COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

2021 - News

Dec 3
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Rishi Parashar
(Desert Research Institute)
Title: Dr. Rishi Parashar will be talking about the movement of bacteria in porous media.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 and Zoom
Download flyer
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Dec 2
AMS Colloquium
with Rob Ely

(University of Idaho)

Title: Ingenious slicings.
Time: 4:10 p.m.
Location: Webster 11 or Zoom
Contact: AMS officers
Information Flyer
Note: Refreshments will be in Neill 216 at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Dec 1
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Fabiana Ferracina
(WSU)
Title: "Topological Data Analysis and Bayesian Classification of Brain States."
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.

Dec 1
Analysis Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Daryl DeFord
(WSU)
Title: Introductions to Graphons I
This is part one of a two part series.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 233 and Zoom
Contact: Jakob Streipel at jakob.streipel@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.
Seminar Schedule

Nov 30
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Discussion Leader: Saul Ramos
Saul Ramos will lead a discussion on the paper, "Tell me about": a logbook of teachers' changes from face-to-face to distance mathematics education - Educational Studies in Mathematics.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 30
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Patrick De Leenheer
(Oregon State University)
Title: The mathematics behind the basic reproduction number R0.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 29
Alumni Panel Discussion
on Career Opportunities - Zoom

The ASA officers will host 8 panelists who recently graduated from the department and are settled in academia and/or industries in different roles. Each panelist will discuss their graduate life journey followed by questions from ASA officers to learn more about their career choices and the steps other graduates should follow. Panelist zoom meeting information is in this flyer. Please join to learn and network with others!
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Contact: ASA officers if you have questions.

Nov 29
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Liubomir Chiriac
(Portland State University)
Title: The average numbr of divisors over sparse sequences.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 17
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Justice Nii-Ayitey
(WSU)
Title: Justice Nii-Ayitey will present “Traditional versus Non-traditional Teaching: Perspectives of Students in Introductory Statistics Classes."
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 212 and Zoom
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.

Nov 17
Math Club Meeting

Join Math Club! Daniel Reiss will be leading an activity on the fold and cut theorem. Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Neill 216 (Hacker Lounge)
Contact: Daniel Reiss at daniel.reiss@wsu.edu if you have questions.

Nov 16
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Mark Lewis
(University of Alberta)
Title: Mathematical models for the neutral genetics of changing populations.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 16
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Discussion Leader: Adefisayo Ojo
Adefisayo Ojo will lead a discussion on the paper, "Flipped Calculus: A Study of Student Performance and Perceptions."
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 16
David Wollkind publishes book
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Emeritus Professor David Wollkind is the author of a new book Pulling Rabbits Out of Hats with Gonzaga University Associate Professor and WSU alumna, Bonni Dichone. Read a preview of the book by publisher Taylor & Francis CRC Press.

Nov 15
Daryl DeFord to give the WSU
School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public
Affairs (PPA) Research Colloquium

Join Daryl DeFord when he gives the WSU PPPA research colloquium about the mathematics of redistricting and gerrymandering.
Title: Computational Methods for Evaluating Districting Plans.
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Johnson Tower 8th floor conference room or Zoom.
Contact: daryl.deford@wsu.edu for Zoom information.

Nov 15
3MT Thesis Contest-2021
4:00pm-5:30pm, Neill 5W
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Can you present your thesis and its significance in just 3 minutes using one slide? The American Statistical Association (ASA) WSU graduate student chapter, is organizing the 3MT Thesis Contest-2021 on November 15th, from 4:00 pm. to 5:30 p.m. in Neill 5W. The first ten registrants will each receive a $10 Amazon gift certificate! Register here. For more information click here.

Nov 10
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Dipesh Baral
(WSU)
Title: Dipesh Baral will present the paper “An Upper Bound for the Expected Range of a Random Sample,” by James Marengo and Manuel Lopez.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 212 and Zoom
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.

Nov 10
Analysis Seminar

Speaker: Tariq Alsmadi
Title: The generalization of Fatou's theorem and its converse.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 233 or Zoom
Contact: Jakob Streipel at jakob.streipel@wsu.edu if you have questions, or would like the Zoom meeting ID.

Nov 9
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Discussion Leader: Serena Peterson
Serena Peterson will discuss her project, "Interplay of Motivation and Metacognition in Undergraduate Mathematics."
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 9
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Mason Porter
(UCLA)
Title: Topological Data Analysis of Spatial Complex Systems.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 8
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Rachel Perrier
(WSU)
Title: Triangular Floorplans.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 5
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Priyanka Rao
(WSU)
Title: What to do with Wiggles? Suppress or Eliminate.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Nov 4
Data and Voting Speaker for
Election Week - via Zoom

Join Matt Jones, a graduate student in the Math Department at Dartmouth College, to learn about mathematical modeling of voter preferences and the median voter theorem.
Speaker: Matt Jones
(Dartmouth College)
Title: Polarization, Third Parties, and the Median Voter Theorem.
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Daryl DeFord at daryl.deford@wsu.edu for an abstract, or if you have questions.

Nov 4
AWM Colloquium with
Jamie Haddock
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The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Student Chapter will host a colloquium with Jamie Haddock. All are invited!
Speaker: Jamie Haddock
(Harvey Mudd College)
Title: Topic Models, Methods, and Medicine.
Time: 5:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (a reception with tea and cookies will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
Location: SPARK 327
Contact: Serena Peterson at serena.peterson@wsu.edu for an abstract, or if you have questions.

Nov 3
Analysis Seminar

Speaker: Matthew Gaddis
Title: An interesting intuitive proof of Buffon's needle problem.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 233 or Zoom
Contact: Jakob Streipel at jakob.streipel@wsu.edu if you have questions, or would like the Zoom meeting ID.

Nov 3
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Lynna Chu
(Iowa State University)
Title: Sequential Change-Point Detection for High-Dimensional and non-Euclidean Data.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.

Nov 3
Math Club Meeting

Why not join the Math Club today to learn more about two forms of game theory from Daryl DeFord? Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Neill 216 (Hacker Lounge)
Contact: Daniel Reiss at daniel.reiss@wsu.edu if you have questions.

Nov 2
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Naveen Vaidya
(San Diego State University)
Title: Data-driven Modeling of COVID-19 from Within-Host Infection to Between-Host Transmission.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 2
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Discussion Leader: Rob Ely
Two Challenge Tasks from the Palouse Science Discovery Center will be discussed, along with a video of Annelise Nielsen solving them. For more information on the tasks contact Rob Ely at ely@uidaho.edu.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Nov 1
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Adrian Barquero-Sanchez
(Universidad of Costa Rica)
Title: Theta series and totally real number fields.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 29
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Kevin Roche
(Boise State University)
Title: Interfaces, Scaling, and Variability: Ingredients of an Upscaling Framework for Whole-River Reactivity.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Oct 28
Department Colloquium
Siniša Đ. Mesarović
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The department will host a colloquium with Professor Siniša Đ. Mesarović from 4:10pm to 5:00pm in Webster 11. A reception with refreshments will take place before the colloquium from 3:30pm - 4:00pm, in Neill Hall 216 (Hacker Lounge). All are invited!
Speaker: Siniša Đ. Mesarović
(WSU - Mechanical and Materials Engineering)
Title: Mesoscale Lattice Continuum: Diffusion, Creep and Plasticity.

Oct 27
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Akansha S. Kashikar
(Phule Pune University)
Title: Examining the Validity of the Proportional Hazards Assumption in Cox's Model.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.

Oct 26
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Discussion Leader: Will Hall
Article: Hodges & Hodge (2017) Unpacking personal identities for teaching mathematics within the context of prospective teacher education
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 26
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Cengiz Pehlevan
(Harvard University)
Title: The inductive bias of neural networks.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 25
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Jessica Dickson
(WSU)
Title: The Transformation of Sequences via Riordan Arrays.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 22
Register for the Putnam Competition!

It's time to sign up for the annual Putnam Competition!
Register here
Contact: Matt Hudelson at mhudelson@wsu.edu.
Event Date: Saturday, 12/5/2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.

Oct 22
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Brian Wood
(Oregon State University)
Title: He will be talking about combining upscaling approaches and machine learning to model transport in biological tissues (a porous media that is very hard to characterize at the microscale).
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Oct 22
Dean Johnson to co-edit a
special issue in Stat Journal
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Dean Johnson will co-edit a special issue devoted to statistical consulting and collaboration in Stat, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) Journal - an online, rapid communication research journal that publishes articles in all facets of statistics and related interdisciplinary areas. The special issue will welcome submissions of original works on innovations in statistical collaboration and consulting, beginning November 1, 2021. For more information, click here.

Oct 20
Math Club

Join Math Club to talk about some spooky mathematical/statistical paradoxes, right before Halloween. Don't be scared!
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hacker Lounge
Contact: Daniel Reiss at daniel.reiss@wsu.edu

Oct 20
Analysis Seminar

Speaker: Jakob Streipel
Title: But why can't we find nice antiderivatives of some functions?
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 233 or Zoom
Contact: Jakob Streipel at jakob.streipel@wsu.edu if you have questions, or would like the Zoom meeting ID.

Oct 20
Statistics Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Shinjini Nandi
(Montana State University)
Title: Adapting to two-way classified structures of hypotheses while controlling the false discovery rate.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.

Oct 19
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Yixiang Wu
(Middle Tenessee State University)
Title: Global dynamics of a Lotka-Volterra competition patch model.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 18
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Jakob Streipel
(WSU)
Title: Low-lying zeros of L-functions.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 13
Analysis Seminar
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Speaker: Ryan Whitehead
Title: A different perspective on moving averages.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 233 or Zoom
Contact: Jakob Streipel at jakob.streipel@wsu.edu if you have questions, or would like the Zoom meeting ID.

Oct 13
Statistics Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Kimihiro Noguchi
(Western Washington University)
Title: Nonparametric Multiple Contrast Testing Procedure and Its Effect Size Modification.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.

Oct 12
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Discussion Leader: Indunil Hewayalage
Article: Indunil Hewayalage will lead a discussion on the paper "The Importance of Symbolic Literacy in Mastering the Language of Mathematics."
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 12
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Joseph H. Tien
(Ohio State University)
Title: From prisons to universities to misinformation: some experiences modeling SARS-CoV-2 dynamics.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 11
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Jack Buttcane
(University of Maine)
Title: Automorphic forms and exponential sums on GL(3) (and beyond).
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 10
Colorado Redistricting Done With Math

(Credit: Jeanne Clelland)

An independent, bipartisan commission has voted to approve a new map for Colorado’s congressional districts, which would divide the state into eight territories with roughly equal populations. The commisssion relied on the results of Daryl DeFord's computational redistricting tool, the GerryChain, to provide a fair outcome. Read more about this in the University of Colorado Boulder Today article, "Can math make redistricting more fair?" The commission used these analysis reports to reach their decision.

Oct 8
Porous Media Seminar - Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Mohammed Aghababaei
(WSU)
Title: Temporal moments in river corridor transport: results for memory function and residence time-dependent model.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Oct 7
AWM Panel Discussion - Spark 327
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Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Hear from a panel of faculty and industry professionals about what it means to be a woman in mathematics. See the event page here. All are welcome, regardless of gender identity. Pizza will be provided!
Date: 10/7/21
Time: 5-6pm
Location: Spark 327

Oct 6
MATH CLUB

Be cool! Come to Math Club!
Daryl DeFord will discuss Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling, one of the main mathemtatical tools used for evaluating political districting plans and describe how these tools are changing the new way lines are being drawn in the current census cycle. Bring a laptop or a pencil!
Date: 10/6/21
Time: 4-5pm
Location: Spark 233

Oct 6
Emeritus Professor Cal Long has passed away
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We are deeply saddened to learn that former department Chairman Professor Cal Long passed away on March 25, 2021. He joined the department in 1956 and retired after 36 years, in 1992. He served as department chair from 1970 to 1978. The annual Long Lecture was established in his honor. Read more about Professor Cal Long.

Oct 6
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Weining Shen
(University of California, Irvine)
Associate Professor Shen's research includes Bayesian methods, high-dimensional models, and applications in biology, disease studies and sports analytics.
Title: Covariance estimation for matrix data analysis.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.

Oct 4-6
5th Workshop on Virus Dynamics
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Registration is now open for the 5th Workshop on Virus Dynamics, October 4-6, 2021. This workshop will bring together virologists and immunologists with mathematical modelers and systems biologists to discuss approaches and challenges in modeling and analyzing different aspects of virus dynamics. The workshop is partnering with Fred Hutch, WSU, and the Society for Mathematical Biology. Associate Professor Elissa Schwartz is a symposium chair.
NOTE: The trainee registration fee for all trainees (graduate students, medical students, postdocs, residents and fellows) is being waived.
Contact: Elissa Schwartz at ejs@wsu.edu for more information.

Oct 5
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Discussion Leader: Robert Ely, U of I
Article: Robert Ely will lead a discussion on a case, or two, in undergraduate mathematics classrooms. There is no article to read ahead of time.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Oct 5
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Veronica Ciocanel
(Duke University)
Title: Modeling and data analysis for filament organization in cell biology.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 29
Analysis Seminar
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Speaker: Katrina Sabochick
Title: A New Proof of a Classical Formula: Integration Tricks and Properties of π²/6.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 233 or Zoom
Contact: Jakob Streipel at jakob.streipel@wsu.edu if you have questions, or would like the Zoom meeting ID.

Sept 29
Statistics Seminar - Spark 212

Speaker: Hongjin Zhang
(WSU)
Title: Inference on the Single Change Point in High Dimensional Linear Regression Models.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu if you have questions.

Sept 28
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Stacey R. Smith
(University of Ottawa)
Title: Modelling the daily risk of Ebola in the presence and absence of a potential vaccine.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 27
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Daryl DeFord
(WSU)
Title: The Discharging Method for Graph Colorings.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 24
Porous Media Seminar - Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Ryan Whitehead
(WSU)
Title: Modeling Swelling Pressure in Mixed-Clay Soils.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Sept 22
Analysis Seminar

Speaker: Brian Becsi
Title: Applications of Squeeze Theorem to Limiting Processes Involving Riemann Integration.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 233
Contact: Jakob Streipel at jakob.streipel@wsu.edu if you have questions.

Sept 22
Statistics Seminar - Spark 212
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Speaker: Xiongzhi Chen
(WSU)
Title: Differential geometry, harmonic analysis, and statistical analysis of non-Euclidean data.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu if you have questions.

Sept 21
Sprinkle in some stats!
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Read the Daily Evergreen article called, "Sprinkle in some stats" where Jan Dasupta, Clark Kogan, Ziyi Chen and Tim Nueumann discuss the WSU's Center for Interdisciplinary Statistics Education and Research (CISER). CISER is available to help all WSU faculty with research statistics.

Sept 21
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Discussion Leader: Ryan Peffer
Article: Attitudes to the Use of Alternative Assessment Methods in Mathematics: A Study with Secondary Mathematics Teachers in Sydney, Australia.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 21
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Eric Shea-Brown
(University of Washington)
Title: Dimensionality in Neural Networks.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 20
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Paula Kimmerling
(WSU)
Title: Dutch Windmills: Recursion and Interlacing.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 15
Analysis Seminar

Speaker: Tariq Alsmadi
Title:Dirichlet problem for the ball.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 233
Contact: Jakob Streipel at jakob.streipel@wsu.edu if you have questions.

Sept 15
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Guilherme Ludwig
(University of Campinas)
Title: Scalable modeling of nonstationary covariance functions with non-folding B-spline deformations.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom information, abstract, or if you have questions.

Sept 14
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Discussion Leader: Blake Nelson
Article: Mathematics Motivation, Anxiety, and Performance in Female Deaf/Hard-of- Hearing and Hearing Students.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 14
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Dan Wilson
(University of Tennessee)
Title: Model Order Reduction of Limit Cycle Oscillators Far Beyond the Weakly Perturbed Limit.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 13
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Jakob Streipel
(WSU)
Title: Diophantine approximation and counting points on curves.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 10
Porous Media Seminar - Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Lynn Schreyer
(WSU)
Title: Modeling Vapor Transport Through Partially Saturated Porous Media.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 8
Analysis Seminar

Speaker: Charles Moore
Title: Differentiation of functions of Bounded Variation.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spark 233
Contact: Jakob Streipel at jakob.streipel@wsu.edu if you have questions.

Sept 8
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Zhenliang Zhang
(Senior staff engineer from XMotors)
Title: Deep Learning in Recommender System and Autonomous Driving.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom information, abstract, or if you have questions.

Sept 7
Math Education Seminar - Spark 233

Discussion Leader: Rob Ely
(University of Idaho)
Article: Join us for an in-person meeting with Rob Ely to work through some intriguing mathematics problems!
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu if you have questions.

Sept 7
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Glenn F. Webb
(Vanderbilt University)
Title: Modelling the Aqueous Transport of an Infectious Pathogen in Regional Communities. Application to the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti in 2010.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Sept 1
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

We will discuss the schedule and topics for the semester.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom information, abstract, or if you have questions.

Sept 1 image of book cover

Professor Alex Khapalov is the author of a new book Bio-Mimetic Swimmers in Incompressible Fluids: Modeling, Well-Posedness, and Controllability.

Sept 1 image of book cover


Associate Professor Jave Pascual is an author of the book Statistical Methods for Reliability Data, published by Wiley. Co-authors are Wiliam Q. Meeker and Luis A. Escobar.

Aug 31
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

The Math Education Seminar will have an informational meeting to discuss the schedule and topics for the semester. All are welcome even if you are not signed up to take the seminar for credit.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: William Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Aug 31
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Audrey Fu
(University of Idaho)
Title: Types of cis- and trans-gene regulation of expression quantitative trait loci across human tissues.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Aug 30
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Vorrapan Chandee
(Kansas State University)
Title: The sixth moment of Dirichlet L-functions without average in the t-aspect.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Aug 24
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Daihai He
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Title: Combining COVID-19 death data and serological survey results to estimate COVID-19 attack rate.
Abstract: click here
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Xueying (Snow) Wang at xueying.wang@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Aug 10
$1.12 million dollar NSF Grant
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Assistant Professor Will Hall has received an NSF grant with colleagues from the College of Education. The four-year $1.12 million dollar grant will help WSU recruit and retain mathematics teachers.
Read more in this WSU News article.

Aug 13
Daryl Deford's Summer Research Team
will release findings

Daryl Deford's 2021 summer research team funded through the UW Data Science for Social Good Program, has released information about their work creating a resource guide to help nonpartisan groups evaluate the fairness of proposed redistricting maps using the GerryChain, a computational redistricting tool. Read about their work and find out how you can join the August 18, 2021 live presentations.

Jul 6 Photo of Silvia Madrid

Silvia Madrid has completed her Ph.D. in mathematics and has accepted a visiting professor position with Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

June 28
New babies!
Photo of Lydia Oliver's baby, Elliott Anne Oliver

Elliott Anne Oliver joined Teaching Assistant Professor Lydia Oliver's family on June 6th. Elliott Anne weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.

Eliot Hall joined Assistant Professor William Hall's family on June 12th. Eliot weighed 7 lbs and was 19 inches long.

June 17
PhD graduate Deb Das
has accepted a position with Baptist
Memorial Healthcare Center

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Graduate student Deb Das has completed her Ph.D. in Statistics and accepted a research scientist position with the NIH funded Baptist Memorial Healthcare Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She will be working on analytical projects as they relate to the work of thoracic oncology research, and will include technical writing and structured analytics work for project abstracts, manuscripts, and grants. Her advisor is Jan Dasgupta.

June 8
Jan Dasgupta is featured in a new
Data is Interdisciplinary series
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Professor Jan Dasgupta recently shared her history of working with data in Tableau for Teaching's new Data is Interdisciplinary series. Tableau is an American interactive data visualization software company focused on business intelligence that is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Read what Jan has to say here.

May 10
Research on Washington State Districting

This summer, Professor Daryl DeFord will be directing an undergraduate research project of Elliot Kimsey, who has won a research scholarship from the College of Arts and Sciences to pursue research in malapportionment in legislative disricting, using Washington State as a case study. He will also be supervising a research team funded through UW’s Data Science for Social Good Program, to focus on ensemble methods to the initial map creation process. Read more.

May 4
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom. James Asare will be discussing the work of Greg Larnell in the attached article, published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2016: More Than Just Skill: Examining Mathematics Identities, Racialized Narratives, and Remediation Among Black Undergraduates.
Link to Seminar Schedule with PDFs of Readings
Please contact Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for more information and the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Apr 27
Diving into Data + Debunking Data Myths
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Join this FREE WORKSHOP!
The North Central Washington (NCW) Tech Alliance and the WSU American Statistical Students Chapter have partnered together to host an engaging one-hour DATA 101 workshop called "Diving into Data + Debunking Data Myths." You will learn how to analyze Twitter data in a variety of ways. This will be an interactive workshop for members only and you can join today at www.gwata.org! For more information on how to register download this flyer.
Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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Join the AMS Ice Cream Social at Ferdinands!
Everyone is invited!

The AMS Club invites you to attend an Ice Cream Social from 12:15-1:45pm! Meet outside Ferdinand's for instructions on acquiring ice cream and then rendevous outside to socialize at a safe distance! Those who attend will receive a FREE mask!
Meeting Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Apr 27
Math Biology Seminar
with Richard Gomulkiewicz
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Richard Gomulkiewicz from the WSU School of Biological Sciences will give a talk titled, "Resistance-proofing Gene Drives for Population Control."
Everyone is welcome. Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Apr 27
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom. Annelise Nielsen will lead a discussion on her current research project in student understanding of proof.
Link to Seminar Schedule with PDFs of Readings
Please contact Dr. Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for more information and the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Apr 23
Porous Media Seminar with
Professor Joseph D. Seymour
(Montana State University)

Professor Joseph D. Seymour, Chemical and Biological Enineering, Center for Biofilm Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, of Montana State University - will discuss how he and Professor Sarah Codd used MRI methods to characterize pore fluid dynamics and microbial growth.
Title: MRI of Mass and Energy Transport: Oxygen Transport in Microbially Impacted Porous Media and Energy Transport by Forced and Natural Convection in Packed Beds.
For an abstract and a Zoom Meeting ID, please contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu.
Time: 4:10pm

Apr 21
Seminar in Statistical Sciences

The Seminar in Statistical Sciences will meet via Zoom with Dr. Snow (Xueying) Wang who is the guest speaker. For an abstract and the Zoom Meeting ID and password, please contact Dr. Xiongzhi Chen at xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu. Everyone is welcome! Title: Stochastic models of infectious diseases in a periodic environment with application to cholera epidemics.
Time and location: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Apr 21
April Trivia Night!

April Trivia Night hosted by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Time and location: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Zoom
Contact Jordan Broussard at jordan.a.miller@wsu.edu for more information!

Apr 20
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom. William Tai will lead a discussion of the article: Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs) as a Bridge Between Engineering Education Research and Mathematics Education Research by Hamilton, Lesh, Lester & Brilleslyper (2008).
Link to Seminar Schedule with PDFs of Readings
Please contact Dr. Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for more information and the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Apr 19
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

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Speaker: Rachel Perrier
Title:: Some Continued Fraction Whimsy
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.

Apr 16
--RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2021--
Porous Media Seminar with
Dr. Brian Wood
(Oregon State University)

Professor Brian Wood, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University, is an expert in upscaling in porous media using volume averaging – taking equations at the microscale (pore scale) and upscaling to obtain effective equations at the macroscale (Darcy scale). He will discuss combining upscaling with machine learning, and applies it to describe mass transport and reaction in bio tissue.
Title: Explicit Physics-Informed Neural Networks for Nonlinear Closure: The Case of Transport in Tissues.
For an abstract and a Zoom Meeting ID, please contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu.
Time: 4:10pm

Apr 15
Colloquim with Dr. Will Hall
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You are invited to join Dr. Will Hall for a colloquium at 4:10pm titled, "Writing (and researching) the self in mathematics teacher education." Please contact him at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom meeting ID and password.

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Don't forget the Weekly AMS TEA!
Every Wednesday! Everyone is invited!

The AMS Club hosts a weekly virtual tea for faculty, students, family and friends every Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:30pm!
Join using Zoom and bring your favorite scrumptious beverage or snack! Feel free to join for the entire time or only part of the time. If you have questions, please send an email to amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu. Hope to see you each Wednesday afternoon!
Zoom Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Apr 14
Seminar in Statistical Sciences

The Seminar in Statistical Sciences will meet via Zoom with Dr. Daryl R. DeFord who is the guest speaker. For an abstract and the Zoom Meeting ID and password, please contact Dr. Xiongzhi Chen at xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu. Everyone is welcome! Title: Ensemble analysis for the 2020 redistricting cycle.
Time and location: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Apr 12
Explainer: What is statistics?
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Leslie New talks statistics and state-space modeling in the March 23, 2021 Science News for Students article called Explainer: What is statistics?

Apr 12
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

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Speaker: Judi McDonald
Title:: A Notion of Orthogonality over Finite Fields
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.

Apr 12
AMS Presents Jackbox Game Night!
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Come join the AMS Club for a night of virtual Jackbox game night! No experience or purchase is necessary, they will explain the rules and provide you with a link to play! Hope to see you there! All are welcome! This fun-filled evening event will take place over Zoom. Please email amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu if you have questions.
Zoom Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Apr 7
AMS - Canvas Workshop
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Join the AMS Club as they host a workshop to prepare for the changeover from Blackboard to Canvas. They will look at the process of transitioning material from Blackboard to Canvas and go over general Canvas logistics. Graduate students and faculty are invited! This will take place over Zoom. Please email amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu if you have questions.
Zoom Time: 4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Apr 7
Dean Johnson - to receive an award
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Scholarly Associate Professor Dean Johnson will receive an award during the August 7-12, 2021 American Statistical Association (ASA) Joint Statistical Meetings conference for a conference session he has organized. Read about the award here.

Apr 6
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom with Amy Roth-McDuffie, from the College of Education, and Will Hall who will talk about two different projects related to undergraduate students deciding to pursue mathematics teaching.
Link to Seminar Schedule with PDFs of Readings
Please contact Dr. Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for more information and the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Apr 5 image of book cover

Dr. Michael Tsatsomeros has published the book, "Matrix Positivity"
Dr. Michael Tsatsomeros is an author of the new book Matrix Positivity, published by Cambridge University Press. Co-authors are Charles R. Johnson, College of William and Mary, Virginia, and and Ronald L. Smith, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Apr 5
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Nathan Green (UCSD)
Title:: Algebraic Independence of Zeta Values of Function Fields of Elliptic Curves
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.

Apr 2
Porous Media Seminar with
Ms. Yingxue Yu
(WSU Crop and Soil Sciences Department)

Ms. Yingxue Yu of the WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences will be speaking on how zoospores disperse in partially saturated porous media, and how knowing this will help prevent a genus of plant pathogens from infecting crops.
Title: Transport Mechanisms of Motile and Nonmotile Phytophthora Cactorum Zoospores in Unsaturated Porous Media.
For an abstract and a Zoom Meeting ID, please contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu.
Time: 4:10pm

Mar 30
Math Biology Seminar
with Dr. Jin Wang, University of
Tennessee at Chatanooga

Dr. Jin Wang from the Department of Mathematics at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will give a talk titled, "A few topics in cholera modeling."
Everyone is welcome. Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Mar 29
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jessica Dickson
Title:: The Production Matrix of a Riordan Array
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.

Mar 24
Seminar in Statistical Sciences

The Seminar in Statistical Sciences will meet via Zoom with speaker Dr. Benjamin Eltzner from University of Goettingen. For an abstract and the Zoom Meeting ID and password, please contact Dr. Xiongzhi Chen at xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu. Everyone is welcome!
Title: Geometrical and Cut Locus Smeariness
Time: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Mar 23
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to discuss the article: Putting the unit in pre-service secondary teachers’ unit circle, by Moore, K., LaForest, K., & Kim, H. J. (2016) Educational Studies in Mathematics. The discussion leader will be Ben Emehiser.
Link to Seminar Schedule with PDFs of Readings
Please contact Dr. Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for more information and the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Mar 23
Math Biology Seminar
with Jordan Culp

WSU graduate student Jordan Culp will give a talk titled, "Phase Models and Weakly Coupled Oscillators."
Everyone is welcome. Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Mar 22
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Michael Tsatsomeros
Title:: Matrix Analysis for Continuous-Time Markov Chains
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.

Mar 19
Porous Media Seminar with
Anthony (TJ) Sorensen
(WSU School of the Environment)

Anthony (TJ) Sorensen, from the WSU School of the Environment, will be discussing how to determine shallow subsurface temperature distributions and heat flux fields of hot springs at Yellowstone National Park!
For an abstract and a Zoom Meeting ID, please contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu.
Time: 4:10pm

Mar 16
AMS Presents Pictionary Game Night!
photo of Pictionary Spring 2021 Game Night invitation

Come join the AMS Club for a night of virtual Pictionary! No experience or purchase is necessary, they will explain the rules and provide you with a link to play! Hope to see you there! All are welcome! This fun-filled evening event will take place over Zoom. Please email amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu if you have questions.
Zoom Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Mar 15
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Nathan Green (UCSD) - RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE
Title: Algebraic Independence of Zeta Values of Function Fields of Elliptic Curves
Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mar 10
Seminar in Statistical Sciences

The Seminar in Statistical Sciences will meet via Zoom with speaker Dr. Alex Ochoa from Duke University. For an abstract and the Zoom Meeting ID and password, please contact Dr. Xiongzhi Chen at xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu. Everyone is welcome!
Title: Statistical models and methods for human genetic data.
Time and location: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Mar 9
Math Biology Seminar
with Ivana Bozic, UW

Ivan Bozic from the University of Washington will give a talk titled, "Mathematical model of colorectal cancer initiation."
Everyone is welcome. Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Mar 8
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Daryl Deford
Title: Gerry Matchings
Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mar 4
Colloquium
with Natash Morrison

The AMS Chapter is hosting a department colloquium! Dr. Natasha Morrison from the University of Victoria will discuss "The Typical Structure of Sets with Small Sumset."
Everyone is welcome. Contact AMS secretary Jessica Dickson if you have a question. Download this flyer for the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time: 4:10pm

Mar 3
Seminar in Statistical Sciences

The Seminar in Statistical Sciences will meet via Zoom with speaker Dr. Wen-Xin Zhou from the Department of Mathematics, University of California at San Diego. For an abstract and the Zoom Meeting ID and password, please contact Dr. Xiongzhi Chen at xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu. Everyone is welcome!
Title: Conquer: Convolution Smoothed Quantile Regression.
Time and location: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Mar 3
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to discuss the research article: Academic Motivation in Calculus (2013), by Blake Nelson. The discussion leader will be Serena Peterson. Link to Seminar Schedule with PDFs of Readings
Please contact Dr. Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for more information and the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Mar 1
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jemin Shim
Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mar 1
Sergey Lapin - more than just numbers!

Dr. Sergey Lapin collaborates with engineers, scientists, medical experts, and mathematicians from around the globe to solve interesting problems. Read the WSU College of Arts and Sciences "More than just numbers" article about Sergey's most recent endeavors and successes.

Learn more about Dr. Lapin and the impetus behind his mathematical career in this Daily Evergreen article, "WSU Professor integrates Russion history, mathematics into lessons."

Feb 26
Porous Media Seminar with
Dr. Howard L. Schreyer
(University of New Mexico)

You are welcome to join a Zoom seminar with Dr. Howard L. Schreyer, emeritus professor of mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico.
Title: A Nonlinear-Viscoelastic-Damage Model for Asphalt Binder Subjected to Static and Cyclic Loading.
For an abstract and a Zoom Meeting ID, please contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu.
Time: 4:10pm

Feb 24
Seminar in Statistical Sciences

The Seminar in Statistical Sciences will meet via Zoom with speaker Dr. Eric Chi from the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University. For an abstract and the Zoom Meeting ID and password, please contact Dr. Xiongzhi Chen at xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu. Everyone is welcome!
Title: Getting your arrays in order with convex optimization.
Time and location: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Feb 24
AMS Presents CODENAMES Game Night!
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Come join the AMS Club for a night of virtual Codenames! The rules will be explained at the beginning of the night and you will be given a link to play! All are welcome! This fun-filled evening event will take place over Zoom. Please email amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu if you have questions.
Zoom Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Feb 22
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Paula Kimmerling
Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Feb 19
Porous Media Seminar
with Dr. Tim Ginn, WSU

You are welcome to join a Zoom seminar with Dr. Tim Ginn of the WSU Pullman Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.
Title: How to make compartment models with almost arvitrary residence time distributions: Add age.
For an abstract and a Zoom Meeting ID, please contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu.
Time: 4:10pm

Feb 18
Mastering Matlab
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Learn how to master Matlab! The AMS club officers will walk you through nifty tips, tricks, and techniques for working in MATLAB! The event will take place over Zoom. Please email amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu if you have questions. Don't miss this opportunity!
Zoom Time: 4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Feb 16
Math Biology Seminar
with Dr. Linda J.S. Allen

Dr. Allen is a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the Texas Tech University. She is internationally recognized for her works in stochastic and deterministic modeling of populations and disease transmission, their applications and education in applied mathematics. She will talk about stochastic multi-patch epidemic models, and the title of her talk is Disease Emergence in Multi-Patch Stochastic Epidemic Models with Demographic and Seasonal Variability.
Everyone is welcome. Contact Dr. Xueying Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Feb 16
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to discuss "Math Education for the Deaf Literature Review and Article" by Blake Nelson. All are welcome!
Please contact Dr. Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for more information and the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Feb 10
Math Modeling Competition

Two teams of WSU students competed in the 100-hour International Math Modeling Competition February 4 - 8, 2021. One team finished in the top 9%. Read about the competition.

Feb 10
Seminar in Statistical Sciences
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The Seminar in Statistical Sciences will meet via Zoom with speaker Dr. Yuan Wang. For an abstract and the Zoom Meeting ID and password, please contact Dr. Xiongzhi Chen at xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu. Everyone is welcome!
Title: Bayesian Spatial Regression with Counting Response
Time and location: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Feb 9
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to review some preliminary data from a pilot research project conducted by John Pawlina regarding how students come to understand mathematical ideas in linear algebra. All are welcome to join the conversation!
Please contact Dr. Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for more information and the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time and location: 4:10 - 5:00pm

Feb 8
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Keshav Aggarwal (University of Maine)
Title: t-aspect subconvexity via delta methods
Click here for the abstract. Contact Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Feb 5
IT'S A BOY!!!

Instructor Emily Sablan is pleased to announce the arrival of her new son, Pierce Lachlan Plummer. Pierce was born on January 25th, 2021 at Pullman Regional Hospital. Both mother and baby are doing well!

Feb 5
Porous Media Seminar
with Dr. Marc Weber, WSU

You are welcome to join a Zoom seminar with Dr. Marc Weber of the WSU Institute of Materials Research on the Pullman campus.
Title: NanoCT 3D Xray Microscopy for Measuring Porosity
For an abstract and a Zoom Meeting ID, please contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu.
Time: 4:10pm

Feb 2
Math Biology Seminar
with Dr. Omar Saucedo

Omar Saucedo from Virginia Tech will give a talk titled, Computing Human to Human Avian Influenza R0 via Transmission Chains and Parameter Estimation.
Everyone is welcome. Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Feb 2
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to discuss the paper "Monster-barring as a Catalyst for Connecting Secondary Algebra to Abstract Algebra" by John Paul Cook (RUME Proceedings 2019).
Please contact Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for more information and the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time and location: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Feb 1
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jakob Streipel
Title: Averages in number theory
Click here for the abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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It's back - the Weekly AMS TEA!
Everyone is invited!

The AMS Club will host its weekly virtual tea for faculty, students, family and friends every Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:30pm!
Join using Zoom and bring your favorite scrumptious beverage or snack! Feel free to join for the entire time or only part of the time. If you have questions, please send an email to amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu. Hope to see you on Wednesday afternoons!
Zoom Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jan 26
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom this afternon for an organizational meeting. All with an interest and desire to read math-ed research and talk about ideas are welcome! At the meeting we will discuss themes for semester readings and schedule any sessions for those who wish to get feedback for their on-going mathematics education research project. If you have any questions please email Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu or Rob Ely at ely@uidaho.edu.
Time and location: 4:10pm

Jan 25
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

This will be an organizational meeting.
Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jan 19
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom

This will be a short organizational meeting.
Everyone is welcome. Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Jan 13
Dr. Sergey Lapin to Model Heart Function
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Scholarly Professor Sergey Lapin has received a grant to collaborate with applied mathematicians, engineers, and cardiovascular physiologits to mathematically model heart function. Read more.

Jan 12 image of book cover

Dr. Judi McDonald's 6th edition of "Linear Algebra and Its Applications" has been published
The 6th edition of Professor Judi McDonald's book Linear Algebra and Its Appplications, 6th Edition has been published by Pearson. Co-authors are David C. Lay, University of Maryland, and Steven R. Lay, from Lee University.

2020 - Department News

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Department Holiday Party!
Everyone is invited!

The AMS, ASA and AWM club members will host a HOLIDAY PARTY over Zoom! Family and friends are welcome to join for games, activities, and socialization! Wear your ugliest sweater for the Ugly Sweater Contest, and bring a typed holiday recipe to participate in a recipe exchange! Don't miss a very special story time when Dr. Moore will read, "The Night Before Christmas!" at the end of the evening! This is a once-in-a-lifetime party! Note: please update Zoom beforehand to take advantage of new features and move at-will between breakout rooms! If you can't make it and still want to have some fun, feel free to email your recipe to Allison Fisher who will compile and share recipes later in the month!
Download the flyer.
Zoom Time: 6:00 p.m.

Dec 7 Dr. Elissa Schwartz hosted a recent
international workshop to increase the
success of women going into STEM careers

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On November 17, 2020, Dr. Elissa Schwartz hosted "The Leaky Pipeline Workshop," an international forum attended by registrants from over 10 countries. The keynote address was presented by Seema Nanda, a mathematician and founder of the nonprofit Leora Trust, which promotes the empowerment of women in India through education. Read more about the workshop here, or scroll down this page to a Nov 17 entry, for more information.

Dec 7
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: David Wu (MIT)
Title: Maximum Likelihood Inference of Random Dot Product Graphs through Conic Programming
Click here for the abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Dec 3

The American Statistical Association (ASA) graduate student chapter will host a competition for graduate students in mathematics or statistics to present their research in a 3 minute slide! The top participant will receive a $100 scholarship award with the opportunity to participate in the College of Arts and Sciences 3-minute competition! The two next best presentations will each receive a $50 scholarship award. A $10 gift card will be given to every participant.
NOTE: You must sign up by November 27th. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/nAaZGXKGXLXrZQpz6. For the Zoom meeting ID and password, or if you have questions, please contact one of these ASA officers: Swarnita Chakraborty, Elizabeth Amona, Justice Nii-Ayitey, or Mahedi Hasan.
Competition Date and Time: Dec. 3rd from 3-5 p.m.

Dec 1
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Adnan Morshed
Title: Characterization of Sub-Micron Vesicles and Virus Mimics
Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Nov 30 How one professor has connected data
analytic students with core classes
and industry professionals
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Dr. Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta, director of the WSU Program in Data Analytics devised a way for students to learn about core classes as well as network with industry professionals at the same time! Read how a fun game worked out.

Nov 30
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Wei-Lun Tsai (University of Virginia)
Title: Equidistribution of Fourier coefficients of weak Maass forms
Click here for the abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Nov 19 AND IT'S GAME NIGHT!!!
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LETS ALL PLAY Among Us!
Everyone is invited!

Join the AMS Club on November 19th at from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening of the hit game Among Us! This is a multiplayer social deduction game where players attempt to identify who are the real “crewmates” and who are the “imposters”. This game can be downloaded for free on your cell phone (and please download it ahead of the event). Don't miss this opportunity to attend (via Zoom)!
Download the flyer.
Zoom Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Nov 19 UI Colloquium Invitation

You are invited to join a University of Idaho (UI) colloquim titled "Feedback control of falling liquid films using a hierarchical model approach. Please contact Melissa Gottschalk for the Zoom meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Zoom Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon (PST)

Nov 17 Workshop - Remedying the
‘Leaky Pipeline’ for Women in STEM

Join us for an evening of collective mentoring! Together we will uncover and begin to break down the most prevalent barriers to progress along STEM careers. This forum will provide discussion, brainstorming, strategizing, mentoring and support of underrepresented individuals in order to facilitate professional development and network building in STEM.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Seema Nanda, a mathematician and founder of the non-profit Leora Trust, a foundation to help advance and promote the empowerment of women in India through education. She will be presenting a talk on her career journey and overcoming hurdles to become a mathematician. Don't miss out!
Activities will include:
* Breakout room discussions on barriers to progressing along the STEM path for women and other underserved groups, with strategic brainstorming.
* Group discussion for networking and setting up the next steps to mend the leaky pipeline.
Register here
Zoom Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (PST)

Nov 16
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

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Speaker: Stephen Coi (Simon Fraser University)
Title: Gap Principle of Divisibility Sequences of Polynomials
Click here for the abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Nov 10
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Jordan Culp
Title: Deterministic and Stochastic Models for the Epidemic Dynamics of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China
Jordan will present deterministic and stochastic models proposed to study the transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China. These results are from a paper (submitted) by Damilola Olabode, Allison Fisher, Angela Tower,Dylan Hull-Nye, Xueying Wang, and Jordan Culp.
Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Nov 9
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

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Speaker: Rizwanur Khan (University of Mississippi)
Title: Subconvexity bounds for twisted L-functions
Click here for the abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Nov 3
Vancouver Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Nathan Kutz
Title: Data-driven model discover and physics-informed learning
Nathan Kutz of the University of Washington Applied Mathematics will be the guest speaker.
Contact Dr. Alex Dimitrov (alex.dimitrov@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nov 2
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

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Speaker: Jing-Jing Huang (University of Nevada, Reno)
Title: Counting rational points close to a manifold
Click here for the seminar page. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Oct 29 photo of Let's Learn LaTeX - Part 2 flier

LET's LEARN \LaTeX! Part 2!
Everyone is invited!

Join the AMS Club on October 29th at 4:10pm for Part 2 of the AMS LaTeX Workshop! Part 2 will focus on how to make figures in this document markup language. All experience levels are welcome to come and learn from graduate student Jakob Streipel. Great news! You do not need to have attended part 1 to participate. Don't miss this opportunity to attend (via Zoom)!
Download the flyer.
Zoom Time: 4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Oct 28 photo of James Asare

Math Grad Student Writes Poetry
Mathematics graduate student James Asare enjoys writing poetry and has written over 300 poems. A story about his love of poetry, "When math and poetry intersect," has been written by Eliza Callis of the Daily Evergreen.

Oct 27 Colloquium
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Bats and Stats: Improving our Understanding of North American Bats through Listening in the Dark
Join the ASA Club on October 27th at 3:10pm for a "meet and greet" pre-colloquium sesssion with Dr. Katherine Banner of Montana State University. Afterward, please join the 4:10 colloquium when Dr. Banner will talk about "Bats and Stats: Improving our Understanding of North American Bats through Listening in the Dark." For the Zoom meeting ID and password, download this flyer. If you have questions please contact Swarnita Chakraborty. This event is sponored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) Club at WSU.
Zoom Times: 3:10pm - Meet and Greet
4:10pm-5:10pm - Colloquium

Oct 26
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jordan Miller
Title: Templates, Arrays, and Overlays
Click here for the seminar page. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Oct 20
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Kasuo Yamazaki
Title: Remarks on PDE models of infectious disease.
Former post-doc research associate faculty member Kazuo Yamazaki, now an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University, will be the guest speaker.
Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Oct 19
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jemin Shim
Title: S(t) associated with the symmetric power L-function
Click here for the seminar page. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Oct 13
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Tomas Gedeon
Title: How to describe, analyze and interrogate dynamics of gene regulatory networks. Tomas Gedeon is from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.
Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Oct 12
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jessica Dickson and Rachel Perrier
Title: Dots-and-Polygons
Click here for the seminar abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Oct 6
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Olga Rumyantseva
Title: Time Series Analysis of Forest Dynamics at the Ecoregion Level.
Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Oct 5
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

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Speaker: Paula Kimmerling
Title: Discrete Quantum Walks vs Continuous Quantum Walks
Click here for the seminar abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Oct 1

The AMS Graduate Student Chapter will host colloquium speaker Chris Godsil from the University of Waterloo.
Title: Continuous Quantum Walks on Graphs
Join this Zoom colloquium for an informative talk.
Download the flyer for more information.
Zoom Time: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Sept 29
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Dr. Xiongzhi Chen
Title: Consistently estimating the signal proportion for multiple testing composite nulls via integral equations.
Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm

Sept 28
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

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Speaker: Dr. Matt Hudelson
Title: Domino Tiling Recurrences
Click here for the seminar abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Sept 24 photo of Let's Learn LaTeX flier

LET's LEARN \LaTeX! Everyone is invited!
Join the AMS Club on September 24th when graduate student Jakob Streipel will give a workshop focused on the basics of LaTeX - a document markup language! Don't miss this opportunity to attend via Zoom!
Download the flyer.
Zoom Time: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Sept 21
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jakob Streipel
Title: Central values and moments of L-functions
Click here for the seminar abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Sept 17
AMS Pictionary Night!
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Let's play Pictionary! Everyone is invited!
Join the AMS Club for a fun night of Pictionary on September 17th!
Download the flyer.
Zoom Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Sept 16
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Moonill Kim in Vienna, Austria
Title: The quantitative understanding of species-dependent dynamics under climate change in East Asian temperate forests.
Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 8:00am

Sept 14
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Daryl Deford
Title: Representations of $SL_2(\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z})$ and spectral properties of Bethe trees
Click here for the seminar abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Sept 8
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Damilola Olabode
Contact Dr. Bob Dillon (rhdillon@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Aug 31
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Sheng-Chi Liu
Title: A GL(3) analog of Selberg's result on S(t).
Click here for the seminar abstract. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Aug 24
Weekly AMS Graduate Student Virtual Tea!
IT'S BACK!
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Join the AMS Club weekly virtual TEA!
Back by popular demand, the weekly AMS tea hosted by our graduate student chapter of AMS, returns this fall. These will occur every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm via Zoom. Feel free to join for part, or all, of the hour block. Grab your favorite beverage and/or snack and chat with other members of our amazing department!
Email amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Zoom Time:2:30pm-3:30pm

Aug 25
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom this afternon for an organizational meeting to formalize the meeting day and time of the seminar and also to chat about potential themes for semester readings. We encourage anyone working on a mathematics education research project to present their current work for feedback – if you’ve got something you want to discuss, please email Will Hall to schedule a time. At other meetings we will discuss current research in mathematics education research along various themes. You do not need expertise in education research to join the conversation!
Please contact Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm

Aug 24
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Organizational Meeting
There will be an organizational meeting on Zoom, if you are interested. Students may register for Math 583 for 1 credit if they attend the weekly seminar.
Click here for the seminar website. Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password, or if you have questions.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Aug 13
CISER bi-monthly statistical forum

Mark your calendar for the August 13th CISER bi-monthly WSU Statistical Forum. The Center for Interdisciplinary Statistical Education and Research (CISER) will host a University-wide problem-solving open forum for WSU researchers struggling with applied statistical problems in research. Read more.

Aug 10
Annie Lu has been selected as a Carson Fellow
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Math major Annie Lu has been selected as a Carson Fellow based on her academic qualifications, statement of research, and Nikolaos Voulgarakis recommendation. She will receive a $2,000 scholarship to help her pursue research. The award is made possible by the Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research Endowed Excellence Fund and is the first university-wide undergraduate research fund that gives preference to recipients who are upper-division students (juniors and seniors).

July 16
Sergey Lapin to enhance STEM
collaboration with Urgench State University
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Professor Sergey Lapin has received a Faculty Small Grant from the Central Asia University Partnership Program (UniCEN) to strengthen STEM research and curricula between WSU and Urgench State University, Uzbekistan. Read more.

July 14
Nairanjana Dasgupta - 2021 president
of the Caucus for Women in Statistics
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Statistics Professor Nairanjana Dasgupta has been elected to serve as the 2021 president of the Caucus for Women in Statistics. Read more.

June 30
Mostafa Rezapour has received the
Craft Family Scholarship from the
College of Arts and Sciences
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Mostafa Rezapour has been selected to receive the Craft Family Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Arnold M. and Atsuko (Onda) Craft to support hard-working students financially and help them become thoughtful and well-informed citizens who pass enlightenment on to others.

June 23
Clark Kogan and Jave Pascual, CO-PIs on $98,770
Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission Grant

Clark Kogan and Jave Pascual of CISER, are Co-PIs on a new $98,770 grant from the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission. Grant to support processing and management of PNW region data on cherry phenology and cold hardiness, construction of statistical models for sweet cherry bud phenology, prediction of lethal temperatures, and model validation based on weekly field data-collection campaign in the fall 2020 and spring 2021. Read more.

June 16
Benjamin Hellwig-Outstanding Senior 2020
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Benjamin Hellwig is the Mathematics and Statistics Outstanding Senior for 2020. Read more about Benjamin here.

June 9
Associate Professor Elissa Schwartz
receives $42,000 Simons Foundation grant
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Associate Professor Elissa Schwartz has received a $42,000 grant from the Simons Foundation. The grant will support research in epidemiology, which will combine mechanistic modeling and mathematical analysis to understand dynamical processes arising in infectious disease epidemiology, virology, and immunology. By uncovering key factors leading a virus to spread across a population or outsmart a host’s immune system, effective control strategies including long-lasting therapies and vaccines can be developed to counteract these effects. The development of effective strategies will allow prediction, management and ultimately prevent future disease outbreaks.

June 9
Assistant Professor Yuan Wang
receives $42,000 Simons Foundation grant
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Assistant Professor Yuan Wang has received a $42,000 grant from the Simons Foundation. The grant will support research in the development of data analysis techniques for the biomedical sciences. Structured data objects such as trees, curves, and shapes often contain rich topological and geometrical information. Novel statistical methods will be developed for the effective and robust learning of the structure information, which can then be used to address challenging problems in biomedical research including cancer detection and neuron connectivity learning.

May 21
Associate Professor Nikolaos Voulgarakis
receives $275,000 NSF grant
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Associate Professor Nikolaos Voulgarakis has received a $275,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop mathematical models to explain how proteins are able to accurately and efficiently read the the genetic code stored in DNA molecules. This fundamental research will lead to an understanding of the functions of DNA, help scientists investigate the causes of certain diseases, and advance drug discovery. Read more about Dr. Voulgarakis' grant here.

May 5
Assistant Professor Will Hall receives
WSU New Faculty Seed Grant

Assistant Professor Will Hall has received a WSU New Faculty Seed Grant for proposed research in mathematics education. The aim of Professor Hall's project is to improve preservice secondary mathematics teachers’ professional identity by (1) connecting them with education professionals via a regional mathematics education conference and (2) having them explicitly investigate their developing professional identity by conducting an autoethnography on what it means to be a mathematics teacher.

May 1
Graduate student Rui Huang
- headed to Georgia
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Graduate student Rachel (Rui) Huang has completed her Ph.D. in applied mathematics after completing an M.S. in computational finance (2015). She is employed by GreenSky, a financial technology company based in Atlanta, Georgia, as a data scientist. GreenSky provides technology to banks and merchants to make loans to consumers for home improvements, solar heat and other purposes. She plans to stay in the data scientist field and study for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. She would like to remain in the finance industry performing credit strategy related work at the management level. Her advisor is Dr. Haijun Li.

Apr 29
Five department members receive
2020 College of Arts and Sciences awards

This academic year, our department received more awards than any other department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Our members represent excellence among professors, staff, and students. Read more about each member and their award.
Ralph Chikhany
Ralph Chikhany
Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student Award
Graduate student Ralph Chikhany has received the Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student Award. This award recognizes graduate students who exhibit exemplary teaching performance in the classroom.

Molly Clayton
Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award
Undergraduate advisor Molly Clayton has received the Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award. This award recognizes undergraduate advisors who effectively facilitate student decision making, continually provide guidance and support to undergraduate students, and exhibit a respectful, caring, and compassionate attitude toward students.
Dr. Sandra Cooper
Sandy Cooper
Tom and Julie Lutz Science and Teaching Excellence Award
Associate Professor Sandy Cooper has received the Tom and Julie Lutz Science and Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes faculty in the sciences who demonstrate exemplary commitment to and excellence in teaching.
Dr. Bala Krishnamoorthy
Bala Krishnamoorty
Interdisciplinary Catalyst Award
Professor Bala Krishnamoorthy has received the Interdisciplinary Catalyst Award. This award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a sustained capacity to bring colleagues together across disciplinary and institutional boundaries in service of shared accomplishments in research, scholarly and creative activity, and/or teaching.

Emily Lewis
Early Career Civil Service Achievement Award
Graduate advisor Emily Lewis has received the Early Career Civil Service Achievement Award. This award recognizes and honors civil service staff members who exemplify outstanding excellence in performance of duties, possess a commitment to teamwork, and inspire excellence in others unusually early in their professional career.

Apr 29
WSU Vancouver senior instructor receives
Chancellor's Award For Advancing Equity

WSU Vancouver senior instructor Rocio Sotomayor has received the WSU Vancouver Chancellor's Award For Advancing Equity. This award honors a faculty or staff member for helping to infuse equity-mindedness throughout the campus and/or helping to build and maintain a safe, welcoming campus environment.

Apr 29
Greetings from former graduate
student, Mohammed Kaabar
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Hello and Go Cougs! from Mohammed Kaabar (M.S. '16, Mathematics). He would like to share this article he recently wrote to help teachers and professors overcome the challenges of online teaching and learning during COVID-19. Mohammed lives in Dubai, after international trips to Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia to gain diverse teaching and research experiences. To read more about Mohammed, search for his name on the News About Our Graduates page.

Apr 29
Graduate student Matthew Jobrack
- headed to New Jersey
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Graduate student Matthew Jobrack has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in mathematics at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, New Jersey, starting September 2020. In this position he will be teaching and developing undergraduate courses in mathematics and statistics, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in data science. He will also continue to pursue his research interests in both number theory and statistics, and will supervise undergraduate and master's research projects in these and other areas. Matthew's graduate advisor is Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu. He also completed a master's degree in statistics and his statistics advisor was Marc Evans.

Apr 29
Professor receives funding from
the WSU Center for Arts and Humanities

Associate Professor Elissa Schwartz has been awarded funding for this coming summer from the Douglas J. Epperson Social Justice Fund from the WSU Center for Arts and Humanities for her proposed work on remedying the “Leaky Pipeline” of women in STEM. Her plan includes development of a workshop and forum to connect underrepresented trainees from WSU and abroad (particularly Africa) with professional development opportunities. This joint venture leverages the interdisciplinary faculty of the WSU Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, other faculty and researchers at WSU with expertise in mathematics and science, and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Apr 28
Two faculty selected as members
of the Provost's Teaching Academy

Professsor Bala Krishnamoorthy and Assistant Professor William Hall have been chosen as new members of the Provost's Teaching Academy. As described on WSU's website, "Membership in the Academy is limited to a select number of faculty with academic responsibilities at the university who have records of sustained excellence in teaching and are recognized for innovation and scholarship in teaching and learning. The mission of the Teaching Academy is to provide university-wide advocacy; human capital and expertise; and resources to enable the faculty of Washington State University to involve students in transformative learning experiences."

Apr 29
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to read and discuss the article, "Value-thinking and location-thinking: Two ways students visualize points and think about graphs - David, Roh, & Sellers (2019)."
Please see the website for the schedule and links to readings. Please contact Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm

Apr 28
Graduate student Syed Badruddoza
- headed to Texas
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Graduate student Syed Badruddoza has accepted an assistant research professor position in agricultural economics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, starting September 2020. His current research looks into the classification of sparse and irregular samples, and retail market analysis with big data. He concurrently completed a master's degree in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics at WSU. Syed’s graduate advisers are Dr. Yuan Wang and Dr. Jan Dasgupta.

Apr 28
Math Biology Seminar

This week's mathematical biology seminar will be presented by Tim Ginn.
Title: So much depends on the red wheelbarrow: Today's second most important Covid-19 epidemiological model, and how to put a clock in it.
Please see the website for the schedule for more information. Contact Nikos Voulgarakis (n.voulgarakis@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time: 4:10pm-5:00pm via Zoom.

Apr 27
Graduate student Yueqiao (Faith) Zhang
- headed to Massachusetts
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Graduate student Yueqiao (Faith) Zhang has completed her doctoral degree in mathematics and has accepted a 3-year visiting assistant professor position with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Faith's advisor is Dr. Michael Tsatsomeros. While completing her Ph.D. in mathematics, she concurrently completed her master's degree in statistics. The advisor for her master's degree was Dr. Xiongzhi Chen.

Apr 27
Graduate student Konstantinos Tsampourakis
- headed to Scotland
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Graduate student Konstantinos (Kostas) Tsampourakis has completed his master's degree in mathematics and has been accepted into the PhD Program in Statistics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where he will be doing research in algorithms for statistical analysis. The University of Edinburgh is ranked 20th in the world by the 2020 QS World University Rankings. It is ranked as the 6th best university in Europe by the U.S. News' Best Global Universities Ranking, and 7th best in Europe by the Times Higher Education Ranking. Kostas' advisor is Dr. Abhishek Kaul.

Apr 27
Graduate student Modhurima Amin
- headed to Texas
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Graduate student Modhurima Amin has completed her master's degree in statistics and her PhD in economics. She has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor of applied econometrics, statistics and data science position in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Her research interests are centered on change points detection in high dimensional models, applied econometrics, and machine learning with a focus on agriculture. Her graduate advisors are Dr. Abhishek Kaul and Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta in our department, and Dr. Jill J. McCluskey in economics.

Apr 27
Graduate student Saleh Aseeri
- returning to Pullman
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Graduate student Saleh Aseeri has completed his master's degree in mathematics at WSU. He has returned to his country of origin for a short time and will be returning to WSU in the fall. He has been accepted into the department's doctoral program in mathematics. Saleh's advisor is Dr. Tom Asaki.

Apr 27
Graduate student Jeffrey Preston
- headed to Washington D.C.
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Graduate student Jeffrey Preston has received his master's degree in statistics. He will be moving to Washington D.C. where he has accepted a job working for the federal government. Jeffrey's advisor is Dr. Jave Pascual.

Apr 27
Graduate student Mostafa Rezapour
- headed to North Carolina

Graduate student Mostafa Rezapour has accepted a teacher scholar postdoctoral fellowship at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. His research interests are at the intersection of optimization and machine learning. He is currently working on a new optimization algorithm using artificial neural-networks. In Iran he ranked number 8 of more than 20,000 students taking the master of science in applied mathematics exam, and number 9 of more than 20,000 students taking the master of science in pure mathematics exam. He will teach at WSU this summer and will begin his postdoc at Wake Forest in the fall. Mostafa's graduate advisor is Dr. Tom Asaki.

Apr 27
Graduate student Megan Wendler
- headed to Colorado

Graduate student Megan Wendler has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in mathematics at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado, starting August 2020. She will be teaching courses (the majority of which will be applied mathematics courses) and supervising undergraduate research projects. Megan's graduate advisor is Dr. Michael Tsatsomeros.

Apr 27
Graduate student Ralph Chikhany
- headed to New York

Graduate student Ralph Chikhany has accepted a position as clinical assistant professor at the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, in the Washington Square campus in Manhattan, New York. His responsibilities will include teaching and coordinating entry level courses through multivariable calculus and linear algebra, training and evaluating new instructors and teaching assistants, and curriculum development and assessment. He plans to continue his ongoing research on the teaching and learning of business mathematics and calculus. Ralph is a former president of the WSU Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA). His graduate adviser is Dr. Will Hall.

Apr 22
Math Ed Seminar

The WSU and UI Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to read and discuss the article, "Consequences of FOIL for undergraduates - Koban & Sisneros (2015)."
Please see the website for the schedule and links to readings. Please contact Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm

Apr 15
Math Ed Seminar

The Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to read and discuss the on-going work of John Pawlina, University of Idaho, titled: "A Study of Student Understandings of the Equation Ax = cx in an IMAGEMath Undergraduate Linear Algebra Class."
Please see the website for the schedule and links to readings. Please contact Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm

Apr 14
Math Biology Seminar

This week's mathematical biology seminar will be presented by Hayden Arcy.
Title: Synthetic collective intelligence
Please see the website for the schedule, and links to abstracts. Contact Nikos Voulgarakis (n.voulgarakis@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Apr 13
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jemin Shim
Click here for the seminar website. Contact Matt Hudelson (mhudelson@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Apr 9
Porous Media Seminar
with Professor Veerle Cnudde

Please join a Zoom seminar with 2020 Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Lectureship Award, Professor Veerle Cnudde of Ghent (Belgium) and Ultrecht University (The Netherlands). Professor Cnudde is a renowned experimentalist in non-destructive pore scale imaging.
Title: Unravelling Pore-Scale Processes in Geomaterials
For an abstract and a Zoom Meeting ID, please contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu.
Time and location: 11:10am to noon
Note: if you would like to schedule a meeting with Professor Cnudde, contact Lynn Schreyer. Dr. Cnudde is 8 hours ahead of our time.

Apr 8
Math Ed Seminar

The Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to discuss, "University Students’ Difficulties in Solving Application Problems in Calculus: Student Perspectives - Klymchuk et al. (2010)."
Please see the website for the schedule and links to readings, and Zoom Meeting ID.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm

Apr 7
Math Biology Seminar

This week's mathematical biology seminar will be presented by Matthew S. Mietchen from the WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.
Title: Hospital Population Interactions Drive Differential Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Dynamics.
Please see the website for the schedule, and links to abstracts. Contact Nikos Voulgarakis (n.voulgarakis@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Apr 1
Math Ed Seminar

The Mathematics Education Seminar will meet via Zoom to discuss, "Foundational ways of thinking for understanding the idea of logarithm - Kuper & Carlson (2020)."
Please see the website for the schedule and links to readings, and Zoom Meeting ID.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm

Apr 1

Undergraduate Research Grant
$2,000 - Apply Now!

An award of up to $2,000 will be granted to qualifying undergraduate students to continue or initiate a research or creative project, under the guidance of a regular faculty member within the College of Arts and Sciences during summer 2020 or fall 2020. Application deadline: April 1, 2020 Click here for information.

Mar 31
Math Biology Seminar

This week's mathematical biology seminar will be presented by Jacob Pennington.
Title: Complementary effects of adaptation and gain control on sound encoding in primary auditory cortex. Please see the website for the schedule, links to abstracts. Contact Nikos Voulgarakis (n.voulgarakis@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID.
Time and location: 4:10pm-5:00pm

Mar 30
AMS Graduate Student Chapter
Virtual Tea!
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Select your favorite beverage and/or scrumptious snack, and drop in any time from 2:00-4:00pm for Virtual Tea with the AMS Graduate Student Chapter! Contact AMS President Jemin Shim (jemin.shim@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID.

Mar 25
Math Ed Seminar

The Mathematics Education Seminar will be discussing, "Strengthening pre-service teachers’ mathematical content knowledge - Hine (2015)."
Please see the website for the schedule and links to readings, and Zoom Meeting ID.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm - Zoom meeting

Mar 24
CANCELLED
39th Annual Ostrom Colloquium

Donald G. Saari - invited guest lecturer
Please join us on Tuesday afternoon March 24th at 4:00pm in SPARK 335 for a department colloquium with Dr. Donald G. Saari. Refreshments will be served in Neill 216 at 3:30pm just prior to the colloquium, and we invite you to meet Dr. Saari. Please join us! Click here for more information, and an abstract.

Mar 24
Math Biology Seminar

This week's mathematical biology seminar will be presented by Dr. Lihong Zhao, an expert in microbiome dynamics, from the university of Idaho..
Title: Eco-evolutionary Dynamics of Microbial Communities.
Please see the website for the schedule and links to abstracts.
Time and location: 4:10-5:00pm
Please contact Xueying Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID.

Mar 23
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jessica Dickson and Rachel Perrier
Today's seminar will be given by Jessica Dickson and Rachel Perrier.
Click here for the seminar website.
Time and location: 4:10pm - please contact Matt Hudelson (mhudelson@wsu.edu) for the Zoom Meeting ID.

Mar 23
CANCELLED
39th Annual Ostrom Lecture
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Donald G. Saari - invited guest lecturer
Please join us March 23rd at 7:00pm in SPARK G45 for an informative lecture by this year's 39th Annual Ostrom invited guest lecturer, Dr. Donald G. Saari. Dr. Saari is an American mathematician, a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics and former Director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include the n-body problem, the Borda count voting system, and application of mathematics to the social sciences. Click here for more information.

Mar 6
Porous Media Seminar

Dr. Alexandre Tartakovsky lab fellow and mathematician from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be talking about solving inverse problems and determining differential equations using the deep neural network method – when it works and when it doesn’t.
Title: Physics-informed deep neural network (DNN) method for solving inverse problems and learning unknown physics.
For more information contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu.
Time and location: 4:10pm in SPARK 212

Mar 5
AWM Invited Guest Speaker - Anna (Amy) Johnston

Interested in speaking with a WSU alumna who works in cryptology? On Marth 5th, AWM is hosting guest speaker Amy Johnston from Juniper Networks. She will give a talk in Spark 335 from 4:30 to 5:30pm, and will also have open time during the day to meet with interested parties. If you would like to meet with Dr. Johnston, either by yourself or with others, please email AWM secretary, Jessica Dickson, at jmdickson@wsu.edu with your preferred times.

Mar 4
Math Ed Seminar

The Mathematics Education Seminar will be discussing, "Determinants of Maths Performance of First-Year Business Administration and Economics Students - Laging & Voßkamp (2018)."
Please see the website for the schedule and links to semester readings.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm at One World Cafe in Moscow

Mar 3
Math Biology Seminar

This week's mathematical biology seminar will be presented by Srijanie Dey.
Title: Towards Replicating the Mouse Visual Cortex in Neuromorphic Hardware. Please see the website for the schedule and links to abstracts.
Time and location: 4:10pm in CLARK 151

Mar 3
Busting Myths of Big Data - Part 1
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Please join Dr. Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta for Part 1 of a two-part workshop series on Data Literacy: "Busting Myths of Big Data" as part of the Professional Development Initiative, from 1-3pm in the CUB 210 Junior Ballroom East. Lunch will be provided.
Please register here for the event.

Mar 2
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Matt Jobrack
Today's seminar will be given by Matt Jobrack.
Click here for the seminar website.
Time and location: 4:10pm in Webster 11.

Feb 29 - Mar 1
DATA SCIENCE AND IMAGE ANALYSIS
CONFERENCE of the Pacific Northwest
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February 29 - March 1
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Washington State University, in cooperation with the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), will host the Data Science and Image Analysis Conference of the Pacific Northwest on the WSU campus in Pullman, Washington, February 29th and March 1st, 2020. Please contact the organizers at datascienceconference@gmail.com with any questions.

Feb 28
Teaching Mathematics in the 21st Century

WSU Vancouver STEM education faculty Dr. Kristin Lesseig and Dr. David Slavit will lead an interactive workshop on, "Teaching Mathematics in the 21st Century" from 1:00-4:00pm.
"We will summarize the critical shifts being called for in K-12 mathematics instruction; examine what productive mathematical discourse looks and sounds like; and explore the implications these shifts have on all of us involved in teacher preparation and mathematics teaching at the university level. The workshop is appropriate for mathematics, science, education, and engineering faculty, education supervisors, mathematics and STEM graduate students, and community partners." You may remotely join the workshop on the Pullman campus in TERR 106, or contact the organizers for the Zoom Meeting ID.

Feb 24
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jakob Steipel
Jakob will discuss Eigenform relations for Hilbert modular forms. Click here for the seminar website.
Time and location: 4:10pm in Webster 11.

Feb 24
AMS Graduate Student Chapter - Tea!
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The AMS Graduate Student Chapter will be holding a monthly tea on the last Monday of every month from 2:30-3:30pm in the Hacker Lounge. Come join us on Monday, February 24th! You are cordially invited to attend!

Feb 21
Porous Media Seminar

Zach Hilliard will be discussing numerical issues with solving the Cahn-Hilliard equation and a new method he developed to cope with the inherent instability.
Title: An Alternative Framework for Solving Cahn-Hilliard Type Equations
Time and location: 4:10pm in SPARK 212

Feb 21
Household composition and the infant
fecal microbiome: The INSPIRE study

Courtney Meehan, assistant professor, Edward Hagen, professor, and Katherine Flores, doctoral candidate, anthropology, and Abhishek Kaul, assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, coauthored with colleagues “Household composition and the infant fecal microbiome: The INSPIRE study” in American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Feb 20
AMS Graduate Student Chapter - Colloquium
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Associate Professor Rob Ely from the University of Idaho will present a colloquium, "Reasoning with Infinite Paradoxes."
Abstract: Join me in exploring some paradoxical results that arise when people imagine infinite processes, including Ross Urns and Aristotle’s Wheel. We will analyze the mental acts we perform as we seek to resolve these paradoxes, and what this tells us about ways that important mathematical distinctions can emerge.
Location: CUE 114
Time: 4:10pm
Please join us for refreshments at 3:30pm in the Hacker Lounge (Neill 216).

Feb 19
Math Ed Seminar

The Mathematics Education Seminar will be discussing, "Students’ Obstacles to Using Riemann Sum Interpretations of the Definite Integral - Wagner (2018)." Please see the website for the schedule and links to semester readings.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm at Paradise Creek in Pullman

Feb 18
Math Biology Seminar
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This week's mathematical biology seminar will be presented by Allison Fisher.
Title: The bidirectionality of the Endocannabinoid system in spike timing dependent plasticity. Please see the website for the schedule and links to abstracts.
Time and location: 4:10pm in CLARK 151

Feb 17
Dr. Jave Pascual - Director of CISER
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Associate Professor Jave Pascual is the new director of The Consortium for Interdisciplinary Statistical Education and Research (CISER). Dr. Pascual replaces Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta who recently became director of Data Analytics. "I always believe that the development of statistical methodology should be motivated by questions on how to properly collect data, analyze it, and derive conclusions from it.  CISER is a perfect venue for researchers across WSU campuses to discuss such issues.  I am excited by the opportunity to be of assistance to WSU researchers and actively participate in such collaborative activities."

Dr. Pascual received his doctorate in statistics from Iowa State University under the guidance of Prof. Bill Meeker, and his research has been mainly in reliability/survival analysis and process monitoring. He looks forward to broadening and expanding CISER's visibility and engagement within the WSU community.

Feb 12
Math Ed Seminar

The Mathematics Education Seminar will be discussing, "Taking the Sociopolitical Turn in Postsecondary Mathematics Education Research - Adiredja & Andrews-Larson (2017)." Please see the website for the schedule and links to semester readings.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm at One World Cafe in Moscow

Feb 7
Porous Media Seminar

Ms. Devi Gurung, a PhD candidate in CEE, will discuss the difficulties and proposed modeling approaches for chemical reactions a a river or stream, which is important to understand before modeling porous media. If you would like an abstract please email Dr. Lynn Schreyer.
Title: Modeling Reactions in Porous Media at the column scale – incorporating Age of Mixing under Post and Pre-Asymptotic Conditions
Time and location: 4:10pm in SPARK 212

Feb 6
Leslie New has coauthored an article

Leslie New, assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, WSU Vancouver, has coauthored “Close encounters of the dolphin kind: Contrasting tourist support for feeding based interactions with concern for dolphin welfare” in ScienceDirect.

Feb 5
Math Ed Seminar - CANCELLED
DUE TO WSU CLOSURE

The Mathematics Education Seminar will be discussing, "Modeling Reactions in Porous Media at the column scale – incorporating Age of Mixing under Post and Pre-Asymptotic Conditions." Please see the website for the schedule and links to semester readings.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm at One World Cafe in Moscow

Feb 4
Math Biology Seminar

This week's mathematical biology seminar will be presented by Yinyun Li.
Title: Modeling the Slow Axonal Transport of Neurofilaments. Please see the website for the schedule and links to abstracts.
Time and location: 4:10pm in CLARK 151

Jan 30
Colloquium: Dr. Fang Han

Please join us for a colloquium with Dr. Fang Han from the University of Washington who will give a talk, "Mathematics Colloquium: Marginal and multivariate ranks, optimal transit theory, and Le Cam." For an abstract click here. Join us for refreshments with Dr. Han at 3:30pm in the Hacker Lounge (Neill 216).
Time and location: 4:10pm in Neill 5W.

Jan 29
Math Ed Seminar

The Mathematics Education Seminar will be discussing, "Experts’ Construction of Mathematical Meaning for Derivatives and Integrals of Complex-Valued Functions - Oehrtman et al. (2019)." Please see the website for the schedule and links to semester readings.
Time and location: 4:30 - 5:30pm at Lumberyard Food Hall

Jan 28
Math Biology Seminar
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This week's mathematical biology seminar will be presented by Damilola Olabode.
Title: Stochastic models for the emergence of HIV-1 drug resistance
Time and location: 4:10pm in CLARK 151

Jan 27
AMS Graduate Student Chapter - Tea!
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The AMS Graduate Student Chapter will be holding a monthly tea on the last Monday of every month from 2:30-3:30pm in the Hacker Lounge. The first tea will be Monday, January 27th! You are cordially invited to attend!

Jan 24
Porous Media Seminar
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WSU professor Dr. Tim Ginn of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be the seminar speaker. If you would like an abstract, please contact Dr. Lynn Schreyer.
Title: Miscimetry in Reactive Transport
Time and location: 4:10pm in SPARK 212

Jan 22
Math Ed Seminar

The Mathematics Education Seminar will have an organizational meeting at One World Cafe in Moscow, ID today from 4:30 - 5:30pm. All are welcome! Please note, this seminar is a joint venture between WSU and the University of Idaho so it meets half in Pullman and half in Moscow. Carpooling can be arranged. If you are interested in carpooling please contact Will Hall.
Time and location: 4:30pm at the One World Cafe in Moscow.

Jan 22
WSU Analysis Seminar

There will be an analysis seminar organizational meeting today. Everyone is welcome!
Time and location: 4:10pm in Neill 3W.

Jan 21
Math Bio Seminar

There will be a math bio seminar organizational meeting today. Everyone is welcome!
Time and location: 4:00pm in ADBF 1002.

Jan 14
Dr. Bala Krishnamoorthy
gives TEDx talk
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TED Talks are all about "Ideas Worth Spreading," and Dr. Bala Krishnamoorthy, WSU Vancouver, recently gave a TEDx Talk on, "Discovering hidden structure in big data" for the TEDxYouth in Camas, Washington. If you would like to view the talk click here.

Jan 1
Dr. Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta
appointed as Director of Data Analytics
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Dr. Najiranjana (Jan) Dasgupta has been appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to serve as Director of Data Analytics for the next two years. Dr. Dasgupta replaces Nella Ludlow who left to take a position at Wright State University. Read the WSU Insider article about Dr. Dasgupta and the Program in Data Analytics.