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.
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
|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,
|Oct 15, 2021
||Learning nonlinear operators using deep neural networks for diverse applications
||Dr. Lu Lu,
University of Pennsylvania
|Studying graphs associated with groups
||Dr. Mark Lewis,
Kent State University
|A new regularization term for deep neural networks with applications to biological
||Dr. Zerotti Woods,
Johns Hopkins University
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.
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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.