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 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 Dr. Burkovska, Oakridge National Labs TBA


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
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!




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
Friday, December 11, 2023 10-11am Unity Hall 405 Yonatan Ashenafi, WPI TBA




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




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
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 11am - 12pm Olin Hall 218 John Lowengrub, University of California, Irvine TBA
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
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