This Colloquia Archive includes a complete list of all Department of Mathematical Sciences colloquia titles, abstracts and speakers going back to 1997.


Submissions from 2017


On subgraphs of 2k-cycle-free graphs, Abhishek Methuku

Inverse Approximation of Groupoids, Kyle Austin

Representations, wavelets, and spectral triples for k-graphs: an infinite path space approach, Carla Farsi

D-optimal Experimental Design for Bayesian Inverse Problems, Arvind Saibaba


Measuring Level Sets of C^{1,1} Functions, Laramie Paxton

Illumination in Mathematics: An Affective Experience?, Peter Liljedahl

“We want to bring them into what we love”: Exploring Desire in Teacher Education, Ian Parker Renga

Moment-based approximations of algorithms on semirings, Oliver Serang

Analyzing Data on the Microbiome using Linear Models based on Approximate Singular Value Decompositions, Glen Satten

From Hyperbolic to Algebraic Geometry through Character Varieties, Charles Katerba

Math Department Awards Ceremony, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana

Predictive Spatiotemporal Modeling, Andrew Hoegh

Mathematics of Photoacoustic Tomography, Linh Nguyen

The effects of metabolite production cost on cooperation in microbial communities, Diana Schepens

An intro to quantum BV theory, Ryan Grady

Combinatorial polynomials and the geometry of 2-bridge links, Eric B. Chesebro


Systems of parameters and the Cohen-Macaulay property, Katharine Shultis

Infinite Product Representations of Kernel Functions on Fractals, James Tipton

Acquiring Intelligence: Assembling Tomorrow's Data-Driven, AI-Everywhere World, Peter Coffee

Dog & Pony Show: An Introduction to Research in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Fredercik Peck and Emily Stone

Submissions from 2016

From Mass to Force: Finding Value and Direction in Big Data, Peter Coffee

Equation-free techniques for infectious disease data, Josh Proctor

Navajo Math Circles, A film by George Paul Csicsery; Followed by Q&A with Robert M. Klein, Robert M. Klein

A Prisoner Coordination Puzzle and Some Generalizations, Tyler Seacrest

Wearable computing and clinical brain imaging, Ciprian Crainiceanu

Business Analytics Use Cases and a Conversation with the Director of Strategic Business Analysis at Targetbase, Tom Stockburger and Chad Bivins

Reducing rotations to finite data, David Ayala

Q&A with Darrel Choate, Darrel Choate

Essential dimension of generic symbols (and other great things I learned on sabbatical), Kelly L. McKinnie

Escapades in Burn-off Chip-firing on Graphs, Mark Kayll

Linkage of Symbol p-Algebras of Prime Degree, Adam Chapman

The Dynamics of Vector-Borne Relapsing Diseases, Cody Palmer

Point Spread Function Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification, Kevin Joyce

Swarms in bounded domains, Dieter Armbruster

Math Department Awards Ceremony, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana

Enhanced Gibbs sampling for an application to X-ray imaging, Kevin Joyce

Native American Mathematics, Robert E. Megginson

Database for Dynamics: a new approach to model gene regulatory networks, Tomas Gedeon

Design Principles for Infusing Active Learning in Undergraduate Calculus, Eric Stade and David Webb

Solving polynomial eigenvalue problems via linearizations is backward stable, Javier Pérez Álvaro

Microbiome: Data Normalization and Comparison of Bacterial Vaginosis Species Composition, Katia Smirnova

Hierarchical group testing for multiple infections, Peijie Hou

Nonparametric Regression Method for Agreement Measure Between an Ordinal Measurement and a Continuous Measurement, AKM Fazlur Rahman

A snapshot of holomorphic dynamics in a neighborhood of a fixed point, Sara Lapan

K-theory and twisted groupoid C*-algebras, Elizabeth A. Gillaspy

Submissions from 2015


Big Data Goes to Work: Liberating Latent Value in a Connected World, Peter Coffee

The Dynamics of Vector-Borne Relapsing Diseases, Cody Palmer

A framework for teaching mathematical modeling in elementary grades, Beth Burroughs and Mary Alice Carlson

The current state and trends of STEM higher education and administration: reflections of the former department chair, Leonid Kalachev

Dimension reduction for Bayesian inference of large-scale systems, Tiangang Cui

Applications of Adjoint Based Assimilation, Jesse Johnson

A Forum on Philanthropy at the College and Department, Bitty Balducci

Budget Development, Michael Reid

Spectral algorithms to find communities with special structure, Matthew Yancey

Teaching and learning of Mathematics using technology: opportunities and pitfalls, Gerrit Stols

An Investigation of the Impact of iPad Usage on Elementary Mathematical Skills and Attitudes, Grant Swicegood

An Investigation of the Impact of iPad Usage on Elementary Mathematical Skills and Attitudes, Grant Swicegood

Math Department Awards Ceremony, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana

The Significance of Applied Mathematics and Statistics in Data Science Driven Corporations, Alex Philp

Factors Considered by Elementary Teachers When Modifying Mathematical Tasks to Support or Extend Children’s Mathematical Thinking, Mike Fredenberg

Cross-disciplinary training: A vehicle for research collaboration and STEM education promotion, Lia Harrington

Beyond rise over run! Learning slope in a cascade of artifacts, Fredercik Peck

Equivalence criteria in the safety evaluation of a genetically modified crop, Christopher I. Vahl


Set membership with two bit probes, Jaikumar Radhakrishnan

Using numerical optimization techniques for sampling in statistical inverse problems, John M. Bardsley

Mobile Educational Technology and the Mathematics Classroom, Grant Swicegood

Submissions from 2014

A Longitudinal Study of Students' Reasoning About Variation in Distributions in an Introductory College Statistics Course, Rachel Chaphalkar

Some Mathematical Models in Neuroscience Applications, Denis M. Shchepakin

A mechanism of mode locking in slow-fast delayed systems, Dr. Dmitry Rachinskiy

Regularity of the Bergman Projection on Finite Type and Infinite Type Domains, Andy Raich

Ma-Kap-Pii: Historical Trauma Perceptions from Diverse Cultures, Lydia Silva

Distance between chaotic trajectories by fractal dimension concepts, Heikki Haario

An Introduction to Research in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, John Bardsley, Brian Steele, and Ke Wu

An Introduction to Research in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Jen Kacmarcik, Emily Stone, Eric Chesebro, and Cory Palmer

Update and Discussion regarding Electronic & IT Accessibility Activities, Janet Sedgley and Lucy France

Partitioning edge-2-colored graphs into monochromatic paths and cycles, Dániel Gerbner and Alfréd Rényi

MINERVA: Small Planets from Small Telescopes, Nate McCrady

The Bayesian Approach to Inverse Problems, Andrew Stuart

Diophantine approximation: automatic numbers and their generalisations, Michael Coons

Digraphs and Homomorphisms: Cores, Colorings, and Constructions, Michael Severino

The Impact of ‘Tipi Geometry’, A Lesson Combining Elementary Geometry Concepts and Blackfeet Tipi Building, on Preservice K-8 Teachers, Elizabeth Lask

Progress on the 123-Conjecture, Cody Fouts

Mathematics Anxiety and the Nontraditional Student, Jack Lelko

The Character Table of PGL(2,q), Daisy Matthews

A short construction of highly chromatic digraphs without short cycles, Michael Severino

Number Theory in Several Complex Variables, Dusty Grundmeyer

Investigating and Assessing Student Interest in a Math Seminar Class, Adam Clinch

Minerva: Big Exoplanet Science with Small Telescopes, Nate McCrady

Some Questions on Hex, Ryan B. Hayward

Bayesian Estimator Assessment Methods for Minimizing Costs in Multivariate Driving Performance Studies, Clark Kogan

Students' Reasoning about Variation, Rachel Chaphalkar

Statistical Tests for Regularization in Ill-posed Inverse Problems, Dr. Jodi Mead

Turán numbers for forests, Cory Palmer

Submissions from 2013


Abstracted Primal-Dual Affine Programming, Tien Chih

Physics based interpolation techniques, Jesse Johnson

Linear Preserver Problems and Algebraic Groups, Hernando Bermudez

Modeling Cognitive Performance under Sleep Restriction, Clark Kogan

Guided Reinvention: The Case for Technology in the Mathematics Education Classroom, Matt Roscoe

Large-deviations limits for non-equilibrium Markov processes, path entropies, and applications, D. Eric Smith

Mathematical Modeling and Computational Methods for Breast Tomosynthesis Image Reconstruction, Jim Nagy