COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

2023 - News

Dec 8
AMS - Last Tea of the Semester

Join the AMS Graduate Student Chapter for their last tea of the semester! Stop by for free drinks and snacks!
Time: 11:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hacker Lounge/Neill 216
Contact: Contact the AMS Officers (amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu) for more information.

Dec 6
2023 Long Lecture Department Colloquium

Speaker: Stephen Kirkland
(Mathematics, University of Manitoba)
Title: Completion Problems for Kemeny's Constant.
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPARK 335
Refreshments 3:30pm in Neill 216
B B B Abstract: Contact: Contact Scott Troka (scott.troka@wsu.edu) for more information.

Dec 5
The 2023 Long Lecture in Mathematics
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Please join us for the 2023 Calvin and Jean Long Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics. Professor Stephen Kirkland from the University of Manitoba Mathematics Department will give a lecture titled, "Spite, Snakes and Socialites: An Improbably Prelude to Markov Chains," followed by refreshments in the Neill Hall Hacker Lounge. Date: Dec. 5 - Lecture
Time: 7:00 p.m. - Lecture
Location: Cleveland 30
Refreshments: Join us afterward for refreshments in Neill 216 (The Hacker Lounge).
Click here for more information and an abstract.
Contact: Scott Troka (scott.troka@wsu.edu) for more information.

Dec 4
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Hung-Liang Tsai
(WSU)
Title: Short Intervals with Goldbach Numbers.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Nov 29
Statistics Seminar

Speaker: Mengqi Yin
(WSU)
Title: A look at multiplicity through R-power, the probability of correct classification.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Nov 28
Math Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Scott Mckinley
(Tulane University)
Title: Professor Mckinley will talk about fluctuating microparticles in biological fluids.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m., PST
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Nov 27
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Professor Yu-Ru Liu
(University of Waterloo)
Title: Fermat v.s. Waring: an introduction to number theory in function fields.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Nov 17
Luz Rocio Sotomayor - Featured Faculty
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WSU Vancouver Program Leader and Chair of CEDI, Luz Rocio Sotomayor, was recognized as a Provost Featured Faculty Member for her outstanding contributions to WSU, during the November 17th football game at Pullman's Martin Stadium. To read the full write up click here.

Nov 15
Statistics Seminar

Speaker: Wolfgang Polonik
(Statistics Dept, UC Davis)
Title: Multiscale Geometric Feature Extraction.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Nov 15
ASA to Sponsor Department 3MT Thesis Contest

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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 department's 3MT Thesis Contest. First-place winner will receive a $100 gift card, second-place winner $50, and all other participants will each receive a $10 dollar gift card. Top two winners will go on to compete in the CAS 3-Minute-Thesis Competition. If you are interested, complete this form. Find rules here: https://3mt.wsu.edu/rules/i.

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Animal Disease and Biotechnology
Facility Building, Rm 1002.
Contact: ASA Officers (mathstat.asa@wsu.edu)
for more information.
Nov 15 Flier image of information for Statsgiving

The ASA Club will host STATSGIVING - a time for socialization and refreshments. Pizza from Pizza Perfection, along with donuts and drinks, will be provided.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland 130 (MLC)
Contact: ASA Officers (mathstat.asa@wsu.edu)
for more information.

Nov 14
Math Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Xinyue Zhao
(University of Tennessee)
Title: Stability and bifurcation analysis of PDE models with biological applications.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m., PST
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Nov 13
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Professor Hirotachi Abo
(University of Idaho)
Title: On the rank of a partially symmetric tensor.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Nov 13
AWM Math Jeopardy-CANCELLED
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Join fellow mathematicians to play a slightly competitive game of math-themed Jeopardy. Sandwiches from Jimmy Johns, chips, and a beverage will be provided. Feel free to come and go. Information about potential AWM merchandise and spring plans will also be discussed.
(CANCELLED - to be rescheduled at a later date). Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland 130C
Contact: Contact Hannah Boucher (hannah.boucher@wsu.edu) for more information.

Nov 9
Joshua Schiffer
Colloquium
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Please join us for a colloquium with Joshua Schiffer, Fred Hutch Cancer Center.
Title: Modeling Antiviral Therapy for SARS-CoV-2.
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Location: SPARK 333
Abstract: May be found here.
Reception: Please join us for refreshments at 3:30pm in the Neill Hall Hacker Lounge (Neill 216) prior to the colloquium.
Contact: Scott Troka (scott.troka@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Nov 8
Statistics Seminar

Speaker: Yingzi Li
(Senior Data Scientist, Schnuck Markets)
Title: Navigating the Path to Industry: Preparing for a Data Scientist Role.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Nov 7
Math Biology Seminar

Speaker: Stacey R. Smith?
(University of Ottawa)
Title: Are new vaccines likely to make things worse?
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Nov 6
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Seong Park
Title: Copositive Range and Copositivity Preservers.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Nov 3 Photo of an invitation to join the AMS Math Trivia Event

American Math Society Chapter (AMS) is hosting a Math Trivia event! See how much math trivia you know and earn bragging rights!
Date: Friday, 11/3/23
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Hacker Lounge (Neill 216)
Contact: Contact the AMS Officers (amsgsc.rso@wsu.edu) for more information.

Nov 1
Statistics Seminar
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Speaker: Andris Bibelnieks
(WSU)
Title: Methods for Estimating Unmarked Animal Abundance: Robustness Results & Extensions From Marketing Science.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Nov 1, 8
R (and R Studio) Workshop

The Center for Interdisciplinary Statistical Education and Research (CISER) will host an R Workshop. This two part workshop will be split into a data manipulation session (Nov 1) and an analysis session (Nov 8) for an hour and a half each. The workshop will give people comfortability with writing functions and manipulating data within R. Download R and R Studio prior to the workshop. Sign up here.
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: WEBS 16
Contact: Contact CISER (ciser.info@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you would like to join by Zoom.

Oct 31
Math Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Sean Lawley
(University of Utah)
Title: Can we get rid of menopause? Stochastic modeling of ovarian aging and procedures for menopause delay.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 30
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Jared Brannan
Title: Semialgebraic Sets with Applications in Nonnegative Matrix Theory.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Oct 26
AWM October Pumpkin-Painting!
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Join club members to paint pumpkins as well as enjoy some snacks. Mini-pumpkins and paint will be provided as a celebration of Halloween. You don't have to identify as a woman to attend - all are welcome!
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland 130C
Contact: Contact Hannah Boucher (hannah.boucher@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 25
Statistics Seminar
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Speaker: Debasmita (Deb) Das
(Merck Pharmaceuticals)
Title: A Model Based Study for Gene Therapy in Haemophilia.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 24
Math Biology Seminar

Speaker: Rachidi Salako
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Title: Effects of total containment on epidemics.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 23
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Benjamin Clark
Title: The cone of polynomials that preserve nonnegative matrices.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Oct 21 Photo of an invitation to join the AMS Star Party Event

CANCELLED - American Math Society Chapter (AMS) Star Viewing Party!
Date: Saturday, 10/21/23
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Jewett Observatory
Contact: Contact the AMS Officers for more information.

Oct 19
Enrique Alvarado
Colloquium
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Title: Towards overcoming low-regularity
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: CUE 114
Abstract: May be found here.
Contact: Scott Troka (scott.troka@wsu.edu) if you have questions.
Reception: Please join us for refreshments at 3:30pm in the Neill Hall Hacker Lounge (Neill 216) prior to the colloquium.

Oct 18
Statistics Seminar

Speaker: Zhiwu Zhang
(WSU Crop and Soil Sciences)
Title: Confusion and Prospection of Genomic Prediction to Incorporate Genome-Wide Association Study.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 17
Math Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Hayriye Gulbudak
(University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Title: Across scale disease dynamics and validating with data.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 13
Vancouver Math Seminar
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Speaker: Xiongzhi Chen
Title: Geometry, Statistics, and Learning.
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Nick Strigul (nick.strigul@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 13 Photo of an invitation to the Integrals and Ice Cream Event

What's math without a sweet reward? The American Math Society Student Chapter is hosting "Integrals and Ice Cream!" an event for individuals of all levels of mathematical ability. Ferdinand's Ice Cream will cater the event so that as you conquer integrals, you'll also be treated to some of the finest ice cream flavors around.
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Hacker Lounge (Neill 216)
Contact: Contact the AMS Officers for more information.

Oct 10
Math Biology Seminar

Speaker: Salihu Sabiu Musa
(University of Massachusetts)
Title: Modeling of Large-Scale Lassa Fever Epidemics in Nigeria.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 9
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Alexandra Johnson
Title: Introduction to Tensors in Linear Algebra.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Oct 6
ASA Statistics Social!

The ASA will hold a social hour with Jimmy John sandwiches and other treats. Everyone is welcome! Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hacker Lounge, Neill 216
Contact: Contact Mahedi Hasan (mdmahedi.hasan@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 4
Statistics Seminar

Speaker: Vasilis Pavlopoulos
(University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL)
Title: Adaptive Change Point Inference Under Covariance Structure Change.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 3
Math Biology Seminar

Speaker: Collin Parker
Title: A brief overview of stochastic epidemic models (and how they compare to deterministic ODE models).
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Oct 2
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Zhining Wei
(Brown University)
Title: On Mobius functions from automorphic forms and a generalized Sarnak's conjecture.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Meeting
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Sept 29
CISER Tea

The Center for Interdisciplinary Statistical Education and Research (CISER) will host a CISER Tea to give WSU researchers an opportunity to discuss their research with other researchers on campus, meet the CISER team and statistics faculty, and possibly forge research collaborations. For questions, please contact Dean Johnson (dean_johnson@wsu.edu) or Trey DeJong (trey.dejong@wsu.edu).
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hacker Lounge (Neill 216)

Sept 28
Colloquium - all are Welcome!
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Speaker: Daryl DeFord
Title: Optimizing Tradeoffs in Redistricting and Within-Cycle Malapportionment.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Location: SPRK 339
Refreshments: Join us for refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in the Hacker Lounge (Neill 216).
Contact: Contact Scott Troka (scott.troka@wsu.edu) for more information.
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Sept 27
Statistics Seminar
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Speaker: Serena Peterson
Title: Mathematics Placement and Pathways: A Data-Backed Exploration.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Sept 26
Math Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Esteban Hernandez-Vargas
(University of Idaho)
Title: Topological Data Analysis Informing parameter Estimation of Differential Equations towards Aging Theory in Viral Infections.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Sept 25
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Saxton Wilson
Title: On Classical, Irredundant, and Mixed Ramsey Numbers.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Sept 20
Statistics Seminar
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Speaker: Chencheng Cai
Title: KoPA: Automated Kronecker Product Approximation.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Sept 20
AWM September Meeting
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Meet the new Association for Women in Mathematics officers, enjoy some food, play some games and hear about upcoming events. All are welcome! Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland 130C
Contact: Contact Hannah Boucher (hannah.boucher@wsu.edu) for more information.

Sept 20
Math Education Seminar

Title: Article discussion by Blake.
Time: 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Neill 106W - subject to change
Contact: Contact Annie Wilhelm (anne.wilhelm@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage.

Sept 19
Math Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Indunil Hewage
Title: Revisiting backward bifurcations in epidemiological models: A brief overview.
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Location: WEBS B8
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Sept 18
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: George Filholm
Title: Knots in Physics.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Sept 13
Statistics Seminar
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Speaker: Professor Victor Patranganeru
(Florida State University, Tallahassee)
Title: Frechet function based nonparametric inference for means, antimeans, and mean change.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: SPRK 333
Contact: Contact Krishna Jandhyala (jandhyala@wsu.edu) for more information.

Sept 12
Math Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Angela Tower
Title: Understanding the effects of antiviral treatment(s) on influenza virus with human challenge data.
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Location: WEBS B8
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Sept 11
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Patrick Gambill
Title: Omega, Oof, Ono, and Other "Numbers."
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Sept 10
Does the first serve in pickleball
give you an advantage?
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Most people think the team to serve first in pickleball will have an advantage, but new research by Assistant Professor Daryl DeFord and University of Utah Professor Emeritus Stewart Ethier says differently. In their 25-page mathematical analysis, "Does the first-serving team have a structural advantage in pickleball?" they show that the existence and extent of that advantage depends on the scoring system and the number of points needed to win. Read this pickleball article discussing DeFord and Ethier's recent arXiv preprint.

Sept 8
AMS Tea - Bring Your Own Mug!
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Join the AMS Graduate Student Chapter Club this Friday for tea and snacks! Bring your fanciest mug, but if you don't have one, there will be plenty of extras! Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Hacker Lounge (Neill 216)

Sept 5
Math Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Star Oje
Title: Exploring Mathematical Models in Malaria Transmission Dynamics.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: WEBS B8
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Sept 6
First Fall ASA Statistics Social!

The ASA Grad Club will hold its first monthly "ASA Statistics Social" for the fall semester! You are cordially invited to attend. Come socialize with new graduate students and enjoy sandwiches from Jimmy John's!
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hacker Lounge, Neill 126
Contact: Contact Mahedi Hasan (mdmahedi.hasan@wsu.edu) for more information.

Sept 1
Christy Jacobs to join the Provost's
Leadership Academy Program
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Christy Jacobs has been accepted into the Provost's Leadership Academy, a program that recognizes and builds the next generation of University leaders. The program is designed to help faculty develop self-awareness, confidence, and leadership skills, while also connecting them with other university leaders. Department faculty who have participated in the program in the past are: Emily Sablan, Matt Hudelson, Lynn Schreyer, Judi McDonald, Sergey Lapin, Bala Krishnamoorthy, and Rocio Sotomayor.

Aug 29
Math Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Xueying (Snow) Wang
Title: An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of COVID-19.
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Location: WEBS B8
Contact: Contact Xueying (Snow) Wang (xueying.wang@wsu.edu) for more information.

Aug 28
Theory and Applications of
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Nicholas Jones
Title: Determinants and Analytic Functions.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Aug 22
Math Biology Seminar

Title: Organizational Meeting
Time: 4:20 pm
Location: Webster B8
Contact: Contact Snow (Xueying) Wang (xueying.want@wsu.edu) for more information.

Aug 21
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Organizational Meeting
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for more information.
Seminar webpage

Aug 21
Sergey Lapin appointed
Vice Chancellor of Research
at WSU Everett

Mathematics Professor and Associate Director of the Program in Data Analytics at WSU Everett, Sergey Lapin, has been appointed as Vice Chancellor of Research at WSU Everett.

July 17
Nairanjana Dasgupta has been
elected into the Washington State
Academy of Sciences
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In honor of Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta's work within the state of Washington, she has been elected into the Washington State Academy of Sciences. This year 29 new members will be inducted at the 16th Annual Members Meeting in Spokane on September 13, 2023. Read more.

June 28
Mathematics, statistics,
and computational methods
played a role in the
Supreme Court's decision
about redistricting in Alabama
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Daryl DeFord, along with Dara Gold and Amy Becker, wrote an amicus brief quoted in the ruling of Allen v. Milligan, the recent Supreme Court case about gerrymandering in Alabama. The brief centers on mathematics, statistics, and computational methods to evaluate claims and establish baselines in gerrymandering cases. Specifically, it discussed how sampling and optimization relate to the Gingles criteria for evaluating districting plans with respect to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and is referenced on pages 34-36 of the majority opinion.

June 5
Julie Lutz has left $1 million
to WSU
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Julie Lutz, department chairman from 1992 - 1996, has left $1 million to the College of Arts and Sciences. WSU Insider article.

June 1
Daryl DeFord Discusses
Algorithms and
Gerrymandering
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Daryl DeFord recently discussed mathematics and gerrymandering in a Quanta Magazine article, How Math Has Changed The Shape of Gerrymandering.

May 20
Faculty Co-Author Book
Chapter

Alexander Dimitrov, associate professor, William Hall, assistant professor, Sergey Lapin, professor, and Jacob Pennington, graduate student, co-authored a chapter in the book Mathematics Research for the Beginning Student.

May 19
2023 Spring Picnic Photos
grad students at end of the year picnic

Click here to see photos from the 2023 end of year spring picnic.

May 19
Valliappa Lakshmanan
Colloquium

Valliappa Lakshmanan will discuss generative artificial intelligence and its impact on the world.
Title: Generative AI: The Next Frontier in Artificial Intelligence
Friday: 5/19 at 3:00pm
Location: SPARK 335
Abstract: May be found here.
Contact: Nairanjana Dasgupta (dasgupta@wsu.edu) if you have questions.
Reception: Please join us for refreshments at 2:30pm in the Neill Hall Hacker Lounge (Neill 216) prior to the colloquium.

May 12
Data Literacy Playshops
Students make posters with their parents and a facilitator at the playshop

Read this WSU Insider article about data playshops. Nairanjana "Jan" Dasgupta has conceived and created data playshops to increase children's comfort and understanding about data.

May 6
2023 Spring Commencement
Photos
Photo of graduates at 2023 spring commencement

Click here to see photos from spring commencement 2023.

May 6
Madison Neyland
Recipient of a WSU Top Ten
Senior Award and CAS
Outstanding Senior Award
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Graduating mathematics senior Madison Neyland has received a WSU 2023 Top Ten Senior Award in Academics, as well as a CAS Outstanding Senior Award. Read about Madison.

May 1
Former Faculty Member
Has Passed Away

With sadness we have learned that faculty member Samuel Cundiff Saunders passed away on January 22, 2023. Read Sam's obituary.

May 1
Faculty Revise Foundational
Math Courses

Emily Sabland Christy Jacobs have been awarded a 2023-2024 Smith Teaching and Learning Grant to increase student achievement. They will use it to revise foundational math courses. Read more.

May 1
AWM - Grab-and-Go Treats

Please join the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Student Chapter at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1st, for some donuts, Starbucks coffee, and flavored Lotus energy drinks. Come back later in the day at 4:00pm for some Panda Express! All are welcome!
Location: MLC Tutor Office
Contact: Contact Serena Peterson (serena.peterson@wsu.edu)

Apr 30
Hong-Ming Yin
Publishes Book
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Professor Hong-Ming Yin has published Partial Differential Equations and Applications, with Elsevier.

Apr 30
Mike Jacroux
Publishes Book
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Emeritus Professor Mike Jacroux has published A Non-Least Squares Approach to Linear Models, with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Apr 30
Student Spotlight
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Graduating senior, Elliott Kimsey, is the subject of a recent Student Spotlights Data Analytics news article. Read about his experience! His research advisor and project mentor is Daryl DeFord.

Apr 30
Travel Award
Application Deadline

The department is releasing a second round of faculty travel awards; three awards of $2,000 will be given. The application deadline is April 30th for travel in the summer or fall of 2023. More information may be found here.

Apr 27
Judi McDonald Nominated
for Global Campus Award

Professor Judi McDonald has been nominated for the Global Campus Excellence in Online Teaching Award! Read more.

Apr 27
International Linear Algebra Society
Publishes Video Podcast by Daryl DeFord
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The International Linear Algebra Society has published a podcast of Daryl DeFord on Applications of Linear Algebra to Graph Theory and Network Science as one of its monthly video podcasts.

Apr 27
Thomas Hillen - Post-Ostrom Colloquium

Please join us for a post-Ostrom department colloquium with Thomas Hillen, University of Alberta. Professor Hillen, is the invited guest speaker for the 40th Annual Ostrom Lecture. Please join us for an informative and interesting lecture. All are welcome!
Title: Mathematical Modelling of Cancer Stem Cells
Thursday: 4/27 at 4:10pm
Location: Cleveland 30
Abstract: May be found here.
Contact: Amber Stotts (amber.stotts@wsu.edu) if you have questions.
Reception: Please join us for refreshments at 3:30pm in the Neill Hall Hacker Lounge prior to the colloquium.

Apr 26
Thomas Hillen - Ostrom Lecture
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Thomas Hillen, University of Alberta, is the invited guest lecturer for the 40th Annual Ostrom Lecture. Please join us for an informative and interesting lecture. All are welcome!
Title: Mathematical Oncology of Brain Cancer
Wednesday: 4/26 at 7:00pm
Location: SPARK G45
Contact: Amber Stotts (amber.stotts@wsu.edu) if you have questions.
Reception: Please join us for refreshments in the Neill Hall Hacker Lounge immediately following the lecture.

Apr 25
Alumna Valerie Cheathon has
received a WSU MLK Award

Math alumna Valerie Cheathon, founder of I AM STEM ABLE, LLC, has received a WSU MLK Community, Equity, and Social Justice Award. This award recognizes individuals and groups that work toward a climate of inclusive excellence through activism, advocacy, academic endeavors, mentoring, program creation, public service, research, or teaching.

Apr 25
Mathematica Workshop

Speakers: Judi McDonald and Alex Dimitrov
Professors' Judi McDonald and Alex Dimitrov will give a guided hands-on workshop covering Mathematica. This will also be available via Zoom.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: Webster B12, or Zoom
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.

Apr 25
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Allison Roberson
Title: Allison will speark about applications to motivate teaching mathematics.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Neill's Coffee & Ice Cream
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Apr 23-25
Daryl DeFord and the
AMS Engaged Pedagogy Series
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Daryl DeFord will be presenting as a part of the American Mathematical Society's (AMS) new Engaged Pedagogy Series 4/23-4/25. This is the first set of seminars put on by the AMS to support student engagement and pedagogical practices. DeFord will give presentations on the mathematics of gerrymandering and computational redistricting as a part of the broader topic of Mathematical Foundations for Democratic Processes.

Apr 21
ASA Ice Cream Social

The ASA graduate chapter is hosting an ice cream social from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Hacker Lounge. This well be Ferdinand's ice cream with different toppings!
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Neill 216

Apr 21
Sergey Lapin Receives
President's Leadership Award

Professor Sergey Lapin, associate director of the program in data analytics at WSU Everett, has received a WSU President's Award for Leadership for 2023. This honor recognizes top leaders at WSU. Meet past award recipients.

Apr 19
Statistics Seminar

Speaker: Lizhen Lin
(University of Notre Dame)
Title: Adaptive variational Bayes: Optimality, computation and applications.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Contact Daryl DeFord (daryl.deford@wsu.edu) for Zoom information, or if you have questions.

Apr 17
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Pan Yan
(University of Arizona)
Title: L-function for Sp(4)xGL(2) via a non-unique model.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

Apr 17
Statistics Seminar

Speaker: Emily Casleton
(Los Alamos National Lab)
Title: Working at LANL. Emily will talk about her group's work doing statistical modeling and the broader work taking place at LANL. She will also talk about career paths and internship possibilities in the national labs.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Webster 11
Contact: Contact Daryl DeFord (daryl.deford@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Apr 14
Hasan Mahedi Receives GPSA Award
and President's Award for
Leadership for a Graduate Student

Graduate student Hasan Mahedi has received the 2022-2023 GPSA Excellence Award as a top Graduate Student Instructor. In recognition of his work with the GPSA and the American Statistical Association (ASA) Club, he has also received the President's Award for Leadership for a Graduate Student, for "demonstrating exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community as well as for leadership development in WSU students.” He is advised by Daryl DeFord. More about the awards.

Apr 14
Porous Media Seminar
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Speaker: Malgorzata Peszynska
(Oregon State University)
Title: Modeling Processes in (thawing) permafrost?
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 or Zoom
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Apr 12
D4: Discuss, Discourse, Disseminate
with Data: 2022-2023

Please join the D4 PNNL-WSU Joint Seminar Series with PNNL speaker, Luke Durell. The title of his talk is: Functional Analysis for Optimal Aluminum-Steel Welds, which will be followed by an open discussion and summary.
Title: Functional Analysis for Optimal Aluminum-Steel Welds
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Zoom - click the Zoom link in this flier, or contact Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta for the link at: dasgupta@wsu.edu.

Apr 11
Scholarship & Awards Ceremony
Photos Are Now Online

2023 Scholarship and Awards Ceremony photos are now online.

Apr 11
Faculty Receive Grant

Emily Sablan and Christy Jacobs have received a Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Grant from the Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement for their proposal "Improving STEM Pathways -- Math 100".

Apr 11
Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta Receives
Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor Jan Dasgupta has received the Yang Liu Award for Exellence in Teaching International Students. More about the award.

Apr 10
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Alia Hamieh
(University of Northern British Columbia)
Title: Distribution of Values of Logarithmic Derivatives of L-functions.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

Apr 7
ASA Statistics Social Tea!
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Faculty and grad students are invited to an ASA Statistics Social! Jimmy John sandwiches will be served!
Time: Noon - 1:00pm
Location: Hacker Lounge, Neill 216
Contact: Contact Mahedi Hasan (mdmahedi.hasan@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Apr 7
Porous Media Seminar
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Speaker: Guang Lin
(Purdue University. Director, Data Science Consulting Service)
Title: Towards Third Wave AI: Interpretable, Robust Trustworthy Machine Learning for Diverse Applications in Science and Engineering.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 or Zoom
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Apr 6
Claudia Pacioni
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Teaching Assistant Professor Claudia Pacioni, passed away peacefully this morning with her two children by her side. Claudia was a dedicated teacher who had served the students of WSU since 1999. She was a wonderful colleague and will be greatly missed.

Apr 6
Department Colloquium
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Speaker: Tony Chiang
(PNNL)
Title: Deep Nets Realized as Linear Models
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: SPARK 339
Contact: Contact Daryl DeFord (daryl.deford@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Apr 5
Statistics Seminar

Speaker: Tony Chiang
(PNNL)
Title: Working at PNNL. Geared toward students at any level, Dr. Tony Chiang will discuss PNNL careers, research, internships, and how he uses mathematics, statistics, and machine learning in his research at PNNL.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: CUE 114
Contact: Contact Daryl DeFord (daryl.deford@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Apr 3
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Seong Jun Park
(WSU)
Title: Copositive Matrix and Copositive Range.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

Apr 3
Math Major Eric Simpson Received
Best Poster at PiMUC

Undergraduate Eric Simpson presented his research at the Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference (PiMUC) on April 1st, at Gonzaga University, and received Best Poster Award. The title of the poster was, "Dynamics of Voting Networks: Implications for Fairness, Representation, and Accountability." Eric works on research with Daryl DeFord. If you would like more information about PiMUC you may contact WSU alumni Bonni Dichone (dichone@gonzaga.edu) or Amy Yielding (ayielding@eou.edu).

Apr 1
Zach Fendler to give talk
at PiMUC

Undergraduate student Zach Fendler will give a talk at the Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference (PiMUC) on April 1st, at Gonzaga University. PiMUC provides a venue for undergraduates to present their work on research projects, senior capstones, and mathematical contest results. Zach works on research with Professor V.S. Manoranjan. If you would like more information about PiMUC you may contact WSU alumni Bonni Dichone (dichone@gonzaga.edu) or Amy Yielding (ayielding@eou.edu).

Apr 1
Eric Simpson to give talk
at PiMUC

Undergraduate student Eric Simpson will give a talk at the Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference (PiMUC) on April 1st, at Gonzaga University. PiMUC provides a venue for undergraduates to present their work on research projects, senior capstones, and mathematical contest results. Eric works on research with Professor Daryl DeFord. If you would like more information about PiMUC you may contact WSU alumni Bonni Dichone (dichone@gonzaga.edu) or Amy Yielding (ayielding@eou.edu).

Mar 31
Scholarship and Awards Ceremony

The department's annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 31st, in Todd Hall 230 at 2:30pm. Refreshments will be served.

Mar 31
WSU SHOWCASE

The 2023 WSU Showcase was a celebration of events the week of March 27 - 31. Graduate students Paula Kimmerling (with Judi McDonald) and Molly Sutter (with Will Hall) both presented research posters that may be found in the Showcase program. Paula's information is on page 86. Molly's information is on page 60.

Mar 30
Four Department Members
Receive 2023 CAS Awards

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Early Career Achievement Award for Tenure Track Faculty - Daryl DeFord.
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Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award - Bala Krishnamoorthy.
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Interdisciplinary Catalyst Award - Sergey Lapin.
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Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student Award - Molly Sutter.

Mar 30
AMS Colloquium

Speaker: Professor Kimihiro Noguchi
(Western Washington University)
Title: A Closer Look at the Lack-of-Memory Property.
Time: 4:20 pm
Location: Webster 11
Reception: 3:00pm-4:00pm in the Hacker Lounge (Neill 216), with refreshments.
Abstract
Contact: Contact an AMS officer if you have questions.

Mar 29
Elizabeth Thompson-takes Second Place
in the WSU Three Minute Thesis
Photo of Elizabeth Thompson during her 3 Minute Thesis presentation

WSU Vancouver graduate student in mathematics Elizabeth Thompson, took second place in the WSU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, held March 29, 2023 on the Pullman campus with her presentation, What Can Donuts Tell Us About Police Body Cam Data? She is advised by Bala Krishnamoorthy.

Mar 28
2023 SURCA - Undergraduate Awards
Photo of Kallie Distler with her poster
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Two undergraduate students, mentored by Daryl DeFord, have received awards for their poster presentations in the "Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Information Sciences" category. Read more here.

Mar 28
Congratulations to Tariq Alsmadi!
Photo of Julia Tariq Alsmadi

Tariq Alsmadi and his wife have a new baby girl! Julia Tariq arrived on Wednesday, March 15th. She was 7.5lbs, and 19" long.

Mar 28
Congratulations to Trey DeJong!
Photo of Juniper Rue DeJong

Trey DeJong and his wife have a new baby girl! Juniper Rue arrived at 5:34am on Sunday, March 26th. She was 8.12lbs, and 20.75" long.

Mar 28
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Serena Peterson
Title: The Use of Network Analysis in Educational Research
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Neill's Coffee & Ice Cream
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Mar 27
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Rachel Perrier
(WSU)
Title: Analyzing Periodicity of Multidimensional Continued Fractions with 3-SIMP Maps.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

Mar 22
Statistics Seminar

Speaker: Xiongzhi Chen
Title: This will be a non-technical presentation on a topic that lies at the intersection of statistics, measure theory, Riemannian/metric geometry, and functional analysis, and will illustrate how these subfields interact with each other in research on this topic.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: CUE 114
Contact: Contact Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Mar 21
MathBiology Seminar

Speaker: Demetrios Gatziolis
(U.S. Forest Service)
Title: Voxel heliography; Dynamic, ray tracing-based assessment of light distribution in forests using LiDAR data
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Nick Strigul (nick.strigul@wsu.edu) for the Zoom link, or if you have questions.

Mar 20
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Jessica Dickson
(WSU)
Title: Extended Riordan Arrays with Finite Overlays.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

Mar 17-18
Matt Gaddis to present at
PNW MAA Section Meeting
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Matt Gaddis will give a presentation to the PNW MAA Section Meeting on March 17-18, 2023 at George Fox University in Newberg, OR. He is advised by Professor V.S. Manoranjan.

Mar 8
Dean Johnson Co-editor
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Scholarly Professor Dean Johnson is co-editor of a new special edition of Stat titled, Statistical Consulting and Collaboration.

Mar 6
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
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Speaker: Paula Kimmerling
(WSU)
Title: Topics in Spectral Graph Theory.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

Mar 3
ASA Social!
Graduate Student Chapter

The monthly "ASA Statistics Social" will be held on Friday, March 3rd. All are welcome to join for snacks.
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Neill Hall Hacker Lounge
Contact: Contact Mahedi Hasan (mdmahedi.hasan@wsu.edu)

Mar 3
Porous Media Seminar
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Speaker: Tim Ginn
(WSU Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Title: Colloidal Filtration Theory.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 or Zoom
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Mar 1-2
Valorie Cheathon ('18 MS Math) - Workshop
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The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committeee is pleased to announce a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) workshop featuring mathematics alumna, Valorie Cheathon. After completing her master's degree, Valerie founded a company called I AM STEM ABLE, which partners with families and K-12 institutions to make STEM more accessible to traditionally marginalized students in Sacramento, CA. Registration for the workshop is required, by email. Watch Valerie's quick introductory video: https://youtu.be/vabjx5r6GFc.
Title: The Minoritized STEM Experience.
Wednesday: 3/1 from 3:30-5:00pm in SPARK 335
Thursday: 3/2 from 12:00-1:30pm in SPARK 233
Contact: Contact Emily Lewis (emily.e.lewis@wsu.edu) to register, or if you have questions.

Mar 1
Matt Gaddis Receives Pharr Fellowship
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Ph.D. candidate Matt Gaddis has received a $10,000 Pharr Fellowship for spring 2023. The Pharr Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics. Matt's research involves modeling the spread of Covid, and he will defend his dissertation the end of spring semester. His advisor is Professor V.S. Manoranjan.

Mar 1
V.S. Manoranjan Receives Award

Professor V.S. "Mano" Manoranjan received the Honors College Faculty Award at the Honors College Banquet on December 9, 2022.

Mar 1
V.S. Manoranjan to Edit a Special
Issue of Mathematics
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A special issue of Mathematics (MDPI) on "Diffusion Equations and Models with Applications" will be edited by Professor V.S. Manoranjan. Deadline for manuscript submissions is October 31, 2023.

Feb 28
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Kristin Lesseig
Title: Rehumanizing Mathematics Teacher Education
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Neill's Coffee & Ice Cream
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Feb 23
AMS Tea! You don't want to miss it!
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Students, faculty, and friends are invited to the AMS Graduate Student Chapter Tea! The theme is Derivatives and Donuts! The chapter will provide some fun derivative problems while you snack on treats, drinks, and socialize. All are welcome!
Time: Noon - 1:30pm
Location: Hacker Lounge, Neill 216
Contact: Email amsgsc@wsu.edu if you have questions.

Feb 21
MathBiology Seminar

Speaker: R. Alex Thompson
(WSU School of the Environment)
Title: A Neutral Theory of Plant Carbon Allocation
Time: 4:20 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Nick Strigul (nick.strigul@wsu.edu) for the Zoom link, or if you have questions.

Feb 16
Department Colloquium
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Please join us for a colloquium with Panos Stinis who leads the Computational Mathematics group at PNNL and specializes in scientific computing with application interests in model reduction of complex systems, multiscale modeling, uncertainty quantification, and machine learning.
Prior to the colloquium, you are cordially invited to join us for refreshments in Neill 216 (Hacker Lounge) at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Speaker: Panos Stinis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
Title: Optimal renormalization of multiscale systems.
Time: 4:20 pm
Location: SPARK 335, and Zoom for remote participants
Contact: Contact Amber Stotts (amber.stotts@wsu.edu) if you would like to join by Zoom, or have questions.
Abstract

Feb 14
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Molly Sutter
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Neill's Coffee & Ice Cream
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Feb 13
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Peter Humphries
(University of Virginia)
Title: Hybrid subconvex bounds for self-dual GL(3) L-functions via spectral reciprocity .
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

Feb 10
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Marc Hesse
(University of Texas at Austin)
Title: Solutal convection in porous media.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 and Zoom
NOTE: We will watch a talk previously recorded for the SIAM Geosciences Webinar Series. Dr. Hesse will talk about convection in porous media driven by solutes that change its density.
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Feb 10
Faculty Author a New Book Chapter

Faculty members' Alex Dimitrov, Will Hall, Sergey Lapin, and graduate student, Jacob Pennington, have authored a chapter in the book Mathematics Research for the Beginning Student, Vol 1 . The chapter title is "Modeling of Biological systems: From Algebra to Calculus and Computer Simulations," pp 173-226.

Feb 8
Game Tournament
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Please join the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Student Chapter for a Game Tournament! This will be an evening filled with fun games and great food! Club plans and future events will be discussed. All are welcome!
Time4:10-5:30 p.m.
Location: MLC Classroom (Cleveland 130C)
Contact: Contact Serena Peterson (serena.peterson@wsu.edu)

Feb 6
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Patrick Gambill
Title: An Introduction to Graph Reconstruction Problems.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Webster 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

Feb 2
ASA Social!
Graduate Student Chapter

The chapter will hold a monthly "ASA Social" on the first Friday of every month. All are cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Neill Hall Hacker Lounge
Contact: Contact Mahedi Hasan (mdmahedi.hasan@wsu.edu)

Jan 31
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Discussion
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Neill's Coffee & Ice Cream
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Jan 30
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Daryl DeFord
Title: Complexity bounds for sampling connected graph partitions.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Webster 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

Jan 13
Analysis Seminar

Speaker: Organizational meeting.
Title: No speaker this week.
This will be an organizational meeting. Students may register for Math 592 for 1 credit.
Time: 4:10pm
Location: Spark 212
Contact: Kevin Vixe at kvixie@wsu.edu

Jan 9
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Organizational Meeting
Title: No speaker this week.
This will be an organizational meeting. Students may register for Math 593 for 1 credit.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Webster 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)
Seminar webpage

2022 - News

Dec 6
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Discussion
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Ricos - Pullman
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Dec 6
AMS Tea Party!
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All are welcome to the AMS Graduate Student Chapter Tea! Students, faculty, and friends are invited to tea with free snacks and refreshments. Feel free to stop by!
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Location: Hacker Lounge, Neill 216

Dec 1
AWM Colloquium

Speaker: Professor Sepideh Stewart
(University of Oklahoma)
Title: Reflecting on teaching mathematics at the university level: Collaborative work with mathematicians.
There will be a reception with refreshments prior to the colloquium in Neill 216 from 3:30-4:00pm. A lunch will also be held that day from noon until 1:00 p.m. in Neill 216.
Time: 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(NOTE: reception and refreshments from 3:30-4:00 p.m. in Neill 216.)
Location: Spark 327
Contact: Contact Serena Peterson (serena.peterson@wsu.edu) if you have questions or are off campus and would like to join by Zoom.
Nov 29

Giving Tuesday
November 29th

We at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are proud of the generous donors who help our students learn, grow, and emerge as leaders. In honor of #Giving Tuesday, will you support our students today? Please see how at give.wsu.edu or I Want to Give.

Nov 29
Three Minute Thesis Competition
for the Department!
Three minute thesis image of 3 watches and a globe.

The American Statistical Association (ASA)- Graduate Student Chapter at WSU is organizing the “Three Minute Thesis Competition” on November 29 (Tuesday) from 4:10 pm – 5:30 pm in Spark 212. We invite you to present your research and its significance in three minutes, using a single slide!
For registration: https://forms.gle/ccHV6uyHShqJ98RM8
$100 scholarship award for the top participant, and eligibility to participate in the CAS 3-Minute Thesis Contest.
$50 scholarship award to the next two best participants, plus a $10 gift card for every participant.
Registration deadline: 11/21/22 at midnight
Contact: Mahedi Hasan (mdmahedi.hasan@wsu.edu)

Nov 28
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Pratap Sahay
(Department of Seismology, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), Ensenada, Mexico)
Title: Pore-fabric-induced Seismic Anisotropy.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 and Zoom
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Nov 28
Daryl DeFord Interviewed by
AAAS SciLine about
Redistricting & Gerrymandering

Daryl DeFord was one of three experts interviewed by AAAS SciLine about redistricting analysis and gerrymandering. SciLine is a free service for journalists and scientists that is editorially independent, non-partisan, and its mission is "to enrich U.S. journalism with scientific evidence." Listen and read the full interview here. Nov 16-17

POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP!
Join the WSU & PNNL
Graduate Student Showcase

Time: 12:10 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Graduate students - sign up to give a 10 minute presentation on your reseach. PNNL scientists will be looking for potential interns, so sign up if you're interested. There will be 10 students chosen to participate. If there is enough interest, another round may occur. Don't miss this internship possibility!

Nov 15
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Discussion
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: One World Cafe - Moscow
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Nov 14
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Nathan Ng
(University of Lethbridge)
Title: Moments of the Riemann Zeta function.
This will be a colloquium-style talk where we will learn about some stories of the Riemann zeta function and random matrices. All are welcome!
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu), if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Nov 14
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Melanie M. Derby
(Kansas State University)
Title: Multi-phase Problems in the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus: Impacts of Wettability on Evaporation from Porous Columns.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 and Zoom
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Nov 9
D4: Discuss, Discourse,
Disseminate with Data: 2022-2023
(WSU-PNNL Joint Seminar Series)

Kick-Off Presentation!
Time: 12:10-1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Join this D4: Discuss, Discourse, Disseminate with Data kick-off presentation on Zoom with a welcome presentation from 12:10-12:20, followed by WSU's Mike Wolcott from 12:20 - 12:40, and then Andrew Puryear of PNNL from 12:40 - 1:00 p.m. See this flyer for more information and how to join by Zoom. Nov 8

Math Biology Seminar
WSU Vancouver

Speaker: Jacob Pennington
(WSU Vancouver)
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Jacob Pennington (jacob.pennington@wsu.edu) or Nick Strigul (nick.strigul@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Nov 8

Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Discussion
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Neill's Coffee and Ice Cream
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Nov 7
Judi McDonald First-ever Faculty Member
Appointed to the WSU Board of Regents
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Mathematics Professor Judi McDonald has been appointed as the first-ever faculty regent on the WSU Board of Regents. Read more in this WSU Insider article.

Nov 7
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Bingrong Huang
(Shandong University)
Title: Arithmetic Quantum Chaos and L-functions.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu), if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Oct 31
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Jessica Dickson
Title: Riordan Arrays: From infinite A-sequences to finite Templates.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu), if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Oct 27
Department Colloquium

Speaker: Stephen Young, PNNL
Title: Submodular Random Walks.
Please join us for refreshments followed by a colloquium with Stephen Young from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
Time: 12:00 p.m.
(NOTE: refreshments at 11:30 a.m.)
Location: CUE 409
Contact: Contact Diane Gilchrist (gilchrist@wsu.edu) if you are off campus and would like to join by Zoom.
Oct 24

Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Rachel Perrier
Title: On Sums, Derivatives, and Flips of Riordan Arrays.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu), if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Oct 19
Data Literacy:
A K-16 Initiative
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Speaker: Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta
Title: Data Literacy: A K-16 Initiative.
Professor Dasgupta will be a speaker in the Science in Our Valley series, hosted by the Apple Stem Network, in Wenatchee, WA.
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta for more information, the Zoom information, or if you have questions.
Oct 17

Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Samir Mondal
Title: On Strongly Infinitely Divisible Matrices.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu), if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Oct 14
AMS Tea Party!
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All are welcome to the AMS Graduate Student Chapter Tea! Students, faculty, and friends are invited to tea with free snacks and refreshments. Feel free to stop by!
Time: 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Location: Hacker Lounge, Neill 216

Oct 12
Data Camps - Increasing Data Literacy
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Professor Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta conducted two data camps this spring to increase data literacy amoung young students and their families. One was held in Cashmere, WA and the other in the Tri-Cities. Read more.

Oct 11
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Rob Ely
Title: There will be a discussion on a short RUME paper that talks about hypothetical learning trajectories and the teaching experiment methodology.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Neill's Coffee and Ice Cream
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Oct 10
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Ping Xi (Xi'an Jiaotong University)
Title: Bounds for bilinear forms with Kloosterman sums.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Oct 10
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Lynn Schreyer
(WSU)
Title: Where do Navier-Stokes equations and Hooke’s law come from? Introduction to Continuum Mechanics with Thermodynamics.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 and Zoom
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Oct 7
CISER-Assessing Small Businesses
and the Impact of COVID

On Friday, October 7, 2022, CISER Assistant Director, Trey DeJong, and Research Assistant, Swarnita Chakraborty, gave a presentation titled "SBDC Needs Assessment" to the Washington Small Business Development Center Conference in Spokane, Washington. The presentation discussed the results of their statistical analysis assessing small business needs and the impact of COVID on small businesses in the State of Washington.
Contact: Trey DeJong at trey.dejong@wsu.edu for more information.

Oct 6
Department Colloquium

Please join the department colloquium! All are welcome!
Speaker: Dr. Daryl DeFord, WSU Mathematics and Statistics Department.
Title: Political Geographies: Graphs, Geometry, and Gerrymandering.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: SPARK 212
Contact: Diane Gilchrist for video-conference information on branch campuses.
Meet and Greet: Please join the colloquium tea in Neill 216 (Hacker Lounge) from 3:30-4:00 pm, prior to the colloquium.
Abstract: click here

Oct 4
WSU Vancouver
Math Biology Seminar

Speaker: Alex Dimitrov
Title: Neuromorphic computing systems: what do we do, what can we do, and how to do it?
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Contact Nick Strigul (nick.strigul@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Oct 4

Math Ed Seminar

Title: There will be a discussion on The DNR system as a Conceptual Framework for Curriculum Development and Instruction
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: One World Café - Moscow
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Oct 3
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Paula Kimmerling
Title: Continuous-Time Quantum Walks on Dutch Windmill Graphs.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the abstract, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Sept 27
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Rob Ely
Title: Rob will lead a discusssion on The Transition to Formal Thinking in Mathematics
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Neill's Coffee House-Pullman
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Sept 26
Porous Media Seminar
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Speaker: Ryan Whitehead
Title: Modeling Pressure in Montmorillonite-Bearing Clayey Soils
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: SPARK 212 (and Zoom)
Contact: Lynn Schreyer (lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu) for abstract, questions, or Zoom information.

Sept 26
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Michael Tsatsomeros
Title: Continuous-Time Markov Chains.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the abstract, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Sept 20
AMS Stat News
An Interview with Jan Dasgupta
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Read the AMS Stat News, September 2022, issue that features an interview with Professor Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta, Boeing Distinguished Professor and fellow of the American Statistical Society, titled "A Date with Data: Stepping Toward Data Literacy."

Sept 20
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Judi McDonald
Title: Proofs in Linear Algebra
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Zoe Coffee & Kitchen-Pullman
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Sept 19
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Benjamin Clark
Title: Polynomials that preserve nonnegative matrices.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the abstract, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Sept 13
Math Ed Seminar

Speaker: Blake Nelson
Title: Accessibility
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Ricos in Pullman
Contact: Contact Judi McDonald (jmcdonald1@wsu.edu) for more information, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Sept 12
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Sheng-Chi Liu
Title: Equidistribution of integral points on ellipsoids.
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the abstract, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Sept 12
WSU: Data Day

Join Jan Dasgupta, Xiongzhi Chen, Daryl DeFord, Yuan Wang, Swarnita Chakraborty, Rhonda Crate, and others, to celebrate collaboration around DATA.
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Elson Floyd Cultural Center
Contact: Jan Dasgupta (dasgupta@wsu.edu) for more information.
Download the PDF Flier

Sept 12
Porous Media Seminar
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Speaker: Ryan Whitehead
Title: Deformation and Pressure and Terzaghi’s Stress Principle in Porous Media
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: SPARK 212 (and Zoom)
Contact: Lynn Schreyer (lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu) for abstract, questions, or Zoom information.

Sept 9
AMS TEA!
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All are welcome to the first AMS Tea of the fall semester! Feel free to drop by and grab some snacks and drinks. Chat with graduate students and have a great time! Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Location: Hacker Lounge

Sept 8
Xueying Wang receives grant

Associate Professor Xueying (Snow) Wang has been awarded a $42,000 Simons Foundation grant. A payment of $8,400 will be disbursed annually from 9/1/22 - 8/31/27 for scientific travel, graduate and Ph.D. students, and will provide support for department colloquia and seminars, as well as other departmental activities.

Sept 8
Department Colloquium

Please join the department colloquium! All are welcome!
Speaker: Dr. Gayrat Urazboev, Urgench State University, Uzbekistan, and Dr. Abdykarim Baimankulov, A. Baitursynov Kostanay Regional Univeristy, Kostanay, Kazakhstan.
Title: Integration of nonlinear evolution equations with self-consistent source via inverse scattering method
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: SPARK 212
Contact: Emily Lewis or Diane Gilchrist for video-conference information on branch campuses.
Meet and Greet: Please join the colloquium tea in Neill 216 (Hacker Lounge) from 3:30-4:00 pm, prior to the colloquium.

Sept 7
Math Club - first meeting

The Math Club will hold its first meeting on 9/7 in Neill Hall 5W. Any students interested in joining, are encouraged to attend. There will be pizza, puzzles, games, and fun! The club will meet every other Wednesday.
Faculty contact: Daryl DeFord at daryl.deford@wsu.edu

Sept 6
Mathematical Biology Seminar

Title: Towards realistic cyberforest: connecting individual-based forest models with remote sensing data.
Speaker: Nick Strigul, WSUV
Time: 4:10 pm (Zoom)
Location: Hacker Lounge
Contact: Nick Strigul (nick.strigul@wsu.edu) for Zoom information, the abstract, and if you have questions.

Aug 29
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Title: Enumeration Problems on Matched Product Graphs.
Speaker: Daryl DeFord
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu)for the abstract, or if you have questions.
Seminar webpage

Aug 22
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar

Title: Organizational meeting
Speaker: Sheng-Chi Liu
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: WEBS 11
Contact: Contact Sheng-Chi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Seminar webpage

May 25
image of book Application-Inspired Linear Algebra

Associate Professor Tom Asaki and former graduate student Heather Moon, with Marie A. Snipes, have published a new book titled Application-Inspired Linear Algebra published by Springer.

May 25
Annie Lu receives Fulbright Award
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National Merit Scholar and graduating senior in applied mathematics, Annie Lu has received a distinguished Fulbright award to study and conduct research in Hungary, at Budapest's Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, the research institute in mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences with faculty mentor Istvan Mikos. Read more in this WSU Insider article.
Read about Annie's other accomplishments.

May 25
Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta has received the
WSU 2022 Woman of the Year Award
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Professor and Director of Data Analytics, Nairanjana Dasgupta has received the WSU 2022 Woman of the Year Award.
Read about the award here.

May 25
Dean Johnson has received the 2022
Outstanding Service Award for the
American Statistical Association (ASA)
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Scholarly Associate Professor Dean Johnson has received the 2022 Outstanding Service Award for the American Statistical Association (ASA) In their decision, the committee noted "Dr. Dean Johnson is the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award. He has provided many years of excellent formal service to the Section, serving on the Executive Committee, contributing to the Section’s JSM program, co-leading an initiative to develop a journal for collaborative statisticians, and encouraging collaborative statisticians to participate and join the Section.”

May 25
Faculty nominated for Global
Excellence in Online Teaching Award
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Professor Judi McDonald and Teaching Associate Professor Eric Remaley have both been nominated to receive a 2022 Global Excellence in Online Teaching Award. Read what students are saying about them.

May 25
Bala Krishnamoorthy Receives Award

Professor Bala Krishnamoorthy has been awarded the Yang Liu Excellence in Teaching Award by International Programs.

May 20-22
SIAM PNW - WSU Vancouver

Registration is now open for the 3rd Biennial SIAM Pacific Northwest (PNW) Section meeting at WSU Vancouver, May 20-22. See conference website. Meetings will be face-to-face and virtual.
DEADLINES
April 6: Proposals due
April 18: Submit talks & posters
April 18: Student travel support requests
May 13: Registration closes
Questions: lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu, or kbala@wsu.edu

May 6
End-of-Year Ice Cream Social

The department held an end of the year Ice Cream Social on the afternoon of May 6th to celebrate the finish of the semester and the academic year. You may see photos from the event here. Congratulations to all graduating students!

May 5
AMS Finals Week BBQ!

The AMS Club is hosting a barbecue for the department today from 3-6pm in the gazebo at Reaney Park! Lots of food and lawn games!

Apr 27
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Edgar Dobriban
(University of Pennsylvania)

Title: T-Cal: An optimal test for the calibration of predictive models
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Apr 26
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Pilar Fernandez - CANCELLED
(WSU)

Title: Exploring the socio-ecological interactions of tick-borne diseases using agent-based models.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Apr 26
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar today. Annelise Nielsen will present aspects of her on-going Ph.D. dissertation research project and ask for feedback. See the Seminar website below for more information.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for information, the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website - for more information.

Apr 25
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Liyang Yang
(Princeton University)

Title: Non-vanishing of twists of GL(4) L-functions
Location: Zoom
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website

Apr 22
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Tom Asaki
(WSU)
Title: Nondestructive Density Reconstructions of 3D Porous Media.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 and Zoom
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

April 21
Eric Remaley Receives 2022
WSU President's Award for Leadership

Eric Remaley ('02 PhD Math.) is one of four WSU faculty members to receive a 2022 President's Award for Leadership. Eric has taught in the department for twenty years. Read this WSU Insider article about the award. Read more about Eric here.

Apr 20
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Yen-Chi Chen
(University of Washington)

Title: When Geometry and Statistics meet Cosmology: the challenge of detecting cosmic webs.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

April 19
Algorithmic Bias and Modern Inequalities

Join Will Hall and Daryl DeFord as part of this year's Common Reading series. They will use case studies from recent events to explore the issue of algorithmic bias and data security from a mathematical perspective, and how these apparently neutral computational methods can create and deepen inequality in our society. Click here for more information and Zoom link.
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Where: CUE 202

Apr 19
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar today. See the Seminar website below for more information.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for information, the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website - for more information.

Apr 19
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Chris Kang
(WSU)

Title: Emergent criticality in coupled Boolean networks.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Apr 18
Association for Women in Mathematics

There are 4 officer positions open for the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Club for the 2022-2023 academic year. If you are interested in serving as president, vice president, secretary or treasurer, or would like to nominate someone, please send information to Allison Fisher at allison.fisher@wsu.edu by 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 20th.
Contact: Allison Fisher at allison.fisher@wu.edu
Deadline: 5pm on April 20, 2022

Apr 18
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Paula Kimmerling
(WSU)

Title: Fun Topics in Algebraic Graph Theory
Location: Zoom
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website

Apr 15
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Lynn Schreyer
(WSU)
Title: The Changing Focus of Mathematical Research – a Birds-Eye View. From 1850-present.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 and Zoom
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Apr 14
AMS Tea Party - Last One!
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The AMS Graduate Student Chapter is hosting its last afternoon tea of the semester for the department. All are warmly welcomed to join for tea and snacks!
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Neill Hacker Lounge

Apr 13
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Wiriyaporn Laaied
(WSU)

Title: Gomory’s Cutting Plane Algorithm for Solving Integer Programming Problems
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Apr 12
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar today. The discussion will be led by Blake Nelson and Collin Parker.
Topic: Exploring underprepared undergraduate students' mathematical problem posing.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for information, the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website - for more information.

Apr 12
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Louis J. Gross
(University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Title: A Rational Basis for Hope: Human Behavior Modeling and Climate Change
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Apr 11
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Derek Garton
(Portland State University)

Title: Periodic points of polynomials over finite fields
Location: Zoom
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website

Apr 9
2022 Scholarship and Awards
Ceremony Photos

The Scholarship and Awards Ceremony was held on April 1,2022. See photos of happy students, family, and friends.

Apr 9
Sergey Lapin - STEM Collaboration
WSU Daily Evergreen Article

Sergey Lapin's work to strengthen the STEM curriculum of some Central Asian universities was featured in a recent WSU Daily Evergreen article, dated March 24, 2022. Read about Sergey's work.

Apr 9
2022 Pacific Inland Mathematics
Undergraduate Conference - April 9
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Proposals due: March 25, 2022
All undergraduate students in and around the Pacific Inland region are invited to present their research at the 2022 Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference (PiMUC) on April 9th. Proposals from a wide spectrum of mathematical topics are welcome and as well as projects from programs/majors that utilize mathematics in deep and interesting ways.
See the attached flyer and the PiMUC website for more information and to register: sites.google.com/view/pimuc/home
Conference Contact: pimuc18@gmail.com

Apr 8
Milliman Consulting Visit - Opportunity!

Learn about a career in actuarial science and network with WSU alumni who work with Milliman Consulting in Seattle, as they share information about their careers, and actuarial science. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and network!
When: Friday, 4/8, from 4-5pm, SPARK 223
Contact: mark.lesperance@wsu.edu for Zoom information if you're unable to join in person.

Apr 6
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Abhishek Kaul
(WSU)

Title: Segmentation of high dimensional means over multi-dimensional change points and connections to regression trees
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Apr 5&7
R for Beginners
R-for-Beginners event information

R for Beginners is a workshop for students interested in learning R and will be held on April 5th and April 7th. Workshops are sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) graduate student chapter. Everyone is welcome to attend to learn R!
Date & Time: 4/5 & 4/7 (11am-12:30pm)
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Registration & Info: register here
Registration Deadline: 4/3 at midnight
Contact: mdmahedi.hasan@wsu.edu or priyanka.rao@wsu.edu

Apr 5
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar today. The topic will be discussing a lesson for novice calculus instructors in learning to engage students in thinking about definite integrals and integration more broadly, led by Will Hall.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for information, the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website - for more information.

Apr 5
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Hayriye Gulbudak
(York University)

Title: Heterogeneous viral strategies promote coexistence in virus-microbe systems
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Apr 4
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Shabnam Akhtari
(University of Oregon)

Title: Orders in cubic and quartic number fields and classical diophantine equations
Location: Zoom
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website

Apr 1
Scholarship and Awards
Annual Ceremony

All are warmly welcome! Refreshments will be served.
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Todd 216
Contact: Contact the main office if you have questions.

Apr 1
Porous Media Seminar
Spark 212 and Zoom
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Speaker: Sandra Un Jan Contreras
(WSU)
Title: The Environmental Fate and Effects of Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Small Interference RNAs From Genetically Modified Crops.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 212 and Zoom
Contact: Lynn Schreyer at lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, abstract, or if you have questions.

Mar 30
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Gal Mishne
(UCSD)

Title: Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Mar 29
Priyanka Rao wins GPSA Research
Exposition-Physical and Social
Sciences Category
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Graduate student Priyanka Rao has taken first place in the physical and social sciences category of the GPA Research Exposition 2022. Read about her research along with Matt Gaddis' research.

Mar 29
Math Club
Speaker: Daniel Reiss
(MLC Director)

Title: An Intro to Binary Quadratic Forms
This will introduce the theory of binary quadratic forms and interesting problems related to them. If you have an interest in linear algebra and/or number theory you won't want to miss this!
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Neill Hall 216 (Hacker Lounge)
Contact: Daniel Reiss (daniel.reiss@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Mar 29
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Jane Heffernan
(York University)

Title: Modeling Immunity: Application to COVID-19
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Mar 28
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Jessica Dickson
(WSU)

Title: The Overlays of Riordan Arrays
Location: Zoom
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website

Mar 22
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar today.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Rob Ely (ely@uidaho.edu) for information, the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website - for more information.

Mar 22
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: David Gerberry
(Xavier University)

Title: Perspectives on modeling interventions for infectious disease
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Mar 21
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Rachel Perrier
(WSU)

Title: Third Degree Analogs to Continued Fractions
Location: Zoom
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website

Mar 18
Faculty Receive 2022 CAS Awards
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Krishna Jandhyala has received the College of Arts and Sciences 2022 Outstanding Achievement in International Activities Award

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Nikos Voulgarakis has received the College of Arts and Sciences 2022 Interdisciplinary Catalyst Award

Mar 14
HAPPY PI DAY!

YouTube - Charles Moore explores the
mysterious and troublesome concept of Pi
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"Any way you slice it, Pi is indeed a very interesting number." In this YouTube video Department Chair Charles Moore explores the troublesome and mysterious concept of Pi.

Mar 11
Mathematics Ph.D. candidate Jessica Dickson
has won the College of Arts and Sciences Three Minute
Thesis Competition
!
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Mathematics Ph.D. candidate Jessica Dickson has won the college's 3 Minute Thesis Competition! She will receive a $1,000 award and will advance to the WSU 3MT Competition on March 24th. Jessica is from Tenino, Washington, near Olympia, and she loves the Pacific Northwest. She also loves teaching and would like to teach at a university or pursue a position in industry when finished with her doctoral degree.
Presentation Title: The Overlays of Riordan Arrays
Advisor: Matt Hudelson
You will find Jessica's abstract on the CAS Three Minute Thesis page.

Mar 11
Pennsylvania Supreme Court relies on
Daryl DeFord's Research for Redistricting
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Daryl DeFord provided expert testimony for the redistricting of Pennsylvania State. Read about the Pennyslvania case.

Mar 10
Debbie Brudie Retires from WSU
Retirement Photos
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Debbie Brudie's retirement party was held on February 25th. The photos from her retirement party have been posted to the website and may be found here.

Mar 9
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Alice Zhou
(Amazon)

Title: Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Mar 8
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar that will be led by Judi McDonald and guest Sepideh Stewart from the University of Oklahoma.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Rob Ely (ely@uidaho.edu) for information, the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website - for more information.

Mar 8
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Carmen Molina-Paris
(Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Title: A stochastic story of the naive T cell population: size, diversity and cross-reactivity
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Mar 7
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Jennifer Johnson-Leung
(University of Idaho)

Title: Klingen Vectors and Siegel Paramodular Forms
Location: Zoom
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website

Mar 3
Department Colloquium
Speaker: Bogdan Suceavă

The AMS Student Chapter will host a colloquium with Professor Bogan Suceavă from California State University, by Zoom. All are welcome! If you would like company, some of the AMS officers will be in CUE 114 watching the talk together and you are welcome to join them. Please contact one of the AMS officers for the Zoom information.
Title:Energy-efficient flocking in active particle systems
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Abstract

Mar 2
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Sanat K. Sarkar
(Temple University)

Title: Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Mar 1
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Rob Ely (ely@uidaho.edu) for information, the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website - for more information.

Mar 1
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Ilya Shmulevich
(Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle)

Title: Cancer Patient Digital Twin (CPDT)
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Mar 1
Math Club
Speaker: Daryl DeFord
(WSU)

Title: Mathematical Problem-Solving Session
Daryl DeFord will be running a problem-solving session. We will explore problem solving strategies by working with example problems from a wide variety of sources. Bring a pen/pencil and be ready to experiment!
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Neill Hall 216 (Hacker Lounge)
Contact: Daniel Reiss (daniel.reiss@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Feb 28
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Sahar Nesaei & Sepideh Nesaei
(WSU)

Location: Zoom
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website

Feb 25
Debbie Brudie Retirement
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Debbie Brudie is retiring after 38 years of service to WSU. Please join us for a retirement reception to thank and honor Debbie. Refreshments will be served.
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Neill Hall 5W
Photos

Feb 25
AMS Tea Party
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The AMS Graduate Student Chapter is hosting an afternoon tea for the department. All are welcome to join for tea and snacks.
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Neill Hacker Lounge

Feb 24
Department Seminar
Speaker: Alex Panchenko
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Title:Energy-efficient flocking in active particle systems
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Neill 5W
Abstract

Feb 23
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Lin Chen
(University of Chicago)

Title:Cross-integration of multi-omics association statistics from multiple contexts for elucidating the genetic mechanisms Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Feb 17
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Alan Hastings
(UC Davis)

Title: Transient dynamics: the key to ecological understanding
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Feb 15
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Hana Dobrovolny
(Texas Christian University)

Title: Insights into viral coinfections from mathematical models
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Feb 15
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Rob Ely (ely@uidaho.edu) for information, the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website - for more information.

Feb 8
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Will Hall (whall@wsu.edu) for the reading material, Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website - for more information.

Feb 8
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Matt Gaddis
(Ph.D. candidate, WSU)

Title: Modeling the Spread of COVID-19 in Enclosed Spaces
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website: see abstract

Feb 7
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Brian Becsi
(Ph.D. candidate, WSU)

Title: Rootfinding Algorithms with Matrix Valued Orthogonal Polynomials
Location: Zoom
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar Website

Feb 1
Math Ed Seminar

Please join the joint WSU/UI Math Education Seminar.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Robert Ely (ely@uidaho.edu) for the reading material, Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.
Seminar website

Feb 1
Math Club
Speaker: Daniel Reiss
(WSU)

Title: There will be a brief introduction to modular forms. They are analytic functions on the complex upper half-plane which satisfy a special transformational formula with respect to a certain collection of matrices. In this talk, I will introduce modular forms and discuss some classical results concerning their number theoretic properties. All are welcome!
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: SPARK 227
Contact: Daniel Reiss (daniel.reiss@wsu.edu) if you have questions.

Feb 1
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Yuan Wang
(WSU)

Title: Spatial Counting Model for Rio de Janeiro Gun Violence
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Feb 1
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Holly Gaff
(Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA)

Title: Assessing integrated tick management plans with LYMESIM 2.0
Seminar Website: See abstract
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Feb 1
SIAM Pacific Northwest Meeting

The Third Biennial SIAM Pacific Northwest Meeting will be held April 8-10 on the WSU Vancouver campus. Lynn Schreyer will co-chair the organizing committee with Grady Wright of Boise State University. Bala Krishnamoorthy will chair the local organizing committee. Registration will open roughly from February 1 to April 1, 2022, and abstracts will be accepted until March 8. More information will be posted in the future.

Jan 31
Length of Service Award
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Susan Harrington reached her 5 year milestone with WSU on January 5, 2022. Congratulations!

Jan 30
David C. Barnes
(1938 - 2021)
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With great sadness we announce the passing of Emeritus Professor David C. Barnes. He passed away on December 21, 2021 in Pullman, WA. A department obituary may be found here.

Jan 28
Sergey Lapin collaborates with
Urgench State University, Uzbekistan
Photo of Sergey Lapin meeting with faculty and administrators at Urgench State University

Professor Sergey Lapin is working with Urgench State Univeristy in Uzbekistan to enhance STEM research and provide help with its STEM curriculum. He has met with faculty and administrators to discusss teaching math and statistics, and has introduced STEM disciplines offered at WSU. Read more.

Jan 27
Graduate Student's Team
Takes Second Place in Hackathon
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Swarnita Chakraborty participated in the Johnson & Johnson HealthTek Hackathon, and her team took second place. The team utilized artificial intelligence, machine learning, and time series forecasting. Read more.

Jan 26
Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Yang Ning
(Cornell University)

Title: Optimal and Safe Estimation for High-Dimensional Semi-Supervised Learning
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114 and Zoom
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, Zoom meeting ID, or if you have questions.

Jan 26
Department - 3-Minute Thesis Winner

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On November 15, 2021, the American Statistical Association (ASA) chapter at WSU hosted the Department of Mathematics & Statistics 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. 3MT is a university-based competition for graduate students to present their research to a lay audience with the help of only a single static slide in three minutes. Several graduate students competed in this departmental competition to challenge themselves to present an elevator pitch of their research. The panel of departmental judges assigned first place to Rachel Perrier and second place to Jessica Dickson with Blake Nelson and Ryan Whitehead each tying for third place. On March 11, 2022, Rachel will present on “Third-degree Analogs to Continued Fractions” and Jessica will present on “The Overlays of Riordan Arrays” at the College of Arts and Sciences level 3MT over Zoom.

Jan 25
Mathematical Biology Seminar
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Speaker: Ruy Ribeiro
(Los Alamos National Lab, New Mexico)

Staff Scientist Dr. Ruy M. Ribeiro's main research interests are the pathogenesis of infection and the development of quantitative modeling tools to gain insight into viral and immune system dynamics, and multiple scales from within the cell to the spread in populations. He works closely with experimental scientists to develop statistical and dynamic models to analyse experimental data. He has over 120 peer-reviewed papers in the area of modeling infectious diseases.
Title: Modeling the dynamics of HIV-1 during therapy
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the abstract, the Zoom meeting ID, or if you have a question.

Jan 24
Adebowale (Adebo) Sijuwade
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(Ph.D. '21, Mathematics and M.S. '21, Statistics)

Adebo Sijuwade has completed a doctoral degree in mathematics and a master's degree in statistics. He has accepted a position as temporary assistant professor of statistics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Montclair State University starting January 18, 2022. He will teach three statistics courses during spring 2022 semester. His dissertation title is "Fractional Integral Operators" which serves as an extension of classical harmonic analysis and Calderon-Zygmund theory. He was advised by Professor and Department Chairman Charles Moore for his Ph.D., and Professor Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta for his master's degree.

Jan 24
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra
and Number Theory Seminar - Zoom

This will be an organizational meeting. The seminar will meet every Monday at 4:10pm and is an opportunity for faculty and students to present research or other information. Students are especially encouraged to give talks as this is important for future career development. Please contact Shengchi Liu if you would like to give a talk on a specific date or you would like more information.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Shengchi Liu (shengchi.liu@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Jan 19
Statistics Seminar
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Speaker: Xiongzhi Chen
(WSU)

Title: Frechet Means on 2-Sphere
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CUE 114
Contact: Xiongzhi Chen (xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu) for the abstract, or if you have questions.

Jan 18
Joint Math Bio and Math Ed Seminar
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Speaker: John R. Jungck
(University of Delaware)

Please join a Math Biology and Math Education joint seminar via Zoom with Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Transforming University Education, John R. Jungck.
Title: A BioGraphy of Life: Modeling Biology with Dots and Lines
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Jan 11
Mathematical Biology Seminar

This will be a brief introductory meeting. The seminar will meet via Zoom every Tuesday from 4:10-5:00pm. We look forward to seeing you.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Elissa Schwartz (ejs@wsu.edu) for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

Jan 10
Students - get paid to be a Peer Mentor!

Students can earn $1,500 over spring semester by being a peer mentor! Prep for and lead weekly small group tutorials, support your peers in mathematics, and build a community of learning assistants. For more information click here.

2021 - News

Dec 15
Department Holiday Potluck and Party
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Department Holiday Potluck and Party
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The annual department holiday potluck and party included a door raffle, a game to see who could wrap various objects the fastest, an ugly sweater contest, and a cookie decorating contest. Special thanks to the social committee members for their hard work organizing it, as well as purchasing and preparing a turkey. Retired professor David Watkins returned to judge the door decorating contest.
Click here to see photos.

Dec 11
Fall Commencement - 2021
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Fall Commencement - 2021
10:00 a.m and - 1:30 p.m.

Congratulations to all undergraduates and graduates! Commencement was held at Beasely Coliseum at 10:00 a.m. and also 1:30 p.m. Click here to see photos from commencement.

Dec 10
It's a Holiday Party!
Photo of invitation to Dr. Moore's Holiday Party

AMS, ASA and AWM invite you to a Holiday Party at Dr. Moore's home. Please join for an end-of-semester holiday party, with activities, games and socialization. Bring some food to share, dress for the ugly sweater contest, and practice your memorization and recitation of the digits of pi! If you have questions, please contact the AMS, ASA or AWM officers. All are welcome!
Date: 12/10/21
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Dr. Moore's home

Dec 8
Discuss, Discourse, Disseminate with
Data (D4) a new joint seminar series

A new joint seminar series with faculty and scientists from WSU and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will take place every second and fourth Wednesday, on Teams, that will provide short synopses of data work and host an open discussion to encourage research collaboration. The series will end in mid-June 2022 with a WSU-hosted Data Science Day. Among those featured in the series will be Bala Krishnamoorthy, Daryl DeFord, and Xiongzhi Chen. Read more in this WSU Insider article. For more information contact Jan Dasgupta, director of Data Analytics and Data Science Fellow.

Dec 8
Statistics Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Yanan Tang
(WSU)
Yanan Tang will present the paper "Systematically misclassified binary dependent variables” by Vidhura Tennekoon and Robert Roseman.
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom and Spark 212
Contact: Yuan Wang at yuan.wang@wsu.edu for the abstract, the Zoom Meeting ID or if you have questions.

Dec 8
Analysis Seminar - Zoom

Speaker: Daryl DeFord
(WSU)
Title: Introductions to Graphons II.
This is part two 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

Dec 7
AWM End-of-Semester Study Party!
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Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Join the AWM for coffee and pastries on Tuesday morning! It's the end of the semester! All are welcome!
Date: 12/7/21
Time: 9-11am
Location: Neill 216 (Hacker Lounge)
Flyer: Download flyer

Dec 7
Math Biology Seminar - Zoom
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Speaker: Priscilla E. (Cindy) Greenwood
(University of British Columbia)
Title: Building stochastic dynamical neural circuits for cortical control.
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.

Dec 7
Math Education Seminar - Zoom

Paradise Creek Brewery
An end-of-semester wrap-up will start at 4:30pm at Paradise Creek Brewery in downtown Pullman to sit and chat about ideas for the seminar next semester and reflect on this past semester. All are welcome! Time: 4:30pm
Contact: Will Hall at w.hall@wsu.edu for the Zoom ID and password, or if you have questions.

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
Photo of William Hall

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.

Apr 14 photo of AMS Tea invitation

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

Photo of Judi McDonald

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!
photo of Jackbox Game Night invitation

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!
photo of Codenames Game Night invitation

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
photo of Yuan Wang

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.

Jan 27 photo of AMS Tea invitation

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

Dec 10 photo of Xmas party invitation

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

photo of Elissa Schwartz

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
photo of Dr. Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta

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

Photo of Stephen Choi

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

Photo of Rizwanur Khan

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

Photo of Jing-Jing Huang

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.