The Math Department hosts a colloquium every Thursday during Fall and Winter quarters. The title and abstracts are posted in the department about a week before each talk. Please contact organizer McLean Sloughter (sloughtj@seattleu.edu) for more details.

**All talks on Thursdays at 3:45pm in Bannan 401 **

Date | Speaker | Title |
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Feb 21, 2019 | Tom Shelly, Edmonds Community College | Scheming to Compute Knot Polynomials |

Feb 28, 2019 | Mehmet Vurkac, Seattle U Electrical Engineering | Fuzzy Logic & Fuzzy Numbers |

Mar 7, 2019 | Gwen Spencer, Smith College | TBD |

Mar 14, 2019 | Brian Fischer, Seattle University | TBD |

Date | Speaker | Title |
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Feb 7, 2019 | Allison Henrich, Seattle University | A Knotty Exploration of Magic & Math |

Jan 31, 2019 | J. McLean Sloughter, Seattle University | The Gauntlet Talk: The Law of Large Numbers |

Jan 24, 2019 | Kamaldeen Olatunde, Arizona State University | Mathematical Models of Malaria Transmission |

Jan 17, 2019 | Jim Humphreys, Seattle University | Math & Music Theory 301 |

Dec 6, 2018 | Matthew Stamps, Yale-NUS | Accidental Mathematics |

Nov 29, 2018 | Panel Discussion | Quantitative Careers: On Working In the Mathematical & Data Sciences |

Nov 15, 2018 | Whitney Sheehan, Bewilderness Puzzles | Analytics, Entrepreneurship, & Standing at the Crossroads of Should & Must |

Nov 8, 2018 | Cait Berry, KiloWatts for Humanity | The Mess of Working with Real World Data |

Nov 1, 2018 | A.J. Stewart, Seattle University | When Robots Draw, Do They Trace Out Rational Curves? |

Oct 25, 2018 | Maureen Kennedy, University of Washington | Modifying Wildfire Severity |

Oct 18, 2018 | Joey Chemis, Microsoft | Time Series Forecasting Using ARIMAX Modeling |

Oct 11, 2018 | Camille Minogue | A Brief Introduction to Property & Casualty Insurance |

Oct 4, 2018 | Os Keyes, University of Washington | Encoding Gender: Bodies, Data & Identity in the Age of AI |

Mar 8, 2018 | Jessica Sklar, Pacific Lutheran University | Money! Mystery! Murder! Madness! Metaphor! (& Mathematics) |

Mar 1, 2018 | J. McLean Sloughter, Seattle University | Middles: Mean, Median, Metrics & Other Things That Start with M |

Feb 22, 2018 | Dylan Helliwell, Seattle University | The Gauntlet Talk: Brouwer Fixed-Point Theorem |

Feb 13, 2018 | Jeff Boersema, Seattle University | The Banach-Tarski Paradox |

Feb 8, 2018 | Nicole Persson, Aon Hewitt | Actuarial Work in Healthcare Consulting |

Feb 1, 2018 | Dan Shumow, Microsoft Research | Cryptographic Random Number Generators: From Number Theory to Snowden |

Jan 25, 2018 | Ksenija Simic-Muller, Pacific Lutheran University | Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: The Promise & the Practice |

Nov 30, 2017 | Wesley Magee, Senior Tableau Consultant at Plaster Group, LLC | Data Visualization: What is Mathematical Storytelling? |

Nov 16, 2017 | Valerio Proietti, University of Copenhagen | Line Bundles On the Sphere |

Nov 9, 2017 | Lily Silverstein, UC Davis | Certainty from Uncertainty: The Probabilistic Method |

Nov 2, 2017 | Julie Eaton, UW Tacoma | Polynomials & Their Critical Points |

Oct 26, 2017 | Nicholas Scoville | Digital Topology: A Smooth Introduction |

Oct 19, 2017 | John Carter, Seattle U | Modeling Tsunamis Using Mathematics |

Oct 12, 2017 | Jonathan Nolis, Director of Insights & Analytics at Lenati | On Finding Good Math Industry Jobs |

Oct 5, 2017 | Tristram Bogart, U. de los Andes | Determinants, Permanents, & Algebraic Complexity |

Mar 30, 2017 | Fady El Chidiac, UC Berkeley | What Matters for Learning |

Mar 2, 2017 | Liangmin Zhou, Seattle U | Computing Tensor Eigenpairs by Homotopy Continuation Methods |

Feb 23, 2017 | Eric Woolgar, Alberta | From Gravitational Waves to Penrose's inequality |

Feb 16, 2017 | Host: M. Sloughter, Seattle U | Panel: Obtaining Employment in the Mathematical Sciences |

Feb 9, 2017 | David Neel, Seattle U | Mathematics Beyond Mathematics - (Ab)uses & (In)appropriations |

Feb 2, 2017 | Guannan Shi, Harbin Tech | A Generalized Harmonic Equation: Dirac-Harmonic Equation for Differential Forms |

Jan 26, 2017 | Steve Klee, Seattle U | Throwin' Shade at Pascal's Triangle |

Jan 19, 2017 | Safia Chettih, Reed College | Topology of Configurations on Trees |

Jan 12, 2017 | McLean Sloughter, Seattle U | Book Discussion Group: Hidden Figures |

Jan 5, 2017 | Jim Humphreys, Seattle U | Math & Music Theory 201: Applied Math |

Dec 1, 2016 | Everett Sullivan, Dartmouth | Linear Chord Diagrams with Long Chords |

Nov 17, 2016 | Casey Mann, UW Bothell | Convex Pentagons that Admit i-Block Transitive Tilings |

Nov 15, 2016 | Christine Guenther, Pacific University | Curvature Flows: the Proof of the Poincare Conjecture, or How to Win & Reject $1,000,000 |

Nov 10, 2016 | Ana Granados, SLU-Madrid | The Straight Line is the Shortest Distance & Other Lies that we are Told at School |

Nov 3, 2016 | Ben Segal, UW Applied Math | The Stability Spectrum for Elliptic Solutions to the Focusing NLS Equation |

Oct 27, 2016 | Jacob Price, UW Applied Math | Multiscale Simulation Methods: Concepts & Applications |

Oct 20, 2016 | Frank Farris, Santa Clara U | Math+Art Event: Creating Symmetry, Making Art with Waves |

Oct 13, 2016 | AJ Stewart, Seattle U | A Radical's Solution to Solutions by Radicals |

Oct 6, 2016 | Brian Fischer, Seattle U | Understanding (Half of) the Neural Code |

Apr 7, 2016 | Allison Cox, Trupanion | Actuaries in Pet Health Insurance |

Mar 3, 2016 | Stephen McKeown, UW Mathematics | Gauss's Theorema Egregium & Differential Geometry |

Feb 11, 2016 | Allison Henrich, Seattle U | Knotty Games |

Feb 4, 2016 | Greg Oman, UC Colorado Springs | An Independent Axiom System for the Real Numbers |

Jan 28, 2016 | Dylan Helliwell, Seattle U | LARGE NUMBERS! (the Reprise) |

Jan 21, 2016 | Nicole Persson, AON | Actuarial Opportunities at AON |

Jan 14, 2016 | Jeff Oaks, University of Indianapolis | Conceptual Differences Between Premodern & Modern Algebra |

Jan 11, 2016 | Itai Seggev, Wolfram Research | An Interview with a Mathematica Expert... |

Jan 5, 2016 | Andrea Young, Ripon College | Improvisation in the Mathematics Classroom |

Dec 3, 2015 | Dan Finkel, Math4Love | What Would Archimedes Do? |

Nov 19, 2015 | Chris Jones, UW Applied Math | Modeling the Role of Clouds in Climate Change |

Nov 12, 2015 | Veronika Irvine, University of Victoria | Algorithms & Old Lace |

Nov 5, 2015 | John Carter, Seattle U | Modeling Tsunamis |

Oct 29, 2015 | AH Stewart, Seattle U | Error Correcting Codes & Eruves Curves |

Oct 22, 2015 | Guozhen Lu, Wayne State University | Sharp Functional Geometric Inequalities |

Oct 15, 2015 | Abigail Wacher | A Calculus, Linear Algebra & ODE-Based Model of a Wave Energy Converted |

Oct 1, 2015 | Jeff Boersema, Seattle U | The Banach-Tarski Paradox |

Mar 11, 2015 | Chi-Kwong Li, College of William & Mary | Amidakuji, Sorting Algorithms & Factorization of Permutations |

Mar 5, 2015 | Steve Klee, Seattle U | Linear Algebra, Bracketology & Mar MATHness! |

Mar 4, 2015 | Iva Stavrov, Lewis and Clark | What Teaching Differential Equations Taught Me about Prime Number Distribution |

Feb 26, 2015 | McLean Slougther, Seattle U | Finding Nonacademic Employment in the Mathematical Sciences |

Feb 25, 2015 | Guannan Shi, Harbin Tech | The Extension about the Invariance of the Maximum Likelihood Estimator |

Feb 19, 2015 | Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna | Counting Invariants & Enhancements |

Feb 12, 2015 | David Neel, Seattle U | Novel Erosions: Mathematics & Narrative |

Feb 5, 2015 | Eric Bahuaud, Seattle U | Can You Taste the Shape of a Brownie? |

Jan 29, 2015 | J. McLean Sloughter, Seattle U | Means, Medians, Middles, & Other Things that Start with M. |

Jan 22, 2015 | Chris Sswierczewski, UW Applied Math | Finding Zeros |

Dec 4, 2014 | AJ Stewart, Seattle U | A Section on Sections |

Nov 19, 2014 | Paul T. Allen, Lewis and Clark | Finite Differences and Solvability of Differential Equations Problems |

Nov 13, 2014 | Tracey Marsh, UW Biostatistics | Geometry of efficient estimation. |

Nov 6, 2014 | Katya Yurasovskaya, Seattle U | Braid Groups: An Introduction |

Oct 30, 2014 | Tom Edgar, Pacific Lutheran | Generalized Binomial Coefficients via the Dominance Order on Natural Numbers |

Oct 22, 2014 | Michael Schultheis | Math+Art |

Oct 16, 2014 | Nicholas Scoville, Ursinus College | Graph isomorphisms in discrete Morse theory |

Oct 9, 2014 | David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland | Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music |

Apr 7, 2014 | Jim Humphreys, Seattle U | Mathematics and Music Theory 101: Number Theory |

Mar 13, 2014 | Senior Synthesis: Nonlinear Waves Day | Senior Synthesis 2014 |

Mar 11, 2014 | Eric Woolgar, U Alberta | Black holes: What are they, and what governs their mathematics? |

Mar 6, 2014 | Stephanie Hatley, Radiant Zemax | Advancements in Defect Detection: A Mathematical Approach to Modeling the Human Eye |

Feb 27, 2014 | Nicholas Cain, Allen Institute | Mathematical modeling of the mouse brain: a multi-scale approach |

Feb 13, 2014 | Bernard Deconinck, UW Applied Math | Riemann Surfaces & Water Waves or Why Do We Care About Riemann Surfaces? |

Feb 6, 2014 | Jeff DiFranco, Liberty Mutual | Mathematics of Insurance Pricing |

Jan 30, 2014 | Steve Klee, Seattle U | (Linear) Algebra, Geometry, & Sudoku |

Jan 23, 2014 | Dylan Helliwell, Seattle U | Large Numbers |

Dec 5, 2013 | Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford University | Celestial Mechanics & the N Body Problem |

Nov 21, 2013 | Christine Cole, Seattle U | Mathematical Models for Molecular Motors: the Polymerization Ratchet |

Nov 14, 2013 | Jonah Ostroff, UW Math | Color Maps with Many Palettes |

Oct 31, 2013 | Shusen Ding, Seattle U | From Calculus to A-Harmonic Equations |

Oct 24, 2013 | Matt Patterson, Boeing | GEODUCK: a Geometry Engine |

Oct 17, 2013 | Laura Matrajt, Fred Hutchinson Research | Optimal Vaccine Allocation for Early Mitigation of Pandemic Influenza |

Oct 10, 2013 | Brian Fischer, Seattle U | Coding for Optimal Performance in the Owl's Brain |

May 15, 2013 | Kyle Mandli, University of Texas | Mathematical Modeling for Costal Hazards |

May 9, 2013 | Jeff Boersema, Seattle U | Almost Commuting Matrices |

May 2, 2013 | Leanne Roberston, Seattle U | The Oldest Unsolved Problem |

Apr 25, 2013 | Tom Boothby, Simon Fraser U | Connecting Topological Graph Theory & Computational Biology |

Apr 18, 2013 | Natalie Sheils, UW Applied Math | Solving PDEs using Fokas's Method |

Apr 4, 2013 | John M Lee, UW Math | The Curvature of the Universe |

Mar 14, 2013 | A panel | Applying to Graduate School in the Math Sciences |

Mar 7, 2013 | John Carter, Seattle U | Modeling Surface Waves in the Ocean |

Feb 21, 2013 | Katie Oliveras, Seattle U | Finding the Ultimate Brownie Pan & Solving the World Water Crisis |

Feb 14, 2013 | David Neel, Seattle U | Being a Number (& What It Has To Do with Love) |

Feb 7, 2013 | McLean Slougther, Seattle U | Modeling Beetle-Caused Forest Mortality |

Jan 31, 2013 | Nema Dean, University of Glasgow | A Simple Clustering Problem |

Jan 24, 2013 | Steve Klee, Seattle U | Perfect Matchings & Hall's Marriage Theorem |

Jan 16, 2013 | Dwight Bean, University of San Diego | (3,5,7) Triangle is Ramsey in E2 |

*Corrections?* This list maintained by E. Bahuaud (bahuaude@seattleu.edu)