MSCS typically hosts a Colloquium on Mondays and a Research Seminar on Fridays. Below you will find upcoming talks and videos will be posted after the talk. *Please note to view the video’s you must be signed into your St. Olaf Google Account.*

MSCS Colloquium – March 18, 2024*Gorenstein Rings and the Chicken McNugget Problem*

Janet Page, Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University

MSCS TLC Lecture – March 11, 2024*Patterns in Permutations*

Lara Pudwell, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Valparaiso University

(The slides don’t show up well in the video linked above, but Dr. Pudwell gave nearly the same talk at MAA MathFest 2023, with a better video available here.)

MSCS Colloquium – May 1, 2023*Still Working when the warehouse burns down: Mathematics of storing data*

Mckenzie West ’11, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin

MSCS Colloquium – March 20, 2023*Advances in Spatial Point Process Models for Urban Policing*

Claire Kelling, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Carleton College

MSCS TLC Lecture – March 13, 2023 – Video**Voting and Linear Algebra: Connections and Questions**

Michael Orrison, Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

MSCS Research Seminar – March 10, 2023 *– *Video

Discrete Frames for High-Dimensional Data

Kristopher Hollingsworth, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, MN State University, Mankato

MSCS Research Seminar – March 3, 2023 – Video**Fibonacci Numbers, Catalan Numbers and the Super FiboCatalan Numbers**

Kendra Killpatrick, Professor of Mathematics, Pepperdine University

MSCS Colloquium – February 20, 2023 – Video**Applied Mathematics and Bad Intuition: Two Examples**

Steve McKelvey, St. Olaf Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

MSCS Research Seminar – February 17, 2023 – Video* Network Embedding for Potential Energy Landscapes*Paula Mercurio, St. Olaf Visiting Mathematics Professor

MSCS Colloquium – October 24, 2022 – Video**Painful Regressions: Probability and Statistics in Clinical Medicine and Pain Management**

Dr. Akshar Rambachan ’12, Physician-investigator and Assistant Professor, UCSF

MSCS Colloquium – April 11, 2022 – Video**Q-Q plots: To de-trend, or not to de-trend**

Adam Loy, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Carleton College

MSCS Colloquium – March 7, 2022 – Video*A year in the life of a logistics data scientist*

Joe Benson, Data Scientist for CH Robinson

MSCS Colloquium – November 29, 2021 – Video* Untangling the Global Supply Chain: Modeling the International Economy of Things*Steve McKelvey, St. Olaf Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

MSCS Colloquium – October 4, 2021 – Video*A Statistical Approach to Glacier Measurement Uncertainty*

Laura Boehm-Vock ’08, St. Olaf Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Data Science

MSCS Colloquium – May 3, 2021 – Video**What is ‘Customer Success Management,’ and what does it have to do with math, anyway?**

Dr. Vijay Mehrotra Professor of Business Analytics & Director of Customer Success Management Initiative University of San Francisco, School of Management

MSCS Colloquium – April 26, 2021 – Video**Designing Clinical Trials…During a Pandemic**

David Vock ‘07, Associate Professor of Biostatistics University of MN School of Public Health

MSCS Colloquium – April 19, 2021 – Video**A Day in the Life of a Lead Technologist**

Aaron R. Lloyd, Rally Lead & Global Capability Specialist at Broadcom

MSCS Colloquium – Marth 29, 2021 – Video* Take what you have gathered from coincidence: Understanding – and Using – Randomness*Matthew Richey, St. Olaf Hardy Distinguished Professor of Science and a member of the Department of

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

MSCS Colloquium – Marth 22, 2021 – Video**Freedom Isn’t Free: Mathematical Modeling of the Costs of Freedom of ChoiceSteve McKelvey, St. Olaf Professor of Math, CS & Stats and Data Science**

MSCS Colloquium – March 15, 2021 – Video – Links provided during talk*Visualizing the Whole Wide World on the World Wide Web – *** Computer Graphics in the Geospatial Industry**Omar Shehata ‘18 – St. Olaf Computer Science and Mathematics Major

MSCS Colloquium – March 8, 2021 – Video** Hey, that really came in handy!**Alyssa Frazee ‘10 – St. Olaf Mathematics Major

MSCS Colloquium – November 9, 2020 – Video* Sharing Secrets*Adam Wood ’16 – Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College

MSCS Colloquium – November 2, 2020 – Video* One Function to Rule Them All*David Walmsley, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College

MSCS Colloquium – October 26, 2020 – Video** Data to Inform Policies to Reduce Gun Violence Involving Civilians and Police**Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH, Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

MSCS Colloquium – October 5, 2020 – Video** Mayo COVID-Plasma project team: Challenges and day to day work as statisticians**David Hodge & the Mayo COVID-Plasma Project Team

MSCS Colloquium – September 14, 2020 – Video** A Raspberry Pi Platform to Teach Parallel Computing – **Tanaka Khondowe ’22 and George Kokalas ’22

**Eliott Cassidy ’22 and George Kokalas ’22**

*Kubernetes: Creating a St. Olaf Computer Science Local Cloud –*

*The Effects of Interference on Multi-Robot Exploration***–**Dagmawe Haileslassie ’22, Sean Daly ’21,

and Hope Moran ’22

MSCS Colloquium – April 9, 2018 – Video**The Case of the Missing Vertex**Suzanne Doree, Professor of Mathematics Augsburg University

MSCS Colloquium – February 19, 2018 – Video**Color me combinatorial: beauty from statistical mechanics**

Kaisa Taipale, University of Minnesota

MSCS Colloquium – December 11, 2017 – Video** How Connected Are Your Bones? A Novice’s Guide to Bone Micro-architecture**Lisa Langsetmo, University of Minnesota

MSCS Colloquium – December 4, 2017 – Video

The Computer Science Senior Capstone Seminar* Cell Phones in the Theater: Wht if you came to a theater show that asked you to keep your cell phone on, and use it, rather than turn it off?*Deandre Bauswell, David Ellenberger, Elija Verdoom

*Josh Becker, Jesus Caballero, Andrew Lee, Scott Nesbit*

**Expanding to the Cloud***Justin Pacholec, Tian Tian Pang, Joe Peterson, Omar Shehata*

**Exploring the Fourth Dimension: What does a 4D cube look like?**MSCS Colloquium – October 9, 2017 – Video*The Power of Mathematics Teaching in an Age of Alternative Facts*

MSCS & Music Department Visiting Speaker Evening Talk – Video*Harmonious Equations: an Exploration of Math & Music*

David Kung, Professor of Mathematics, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

MSCS Colloquium – September 25, 2017 – Video* Not All Fun & Games: Challenges of Professional Game Development – *Omar Shehata

*Hugo Valent*

**Tests and Containerized Deployment for HiPerCiC 3 Applications**–