# Past Seminars

## 2017

- May 1 2017 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Keith Weber, Rutgers University**

How students perceive lectures in advanced mathematics - April 24 2017 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Daniel Abrams, Northwestern University**

Careful or colorful? The evolution of animal ornaments - April 17 2017 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Jorge Trueba, Montclair State University**

Exploring the morphodynamics of river deltas and barrier islands with simple models - April 10 2017 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Andrada Ivanescu, Montclair State University**

Dynamic Child Growth Prediction: A Comparative Methods Approach - March 27 2017 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Gary Gordon, Lafayette University**

Trees and subtrees - March 13 2017 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Diane Henderson, Penn State University**

Models of and Experiments on Downshifting of Freely-Propagating, Surface-Gravity Waves - February 27 2017 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Deming Zhuang, Citigroup Model Risk Management**

Applications of mathematics in the financial industry - February 23 2017 at 10:15 AM in CELS room 110

**Virgil Pierce, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley**

Enumeration of Ribbon Graphs Using Complex Gaussian Random Variables - February 22 2017 at 10:20 AM in Richardson Hall room 261, Department Seminar

**Collin Capano, Albert Einstein Institute**

The detection and analysis of the first gravitational-wave observations - February 21 2017 at 9:00 AM in CELS room 110

**Ben Herbst, Stellenbosch University**

Computation in Science - February 10 2017 at 11:00 AM in Richardson Hall room 231, Department Seminar

**Rodica Martin, Montclair State University**

The Advanced LIGO Interferometer - preparing the beam for detection of gravitational waves - February 7 2017 at 9:00 AM in CELS room 110, Department Seminar

**Weimin Han, University of Iowa**

Numerical Analysis of Hemivariational Inequalities - February 3 2017 at 11:00 AM in Richardson Hall room 231, Department Seminar

**Brian Anderson, University of Maryland and National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)**

Better Living Through Quantum Mechanics - January 31 2017 at 10:30 AM in CELS room 110, Department Seminar

**Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver**

Sequence Packings and STEM CLUSTERS: A Research Overview in Two Parts - January 30 2017 at 4:15 PM in Richardson Hall room 222, Department Seminar

**Sanghyun Lee, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences University of Texas at Austin**

Enriched Galerkin Approximations for Coupled Flow and Transport in Porous Media - January 27 2017 at 11:30 AM in Richardson Hall room 222, Department Seminar

**Longhua Zhao, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, Case Western Reserve University**

Fluid-structure interactions with biological applications

## 2016

- December 12 2016 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**David Trubatch, Montclair State University**

Wave breaking in the Short-Pulse Equation - December 5 2016 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Nicholas Wasserman, Teachers College - Columbia University**

Addressing the Dilemma of Advanced Mathematics in Secondary Teacher Preparation: The Case of a Real Analysis Course - November 14 2016 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Soutir Bandyopadhyay, Lehigh University**

Wendland meets Markov: Kriging for LARGE spatial data - November 7 2016 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102, the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Amir Sajjadi, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital**

Optical Near Infrared Imaging; From breast cancer imaging to monitoring phase transition in adipose tissues - October 24 2016 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**David Shirokoff, NJIT**

Approximate global minimizers for pairwise interaction problems - October 10 2016 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Erika Hamden, California Institute of Technology**

FIREBall-2: upcoming UV observations of the circumgalactic medium - September 26 2016 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Janet Striuli, Fairfield University**

Uniform bounds for free resolutions - September 12 2016 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Erin Krupa, Montclair State University**

Undergraduate Students’ Knowledge of Algebra in the Math Emporium: Effective for whom and for what? - July 13 2016 at 8:00 PM in CELS room 110, Astronomy Club Seminar

**Jay Gowers**

Planetary Probes: Exploring the Solar System and Beyond - June 8 2016 at 8:00 PM in CELS room 110, Astronomy Club Seminar

**Tolga Gumusayak**

The Physics Behind Astrophotography - May 11 2016 at 8:00 PM in CELS room 110, Astronomy Club Seminar

**Students presenting their projects in astronomy and physics**

MSU Student Projects - May 2 2016 at 3:45 PM in CELS room 110, Mathematics Education Seminar

**Dr. Luis A. Leyva, Recent PhD graduate from Rutgers Graduate School of Education.**

Mapping the margins [in mathematics] - April 27 2016 at 4:15 PM in Richardson Hall room 222, Department Colloquium

**Mathematical Science Students present their research.**

Student Research - April 20 2016 at 4:15 PM in Richardson Hall room 222

Pure and applied seminar by the two visiting Chinese scholars - April 13 2016 at 8:00 PM in CELS room 110

**Dr. Marc Favata, mathematical sciences department, will be discussing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)**

The First Detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO - April 13 2016 at 4:00 PM in CELS room 120

**Dr. Marc Favata, mathematical sciences department, will be discussing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)**

The First Detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO - February 10 2016 at 8:00 PM in CELS room 207

**Jana Grcevich, American Museum of Natural History**

The Dark Matter of Ghost Galaxies - February 10 2016 at 3:45 PM in Richardson Hall room 223

**Dr. Steven Greenstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, CSAM.**

Topology, Technology, and Children's Ideas - February 4 2016, All Day in Richardson Hall room 224

**Pulsars: precision tools for understanding the Universe**

Rob Ferdman, Research Associate, Interview

## 2015

- December 9 2015 at 8:00 PM in CELS room 207

Astronomy Club Seminar - December 9 2015 at 3:45 PM in CELS room 225

**Teo Paoletti, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences**

Reasoning Quantitatively to Develop Function and Inverse Function Meanings - November 18 2015 at 3:00 PM in Richardson Hall room 222

**Enjoy Thanksgiving, avoid the weight gain**

Say "No" To Thanksgiving Weight Gain - November 11 2015 at 8:00 PM in CELS room 207

**Astronomy Club Seminar with Kevin Urban**

Earth Voyage: Sailing the Seas of the Solar Wind - November 4 2015 at 3:45 PM in Richardson Hall room 223

**Karmen Yu and Justin Seventko**

Calculus Support Group - October 28 2015 at 3:30 PM in Richardson Hall room 261

**Physics Club Seminar featuring Lynn Schneemeyer, Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics**

Highly correlated electron systems: electrons behaving differently in complex materials - October 21 2015 at 3:30 PM in Richardson Hall room 261

**Eric Forgoston, Mathematical Sciences professor here at Montclair State**

Introduction to Noise-Induced Rare Events - October 14 2015 at 8:15 PM in CELS room 207

**Astronomy Club Seminar**

Summer Star Parties Remembered - October 14 2015 at 3:45 PM in CELS room 225

**Exploring Connections Between Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, and Mathematics Topics Studied in Teacher Preparation Programs**

Mathematics Education Seminar Series - October 14 2015 at 2:45 PM in Richardson Hall room 222

**Dr. Stanley R. Huddy, Assistant Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University gives a seminar delving into chaos theory**

An Introduction to Chaos Theory - September 23 in Richardson 222 at 3pm
**Dr. Jamie Radcliffe, University of Nebraska-Lincoln***The Friendship Paradox* - September 9, Astronomy Club lecture,
**Dr. Deborah Freile of New Jersey City University***The Demise of the Dinosaurs: Bolide Impact or Flood Basalts* - April 29
**Dr. Ren Zhang, VP American Express***Application of Statistics and Big Data Analysis in the Customer Finance Industry* - 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* - 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