Colloquia and seminars

Colloquia talks are scheduled from 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. on Thursday each week. Talks will be held either in-person (in PE 104) or virtually (via Zoom). Speakers give 50-minute presentations on various mathematical and statistical topics.

Fall 2021 Colloquium schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
9/16/2021 Positivity and Normality Conditions for Toeplitz Matrices and Operators Doug Farenick, University of Regina Zoom
10/7/2021 Efficient time-stepping methods for nonlinear evolution problems Thi-Thao-Phuong Hoang, Auburn University Zoom
10/14/2021 TBA TBA TBA
10/21/2021 Exorcizing a demon-possessed front-loading clothes washer and the inverse eigenvalue problem for graphs Bryan Shader, University of Wyoming Zoom
10/28/2021 Modelling Advanced Uncertainty and Applications Keivan Shariatmadar, KU Leuven Zoom
11/4/2021 Exploring the sensitivity of jellyfish locomotion to variations in scale, frequency, and duty cycle Nick Battista, The College of New Jersey Zoom
11/11/2021 No Colloquium (Veterans Day)
11/12/2021 (Friday) Bruce's Limits (Special Colloquium in Honor of Bruce Blackadar's Retirement) Marc Rieffel, UC Berkeley DMSC 105 (4pm)
11/18/2021 Pushout of groupoid extensions and cocycles Marius Ionescu, US Naval Academy PE 104 and Zoom
11/25/2021 No Colloquium (Thanksgiving)
12/2/2021 No Colloquium


The Department also holds regular seminars in various research areas. Speakers include researchers from outside the department, as well as current faculty and graduate students.

Algebraic & geometric topology seminar

The Algebraic & Geometric Topology Seminar will be held in a hybrid mode this semester on Fridays from 1:30-2:30pm. In-person talks will take place in DMSC 315 and virtual talks will take place in Zoom.

Fall 2021 Algebraic & geometric topology seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
9/10/2021 Twisted K-theory, equivariant elliptic cohomology, and loop groups Kiran Luecke, UC Berkeley In-person DMSC 315
10/1/2021 A Gillet–Waldhausen theorem for chain complexes of sets Maru Sarazola, Johns Hopkins Zoom
10/8/2021 A-Mini-course TBA TBA
10/15/2021 A-Mini-course TBA TBA
10/22/2021 A-Mini-course TBA TBA
10/29/2021 No Seminar (Nevada Day)
11/12/2021 Exit-path categories in geometry and topology Peter Haine, UC Berkeley In-person DMSC 315 
11/19/2021 TBA TBA TBA
11/26/2021 No Seminar (Thanksgiving)
12/3/2021 TBA Joe Moeller, NIST TBA

Matrix Seminar

The Matrix Seminar will be held in a virtual mode via Zoom this semester bi-weekly on Fridays from 4:00-4:50pm. 

Fall 2021 Matrix seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
9/3/2021 Pattern Avoiding (0,1)-Matrices Lei Cao, Nova Southeastern University Zoom
9/17/2021 The 𝛼-z-Bures Wasserstein divergence Dinh Trung Hoa, Troy University Zoom
10/1/2021 An introduction to Fan-Theobald-von Neumann systems Muddappa Seetharama Gowda, University of Maryland, Baltimore Zoom
10/15/2021 Inequalities and limit of the weighted spectral geometric mean Luyining (Elaine) Gan, University of Nevada, Reno Zoom
10/29/2021 No Seminar (Nevada Day)
11/5/2021 Some Results on Higher Order Markov Chains Jianhong Xu, Southern Illinois University Zoom
11/19/2021 Means for accretive matrices Minghua Lin, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China Zoom
12/3/2021 TBA Kennett Dela Rosa, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines Zoom

Nevada statistics seminar

The Nevada Statistics Seminar will be held bi-weekly via Zoom on Fridays from 11:00-11:50 am.

Fall 2021 Nevada statistics seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
9/10/2021 Variable selection and estimation in causal inference using Bayesian spike and slab priors Brandon Lee Koch, University of Nevada, Reno Zoom
9/24/2021 Sub-exponential rate of convergence to equilibrium for processes on the half-line Andrey Sarantsev, University of Nevada, Reno Zoom
10/8/2021 Data-driven Attribute Hierarchy Detection Yinghan Chen, University of Nevada, Reno Zoom
10/22/2021 A novel weighted likelihood estimation with empirical Bayes flavor Tomasz Kozubowski, University of Nevada, Reno Zoom
10/29/2021 No Seminar (Nevada Day)
11/5/2021 A new life of Pearson's skewness Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Oregon State University Zoom