All department colloquium will be held in room 156 (building 8) from 12:05pm-12:50pm, unless announced otherwise.  Refreshments will be served at 12:00 noon.  Please address any colloquium-related questions to the department colloquium committee (Dr. Hubertus von Bremen or Dr. Ioana Mihaila). Please click on the titles to read an abstract of the presentation.     

   Fall Quarter '06
October 05
 Dr. Alfonso Castro, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, "From College Algebra to Open Questions in Boundary Value Problems"
October 19
 Dr. Michael Krebs, Cal State University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, "Symmetric Groups and Ramanujan Graphs"

November 02

 Ms. Lisa Morales, Mr. Nathan M. Olson, & Mr. Jason Pham, Cal Poly Pomona Student Talks, "Properties of Segments in the Hausdorff Metric Geometry", "Holonomizing and Deholonomizing: Communicators in Actions", & "Matrix Norm, Sup Norm, Commuting Matrices, and the Von Newmann's Inequality

November 16

 Dr. Katherine Bhan, University of California, Irvine, CA, "Monte Carlo Method in Biomedical Optics"

November 30

 Ms. Johanna Tam, Mr. Michael E. Grigsby, & Mr. Hernan Oscco, Cal Poly Pomona Student Talks, "The Minimum Distance Energy for Polygonal Unknots" and "On Solutions to a Nonlinear Elliptic Equation
   Winter Quarter '07

January 16

 Ms. Christine L. Latulippe, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, "Environments that Encourage Math Graduate Teaching Assistants: The Effect of Institution Type and Availability of Training"

January 17

 Dr. Gwen L. Fisher, Cal Poly SLO, San Luis Obispo, CA, "Visualizing Symmetry: The Art and Mathematics of Symmetry Groups"

January 18

 Ms. Michelle A. Manes, Brown University, Providence, RI,  "Habits of Mind: An Organizing Principle for Math Curriculum and Instruction"

January 23

 Dr. Kellie M. Evans, Cal State Northridge, Northridge, CA, "A Four-Parameter Family of Two-Dimensional Cellular Automata: Results, Conjectures, Open Questions, and Math Education"

January 25

 Dr. Thomas W. Judson, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, "High School Calculus in Japan and the United States"

January 30

 Dr. Zhonghong Jiang, New York University, New York, NY, "Teaching and Learning Mathematics  with Technology"

February 16

 Mr. Adam Molnar, University of Chicago, IL, "Bayesian Trees and Neural Networks"

February 19

 Dr. Jungwon Chris Mun, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, "Non-Deletion Approach to Detect Discordant Subjects in Repeated Measurements"

February 22

 Dr. Philip A.  Yates, ACNielsen, Glenview, IL, "Methods for the Analysis of Flood Frequency Distributions"

February 27

 Mr. Joe Latulippe, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, "A Phenomenological Model for the Responses of Neurons"

March 01

 Mr. Arthur S. Berg, University of California, San Diego, CA, " Density Estimation of IID, Dependent and Censored Data"
   Spring Quarter '07

April 06

 Dr. Jorge Garcia, Cal State Channel Islands, Channel Islands, CA, "How Many Tops and Bottoms of Mountains Can There Be?"

April 19

 Dr. Greisy Winicki-Landman, Cal Poly Pomona, "Math Made Visual"

May 03

 Dr. Kevin Iga, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA,  "Adinkras: Supersymmetry Using Graphs and Codes"

May 17

 Dr. Kendra Killpatrick, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA,  "Posets, Dominos and the Search for a Hook Formula" in room 8-149

May 29

 Mr. Loc Tuong Le, Cal Poly Pomona (M.S. Thesis Defense),  "A Bayesian Dynamic Space-Age-Time Model: An Application to Prostate Cancer Mortality Rate" in room 8-248 (1:00pm-2:00pm)

May 31

 Dr. Alfonso Limon, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA,  "Gridless Gridded Techniques and Their Applications to Discrete PDEs"