1/e times the volume of K. …Read more.

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