BiCo Math Colloquium Archive
Curious about past years' colloquia and speakers? Here's the information you seek!
Spring 2023
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Jan 30 
William Gasarch University of Maryland 
Haverford 

Feb 6 
Kaisa Taipale Director, C.H. Robinson 
Haverford 

Feb 13 
Daniel Krashen University of Pennsylvania 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb 20 
Valentin Blomer University of Bonn (Hausdorff Center for Mathematics) 
"Quantum Chaos, Quadratic Forms and Fibonacci Numbers" Joint Talk with Philadelphia Area Number Theory Seminar 
Bryn Mawr 
Feb 27 
Ipsita Datta Institute for Advanced Study 
Haverford 

Mar 6 
SPRING BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Mar 13 
Reza Parran New York Structural Biology Center 
"An Overview of the Theoretical Foundation and Applications of CryoElectron Microscopy" 
Haverford 
Mar 20 
Spence Lunderman Senior Applied Scientist, Airspace 
“One Company's Solution to a Common Logistics Problem: A Story of Machine Learning and Mathematics” 
Haverford 
Mar 27 
Michael Robert Virginia Tech 
“An Old Threat in New Territory: Investigating Dengue Emergence with Mathematical Modeling” 
Bryn Mawr 
Apr 3 
Nsoki Mavinga Swarthmore College 
“Fuˇcik Spectrum and Solvability of Nonlinear Differential Equations” 
Haverford 
Apr 10 
Jacob van Hook University of Pennsylvania 
Bryn Mawr 

Apr 14* Friday 
Kathleen Hoffman University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
“Parameter Identifiability in a Model of in vivo HIV Dynamics” 
Haverford 
Apr 24 
Samantha Pezzimenti Penn State Brandywine 
Bryn Mawr 
Fall 2022
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sep 26 
Matthew Fury Penn State Abington 
"Sectorial and Striptype Operators in the Study of Illposed Problems" 
Bryn Mawr 
Oct 3 
Sarah Weinstein University of Pennsylvania 
"Statistical Methods for Extracting and Comparing in Multimodal Neuroimaging Studies" 
Haverford 
Oct 10 
FALL BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Oct 17 
Geremias Polanco Smith College 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct 24 
Braeden Reinoso Boston College 
Haverford 

Oct 31 
Timur Akhunov Haverford College 
"Derivative Gain and Singularities for Degenerate Laplace Equation" 
Bryn Mawr 
Nov 7 
Osman Okutan Max Planck Institute 
"Barcode Decorated Merge Trees" (via Zoom) 
Haverford 
Nov 14 
Soheil Anbouhi Haverford College 
"Universal Mappings and Analysis of Functional Data on Geometric Domains" 
Bryn Mawr 
Nov 21 
Henri Drake Princeton University 
"Challenges in Predicting Future Weather and Climate: Turbulence, Chaos, and (Un)predictability" 
Haverford 
Nov 28 

NO COLLOQUIUM 

Dec 5 
Joel Lewis George Washington University 
Haverford 
Spring 2022
Date  Speaker  Title of Talk  Location 
Feb. 7 
Wenching Winnie Li Penn State University 
"Primes and Zeta Functions in Combinatorics and Number Theory"  Haverford 
Feb. 14 
Lynne Steuerle Schofield Swarthmore College

"Using Response Time Data to Model Cognition and Cognitive Decline"  Bryn Mawr 
Feb. 28 
Danqi Luo Rady School at UCSD 
"Improving Emergency Department Crowding via Operations Research Guided Causal Inference"  Bryn Mawr 
March 7  No Colloquium  Spring Break  
March 14 Please note change of time for talk to 4:30 p.m. 
Karen Kafadar University of Virginia 
"To Screen or Not to Screen? Using Data from Randomized Screening Trials to Quantify Risks & Benefits of Cancer Screening"  Haverford 
March 21 
Yumeng Ou University of Pennsylvania 
"Distance Problems and Projections of Measures"  Bryn Mawr 
March 28 
Daniel Ullman George Washington University 
"Classic Problems"  Haverford 
April 11 Please note different location and time: Park 25 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Lisa Traynor Bryn Mawr College 
"The Captivating World of Symplectic Topology"  Bryn Mawr 
April 18 
Akshay Venkatesh Institute for Advanced Study 
"Number Fields and 3Dimensional Geometry" Joint Talk with Philadelphia Area Number Theory Seminar 
Bryn Mawr 
April 25 
Michael Dougherty Swarthmore College 
“Graphs, Braids, and Configuration Spaces”  Haverford 
Fall 2021
Spring 2020
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Feb 3 
Nicholas Miller University of California  Berkeley 
"Big Mapping Class Groups and Their Actions on Infinite Graphs" 
Haverford 
Feb 10 
Sydne Record Bryn Mawr College 
"Scaling Up Biotic Interactions" 
Bryn Mawr 
Feb 17 
Samuel Taylor Temple University 
"A Central Limit Theorem for Random Closed Geodesics on Surfaces" 
Haverford 
Feb 24 
Dan CristafaroGardner University of California  Santa Cruz 
"The Simplicity Conjecture" 
Bryn Mawr 
Mar 2 
Emelie Curl (BMC '14) Christopher Newport University 
"A Polychromatic Approach to a Turántype Problem in Finite Groups" 
Bryn Mawr 
Mar 9 
Spring Break 
No Colloquium  
Mar 16 
Linh Truong Institute for Advanced Study 
Canceled 
Bryn Mawr 
Mar 23 
Sunny Yang Xiao (Brown University) 
Canceled  Haverford 
Apr 3 
Talithia Williams Harvey Mudd College Math Appreciation Week Keynote Speaker 
Canceled 
Bryn Mawr 
Apr 6 
Jana Gevertz The College of New Jersey 
Canceled 
Haverford 
Apr 13 
Dawn Nelson St. Peter's University 
Canceled 
Fall 2019
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sep 16 
Elizabeth Drellich Haverford College 
Bryn Mawr 

Sep 23 
Nancy Zhang The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 
"Transfer Learning in Single Cell Transcriptomics" 
Bryn Mawr 
Sep 30 
Marissa Loving 
Haverford  
Oct 7 
Tarik Aougab Haverford College 
"Properties of Random Curves on Surfaces" 
Bryn Mawr 
Oct 14 
Fall Break 
No Colloquium 

Oct 21 
Thomas Ng Temple University 
"Counting and Growth in Infinite Graphs and Groups" 
Haverford 
Oct 28 
ChungNan Tzou Haverford College 
Haverford 

Nov 4 
Tom Crawford Swarthmore College 
"Cusps in Hyperbolic Spaces"  Haverford 
Nov 11 
Shelby Wilson University of Maryland 
"A Mathematical Model of Temperature Effects on Human Sleep Regulation" 
Bryn Mawr 
Nov 18 
Jordan Dworkin University of Pennsylvania 
"Statistical Modeling and Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data" 
Haverford 
Nov 25 
Mona Merling University of Pennsylvania 
"Algebraic Ktheory and Its Connections to Other Fields" 
Bryn Mawr 
Dec 2 
Candice Price Smith College 
"Unravelling Biochemistry Mysteries: Knot Theory Applied to Biochemistry"  Bryn Mawr 
Dec 9 
Elizabeth Newman Emory University 
"Tensor Linear Algebra: The Next Dimension" 
Spring 2019
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Feb. 4 
Ailana Fraser University of British Columbia and Institute for Advanced Study 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb. 11 
Anna Pun Drexel University 
"An Introduction to Symmetric Functions  A Gem in Algebraic Combinatorics" 
Haverford 
Feb. 18 
Amanda Folsom 
Joint Talk with Philadelphia Area Number Theory Seminar 
Bryn Mawr 
Feb. 25 
Nsoki Mavinga Swarthmore College 
Haverford 

March 4 
Nancy Zhang The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 
TALK CANCELLED 
Bryn Mawr 
March 11 
SPRING BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM  
March 18 
Michael Stein University of Chicago 
Haverford 

March 25 
Zvezdelina Stankova (BMC '93) University of California, Berkeley 
"Restricted Patterns of the Past, Present and Future" 
Bryn Mawr 
April 1 
Nick Battista The College of New Jersey 
“Holey Tentacles, Batman! How complex morphologies affect jellyfish swimming performance” 
Haverford 
April 8 
Joanna BurtKinderman Haverford College '98 
"Problematizing Math Teaching: A journey from Haverford to revolution in West Virginia math classrooms" 
Haverford 
April 15 
Mira Bernstein Tufts University Math Appreciation Week Keynote Speaker 
"Gerrymandering: Why It's More Complicated Than You Might Think" 
Bryn Mawr 
April 22 
Andy Eisenberg Saint Louis University 
"Rewriting Systems and Gilman's Conjecture”  Haverford 
April 29 
Stephanie Dick University of Pennsylvania 
"Making Up Minds: Computing and Proof in the Postwar United States"  Bryn Mawr 
Fall 2018
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 17 
Rebecca Everett Haverford College 
"Using Mathematical and Statistical Modeling to Understand Behavior Change in Problem Drinkers" 
Bryn Mawr 
Sept. 24 
John Bergdall Bryn Mawr College 
Haverford 

Oct. 1 
Jason Cantarella 
Bryn Mawr  
Oct. 8 
Tamar Friedmann Haverford College 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 15 
Fall Break 
No Colloquium 

Oct. 22 
Angela Hicks Lehigh University 
Haverford 

Oct. 29 
Dave Futer Temple University 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 5 
Karola Meszaros Cornell University & Institute for Advanced Study 
"Grothendieck Polynomials via Flow Polytopes" 
Haverford 
Nov. 12 
Will Heuett Marymount University 
"Bayesian Model Selection: Removing Our Biases and Allowing the Data to Guide Us" 
Bryn Mawr 
Nov. 19 
Isaac Klapper Temple University 
"Linking Microbial Metabolism to Microbial Community Environment” 
Haverford 
Nov. 26 
No Colloquium  
Dec. 3 
Kim Ruane Tufts University 
"A Geometric Proof of Parity of Permutations” 
Haverford 
Spring 2018
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Feb 12 
Cristian Gutierrez 
Haverford  
Feb 26 
Nina Xu Bucknell University 
"Extended Canonical Correlation Analysis: Beyond OneonOne Correlation" 
Haverford 
March 5 
Karen Taylor Bronx Community College, CUNY and Bryn Mawr College 
Bryn Mawr 

March 12 
SPRING BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

March 26 
Dennis DeTurck University of Pennsylvania 
"Continuous Symmetries and Linking Integrals" 
Bryn Mawr 
April 2 
Anisah Nu'Man Ursinus College 
Haverford 

April 9 
Lillian Pierce Duke University and Institute for Advanced Study 
"Marching Bands, Prime Numbers, and Sieves: Sometimes Imprecision Wins" 
Bryn Mawr 
April 13* *Please note special day 
Thane Plambeck Counterwave, Inc. 
"Combinatorial Game Theory in the Apple App Store" 
Haverford 
April 16 
Rosemary Guzman University of Chicago 
"Quantitative Mostow Rigidity: Relating Volume to Topology for Hyperbolic 3manifolds" 
Haverford 
April 23** **Please note talk will take place in Park 243 
Rebecca Goldin George Mason University and STATS/Sense about Science USA Math Appreciation Week Keynote 
"Should You Believe It? Critical Minds in the Information Age" Supported by the Class of 1902 Lecture Fund 
Bryn Mawr 
Fall 2017
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sep 11 
NO COLLOQUIUM THIS WEEK 

Sep 18 
Herman Gluck University of Pennsylvania 
Bryn Mawr 

Sep 25 
Kyle Hayden 
Haverford  
Oct 2 
J. Robert Buchanan Millersville University 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct 9 
Nathan Williams University of Texas at Dallas 
Haverford 

Oct 16 
FALL BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Oct 27 
COLLOQUIUM CANCELLED 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct 30 
Adam Piggott Bucknell University 
"Graph Products of Groups and Their Automorphisms" 
Haverford 
Nov 6 
Colin Diemer Institut des hautes études scientifiques (IHES) 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov 13 
Alanna HoyerLietzel Mount Holyoke College 
"Possible Quantifications of Resilience" 
Haverford 
Nov 20 
THANKSGIVING 
NO COLLOQUIUM  
Nov 27 
Charles Cunningham Haverford College 
"What's the Shape of a Group?" 
Bryn Mawr 
Spring 2017
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Jan. 16 
MLK DAY 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Jan. 23 
Jason Liao 
Haverford 

Jan. 30 
Chelsea Walton 
Bryn Mawr  
Feb. 6 
Thomas Church 
Haverford 

Feb. 13 
Robert J. Lemke Oliver Joint with Philadelphia Area Number Theory Seminar 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb. 20 
For information, please contact Anne Wolverton. 
Haverford 

Feb. 27 
David Burstein 
"Analyzing Network Dynamics Through Random Graph Models" 
Bryn Mawr 
March 6 
SPRING BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

March 13 
Kathryn Bryant 
Haverford 

March 20 
Dubi Kelmer 
"Shrinking Target Problems, Homogenous Dynamics, and Diophantine Approximations" 
Bryn Mawr 
March 27 Please note this talk will take place at 4:30 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. 
Gregory Campbell 
"Biostatistics and Medical Devices: Making a Difference in People's Health Every Day" 
Haverford 
April 3 Please note this talk will take place at 4:30 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. 
Ruthi Hortsch 
Haverford 

April 10 
Michael Tait 
Bryn Mawr 

April 17 
Helen Moore 
Bryn Mawr 

April 24 Simons Senior Thesis Colloquium 
Sam Payne Please note this talk will take place in Hilles 108. 
"Chipfiring on Graphs and Divisor Class Groups"  Haverford 
Fall 2016
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 5 
LABOR DAY 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Sept. 12 
Alexander DiazLopez 
Haverford 

Sept. 19 
Paul Feehan 
Real Analytic Functions and Their Role in Differential Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Topology 
Bryn Mawr 
Sept. 26 
Walter Stromquist 
Haverford 

Oct. 3 
Eric Stachura 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 10 
FALL BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Oct. 17 
Robert Grizzard 
Haverford 

Oct. 24 
Anna Pun Drexel University 
On Decomposition of the Product of Demazure Atom and Demazure Characters 
Bryn Mawr 
Oct. 31 
Robert Strain 
Haverford 

Nov. 7 
Heidi Goodson 
Elliptic Curves Over Three Fields 
Bryn Mawr 
Nov. 14 
Jake Levinson 
Syzygies, Hilbert Polynomials, and Matrix Varieties 
Haverford 
Nov. 21 
Lise Chlebak 
A TimeChanged QWiener Process 
Bryn Mawr 
Nov. 28 
Shari Moskow 
Inverse Problems: Determining the Equation from the Solution 
Haverford 
Dec. 5 
Yonatan Aumann BarIlan University 
Bryn Mawr 
For more information, please contact Djordje Milićević (Bryn Mawr) or Elizabeth Milićević (Haverford).
Spring 2016
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Jan. 25 
Victor Barranca 
"Compressed Coding in Senory Systems: From Sparse Stimuli to Network Structure" 
Bryn Mawr 
Feb. 1 
Will Gryc 
"What Math Can Tell Us About eBay, Teacup Auctions, and the Winner's Curse" 
Haverford 
Feb. 8 
William Gasarch 
"Advanced Results in the Theory of Languages and Computation which have Simple Proofs" 
Haverford Joint with Computer Science 
Feb. 15 
Nayantara Bhatnagar 
"Limit Theorems for Longest Monotone Subsequences in Random Mallows Permutations" 
Haverford 
*Feb. 22 
Jedidah Isler 
"On the Physics of Quasars and Blazars" 
Bryn Mawr Joint with Physics Dalton 300, 6:30 PM 
Feb. 29 
Christina Weaver Franklin & Marshall College 
Haverford 

March 7 
SPRING BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

March 14 
Trubee Davison Haverford College 
"Fixed Points, Fractals, and Functional Analysis" 
Bryn Mawr 
March 21 
KyuHwan Lee University of Connecticut 
Haverford 

March 28 
Kathryn Haymaker (BMC '07) Villanova University 
"Groups, Graphs, and the Cantor Set" 
Bryn Mawr 
April 4 
Michael Biro Swarthmore College 
"Planar Graphs with Many Perfect Matchings" 
Haverford 
** April 8 2 p.m. 
Amanda Landi Bard College at Simon's Rock 
"Differential Equations: The Separation of Variables Method" 
Bryn Mawr Please note earlier time for talk. 
April 11 
Tim Chartier Davidson College Math Appreciation Week Keynote Speaker 
Bryn Mawr 

April 18 
Stefanos Aretakis Princeton University 
Haverford 

April 25 
Karamatou Yacoubou Djima Swarthmore College 
"Diffusion Wavelet Frames and an Application of Laplacian Eigenmaps to Retinal Imaging" 
Bryn Mawr 
* Please note different location and time.
** Special Colloquium
Fall 2015
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 14 
Pavel Grinfeld 
"The Moving Surface Analogs of Classical Equations of Applied Mathematics" 
Haverford 
Sept. 21 
Amanda French 
"Resonance and the Null Condition for Nonlinear Wave Equations" 
Bryn Mawr 
Sept. 28 
Maureen Carroll 
Haverford 

Oct. 5 
Yixin Guo 
"Modeling Thalamocortical Relay Neuron, Parkinsonian Network, and Deep Brain Stimulation" 
Bryn Mawr 
Oct. 12 
No Colloquium 
Fall Break 

Oct. 19 
Holley Friedlander 
Haverford 

Oct. 26 
Emese Kennedy 
"Swingup and Stabilization of a Single Inverted Pendulum on a Cart" 
Bryn Mawr 
Nov. 2 
Greta Panova 
Haverford 

Nov. 9 
Ryan Kaliszewski 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 16 
Erica Graham 
"Reproductive Hormone Dynamics: Modeling Regulation and Dysfunction" 
Haverford 
Nov. 23 
Jessica Purcell 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 30 
Ron Umble 
"Cellular Homology & Brunnian Links" 
Haverford 
Dec. 7 
Andreas Aristolelous 
Fall 2014
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Monday 
R. Andrew Hicks 
Haverford 

Monday 
Jonathan Hanke 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Erica Graham (BMC '04) 
“Using Mathematics to Understand Why Insulin Resistance is Bad for You, but Can be Good for Your Cells” • (slides) 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
William Dunham 
Haverford 

Monday 
Rachel Hall (HC '91) 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
FALL BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Monday 
Isabel Averill 
Haverford 

Monday 
Tara Holm 
"The Geometry of Origami: How the ancient Japanese art triumphed over Euclid" • (slides forthcoming) 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Katherine Scranton 
Haverford 

Monday 
Ben Salisbury 
Haverford 

Monday 
Kristopher Tapp 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Paul Bernhardt 
Haverford 

*Tuesday 
Matthew Wright 
"Euler Characteristic and Data Analysis" • (slides) • (slides from the PACT seminar talk) 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Annalisa Crannell (BMC '87) 
"In the Shadow of Desargues" • (slides forthcoming) 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Robert Buchanan 
Haverford 
*Special Talk  Joint with Computer Science
Spring 2015
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Monday 
Lili Dworkin 
Haverford 

*Monday 
Vin de Silva 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Ronald Perline 
Haverford 

Monday 
Benjamin J. Galluzzo 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Megan Owen 
Haverford 

Monday 
NO COLLOQUIUM 
SPRING BREAK 

Monday 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Monday 
Maksym Radziwill 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Sergey Fomin 
Haverford 

Monday 
Nicholas J. Horton 
"Adjusting for Nonresponse in the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics Survey" 
Haverford 
Monday 
Ivars Peterson 
Bryn Mawr 

**Wednesday 
Catherine Searle 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Jordan Ellenberg 
Swarthmore 

**Tuesday 
Jordan Ellenberg 
Swarthmore 

Monday 
Sue Khim 
Haverford 
Fall 2013
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Monday 
Daniel Studenmund 
Haverford 

Monday 
Gabriel Feinberg 
"Catalan's Numbers and Some Representation Theoretic Applications" 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Kristina Garrett 
Haverford 

Monday 
Timothy Feeman 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
William Traves 
Haverford 

Monday 
FALL BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Monday 
Irina Mitrea 
"The Art of Integration by Parts (and why everybody should know this)" 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Liz McMahon 
Haverford 

Monday 
John Boller 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Isaac Klapper 
Haverford 

Monday 
Daniel Ruberman 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Zach Hamaker 
Haverford 

Monday 
Anna Bertiger 
Haverford 

**FRIDAY** 
Sarah Kate Wilson (BMC '79) 
Bryn Mawr 
Spring 2014
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Monday 
Mark Dominus 
Haverford 

Monday 
Ivana Božić 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Rachel Epstein 
Haverford 

Monday 
Lynne Steuerle Schofield 
"Measurement Error in Variables that Predict STEM Retention" 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Amanda Knecht 
Haverford 

Monday 
Leila Schneps 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
NO COLLOQUIUM 
SPRING BREAK 

Monday 
Kristine L. Snyder (BMC '02) 
Bryn Mawr 

*Friday 
Austin Daughton 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Daniel Orr 
Haverford 

Monday 
Mihai Stoiciu 
"The Eigenvalue Distribution for Random Jacobi and CMV Matrices" 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Chris Ryan 
Haverford 

Monday 
Chantal David 
"One level density for families of Lfunctions attached to elliptic curves" 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Richard S. Millman 
"A Mixture of Completeness in the Space of Riemannian Geometries" 
Bryn Mawr 
**WEDNESDAY 
Suresh Venkatasubramanian 
Haverford 

Monday 
Antonella Grassi 
Bryn Mawr 
Fall 2012
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Monday 
Karl Schaffer 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Elizabeth Beazley 
"Matrix groups, Newton polygons, and the quantum Bruhat graph" 
Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Djordje Milićević 
Haverford 

Monday 
Eugenio Calabi 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Benjamin Seibold 
Haverford 

Monday 
FALL BREAK 
NO COLLOQUIUM 

Monday 
CANCELLED DUE TO STORM 
Haverford 

Monday 
David Benson 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Elizabeth Niese 
Haverford 

Monday 
Ami Radunskaya 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Katie Haymaker (BMC '07) 
Bryn Mawr 

Monday 
Erica Flapan 
Haverford 

Monday 
Ryan Vinroot 
Haverford 
Spring 2013
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Monday 
Patricia Cahn University of Pennsylvania 
"Counting Crossings of Curves on Surfaces"  Haverford 
Monday Feb 4 
Klaus Volpert 
"The Math and Magic of Financial Derivatives"  Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Rosa McCullagh Univ. of Chicago Laboratory School 
"Visualization in High School Mathematics"  Haverford 
Monday 
Lily S. Khadjavi 
"Social Justice and Mathematics: Analyzing police practice in Los Angeles"  Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Andrew Cooper University of Pennsylvania 
"Using the heat equation to shorten curves (and other Lagrangian submanifolds)"  Haverford 
Monday 
Cecilia Diniz Behn (BMC '99) 
"Dynamics of sleepwake regulation"  Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
SPRING BREAK  NO COLLOQUIUM  
Monday 
Whitney George 
"Positive Twist Knots and the Uniform Thickness Property"  Haverford 
Monday 
Nalini Anantharaman 
"Order and chaos in wave propagation"  Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
David Kung 
"Closer to Fair: Mathematics and Social Justice"  Bryn Mawr 
Monday 
Ralph Gomez 
"A Brief Tour of Sasakian Geometry"  Haverford 
Monday 
Alden Walker 
"Finding surface maps with linear programming"  Haverford 
Monday 
Peter Sarnak 
"Thin matrix groups and Diophantine analysis"  Bryn Mawr 
Fall 2011
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 12 
Weiwen Miao, 
Haverford 

Sept. 19 
Melanie Edwalds, 
An Introduction to the Mathematics of Optimal Control Theory 
Bryn Mawr 
Sept. 26 
Greg Schneider, 
Haverford 

Oct. 3 
Richard McGehee, 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 10 
No Colloquium 
Fall Break 

Oct. 17 
Anthony Licata, 
Natural numbers, vector spaces, additive categories, and so forth 
Haverford 
Oct. 24 
Klaus Volpert, 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 31 
Scott Cook, 
Haverford 

Nov. 7 
Marie Snipes, 
Soap Films, Image Processing, and the "Flat Chains" of Geometric Measure Theory 
Bryn Mawr 
Nov. 14 
M. Brad Henry, 
Haverford 

Nov. 21 
No Colloquium 

Nov. 28 
Timothy DeVries, 
Bryn Mawr 
Spring 2012
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Feb. 21 
Djordje Milićević 
Bryn Mawr 

March 12 
Haggai Nuchi University of Pennsylvania 
Bryn Mawr 

March 22 
Nick Patterson 
Haverford 

March 23 
Nick Patterson 
Using exact ascertainment and joint spectra to learn human genetic history 
Haverford 
March 26 
Jodi Black 
Bryn Mawr 

April 2 
Chris Atkinson 
Haverford 

April 4 
Alissa Crans 
"Swingup and Stabilization of a Single Inverted Pendulum on a Cart" 
Bryn Mawr 
April 9 
Austin Daughton 
Bryn Mawr 

April 16 
Ellen Gasparovic 
Bryn Mawr 

April 23 
Dave Futer 
Bryn Mawr 
Fall 2010
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 13 
Ryan Blair, University of Pennsylvania 
Haverford 

Sept. 20 
Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia 
Haverford 

Sept. 27 
Joshua Sabloff, Haverford College 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 4 
Raina Robeva 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 11 
No Colloquium 
Fall Break 

Oct. 18 
Fred Cohen, University of Rochester 
Haverford 

Oct. 25 
Radmila Sazdanović, University of Pennsylvania 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 1 
Haverford 

Nov. 8 
Kevin Ross, Swarthmore College 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 15 
Andrew Obus, Columbia University 
Haverford 

Nov. 22 
No Colloquium 

Nov. 29 
Jenniver Paulhus, Villanova University 
Bryn Mawr 
Spring 2011
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Feb. 14 
Jeff Jauregui, University of Pennsylvania 
Haverford 

Feb. 21 
Walt Stromquist, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb. 28 
Jeremy Brandman, Courant Institute 
Bryn Mawr 

March 7 
No Colloquium 
Spring Break 

March 14 
Louis Theran, Temple University 
Haverford 

March 21 
Kim Plofker, Union College 
Haverford 

March 28 
Rob Manning, Haverford 
Bryn Mawr 

April 4 
Gregory Schneider, University at Buffalo, SUNY 
Bryn Mawr 

April 6 
Colin Adams, Williams College 
Bryn Mawr 

April 11 
Sarah Greenwald, Appalachian State 
Good News Everyone! Mathematical Morsels from The Simpsons and Futurama 
Bryn Mawr 
April 18 
Antonio Marciano, Haverford (Physics) 
Canceled 
Haverford 
Fall 2009
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 14 
Joan Licata, Stanford University 
Haverford 

Sept. 21 
Rebecca Vandiver, Bryn Mawr College 
Morphoelasticity: The Mechanics and Mathematics of Elastic Growth 
Haverford 
Sept. 28 
Walter Stromquist, Swarthmore College 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 5 
Colton Magnant, Lehigh University 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 19 
Ben Coleman & Kevin Hartshorn, Moravian College (joint colloquium with Computer Science) 
Haverford 

Oct. 26 
Jeana Mastrangeli, Lockheed Martin 
Polarization, Depolarization, and a Model: A Brief Introduction 
Bryn Mawr 
Nov. 2 
Danny Kaplan, Macalester College 
Haverford 

Nov. 9 
Brandy Rapatski, Richard Stockton College 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 16 
Philippe Guyenne, University of Delaware 
Haverford 

Nov. 30 
Sarah Bryant, Gettysburg College 
Bryn Mawr 
Spring 2010
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Jan. 25 
Erica Greene (HC '10) and Jonathan Lima (HC '10), Haverford College 
"The Moving Surface Analogs of Classical Equations of Applied Mathematics" 
Haverford 
Feb. 1 
Walter Huddell, Eastern University 
"A Foray into Statistical Poetry" and "Symmetric Function Inequalities" 
Bryn Mawr 
Feb. 8 
Ben Allen (HC '02), Boston University 
Haverford 

Feb. 15 
Valentina Joukhovitski 
Haverford 

Feb. 22 
Sunil Chetty, Colorado College 
Bryn Mawr 

March 1 
Jonelle Hook, Lehigh University 
The Classification of Critical Graphs and StarCritical Ramsey Numbers 
Bryn Mawr 
March 15 
Tim deVries, University of Pennsylvania 
Haverford 

March 22 
Mirko Visontai, University of Pennsylvania 
Bryn Mawr 

April 5 
Betty Mayfield, MAA and Hood College 
Bryn Mawr 

April 12 
Michelle Craddock, US Military Academy 
Bryn Mawr 

April 19 
Sarah Hews, Swarthmore College 
Bryn Mawr 

April 26 
Peter Horn, Columbia University 
Haverford 
Fall 2008
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 8 
Jennifer Boyko '09 and Taylor Burmeister '09 
Haverford 

Sept. 22 
Stephan Wehrli 
Bryn Mawr 

Sept. 29 
Linda Chen 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 6 
Michael Lavine 
"What is Bayesian Statistics and Why Everything Else is Wrong" 
Haverford 
Oct. 7 
Michael Lavine 
Haverford 

Oct. 20 
Rob Ghrist 
Haverford 

Oct. 27 
Helen Wong 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 3 
Dave Futer 
Haverford 

Nov. 10 
Sarah Mason 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 17 
David Lippel 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 24 
Laura HallSeelig 
Haverford 

Dec. 1 
Patrick Clarke 
Haverford 
Spring 2009
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Jan. 21 
Rebecca Vandiver 
"Differential Growth and Residual Stress in Cylindrical Elastic Structures" 
Bryn Mawr 
Jan. 27 
Nessy Tania 
Bryn Mawr 

Jan. 29 
Dylan Shepardson 
"Modeling Adaptable Behavior in Neurons" (How Mathematics can get on your Nerves) 
Bryn Mawr 
Feb. 2 
Fang Chen 
"Dividing a system of weights into two groups of equal mass" 
Haverford 
Feb. 2 
Siggy Moore '09 
"An injective proof of strong qlogconvexity for Bell polynomials" 
Haverford 
Feb. 5 
Amy N. Myers 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb. 9 
Kristen Sellke 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb. 16 
Maya Kiehl 
Bryn Mawr 

March 16 
Nick Horton 
Haverford 

March 23 
Charles Buehrle and 
"Clausen's construction of irreducible representations of the symmetric group" 
Bryn Mawr 
March 30 
David Shea VelaVick 
"Triple linking numbers, ambiguous Hopf invariants and integral formulas for threecomponent links" 
Haverford 
April 6 
John Baldwin 
"On the spectral sequence from Khovanov homology to Heegaard Floer homology" 
Bryn Mawr 
April 13  Clay Shonkwiler University of Pennsylvania 
"Linking Integrals in Hyperspheres"  Bryn Mawr 
April 20  Ayako Fukui Bryn Mawr College 
"Lp Boundedness of Oscillatory Singular Inegral Operators"  Haverford 
April 27  Richard Ball and Bill Huber Haverford College 
"Campaign Strategies and the Electoral College System"  Haverford 
Fall 2007
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 10 
Ethan Alguire '09 
"The Flask on the Hard Drive: How to Be a Chemist and Not Get Your Hands Dirty" 
Haverford 
Sept. 17 
Jane Holsapple Long (BMC '02) 
Bryn Mawr 

Sept. 24 
Elisenda Grigsby 
"Combinatorial Knot Floer Homology for Knots in Lens Spaces" 
Bryn Mawr 
Oct. 1 
Peter Storm 
Haverford 

Oct. 8 
Davide Cervone 
"The Hypercube and Hypersphere: Breaking them Down and Building the Up" 
Haverford 
Oct. 22 
Daniel Krashen 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 5 
Puneet Batra 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 16 
Eric Maskin* 
Haverford 

Nov. 19 
Keith Burns 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 26 
Bruce Char 
"Explorations in the Characterization of Mathematical Handwriting" 
Haverford 
Nov. 29 
Austin Parker '02 
"How Computers Play Poker: Algorithms for Imperfect Information Games" 
Haverford 
Dec. 3  Juliana Belding  "Curves, Cryptography and Calculus: A Weil Pairing on Elliptic Curves over the Dual Numbers" 
Bryn Mawr 
Dec. 4  Aaron Block '02 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
TBA  Haverford 
Spring 2008
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Jan. 28 
Amy Myers 
Haverford 

Feb. 4 
John Flynn 
"An examination of the size of the image for polynomial maps over finite fields." 
Bryn Mawr 
Feb. 13 
Laurie Rubel 
"Research in Mathematics Education: Battlefields and Beyond" 
Haverford 
Feb. 18 
Ana Cannas da Silva 
"From hermitian matrices to symplectic geometry and back again" 
Bryn Mawr 
Feb. 25 
Jayadev Athreya 
Haverford 

March 17 
SarahMarie Belcastro 
"EdgeColoring Graphs on Surfaces: Recent Progress on Grünbaum's Conjecture" 
Haverford 
March 19 
Freeman Hrabowski 
Bryn Mawr 

March 24 
Dennis DeTurck 
"Exploiting invariance, from freshman calculus to linking integrals" 
Bryn Mawr 
March 31 
Darren Glass 
Haverford 

April 7 
Herbert S. Wilf 
Bryn Mawr 

April 14 
George Cobb 
"Markov Chain Monte Carlo: A Course for Math Majors" 
Haverford 
April 15 
George Cobb 
Haverford 

April 21 
Janet Talvacchia 
"Generalized Geometry" 
Bryn Mawr 
April 28  Rob Kusner Univ of Massachusetts Amherst University of Pennsylvania 
"Lengths and Crossing Numbers of Knotted Ropes and Strips"  Haverford 
Fall 2006
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 18 
Sarah Crown 
"Cyclic Homology of the Coloring Complex of Simple, Connected Graphs" 
Bryn Mawr 
Sept. 25 
David Crombecque 
Haverford 

Oct. 5 
Tara Brendle 
Haverford 

Oct. 9 
Peter Roquette 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 23 
Ty Cunningham 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 30 
Daniel Studenmund '08 
Haverford 

Nov. 6 
Charles Livingston 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 13 
Steve C. Wang 
Haverford 

Nov. 20 
Stephen Wang 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 27 
Alan Baker 
Haverford 
Spring 2007
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Jan. 29 
Constance Leidy 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb. 6 
Tim McMurry 
"Nonparametric Regression with Infinite Order FlatTop Kernels" 
Haverford 
Feb. 8 
Arthur Berg 
Haverford 

Feb. 12 
Leah Jager 
"A trip to the dressing room  does your probability model fit properly?" 
Haverford 
Feb. 14 
Weiwen Miao 
Haverford 

Feb. 19 
Janet Rosenbaum 
Haverford 

Feb. 26 
Angela Gibney 
"What is a moduli space and why do algebraic geometers love them?" 
Bryn Mawr 
March 5 
Aldan Walker '07 
"Decision Trees and Fundamental Complexity, or Topology: It's Not Just for Topologist" 
Haverford 
March 19 
Kristopher Tapp 
Bryn Mawr 

March 26 
Victor Moll 
Haverford 

April 2 
Katherine Okikiolu 
"Spectral zeta functions and Sobolevtype inequalities on manifolds" 
Bryn Mawr 
April 9 
Timothy Y. Chow 
Haverford 

April 16 
Robert Ghrist 
Bryn Mawr 

April 23  Ciprian Manolescu Columbia University 
"Combinatorial Floer Homology" 
Bryn Mawr 
Fall 2005
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Sept. 12 
Allison Cuttler (Haverford College '06) 
Haverford 

Sept. 19 
Mark Skandera (Haverford College) 
Bryn Mawr 

Sept. 26 
David Goldschmidt 
Breaking ENIGMA: Applied Group Theory in Action 
Haverford 
Oct. 3 
Dr. Stanislav Dubrovskiy 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 17 
John Meier (Lafayette College) 
From Poincare to Perelman: An Introduction to Classifying Manifolds 
Haverford 
Oct. 24 
Walter Stromquist 
Bryn Mawr 

Oct. 31 
Don Davis (Lehigh University) 
Haverford 

Nov. 7 
Dr. Elisenda Grigsby 
Haverford 

Nov. 14 
Constance Leidy 
Knot Diagram Moves 
Haverford 
Nov. 21 
Professor Victor Donnay 
Bryn Mawr 

Nov. 28 
Kathi Crow (Gettysburg University 
Counterexamples in Ring Theory 
Haverford 
Spring 2006
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Jan. 30 
Doron Zeilberger (Rutgers) 
Haverford 

Feb. 6 
Dr. Jill Jordan (Bryn Mawr College) 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb. 20 
Noel Watson (Harvard) 
Haverford 

March 27 
Jim Reeds (Center for Communications Research) 
Large Deviation Rate for a Lattice Path Counting Problem. Slides from the talk are also available! 
Haverford 
April 10 
Robin Pemantle (Penn) 
Bryn Mawr 

April 24 
Garikai Campbell (Swarthmore) 
A Bunch of Problems (involving rational distances) I Can't Solve: an Introduction to Elliptic Curves 
Haverford 
Spring 2005
Date 
Speaker 
Title of Talk 
Location 
Jan. 31 
Selman Akbulut (Michigan State) 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb. 7 
Mark Dominus 
Haverford 

Feb. 14 
Josh Sabloff (Haverford) 
Bryn Mawr 

Feb. 22 
William Dunham (Muhlenberg) 
Haverford 

March 15 
Helene Tyler (Manhattan College) 
Haverford 

March 21 
Sema Salur (Northwestern and IAS) 
Bryn Mawr 

March 28 
R. Andrew Hicks (Drexel) 
Haverford 

April 4 
Yibiao Pan (University of Pittsburgh and Bryn Mawr) 
Bryn Mawr 

April 11 
Math Awareness Day at Bryn Mawr! 
Bryn Mawr 

April 18 
Effie Kalfagianni (Michigan State and IAS) 
Crossing changes and knot invariants 
Bryn Mawr 
April 25 
Craig Sutton (UPenn) 
Manifolds of Positive Sectional Curvature 
Haverford 
Department of Mathematics
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