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Past Mathematical Biology Seminar

Fall 2018 Schedule
Spark (SPRK) Room 233
Tuesday 4:10 - 5:00 PM

Speaker and Title
August 21
Organizational meeting
August 28 Robert Dillon
Immersed interface-immersed boundary methods for AC and DC
dielectrophoretic particle interaction in a micro channel

September 4
Xiongzhi Chen
False discovery rate control for multiple testing with discrete data
September 11
No seminar
September 18
Damiloa Olabode (Ph.D student in Mathematics)
Introduction to stochastic epidemic models
September 25
Chris Kang (Ph.D student in Mathematics)
Emergence of diversity in homogeneous coupled Boolean networks
October 2
Mark Schumaker
Within-host competition can delay evolution of drug resistance in malaria
October 9
No seminar
October 16
Hong-Ming Yin
On a reaction-diffusion system modeling the optimal tumor treatment
October 23 Math Colloquium given by Lawrence Craig Evans (Department of Mathematics, UC-Berkeley)
Riccati Equation Methods for Weak KAM Theory
October 30
Andrew Storfer (School of Biological Sciences)
Evolutionary genomics of Tasmanian devils and their facial tumor disease
November 6
Yuan Wang
Statistical Learning for Tree-Structured Data 

November 13
Audrey Fu (Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Idaho)
Imputation of single-cell gene expression with an autoencoder neural network
November 20
Thanksgiving Holidays
November 27
No seminar
Deccember 4
Elizabeth Amona (Ph.D student in Mathematics)
Modelling Ponzi Scheme Propagation Dynamics: An Epidemiological Approach

Spring 2018 Schedule

 Smith Ctr for Undergrad Education (CUE) Room 316
Tuesday 4:10 - 5:00 PM

Speaker and Title
January 9
Organizational meeting
January 16 No Seminar
January 23
Richard Gomulkiewicz (School of Biological Sciences)
How much does evolution delay extinction when it cannot be avoided?
January 30
Xueying Wang
Epidemic dynamics of cholera in non-homogeneous environments
Feburary 6
James Bull (Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin)
Genetic Engineering and the Suppression of Pests
Feburary 13
Elissa Schwartz
Dynamics of Lentiviral Infection In Vivo in the Absence of Adaptive Immune Responses
Feburary 20
Mark Schumaker
Preliminary results on a model of viral infection with both free-virus and cell-to-cell infectivity
Feburary 27
No Seminar
March 6
Robert Dillon
Effects of dynein activation and viscosity on the emergent waveform of an elastic, internally-actuated, model flagellum
March 12 No Seminar (Spring Vacation)
March 20
Damiloa Olabode (Ph.D student in Mathematics)
Optimal control in HIV chemotherapy with termination viral loads

March 27
No Seminar
April 3

April 10
Ostrom Lecture
April  17
Svetlana Lockwood (Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health)
Deep Learning and Bioinformatics
April 24
Valipuram Manoranjan
Population Models - Nonlinearity & Dision

Fall 2017 Schedule

Webster (WEBS) Room B8
Tuesday 4:10 - 5:00 PM

Speaker and Title
August 22
Organizational meeting
August 29
Sergey Lapin
Mathematical Modeling of Human Eye
September 5
Allison Fisher and Jordan Culp
Introduction to Computational Neuroscience
September 12
Xiongzhi Chen
The Functional False Discovery Rate with Applications in Genomics
September 19
Elissa Schwartz
Free-virus and cell-to-cell tranmission in models of equine infectious anemia virus infection
September 26
Svetlana Lockwood (Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health)
Diffusion of Antimicrobial Resistance
October 3
Mark Schumaker
Steady State Analysis of an Immune System Model
October 10
Elissa Schwartz
The Leaky Pipeline for Women in STEM: Global Challenges
October 17 Hongbo Dong
Adaptive Clinical Trial Design, Huge-scale Linear Programs and Non-smooth Optimization
October 24
Matthew Mietchen (CHAI graduate student)
Ending the Epidemic: HIV Surveillance Data-to-Care Methods & Other Interesting Tools
October 31
Predrag Tosic (Computer Science Dept, University of Idaho)
November 7
Adnan Morshed
Numerical Study of TGFβ-Smad Dependent Activation of Tumor Microenvironment using Interface Resolved Hybrid Technique
November 14
Andreas Vasdekis (Dept of Physics, University of Idaho)
A Random Walk Through Metabolism, as a Matter of Fat
November 21
No Seminar (Thanksgiving Holidays)
November 28 Nikolaos Voulgarakis
Mathematical modeling of DNA allostery
December 5
Anders Omsland (Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health)
Nutritional and physicochemical requirements for Chlamydia and Coxiella infectivity and replication

Spring 2017 Schedule

Webster (WEBS) Room B8
Tuesday 4:10 - 5:00 PM

Speaker and Title
January 17
Organizational meeting
January 24
Daniel Farber (Department of Plant Pathology, WSU)
The Primary Disease Gradient of Wheat Stripe Rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) Across Spatial Scales
January 31
No Seminar
Feburary 7
No Seminar
Feburary 14
Eric Lofgren (Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health)
The Patient-Patch: Hospital Epidemiology as an Ecology Problem
Feburary 21
No Seminar
Feburary 28
Nikolaos Voulgarakis
Mathematical modeling of DNA allostery
March 7
Lynn Schreyer
Modeling the Movement of Mucus in Lungs
March 14 No Seminar (Spring Vacation)
March 21
Prashanta Dutta (School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering)
Studying Hypoxia in Microfluidic Environment
March 28
Nina Fefferman from NIMBioS (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis) will give a talk at Vet School.
Title: Wildlife Disease Management Outcomes May Depend on the Mechanism of Host Immune Response
Time: 12:10pm
Place: ADBF (Animal Disease Biotechnology Building) 1002

April 4
Todd Coffey (CISER)
A Comparison of Novel and Common Statistical Methods to Detect Out-of-Trend Stability Results
April 11
Kyle Harrington (Virtual Technology and Design, University of Idaho)
Developing Computational Models with Biological Images
April  18
Jan Dasgupta
April 25
No Seminar

Fall 2016 Schedule

Webster (WEBS) Room B8
Tuesday 4:10 - 5:00 PM

Speaker and Title
August 23
Organizational meeting
August 30
Jie Zhao (PhD Student, Mathematics),  Mathematical Modeling and Parameter Estimation of Dynamical Cell Signaling Pathways in Fibroblasts
September 6
Xueying Wang, Mathematical Models for the Trojan Y-Chromosome Eradication Strategy of An Invasive Species
September 13
Robert Dillon, Lagrangian Mesh Modeling Viscoelasticity
September 20
Zhiwu Zhang (Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU)
Upgrade the Compartments of Mixed Linear Model to Reduce Both False Positives and False Negatives in Gene Mapping

September 27
Yuan Wang, Statistical classification for cancer diagnosis
October 4
Alex Dimitrov, A vector inhomogeneous Poisson process with stochastic gain as a model of multiunit neural activity
October 11
Damilola Olabode (PhD Student, Mathematics)
Optimal Control Applied to a Basic Model of Latent Cell Activation of HIV with a Focus on the Comparison of Objective Functions
October 18
Steve Krone (Department of Mathematics, University of Idaho)
Does spatial structure mediate bacterial persistence in the presence of phage?
October 25 No Seminar
November 1
Hong-Ming Yin, On a Cross-Diffusion System modeling Vegetation Spots and Strips in Arid Landscape
November 8
Tim Ginn (Deptment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU)
Dose-structured population dynamics
November 15
Mark Schumaker, Investigations into a model of Virus / Immune System Dynamics
November 22
No Seminar (Thanksgiving Holidays)
November 29 Ilia Karatsoreos (Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, WSU)
Circadian Clocks and Disease: Opportunities for Dialogue between Math and Biology
December 6
Nikolaos Voulgarakis, Cancelled and rescheduled

Fall 2015 Schedule

Jackson Hall (MURW) Room 53
Tuesday 4:10 - 5:00 PM

Speaker and Title
August 25
Organizational meeting
September 1
Cancelled due to a departmental event
September 8
Mohammed Kaabar, Finding the Best Classification Rates for Arabic Sign Language Data using Data Analysis Methods
September 15
Andrew Oster (Department of Mathematics, Eastern Washington University), Laminar Development of the Primary Visual Cortex
September 22
Steve Krone (Department of Mathematics, University of Idaho), Directed evolution of phage lysins: using mathematical models to explore feasibility/design of new antibacterial drugs 
September 29
Richard GomulkiewiczAn empirically based mathematical model for the potential role of masting by introduced bamboos in North American deer mice population irruptions
October 6
Mark Schumaker, Improved Models of Equine Infectious Anemia
October 13
Robert Dillon, Mathematical modeling of sperm and cilia motility
October 20
Haijun Li, Stochastic Ordering of Epidemics
Room Change: Neill 5W
October 27 David Wollkind, The Behavior of a Population Interaction-Diffusion Equation in its Subcritical Regime
November 3
Kazuo Yamazaki, Introduction to differential equations perturbed by random noise
November 10
Audrey Fu (Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Idaho), Inferring the cell differentiation trajectory from single-cell gene expression data
November 17
Yuan Wang, Statistical Analysis of Complex Data Objects
November 24
No Seminar (Thanksgiving Holidays)
December 1
Elissa SchwartzUsing compartmental and agent-based modeling to understand the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak in Pullman, WA
December 8
Svetlana Lockwood (PhD student, EECS), Application of Topology to Data Analysis

Spring 2015 Schedule

Jackson Hall (MURW) Room 53
Tuesday 4:10 - 5:00 PM

 Speaker and Title
January 20Organizational meeting
January 27
Alex Dimitrov,  Invariant Signal Processing in Auditory Biological Systems
February 3
Xueying Wang, Mathematical Modeling of Cholera Epidemics
February 10
Cancelled due to a departmental event
February 17
James Kehinde, Analysis of the  Transmission of Malaria  Parasite
February 24
Nairanjana DasguptaA Look at Multiplicity through Misclassification
March 3  
Nick StrigulNew Modeling Tools for Scaling Forest Dynamics Within the Hierarchical Patch-dynamics Framework
March 10
Guy Palmer (Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health),  Diagnostic Capacity and Vaccine Response in Space and Time
March 17
No Seminar (Spring Break)
March 24
David Wollkind, Vegetative Rhombic Pattern Formation Driven by Root Suction for an Interaction-Diffusion Plant-Ground Water Model System in an Arid Flat Environment
March 31
Krishna Athreya (Room Changed: Webster 11)
Introduction to Galton Watson Processes and Coalescence Problems
April 7
Marc Evans, Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Species Richness via Generalized Linear Mixed Models
April 14
Kazuo Yamazaki, Global Well-posedness and Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions to a Reaction-convection-diffusion Cholera Epidemic Model
April 21
Elissa Schwartz, Identifying the Conditions under which Antibodies Protect Against Infection by Equine Infectious Anemia Virus
April 27
Hannah Callender, (Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Portland)
Mathematical Modeling of Integrin Dynamics in Cell Motility: From Stochasticity to Sensitivity
April 28
Jie Zhao, Mathematical Modeling of the Dynamics of the TGF-beta and SDf-1 Signaling Pathways