# Applied Mathematics Seminars

## Fall 2024

### October 10

**Joint talk on Atomization and the Euler Characteristic**

Brendan Christensen (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Dept., MSU): "A Geometric and Topological Analysis of Atomization from Large-Scale Simulations"

Alex McCleary (Computer Science Dept., MSU): Application of the Weighted Euler Characteristic Transform in Atomization Simulations'

### October 3

Dr. Jarek Kwapisz (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences): "Mathematical aspects of multi-mode non-coherent communications and measurement"

### September 26

Dr. Ross P. Carlson (Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Center for Biolfilm Engineering, MSU): "Geometry, Linear Optimization, and Systems Biology’s Search for the Rules of Life"

### September 12

Derek Jollie and Alec Fluer (Department of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Multi-Modal Scientific Foundation Models and Sampling Multiplex Networks"

### September 5

Dr. Doris Voina (AI Institute in Dynamic Systems, University of Washington): "Deep Generative Modeling for Identification of Noisy, Non-Stationary Dynamical Systems"

## Spring 2024

### April 25

Dr. Francis Motta (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University): "Population Synchrony with Applications to Plasmodium Dynamics"

### April 18

Dr. Quirine Krol (MSU Magnetic Resonance Laboratory): "Modeling Effective Water Vapor Transport and Subsequent Coarsening in Snow: A Rigorous Upscaling Approach"

### April 11

Elizabeth Andreas (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Adversarial Decision and Process Modeling and Complexity Analysis - with Imperfect Decision-Making Intelligence"

### April 4

Dr. Alex McCleary (MSU School of Computing): "Galois Connections in Persistent Homology"

### March 28

Dr. Amitabha Bose (Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology): "Understanding entrainment of circadian oscillator models using one-dimensional maps"

### March 21

Elizabeth Andreas (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU), PhD Defense: "Quantifying Robustness of the Gap Gene Network"

### March 7

Dr. Lori Ray (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Quantifying Transport in the Brain"

### February 29

Dr. Christian Stratton (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Clustering and ordination of sagebrush steppe communities in Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve"

### February 22

Dr. Stephanie McCalla (Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering, MSU): "Rational Design of Nucleic Acid Assays"

### February 8

Dr. Al Parker (Center for Biofilm Engineering & Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Statistical considerations when using presence/absence assays in microbiology"

### February 1

Dr. Abigail Hickok (Dept. of Mathematics, Columbia): "Applications of TDA to Spatial Data"

### January 25

Dr. Tomas Gedeon (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Biology problems that I think about"

## Fall 2023

### November 30th

Dr. Siwei He (Dept. of Civil Engineering, MSU): "Some Mathematical Challenges in Snow Hydrology"

### November 16th

Dr. Anastasia Bizyaeva (AI Institute in Dynamic Systems, Univ. of Washington): "Model Reduction of Nonlinear Feedback Systems by Data-Informed Balancing"

### November 2nd

Dr. Julian Fox (Dept. of Chemical Engineering, MSU): "Exploring the Physics of Atomization Processes using Computational Fluid Dynamics"

### October 26th

Dr. Joseph D. Seymour (Chemical and Biological Engineering and Center for Biofilm Engineering, MSU): "Physical Mechanism of Alginate Gel Capillary Structure Formation from Phase Separation Scaling Laws"

### October 19th

Dr. Zilong Song (Math and Statistics Dept., Utah State University): "Ion Transport Systems in Biological Structures"

### October 12th

Dr. Mario Bencomo (Dept. of Mathematics, CSU-Fresno): "Inverse Problems and an Application in Seismic Imaging"

### October 5th

Dr. Joseph Shaw (Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Director of the Optical Technology Center, MSU): "Measuring Without Touching: Optical Remote Sensing Systems for Studying the Natural Environment"

### September 28th

Jacob Munson (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Uncertainity Estimation in Recommender Systems for Enhanced Top-N Recommendations"

### September 21st

Drs. Bree Cummins, John Smith, Tianyu Zhang and Dominique Zosso (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Math Faculty Flash Talks"

### September 7th

Dr. Tomas Gedeon (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Combinatorial Structure of Continuous Dynamics in Gene Regulatory Networks"

## Spring 2023

### April 20

Therese Azevedo (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "The Impact of Mentorship"

### April 13

Dr. Tianyu Zhang (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Modeling Complex Outcomes of Antibiotic Therapy against a Polymicrobial Infection"

### April 6

Jacob Munson (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Some Collaborative Filtering Approaches for Grade Analysis"

### March 30

Elizabeth Andreas (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Measuring Robustness of the Gap Gene Network"

### March 23

Dr. Tomas Gedeon (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Oscillator Death in Coupled Biochemical Oscillators"

### March 9

Dr. Curt Vogel (Former Professor in the Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Network Methods in Computer Vision"

### March 2

Dr. Ian Laga (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "A Case-Control Sampling Strategy for Zero-Inflacted Models"

### February 23

Elizabeth Andreas (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Measuring Complexity using Markov Chains"

## Fall 2022

### December 8

Dr. Firas Khasawneh (ME Dept, Michigan State University): "Scoring Surface Patterns Using Persistent Homology with Application to Vibration Striking Treatment"

### December 1

Dr. Stephanie Sonner (Dept. of Mathematics, Radboud University, Nijmegen): "Travelling Waves for Degenerate Reaction Diffusion Systems Modeling Celluloytic Biofilms"

### November 17

Dr. John Smith (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Process-based Modeling Approaches to Forest Carbon Prediction"

### November 10

Dr. Bo Li (Dept. of Mathematics and Quantitative Biology-PhD Program, UC-San Diego): "Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Bacterial Colony Growth with Cell-Cell Mechanical Interactions"

### November 3

Dr. Bree Cummins (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Simulation Study of Recruitment Techniques in an At-Risk Population for HIV"

### October 27

Dr. Scott McCalla (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Tracking Bacterial Growth Using a Nonlocal Interfacial Model"

### October 20

Dr. Dominique Zosso (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "From Convex Geometry to Convex Optimization"

### October 14

Dr. Meghan Rhodes (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Modelling and Analyzing the Role of Tissue Mechanics in Glioma Invasion"

### September 29

Julian Fox (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "DSGRN and the Investigation of a Yeast Cell Cycle Pulse Generator"

### September 22

Dr. Tomas Gedeon (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "Operon Dynamics with State Dependent Transcription and/or Translation Delays"

### September 15

Dr. Leo Rebholz (Dept. of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Clemson University): "Anderson acceleration and how it speeds up nonlinear solvers"

### September 14

Dr. Rachel Levanger (Fidelity National Financial, Director of Data Science): "A Topical Data Analyst in Industry"

### September 1

Dr. Lisa Davis (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): "An Accurate and Stable Filtered Explicit Scheme for a Linear Hyperbolic Equation Inspired by DNA Transcription Modeling"

## Spring 2022

### May 5

Susan Schrader (Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, MT Tech): Ph.D. Proposal "A Versatile Model for Fluid Flow in Low Permeability Porous Media"

### April 28

Cam Dudiak (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Master's Thesis Defense "Analysis of Dynamic Biological Systems Imagery."

### April 27

Amy Jenson (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Master's Thesis Defense "Brine Flow through Subglacial Channels"

### April 21

Dr. Fernando Correr (Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Dept., MSU): Title of Talk "Unravelling Functional Genomics of Plants through Transcriptomics"

### April 14

Dominic Bair (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Master's Thesis Defense "DVM: A Deep Learning Algorithm for Minimizing Functionals"

### April 7

Robin Belton (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Ph.D. Defense "Directed Graph Descriptors and Distances for Analyzing Multivariate Time Series Data"

### March 31

Dr. Jeff Heys (Chemical and Biological Engineering Dept., MSU): Title of Talk is "Quantitative Analysis of Transport in the Brain and Implications for Sleep"

### March 24

Dr. William Cuello (Dept. of Mathematics, Rutgets University): Title of Talk is "Widespread Ecological Networks and their Dynamical Signatures (WENDy)"

### March 10

Dr. Isaac Klapper (Dept. of Mathematics, Temple Univ): Title of Talk is "Modeling Microbial Biofilms in Their Environments."

### March 10

Sam McCrosson (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Exodromy of Stratified Spaces."

### March 3

Dr. Tomas Gedeon (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Operon Dynamics with State Dependent Transcription and/or Translation Delays."

### February 24

Dr. Mark Pernarowski (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Modeling Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation."

### February 17

Dr. Lisa Davis (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "A Filtered Explicit Scheme for Linear Hyperbolic Problems"

### February 10

John Oliver (Los Alamos National Lab): Student Opportunities in 2022: An XTD-SS Perspective

## Fall 2021

### November 19

Jacob Munson (Individual Interdisciplinary PhD Program, MSU): Title of Talk is "Recommender Systems: Matrix Factorications & Lessons from the Netflix Prize."

### November 16

Catherine Potts (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): PhD Dissertation Defense, "Adapting Archetypal Analysis to Scientific Imaging Applications."

### November 4

Dr. Nick Cogan (Dept. of Mathematics, FSU): Title of Talk is "Multiphase Models: From Biofilms to the Origin of Life"

### October 28

Dr. Andrew Hoegh (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Title of Talk is "Statistical Methods for Predicting Zoonotic Spillover."

### October 21

Anna Schenfisch (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Title of Talk is "A Faithful Discretization of the Persistent Homology Transform."

### October 14

Dr. Tianyu Zhang (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Title of Talk is "PDE-Constrained Generalized Nash Equilibrium Model of Biofilm Community."

### October 7

Dr. Tomas Gedeon (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Title of Talk is "Modeling Cellular Metabolism."

### September 23

Dr. Breschine Cummins (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Title of Talk is "Discovering Genetic Network Interactions through Iterative Hypothesis Reduction."

### September 9

Griffin Smith (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Title of Talk is "A PDE Model for Janus Particle Swarming."

### September 2

Dr. Elizabeth Burroughs (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Title of Talk is "Empathetic Critical Thinking through Modeling."

## Spring 2021

### April 21

Seth Dayutis (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Master's Thesis Presentation: "A Biofilm Model that Avoids a Tragedy of the Commons."

### April 16

Wiliiam Johns (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): PhD Thesis Defense, "Minimax Multi-Input AAA Rational Approximations wiith Stable Poles."

### April 15

Catherine Potts (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Kopriva Talk, "Archetypal Analysis Applied to Neuronal Cellular Signaling."

### April 8

William Johns (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Title of Talk is "Minimax Multi-input AAA Rational Approximations with Stable Poles."

### April 8

Elizabeth Andreas (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Masters' Thesis Defense, "Comparing Network Models of Gap Gene Interaction during Drosophila Melanogaster Development."

### April 1

Dr. Jesse Berwald (Quantum Engineer, Quantum Computing Inc.): Title of Talk is "Quantum Computing: A Brief Tour with Mathematical Highlights."

### March 25

Elizabeth Andreas (Dept. of Mathematics, MSU): Title of Talk is "Comparing Network Models of Gap Gene Interaction during Drosophila Melanogaster Development."

### March 11

Dr. Mark Petersen (MT Peaks Sponsored Event - Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory): Title of Talk is "Ocean Modeling in the High Desert."

### March 4

Dr. Shane Kepley (Dept. of Mathematics, Rutgers University): Title of Talk is "Numerical Methods for Studying Equilibria and their Bifurcations in Hill Function Models."

### February 25

Dr. Miroslav Kramar (Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Oklahoma): Title of Talk is "Towards Understanding Complex Spatio-Temporal Systems."

### February 18

Dr. Malgorzata Peszynska (Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Oregon): Title of Talk is "Hysteresis in conservation laws: modeling, analysis, and simulation."

### February 11

Dr. Aaron Luttman (MT PEAKS Sponsored Event - Senior Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory): Title of Talk is "Mathematics Research for Security and Science in the US National Laboratories."

### February 4

William Duncan (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Equilibria in Networks with Steep Sigmoidal Nonlinearities."

### January 25

Gabriel Peyre (CNRS and Ecole Normale): Title of Talk is "Scaling Optimal Transport for High Dimensional Learning."

## Fall 2020

### November 24

Robin Belton (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Directed Descriptors of Data."

### November 5

Dr. Hermann Eberl (Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Canada): Title of Talk is "Time Integration of a Highly Degenerate Diuffusion-Reaction System with Gradient Blow-Up and a Small Application to Cross-Talk in Biofilms."

### October 29

Dr. Scott McCalla (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "The Effects of Sacred Value Networks within an Evolutionary, Adversarial Game."

### October 22

Dr. Tomas Gedeon (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "How to describe, analyze and interrogate dynamics of gene regulatory networks."

### October 15

Dr. Dominique Zosso (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Deep Learning for PDE: Part II (application to PDE)"

### October 8

William Johns (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Density of States in Warm Dense Matter"

### October 1

Dr. David Millman (School of Computing, MSU): Title of Talk is "Approximate Nearest neighbors in the Space of Persistence Diagrams"

### September 24

Kyle Hickmann (DXCP-8: Verification & Analysis, Los Alamos National Laboratory): Title of Talk is "Mathematics and simulations of shock and detonation at Los Alamos National Laboratory."

### September 17

Dr. Dominique Zosso (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Deep Learning and PDE: a quick and practical introduction"

### September 10

Dr. Lisa Davis (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Continuum and Stochastic Models for Transcription on a Crowded Gene"

### September 3

Dr. William Duncan (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU, Duke University): Title of Talk is "Infinitesimal Homeostasis in Biological Networks"

## Spring 2020

### March 6

Dr. James Keener (Dept. of Mathematics, University of Utah): Title of Talk is "The Mathematics of Life: Making Diffusion Your Friend."

### February 27

Dr. Jack Dockery (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Oscillations Signaling, and Traveling Waves in Biofilms."

### February 13

Dr. Tianyu Zhang (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Data Analysis in Wastewater Treatment"

### January 30

William Johns (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "A Greedy Approach and Some Optimization for Electro-Magnetic Transients Simulation"

## Fall 2019

### November 21

Catherine Potts (Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, MSU): Title of Talk is "Archetypal Analysis: Representation and Meaning"

### November 14

Dr. Jia Zhao (Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University): Title of Talk is "Modeling and Numerical Approximations of Thermodynamically Consistent Systems with Applications in Biological Problems"

### November 5

Dr. Bjorn Sandstede (Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University): Title of Talk is "Localized Planar Patterns"

### October 24

Dr. Lisa Davis (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Montana Partnership for Broadening Career Pathways for Mathematics and Statistics Students"

### October 17

William Johns (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Rational approximations for modeling EM transients in transmission lines"

### October 10

Dr. Bree Cummins (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Using Extremal Events to Characterize Noisy Time Series"

### October 3

Dr. Braxton Osting (Dept. of Mathematics, University of Utah): Title of Talk is "Diffusion-generated methods for target-valued maps"

### September 19

Dr. Vrushali Bokil (Dept. of Mathematics, Oregon State University): Title of Talk is "Compatible Discretizations of Maxwell's Equations in Complex Materials"

### September 12

Dr. Andrew J. Bernoff (Math Dept., Harvey Mudd College): Title of Talk is "Agent-Based and Continuous Models of Locust Hopper Brands"

### September 5

Dr. Tomas Gedeon (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Regulatory network analysis, biopolymerization, micro RNA detection assay and microbial consortia"

## Spring 2019:

### January 17

Dr. Diane Debinski (Ecology Department, MSU): Title of Talk is "Chasing Down Biodiversity Patterns and Processes"

### January 24

Dr. Jack Dockery (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Signaling and Traveling Waves in Biofilms"

### January 31

Dr. Maryam Bahramipanah (Electrical & Computer Engineering, MSU): Title of Talk is "Decentralized Adaptive Model-Based Real-Time Control of Active Distribution Networks Using Energy Storage Systems"

### February 7

Dr. David Millman (Computer Science, MSU): Title of Talk is "Some Geometric Problems in Monte Carlo Transport Solvers"

### February 14

Dr. Bradley Whitaker (Electrical & Computer Engineering, MSU): Title of Talk is "Frozen Dictionary Learning for Classification"

### February 21

Dr. Eric Sproles (Earth Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Finding the Sweet Spot at the Intersection of Data, Spatial, and Earth Science"

### February 28

Dr. Nicholas Borys (Physics, MSU): Title of Talk is "Mining Data to Reveal Hidden Physics in Two-Dimensional Semiconductors at Ultra-Small Length Scales"

### March 7

Dr. Yuriko Yano (Ecology, MSU): Title of Talk is "How Does a Warmer Climate Affect Soil Nutrients, and How Would Trees Cope with Such Changes?"

### March 14

Dr. Catherine Haase (Ecology, MSU): Title of Talk is "Modeling The Energetic Costs of Disease: A Case Study of the Bioenergetics of White-Nose Syndrome in Western Bats"

### March 28

Dr. Anne Lohfink (Physics, MSU): Title of Talk is "Illuminating the Surrounding of Black Holes"

### April 4

Nellie Ciesielski (PhD Student, Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Dissertation Defense is "Modeling a Biphasic DNA Amplification Reaction"

### April 9

Dr. Faranak Pahlevani (Mathematics Department, Penn State Univ-Abington): Title of Talk is "Energy, Enstrophy and Parameter Sensitivity of the Time Relaxation Model"

### April 11

Anthony Gaussoin (PhD Student, Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Dissertation Defense is "Designing Pattern Formation Through Anisotrophy"

### April 25

Dr. Puck Rombach (Mathematics, University of Vermont): Title of Talk is "Role Colorying Graphs in Hereditary Classes"