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PDE and Applied Math Seminars
Spring 2014 seminar series
Fall 2013 seminar series
Spring 2013 seminar series
Fall 2012 seminar series
Algebra and Combinatorics Seminars
22 April 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Splitfacets of the balanced minimal evolution polytope, Logan Keefe
University of Akron
15 April 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Splitfacets of the balanced minimal evolution polytope, Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
8 April 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Doublyinvariant subgroups of an abelian 3group of 3by3 matrices, part 3, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
1 April 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Doublyinvariant subgroups of an abelian 3group of 3by3 matrices, part 2, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
18 March 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Doublyinvariant subgroups of an abelian 3group of 3by3 matrices, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
11 March 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Brauer characters of q'degrees,
Dr. Hung TongViet
Kent State University
4 March 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
The minimal number of characters in a block of a finite (solvable) group (part 3), JP Cossey
University of Akron
26 Feb. 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
The minimal number of characters in a block of a finite (solvable) group (part 2), JP Cossey
University of Akron
19 Feb. 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
The minimal number of characters in a block of a finite (solvable) group, JP Cossey
University of Akron
12 Feb. 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Induced characters with equal degree constituents (part 3), Corey Lyons
Kent State University
5 Feb. 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Induced characters with equal degree constituents (part 2), Corey Lyons
Kent State University
29 Jan. 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Induced characters with equal degree constituents, Corey Lyons
Kent State University
11 Dec. 2015, 9:55am, CAS 220
Can symmetries help solve genetic mysteries? (part 2), Dr. Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
20 Nov. 2015, 9:55am, CAS 220
Can symmetries help solve genetic mysteries?, Dr. Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
30 Oct. 2015 9:55am, CAS 220
The geometry of the Mathieu groups, part 2 Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
23 Oct. 2015 9:55am, CAS 220
The geometry of the Mathieu groups Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
16 Oct. 2015 9:55am, CAS 220
Classpreserving automorphisms of groups part 3, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
9 Oct. 2015 9:55am, CAS 220
Classpreserving automorphisms of groups part 2, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
2 Oct. 2015 9:55am, CAS 220
Classpreserving automorphisms of groups, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
25 Sept. 2015 9:55am, CAS 220
Nilpotent blocks of solvable groups part 2, JP Cossey
University of Akron
18 Sept. 2015 9:55am, CAS 220
Nilpotent blocks of solvable groups, JP Cossey
University of Akron
1 May 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
pParts of character degrees, HP Hung TongViet
University of Pretoria
24 April 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
Phylogenetics and Polytopes part 2, Dr. Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
17 April 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
Phylogenetics and Polytopes, Dr. Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
20 March 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
Doublyinvariant subgroups of a finite additive abelian pgroup of matrices, Dr. Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
6 March 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
Binomial forms of minimal height, Lubjana Beshaj
Oakland University
27 February 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
An extension of Thompson's character degree theorem, part 3, Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
20 February 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
An extension of Thompson's character degree theorem, part 2, Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
13 February 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
An extension of Thompson's character degree theorem, Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
6 February 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
Brauer graphs of the symmetric group part 3, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
30 January 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
Brauer graphs of the symmetric group part 2, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
23 January 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 220
Brauer graphs of the symmetric group, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
21 November 2014, 3:15pm, CAS 220
Codegrees and nilpotence class of pgroups, Dr. Mark Lewis
Kent State University
14 November 2014, 3:15pm, CAS 220
Ratios of character counts in the symmetric group and related combinatorics, part 2, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
7 November 2014, 3:15pm, CAS 220
Tridiagonal pairs and the quantum enveloping algebra Uq(sl2), Dr. Sarah BocktingConrad
Oberlin College
31 October 2014, 3:15pm, CAS 220
Ratios of character counts in the symmetric group and related combinatorics, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
24 October 2014, 3:15pm, CAS 220
Routes, schedules, and genetic histories: using polytopes to find optimal solutions, part 3, Dr. Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
17 October 2014, 3:15pm, CAS 220
Routes, schedules, and genetic histories: using polytopes to find optimal solutions, part 2, Dr. Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
10 October 2014, 3:15pm, CAS 220
Routes, schedules, and genetic histories: using polytopes to find optimal solutions, Dr. Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
26 September 2014, 3:15pm, CAS 220
The largest character degrees of the symmetric and alternating groups, part 3, Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
12 September 2014, 3:10pm, CAS 220
The largest character degrees of the symmetric and alternating groups, part 2, Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
5 September 2014, 3:10pm, CAS 220
The largest character degrees of the symmetric and alternating groups, Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
10 April 2014, 1:45pm, Olin 105
Conjugacy class sizes of the symmetric groups, Cavan Dickson
University of Akron
20 March 2014, 1:45pm, Olin 105
The cyclic sieving phenomenon, part 3, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
13 March 2014, 1:45pm, Olin 105
The cyclic sieving phenomenon, part 2, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
6 March 2014, 1:45pm, Olin 105
The cyclic sieving phenomenon, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
20 February 2014, 1:45pm, Olin 105
Orbit sizes for finite groups having an extraspecial normal subgroup of odd order, part 4, Dr. Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
13 February 2014, 1:45pm, Olin 105
Orbit sizes for finite groups having an extraspecial normal subgroup of odd order, part 3, Dr. Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
6 February 2014, 1:45pm, Olin 105
Orbit sizes for finite groups having an extraspecial normal subgroup of odd order, part 2, Dr. Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
30 January 2014, 1:45pm, Olin 105
Orbit sizes for finite groups having an extraspecial normal subgroup of odd order, Dr. Jeff Riedl
University of Akron
14 November 2013, 1:00pm, CAS 220
Sufficient conditions for solvability and nilpotency in terms of character degrees, part 2, Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
7 November 2013, 1:00pm, CAS 220
Sufficient conditions for solvability and nilpotency in terms of character degrees, Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
3 October 2013, 1:00pm, CAS 220
Large orbit theorems, their applications, and related questions in finite group theory, part 3, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
26 September 2013, 1:00pm, CAS 220
Large orbit theorems, their applications, and related questions in finite group theory, part 2, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
19 September 2013, 1:00pm, CAS 220
Large orbit theorems, their applications, and related questions in finite group theory, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
12 September 2013, 1:00pm, CAS 220
Determinants and truth values, part 2, Dr. Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
5 September 2013, 1:00pm, CAS 220
Determinants and truth values, Dr. Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
18 April 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Commutator calculus for finite wreath product groups, part 3, Dr. Jeffrey Riedl
University of Akron
11 April 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Commutator calculus for finite wreath product groups, part 2, Dr. Jeffrey Riedl
University of Akron
4 April 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Commutator calculus for finite wreath product groups, Dr. Jeffrey Riedl
University of Akron
14 March 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Tubes and Trees: When is a poset a polytope?, part 2, Dr Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
12 March 2013, 4:30pm, Crouse 311
Stable Marriages, Dr Jenya Supranova
Kent State University
7 March 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Tubes and Trees: When is a poset a polytope?, Dr Stefan Forcey
University of Akron
28 February 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Quasisimple groups and their complex group algebras, part 3, Dr Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
21 February 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Quasisimple groups and their complex group algebras, part 2, Dr Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
14 February 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Orders of perfect groups with dihedral involution centralizers, Michael Strayer
University of Akron
7 February 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Quasisimple groups and their complex group algebras, Dr Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
31 January 2013, 2:00pm, CAS220
Liebeck and Shalev's result on the zeta function of the symmetric group, part 2, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
24 January 2013, 2:00pm, CAS220
Liebeck and Shalev's result on the zeta function of the symmetric group, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
6 December 2012, 12:05pm, CAS 220
An elementary proof of the hook length formula, part 2, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
29 November 2012, 12:05pm, CAS 220
An elementary proof of the hook length formula, Dr. JP Cossey
University of Akron
25 October 2012, 12:05pm, CAS 220
The Witten zeta function encoding conjugacy class sizes of finite groups, Dr. Hung Nguyen
University of Akron
4 October 2012, 12:00pm, CAS 220D
IwahoriHecke Algebras: S_n, A_n, B_n (and beyond?), Part 2, Dr. J.P. Cossey
Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron
27 September 2012, 12:00pm, CAS 220D
IwahoriHecke Algebras: S_n, A_n, B_n (and beyond?), Dr. J.P. Cossey
Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron
13 September 2012, 12:00pm, CAS 220D
An introduction to padic numbers, part 2, Dr. Jeff Riedl
Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron
6 September 2012, 12:00pm, CAS 220D
An introduction to padic numbers, Dr. Jeff Riedl
Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron
1 March 2012, 2:00pm, CAS 220D
Free GerstenhaberVoronov Algebras, Dr. Maria Ronco
Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Talca, Chile
16 February 2012, 2:00pm, CAS 220D
pRegular and Fayers Partitions, Dr. J. P. Cossey
Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron
26 January 2012, 2:00pm, CAS 220D
Bounding the largest irreducible representation degree in terms of smaller degrees in the classical groups, Dr. Hung Nguyen
Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron
PME/SIAM talks, Career talks and other Seminars
11 March 2016, 3:30pm, LH 312
What does a mathematician do at a car insurance company?
David Martin, Chief Data Scientist at ROOT.
11 Sept. 2015, 1:30pm, SHN 354
Working at Applied Vision
Jacob Trombetta
26 February 2015, 3:30pm, CAS 139
Dave Johnson, chief scientist at Michigan Aerospace
Spring 2015 Career seminar series
2 October 2014, 3:00pm, Schrank North 359
Actuarial Careers, Rudy Palenik
Casualty Actuarial Society.
22 January 2013, 3:30pm, LH 305
Existence, nonexistence and optimal decay of solutions to nonlinear Choquard equations, Dr. Vitaly Moroz
Swansea University, UK
15 October 2012, 2:30pm, CAS 143
Coagulation dynamics of uniform growth and random shock waves, Dr. Bob Pego
Carnegie Mellon University
18 October 2012, 2:30pm, CAS 136
Gamma convergence for pattern forming systems with competing interactions, Dr. Cyrill Muratov
Department of Mathematics, New Jersey Institute of Technology
20 September 2012, 4:30pm, CAS 107
Multilevel methods for image deblurring, Dr. Malena Espanol
Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron
4 September 2012, 4:30pm, Olin 119A
Asymptotic behavior of critical points of an energy involving a circularwell potential, Dr. Itai Shafrir
Israel Institute of Technology (Technion)
8 March 2012, 4:00pm, CAS 107
On the energy of the current vector of a complex valued function in R^3, Dr. Alberto Montero
Department of Mathematics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
9 February 2012, 4:00pm, LH 311
HilbertSamuel Polynomials, Dr. Lori McDonnell
Department of Mathematics, Ashland University
6 February 2012, 4:00pm, CAS 142
The Rubik's Cube in Twenty Moves, Dr. Morley Davidson
Department of Mathematics, Kent State University
27 January 2012, 4:05pm, CAS 142
Homogenization of Random Structures, Dr. Victor Berdichevsky
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
Announcements for Spring 2016
Calendar
 Save the date! The PME induction ceremony and the Math Department banquet, hosted by PME, WIM and SIAM is planned for May 3 this year. That’s a Tuesday evening! Dinner starts at 6pm and festivities, including the induction of our newest PME honor society members, start at about 6:45. Banquet location is in Quaker Station. Please RSVP to Stefan or Malena. Dinner is $15 per person. Please also help spread the word: if you have the email of alumni or friends of the Math Department please forward this invitation to them!
 Wednesday April 6th at 3:154:15 pm in CAS 144: Wanda Strychalski, from Case Western Reserve University, will speak on: Mathematical Modeling of Cellular Blebbing
 Join Pi Mu Epsilon! Anyone can join the student org as a math club member and then apply for honor society membership.
 PDE and Applied Math seminar Thursday 03/17/16. Artem Zvavitch of Kent State University will continue to speak on "BrunnMinkowski type inequalities for different measures." The seminar starts at 1:00pm in CAS 220 D.
 The UA Algebra Seminar will meet Fridays March 18, April 1 and April 8 from 3:20 to 4:10 in CAS 220D. Jeff Riedl will speak on Doublyinvariant subgroups of an abelian 3group of 3by3 matrices.
 Pi day celebration: 3:00 on Monday March 14 in CAS 220 (but in order to appropriately celebrate, we will not start the party until 3:14 pm). Also at 4:00 pm The Imitation Game will be shown in CAS 240.
 The UA Algebra Seminar will meet Friday March 11 from 3:20 to 4:10 in CAS 220D. Dr. Hung TongViet of Kent State University will speak on Brauer characters of q'degrees
 Tuesday 03/08/16. Artem Zvavitch of Kent State University will speak on "BrunnMinkowski type inequalities for different measures." The seminar starts at 2:30pm in CAS 220D
 A Major Award has been received!
 The UA Algebra Seminar will meet Friday February 19 and 26 from 3:20 to 4:10 in CAS 220D. JP Cossey will speak on "The minimal number of characters in a block of a finite (solvable) group"
 WIM Lecture Series
Lola Thompson from Oberlin College
February 24th at 3:15pm, CAS 144 Title: Twin primes and their kin  SIAM Student Chapter Seminar
David Martin, Chief Data Scientist at ROOT will come to UAkron and give a presentation in the SIAM Seminar on Friday March 11th at 3:304:20 pm in LH 312.
The title of the talk is: What does a mathematician do at a car insurance company?  WIM Lecture Series
Wanda Strychalski from Case Western Reserve
April 6th at 3:00pm  Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:30pm, CAS 108 American Greetings is planning a visit to UA to discuss intern and job opportunities for graduate students in Statistics and Mathematics.
 Women in Math Valentine’s Day Outing! Join us for food and fun on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:30pm. Meet in the CAS Atrium and go to The Lockview from there! RSVP to Makayla Tyree.
 Support your peers!
Mackenzie Jones and Oliver Evans will give talks at the PME YSU Regional Conference on Feb. 20th.
They will practice their talks on Friday Feb. 12th at 3:30pm in CAS 240.  REU Summer Programs 2016
Still looking for Undergraduate Research Opportunities this summer, here is a link to a list of REU programs with topics and deadlines. Notice that some application deadlines are coming soon.  The UA Algebra Seminar will meet Fridays: January 29, Feb 5 and 12 from 3:20 to 4:10 in CAS 220D. Corey Lyons of Kent State University will speak on: Induced characters with equal degree constituents.
 More Seminars and Colloquia are currently scheduled in algebra, combinatorics and PDE's.
 We have now an official SIAM Student Chapter.
 The Women In Mathematics group is hosting seminars this semester by female mathematicians on their research and career opportunities.
Announcements for Fall 2015
 The Department of Mathematics hosted a career seminar by Ms. Ginny Gegick of Aon Hewitt on December 3rd from 3:30 to 4:30 in LH 312. Ms. Gegick, a UA alumna, works as a retirement actuary for Aon Hewitt. She will talk about what retirement actuaries do.
 Thursday November 5th, 2015 at 3:30pm Where: Leigh Hall 312 Speaker: Michelle Clem, NASA Glenn Research Center Title: The Critical Role of Math in Flow Visualization Techniques
 Friday October 2, 5:30pm. The annual fall picnic at Sand Run Park Mingo pavilion (map) was hosted by the math department faculty and student groups: PME, WIM and SIAM. Thanks to all 41* attendees for making it a terrific event! *This number includes at most 3 deer.
 September 23, 12 pm. Progressive Insurance: Big Data in the Workplace Speaker Series. Student Union Room 335, *Refreshments and snacks will be served!*
 The UA Algebra Seminar will meet on Friday September 25 from 9:55 to 10:45am in CAS 220D. JP Cossey will speak on ``Nilpotent blocks of solvable groups'' All are welcome.
 The UA SIAM Student Chapter hosted UA math alumnus Jacob Trombetta for a talk on Friday, Sept. 11, at 1:30pm in Schrank Hall North 354 (SHN 354). Jacob will talk about his experience working at Applied Vision and the problems he has been working on.
Announcements for Spring 2015
 Friday, May 1 (CAS 220, 3:30pm) Hung TongViet of the University of Pretoria will speak on pParts of character degrees.
 Friday, May 1st at 5 PM Ballrooms D and E in the Student Union. Joint PME/WIM/SIAM math department banquet. (RSVP to J.P. Cossey)
 Friday, May 8, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. College of Business Administration’s Murphy Room (Room 258). Mario Garzia will be a guest participant in the IT Executive Exchange May Forum.
 April 16 (CAS 220, 3:004:00 pm) Vitaly Moroz (Swansea University, UK) will speak on Groundstates of a SchrodingerPoissonSlater type equation.
 April 2 and 9 (CAS 220, 2:00 pm) Fedor Nazarov (Kent State University) spoke on Mass kinetics and the persistence problem.
 Friday March 6, 3:30pm in CAS 220 Lubjana Beshaj of Oakland University spoke on ``Binomial forms of minimal height.''
 February 19, CAS 220, 2:303:30 pm Ihsan Topaloglu (McMaster University, Canada) spoke on Minimizers of Purely Nonlocal AttractiveRepulsive Energies via Interaction Regularization.

Career seminar: Feb. 19, Kolbe 51, 4:00 pm.
Maria Mandlis from Google. Sign up at "Cool things that matter!"  PME Career seminar Feb. 26, 3:30 in CAS 139. Dave Johnson, chief scientist at Michigan Aerospace and alumni of our applied math PhD program spoke on his experiences in the industry.
 Join Pi Mu Epsilon! Get your application from Dr. Cossey. Deadline for applications is Monday, March 2nd.

Career seminar: Feb. 05, CAS 142, 3:00 pm.
Michael Kulis, Michael Hicks, Marit Meyer and Lauren Best from NASA Glenn Research Center will give an overview of their research and share their experience of work at NASA. They will also discuss programs and internships available for students (both graduate and undergraduate) at NASA Glenn.  The Women In Mathematics group is hosting seminars this semester by female mathematicians on their research and career opportunities.
 Recent talk: Nguyet Nguyen, Youngstown State University: Hidden Markov Models for Financial Economics; Jan. 22, 2:45pm in CAS 142.