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The Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts several research and professional development seminars.  The following groups host seminars:

  • Center for Data Analysis and Statistics (CDAS)
    • POC:  LTC Krista Watts and MAJ Jamar Wright
    • Purpose: Promote the development of expertise in applying statistical methods to applied problems.
    • Meetings:  See the schedule below.


  • Center for Faculty Development (CFD)
    • POC:  CPT Mat Fukuzawa
    • Purpose: Promote the development of expertise in pedagogical practice.
    • Meetings:  See the schedule below.


  • Differential Equations Seminar (DES)
    • POC: Fr. Gabe Costa
    • Purpose: Create a community of interest around research related to and the use of differential equations.
    • Meetings:  Contact Fr. Costa for meeting times, topics, and location.


  • Math of Operations Research (Math of OR)
    • POC:  Dr. Bill Pulleyblank and LTC Mike Yankovich
    • Purpose:  Provide an outlet for current faculty members to share their on-going research, particularly the application of operations research methods, to applied problems.
    • Meetings:  See the schedule below.


  • Math Theory Seminar (MTS, formerly called Topology Algebra Research Seminar / TARS)
    • POC: Dr. Desmond Cummins
    • Purpose:  Create a community of interest around research in theoretical mathematics.
    • Meetings:  Most Wednesdays from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  (Contact Dr. Cummins for topics and location.)


  • Network Science Center (NSC)
    • POC:  LTC Tony Johnson and Ms. Tish Torgerson
    • Purpose: Create a community of interest around the study of network representations of physical, biological, and social phenomena leading to predictive models.
    • Meetings:  Brown Bag seminars every other Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in TH248.  (Contact Ms. Tish Torgerson for dates, topics, and location.)


This table lists the seminars hosted by CDAS, CFD, and Math of OR.  All of these seminars take place on Thursday afternoons from 14:00 to 14:55 except for the seminar on 24 September (FA49 Jobs) which will take place from 12:50 to 13:45.


Date ​Rm ​Host ​Presenter ​Topic





Pete Young (D/Math)

​Technology Applications for the Classroom: An Introduction to NearPod & EduCreation





​Brittany Brown-Becker (SJA) ​Copyright Law: Using Copyrighted Materials in your Classroom and in your Publications



​TH120 ​CDAS ​Mike Powell (D/Math) ​The Last Frontier: Understanding the Human Mind



​TH120 ​CFD ​Charles Randow (ARL & D/Math) The Use of Finite Element Modeling in Ballistic and Blast Problems (with an overview of DoD's ​High Performance Computing Modernization Program)



​TH120 ​Math of OR / CFD Joe Lindquist (D/Math) and Other Officers from D/Math and D/Sys with Previous FA49 Experience

FA49 / Army ORSA "Jobs After West Point" Seminar

Note: This seminar will take place from 12:50 to 13:45.



​TH120 ​CDAS ​Trent Geisler (D/Math) ​Applications of Computational Finance and the Bootstrap: Portfolio Optimization



​TH120 ​Math of OR ​Christopher Morey (TRAC-FLVN / DSys) ​The Army ORSA: An Old Timer's Perspective



​TH120 ​CDAS





​TH120 ​Math of OR Charles Sulewski (TRAC-LEE)​ ​TRAC Study: Analysis of Logistical Systems



​TH248 ​CDAS Michael Yankovich (D/Math) ​Estimating the Value of Statistical Life Using Logistic Regression (and B-Spline Estimates of Risk-Reward Indifference Curves)



​TH120 ​Math of OR ​Natalie Vanatta (ACI & D/Math) ​Cyber Math Modeling: Problems and Topics



​TH120 ​CDAS ​CDT Joe Kozlak ​Penalized Regression Methods



​TH120 ​Math of OR Keith Degregory (D/Math) ​​​An Approximate Dynamic Program for Allocating Federal Air Marshals in Near Real-Time Under Uncertainty






​TH120 ​Math of OR Tom Nelson (D/Math)​) Developing Habits of Mind in the Core Math Program