2014-2015 Colloquium Series

May 04, 2015 – John Hughes, University of Minnesota, Biostatistics talks on “Estimating Velocity for Processive Motor Proteins with Random Detachment”.  

Apr. 27, 2015 – Chris Boven, University of Illinois talked on “Breaking the Speech Code: A Neuroinformatic Approach”.  (There is no video posting for this colloquium)

Apr. 23, 2015 – Math Across the Cannon – Amie Wilkinson, The University of Chicago, talks on “What are the odds?”, how do we think about the chances of rare events occurring, and are unlikely events really all that unlikely?

Mar. 23, 2015 – Christopher Ennis, Normandale Community College talks on “A Provably ‘Jam-proof’ Algorithm for (Almost) Filling Space”.

Mar. 16, 2015 – Xandra Best ’15, David Crisler ’18, Chris Hinton ’18, Matthew Johnson ’16, Joseph Jung ’16, and Eric Oseid ’17 talk on “From YouTube to the Riemann Zeta: Projects in Parallel and Distributed Computing”.

Mar. 09, 2015 – David Banks, Duke University, talks on “Mining Text Networks”.  

Mar. 02, 2015 – Movie/documentary  – “Top Secret – Rosies” was shown

Feb. 23, 2015 – Mathematics Practicum students presented their work with Target Inc., Tiger Risk, Inc. and the Town of Bridgewater.  (There is no video posting)

Feb. 16, 2015 – Amanda Cox ’01, graphics Editor at the New York Times, talks on “Visualizing Breaking News at the New York Times” Evening Lecture.

Feb. 16, 2015 – Amanda Cox ’01, Graphics Editor at the New York Times talks on Mathematics and Statistics at the New York Times”.  MSCS Colloquium.  

Dec. 01, 2014 – Olaf Hall-Holt, Associate Professor of Computer Science, St. Olaf College; Eileen King, St. Olaf College ’13, and Stephen Akers, St. Olaf College ’17.

Nov. 17, 2014 – Jill Dietz, Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College, talks on “Linear Algebra is Everywhere! Groups, Products, Automorphisms, and Matrices”.

Nov. 10, 2014 – Joe Benson,Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College talks on “The Futurama Theorem”.

Nov. 03, 2014 – Marian Frazier, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Gustavus Adolphus College, talks on Sequential Designs for Computer Experiments.

Oct. 20, 2014 – Terry Therneau, Professor of Biostatistics in the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics at the Mayo Clinic, talks on Consulting Vignettes “Research at Mayo is like standing in front of a fire hydrant with your mouth open”, John Blinks, Department of Pharmacology.

Oct. 6, 2014 – Joseph Jung ’16 and Ben Le Cam’16, St. Olaf College students – From Medical Economics to the Family Trees of Turtles: Applying “Big Data: Technologies”

Sep. 30, 2014 – Tailgate event –  Matt Richey, Professor at St. Olaf College; Laura Boehm Vock,Visiting Assistant Prof., St. Olaf College; David Boehm Vock, Assistant Professor, U of M; fun talks on “Amazing baseball insights and factoids”

Sep. 22, 2014 – Becky Vandiver, Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College talks on “Modeling Growth in Biological Tissues”