Seminars, Colloquia and Research talks

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PDE and Applied Math Seminars

Dr. Alex Hoover. Sept. 19, 4:15pm in CAS 139
From Nerve Net to Vortex Ring: A Computational Modeling Approach to Medusan Biomechanics
In order for an organism to have a robust mode of locomotion, their neuromuscular organization must be adaptable in a changing environment. In jellyfish, the activation and release of muscular tension is governed by the interaction of pacemakers with the underlying motor nerve net that communicates with the musculature. This set of equally-spaced pacemakers located at bell rim alter their firing frequency in response to environmental cues, forming a distributed mechanism to control the bell's muscular contraction.The relative simplicity of the jellyfish nervous system presents mathematicians with the opportunity to examine an intriguing multi-scale, multi-physics system with many potential applications to soft-body robotics and tissue-engineered pumps. In this talk, we explore the control of medusan neuromuscular activation in with a model jellyfish bell immersed in a viscous fluid and use numerical simulations to describe the interplay between active muscle contraction, passive body elasticity, and fluid forces. The fully-coupled fluid structure interaction problem is resolved using an adaptive and parallelized version of the immersed boundary method (IBAMR). This model is then used to explore the interplay between the speed of neuromechanical activation, fluid dynamics, and the material properties of the bell.

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Algebra and Combinatorics Seminars

13 April 2018, 4:25pm, CAS 220
How to stock shelves in a polygonal library, or graft cherry trees to a root stock part 2, Stefan Forcey
University of Akron

6 April 2018, 4:25pm, CAS 220
How to stock shelves in a polygonal library, or graft cherry trees to a root stock, Stefan Forcey
University of Akron

9 March 9 2018, 4:30, CAS 220
Doubly-invariant subgroups for the prime p=2, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

23 February 2018, 4:25pm, CAS 220
A graph on $p$-tuples of partitions (and if there's time, why we care), JP Cossey
University of Akron

9 February 2018, 4:25pm, CAS 220
A partition by centers of centralizers for semi-extraspecial groups, Mark Lewis
Kent State University

2 February 2018, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Partitions with small defect and what to do with them part 2, JP Cossey
University of Akron

26 January 2018, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Partitions with small defect and what to do with them, JP Cossey
University of Akron

28 April 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
When hobbies overlap: core partitions and Catalan numbers part 2, JP Cossey
University of Akron

21 April 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
When hobbies overlap: core partitions and Catalan numbers, JP Cossey
University of Akron

24 March 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Sequence 522: Google directions and the stellohedron, Stefan Forcey
University of Akron

17 March 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Automorphisms of elementary abelian-over-cyclic wreath product p-groups part 2, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

10 March 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Automorphisms of elementary abelian-over-cyclic wreath product p-groups, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

3 March 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
An arrangement of regular n-simplices in certain n-cubes part 3, Patrick Showers
University of Akron

24 February 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
An arrangement of regular n-simplices in certain n-cubes part 2, Patrick Showers
University of Akron

17 February 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
An arrangement of regular n-simplices in certain n-cubes, Patrick Showers
University of Akron

10 February 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Dirichlet's theorem on primes in arithmetic progression part 2, Stuart Clary
University of Akron

3 February 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Dirichlet's theorem on primes in arithmetic progression, Stuart Clary
University of Akron

27 January 2017, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Mathematical Shibboleths: 10 drawings in 3 steps, Stefan Forcey
University of Akron

9 December 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Automorphisms of finite monolithic groups part 3, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

2 December 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Automorphisms of finite monolithic groups part 2, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

18 November 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Automorphisms of finite monolithic groups, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

11 November 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Euler characteristic of the symmetric group, part 3, JP Cossey
University of Akron

4 November 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Euler characteristic of the symmetric group, part 2, JP Cossey
University of Akron

28 October 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220
Euler characteristic of the symmetric group, JP Cossey
University of Akron

21 October 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220D
Semi-extraspecial p-groups, part 3, Mark Lewis
Kent State University

14 October 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220D
Semi-extraspecial p-groups, part 2, Mark Lewis
Kent State University

7 October 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220D
Semi-extraspecial p-groups, Mark Lewis
Kent State University

30 September 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220D
Rational-valued and real-valued characters part 3, Hung Nguyen
University of Akron

23 September 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220D
Rational-valued and real-valued characters part 2, Hung Nguyen
University of Akron

16 September 2016, 4:25pm, CAS 220D
Rational-valued and real-valued characters, Hung Nguyen
University of Akron

22 April 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Split-facets of the balanced minimal evolution polytope, Logan Keefe
University of Akron

15 April 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Split-facets of the balanced minimal evolution polytope, Stefan Forcey
University of Akron

8 April 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Doubly-invariant subgroups of an abelian 3-group of 3-by-3 matrices, part 3, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

1 April 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Doubly-invariant subgroups of an abelian 3-group of 3-by-3 matrices, part 2, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

18 March 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Doubly-invariant subgroups of an abelian 3-group of 3-by-3 matrices, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

11 March 2016, 3:20pm, CAS 220
Brauer characters of q'-degrees, Dr. Hung Tong-Viet
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
Class-preserving automorphisms of groups part 3, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

9 Oct. 2015 9:55am, CAS 220
Class-preserving automorphisms of groups part 2, Jeff Riedl
University of Akron

2 Oct. 2015 9:55am, CAS 220
Class-preserving 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
p-Parts of character degrees, HP Hung Tong-Viet
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
Doubly-invariant subgroups of a finite additive abelian p-group 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 p-groups, 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 Bockting-Conrad
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
Quasi-simple groups and their complex group algebras, part 3, Dr Hung Nguyen
University of Akron

21 February 2013, 2:00pm, CAS 220
Quasi-simple 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
Quasi-simple 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
Iwahori-Hecke 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
Iwahori-Hecke 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 p-adic numbers, part 2, Dr. Jeff Riedl
Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron

6 September 2012, 12:00pm, CAS 220D
An introduction to p-adic numbers, Dr. Jeff Riedl
Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron

1 March 2012, 2:00pm, CAS 220D
Free Gerstenhaber-Voronov Algebras, Dr. Maria Ronco
Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Talca, Chile

16 February 2012, 2:00pm, CAS 220D
p-Regular 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

The UA SIAM Student Chapter will host Dr. Daniel Munther, an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Cleveland State University, Friday April 6th 2018 at 3:30pm in Crouse 209.
Title: Mechanistic dose-response modeling for Listeria monocytogenes: a new perspective for risk assessment

The UA SIAM Student Chapter will host Dr. Pat Wilber, UA math professor, on Thursday November 30th 2017 at 3:00pm in JAR 151.
Title: An Elastica Model that Describes the Buckling of Cross-sections of Multi-walled Nanotubes

The UA SIAM Student Chapter will host Paul Stager, a UA math alumnus and current director of engineering at CISCO, on Friday November 10th 2017 at 3:15pm in Leigh Hall 306. In his talk, Paul will give some insight into software defined networks (SDN), wireless security, wireless location, and work-flow analytics that require machine learning and data analytics, and numerically efficient solutions to non-linear systems of equations.

On Thursday March 9th 2017 at 4pm, the UA SIAM student chapter seminar will present Daniel Rhoads, a PhD student in Engineering Applied Mathematics at UAkron and NASA Fellow. Dan will talk about "Investigation of Carbon Fiber Architecture in Braided Composites Using X-Ray CT Inspection."

16 February 2017 4pm in Olin 107, Shawn Ryan, Department of Mathematics at Cleveland State. "Collective Dynamics in Active Biological Systems"

14 November 2016, 3:15pm, LH 414
Dealing with Missing Values and Imbalanced Data in Predictive Modeling
Chien-Chung Chan, Professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Akron

11 November 2016, at 4:30pm, CAS 138
From Akron to Silicon Valley, Mathematics Provides Opportunities
Michael Wransky, UAkron Math Department Alumnus

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 circular-well 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
Hilbert-Samuel 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 Fall 2019

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Spring 2019

  • April 5 and 6, 2019. We are hosting the Spring Meeting of the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Starting 1:15pm Friday April 5. For schedule and locations of talks and events, see the conference page.
  • Representatives from Search Discovery, a data analytics consulting agency, will be on campus this Friday 4/5/2019 to give a presentation entitled
    "Intro to Data Analytics & Marketing Consulting: Academia to Industry."
    Learn about applying your education to analytics and marketing in the real world.
    The presentation will be given by
    Andrew Ash, Data Engineer Rachel Starvaggi, Digital Marketing Analyst Alex Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Analyst Julie Shallman, Analytics Analyst
    The presentation will be held in CAS142 on Friday April 5th 2019 from 11-12.
  • Thanks for a great 2019 Mathematics Banquet, hosted by the student organizations WIM, SIAM and PME, at 6:00 pm on the evening of Friday, April 26th, 2019 in room A of the Quaker Plaza. All are invited!
  • Colloquium: Scott Schueller will speak on "Careers as a Quantitative Analyst: Math + Stats + Coding + Finance = Quant."
    Friday, March 8, 2019
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    CAS room 134
  • Engineering Talk: Thursday 3/7/2019 3pm-4 ASEC 122
    Carianne Martinez
    "Machine Learning Applications at Sandia National Laboratories"
  • Research Talk: Thursday 3/7/2019 3:45pm-4:45 CAS 135
    Hung Nguyen
    "From Symmetry to Group Theory and Representation Theory"
  • Thanks for a great picnic! Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:45 pm: The annual fall picnic at Sand Run Park Mingo Lodge (map) was hosted by the math student groups: PME, WIM and SIAM.