College of Arts and Sciences

Date posted: April 12th, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017 (4:00 p.m., Miller Room, Rockefeller Hall Room 221)

**Title:** Molecular Communication and the Origins of Biological Information Processing

**Speaker:** Andrew Eckford (Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University)

**Abstract: **Microbiological systems communicate through the exchange of molecules, such as ligands in signal transduction. …Read more.

Date posted: April 12th, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (12:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Cell Physiology – Making Diffusion Your Friend

**Speaker:** Jim Keener (Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, University of Utah)

**Abstract: **Diffusion is the enemy of life. …Read more.

Date posted: March 31st, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Martingales and a generalization

**Speaker:** Christian Gromoll (Associate Professor, University of Virginia)

**Abstract: **One of the fundamental objects in probability theory is the martingale, which together with its siblings the submartingale and supermartingale can be thought of as a random analogue of the familiar monotone sequence of numbers (constant, nondecreasing, nonincreasing). …Read more.

Date posted: March 31st, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (2:30 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Data mining: application of clustering method

**Speaker:** Yu Deng (Case Western Reserve University)

**Advisor:** Patti Williamson (Senior Instructor, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **The project mainly focuses on three different types of clustering method: K-means clustering, hierarchical clustering, and genetic programming approach. …Read more.

Date posted: March 29th, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (1:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Dependency measures and copulas for multidimensional infinitely divisible distributions

**Speaker:** Wesley Maddox (Case Western Reserve University)

**Advisor:** Wojbor Woyczynski (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **Multivariate Linnik distributions, despite their potential usefulness, have not been well-studied due to their difficulty in finding representations and estimators. …Read more.

Date posted: March 28th, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 (2:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Conservation Laws Driven by Lévy Stable and Linnik Diffusions: Shock Dissolution and Hausdorff Dimension

**Speaker:** James Austrow (Case Western Reserve University)

**Advisor:** Wojbor Woyczynski (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **We study two problems involving stochastic Burgers flows. …Read more.

Date posted: March 28th, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 (10:30 a.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Bayesian variable selection using Lasso

**Speaker:** Yuchen Han (Case Western Reserve University)

**Advisor:** Anirban Mondal (Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **This thesis proposes to combine the stochastic search variable selection (SSVS) approach and Bayesian Lasso approach by introducing a double exponential distribution on the conditional prior of the regression parameters given the indication variables. …Read more.

Date posted: March 27th, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Random polytopes: An introduction and recent developments

**Speaker: **Julian Grote (PhD Student, University of Bochum and Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **Random polytopes are among the most classical and popular models considered in stochastic geometry, and their study has become a rapidly developing branch of mathematics at the borderline between geometry and probability. …Read more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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