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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:  MAJ Chris Collins and LTC Krista Watts
    • 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)
    • POC: Dr. Ivan Dungan
    • Purpose:  Create a community of interest around research in theoretical mathematics.
    • Meetings:  Most Wednesdays at either 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM.  (Contact Dr. Dungan for details.)


  • Minorities in Mathematics Speaker Series (MIMSS) 
    • POC: Dr. Sam Ivy
    • Purpose:  Provide a forum to host guest lectures featuring the achievements and contributions of minorities in the mathematical sciences and related fields.
    • Meetings:  Varies but usually 2 or 3 speakers per semester.  (Contact Dr. Ivy for dates, speakers, topics, and location.)


  • Network Science Center (NSC)
    • POC:  LTC Jon Roginski, Dr. Chris Arney, and Dr. Bill Pulleyblank
    • 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 12:10 PM to 1:00 PM in TH248.  (Contact LTC Roginski 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.


Date ​Rm ​Host ​Presenter ​Topic

​25 Aug



LTC Joe Lindquist

Copyrights and Fair Use Doctrine

01 Sep


 ​Math of OR

CPT Patrick Kuiper Base Camp Quality of Life Standardization and Improvement

15 Sep

​TH120 ​CDAS Dr. Shor Bowman (tentative; Senior Consultant at EY) Cox proportional hazards modeling applied to delinquency transitions of modified mortgage loans; alternate topic: analysis of financial investing

​22 Sep

​TH120 ​Math of OR MAJ Russ Nelson Optimal Design of Piezoelectric Materials for Maximal Energy Harvesting

29 Sep

​TH120 ​CFD LTC Joe Lindquist

FA49 / ORSA "Jobs" Forum

06 Oct

​TH248 ​CDAS Dr. Brian MacDonald (Florida Panthers) Predicting Ticket Demand for NHL Games (tentative)

13 Oct

​TH120 ​Math of OR ​Dr. Rajesh Ganesan (GMU) ​Approximate Dynamic Programming

​20 Oct

​TH120 ​CDAS

MAJ Chris Collins

​Army Accessions

​27 Oct

​TH120 Math of OR LTC Mike Scioletti ​A mixed-integer program for the design and dispatch of a hybrid power generation system

​03 Nov

​TH120 ​Math of OR Jamie Grymes Approximate Dynamic ProgrammingApproximate Dynamic Programming: Optimizing Helicopter Lift Operations

10 Nov

​TH120 ​Math of OR ​LTC Jon Roginski To be announced
​17 Nov ​TH120 ​CFD ​MAJ Adam Springer ​Army Operations Forum
​01 Dec ​TH120 ​CDAS ​TBD ​Analysis of fantasy sports or peer-to-peer lending

​08 Dec

​TH120 TBD CPT Seth Lotts Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Flow