# Seminars

## Upcoming Seminars

- April 22
**Dr. Eugen Fiorini, Associate Director of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), Rutgers**

CrIME: Criminal Investigation through Mathematical Examination - April 29
**Dr. Ren Zhang, VP American Express***Application of Statistics and Big Data Analysis in the Customer Finance Industry*

## Past Seminars

### 2015

- March 24, 2015

**Fuzhen Zhang, Nova Southeastern University**

*An Inequality for Tensor Product of Positive Operators and its Applications* - Feb. 18, 2015

**Deepak Bal, Miami University**

*Rainbow Structures in Random Graphs* - Feb. 17, 2015

**Mary Radcliffe, University of Washington**

*Eigenvalues, Connectivity, and Clusters* - February 13, 2015

**Natasha Komarov, Carnegie Mellon University**

*Cycles in Tournaments* - February 10, 2015

**Brian Nakamura, Rutgers University**

*Enumerating permutations with exactly r copies of a pattern*

### 2014

- December 19

**Julie Nurnberger-Haag, Michigan State University**

*Moving on a Path versus Collecting Objects: New Perspectives to Analyze Student Learning with Integer Models* - December 17

**Teo Paoletti, University of Georgia**

*Bidirectional Reasoning* - December 15

**Michael Tallman, Arizona State University**

*Examining the Pedagogical Implications of a Secondary Teacher's Understanding of Angle Measure* - October 23

**Rob Baello and Donald Coleman, Montclair State University**

*Design of Knapsack Cryptosystems Using Certain t-Superincreasing Sequences* - October 23

**Jasmine Rivers and Jose Torres, Montclair State University**

*A New Approach to Understanding Evolutionary Relationships Among Chagas Disease Vectors in Latin American Countries* - April 30 at 3:00pm RI-222

**Dr. Roy Goodman**, NJIT*Recent Projects in the NJIT Applied Math Capstone Lab***Abstract:**Undergraduate applied math majors at NJIT take a two-semester "Capstone" course as the culmination of their studies. This course aims to integrate laboratory experiments with the major tools of applied mathematics: modeling, numerics, and analysis. I will give an overview of the course, and describe some of the experiments that my colleagues and I have run there. I will focus on several mechanics experiments that I have run: dynamical bias in the coin toss, an analog model of chaotic scattering of solitary waves, and the formation of NLS kink solitons on a damped and parametrically forced chain of pendulums. The lab has support from an NSF grant, and the experiments are run using a variety of high tech and low: high-speed digital video, MATLAB, lasers, tin cans, christmas ornaments, and superballs. - April 17 at 11:00am in RI 224

**Dr. Rachel Welder**, Hunter College*Task Design for Preparing Elementary Teachers: An Illustrative Example in the Context of Fractions* - April 16

**Dr. S. Mukhopadhyay**, Postdoc, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Yale University - March 19

**Dr. Vidya Atal**, Asst. Professor, Dept. Economics and Finance, MSU*Search, Project Adoption and the Fear of Commitment* - February 6
**Dr. Michael Dorff**, Director of Center for Undergraduate Research, Brigham Young University*How Mathematics is Changing the World?* - January 31
**Andrada Ivanescu**, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, East Carolina University*Computational Methods for Function-on-Function Regression* - January 30
**Haileab Hilafu**, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Statistics, The University of Georgia*Sufficient Dimension Reduction for High Dimension Low Sample Size Data*

### 2013

- December 20

**Jess Ellis**

*Preparing Future College Instructors: The Role of Graduate Student Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in Successful College Calculus Programs* - December 19

**Mathew Campbell**, Oregon State University

*Designing Responsive Enactment Opportunities for Prospective Mathematics Teachers* - December 16

**Spencer Bagley**, UCSD & SDSU - December 13

**Eileen Murray**, Harvard Graduate School of Education - December 6

**Sandy Spitzer**, Towson University

*Using Online Collaboration to Improve Prospective Teachers' Analysis of Teaching* - November 20
**Dr. Joga Rao**, NJIT*Mechanics of Shape Memory Polymers* - November 13
**William P. Burke and Rob R. A. Baello**, MSU*Graph Connectivity Indices of Octagonal Systems* - November 13
**Pamela Guerron,**MSU and**Zeyad Boodoo**, Rutgers-Newark*Applications of Graph Connectivity Indices in DNA Data Analysis* - October 30
**Dr. Mahdi Mohebbi**, University of Pittsburgh*The Mathematical Theory of Navier-Stokes Equations* - October 23
**Dr. Frank Kozusko**, Hampton University - April 24
**Nick Moore**, Applied Math Lab at NYU*Reduced-order modeling of fluid-structure interactions* - March 27
**Jennifer Krumins**, Department of Biology, Montclair State Univ. - March 18
**Adam Ciarleglio**, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University*Wavelet-Based Scarlar-on-Function finite mixture regression* - February 22
**Lei Jin**, Department of Mathematics, Mcneese State University*A new nonparametric stationarity test of time series in time domain* - February 21
**Yang Li**, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri at Columbia*Regression analysis of panel count data with dependent observation process and terminal event* - February 20
**Ming Wang**, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, School of Public Health, Emory University*A conditional likelihood approach for regression analysis using biomarkers measured with batch-specific error* - February 20
**Brittany Shelton**, Math department, Lehigh University (and MSU math alumni)*On God's Number(s) for Rubik's Slide*

### 2012

- November 14
**Dr. Shane R. Keating**, Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science*Models and measures of turbulent mixing in the ocean* - October 17
**Leif Ristroph**, Applied Math Lab, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University*Fluid-structure interactions in biological and geophysical flows* - October 11
**Dr. Richard McLaughlin**, Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill*Falling bodies in sharply stratified fluids: Theory and Experiments* - October 10
**Dr. Steven Greenstein**, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University*Developing a Qualitative Geometry from the Conceptions of Young Children* - September 26
**Daisuke Takagi**, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Applied Math Lab, NYU*How Synthetic Microswimmers Move, Turn, Flip, and Spread* - April 26
**Neil Johannsen**, Ph.D. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA - March 18
**Professor Larry D'Antonio**, School of Theoretical and Applied Science, Ramopo College - March 11
**Professor Ani Hsieh**, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Drexel University - March 7
**Amy Davidow**, Ph.D., UMDNJ - February 16
**Timothy Fukawa-Connelly**, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Hampshire*Analyzing the teaching of advanced mathematics courses via the enacted example space* - February 15
**Professor Lou Kondic**, Department of Mathematics, NJIT - February 9
**Anja Bosy-Westphal**, M.D., Ph.D. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany*Relationship between resting energy expenditure and energy balance: results from clinical trials and controlled feeding experiments* - February 8
**Lider Leon, Nicholas Kass, Kristina Torbratt**, Undergraduate students*Three Vignettes of Mathematical Modeling: Predicting and Treating Epidemics, Growth of Cancerous Tumors, and Complex Patterns in a Simple System* - January 25
**Dr. Rosenblum and Dr. Weiss**, UMDNJ