Past Colloquium

Talks

from the 2011-2012 academic year:

  • 9/7/11: Meet and Greet the Augsburg Mathematics Department Faculty
  • 9/21/11: Robert Miner, Design Science, Inc., “The Mathematics of Web Search and the Search of Web Mathematics”
  • 10/4/11: Katy Micek, Augsburg College, “Tango, Martensite, and a Drug-Delivery Device: Applications of Elasticity”
  • 10/19/11: Michael Weimerskirch, Augsburg College, “Sturmian Words and k-Wythoff Nym”
  • 11/2/11: Austin Wagner & Megan Sutherland
  • 11/16/11:  Sarah McKagan, McKagan Enterprises, Seattle
  • 12/7/11: Steve Kennedy and

    Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College

  • 1/18/12: Chandra Erdman, US Census Bureau, “Differentiate

    Yourself! The Integral Parts of a Mathematical Success”

  • 2/1/12: Ken Kaminsky, Augsburg College, “Some Interesting Estimation Problems”
  • 2/15/12: Loren Larson, Northfield, MN, “Magical Mathematics”
  • 2/22/12: Sadie Dietrich (’09), University of Minnesota, “Estimating Food Demand”
  • 3/7/12: Karen Saxe, Macaelster College, “A Mathematical Adventure through the Census,

    Reapportionment, and Redistricting”

  • 4/4/12: Thomas Sibley, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, “Idempotents a la Mod”
  • 4/18/12: Danrun Huang, St. Cloud State University,”A small matrix with big information”
  • 4/25/12: Senior Honors Project Presentations

Talks from the 2010-2011 academic year:

  • 9/8/10: Meet and Greet the

    Math Department Faculty

  • 9/15/10: Misha Shvartsman, University of St. Thomas, “Delay in Modeling Spiking Neurons”
  • 9/29/10: Yoichiro Mori, University of Minnesota, “Mathematical Biology – a Personal View”
  • 10/20/10: Christopher Poletto, Medtronic, Inc., “Math in Medtronic Neuromodulation Research”
  • 11/3/10: Matt Richey, St. Olaf College 11/17/10: Travis Schauer,

    Boston Scientific

  • 12/1/10: Problem Solving

    Contest Recap

  • 1/19/11:  Showing

    of “Infinite Secrets: The

    Genius of Archimedes”

  • 2/2/11: Ken Kaminsky,

    Augsburg College, “Randomized Response”

  • 2/16/11: Loren Larson, St.

    Olaf College, Carleton College, “Inroads”

  • 2/23/11: Nancy Steblay,

    Augsburg College, “From Lab to Field: Eyewitness Memory Research”

  • 3/2/11: Jiang-Ping Chen, St.

    Cloud State, “Trigonometric Tables in China”

  • 3/23/11: Alicia Johnson,

    Macalester College, “The Gambler’s Ruin in Monte Carlo”

  • 4/6/11: Doug Dokken,

    Univerity of St. Thomas, “Investigation of Power Laws Associated with

    Strong

    Tornados”

  • 4/19/11: Brian Love,

    Augsburg College, “Zero Forcing Numbers on Graphs”

  • 4/26/11: Kevin Sanft (’02),

    “Stochastic modeling and simulation in biology”

Talks

from the 2009-2010 academic year:

  • 9/16/09: Meet and Greet the

    Math Department Faculty

  • 9/30/09: Al Garver, Augsburg College, “(0,2)

    Graphs

    and Young

    Tableaux”

  • 10/7/09: Ben Jordan, Harvard University,

    “The

    procession of math science and art”

  • 10/21/09: Su Doree, Jody Sorensen, John

    Zobitz,

    Augsburg College, “Spring 2010 Course Preview”

  • 11/4/09: Ken Kaminsky, Augsburg College,

    “Force

    of Mortality, Elves, Vampires, and More”

  • 11/18/09: Ben Hoffman & John

    Singleton,

    Augsburg College, “Numerical Optimization of

    Organic Photovoltaic Cells”

  • 12/2/09: Steve Fredlund (’92), “Assessing

    Market

    Risk”

  • 1/20/10: Pat Van Fleet,

    University of St.Thomas, “The Discrete Wavelet Transformation and Image

    Compression”

  • 2/10/10: “The Proof”, BBC Production about

    Andrew Wiles’ solving of Fermat’s Last Theorem

  • 2/24/10: Sudipto Banerjee,

    Division of Biostatistics, University

    of Minnesota, “Biostatistics: From Cool Gadgets to `Nerdy’ Math!”

  • 3/24/10: Vittorio Addona,

    Macalester College, “Using sports related examples to motivate

    statistical concepts”

  • 4/21/10: Su Doree, Augsburg

    College, “The Coins Go Round and Round: Bulgarian Solitaire and

    Exchange”

Talks

from the 2008-2009 academic year:

  • 9/10/08: Meet and Greet the

    Math Department Faculty

  • 9/24/08: Sarah Luttman

    (Augsburg, ’00), Lead Financial

    Analyst for Finance Leadership Development Program: “From Math to

    Business”

  • 10/1/08: Pavel

    Belík, Augsburg College

    Department of

    Mathematics, “Applications of numerical mathematics in industry and

    natural

    sciences”

  • 10/15/08: Student research

    presentations (Michael Janas

    & Ashley Gruhlke)

  • 10/22/08: Focus on

    actuarial science (Brian Bocklund)

  • 10/29/08: Mary Schwarz,

    Development Analyst, LSS Data

    Systems, “Careers in user interface design”

  • 11/12/08: Professor Kristina

    Garrett, St. Olaf College, “MIT vs

    Harvard: The Mathematics of Good Will Hunting”

  • 11/19/08: Dr. Olivier

    Dubois, Institute for Math and its

    Applications, “My research experience with ExxonMobil, or why was the

    gas price so high last year?”

  • 12/3/08: Student research

    presentations (Andrew Bergeson, “Carbon

    uptake

    of a forest” & Al

    Garver, ”An Econometric

    Analysis of Student Achievement in Minnesota”)

  • 1/21/09: Prof. Michael

    Axtell, University of St. Thomas, “Zero Divisors – the Horror and the

    Joy!”

  • 2/4/09: Dr. Matt Schrag,

    Northwest Airlines, “Optimizing an Airline”

  • 2/11/09: Dr. Mike Tveite,

    Boston Scientific CRM, “Statistics and

    the World We Live In”

  • 2/25/09: Dr. Vlad Vas’ko,

    Seagate Technology, “Applied Math for Hard Drive Development”

  • 3/11/09: Dr. Will Merrill,

    3M

    Corporation, “Mathematical Models as a Path to Innovation: The

    `Parabolic’ Tenter”

  • 3/25/09:

    Prof. Sarah Jahn,

    Concordia University – Saint Paul,

    “Modular Arithmetic and Internet Security”

  • 4/1/09: Prof. John Zobitz,

    Augsburg College, “Mathematics and Climate”

Here

is a list of the talks from the 2007-2008 academic

year:

Wednesday,

April 16, 2008: Michael Conklin, Advanced Analytics

 

Wednesday,

April 2, 2008: Trevor Floren & Billy Helm, Augsburg College

“Gender

and money in tennis” & “Art by numbers”

 

Wednesday,

March 12, 2008: Michael Weimerskirch, St. Olaf College

“How

to bake the real numbers from scratch: an introduction to surreal

analysis”

<Wednesday,

February 27, 2008: Matthew Haines, Augsburg College

“An Introduction and Application of Voting Theory and Apportionment”

Wednesday,

December

5, 2007: Urmila Malvadkar, St. Olaf College

“Using

differential equations

to bridge the divide between conservation and economics”

 

Wednesday,

November 28, 2007: Fermat’s Last Theorem — The

Nova Special

 

Wednesday,

November 7, 2007: Fred Hulting, General Mills

Wednesday,

October 24, 2007: James

Hodges, University of Minnesota

“Life in biostatistics: Can Pre-Term birth be reduced by treating peridontal disease?”

 

Wednesday,

October 10th, 2007: John

Zobitz, Augsburg College

“Carbon cycling in a

high-elevation forest”

 

Wednesday,

September 26th, 2007: Kenneth Kaminsky, Augsburg College

“Odd-boiled Eggs”

Here

is a list of the talks from the 2006-2007 academic

year:

Wednesday,

April 18th, 2007: Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College

“Practically

Effective

Statistics”

 

Wednesday,

April 4th, 2007: Lava K.C., Augsburg College

“Two Player Bulgarian

Exchange”

 

Wednesday,

April 4th, 2007: Cory Nathe, Augsburg College

“Disambiguation of the

DBLP Database.”

 

Wednesday,

March 28th, 2007: Adam Roesch, Ing Group

“A few actuarial

problems (other than interest and death).”

 

Wednesday,

March 7th, 2007: William Cooper, University of

Minnesota

“How do Airlines Set

Ticket Prices?”

 

Wednesday,

January 24th, 2007: Aaron Luttman, Bethany

Lutheran College

“Using Video to

Understand Leaf Breathing”

 

Wednesday,

November 29th, 2006: Richard Järvinen,

Winona State University & NASA

“Reliability in

N-Dimensional Aerospace: Orbit Determination”

 

Wednesday,

November 8th, 2006: Tracy Bibelnieks, Augsburg

College

“Lowland Elves Shop for

Mathematics? Why not!”

 

Wednesday,

October 25th, 2006: Matt Haines and Ken Kaminsky,

Augsburg College

“A Geometric Approach to

Voting Theory”

“Why is it so hard for

elves to get health insurance?”

Wednesday,

October 18th, 2006: Loren Larson, St. Olaf College

“Knights Tours using

Euler’s Method”

Wednesday,

October 11th, 2006: Amelia Taylor, Colorado

College

“From Fish to

Polynomials”

Wednesday,

September 27th, 2006: Huseyin Coskun, Augsburg

College & School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota

“Ameboid Cell Motility:

A Model and Inverse Problem, with an

Application to Live Cell Imaging Data”

Wednesday,

September 13th, 2006:

“The Augsburg

Mathematics Department presents itself”

Here

is a list of the talks from the 2005-2006 academic

year:

Wednesday,

March 29th, 2006: Danrun Huang, St. Cloud State

University,

“Honeybees and Fibonacci

Identities”

Wednesday,

March 15, 2006: Cindy Kaus, Metro State

University,

“Differential Forms:

What are they and how can we apply them

in physics?”

Wednesday,

Febuary 8, 2006: Terrance Hurley, University of

Minnesota,

“Fermat’s

Economists Are Scientists Too”

Wednesday,

January 25, 2006: The NOVA Special,

“Fermat’s Last

Theorem”

Wednesday,

November 30, 2005: Sayra Smith, Richard Garnett

& Julie Falbo

“Service Opportunities

for Students”

Wednesday,

November 9, 2005: Jennifer Geis, Augsburg College

“Option Pricing Made

Cents”

Wednesday,

October 26, 2005: Blake Boursaw, Augsburg College

“The Noble Path of

Problem Solving”

Wednesday,

October 12, 2005: Juan Pablo Trelles, University

of Minnesota

“Service Learning in

Action: The Peru Project”

Wed.,

Sep 28, 2005: Stephen Willson, Iowa State University

“Some mathematical

issues in reconstructing evolutionary

history from DNA”

Wed.,

Sep 14, Ken Kaminsky, Augsburg College:

“Kosher Eggs/Images of

Spain “

Here

is a list of the talks from the 2004-2005 academic

year:

Wed.,

Apr 27, Danny Kaplan, Macalester College:

“The Dynamics of Heart

Rate Variability “

Wed.,

Apr 13, Dr. Brenda Kroschel, University of St. Thomas:

“Extended Interlacing

Intervals”

Wed.,

Apr 6, Matt Richey, Professory of Mathematics, St.

Olaf College:

“Great Expectations or

what to expect when watching a

baseball game. “

Wed.,

Mar 7, Tracy Bibelnieks, Blake Boursaw, and Matthew

Haines, Augsburg College:

“Three Slices of Pi “

Wed.,

Feb 23, Dr. Brian Loe, Lockeed Martin Corp.:

“Ocean Acoustics”

Wed.,

Feb. 9, Terrance Hurley, University of Minnesota:

“Math &

Statistics: What makes economics the queen of the

social sciences”

Wed.,

Jan. 26, Nicholas Coult, Augsburg College:

“Multiscale Mathematics”

Wed.,

Dec 15, Wendy Winkler & Bill Weaver, 3M Corp.:

“Calculus in the Real

World”

Wed.,

Dec. 1, Dr. Radka Turcajova,

University of St. Thomas:

“What’s inside a digital

camera and Photoshop? Mathematics!

Wed.,

Nov. 10, Steve Fredlund, Thrivent Financial:

Actuarial Modeling: Life in

the Heels of an Actuary

Wed.,

Oct. 27, Andy Mack, Telluride Asset Management:

Reward Versus Risk and

Portfolio Optimization

Wed., Oct. 13, Kevin Anderson, Carlson Marketing Group

Statistics and Analysis at

Carlson Marketing Group -Using

Quantitative Techniques to Drive Business Results

Wed. Sep. 29, Dan Wolf, Augsburg College:

Hot Southern Mathematics”

 

Wed., Sep. 8, “Introduction to

the Department and Colloquium.”

Here is a list of

speakers for the 2003-2004 academic year:

Wed., Apr. 14, Tim Bancroft, Augsburg College:

“Bulgarian Exchange:

Where Does It End?”

Wed., Mar. 31, Su Dorée, Augsburg College:

“Euler’s Extraordinary

Evaluation of Σ 1/n².”

Wed., Mar. 3, Tom Sibley, St. John’s University:

“Donut Coloring or

Toroidal Chromography.”

Wed., Feb. 18, Kevin Sanft (’02), Mayo Clinic:

“My Role as a Data

Analyst and Advice for Math Majors.”

Wed., Feb. 4, Mark S. Kaiser, Iowa State University:

“The Many Faces of

Probability in Statistical Analyses.”

Wed., Jan. 21, Ioanna Mavrea, Augsburg College:

“Forty thieves and other

conundrums.”

Wed., Dec. 3, Glen Medeen, University of Minnesota:

“What is the ‘center’ of

an asymmetric distribution?”

Wed., Nov. 19, Randy Erdahl, Decision Intelligence, Inc.:

Asset Allocation.”

Wed., Nov. 5, Andrew Pole & Eric Bibelnieks Guest Research and

Analytics for Target.Direct, Target Corporation:

Learn how to earn fabulous

discounts and offers from Target™”

Wed., Oct. 8, Gerrard Carlson, Guidant Corporation:

Two-Dimensional

Heart Rate Variability Footprint

Wed., Sept. 24, Dan Wolf and Kailash Thapa, Augsburg College.

Numerical

Methods for Wave Modeling and Parallel

Computational Techniques

 

Wed., Sept. 10, Joan Hutchinson, Macalester College.

Which maps (and graphs) need

only two or three colors?”

Following is the list of

talk from the 2002-2003 academic year:

Wed. Sept. 25 Anne Goldman, University of Minnesota

“Biostatistics and Stem

Cell Transplantation Research.”

Wed. Oct. 9 Steve McKelvey, St. Olaf College

“Transportation Network

Design: Who Says Common Sense is Good

Thing?”

Wed. Oct. 23 Jay Goldman, University of Minnesota

“Counting: Something Old

- Something New.”

Mon. Nov. 4 Ken Kaminsky, Augsburg College

“What is an Actuary?”

Wed. Nov. 20 Michael Kac, University of Minnesota

“Mathematics and

Language.”

Wed. Dec. 4 Loren Larson, Carleton College

“Wood Block Puzzles.”

Wed. Jan. 29 Steve Morics, University of Redlands

“Mathematics Done Right,

or How I Learned What a Genetic

Decomposition Is.”

Wed. Feb. 12 David Molnar, St. Olaf College

“To Infinity…and

Beyond!”

Wed. Feb. 26 Tracy Bibelnieks, Augsburg College

“Using Operations

Research to Lighten the Load of Your

Friendly Neighborhood Postman(woman) .

Wed. Mar. 12 Laura Chihara, Carleton College

Mathematics and the Buckyball”

Wed. Mar. 26 Tracy Bibelnieks, Matt Haines, & Ken Kaminsky,

Augsburg College

Preview of fall courses.

Wed. Apr. 9 Augsburg Students

Kirsten Halvorson and Jon-Erik Hokenson.