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Institute for the Science of Origins Lecture

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.

MBI National Mathematical Biology Colloquium

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.

Colloquium-April 7, 2017

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.

MS Project Presentation-Yu Deng

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.

MS Thesis Defense-Wesley Maddox (April 5, 2017)

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.

MS Thesis Defense-James Austrow (March 31, 2017)

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.

MS Thesis Defense-Yuchen Han (March 31, 2017)

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.

Analysis and Probability Seminar- April 11, 2017

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.

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.

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