The Department of Mathematics sponsors a regular colloquium that hosts several talks by external speakers every year and a general faculty seminar for talks by faculty and students. Seminars are listed below after the colloquia.

Mathematics Colloquium

On Friday, November 4, 2022, Dr. Tatyana Sorokina, Professor of Mathematics at Towson University, will present a sabbatical lecture on Bernstein-Bezier Techniques. The lecture will take place at 2:00 pm, in Room 320 of 7800 York Road.

Abstract: “Mathematics is made of 50% formulae,  50% proofs and 50% imagination.” In our talk we will mostly  adhere to the latter, and introduce some ideas related to the study of piecewise polynomials, called splines.  Bernstein-Bezier bases for vector spaces of piecewise polynomials in several variables provide a powerful tool to analyze smoothness, dimension and approximation order of such functions. The talk is designed to demonstrate why such bases are superior to the standard basis in spline theory. Some new results on boundary-symmetric splines will be briefly discussed as well.  

Recent Mathematics Colloquium Talks

Date Topic Speaker
May 20, 2022 Valuation and optimal surrender policy for reverse mortgage guarantees  Dr. Junsen Tang,
University of St. Thomas
Apr 15, 2022 The mathematics of how HIV/AIDS defeats the immune system and how to defeat the virus Dr. Cameron Browne,
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Apr 8, 2022 Numerical methods for solving polynomial systems Dr. Dan Bates,
US Naval Academy
Mar 4, 2022 The topological symmetry groups of the Heawood graph Dr. Robin Wilson,
Cal Poly Pomona
Oct 29, 2021 The value of a pension buyout: An employee (retiree) perspective Dr. Tianxiang Shi,
Temple University
Oct 15, 2021 Learning nonlinear operators using deep neural networks for diverse applications Dr. Lu Lu,  
University of Pennsylvania
May 7,
Studying graphs associated with groups Dr. Mark Lewis,
Kent State University
Apr 16,
A new regularization term for deep neural networks with applications to biological data Dr. Zerotti Woods,
Johns Hopkins University

Seminar Meetings

The Mathematics Seminar is the venue where Towson faculty and students report on their research activities. The Graduate Seminar hosts expository talks by faculty that introduce graduate students in the departmental APIM Master's program to topics that present opportunities for graduate research projects. 

Upcoming Seminars

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Recent Mathematics Seminar & Sabbatical Talks

  • On May 6, 2022, Dr. Leonid Stern presented a sabbatical lecture on the Distribution of norm groups of algebraic number fields.
  • On April 29, 2022, Dr. Yunwei Cui presented a sabbatical lecture on the Estimation of a semi-parametric trend model: Theory and practice.
  • On June 8, 2021, Dr. Min Ji presented a sabbatical lecture on Modeling mortality dependence: An application of dynamical vine copula.
  • On May 14, 2021, Dr. Angel Kumchev presented a sabbatical lecture on Recent results in discrete harmonic analysis.