Schedule
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, Università di Bologna  Regularity of solution of subRiemannian 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  11am12pm  Virtual, via Zoom: 929 6655 1992  Dr. Olena Burkovska, Oak Ridge National Labs  Nonisothermal nonlocal phasefield models permitting sharp interfaces 
Monday, February 19, 2024  11am12pm  Salisbury Labs 011  Oleksandr Misiats, Virginia Commonwealth University  
Monday, March 25th, 2024  11am12pm  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  ChargeBased 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  12 pm  Dr. Ellen Luckins, University of Warwick 
Drying and impurity deposition in porous materials 

Friday, April 12, 2024  12pm  Kaven Hall 115  Dr. Robert Hunt, Brown University 
Colloquium
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  3:003:50pm  Unity Hall 405  Mason DiCicco, WPI  Intro to nearest neighbor complexity 
Monday, September 25, 2023  3:003:50pm  Unity Hall 405  Ralihe Villagran, WPI  Determinantal ideals and sandpile groups of graphs 
Monday, October 2, 2023  3:003:50pm  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 Butsontype 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  1111:50am  Fuller Labs 320  Adam Wagner, WPI  
Monday, February 19th, 2024  1111:50 AM  Fuller Labs 320  Bill Martin, WPI  Quantum isomorphic graphs from association schemes (part 2) 
Friday, March 22nd, 2024  12:0012:50 PM  Olin Hall 109  Mason Dicicco, WPI  Communication Complexity and Linear Arrangements 
Friday March 29th, 2024  12:001:00 PM  Olin Hall 109  Ralihe Raul Villagran, WPI  Distance Ideals of (directed) Graphs 
Friday April 5th, 2024  12:001:00 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 3Node Neural Network is NPComplete 
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  23pm  Olin Hall 223  Jaehyuk Choi, Peking University HSBC Business School  Simulation schemes for the Heston model with Poisson conditioning 
Monday, October 30, 2023  1011am  Unity Hall 405  Shane Gao, WPI  Investing in Mutual Funds: Exploiting the Crosssectional Predictability in Fund Performance 
Monday, November 13, 2023  1011am  Unity Hall 405  Qi Feng, Florida State University  Signature and Deep Learning Methods for PathDependent Problems in Finance 
Monday, November 20, 2023  1011am  Unity Hall 405  Xiao Shen, University of Utah  Random growth models and the KPZ universality 
Friday, December 1, 2023  22:50pm  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  1011am  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  11am12pm  Zoom  Mai Dao, Wichita State University  Bayesian inference in quantile regression models for macroeconomic stress testing 
Thursday, October 5, 2023  11am12pm  Zoom  Wiranthe Herath, Drake University  Reducedrank 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 capturerecapture 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  11am12pm  Salisbury Labs 411  Gonazlo Contador  An EM type algorithm for estimating GOrnsteinUhlbeck parameters in the presence of missing data 
Numerical Methods Seminar
Date  Time  Location  Speaker  Title 

Monday, October 2, 2023  11am12pm  Atwater Kent 219  Siavash Jafarzadeh, Lehigh University  Reliable datadriven models for engineering design 
Monday, October 9, 2023  11am 12pm  Atwater Kent 219  Juntao Huang, Texas Tech University  Structurepreserving moment models for the radiative transport and free surface flows 
Wednesady, November 1, 2023  11am12pm  Virtual: via Zoom 929 6655 1992  Yulong Lu, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  Machine learning meets PDEs 
Monday, November 13, 2023  11am12pm  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 Largescale 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, physicsinformed neural networks and multimodal scans 
Monday, December 11, 2023  11am12pm  Virtual: via Zoom 929 6655 1992  Shuhao Cao, University of Missouri, Kansas City  Structureconforming Operator Learning via Transformers 
Archived AY 2223 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 COVID19 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 PostModel Selection Inference; Fourier Method on Sufficient Dimension Reduction in Time Series  Colloquium 
9/14/22  Adam Wagner  WPI  The largest projective cubefreesubsets 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 submanifolds  Statistics Seminar 
9/26/22  Jiongmin Yong  University of Central Florida  Turnpike Properties for Stochastic LinearQuadratic 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 reactiondiffusion 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 divergencefree 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 nonmatroidial collections and Timechanged 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  NilsChristian Detering  University of California, Santa Barbara  Pricing options on flow forwards by neural networks in Hilbert space  Financial Math Seminar 
11/14/22  Jonathan ChavezCasillas  University of Rhode Island  Adaptive Optimal MarketMaking 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 datadriven 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  EIMdegradation 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 attractiverepulsive energies  Analysis/PDE Seminar 
12/9/22  Misha Kilmer  Tufts University  PaLEnTIR: a Parametric Level Setbased Approach to Image Reconstruction and Restoration  Colloquium 
1/12/23  Qiao Zhuang  WPI  An Immersed CrouzeixRaviart Finite Element Methods for NavierStokes Equations with Moving Interfaces  Numerical Methods Seminar 
1/23/23  Brigitte Servatius  WPI  Selfdual 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  Morphoelasticity 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 variableorder 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 ManifoldStructured 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 nearsingular 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 pvalue combination  Statistics Seminar 
Archived AY 2324 Seminars
Date  Speaker  Affiliation  Title  Seminar/Colloquium 

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