# Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquia

Spring 2013

As a general rule, colloquia are held on Fridays at 2:00pm in EMS E495 with refreshments at 1:30pm in EMS E424A. There are regular exceptions as noted below. All colloquium talks are free and open to the public.

### Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10am

Rolando Olivas Saunders

UW-Milwaukee

**Title:** Improved Estimation of PM2.5 Using Langrangian Satellite-Measured Aerosol Optical Depth

### Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12:30pm in EMS E408

Annika Laser

UW-Milwaukee

**Title:** Statistical Investigation of the Immune Response in Non-human Primate Model

### Friday, April 19, 2013

Meng Wang

Princeton University

**Title:** The equation $\Delta u+\nabla\phi\cdot\nalba u=8\pi c(1-he^{u})$ on a Riemann surface

### Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:30am in EMS E408

Jason Gaddis

UW-Milwaukee

**Title:** PBW Deformations of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras and their Homogenizations

### Friday, April 12, 2013 at 4pm

Pamela E. Harris

United States Military Academy

**Title:** Teaching in the Trenches: A Year as a West Point Professor

### Friday, April 12, 2013

Jonathan Kahl

UW-Milwaukee

**Title:** Atmospheric Science Study Abroad in Mexico: Is Acid Rain Melting the Pyramids?

### Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Carlos Castillo-Chavez

Arizona State University

**Title:** Mathematical Models for the Transmission Dynamics of Tuberculosis

### Friday, April 5, 2013

Glenn Webb

Vanderbilt University

**Title:** Mathematical Models of Nosocomial Epidemics in Hospitals

### Friday, March 29, 2013

Agostino Capponi

Purdue University

**Title:** Dynamic Portfolio Optimization with a Defaultable Security and Regime Switching

### Friday, March 15, 2013

Peter Hinow

UW-Milwaukee

**Title:** A Nonsmooth Program for Jamming Hard Spheres

### Monday, March 11, 2013 at 3:30pm in EMS E424A

Min Hyung Cho

Dartmouth College

**Title:** Wave scattering in layered media

### Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 2:15pm

Lei Wang

Argonne National Laboratory

**Title:** Fast Summation Algorithms and Applications

### Monday, March 4, 2013 at 3:30pm in E424A

Bangti Jin

Texas A&M University

**Title:** An Invitation to Fractional Differential Equations

### Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1pm

Wei Wei

University of Waterloo

**Title:** Optimal Allocation Problems in Insurance and Finance with Dependent Risks

### Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2:15pm in EMS E495

Duan Chen

Ohio State University

**Title:** The Cancer Identity and the Role of Macrophages

### Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4pm

Zhongyi Yuan

University of Iowa

**Title:** Asymptotic Analysis of Extreme Portfolio Risks

### Friday, February 22, 2013

Kenneth Price

UW-Oshkosh

**Title:** Good Gradings of Generalized Incidence Rings

### Friday, February 8, 2013

David Anderson

UW-Madison

**Title:** Multi-Level Monte Carlo for Stochastically Modeled Biochemical Reaction Systems