Spring 2022
January 31, February 7, February 14: Dr. Erkki Somersalo (CWRU)
Title: Monte Carlo integration: Ideas and insights
Abstract: Monte Carlo integration represents one of the breadandbutter methods in Bayesian computing, and it continues to be a challenge in particular in high dimensional inverse problems, e.g., when the quantity of interest is a discretized version of a distributed parameter.
This lecture contains a gentle introduction in the topic, and reviews some of the methods that have recently gained popularity, such as the preconditioned CrankNicholson (pCN) algorithm.
February 21, Dr. Anirban Mondal (CWRU)
Title: A twostage adaptive Metropolis algorithm
Abstract: The talk will first focus on two quite powerful ideas in the Markov chain Monte Carlo literature — the twostage MetropolisHastings sampler (a.k.a. delayed acceptance MetropolisHastings sampler) and the adaptive Metropolis sampler. I will discuss how these algorithms are very useful for highdimensional posterior sampling in the Bayesian inverse problem setting. In particular, the former addresses the computational issues for repeated evaluation of expensive likelihoods, the latter addresses the step size tuning and related convergence issues for highdimensional target densities. Then I will introduce a new sampling algorithm – a twostage adaptive Metropolis algorithm – where we combine the ideas of these two useful samplers. Being a combination of the two, this new sampler is superior to both predecessors in terms of computational efficiency. The proposals of the sampler are dependent on all the previous states so the chain loses its Markov property, but we prove that it retains the desired ergodicity property
February 28, Dr. Jenny Brynjarsdottir (CWRU)
Title: Optimal Estimation Versus MCMC for CO2 Retrievals
Abstract: The Orbiting Carbon Observatory2 (OCO2) collects infrared spectra from which atmospheric properties are retrieved. OCO2 operational data processing uses optimal estimation (OE), a stateoftheart approach to inference of atmospheric properties from satellite measurements. One of the main advantages of the OE approach is computational efficiency, but it only characterizes the first two moments of the posterior distribution of interest. Here we obtain samples from the posterior using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm and compare this empirical estimate of the true posterior to the OE results. We focus on 600 simulated soundings that represent the variability of physical conditions encountered by OCO2 between November 2014 and January 2016.
We treat the two retrieval methods as ensemble and density probabilistic forecasts, where the MCMC yields an ensemble from the posterior and the OE retrieval result provides the first two moments of a normal distribution. To compare these methods, we apply both univariate and multivariate diagnostic tools and proper scoring rules. The general impression from our study is that when compared to MCMC, the OE retrieval performs reasonably well for the main quantity of interest, the columnaveragedCO2 concentration XCO2 , but not for the full state vector X which includes a profile of CO2 concentrations over 20 pressure levels, as well as several other atmospheric properties.
Joint work with Jonathan Hobbs, Amy Braverman, and Lukas Mandrake at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
March 14, Dr. Mark Meckes (CWRU)
Title: MCMC volume estimation and the geometry of highdimensional convex bodies
Abstract: I will first discuss the computational challenges involved in finding the volume of a highdimensional convex set, then how MCMC algorithms (going back to Dyer, Frieze, and Kannan, and improved by many authors since) give the best known approach to this problem. I will end with a brief discussion of how a geometric conjecture motivated by rigorous performance guarantees for these MCMC algorithms has been one of the main driving forces of work in highdimensional geometry for the last 25 years.
March 21 Dr. Daniela Calvetti (CWRU)
Title: Particle filter for quantifying uncertainty in COVID19 forecasting/nowcasting.
As we are entering the third year of a pandemic that has stripped reliability out of planning, quantifying the uncertainty in the prediction of the spread of COVID19 infections has become very important. This talk will expain how the number of daily infections and daily vaccinations have been used in a particle filter, with a local SEIR model as a proposal, to provide virus predictions with credibility envelops over a three week horizon. The particle filter predictions for 31 Ohio counties have been updated regularly since April 2020 and made accessible at
See COVID19 Forecasts for 31 Northern Ohio Counties.
March 28 Dr. David Gurarie (CWRU)
Title: Quantifying diagnostic uncertainty for Schistosomiasis with implications to its control and elimination
Abstract: Schistosomiasis is one of neglected tropical diseases caused by parasitic worm Schistosome, circulating between human and snail hosts. The disease is widely spread in many tropical and subtropical countries. It is targeted for control and elimination by WHO, and the proposed strategies rely on its monitoring/evaluation at local community level, using available diagnostic tools. The latter proved notoriously difficult due to extreme variability of diagnostic (test) outcomes. To quantify diagnostic variability and explore its implications for control, we utilized an extensive dataset of largescale control surveillance studies conducted in 3 African countries (SCORE project).
By combining statistical analysis, mathematical models and computer tools, we discovered new patterns and disease markers relevant to schistosomiasis. Furthermore, we develop consistent procedures and computer tools for diagnostic resampling of test data, applicable to any community (outside SCORE countries). The new resampling methodology has many applications. Here we shall focus on dynamic models of Schistosome transmission calibrated with the SCORE data, and its application to WHO control strategies.
The talk will elaborate datadriven pattern discovery, and dynamic modeling of schistosomiasis.
April 4, Dr. Weihong Guo (CWRU)
Title: Introduction to Image Segmentation and Some Recent Results
Abstract: Image segmentation refers to the process of dividing an image domains into subregions, each of which has certain homogeneous characteristics. It can also be outlining the boundaries of objects of interest. Image segmentation is a very important task in image processing and computer vision that has many applications in biomedical imaging, geosensing etc. It becomes very challenging when there is noise, missing boundary information or low contrast. This talk starts with introduction to some variational PDE and statistics based models for image segmentation and then focuses on a recent work that targets segmenting images with intensity inhomogeneity, lack of boundary information and noise. In medical imaging for instance, lack of boundaries in intensity images is common. In muscle images for instance, different muscles are closed packed together and there are often no clear boundaries between them. Segmenting one muscle from another is impossible without prior shape information. I will present a recent segmentation model with adaptive spatial priors from joint registration. This model combines segmentation and registration in a unified framework to leverage their positive mutual influence. Numerical results show the improvement as compared to segmentation and registration performed separately and other joint models.
Fall 2021
Analysis and Probability Seminars
September 29, 2021
Title: Best and Random Approximation of a Convex Body by. a Polytope
Speaker: Carsten Schuett, University of Kiel
October 13, 2021
Title: Normal Approxiamtion via Markov Processes: Introducing the SteinMarkov Method
Speaker: David Grzybowski, Ph.D candidate, CWRU
October 20, 2021
Title: An Analysis and a Probability Result Underlying the M&M Lemma
Speaker: Kyle Taljan, Ph.D candidate, CWRU
October 27, 2021
Title: An Analysis and a Probability Result Underlying the M&M Lemma II
Speaker: Kyle Taljan, Ph.D candidate, CWRU
November 10, 2021
Special Analysis & Probability Seminar: Thesis Defense of Kyle Taljan
Title: Dissertation
Speaker: Kyle Taljan, Ph.D candidate, CWRU
November 17, 2021
Title: TBA
Speaker: Stephanie Egler, Ph.D candidate, CWRU
Spring 2020
Analysis and Probability Seminars
February 4, 2020
Title: Convergence Rates for Determinantal Point Process Induced Random Variables
Speaker: Kyle Taljan, Ph.D candidate, CWRU
February 18, 2020
Title: Exact Evaluation of the Triple Integral Products of Wavelet Functions and Application in Inverse Problems
Speaker: Julia Dobrosotskaya, Assistant Professor, CWRU
Applied Mathematics Seminars
February 26, 2020
Title: Measuring Velocity in Turbulent Flows: Moving Beyond Particle Image Velocimetry
Speaker: Bryan Schmidt, MAE, CWRU
January 30, 2020
Title: Interleavings and GromovHausdorff Distance
Speaker: Jonathan Scott, Cleveland State University
February 6, 2020
Title: The Homotopy Theory and Homotopy Limits of dgcatergories
Speaker: Zhaoting Wei, Kent State University
February 27, 2020
Title: Homotopy Limits of dgcatergories 2
Speaker: Zhaoting Wei, Kent State University
March 5, 2020
Title: Picard Groupoids and Gammacategories
Speaker: Amit Sharma, Kent State University
Fall 2019
Analysis and Probability Seminars
October 1, 2019
Title: Sectional RogersShepard Inequalities
Speaker: Michael Roysdon (Kent State University)
October 29, 2019
Title: Volume Product and Metric Spaces
Speaker: Luis Carlos Garcia (Kent State University)
November 5, 2019
Title: Gravitational Illumination Bodies
Speaker: Victor Glasgo, PhD Candidate (CWRU, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
November 12, 2019
Title: Singularity of 0/1 Random Bernoulli 0/1 Matrices
Speaker: Alexander Litvak (University of Alberta, Edmonton)
Applied Mathematics Seminars
October 23, 2019
Title: Two Approaches to Phase Reduction for Stochastic Oscillators
Speaker: Peter Thomas, Professor (CWRU, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
October 30, 2019
Title: Bayesian Hierarchical Models: Sparsity, Convexity and Models Reduction
Speaker: Daniela Calvetti, Professor (CWRU, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
November 13, 2019
Title: Can we Eliminate Schistosomiasis? Insights from Mathematical Modeling, Data Analysis and Computation
Speaker: David Gurarie, Professor (CWRU, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
A joint seminar with Kent State University.
September 26, 2019  2:30 PM  Case Western Reserve University, Yost Hall, 306
Title: The Homotopy Theory of Coherently Commutative Monoidal QuasiCategories
Speaker: Amit Sharma (Kent State University)
October 10, 2019  2:30 PM  Kent State University Mathematical Sciences Building, 367
Title: Simplicial Functor Calculus
Speaker: Rhiannon Griffiths, PhD Candidate (CWRU Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
October 24, 2019  2:30 PM  Case Western Reserve University, Yost Hall, 306
Title: From the Euler Characteristic of a Category to the Magnitude of Metric Space (and beyond)
Speaker: Mark Meckes, Professor (CWRU Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
November 7, 2019  2:30 PM  Kent State University Mathematical Sciences Building, 367
Title: 2Homological Algebra and Picard Cohomology
Speaker: Michael Horst (Ohio State University)
November 21, 2019  2:30 PM  Case Western Reserve University, Yost Hall, 306
Title: Homotopy Theory of Picard Categories
Speaker: Niles Johnson (Ohio State University)
December 5, 2019  2:30 PM  Kent State University Mathematical Sciences Building, 367
Title: BaezDolan Stabilization and Bousfield localization without left properness
Speaker: David White (Denison University)
Spring 2019
Applied Mathematics Seminars
Monday April 29, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Title: Shape Versus Timing: Linear Responses of a Limit Cycle with Hard Boundaries Under Perturbation
Speaker: Yangyang Wang, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
April 22, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Title: Characterizing Diffusion in Porous and Crowded Environments with CorrelationBased Super Resolution Imaging
Speaker: Lydia Kisley, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University
Monday April 15, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Title: Integral Deferred Correction Methods for Multiscale and Nonlinear Problems
Speaker: Maureen M. Morton, Stark State College
Monday March 25, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Title: Mathematics of Turbulent Flow and Comparison with Experiments
Speaker: Bjorn Birnir, University of California, Santa Barbara
Monday February 18, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Title: Forecasting U.S. Elections with Compartmental Models of Infection
Speaker: Alexandria Volkening
Monday February 18, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Title: Active Noisy Oscillators – Analytical Approaches, Stochastic Phase Description, and Coupling Effects
Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Lindner, Department of Physics and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany)
Analysis and Probability Seminars
April 23, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Title: On GruenbaumType Inequalities and their Applications
Speaker: Vlad Yaskin, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
April 16, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Title: On the Affine Surface Area
Speaker: Carsten Schütt, University of Kiel
Tuesday March 5, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Title: Big Data and Floating Body
Speaker: Carsten Schütt, University of Kiel
Tuesday February 26, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Title: Fractional Sobolev Norms and BV Functions on Manifolds
Speaker: Andreas Kreuml, Vienna Technical Institute
Tuesday February 19, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Title: Spherical Centroid Bodies
Speaker: Florian Besau, Vienna Technical Institute
Tuesday February 12, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Title: Estimates for the Eigenvalues of the SincKernel Operator
Speaker: Kyle Taljan, MAMS PhD Candidate
Tuesday February 5, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Title: Estimates for the Eigenvalues of the SincKernel Operator
Speaker: Kyle Taljan, MAMS PhD Candidate
Fall 2018
Analysis & Probability Seminars
Tuesday December 4, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Title: The Hausdorff Dimension
Speaker: Runtian Miao, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Tuesday November 20, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Title: Tensor Products of Normed Spaces
Speaker: Stanislaw Szarek, Kerr Professor of Mathematics, CWRU Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Tuesday November 13, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Title: Truncations of Haar Distributed Random Matrices
Speaker: Kathryn Stewart, PhD Candidate, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Tuesday October 16, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Title: Multiscale Conservation Laws Driven by L/’evy Stable and Linnik Diffusions: Asomptotics, Explicit Representations, Shock Creation, Preservation, and Dissolution
Speaker: Wojbor Woyczynski, Professor, CWRU Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Tuesday October 9, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Title: A Quenched Central Limit Theorem in a Corner Growth Setting
Speaker: Mark Meckes, Professor, CWRU Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Tuesday September 18, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Title: Sobolev Martingales
Speaker: Michal Wojciechowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw 
Applied Mathematics
Monday December 3, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Title: Mathematical Modeling of Resistance to AntiCancer Drugs
Speaker: Nara Yoon, Cleveland Clinic
Monday November 12, 2018 (seminar postponednew date will follow)
3:15 p.m.
Title: Shape Versus Timing: Linear Responses of a Limit Cycle with Hard Boundaries Under Perturbation
Speaker: Yanyang Wang, Ohio State University
Wednesday October 31, 2018
3:15 p.m.
Title: Chaos and Levy Walks in Swarming Bacteria
Speaker: Gill Ariel, Associate Professor, Barllan University
Monday October, 15 2018
3:15 p.m.
Title: How Immune Selection can Shape Evolution of Malaria QuasiSpecies
Speaker: David Gurarie, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics; Adjunct, Center for Global Health and Diseases 
Spring 2018
Analysis & Probability
Tuesday April 24, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Title: Geometry and Martingales in Banach Spaces
Speaker: Wojbor Woyczynski, Case Western Reserve University
Tuesday April 17, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Title: Wulff Shapes and Characterization of Simplies via a Bezout Type Inequality
Speaker: Christos Saraoglu, Kent State University
Tuesday April 10, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Title: Improving Statistical Decision Procedures
Speaker: Manfred Danker, Pennsylvania State University
Tuesday March 20, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Title: Empty Simplices
Speaker: Matthias Reitzner, University of Osnabrueck
Tuesday March 6, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Title: Generalizations of Gruenbaum’s Inqequality
Speaker: Ning Zhang, Kent State University
Tuesday February 20, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Title: An upper bound on the smallest singular value of a square random matrix
Speaker: Kateryna Tatarko, University of Edmonton
Tuesday February 13, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Title: Duality of Floating and Illumination Bodies
Speaker: Olaf Mordhorst, Vienna Technical University
Tuesday February 6, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Title: Type and Cotype of Banach spaces
Speaker: Carsten Schuett, University of Kiel 
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Monday April 30, 2018
5:00 p.m., Yost 306
Title: The Role of Mutual Information in Biology
Speaker: Andrew Eckford, York University 
Fall 2017
Analysis & Probability
All meetings will be held in Yost 306 unless otherwise noted.
Monday, September 11, 2017
3:45 p.m.
Title: Introduction to concentration inequalities, I
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, September 18, 2017
3:45 p.m.
Title: Introduction to concentration inequalities, II
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, September 25, 2017
3:45 p.m.
Title: Introduction to concentration inequalities, III
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, October 2, 2017
3:45 p.m.
Title: Introduction to concentration inequalities, IV
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, October 9, 2017
3:45 p.m.
Title: Introduction to concentration inequalities, V
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, October 30, 2017
3:45 p.m.
Title: Introduction to concentration inequalities, VI
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, November 6, 2017
3:45 p.m.
Title: Introduction to concentration inequalities, VII
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, November 13, 2017
3:45 p.m.
Title: Truncations of Random Unitary Matrices
Speaker: Kathryn Lockwood (PhD Student, Case Western Reserve University) 
Spring 2017
Analysis & Probability
All meetings will be held on Yost 306 unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Title: From longest increasing subsequences to random surfaces
Speaker: Leonid Petrov (Assistant Professor, University of Virginia)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Title: Dual curvature measures and the dual Minkowski problem
Speaker: Yiming Zhao (Adjunct Instructor, New York University)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Title: The affine surface area in Euclidean convex geometry and beyond
Speaker: Florian Besau (Postdoctoral Researcher, Goethe University Frankfurt)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Title: Remarks on the (B) conjecture
Speaker: Liran Rotem (Dunham Jackson Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Title: Reconstructing polytopes from projections or sections
Speaker: Sergii Myroshnychenko (Graduate Student, Kent State University)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Title: Random polytopes: An introduction and recent developments
Speaker: Julian Grote (PhD Student, University of Bochum and Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Title: Random polytopes: An introduction and recent developmentsPart II
Speaker: Julian Grote (PhD Student, University of Bochum and Case Western Reserve University) 
Fall 2016
Analysis & Probability
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Can one achieve truly quantum correlations with PPT states?
Speaker: Ben Li (PhD Student, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Occupation times of discretetime fractional Brownian motion
Speaker: Manfred Denker (Professor, Penn State University)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Can one achieve truly quantum correlations with PPT states? (Part II)
Speaker: Ben Li (PhD Student, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Can one achieve truly quantum correlations with PPT states? (Part III)
Speaker: Ben Li (PhD Student, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: The entropy power inequality for the Renyi entropy
Speaker: Arnaud Marsiglietti (Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematics, California Institute of Technology)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Selfsimilarity in the eigenvalues of random unitary matrices
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Selfsimilarity in the eigenvalues of random unitary matrices (Part 2)
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University) 
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
3:15 p.m.
Title: Enhancing resolution in inverse problems based on a reduced model (Part 1)
Speaker: Erkki Somersalo (Professor and Interim Chair, Case Western Reserve University)
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
3:15 p.m.
Title: Enhancing resolution in inverse problems based on a reduced model (Part 2)
Speaker: Erkki Somersalo (Professor and Interim Chair, Case Western Reserve University)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
3:15 p.m.
Title: Enhancing resolution in inverse problems based on a reduced model (Part 3)
Speaker: Erkki Somersalo (Professor and Interim Chair, Case Western Reserve University)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
3:15 p.m.
Title: Enhancing resolution in inverse problems based on a reduced model (Part 4)
Speaker: Erkki Somersalo (Professor and Interim Chair, Case Western Reserve University)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:15 p.m.
Title: Convergent interpolatory quadrature schemes: Part 1
Speaker: Ulises Fidalgo (Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
3:15 p.m.
Title: Convergent interpolatory quadrature schemes: Part 2
Speaker: Ulises Fidalgo (Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University) 
Spring 2016
Analysis & Probability
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Maximizing diversity in biology and beyond (Part 1)
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Affine invariant points
Speaker: Olaf Mordhorst (PhD Student, University of Kiel)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Maximizing diversity in biology and beyond (Part 2)
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: A simple proof of Størmer’s theorem
Speaker: Stanislaw Szarek (Kerr Professor of Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: The Surface Area Deviation of the Euclidean Ball and a Polytope
Speaker: Steven Hoehner (PhD Student, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: The Size of Convex Hulls in Hilbert Spaces
Speaker: Werner Linde (Visiting Professor, University of Delaware)
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Fractional Pearson Diffusion
Speaker: Nikolai N. Leonenko (Professor, Cardiff University)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Title: Randomized isoperimetric inequalities
Speaker: Peter Pivovarov (Assistant Professor, University of Missouri) 
Imaging
Thursday, April 21, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Title: Signal Processing and Information Retrieval in Remote Sensing
Speaker: Xiaoxiang Zhu (Professor for Signal Processing in Earth Observation, Technical University of Munich (TUM) & German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany) 
Quantitative Life Sciences (QLSS)
Friday, February 5, 2016
12:30 p.m.
Title: On the intervention against Schistosomiases: A mathematical modeling work in progress
Speaker: Ramzi Alsallaq (Senior Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, February 12, 2016
12:30 p.m.
Title: Modeling Arbovirus Transmission
Speaker: Charles H. King (Professor, Center for Global Health and Disease, Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, February 26, 2016
12:30 p.m.
Title: Frontiers in Animal Movement Modeling and Encounter Theory in Ecology
Speaker: Eliezer Gurarie (Quantitative Ecologist, University of Maryland)
Friday, March 4, 2016
12:30 p.m.
Title: Quantifying the Interplay Between Structure and Dynamics
Speaker: James Seckler (Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine)
Friday, March 18, 2016
8:1511:30 a.m. in Yost 306, 12:301:45 p.m. in Rockefeller 309
COMSOL Multiphysics, Application Builder and Fluid Flow Workshop
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
***4:30 p.m. in Yost 306***
Title: Better Living Through Control: With Applications to Neural and Cardiac Systems
Speaker: Jeff Moehlis (Professor, University of California Santa Barbara)
Friday, April 1, 2016
12:30 p.m.
Title: Multiscale Modeling of Axonal Cytoskeleton Dynamics in Disease
Speaker: Chuan Xue (Assistant Professor, Ohio State University)
Friday, April 8, 2016
12:30 p.m.
Title: Structured Recurrent Networks: Two Lessons from Random Matrix Theory
Speaker: Yonatan Aljadeff (Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago)
Cosponsored by CWRU’s Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO)
Friday, April 22, 2016
12:30 p.m.
Title: Analysis of Complex Bursting Patterns in Multiple Time Scale Respiratory Neuron Models
Speaker: Yangyang Wang (PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh)
Monday, April 25, 2016
12:30 p.m.
Title: Psychotroctopus
Speaker: Jonathan Miller (Associate Professor, Physics and Biology Unit, Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology)

Fall 2015
Analysis & Probability
All seminars will be on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. in Yost Hall, Room 306 unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Title: On the approximation of a polytope by its dual L_pcentroid bodies
Speaker: Elisabeth Werner (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Title: New invariant projections on the Hardy space on the polydisc
Speaker: Maciej Rzeszut (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Title: Kconvexity (Part I)
Speaker: Stanislaw Szarek (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Title: Kconvexity (Part II)
Speaker: Stanislaw Szarek (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Title: The Floating Body in Real Space Forms
Speaker: Florian Besau (Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Title: Multiscale conservation laws driven by Lévy stable and Linnik diffusions: asymptotics, explicit representations, shock creation, preservation and dissolution
Speaker: Wojbor Woyczynski (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Title: BanachMazur distance to centrally symmetric convex bodies after Gordon, Litvak, Meyer and Pajor
Speaker: Olaf Mordhorst (PhD Student, ChristianAlbrechtsUniversität zu Kiel, Research Scholar, Case Western Reserve University)
Thursday, November 12, 2015
3:00 p.m. in Yost 335
Title: Stability of some geometric inequalities and their application to the rate of convergence of Steiner, Minkowski and Blaschke symmetrization
Speaker: Alex Segal (Tel Aviv University)
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Title: Approximation of the Entries of a Random Orthogonal Matrix by Independent Standard Normals
Speaker: Kathryn Lockwood (PhD Student in Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University) 

Geometry Seminar
All seminars will be on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in Yost Hall, Room 102 unless otherwise noted.
Monday, September 21, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Title: Elastic Curves in Euclidean space
Speaker: David Singer (Professor and Interim Chair, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, September 28, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Title: Elastic Curves in Manifolds
Speaker: David Singer (Professor and Interim Chair, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, October 12, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Title: Elastic Rods
Speaker: David Singer (Professor and Interim Chair, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University) 

Mathematics of Life Sciences (MLSS)
All seminars will be on Mondays at 3:15 p.m. in Yost Hall, Room 306 unless otherwise noted.
Monday, August 24, 2015
3:15 p.m.
Title: Disease Invasion on Community Networks
Speaker: Joe Tien (Assistant Professor, Ohio State University)
Friday, September 4, 2015
3:15 p.m.
Title: Interval Timing and Decision Making with an Opponent Poisson Diffusion Model
Speaker: Patrick Simen (Assistant Professor, Oberlin College)
Monday, September 21, 2015
3:15 p.m.
Title: Immune Selection of Malaria QuasiSpecies: A Modeling Perspective
Speaker: David Gurarie (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, September 28, 2015
3:15 p.m.
Title: Collective Dynamics in Ant Raids
Speaker: Shawn Ryan (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kent State University)
Monday, October 26, 2015
3:15 p.m.
Title: Assessing Darwinian Selection in Tumors From Molecular “Big Data”
Speaker: Thomas LaFramboise (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, November 2, 2015 ***Postponed***
3:15 p.m.
Title: TBA
Speaker: Harihara Baskaran (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Joint Colloquium/MLSS
Monday, November 16, 2015
3:15 p.m.
Title: Do marine organisms hedge their bets? or A tragic tale of a diffusion approximation gone astray, with hope for redemption
Speaker: Robin Snyder (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)
Joint Colloquium/MLSS
Monday, November 23, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Title: Collective Dynamics: Modeling, Analysis and Simulations
Speaker: MarieTherese Wolfram (Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics)
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Title: TimeSeries from Ventilated Patients and Dynamics of the Pulmonary Infection/Immunity Process
Speaker: Todd Young (Professor of Mathematics, Ohio University) 
Spring 2015
Analysis & Probability
All seminars were held on Fridays from 12:451:45 in Yost 306 unless otherwise noted.
Friday, February 6, 2015
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Title: Typical marginals of convex bodies
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, February 20, 2015
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. with refreshments at 12:30 p.m.
Title: Matrix Inequalities and Applications
Speaker: Ben Li (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, March 6, 2015
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Title: Matrix Inequalities and Applications II
Speaker: Ben Li (Case Western Reserve University)
Friday, March 20, 2015
12:451:45 p.m. in Yost 335
Title: Markov Processes With Linear Regressions and Quadratic Conditional Variances
Speaker: Wlodzimierz Bryc (University of Cincinnati)
Friday, April 10, 2015
1:002:00 p.m. in Yost 306
Title: Banded Matrices and Fast Inverses
Speaker: Gilbert Strang (MIT)
Friday, April 24, 2015
12:451:45 p.m. in Yost 335
Title: “Concentration of the Spectral Measure of a Random Matrix Ensemble”
Speaker: David Buzinski (Undergraduate Student, Case Western Reserve University)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
12:451:45 p.m. in Yost 335
Title: On the Perimeter of a Convex Set
Speaker: Galyna Livshyts (Ph.D. Student, Kent State University)


Imaging
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Title: Cellular Telephone Games: How Biological Networks Cope With Noisy Signal Transmission
Speaker: Michael Hinczewski (Case Western Reserve University)

Mathematics of Life Sciences (MLSS)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Title: Mathematical Model of Volume Phase Transition in Polyelectrolyte Gels
Speaker: Lingxing Yao (Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, March 23, 2015
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Title: Amoeboid Cell Migration: Recent Experiments and Proposed Modeling
Speaker: Wanda Strychalski (Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, March 30, 2015
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Title: Efficient Control of Schistosomiasis in Endemic Communities: Modeling InHost Biology, Demographics, Diagnostics and Interventions
Speaker: Nara Yoon (Case Western Reserve University)
Monday, April 6, 2015
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Title: Mathematical modeling of sexually transmitted diseases
Speaker: Ramzi Alsallaq (New York University
Monday, April 13, 2015
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Title: DataDriven Modeling of Living Fluids
Speaker: Greg Forest (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Monday, April 20, 2015
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Title: The Role of Long Range Coupling in the Crayfish Swimmeret System
Speaker: Lucy Spardy (The Ohio State University, Mathematical Biosciences Institute)
Monday, April 27, 2015
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Title: Dynamics of Neurons and Field Potentials in the Auditory Brainstem
Speaker: Joshua Goldwyn (The Ohio State University) 