Colloquia

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences has scheduled the following talks for the academic year 2015-2016.   Click on the speaker's abstract to obtain a  .pdf  file containing additional information on the talk.  Please check back a day before the scheduled event to determine if any changes have occurred.  All talks take place in the Joseph Wiener Lecture Hall (MAGC 1.302), unless otherwise noted.  For further information or for special accommodations, contact Dr. Baofeng Feng via email at baofeng.feng@utrgv.edu

Academic Year 2018-2019

Monday, April 8, 2019
12:15- 1:30 pm, EMAGC 1.410/ BLHSB 1.312
Manifolds with Special Holonomy [Abstract]
Dr. Sema Salur, Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester

Friday, March 29, 2019
1:00pm--2:00pm, EMAGC 1.302/BLHSB 1.312
A trust-region direct constrained optimization method for solving the Kohn-Sham equations [Abstract]
Juan Meza, Director of NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences

Monday, March 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, EMAGC 1.402 / BLHSB 1.312
Minimal Triangulations for 3-manifolds [Abstract]
William Jaco, Department of Mathematics Oklahoma State University

Friday, March 1, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm, BLHSB 1.312 and ESCNE 1.603
Exploiting wave transport in classical and quantum open systems [Abstract]
Hamidreza Ramezani, Department of Physics, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Friday, November 2, 2018
4:00pm-5:00pm, EMAGC 1.302 and BLHSB 1.312
Gelfand-Tsetlin modules of Lie algebras [Abstract]
Dimitar Grantcharov, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington

Friday, September 21, 2018
4:00pm--5:00pm, EMAGC 1.410
Barndoff-Nielsen and Shephard model with various applications to finance. [Abstract]
Idranil SenGupta, North Dakota State University

Academic Year 2017-2018

Friday August 10, 2018
2:00 pm--3:00 pm, EMAGC 3.502 (Edinburg) / BLHSB 1.312 (Brownsville)
Modeling Human Airway Swelling by the Deep Power of Fundamental Mathematics [Abstract]
Dr. Kun Gou, Department of Sciences and Mathematics Texas A&M University--San Antonio

Friday, April 20, 2018
3:00pm--4:00pm, EMAGC 1.410/BLHSB 2.312
Learning Math from the prints of M.C. Escher [Abstract]
Joe Romano, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Friday, March 23, 2018
3:00pm-4:00pm, EMAGC 1.410
Communication, Culture, and Work in Mathematics Teaching in Departments of Mathematical Sciences [Abstract]
Dr. Shandy Hauk, Science, Technology, Engineering, WestEd, CA

Friday, March 2. 2018
4:00pm--5:00pm, EMAGC 1.410 / BLHSB 2.312
Explicit solutions to integrable evolution equations [Abstract]
Tuncay Aktosun, University of Texas at Arlington

Friday, February 16, 2018
4:00pm--5:00pm, EMAGC 1.410/BLHSB 2.312
The Sphere Covering Inequality and its applications. [Abstract]
Changfeng Gui, University of Texas San Antonio

Friday, January 12, 2018
11:00am--12:00pm, EMAGC 1.302
Heat kernel estimates on Riemannian manifolds [Abstract]
Alexander Grigor'yan, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Friday, December 1, 2017
12:45pm--13:30pm, EMAGC 1.302
On a reverse space-time nonlocal Sasa-Satsuma equation [Abstract]
Zuo-nong Zhu, School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China

Friday, December 1, 2017
12:00pm--12:45pm, EMAGC 1.302
Multiplicative operators in the spectral problem of integrable systems [Abstract]
Adrian Espinola-Rocha, Universidad Automata Metropolitana, Mexico

Friday, November 10, 2017
3:00pm--4:30pm, EMAGC 1.302
Mathematics of the Soccer Ball: Mathematicians Quest to Minimizing Energy [Abstract]
Peter Dragnev, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Monday, November 6, 2017
12:05pm -- 1:30pm, EMAGC 1.410
Numerical Investigation of Crouzeix's Conjecture [Abstract]
Michael L. Overton, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Academic Year 2016-2017

Friday, April 28, 2017
12:15pm-1:30pm MAGC 1.302
Topology and Combinatorics of Real Toric Manifolds [Abstract]
Suyoung Choi, Ajou University, Korea

Thursday, April 13, 2017
12:15-1:00 pm, BBRHB 1.207 and via WebEX to EMAGC 1.302
Integration of Science and Statistics in Teaching and Research of Stochastic Processes [Abstract]
Wenyaw Chan, University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12:15-1:00 pm, EMAGC 1.302 and via WebEX to BBRHB 1.207
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: From a Mathematical Scientist's Perspective [Abstract]
Wenyaw Chan, University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:15 -- 1:00 pm, BBRHB 1.207 and via WebEX to EMAGC 1.302
Persistence Means Being Unafraid of Failures and Rejections: My Views on Teaching and Research [Abstract]
Ravindra Khattree, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Oakland University

Monday, April 10, 2017
12:15-1:00 pm, EMAGC 1.302 and via WebEX to BBRHB 1.207
A Dream for Quality Education in Quantitative Sciences: What A School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Should be [Abstract]
Ravindra Khattree, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Oakland University

Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:15pm-1:30pm, MAGC 1.402
From nothing to something: nonlinear systems and quantum representation theory [Abstract]
Professor Senyue Lou, School of Natural Sciences, Ningbo University

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
12:15pm-1:00pm, BMAIN 2.112
Build it while you fly it: Teaching and Community Outreach Philosophy [Abstract]
Hani Michel Samawi, Georgia Southern University, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
12:15pm--1:00pm, EMAGC 1.302
Moving forward and expending your Research [Abstract]
Hani Michel Samawi, Georgia Southern University, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:15pm - 1:30pm, MAGC 1.302
Wave-breaking equations, peakons, and their properties [Abstract]
Stephen Anco, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Brock University, Canada

Friday, February 3, 2017
13:00-14:30, MAGC 1.302
Poncelet polygons, the Painleve VI and the Schlesinger equations [Abstract]
Vladimir Dragovic, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, The University of Texas at Dallas

Friday, December 9, 2016
16:00pm - 17:00pm, MAGC 1.302
Dissipative Solitons in Optical Fiber Systems [Abstract]
Mario F. S. Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal

Thursday, November 17, 2016
12:15-13:15, MAGC 1.302
Complex Form of Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics [Abstract]
Dr. Sergei Suslov, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences,  Arizona State University


Thursday, October 27, 2016
12:15pm-1:15pm, MAGC 1.302
Vector Products and Division Algebras [Abstract]
Jorg Feldvoss, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Alabama

 Academic Year 2015-2016

Thursday, November 5, 2015
3:05pm-4:O5pm, MAGC 1.302
Wave models with time-dependent mass and dissipation [Abstract]
Michael Reissig, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
15:05--16:05, MAGC 1.302
Complex analysis in several variables, CR manifolds, and realizability [Abstract]
Gerardo A. Mendoza, Department of Mathematics, Temple University