Fall 2023

December 1st, 2023
Speaker: Konstantin Tikhomirov (Carnegie Mellon University)
Title: Invertibility of inhomogeneous random matrices

November 17, 2023
Speaker: Alexander Litvak (University of Alberta, Edmonton)
Singularity of random Bernoulli matrices

October 27, 2023
Speaker: Allan Greenleaf (University of Rochester)
Thick Families of Configurations in Thin Sets

October 13, 2023
Speaker: Kateryna Tatarko (University of Waterloo, Canada)
A Steiner formula in the L_p Brunn Minkowski theory


Spring 2023

April 19, 2023
Title: Associativity, Commutativity and Units: a Higher-dimensional ballet
Speaker: Dr. Eugenia Cheng (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

April 14, 2023
Title: Tensor-Norm Approaches to Low-Rank Matrix Recovery by Convex Program
Speaker:  Kiryung Lee (Ohio State University)

February 24, 2023
Title: Random Spherical Polytopes
Speaker:  Florian Besau (Vienna Technical University)

Fall 2022

December 9, 2022
Title: A general theory of coexistence for ecological communities
Speaker: DrAlexandru Henning, Texas A&M University
November 4, 2022
Title: Direct and inverse problems for elastic dislocations in geophysics
Speaker: Anna Mazzucato, Penn State (Host: Erkki Somersalo)

October 10, 2022
Title: What does this pathway do?  Identifying control ensembles for decision-making and other
downstream effects
Speaker: Jonathan Rubin, University of Pittsburgh (Host: Peter Thomas)

October 7, 2022
Title: Scaling and Scalability: Accelerating Ill-conditioned Low-rank Estimation via Scaled Gradient Descent
Speaker: Yuejie Chi, Carnegie Melon University (Host: Weihong Guo)


Spring 2022

February 11, 2022
My STEM journey and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Amy Prager (Hale Health)

February 18, 2022
Speaker: Anna Zemlyanova (Kansas State University)
Title: Fracture mechanics at nanoscale

March 18, 2022
Speaker: Ning Wei (Purdue University)
Title: Ephaptic coupling, circadian clock and relations to ventricular arrhythmia.

March 25, 2022
Speaker: Ethan Levien  (Dartmouth University)
Title: Adaptive evolution of microbial physiology: the role of non-genetic variability

April 1, 2022
Daniel Solow (CWRU)

April 8, 2022
Title: TBA
Speaker: Prasad Tetali (Carnegie Mellon)

April 15, 2022
Title: Isoperimetric Multi-Bubble Problems – Old and New

Emanuel Milman (Technion, Israel)


Fall 2021

October 22. 2021
A Scale Invariant Approach for Signal and Image Recovery
Yifei Lou, University of Texas at Dallas

November 5, 2021
The Bergman Reproducing Kernel and the Asymptotic Properties of Polynomials Orthogonal over Planar Domains 
Erwin Mina Diaz, University of Mississippi

November 12, 2021
TitleRevealing the simplicity of high-dimensional objects via pathwise stochastic analysis.
Ronen Eldan, Princeton University

November 19, 2021
Accurate Mathematical Tool for the Phase Control of Biological Oscillators
Alberto Perez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fall 2020

November 20, 2020
The Joys of Random Projections
Christopher Thaele, Ruhr University Bochum-Germany

Spring 2020

February 21, 2020
Geometric Valuation Theory
Monica Ludwig, Vienna Technical University

February 28, 2020
Graph Representation of Gaussian Fields
Daniel Sanz-Alonso, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago

Fall 2019

September 27, 2019
Invertibility of Inhomogenuous Heavy-Tailed Matrices
Galyna Livshyts, Georgia Institute of Technology

October 11, 2019
An Orthogonal Polynomials Approach to Poncelet’s Theorem, Numerical Range, Blaschke Products, and Beyond…
Andrei Martinez, Finkelshtein, Professor, Department of Mathematics (Baylor University)

November 8, 2019
SIMPATY: A New Adaptive Tool for Structure Design
Simona Perotto (Polytechnic University of Milan)

November 15, 2019
Mathematical Modeling of Bleb-Based Chemotaxis in Dictyostelium Discoideum
Emmanuel Asante-Asamani (Hunter College)

November 22, 2019
Algebraic K-Theory for 2-Categories
Niles Johnson, Associate Professor (Ohio State University, Newark)

December 6, 2019
Simultaneous Rational Approximation
Ulises Fidalgo, Lecturer (CWRU, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics)

Spring 2019

Friday April 19, 2019
A Regularized Stokeslet Approach to the Motion and Behavior of Microscopic Swimmers
Alexander Hoover, Assistant Professor, University of Akron

Friday February 15, 2019
Space and Time Scaling Exponents on Fractals and Compact Metric Spaces
John Dever, Bowling Green State University

Friday February 8, 2019
Uniform Volume Doubling for Compact Lie Groups
Professor Nate Eldredge, University of Northern Colorado

Friday January 25, 2019
Valuations on Convex Sets and Integral Geometry
Semyon Alesker, Tel Aviv University

Fall 2018

Friday November 9, 2018
Weyl’s Principle, Valuations, and Pseudo-Riemannian Manifolds
Dimitry Faifman, University of Toronto
Friday October 5, 2018
Linear Algebra as a Natural Language for Special Relativity and its Paradoxes
Dr. John Depillis, University of California Riverside, Department of Mathematics
Friday September 21, 2018
Regularizing a Parameter Estimating Problem Using Monotonicity and Convexity Constraints
Sam Subbey, Institute of Marine Research and Cornell University
Friday September 7, 2018
Title: Kirchoff Graphs: Existence, Construction, and Uniformity
Speaker: Professor Joseph Dr. Fehribach, WPI Mathematical Sciences

Spring 2018

Friday February 2, 2018
Title: Robust Electrical Impedance Tomography Imaging with D-Bar Methods
Speaker: Dr. Sarah J. Hamilton, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Marquette University, Milwaukee WI.
Friday February 23, 2018
Mathematical Oncology: Cancer Modelling from the Bottom Up
Professor Philip Gerlee, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Friday March 2, 2018
Effective Stochastic Dynamics and Self-Consistent Spectra for Large Networks
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Lindner, Bernstein Center for Computational Neurosciences & Department of Physics, Humboldt University (Berlin)
Friday March 23, 2018
How Focused Flexibility Maximizes the Thrust Production of Flapping Wings
Nick Moore, Florida State University, Department of Mathematics
Friday April 6, 2018
Geometry of Spaces of Polygons and Curves
Professor Tom Needham
Friday April 13, 2018
Critical Points of Random Polynomials
Sean O’Rourke, University of Colorado Boulder
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Rank Driven Dynamics
Peter Veerman, Portland State University
Friday April 27, 2018
Cutoff with Window for the Random to Random Shuffle
Megan M. Bernstein

Fall 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017
Title: Foundations of probability – failure of philosophy as a descriptive science
Speaker: Krzysztof Burdzy (Professor, University of Washington at Seattle)
Friday, November 3, 2017
Title: Bayesian Filtering for Periodic, Time-Varying Parameter Estimation
Speaker: Andrea Arnold (Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Friday, November 10, 2017
Title: Flexible Models for Gaussian Processes with Applications to Correlated Data
Speaker: Sujit Ghosh (Professor, North Carolina State University)

Spring 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017
Title: Smoothness of heat kernel measures on abstract Wiener groups
Speaker: Tai Melcher (Associate Professor, University of Virginia)
Friday, February 10, 2017
Title: Subcritical transition and stability in the 3D Navier-Stokes equations at high Reynolds number
Speaker: Jacob Bedrossian (Assistant Professor, University of Maryland)
Friday, February 24, 2017
Title: Integral geometry of the complex projective space
Speaker: Andreas Bernig (Professor, Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
Friday, March 3, 2017
Title: What does the average eigenvalue know about geometry, physics, or the complexity of a graph?
Speaker: Evans M. Harrell (Professor Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Friday, March 24, 2017
Title: Cell-based modelling of epithelial tissue dynamics
Speaker: Alexander Fletcher (Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Sheffield)
Friday, March 31, 2017
Title: Solution uncertainty quantification for differential equations
Speaker: Oksana Chkrebtii (Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University)
Friday, April 7, 2017
Title: Martingales and a generalization
Speaker: Christian Gromoll (Associate Professor, University of Virginia)
MBI National Mathematical Biology Colloquium
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Title: Cell Physiology – Making Diffusion Your Friend
Speaker: Jim Keener (Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, University of Utah)
Friday, April 14, 2017
Title: Tales of Random Projections
Speaker: Kavita Ramanan (Professor, Brown University)
Institute for the Science of Origins Lecture
Monday, May 1, 2017
Miller Room, Rockefeller Hall (Room 221)
Title: Molecular Communication and the Origins of Biological Information Processing
Speaker: Andrew Eckford (Associate Professor, York University)


Fall 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016
Title: Universality laws for randomized dimension reduction
Speaker: Joel Tropp (Professor, California Institute of Technology)
Hosted by Mark Meckes
Friday, October 14, 2016
Title: ARock: an Asynchronous Parallel Algorithmic Framework
Speaker: Ming Yan (Assistant Professor, Michigan State University)
Hosted by Weihong Guo
Friday, October 21, 2016
Title: The World’s Largest Man-Made Disaster: Locating Deepwater Horizon Submerged Oil Spill in Ocean Water Using k-means Clustering
Speaker: Tanujit Dey (Associate Research Staff, Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
Hosted by Wojbor Woyczynski
Friday, November 11, 2016
Title: A computational scheme to predict dynamics in Internet of Things systems
Speaker: Salvatore Cuomo (Assistant Professor, University of Naples Federico II)
Hosted by Daniela Calvetti
Friday, November 18, 2016
Title: Stochastic topology and inference
Speaker: Sayan Mukherjee (Professor, Duke University)
Hosted by Elizabeth Meckes
Friday, December 2, 2016
Title: Understanding the evolution of resistance: a comprehensive and integrated mathematical and experimental research program
Speaker: Jacob Scott (Staff Researcher, Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
Hosted by David Gurarie

Spring 2016

Friday, January 26, 2016
3-4 p.m.
Title: Non-Asymptotic Approach in Random Matrix Theory
Speaker: Mark Rudelson (Professor, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor)
Hosted by Elisabeth Werner
Friday, February 12, 2016
3-4 p.m.
Title: Uncertainty Principle for Discrete Schrödinger Evolution
Speaker: Yurii Lyubarskii (Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Hosted by David Gurarie
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Undergraduate Colloquium
3-4 p.m.
Title: Combinatorial Trigonometry (and a method to DIE for)
Speaker: Arthur T. Benjamin (Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College)
Hosted by Chris Butler
Wednesdsay, March 23, 2016
Joint Colloquium/QLSS
4:30 p.m.
Title: Better Living Through Control: With Applications to Neural and Cardiac Systems
Speaker: Jeff Moehlis (Professor, University of California- Santa Barbara)
Hosted by Peter Thomas
Friday, March 25, 2016
3-4 p.m.
Title: Distance Spectra
Speaker: Leslie Hogben (Professor of Mathematics, Iowa State University and American Institute of Mathematics)
Hosted by Elisabeth Werner
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Joint Colloquium/Analysis & Probability Seminar
3-4 p.m.
Title: Fractional Pearson Diffusion
Speaker: Nikolai N. Leonenko (Professor, Cardiff University)
Sponsored by Wojbor Woyczynski
Friday, April 8, 2016
3-4 p.m.
Title: Solving Fredholm Integrals from Incomplete Measurements
Speaker: Wojtek Czaja (Professor, University of Maryland, College Park)
Sponsored by Julia Dobrosotskaya
Friday, April 22, 2016
3-4 p.m.
Title: Exact MCMC Using Approximations and Bernoulli Factories
Speaker: Radu Herbei (Associate Professor of Statistics, The Ohio State University)
Hosted by Jenný Brynjarsdóttir

Fall 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Determining the Maximum Number of Moves Needed to Solve Rubik’s Cube
Speaker: Morley Davidson (Associate Professor, Kent State University)
Friday, October 9, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Uncertainty Quantification for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 Mission
Speaker: Amy Braverman (Principal Statistician, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)
Hosted by Jenný Brynjarsdóttir
Friday, October 16, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Mechanisms of Elastic Enhancement and Hindrance for Finite-Length Undulatory Swimmers in Viscoelastic Fluids
Speaker: Robert Guy (Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Davis)
Hosted by Wanda Strychalski
Friday, October 30, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Numerical Simulation of Cortical Spreading Depression on Individual Brain Geometries
Speaker: Luca Gerardo-Giorda (Research Line Leader, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics)
Hosted by Daniela Calvetti
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Rigidity of the Chain Rule and Nearly Submultiplicative Functions
Speaker: Hermann König (Professor, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
Hosted by Elisabeth Werner
Joint Colloquium/Mathematical Life Sciences Seminar (MLSS)
Monday, November 9, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Stochastic and deterministic models of biochemical reaction networks
Speaker: David Anderson (Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin)
Hosted by Peter Thomas
Friday, November 13, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Function Reconstruction from Non-uniform Fourier Data
Speaker: Guohui Song (Assistant Professor, Clarkson University)
Hosted by Weihong Guo
Friday, November 20, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Repaying the Debt to Our Masters: Steinhaus and Feller  (and, yes, Michelson) Volumes
Speaker: Wojbor Woyczynski (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Joint Colloquium/Mathematical Life Sciences Seminar
Monday, November 23, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: TBA
Speaker: Marie-Therese Wolfram (Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics)
Hosted by Alethea Barbaro

Spring 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Microscale Propulsion in Engineering and Biology
Speaker: Henry Fu (University of Nevada at Reno)
Friday, February 20, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Umbral Moonshine
Speaker: Miranda C. N. Cheng (University of Amsterdam)
WHIG Seminar- Center for Global Heath and Diseases, CWRU Medical School
Friday, March 20, 2015
9-10 a.m. in Biomedical Research Building 433
Title: Needle in the Haystack: Combining Intravital Imaging and Mathematical Modeling to Understand How Vaccine-Induced T Cells Find Malaria-Infected Cells in the Murine Livers
Speaker: Vitaly V. Ganusov (University of Tennessee)
Friday, March 20, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Using Mathematical Modeling to Understand Kinetics of Lymphocyte Migration in the Whole Organism
Speaker: Vitaly V. Ganusov (University of Tennessee)
Friday, March 27, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Graphical and Network Models in Bioinformatics
Speaker: Sujay Datta (University of Akron)
Friday, April 3, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: Channel Capacity of Biological Signal Transduction Systems
Speaker: Peter Thomas (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, April 10, 2015
3-4 p.m.
Title: From the Jones Polynomial to Khovanov Homotopy
Speaker: Robert Lipschitz (Columbia University)
Monday, April 13, 2015
3:15-4:15 p.m.
Title: Data-Driven Modeling of Living Fluids
Speaker: M. Gregory Forest (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Friday, April 17, 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Title: Most Probably Intersecting Families of Subsets
Speaker: Gyula Katona (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest, Hungary)


Fall 2014

Friday, Sep. 19, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title: How to Find Funding Opportunities for Mathematics, Applied Mathematics,  & Statistics
Speaker: Margaret Roudebush, MNO (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title: Compressed sensing, RIP, and the null space property
Speaker: Xuemei Chen (University of Missouri)
Special Colloquium
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
3:30 p.m.
Title: Stochastic Modeling of Darwinian Evolution in a Chemostat
Speaker: Sylvie Méléard (École polytechnique)
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title: The Magnitude of Metric Spaces
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Case Western Reserve University)
Special Colloquium
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
2:45 p.m.
Title: Averaging multivariate functions
Speaker: Manfred Denker (Penn State University)
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Title: Dimension-Reduced Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Processes
Speaker: Jenný Brynjarsdóttir (Case Western Reserve University)

Spring 2014

Jan. 17, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title:  Bayesian inversion with Gaussian stochastic difference equations
Speaker:  Lassi Roininen (Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory/University of Oulu, Finland)
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title: Linear Theory for Filtering NonLinear Multiscale Systems with Model Error
Speaker: John Harlim (Penn State)
Monday, February 17, 2014
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Title: Bayesian uncertainty quantification in large scale spatial inverse problems
Speaker: Anirban Mondal (Texas A & M University)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Title: Ensemble Subsampling for Imbalanced Multivariate Two-Sample Tests
Speaker: Lisha Chen (Yale University)
Monday, March 3, 2014
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Title: An Invariant Imbedding Approach to Domain Decomposition
Speaker: Joseph Volzer (Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
4:15 p.m.
Title: Divergence and Entropy Inequalities for Log Concave Functions
Speaker: Umut Caglar (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, March 7, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Title: Computational Models of Brain Energy Metabolism at Different Scales
Speaker: Yougan Cheng (Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, March 17, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Title: Stochastic Neural Dynamics and Information Processing in the Autistic Brain
Speaker: Roberto Fernández Galán
Thursday, March 20, 2014
4:15 p.m.
Title: Sequential Monte Carlo Parameter Estimation for Differential Equations
Speaker: Andrea Arnold (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, March 21, 2014
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Title: How To Build the Hydrogel Membrane Oscillator: Mathematical Model of Hydrogel Volume Phase Separation
Speaker: Lingxing Yao (Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, March 24, 2014
3:30 p.m.
Title: Piezoelectric Inverse Problems with Resonance Data: A Sequential Monte Carlo Analysis
Speaker: Edrissa Gassama (Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Title: Inverted Binary Edwards Coordinates (Maire Model of an Elliptic Curve)
Speaker: Steven Maire (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, March 28, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Title: Multi-Scale Modeling and Analysis of Options Markets
Speaker: Charles Joseph (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, March 28, 2014- CANCELLED
4-5 p.m.
Title: Stochastic Nucleation and Growth
Speaker: Maria D’Orsogna (California State University, Northridge)
Friday, April 4, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title:  TBA
Speaker:  Eva Marie Strawbridge (James Madison University)
Friday, April 11, 2014
4-5 p.m.
Title: A Model for Gang Territoriality Motivated By Graffiti
Speaker: Alethea Barbaro (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, April 18, 2014
3-4 p.m.
Title: The Ginzburg – Landau Functional and Threshold Dynamics on Graphs for Large Data Analysis
Speaker: Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
Thursday, April 24, 2014
4-5 p.m.
Title: The More, the Merrier: the Blessing of Dimensionality for Learning Large Gaussian Mixtures
Speaker:  Luis Rademacher (Ohio State University)
Friday, May 16, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Title: An Approach to Graph Isomorphism Using Spanning Trees Generated by Breadth First Search
Speaker: Alexey Ilchenko (Case Western Reserve University)

Fall 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013 (4-5 p.m.)
Title: Elliptic hypergeometric integrals
Speaker: Eric Rains (California Institute of Technology)
Friday, September 27, 2013 (10:30-11:20 a.m., Clapp 108)
Title: The prime number filtrate or An easy way to find primes (sort of) or The prime distribution revealed (somewhat) 
Speaker: Frank Ryan (Case Western Reserve University, 1967-1971)
Friday, October 11, 2013 (3-4 p.m.)
Title: Insights into cytoplasmic rheology gained from modeling cellular blebbing
Speaker: Wanda Strychalski (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, October 24, 2013 (4-5 p.m.)
Title: The theory of valuations and what it can do for you!
Speaker: Franz Schuster (Vienna University of Technology)
Friday, November 8, 2013 (3-4 p.m.)
Title: Dimension reduction and alleviation of confounding for spatial generalized linear mixed models
Speaker: Murali Haran (Penn State)
Friday, November 22, 2013 (3-4 p.m.)
Title: Generalized Linear and Bilinear Mixed-Effects Models for Affiliation Networks
Speaker: Kate Calder (The Ohio State University)
Friday, December 6, 2013 (3-4 p.m.)
Title: TBA
Speaker: Longhua Zhao (Case Western Reserve University)