Applied Math Seminars

This seminar series is co-coordinated by Jong Soo Lee (, Hung Phan ( and Min Hyung Cho ( Contact any of them if you would like to speak as part of this seminar.

Abstracts of all seminars are available in pdf format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.

Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Time & LocationSpeakerTitle and Abstract
September 20
2-3 p.m.
Room: Olney 430
Farhad Pourkamali, Computer Science, UMass LowellImproved Nystrom Kernel Matrix Approximation for Large-Scale Learning: Practical and Theoretical Aspects
October 4
2-3 p.m.
Room: Olney 430
Jeffrey Oishi, Bates CollegeComputational methods for approaching slow manifolds, tracking extreme events, and understanding multi-scale dynamics
October 11
2-3 p.m.
Room: Olney 430
Volodymyr Derkach, UMass LowellInverse problem for generalized de Branges matrices
October 18
2-3 p.m.
Room: Olney 430
Amanda Redlich, Mathematical Sciences, UMass LowellGrocery stores and coffee shops: using random choices to make good decisions
November 8
2-3 p.m.
Room: Olney 430
Maziar Raissi, Brown UniversityHidden Physics Models: Machine Learning of Non-Linear Partial Differential Equations
November 15
2-3 p.m.
Room: Olney 430
Wrick Sengupta, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYUEquilibrium and near-equilibrium dynamics of plasma in magnetic confinement devices
December 6
2-3 p.m.
Room: Olney 430
Mike O'Neil, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYUTBA

Spring 2018 Seminar Series

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle and Abstract
February 263:30 - 4:30 p.mOlney 430Sedi Bartz, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UMass LowellMulti-marginal extensions of monotone operator theory and convex analysis
March 193:30 - 4:30 p.mOlney 430Nilabja Guha, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UMass LowellQuantile graphical model: a Bayesian approach
April 93:30 - 4:30 p.mOlney 430Tonatiuh Sanchez-Vizuet, New York UniversityA hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin solver for axisymmetric plasma equilibrium
April 243:30 - 4:30 p.mOlney 430Issa Zakeri, Drexel UniversityTime reversibility of stationary processes
April 303:30 - 4:30 p.mOlney 430Fred Daum, Raytheon CompanyGromov's method for particle flow filters

Fall 2017 seminar series

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle and Abstract
September 144:30 - 5:30 p.m.Olney 430Minh N. Dao, CARMA, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, AustraliaOn the behavior of the Douglas-Rachford algorithm in possibly non convex settings
September 214:30 - 5:30 p.m.Olney 430Dimitris Christodoulou, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UMass LowellSome recent results in Geometry and 2nd order ODEs
October 54:30 - 5:30 p.m.Olney 430Lee Jones, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UMass LowellAnalysis of Statistical Tables with Applications to Transit Networks
October 134-5 p.m.Olney 430Carlos Perez-Arancibia, Department of Mathematics, MITWindowed Green Function Method for problems of scattering by metasurfaces
October 264:30 - 5:30 p.m.Olney 430Bo Dong, Department of Mathematics, UMass DartmouthHybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods for Korteweg-de Vries type equations
November 94:30 - 5:30 p.m.Olney 430Donato Cianci, Department of Mathematics, University of MichiganLarge gaps for Steklov eigenvalues under fixed boundary geometry
November 174:00 - 5:00 p.m.Olney 430Lee Jones, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UMass LowellOn local minimax learning risk bounds for pattern classification
November 304:30 - 5:30 p.m.Olney 430Vidhu Prasad, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UMass LowellParametrized Homeomorphic Measures Theorems
December 74:30 - 5:30 p.m.Olney 430Alfa Heryudono, Department of Mathematics, UMass DartmouthNumerical collocation method for simulating 1-D PDE model of human tear film dynamics

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle and Abstract
Thursday, February 24 p.m.
Refreshments at 3:30 p.m.
Olney 430Carlos Borges, University of Texas at AustinHigh resolution solution of inverse scattering problems
Tuesday, February 214 p.m.Olney 212Jingjing Yang, Biostatistics Department, University of MichiganA scalable Bayesian Method for Integrating Functional Information in Genome-wide Association Studies
Monday, February 274 p.m.Olney 212Sedi Bartz, University of British Columbia OkanaganConstructions of c-splitting potentials
Monday, March 64 p.m.Olney 212Prof. Guohui Song (Clarkson University)A Frame Theoretic Approach of Non-uniform Fourier Data Processing
Tuesday, March 214 p.m.Olney 212Nilabja Guha, Texas A&MBayesian approaches in inverse problems and uncertainty quantification
Thursday, April 64 p.m.Olney 430Ivi Tsantili, Beijing Computational Science Research CenterA stochastic methodology for the design of random meta-materials
TBA in April--Math MajorsSenior Seminar Poster Session