Colloquia and seminars

Colloquia talks are scheduled from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 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.

Spring 2022 Colloquium schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
2/3/2022 AGM, Jellyfish, and Elliptic curves Ken Ono, University of Virginia Zoom
2/17/2022 An introduction to tensor triangular geometry Beren Sanders, UC Santa Cruz PE 104
2/24/2022 TBA TBA TBA
3/3/2022 Grothendieck-Teichmuller (GT) shadows and their action on child's drawings Vasily Dolgushev, Temple University Zoom
3/10/2022 No Colloquium
3/17/2022 No Colloquium (Spring Break)
3/24/2022 Rational counting for fractals and metric Diophantine approximation Han Yu, University of Cambridge Zoom
3/31/2022 Classification Questions in Operator Algebras and Ergodic Theory Stefaan Vaes, KU Leuven Zoom (10: 30 am PST)
4/7/2022 Mathematical analysis and numerical simulation of Perfectly Matched Layers for Maxwell's equations Jichun Li, UNLV Zoom
4/14/2022 Ergodicity and loss of capacity for a random family of concave maps Peter Hinow, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee PE 104
4/21/2022 Combinatorics in string topology Kate Poirier, CUNY PE 104
4/28/2022 Numerical methods to space-fractional diffusion, advection, reaction problems Xiangcheng Zheng, Peking University Zoom

Seminars

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 1:00-2:00pm. In-person talks will take place in DMSC 315 and virtual talks will take place in Zoom.

Spring 2022 Algebraic & Geometric Topology Seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
2/25/2022 A-infinity algebras, deformation theory, and applications to arithmetic Carl Wang-Erickson, University of Pittsburgh Zoom
3/4/2022 TBA Brian Shin, UIUC DMSC 315
3/11/2022 Expansions, completions, and automorphisms of welded tangled foams Marcy Robertson, University of Melbourne DMSC 315 
3/18/2022 No Seminar (Spring Break)
4/1/2022 Homological representations functors for braid groups Arthur Soulié, University of Glasgow Zoom
4/8/2022 TBA TBA TBA
4/15/2022 TBA TBA TBA
4/22/2022 TBA TBA TBA
4/29/2022 TBA TBA TBA

C*-Algebras Seminar

The C*-Algebras Seminar will be held in a hybrid mode this semester on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. In-person talks will take place in DMSC 315 and virtual talks will take place in Zoom.

Spring 2022 C*-Algebras Seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
2/15/2022 Higman-Thompson groups from self-similar groupoid actions, Part 1 Valentin Deaconu, University of Nevada, Reno DMSC 315
2/22/2022 Higman-Thompson groups from self-similar groupoid actions, Part 2 Valentin Deaconu, University of Nevada, Reno DMSC 315
3/1/2022 Higman-Thompson groups from self-similar groupoid actions, Part 3 Valentin Deaconu, University of Nevada, Reno DMSC 315
3/8/2022 The Cuntz semigroup Bruce Blackadar, University of Nevada, Reno DMSC 315
3/15/2022 No Seminar (Spring Break)
3/22/2022 The covariant Stone-von Neumann theorem for group actions and coactions, Part 1 Leonard Huang, University of Nevada, Reno DMSC 315
3/29/2022 The covariant Stone-von Neumann theorem for group actions and coactions, Part 2 Leonard Huang, University of Nevada, Reno DMSC 315

Matrix Seminar

The Matrix Seminar will be held in a virtual mode via Zoom this semester bi-weekly on Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm. 

Spring 2022 Matrix Seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
1/28/2022 Random butterfly matrices and growth factors John Peca-Medlin, University of Arizona Zoom
2/11/2022 Application of pseudo inversion of non-square matrices in discrete mathematics Dong-Sheng Guo, Southern University and Peking University, China Zoom
2/25/2022 Cauchy interlacing relation and its generalization Hongyu He, Louisiana State University Zoom
3/11/2022 Nonnegative Matrix Factorization on Networks Ali Tosyali, Rochester Institute of Technology Zoom
3/25/2022 Approaches to the doubly stochastic spectral region problem Rajesh Pereira, University of Guelph Zoom
4/8/2022 Inequalities for matrix exponentials and their extensions to Lie groups Xuhua Liu, North Greenville University Zoom
4/22/2022 Some aspects of positive linear maps on matrix algebras: A personal perspective Wai Shing Tang, National University of Singapore Zoom

Nevada Statistics Seminar

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

Spring 2022 Nevada Statistics Seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
1/28/2022 A combined functional data & mixture models approach for modeling and classification of nanomotion David Kweku, University of Nevada, Reno Zoom
2/11/2022 Weighted distributions, random truncation, and partial extremes  Tomasz Kozubowski, University of Nevada, Reno Zoom
2/25/2022 A Quick Introduction to Data Analytics with Python Pavel Solin, University of Nevada, Reno Zoom
3/11/2022 No seminar
3/25/2022 Andrew Carnegie: Forerunner of Business Analytics Christopher Tong Zoom
4/8/2022 Describing Statistics learning in 6-12 classrooms Glenn Waddell, University of Nevada, Reno Zoom
4/22/2022 Generalized Linear Mixed Models with Varying Coefficients in Longitudinal Genetic Studies  Amei Amei, UNLV Zoom