Past Seminars

Spring 2019

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Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017




  • 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, Montclair State University
    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


  • 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 and 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, Montclair State University
    Graph Connectivity Indices of Octagonal Systems
  • November 13
    Pamela Guerron, Montclair State University 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 Montclair State math alumni)
    On God’s Number(s) for Rubik’s Slide


  • 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 and 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