Seminar and Colloquium Schedules

Analysis/PDE Seminar
Date Time Location Speaker   Title    
Monday, September 11, 2023 11am - 12pm Atwater Kent 219 Nicole Buczkowski, WPI Comparing and Contrasting Two Nonlocal Biharmonic Operators
Monday, September 25, 2023 11am - 12pm Atwater Kent 219 Giovanna Citti, Universit√† di Bologna  Regularity of solution of sub-Riemannian type operators 
Friday November 3, 2023 11am - 12pm HA209 (joint with Colloquium) Gianni Dal Maso, SISSA New results on homogenisation of free discontinuity problems
Monday, December 4, 2023 11am-12pm Virtual, via Zoom: 929 6655 1992 Dr. Olena Burkovska, Oak Ridge National Labs Non-isothermal nonlocal phase-field models permitting sharp interfaces
Monday, February 19, 2024 11am-12pm Salisbury Labs 011 Oleksandr Misiats, Virginia Commonwealth University  
Monday, March 25th, 2024 11am-12pm Virtual Pablo Raul Stinga, Associate Professor and Director of Diversity at Iowa State University   
Thursday, April 11, 2024 11am - 12pm Unity Hall 400 Guanying Peng, WPI

Rigidity of the Eikonal equation with $L^p$ entropies


Applied Math Seminar
Date Time Location Speaker   Title    
Thursday, October 26, 2023 11am - 12pm Unity Hall 405 Sergey Makaroff, WPI Charge-Based Brain Modeling Engine with Boundary Element Fast Multipole Method
Thursday, November 9, 2023 11am - 12pm Unity Hall 405 Derek Drumm, WPI Drag Minimization in a Viscous Fluid Using Derivative Free Optimization 
Thursday, November 16, 2023 11am - 12pm Unity Hall 405 Dane Johnson, WPI Adaptive Biological Transport Networks
Thursday, December 7, 2023 11am - 12pm Unity Hall 405 Abiy Tasissa, Tufts University Local sparse coding on a Delaunay triangulation: structured sensing and stability analysis using distance geometry
Friday, February 23, 2024 1-2 pm   Dr. Ellen Luckins, University of Warwick

Drying and impurity deposition in porous materials

Friday, April 12, 2024 1-2pm Kaven Hall 115 Dr. Robert Hunt, Brown University  
Date Time Location Speaker   Title    
Friday, September 8, 2023 11am - 12pm HA 209, Forkey Conf. Rm Dana Ferranti, WPI Simulating bodies immersed in viscous flows: new developments in the Method of Regularized Stokeslets (MRS)
Friday, September 15, 2023 11am - 12pm HA 209, Forkey Conf. Rm Yonatan Ashenafi, WPI Stochastic Models Describing Microorganism Motion, with a Focus on the Emergence and Behavior of Collectives
Friday, September 29, 2023 11am - 12pm Virtual: via Zoom 938 8407 5985 Xueyu Zhu, University of Iowa Efficient Bayesian Physics Informed Neural Networks for Inverse Problems via Ensemble Kalman Inversion
Friday, October 6, 2023 11am - 12pm HA 209, Forkey Conf. Rm Ralihe Raul Villagran, WPI On some algebraic invariant of graphs: from their sandpile groups to determinantal ideals 
Friday, October 13, 2023 11am - 12pm HA 209, Forkey Conf. Rm Robert D. Poodiack, Norwich University Applications of Squigonometry to Areas and Volumes
Friday, October 27, 2023 11am - 12pm HA 209, Forkey Conf. Rm Haonan Wang, Colorado State University Statistical modeling of complex data with applications  
Friday, November 17, 2023 11am - 12pm Unity Hall 520 Elizabeth Newman, Emory University Training Made Easy: Harnessing Structure and Curvature Information to Train Neural Networks Efficiently
Friday, December 1, 2023 11am - 12pm Innovation Studio 203 Matthew Hancock, PhD, Veryst Engineering, LLC (Needham, MA) Multiphysics Simulation in Microfluidic Device Development

Friday, December 8, 2023 

Joint with Physics Department

11am - 12pm Innovation Studio 203 Andrew Prentice, Monash University The Modern Laplacian Theory for the Formation of our Solar System - 50 years on!
Friday, January 12, 2024 11am - 12pm Salisbury Labs 104 Qiao Zhuang, WPI Scientific Machine Learning Interacts and Synergizes with Traditional Numerical Methods
Friday, March 15, 2024 11am - 12pm Salisbury Labs 105 Neil Calkin, Clemson University Revisiting Recounting the Rationals
Friday, March 22, 2024 11am - 12pm Salisbury Labs 105 Joseph Fehribach, WPI Mathematical Overview of Kirchhoff Graphs
Friday, April 26, 2024 11am - 12pm Salisbury Labs 105 Mark Ainsworth, Brown University High order mixed finite element approximation of incompressible flow




Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Date Time Location Speaker   Title    
Monday, September 18, 2023 3:00-3:50pm Unity Hall 405 Mason DiCicco, WPI Intro to nearest neighbor complexity
Monday, September 25, 2023 3:00-3:50pm Unity Hall 405 Ralihe Villagran, WPI Determinantal ideals and sandpile groups of graphs 
Monday, October 2, 2023 3:00-3:50pm Unity Hall 405 Harmony Zhan, WPI The second largest eigenvalue of a tree
Monday, October 9, 2023 3:00 - 3:50pm Unity Hall 405 Guillermo Nunez Ponasso, WPI The asymptotic existence of Butson-type Hadamard matrices
Monday, October 30, 2023 3:00 - 3:50pm Salisbury Labs 407 Herman Servatius, WPI Rigidity and movability of configurations in the projective plane
Monday, November 27, 2023 3:00 - 3:50 pm Salisbury Labs 407 Mason DiCicco, WPI Threshold circuit lower bounds from communication complexity
Monday, January 29, 2024 11-11:50am Fuller Labs 320 Adam Wagner, WPI  
Monday, February 19th, 2024 11-11:50 AM Fuller Labs 320 Bill Martin, WPI Quantum isomorphic graphs from association schemes (part 2)
Friday, March 22nd, 2024 12:00-12:50 PM Olin Hall 109 Mason Dicicco, WPI Communication Complexity and Linear Arrangements
Friday March 29th, 2024 12:00-1:00 PM Olin Hall 109 Ralihe Raul Villagran, WPI Distance Ideals of (directed) Graphs
Friday April 5th, 2024 12:00-1:00 PM Olin Hall 109 Bill Martin, WPI Association Schemes, Planar Scaffolds, and Duality
Friday, April 26th, 2024 12:00 - 1:00 PM Olin Hall 109 Nikhil Gangaram, WPI Training a 3-Node Neural Network is NP-Complete
Friday June 21st, 2024 1200 - 12:50 PM Olin Hall 109 Hermie Monterde, University of Manitoba Graph and Matrix Theoretic Aspects of Continuous Quantum Walks








Financial Mathematics Seminar
Date Time Location Speaker   Title    
Monday, September 25, 2023 2-3pm Olin Hall 223 Jaehyuk Choi, Peking University HSBC Business School Simulation schemes for the Heston model with Poisson conditioning
Monday, October 30, 2023 10-11am Unity Hall 405 Shane Gao, WPI Investing in Mutual Funds: Exploiting the Cross-sectional Predictability in Fund Performance
Monday, November 13, 2023 10-11am Unity Hall 405 Qi Feng, Florida State University Signature and Deep Learning Methods for Path-Dependent Problems in Finance
Monday, November 20, 2023 10-11am Unity Hall 405 Xiao Shen, University of Utah Random growth models and the KPZ universality
Friday, December 1, 2023 2-2:50pm Salisbury Labs 402 Michael Ludkovski, University of California, Santa Barbara Statistical Surrogates in Quantitative Finance: from Learning the Greeks to Adaptive Robust Stochastic Control
Monday, December 11, 2023 10-11am Unity Hall 405 Yonatan Ashenafi, WPI Homogenization of Multiscale SDE systems
Thursday, April 11th, 2024 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Salisbury Labs 011 Oren Mangoubi, WPI Diffusion Generative Models





Machine Learning in Mathematics Seminar
Date Time Location Speaker   Title    
Wednesday March 20th, 2024 2 PM - 2:50 PM Olin Hall 218 Adam Wagner, WPI Guiding Intuition with Saliency Analysis
Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 2PM - 2:50 PM Olin Hall 218 Adam Wagner, WPI Guiding Intuition with Saliency Analysis


Statistics Seminar
Date Time Location Speaker   Title    
Thursday, September 21, 2023 11am-12pm Zoom Mai Dao, Wichita State University Bayesian inference in quantile regression models for macroeconomic stress testing
Thursday, October 5, 2023 11am-12pm Zoom Wiranthe Herath, Drake University Reduced-rank envelope vector autoregressive model 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 11am - 12pm Hybrid: Fuller Labs 320 & Zoom ID: 99064789615  Shuaichuan Feng, WPI Student Methodology Development in the Target Prioritization Engine 
Thursday, November 9, 2023  11am - 12pm Fuller Labs 320 Jianing Wang, Mass General Hospital, Biostatistics Center and Harvard Medical School A spatial capture-recapture approach for estimating opioid use disorder prevalence in small areas using linked health administrative data
Thursday, November 16, 2023 11am- 12pm Zoom Zhuanzhuan Ma, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Sparse Bayesian Variable Selection in High Dimensional Regression
Thursday, February 8, 2024 11am-12pm Salisbury Labs 411 Gonazlo Contador An EM type algorithm for estimating G-Ornstein-Uhlbeck parameters in the presence of missing data
Numerical Methods Seminar
Date Time Location Speaker   Title    
Monday, October 2, 2023 11am-12pm Atwater Kent 219 Siavash Jafarzadeh, Lehigh University Reliable data-driven models for engineering design
Monday, October 9, 2023 11am- 12pm Atwater Kent 219 Juntao Huang, Texas Tech University Structure-preserving moment models for the radiative transport and free surface flows
Wednesady, November 1, 2023 11am-12pm Virtual: via Zoom 929 6655 1992 Yulong Lu, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Machine learning meets PDEs
Monday, November 13, 2023 11am-12pm Olin Hall 218 Sebastian Aland, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany Droplets on soft substrates and biomembranes - Numerical simulation of soft wetting
Monday, November 27, 2023 11am - 12pm Virtual: via Zoom 929 6655 1992 Jiahua Jiang, University of Birmingham Hybrid Projection Methods for Solution Decomposition in Large-scale Bayesian Inverse Problems 

Monday, December 4, 2023

Joint with Applied Math Seminar

11am - 12pm Olin Hall 218 John Lowengrub, University of California, Irvine Personalized predictions of glioblastoma infiltration: Mathematical models, physics-informed neural networks and multimodal scans
Monday, December 11, 2023 11am-12pm Virtual: via Zoom 929 6655 1992 Shuhao Cao, University of Missouri, Kansas City Structure-conforming Operator Learning via Transformers
Archived AY 22-23 Seminars
Date Speaker Affiliation Title Seminar/Colloquium
8/31/22 Bill Martin WPI Discovering new strongly regular graphs Discrete Math Seminar
9/2/22 Binan Gu,      Nicole Buczkowski WPI Graphical Representation of Membrane Filtration and Stability of solutions to nonlocal models Colloquium
9/7/22 Cristina Ballantine College of the Holy Cross Hooks and contents in partitions Discrete Math Seminar
9/8/22 Nicole Buczkowski WPI More applications of the stability of solutions to nonlocal models with respect to changes in data Analysis/PDE Seminar
9/8/22 Xiaohui Chen, Zihang Xu WPI Comparison and Exploration of Missing Data Handling Methods on Unexpectedly High Missing Rate of 6MWD Endpoint Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic; Data analysis in bank/web data  Statistics Seminar
9/9/22 Nadeesha Jayaweera, Tharindu De Alwis WPI Confidence Envelopes for Parametric Model Selection Criteria and Post-Model Selection Inference; Fourier Method on Sufficient Dimension Reduction in Time Series Colloquium
9/14/22 Adam Wagner WPI The largest projective cube-freesubsets of Z_{2^n} Discrete Math Seminar
9/15/22 Yanzhao Wang WPI DODII: Bayesian Dose Optimization Design for Phase II study Statistics Seminar
9/16/22 Yangyang Wang University of Iowa Robustness and homeostasis in biological networks Colloquium
9/19/22 Pamela Harris University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee On Becoming Better Mentors and Advocates in STEM Colloquium
9/21/22 Guillermo Nunez Ponasso WPI Hadamard's maximal determinant problem and generalizations Discrete Math Seminar
9/22/22 Zhigang Yao National University of Singapore Principal sub-manifolds Statistics Seminar
9/26/22 Jiongmin Yong University of Central Florida Turnpike Properties for Stochastic Linear-Quadratic Optimal Control Problems Financial Math Seminar
9/28/22 Mason DiCicco WPI Expected Length of the Longest Common Subsequence Discrete Math Seminar
10/5/22 Bill Martin WPI Synchronization and designs in the symmetric group Discrete Math Seminar
10/24/22 Kwamie Dunbar WPI Evaluating carbon's transition risk on crypto returns via the lens of dynamic asset pricing Financial Math Seminar
10/25/22 Bill Martin WPI Ideals related to strongly regular graphs and equiangular lines Discrete Math Seminar
10/27/22 Riuji Sato WPI Asymptotic analysis of a system of reaction-diffusion equations for modeling gene drives Analysis/PDE Seminar
10/28/22 Abby Pekoske Fulton, Ernesto Caceres WPI Dynamics of DNA knots with excess link and Continuous Penalty Stabilization for divergence-free finite element methods Colloquium
11/1/22 Sam Tripp WPI Grid homology Discrete Math Seminar
11/1/22 Zhongqiang Zhang WPI Radial basis function methods for PDEs with integral fractional Laplacian Numerical Methods Seminar
11/4/22 Nathan Uricchio and Sixian Jin WPI Matroid circuit duality on non-matroidial collections and Time-changed Mean Field Game Colloquium
11/7/22 Ming Min University of California, Santa Barbara Smoothness of directed chain SDEs and its application in machine learning Financial Math Seminar
11/10/22 Xiaodong Yan University of Connecticut Nonlinear Theory for Smectic A Liquid crystals Analysis/PDE Seminar
11/11/22 Ganggang Xu University of Miami Semiparametric Multinomial Logistic Regression for Multivariate Point Pattern Data Colloquium
11/11/22 Nils-Christian Detering University of California, Santa Barbara Pricing options on flow forwards by neural networks in Hilbert space Financial Math Seminar
11/14/22 Jonathan Chavez-Casillas University of Rhode Island Adaptive Optimal Market-Making Strategies with Inventory Liquidation Costs Financial Math Seminar
11/15/22 Nathan Uricchio WPI Applications of Powerset Operators, Especially to Matroids Discrete Math Seminar
11/15/22 Vladimir Druskin WPI Embedding properties of data-driven reduced order models and imaging of SAR data Numerical Methods Seminar
11/18/22 Lorenzo Ruffoni Tufts University An invitation to negative curvature: from Euclidean to hyperbolic geometry, and back Colloquium
11/22/22 Oleg Karpenkov University of Liverpool Geometry of continued fractions Discrete Math Seminar
11/29/22 Yanlai Chen UMass Dartmouth EIM-degradation free RBM via over collection and residual hyper reduction and its application to fluid flow problems and optimal mass transport Numerical Methods Seminar
12/1/22 Nicholas Chisholm WPI A Generalized Lorentz Reflection Theorem  Analysis/PDE Seminar
12/2/22 Joseph Fehribach WPI Kirchoff Graph Uniformity Colloquium
12/5/22 Jiamin Jian WPI Convergence of the equilibrium measure for the LQG Mean Field Games with A Common Noise Financial Math Seminar
12/6/22 Grzegorz Swirszcz DeepMind Discovering faster matrix multiplication algorithms with reinforcement learning Discrete Math Seminar
12/8/22 Ihsan Topaloglu Virginia Commonwealth University Set minimizers of attractive-repulsive energies Analysis/PDE Seminar
12/9/22 Misha Kilmer Tufts University PaLEnTIR: a Parametric Level Set-based Approach to Image Reconstruction and Restoration Colloquium
1/12/23 Qiao Zhuang WPI An Immersed Crouzeix-Raviart Finite Element Methods for Navier-Stokes Equations with Moving Interfaces Numerical Methods Seminar
1/23/23 Brigitte Servatius WPI Self-dual maps on the sphere and other compact surfaces Discrete Math Seminar
2/3/23 Vicky Chuqiao Yang MIT Dynamical system models for voting and collective decisions Colloquium
2/6/23 Bill Martin WPI Dispersed graph labellings Discrete Math Seminar
2/13/23 Martine Ben Amar Sorbonne University and Ecole Normale Superieure Morpho-elasticity of living systems by examples: leaves and embryonic C.elegans Analysis/PDE Seminar
2/13/23 Andre Nachbin IMPA Water Waves in Highly Irregular Domains Colloquium
2/13/23 Brigitte Servatius WPI Delta Matroids Discrete Math Seminar
2/17/23 Nicholas Battista The College of New Jersey Paddling and squirming: exploring Tomopteris swimming performance Colloquium
2/20/23 Neranga Fernando College of the Holy Cross Quandles, racks and shelves Discrete Mathematics Seminar
2/27/23 Lidia Mrad Mount Holyoke College Nematic liquid crystals in microfluidic channels Analysis/PDE Seminar
3/17/23 Jeffrey Hoffstein Brown University Some applications of interesting mathematics to cryptography Colloquium
3/20/23 Philippe LeFloch Sorbonne University Shock waves, propagating interfaces, and gravitational singularities Colloquium
3/22/23 Qi Wang University of South Carolina Onsager principle, mathematical modeling, and numerical algorithm design Colloquium
3/23/23 Adam Wagner WPI Open problems in combinatorics Discrete Math Seminar
3/27/23 Joerg Osterrieder University of Twente A tour through Quantitative Finance Research in the Era of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Financial Math Seminar
3/30/23 Yanzhi Zhang Missouri University Numerical Methods for heterogeneous problems with variable-order fractional Laplacian Numerical Methods Seminar
3/31/23 Joris Roos UMass Lowell Spherical maximal functions and fractal dimensions of dilation sets Colloquium
4/3/23 Frederick "Forrest" Miller WPI Risk Indifference Pricing for American Put Options Financial Math Seminar
4/6/23 Rongjie Lai RPI Learning Manifold-Structured Data using Deep Neural Networks: Theory and Applications Numerical Methods Seminar
4/6/23 Sebi Cioaba University of Delaware A brief tour of spectral graph theory Colloquium
4/13/23 Bowei Wu UMass Lowell A simple and accurate numerical method for singular and near-singular integration Numerical Methods Seminar
4/14/23 Justin Joque University of Michigan Accounting for the Bayesian Revolution Colloquium
4/20/23 Yanzhao Cao Auburn University Analysis and numerical algorithm of a stochastic neural network Numerical Methods Seminar
4/27/23 Yue Yu Lehigh University Learning Neural Operators for Complex Physical System Modeling Analysis and PDE Seminar
4/28/23 Shuhong Gao Clemson University Groebner Bases and Polynomial Systems from Cryptography Colloquium
5/31/23 Gonzalo Contador Federico Santa Maria Technical University A minimum Wasserstein distance approach to discrete p-value combination Statistics Seminar
Archived AY 23-24 Seminars
Date Speaker Affiliation Title Seminar/Colloquium
Location: Unity Hall
Office Location: 4th Floor, Room 457 (Temporarily Moved Due to Stratton Hall Renovation)
Phone: 508-831-5241
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