MATHEMATICS and STATISTICS

2016 - Department News

Feb 11
Colloquium: "Adventures in
Modeling for Policy"

Presented by Dr. Eric Lofgren, Assistant Professor,
of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health,
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W. Refreshments served at
3:30pm in Neill 216.
Feb 10
Seminar: "Regular sets, Cubical Covers
and Set Approximation"

Presented by Dr. Kevin R. Vixie
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Feb 9
Seminar: "Antibody kinetics of
equine infectious anemia
virus infection of horses"

Presented by Dr. Elissa J. Schwartz
at 4:10pm in Webster B8.
Feb 9
Math Club Meeting
Join the Math Club at 5:10pm in Neill Hall
room 216 (Hacker Lounge) for pizza and soda.
Invited speaker is Predrag Tosic, EECS.
Feb 4
Distinguished Speakers Series
"Sparse Matrices for High Performance Graph
Analytics"


Invited speaker: Dr. John R. Gilbert
12:00pm-1:00pm
ETRL, Room 101 (map)

Feb 3
Seminar: "Large Deviation Principle (LDP)
for the Stochastic PDE in
Fluid Mechanics"

Presented by Dr. Kazuo Yamazaki
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Feb 2
Seminar: "Introduction to modeling of
porous media via hybrid mixture
theory and results on flow potentials"

Presented by Dr. Lynn Schreyer
at 4:10pm in Avery Hall, Bundy Reading Room.
Feb 1
Math Circles Game Night - 5-7pm

Bring some junior high and high school
students to MathCircles tonight from
5:00pm-7:00pm in Cleveland 221
for free math puzzle fun and pizza!
Jan 27
Undergrad summer research
opportunity - MSRI"
$3,100 stipend, lodging, meals,
and travel to Berkeley, CA are covered.
Jan 27
Seminar: "Inverse Fractorization
in Complexity Science"
Presented by Matt Challacombe
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Jan 26
Math Club Meeting
Join the Math Club tonight at 5:10pm in Neill Hall
room 216 (Hacker Lounge) for pizza, soda, and planning!
Jan 20
Seminar: "On the Eigenvalues of
Matrix Polynomials"

Presented by Thomas Cameron at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Abstract: It is well known that the eigenvalues for any
unitary matrix lie on the unit circle. In this talk we will
show that the eigenvalues of any matrix polynomial,
with unitary coefficients, lie inside the annulus
{ complex z such that 0.5 <|z|<2 } The foundations
of this result rely on an operator version of Rouche's
theorem, Pellet's theorem, and the intermediate value
theorem.
Jan 19
Seminar: "Morphogenetic functions
of microtubules in plants"

Presented by Dr. Andrei Smertenko
at 4:10pm in Webster B8.
Jan 19
Cryptography, coding, cyber attacks
discussed

Join an informative discussion with the director of the
Math Learning Center, Nathan Hamlin, on January 19th
as he discusses security and defense of quantum computers
at Paradise Creek Brewery from 6-8pm.
Jan 12
Memorial Service for Dr. Ed Pate
7pm at the Kimball Funeral Home

Former mathematics faculty member, Dr. Ed Pate, passed away
on January 2, 2016. Dr. Pate had been a faculty member
at WSU for 35 years, ultimately having his tenure home
in the Voiland School’s bioengineering program where he had
a profound impact on the lives of others. Dr. Pate was well
known for his work in computational and quantitative biology,
with applications to Muscle Physiology, Biophysics and
Biomechanics. Recently, with his collaborators at UCSF, he
identified a “Super-Relaxed State” in muscles and was exploring
the implication of this muscle state on health. Dr Pate’s research
was continuously funded by the NIH for many years. Dr. Pate was
a strong advocate for younger researchers, an intelligent
and deep-thinking individual, and an excellent colleague.
He will be missed by his colleagues at WSU and around the nation.
Obituary
Jan 1
Graduate student Thomas Cameron
has a new addition to his family

Graduate student Thomas Cameron and his wife Kaitlynn
welcomed a new addition to their family on December 30, 2015.
Hudson Abel Cameron weighs 8 pounds 13 ounces
and is 21.25 inches long.
2015
Dec 15
Holiday Party Photos

Click here to view holiday party photos.
Dec 12
Fall 2015 Commencement Photos

Click here to view commencement photos.
Dec 10
Colloquium: "Big Data and The World
of Statistics"

Presented by Dr. Sastry Pantula, Dean of the College of Science
at Oregon State University. The colloquium will be held
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W. Join us for refreshments at 3:30
in the Hacker Lounge, Neill 216.
Dec 9
Seminar: "Gap Distributions &
Homogenous Dynamics"

Presented by Dr. Jayadev Athreya, founder and director of the
Illinois Geometry Lab at UIUC and
Mathematics Lab at the University of Washington.
The seminar will be held at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Join us for refreshments at 3:30 in the Hacker Lounge, Neill 216.
Dec 8
Seminar: "Application of Topology
to Data Analysis"

Presented by Svetlana Lockwood
at 4:10pm in Jackson Hall, room 53.
Dec 8
Visiting Professor Returns
to Hungary

Visiting professor, Dr. Gyorgy Terdik, has finished teaching
Math 510 "Topics in Probability and Statistics," and departed
today to return to Hungary where he will spend the next
few weeks with his family. He will then come back to the U.S.
to teach two quarters at California State University in
San Bernadino, California.
Dec 7
Colloquium: "Control of Certain
Classes of Degenerate
Diffusive Systems"

Presented by Dr. Piermarco Cannarsa of the University of Rome
"Tor Vergata."
The colloquium will be held at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Join us for refreshments at 3:30 in the Hacker Lounge, Neill 216.
Dec 3
Colloquium: "Splittings of Matrices
& Nonnegative Moore-Penrose Inverses"

Presented by Dr. K.C. Sivakumar from Indian Institute of Technology
The colloquium will be held at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Join us for refreshments at 3:30 in the Hacker Lounge, Neill 216.
Dec 2
Seminar: "Differential Geometry
of Curves and Surfaces in Lorentz-Minowski space, Part II"
Presented by Enrique Alvarado
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Dec 1
Seminar: "Using Compartmental and Agent-based Modeling to Understand the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Outbreak in Pullman"

Presented by Dr. Elissa Schwartz
at 4:10pm in Jackson Hall, room 53.
Nov 30
Math Circles Game Night - 5-7pm in the MLC

Know some bored junior high or high school students?
Get them excited about math!
Bring them to MathCircles tonight from 5:00pm-7:00pm
in the MLC (Cleveland 130) for free math puzzle fun and pizza!
Nov 19
Who doesn't love a new baby?!

Graduate student Benjamin Rapone and his wife Erin are the
proud parents of new baby boy Monroe. Monroe came into the
world on November 19th weighing 9 pounds 7 ounces,
and is 21 inches long.
Nov 18
Seminar: "Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces in Lorentz-Minowski space, Part I"
Presented by Yunfeng Hu
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Nov 17
Honoring Nairanjana Dasgupta
Provosts' Featured Faculty Member

Professor Nairanjana Dasgupta was honored as the Provosts'
Featured Faculty Member during the November 7, 2015
football game against Arizone State. Read more
Nov 17
Seminar: "Statistical Analysis of Complex Data Objects"

Presented by Dr. Yuan Wang
at 4:10pm in Jackson Hall, room 53.
Nov 16
Seminar: "Convex Hulls of Matrices and Stability"
Presented by Patrick Torres
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Nov 10
Seminar: "Inferring the Cell Differentiation Trajectory from Single-Cell Gene Expression Data"
Presented by Dr. Audrey Fu, University of Idaho
at 4:10pm in Jackson Hall, room 53.
Nov 9
CLaN Seminar
Presented by Jillian Glassett
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Nov 9
Math Circles Game Night - 5-7pm in the MLC

Know some bored junior high or high school students?
Bring them to MathCircles tonight from 5:00pm-7:00pm
in the MLC (Cleveland 130) for free math puzzle fun and free pizza!
Nov 6
2015 Inland Northwest Math Experience (INME) Photos

Nov 5
Colloquium: "A New Covariance Function
for Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis with Applications"

Presented by visiting faculty member, Dr. Gyorgy Terdik
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Please join us for refreshments at 3:30pm in Neill 216.
Nov 4
PreToM has become a Student Affiliate of
the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

In October this year, the WSU Pre-service Teachers of Mathematics (PreToM) became an official Student Affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). PreToM was nominated for this by the Washington State Math Council. PreToM is now eligible for all services available to NCTM Student Affiliates, which includes opportunities for grants, math tasks for use in MathCircles, connections with other service teachers, and the ability to gain experience as teacher leaders.

WSU student ambassador to the NCTM, Victoria Bay, and advisor Dr. Kimberly Vincent completed the application. A presentation of the charter will be made during the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco in April 2016.

Nov 4
Seminar: "The Probability that Two Samples on a Convex Curve have Disjoint Convex Hulls"

Presented by Yves Nievergelt, Eastern Washington University
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Nov 3
Seminar: "Introduction to differential
equations perturbed by random noise"

Presented by Dr. Kazuo Yamazaki
at 4:10pm in Jackson Hall, room 53.
Nov 2
CLaN Seminar
Presented by Jemin Shim
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Oct 30
Linda Bentley Retires after 25 Years of Service

Graduate Program Coordinator, Linda Bentley, has retired after
25 years of service to Washington State University. Read more.
Oct 27
Seminar: "The Behavior of a Population
Interaction-Diffusion Equation in its
Subcritical Regime"

Presented by Dr. David Wollkind
at 4:10pm in Jackson Hall, room 53.
Oct 26
Seminar: "Three Classical Problems on
Configuration of Points in the Real Plane"
Presented by Stefan Tohaneanu, University of Idaho,
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Oct 22-24
Cougs attend the NW Math Conference

Dr. Kimberly Vincent with students at the NW Mathematics Conference in Whistler B.C. Click here to read more.
Oct 22
The Calvin and Jean Long Colloquium
Presented by Dr. John dePillis, guest lecturer, 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Please join us for refreshments at 3:30pm in Neill 216.
Oct 20
The Calvin and Jean Long Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics

Presented by Dr. John dePillis, guest lecturer, 7:00pm in Webster 17.
A reception with refreshments will immediately follow in Neill 216.
Oct 14
Seminar: "Local Set Approximation"
Presented by Stephen Lewis
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Oct 13
Greetings from Rachael Lund in East Lansing, MI!

Former math instructor Rachael Lund sends greetings
to everyone in the Math Department! She and her husband Kasey
have settled into a new home in East Lansing, Michigan with
baby Sophia. Rachael is teaching Calc 1 and working for the
Center for Instructional Mentoring (CIM) at Michigan State
University, and Kasey is a post doc there working for the
National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab building a cryogenic
gas stopper. Rachael says baby Sophia is now a "crawling machine."
If you would like to see photos of Sophia, please click here.
If you would like Rachael's email address please contact the office
staff.
Oct 13
Seminar: "Mathematical Modeling of sperm
and cilia motility"
Presented by Dr. Robert Dillon
at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Oct 12
Colloquium: "From the Manhattan Project
to Elliptic Curves"

Presented by Dr. Steven J. Miller of Williams College.
4:10pm in Neill 5W. Refreshments at 3:30pm in Neill 216.
Oct 12
Talk: "Extending Pythagoras"
Presented by Dr. Steven J. Miller of Williams College.
1:10pm-2:00pm in WLSH 3.
Oct 8
Lorenz (Larry) T. Biegler
Distinguished Speaker Series in Data Science

7:00pm in CUE 202 - Event Poster
Lorenz (Larry) T. Biegler, Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering
at Carnegie Mellon University, will speak on,
"Physics-based and data-driven modeling for large-scale chemical processes."
Learn more about the Distinguished Speaker Series in Data Science.

Oct 8
Colloquium: "Evaluating the Effectiveness in HIV Prevention Clinical Trials"

Presented by Jingyang Zhang, PhD, of
Fred Hutch, Seattle, Washington at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Refreshments at 3:30pm in Neill 216 (Hacker Lounge). Read abstract.
Oct 7
Seminar: "A Problem of Kolmogorov"
Presented by Dr. Haijun Li, 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Oct 6
Seminar: "Improved Models of Equine Infectious Anemia"
Presented by Dr. Mark Schumaker, 4:10pm in Jackson Hall, Room 53.
Oct 5
Seminar: "Eventually Cone Positive Semigroups of Linear Operators"
Presented by Michael Kasigwa at 4:10pm in Neill Hall 5W.
Sept 30
Seminar: "Poincare's Inequality and Its
Application for Vector Fields"

Presented by Dr. Hong-Ming Yin at 4:10pm in Neill Hall 5W.

Sept 29
Seminar: "An empirically based mathematical
model for the potential role of masting by
introduced bamboos in North American deer
mice population irruptions"

Presented by Dr. Richard Gomulkiewicz, of the WSU School of
Biological Sciences, at 4:10pm in Jackson Hall, room 53.
Sept 28
Seminar: "Constructive Proof of Hessenberg Form"
Presented by Thomas R. Cameron at 4:10pm in Neill Hall 5W.
Sept 25
Math Circle Pre-Launch Meeting
Join an informational meeting with University of Idaho alumnus
Dr. Brandy Wiegers to learn about a new Math Circle Program at WSU.

3:30pm-5:00pm in the Math Learning Center (MLC), Cleveland 130.

Sept 23
Seminar: "Ergodicity for the stochastic partial differential equations of fluid mechanics"
Presented by Dr. Kazuo Yamazaki at 4:10pm in Neill Hall 5W.

Sept 22
Seminar: "Directed evolution of phage lysins:
using mathematical models to explore feasibility/design of new antibacterial drugs"


Presented by Dr. Steve Krone at 4:10pm in Jackson Hall room 53.

Sept 21
Seminar: "Core-Chasing Algorithms for
Eigenvalue Computation"
Presented by Dr. David Watkins at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.

Sept 21
Seminar: "Mathematical Methods in
Metagenomics"
Presented by Dr. David Koslicki, former WSU math student and now
an assistant professor of mathematics at Oregon State University.
3:10-4:00pm videoconferenced through WSU Vancouver. Please go to Jackson 53 (formerly called Murrow West) on the Pullman campus.

Sept 17
Colloquium: "Nearshore Sticky Waters"
Presented by Dr. Juan M. Restrepo from the Mathematics Department
of the University of Arizona, at 4:10pm in Neill 5W. Dr. Restrepo's
team is developing a mathematical model for the fate of oil spills in
nearshore environments and will present an overview of the model.
Refreshments at 3:30pm in the Hacker Lounge (Neill 216).

Sept 16
Michael B. Wakin
Distinguished Speaker Series in Data Science

7:00pm in Cleveland 30E followed by a reception in Neill 216.
Michael B. Wakin, EECS Colorado School of Mines, will speak on,
"Stable Embeddings of Manifold Models: Dimensionality reduction
for signals and systems."
Learn more about the Distinguished Speaker Series in Data Science.

Sept 15
Seminar: "Laminar Development
of the Primary Visual Cortex"
Presented by Dr. Andrew Oster, Department of Mathematics,
Eastern Washington University, at 4:10pm in Jackson Hall, room 53.
Dr. Oster is an expert in computational neurosciences. The seminar
will focus on a developmental model for ocular dominance
column formation.

Sept 14
Kelly and Casey Stratton have a baby boy

Former math graduate Kelly Stratton and her husband Casey (also a Coug) have had their first baby. Conor Stratton was born May 6, 2015 and weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces. Congratulations Kelly and Casey!

Sept 14
CLaN Seminar speaker: Nathan Hamlin
4:10pm in Neill 5W.

Sept 9
Seminar: "The Coarea Formula"
Presented by Dr. Kevin Vixie, at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.

Sept 8
Aren't babies wonderful?
Graduate student Ian Lundholm and his wife have a new baby!
Meet Gavin John Lundholm born on September 8, 2015. Baby
Gavin weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

Sept 8
Seminar: "Finding the Best Classification Rates for Arabic Sign Language Data using Data Analysis Methods"
Presented by Mohammed Kaabar, at 4:10pm in Neill 5W.

Sept 3
Colloquium: "The Modeling of Refugee Movement"
Presented by, Dr. Lynn Schreyer (formerly Lynn Schreyer-Bennethum),
at 4:10pm in Neill Hall 5W.

Please join us for refreshments with Dr. Schreyer at 3:30pm in Neill 216.
Sept 2
Seminar: "Introducing the method of characteristics with the 1-D traffic equation"
Presented by, Stan Swierczek, at 4:10pm in Neill Hall 5W.

Aug 28
Register for INME

Northwest high school and middle schools must register for INME by
October 20th. The Inland Northwest Math Experience (INME) is a day of
cooperative mathematics activities for middle school and high school
students on the WSU Pullman campus. It is held each November; one day for
middle school students and another day for high school students. For
more information please visit Dr. Kim Vincent's homepage.
July 30
$1.8M to improve hip, knee replacements

Professor Nairanjana Dasgupta is a co-PI on an NIH $1.8 million grant to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements. For more information click here.
July 13
Study predicts bird fatalities
at wind facilities
Using mathematics and statistics, assistant professor Leslie New
has developed a model to predict bird fatalities at wind facilities. For more information click here.
July 7
Elissa Schwartz receives first annual award
from the Society for Mathematical Biology
Mathematics assistant professor Elissa Schwartz has received the first annual
award from the Society for Mathematical Biology. The Society for Mathematical Biology, founded in 1973, is an international society which exists to promote and foster interactions between the mathematical and biological sciences.
June 15
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The Board of Regents approved a departmental name change to Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the May 8, 2015 Board of Regents meeting.
June 10
WSU Vancouver instructor Tom Gazzola
has passed away
We are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing this afternoon of WSU Vancouver instructor Tom Gazzola. Last week, Tom sustained critical injuries after being struck by a vehicle while jogging.



Listen to Tom's interview with NPR after his team won the 2015 MIT Mystery Hunt, an annual puzzle competition held in Boston during the Martin Luther King Junior weekend. Read the Oregon Live news release on the accident.
May 15
Assistant professor Elissa Schwartz,
recently Presented a talk at the SIAM Dynamical Systems conference titled, "Modeling Equine Infectious Anemia Virus Infection: Virus Dynamics, Immune Control, and Escape."
May 15
Emeritus professor Duane DeTemple's daughter, Dr. Jill DeTemple, has received the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award from Southern Methodist University

For more information click here.
May 13
Welcome new baby Andrew Liu!

Graduate students' Lili Zhou and Huinan Liu's first child, Andrew Liu,
was born on May 13, 2015. Andrew weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.
May 9
Spring Commencement 2015 - photos

Congratulations graduating seniors! To see photos from the spring 2015 commencement ceremony please click here
May 7
End-of-Year Barbecue 2015 - photos

To see photos from the 2015 end-of-year barbecue please click here
May 7
Mathematics major Chris Marshall has received a $3,000 summer mini-grant from the College of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics major Chris Marshall (right) with clinical associate professor
Sergey Lapin. Chris has received a $3,000 mini-grant from the College of
Arts and Sciences to fund research this summer on the, "Mathematical
modeling of agricultural intensification impact on pest outbreaks and
losses in crop yield." Dr. Lapin will supervise his research.
May 1
David Wollkind has received the 2015 ASWSU Cougar Award.

Professor David Wollkind is the recipient of the second annual ASWSU Cougar Award. This award is given on behalf of the Associated Students of Washington State University to recognize one individual from WSU who has made a postitive impact on the WSU-Pullman community. Read more.
Apr 29
Seminar: "Generalized Gradients in Nonsmooth Analysis"
Presented by, Robert Mifflin, 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Apr 28
Seminar: "The Role of VIX in the Stock Market"
Presented by, Rui Wang, 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Apr 27
Seminar: "Combinatorics of clans and geometry of B orbits on G/K,"
Presented by, Alex Woo from the University of Idaho Mathematics Department, 4:10pm, Neill 5W.
Apr 27
Seminar: "Mathematical Modeling of Integrin Dynamics in Cell Motility: From Stochasticity to Sensitivity"
Presented by, Hannah Callender, 3:10pm via WHETS from WSU Vancouver in Jackson Hall Room 53.
Apr 24
Jeanette Martin has received the 2015 Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching

Senior math instructor Jeanette Martin is the recipient of this year's prestigious Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching. Jeanette uses innovative approaches to help students understand math concepts in classes that range from lower level to higher mathematics. Read more.
Apr 23
2015 Scholarship and Awards Ceremony

Scholarships and awards were Presented to students on April 23rd in Neill 5W.
Read more.
Apr 22
Seminar: "What About Median of Shapes?"
Presented by, Yunfeng Hu, 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Apr 21
Seminar: "Identifying the Conditions under which Antibodies Protect Against Infection by Equine Infectious Anemia Virus,"
Presented by, Elissa Schwartz, 4:15pm in Jackson Hall Room 53.
Apr 20
Seminar: "Modularity of Abelian Surfaces,"
Presented by, Jennifer Johnson-Leung from the University of Idaho Mathematics Department, 4:10pm, Neill 5W.
Apr 16
Colloquium: "Three ways to study number-theoretic sums,"
Presented by, Nigel J. E. Pitt (Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maine), 4:10pm in Neill 5W. Refreshments at 3:30pm in Neill 216.
Apr 16
Sergey Lapin served as an external examiner on an Honors thesis defense at Bates College in Lewiston, Main. He is shown here with the Honors student and other committee members.
Apr 15
Seminar: "Microlocal analysis and x-ray computed tomography,"
Presented by, Linh Nguyen, 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Apr 13
WSU Tri-Cities professor Nikolaos Voulgarakis' students win the "Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Information Sciences" category of SURCA 2015

Apr 13
WSU Vancouver WHETS Seminar: "Finite element methods using discontinuous functions,"
Presented by Jay Gopalakrishnan, 3:10-4:00pm, Jackson 53 (via AMS Videoconferencing).
 
Apr 9
75th Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Results
Two WSU mathematics students participate; Alden Bradford and Michael Newsham. Read more.
 
Apr 8
Seminar: "Nonlocal continuum models of particle systems,"
Presented by
Dr. Alex Panchenko. 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
 
Apr 6
Sergey Lapin met with a delegation from the Shanghai Environmental Bureau and Shanghai Geotechnical Investigations & Design Institute

Sergey Lapin gave a presentation on Mathematical Modeling in Environmental Sciences and the WSU Mathematics Department, to delegates from the Shanghai Environmental Bureau and Shanghai Geotechnical Investigations & Design Institutue in Puyallup, Washington.
Apr 1
An analysis seminar given in a colloquium style titled, "Coalescence in branching processes."
Presented by Krishna B. Athreya, guest lecturer, 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
Mar 27
Using mathematics to predict future cholera outbreaks


Assistant professor Xueying Wang has developed two equation-based models to provide a new and predictive framework for anticipating cholera outbreaks which will help plan for intervention.Read more.
 
Mar 26
Mathematicians build code to take on the toughest cyber attacks


WSU mathematicians design an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Read more.
 
Mar 26
Thirty-Fourth Annual T.G. Ostrom Colloquium
Presented by Dr. Marty Golubitsky, guest lecturer, 4:10pm in Neill 5W. Refreshments served at 3:30pm in Neill 216.
 
Mar 25
Thirty-Fourth Annual T.G. Ostrom Lecture
Presented by Dr. Marty Golubitsky, guest lecturer, 7:00pm in Webster 16. A reception immediately following in Neill 216.
 
Mar 14
Pi Day Celebration!
8:30pm at Dr. Moore's home. Come celebrate pi with pizza, pie, soda, and fun pi games! Read more here.
 
Mar 12
Pi(e) Eating Contest
Come join the Math Club and PreTom Club as they host a Pie Eating Contest in honor of Pi Day, at noon in the CUB Jr. Ballroom. See you there!
Learn more about Pi
 
Mar 11
Seminar: "A World with Less Gaussian,"
Presented by Dr. Haijun Li. 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
 
Mar 10
Taking statistical methods to young children: Jefferson Elementary Statistics Poster Competition
Read More.
 
Mar 5
Statistics professors Jan Dasgupta and Marc Evans have taken the lead to form CISER,
a new data analysis group to advance interdisciplinary research.
 
Mar 4
Seminar: "Shapes, Mean Shapes, Median Shapes and the Multiscale Flat Norm,"
Presented by Dr. Kevin Vixie. 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
 
Feb 25
Seminar: "Kronecker Limit Formulae and Their Applications,"
Presented by Dr. Sheng-Chi Liu. 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
 
Feb 23
Look closely - is baby Sophia counting?

Instructor Rachael Lund and her husband Kasey have a new daughter named Sophia Lund. Sophia was born February 23rd at 7:32am. She weighed 9lbs 10oz and is 20.5 inches long.
 
Feb 19
Colloquium: "Modeling of Correlated Objects with application to Detection of Metastatic Cancer using Functional CT Imaging, "
Presented by Yuan Wang, postdoctoral fellow from The University of Texas, at 4:10pm in Neill 5W. Refreshments at 3:30pm in Neill 216.
 
Feb 18
Seminar: "Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Rayleigh-Bénard Convection in an Aerosol Smoke-Gas Layer: Comparison of Theoretical Predictions with Laboratory Experimental Data,"
Presented by Dr. David Wollkind. 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
 
Feb 17
Will Claire be a future mathematician?

Graduate student Peter Klosterman and his wife Esther, welcomed baby Claire into the world on February 17, 2015 at 8:10am. Claire weighed 6lbs 13oz and measured 19 inches in length.
 
Feb 17
Seminar: "Analysis of the Transmission of Malaria Parasite,"
Presented by James Kehinde. 4:10pm in Jackson Hall Room 53.
 
Feb 12
Colloquium: "Theory and Methods for Tensor Covariance Estimation,"
Presented by David Gerard. 4:10pm in Neill 5W. Refreshments at 3:30pm in Neill 216.
 
Feb 11
Seminar: "Compactness of q-hulls (q<=1) in Banach spaces of type p,"
by Frank Gao. 4:10pm in Neill 5W.
 
Feb 10
Colloquium: "A robust network-constrained penalization approach for integrative analysis with applications in TCGA data,"
Presented by Dr. Cen Wu, post doctoral associate, Yale University School of Public Health. 4:10pm in Neill 5W. Refreshments at 3:30pm in Neill 216.
 
Feb 3
Seminar: "Mathematical Modeling of Cholera Epidemics,"
by Dr. Xueying Wang. 4:10pm in Jackson Hall Room 53.
 
Jan 27
Seminar: "Invariant Signal Processing in Auditory Biological Systems,"
by Dr. Alex Dimitrov. 4:10pm in Jackson Hall Room 53.
 
Jan 27
WSU Math Teacher Wins MIT Puzzle Competition