Past Colloquium
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
Fall Semester 2009 

Aug. 4 
Gregory A. Kriegsmann (New Jersey Institute of Technology) 
Analysis in Time Harmonic Waves in Media with Periodic Index of Refraction 
Sept 10 
Ronny Ramlau (Johannes Kepler University, Austria) 
Regularization with sparsity constraints  Regularization properties, convergence rates and optimization. 
Sept 24 
Ivan Avramidi (New Mexico Tech) 
Heat kernel asymptotics on manifolds 
Oct. 1 
Bernardo Cascales (University of Murcia, Spain) 
Vector and multivalued integration 
Oct. 8 
Fedor Nazarov (University of WisconsinMadison) 
Zeroes of Gaussian entire functions 
Oct. 15 
Carsten Schütt (Universität Kiel, Germany) 
On the Santalo point of a convex body 
Oct. 29 
Ben Otto (Bowling Green State University) 
Bounding the nilpotent class of an algebra 
Nov. 5 
Leonid Kovalev (Syracuse University) 
Banach spaces with a uniformly continuous approximate duality map 
Nov. 10 
Johann Boos (University of Hagen, Germany) 
On some 'duality' of the Nikodym property and the Hahn property 
Nov. 19 
Maosheng Xiong (Penn State University) 
Statistics for zeros of zeta functions in a family of curves 
Dec. 10 
James Wilson (Ohio State University) 
A radical and semisimple structure for pgroups and other nilpotent objects 
Dec. 15 
Petr Honzik (Institute of Mathematics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) 
Examples in the singular integral operator theory 
Spring Semester 2009 

Jan. 29 
Mathieu Meyer (Universite ParisEst MarnelaVallee, France) 
Functional inequalities related to the volume product of convex bodies 
Feb. 12 
Dmitry Novikov (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) 
Constructive solution to infinitesimal Hilbert 16th problem 
Feb. 13 
Fedor Nazarov (University of WisconsinMadison) 
New estimates for the length of the lemniscate 
Feb. 19 
Truyen Nguyen (University of Akron) 
Pressureless Euler/ EulerPoisson systems via adhesion dynamics 
March 5 
Monica Ludwig (Polytechnic Institute of New York University) 
Sobolev inequalities and the L_p BrunnMinkowski theory 
March 10 
Lev Kapitanski (University of Miami) 
Dynamics with choice 
March 12 
Markus Niess (Katholische Universitat Eichstatt, Germany) 
Universal functions and power series 
March 13 
Alexandre Kirillov (University of Pennsylvania) 
Family algebras and Deligne's discovery 
March 19 
Carsten Schütt (Universität Kiel, Germany) 
Uniform estimates for order statistics 
March 26 
Harald Ellers (Allegheny College) 
The group algebra C[S_n] is (almost) exactly like the polynomial algebra C[X_1,...,X_n] 
April 23 
WenFong Ke (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan) 
Matrix nearrings over planar nearrings 
April 30 
Alexander Fish (Ohio State University) 
Expander phenomena for Bohr sets 
May 7 
ShanHu Lee (Kent State University) 
Atmospheric aerosol nucleation and growth: nanoparticles to climate change 
Fall Semester 2008 

Aug. 18 
Mikhail Ostrovskii (St.John's University) 
Sufficient enlargements of minimal volume for finite dimensional normed linear spaces 
Sept 11 
Mark Lewis (Kent State University) 
Generalizing Camina groups and associated ideas 
Sept 25 
Artem Zvavitch (Kent State University) 
BrunnMinkowski type inequalities for Gaussian measure 
Oct. 9 
Fiorella Sgallari (University of Bologna, Italy) 
Numerical experience in PDE image and surface processing 
Oct. 16 
Per Enflo (Kent State University) 
Orbits of operators and invariant subspaces 
Oct. 23 
Jian Shen (Texas State University) 
On the FrameStewart conjecture about the towers of Hanoi 
Oct. 30 
Joe Zeno (ACS Industries) 
ACS Industries 
Nov. 6 
Gang Yu (Kent State University) 
Comparison of $L^{1}$ and $L^{\infty}$norms of squares of polynomials 
Nov. 13 
J.P. Cossey (University of Akron) 
Alperin weights, odd groups, and normal subgroups 
Nov. 20 
Luis Rademacher (Geogia Institute of Technology) 
Expanders via random spanning trees 
Dec. 4 
Alexander Stokolos (DePaul University) 
Differentiation of integrals in R^2 
Dec. 11 
Richard R. Thomas (Omnova Solutions Inc) 
TBA 
Spring Semester 2008 

Jan. 24 
Boris Mordukhovich (Wayne State University) 
"Variational analysis: new trends and applications" 
Feb. 5 
Manuel Maestre (University of Valencia, Spain) 
"Strips in C of uniform but non absolute convergence of a Dirichlet series" 
Feb. 14 
Mark Rudelson (University of MissouriColumbia) 
"Invertibility and condition number of random matrices" 
Feb. 15 
Christofer Siefert (Sandia National Laboratories) 
"Algebraic multigrid and a compatible gauge reformulation of Maxwell equations" 
Feb. 19 
Raf Vandebril (University of Hasselt, Belgium) 
"Structured rank matrices and eigenvalue problems" 
Feb. 21 
Sebastien Loisel (Temple University) 
"Optimized Schwarz methods" 
Feb. 22 
Hongchao Zhang (University of Minnesota) 
"Advances in boxconstrained optimization" 
Feb. 28 
Dave Ruller (City Manager of Kent) 
"City budget from the pespective of the city manager" 
March 6 
Vitali Milman (Tel Aviv University) 
"Asymptotic Geometric Analysis: the Concept of Polarity and Geometrization of Probability" 
March 7 
Wei Zhu (Courant Institute) 
"Modeling and simulation of liquid crystal elastomers" 
March 13 
Kiseop Lee (University of Louisville) 
"Estimation of liquidity cost" 
April 1 
Michael Filaseta (University of South Carolina) 
"Diophantine equations arising from the study of Galois groups" 
April 3 
Luoding Zhu (Indiana University  Purdue University) 
"A viscous flow past a flexible fiber thethered at the midpoint: drag reduction and vortex shedding" 
April 8 
Stanislav Zabic (Philips Healthcare) 
"Basics of image reconstruction from tomographic data" 
April 10 
Mike Ferrara (University of Akron) 
"Two variants of the Turan problem" 
April 17 
Martin Isaacs (University of WisconsinMadison) 
"Numbers of class sizes and character degrees" 
April 18 
Fulvio Bisi (University of Pavia, Italy) 
"Quadrupolar meantorgue molecular field model for biaxial nematic liquid crystals" 
April 22 
Mercedes Siles Molina (University of Malaga, Spain) 
"An introduction to Leavitt path algebras" 
April 24 
Pramod Kanwar (Ohio University) 
"Group algebras in which complements are summands" 
April 29 
Semyon Alesker (Tel Aviv University) 
"A Fourier type transform on translation invariant valuations on convex sets" 
May 6 
Vladimir Matsaev (Tel Aviv University) 
"On linear representations of nonlinear operator functions" 
May 8 
Igor Pritsker (Oklahoma State University) 
"Moments of equilibrium measures and extremal problems" 
May 21 
Apala Majumdar (University of Oxford, U.K.) 
"The Qtensor theory for liquid crystals" 
Fall Semester 2007 

Sept 6 
Elijah Liflyand (BarIlan University, Israel) 
"Some open problems on Hausdorff operators" 
Sept 13 
Volodymyr Andriyevskyy (Kent State University) 
"Positive harmonic functions on Denjoy domains in the complex plane" 
Sept 20 
Jose M. Ansemil (Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Spain) 
"Fourier Analysis, Signal Processing and Applications" 
Sept 27 
Evgeny Poletsky (Syracuse University) 
"Hardy and Bergman spaces in hyperconvex domains and their composition operators" 
Oct. 4 
Han Ju Lee (University of Missouri  Columbia) 
"Bishop's theorem and denseness of strong peak functions" 
Oct. 9 
Alexander Koldobsky (University of Missouri  Columbia) 
"The complex Busemann  Petty problem on sections of convex bodies" 
Oct. 11 
Mark Meckes (Case Western Reserve University) 
"Large random Toeplitz matrices" 
Oct. 18 
Leonid MakarLimanov (Wayne State University) 
"AKinvariant , some conjectures, examples and counterexamples" 
Oct. 18 
Ualbai Umirbaev (Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan) 
"Automorphisms of polynomial and free algebras" 
Oct. 25 
Pietro PoggiCorradini (Kansas State University) 
"Some new versions of Schwarz's lemma using diameters, capacity and area" 
Nov. 8 
Hassan Allouba (Kent State University) 
"Fourth Order BTP SPDEs on $\Rp\times\Rd$: Browniantime random walk SDDEs limits solutions and dimensiondependent regularity for $1\le d\le3$" 
Nov. 14 
Matej Bresar (University of Maribor, Slovenia) 
"Functional Identities" 
Nov. 15 
Peter Semrl (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) 
"Positive maps" 
Nov. 27 
Lowell D. Harris (Philips Healthcare) 
"Topics of Active Research for Modern Day Computed Tomography" 
Nov. 29 
Kevin Woods (Oberlin College) 
"Solving Lattice Point Problems Using Rational Generating Functions" 
Dec. 6 
George Coder (EPA) 
"Environmental issues and applications in mathematics" 
Spring Semester 2007 

Feb. 8 
Lars Winther Christensen (University of NebraskaLincoln) 
"How to recognize finiteness of Gorenstein homological dimensions" 
Feb. 13 
Lee Klingler (Florida Atlantic University) 
TBA 
Feb. 15 
Sean SatherWagstaff (Kent State University and University of California, DominguezHills) 
"Homological algebra of local ring homomorphisms." 
Feb. 22 
Imre Patyi (Georgia State University) 
"On inequalities in complex analysis" 
March 8 
Jennifer L. Golek ( DuPont Quality Management and Technology) 
"DuPont and Six Sigma: The Journey" 
March 13 
Diana White (University of Nebraska) 
"Resolutions and relative cohomology" 
March 15 
ChiKwong Li (College of William and Mary) 
"The numerical range and its generalizations" 
March 20 
Evgenia Soprunova (Cleveland State University) 
"Lower bounds for the number of real solutions to sparse polynomial systems" 
March 22 
Juan J. Manfredi (University of Pittsburgh) 
"Quasilinear elliptic equations in the Heisenberg group" 
April 5 
Michael Shelley (Courant Institute, New York University) 
"Random walks and complex fluids" 
April 6 
Richard Jordan (Mount Holyoke College) 
"An (incomplete) overview of deterministic and stochastic models for the spatiotemporal spread of epidemics" 
April 19 
Yimin Xiao (Michigan State University) 
"Anisotropic Gaussian random fields and their sample path properties" 
April 23 
Ionut Florescu (Stevens Institute) 
"Option pricing for stochastic volatility models using a highly recombining tree" 
April 26 
Grigoris Paouris (Univ. de MarnelaVallee, France) 
"Concentration of mass on convex bodies" 
April 27 
Olympia Hadjiliadis (Princeton University) 
"Detecting a regime change & connections to mathematical finance" 
May 3 
Mikhail Ostrovskii (St John's University) 
"Minimalvolume sufficient enlargements for normed spaces, projections of cubes, and discrete Sobolev spaces" 
May 4 
Jozsef Szabados (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) 
"Interpolation by elliptic functions" 
Fall Semester 2006 

Sept 7 
Ivan Soprunov (Cleveland State University) 
"Residues and Newton Polytopes" 
Sept 14 
Richard Gardner (Western Washington University) 
"Discrete Xrays." 
Sept 19 
Bernard Beauzamy and Olga Zeydina (Société de Calcul Mathématique) 
"Probabilistic methods for reconstructing missing data in chronological series." 
Sept 21 
Deane Yang (Polytechnic University) 
"Sharp Affine Isoperimetric Inequalities" 
Sept 26 
Anders Frankild (University of Copenhagen) 
"Gorenstein Rings" 
Oct. 5 
Erwin MinaDiaz (IndianaPurdue University, Fort Wayne) 
"Polynomials Orthogonal over Regions Bounded by Analytic Jordan." 
Oct. 12 
Loukas Grafakos (University of Missouri, Columbia) 
"Convergence of Fourier series: Geometric aspects of linear and multilinear nature" 
Oct. 19 
Andrey E. Shishkov (IAMM of NAS of Ukraine and University of Bristol) 
"Initial, boundary and final singularities for general quasilinear parabolic equations" 
Oct. 31 
Hermann Koenig (ChristianAlbrechts University in Kiel) 
"On the problem of the best constant in the Grothendieck inequality" 
Nov. 2 
Igor Pritsker (Oklahoma State University) 
"Polynomial inequalities, Mahler's measure, and multipliers" 
Nov. 9 
Sean SatherWagstaff (Kent State University) 
"Homotopytheory techniques in commutative algebra" 
Nov. 16 
Evgenia Soprunova (Cleveland State University) 
TBA 
Summer Semester 2006 

June 29 
André Sonnet (University of Strathclyde) 
Flow and Orientation of Nematic Liquid Crystals 
Spring Semester 2006 

Jan.19 
John F. Hamilton, Jr (Kodak Company) 
Real life problems and mathematical approaches seriece: " Algorithms for Digital Color Cameras." 
Jan. 26 
Vlad Yaskin,(University of MissouriColumbia) 

Feb. 7 
Vadim Ponomarenko (Trinity University) 

Feb. 9 
Brian Curtin (University of South Florida) 

Feb. 10 
Hai Dinh (Kent State University, Trumbull) 
"Equivalence and Structure of Linear Codes Over Finite Rings." 
Feb. 14 
Geoffrey Buhl (Rugters University) 

Feb. 16 
Gerhard Dangelmayr (Colorado State University) 
"Globally Coupled Ginzburg Landau Equations for Electroconvection in Nematic Liquid Crystals." 
Feb. 17 
Andrew Sills (Rutgers University) 
<"Integer Partitions and Identities of the RogersRamanujan Type." 
Feb. 20 
Kirk Weller (University of North Texas) 
TBA 
Feb. 21 
Jesse Deutsch 
“Geometry of Numbers Proof of Gotzky's Four Squares Theorem; An Historical Perspective” 
Feb. 23 
Pradipta Bandyopadhyay (Indian Statistical Institute) 
"Linear structures in the set of normattaining functionals on a Banach space." 
Feb. 23 
Gang Yu (University of South Carolina) 
Some problems related to elliptic curves 
Feb. 24 
Hugh Montgomery (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

March 912 
Conference to Celebrate the Life and Work of Vladimir Gurariy 

March 16 
Marguerite A. Erme (Akron Health Department) 
Real life problems and mathematical approaches seriece: "TBA" 
March 24 
Frederi Viens (Purdue University) 
TBA 
April 6 
Juergen Batt (University of Munich) 
"Nonlinear Operators on spaces C(S)" 
April 11 
Ljiljana Cvetkovic (University of Novi Sad) 
"Hmatrices and Eigenvalue Localization" 
April 14 
Sean SatherWagstaff (California State University) 
"Vanishing of functions on intersections of algebraic varieties." 
April 20 
Misha Chebotar (Southern Taiwan University of Technology) 
"On Herstein's Lie map conjectures " 
April 20 
Margaret Upton (UCLA) 
"Galois Representations Attached to Picard Curves." 
April 21 
ChinYi Chan (University of Arkansas) 
"A length formula in the linkage theory and its applications to multiplicities" 
April 27 
Razvan Anisca (Lakehead University) 
"Unconditional decompositions in general Banach spaces" 
May 4 
Roland Opfer (Philips Research Laboratories Hamburg, Germany) 
"Tight frame expansions of multiscale reproducing kernels in Sobolev spaces" 
Fall Semester 2005 

Sept 1 
Mar Jimenez (The Universidad Complutense Madrid) 
"Approximation by C^p smooth functions with no critical points on separable Banach spaces". 
Sept 8 
Hugh Montgomery (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Sept 15 
Elisabeth Werner (Case Western Reserve University) 

Sept 20 
Gabriel Prajitura (SUNY Brockport) 
"Invariant subspaces and invariant sets" 
Sept 22 
Vladimir Matsaev (Tel Aviv University) 

Oct. 6 
Carsten Schütt (Universität Kiel) 
"Maxima and minima of a sequence of random variables." 
Oct. 13 
Nicole TomczakJaegermann (University of Alberta) 
"Random subspaces and quotients of finitedimensional spaces." 
Oct. 20 
William Bannon (Bestway Systems) 
Real life problems and mathematical approaches seriece: "Logistic problems in the trucking industry". 
Oct. 25 
Biswa Datta (Northern Illinois University) 

Oct. 27 
Mark Rudelson (University of MissouriColumbia) 
"Geometric approach to error correcting codes". 
Nov. 3 
Alex Iosevich (University of MissouriColumbia) 
"Erdos distance problem in vector spaces over finite fields." 
Nov. 10 
Evgeny Poletsky (Syracuse University) 

Nov. 17 
Vladimir Gurarii (Swinburne University of Technology) 
"When is an analytic function uniquely defined by its asymptotic expansion?" 
Dec. 8 
Alexander Shnirelman (Concordia University) 
The mystery of 2dimensional ideal incompressible fluid 
Spring Semester 2005 

Jan. 27 
Ignacio Zalduendo(Universidad Di Tella, Argentina) 

Feb. 9 13 


Feb. 17 
Miguel Martin (Universidad de Granada) 

Feb. 24 
Richard Varga (Kent State University) 
The Dynamical Motion of the Zeros of s_n(z), the Partial Sums of exp(z), as a Function of n 
March 1 
Joerg BernsMueller ( University of Frankfurt) 

March 3 
Stanislaw Szarek (Case Western Reserve University) 

March 10 
Maribel Bueno (College of William and Mary) 
DARBOUX TRANSFORMATION AND ORTHOGONAL POLYNOMIALS: Matrix interpretation and numerical aspects 
March 31 
Tom Wolf (Ohio University) 
Global and local interaction of group theory and character theory 
April 14 
Vladimir Peller (Michigan State University) 
Multiple operator integrals and operator differentiability of functions. 
April 21 
Oana Mocioalca(Kent State University) 

April 28 
Hai Q. Dinh (Kent State University Trumbull) 

May 3 
Bernard Beauzamy 

May 5 
Alexander Karp (Columbia University) 
Teaching Mathematics to High School Students interested in Humanities: Russian Experience 