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Seminars

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2013

Thursday, September 5 2013
WELCOME Seminar

 

Thursday, September 12 2013
Greg Eyink (Johns Hopkins University)
Spontaneous Stochasticity, Flux Freezing and Magnetic Dynamo



Thursday, September 19 2013
Xin Guo (University of California, Berkeley)
Martingale Problems Under Non-linear Expectations

 

Thursday, September 26 2013
Ed Scheinerman (Johns Hopkins University)

Random Threshold Directed Graphs

 

Thursday, October 3 2013
Amitabh Basu (Johns Hopkins University)
The "Infinite Group'' Problem : Analysis and Combinatorics come together to solve Discrete Optimization problems


Thursday, October 10 2013
Daniel Robinson (Johns Hopkins University)

Steering Augmented Lagrangian Methods with Possible Extensions to ADMM



Thursday, October 17 2013
The Wierman Lecture - Hodson 210
Montse Fuentes (North Carolina State University)
Calibration of deterministic numerical models  using nonparametric spatial density functions


Thursday, October 24 2013
Agostino Capponi (Johns Hopkins University)
Optimal Investment in Credit Derivatives Portfolio under Contagion Risk



Thursday, October 31 2013
The Goldman Lecture - Mason Hall Auditorium 2:15pm
Michael Todd (Cornell University)
Exponential Gaps in Optimization Algorithms


Thursday, November 7 2013
Elvan Ceyhan (Koç University)
Domination Number of a Family of Random Geometric Digraphs and its Application to Spatial Clustering


Thursday, November 14 2013
James Spall (Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory)
Parameter Estimation for Systems with Binary Subsystems


Thursday, November 21 2013
Hongtu Zhu (University of North Carolina)
Functional Data Analysis of Large Neuroimaging Data

 

Thursday, November 28 2013
Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 5 2013
Daniel Naiman (Johns Hopkins University)
The BPA Controversy: A Statistical Perspective

 

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2013

Tuesday, January 29 2013
Zhenyu Cui (University of Waterloo)
Debiased Monte Carlo method and nearly unbiased simulation from characteristic function

Thursday, January 31 2013
Agostino Capponi (Purdue University)
Counterparty Risk Pricing for Large Derivatives Portfolios: a Law of Large Numbers Approximation

 

Thursday, February 7 2013
Maxim Bichuch (Princeton University)
Price of a Contingent Claim Liability in a Market with Small Transaction Costs


Tuesday, February 12 2013
Frederi Viens (Purdue University)
Dependent stochastic models: new tools from analysis on Wiener space, with applications to parameter estimation, quantitative finance, and climatology.

 

Thursday, February 14 2013
Tom Bielecki (Illinois Institute of Technology) - Please note time change: 10:30 AM
Dependence between components of multivariate Markov chains: Markov consistency and Markov Copulae


Thursday, February 21 2013
The Goldman Lecture
- Great Hall in Levering Hall
David Shmoys (Cornell University)

Improving Christofides' Algorithm for the s-t Path Traveling Salesman Problem


Thursday, February 28 2013
Hans Lindblad (Johns Hopkins University)
Free Boundary Problems for Fluids


Thursday, March 7 2013
Susan Margulies (Pennsylvania State University)
Hilbert's Nullstellensatz and Linear Algebra: An Algorithm for Determining Combinatorial Infeasibility

Tuesday, March 12 2013
David Bergman (Carnegie Mellon University)
Decision Diagrams for Discrete Optimization


Thursday, March 14 2013
Gautam Iyer (Carnegie Mellon University)
Cellular flows: Homogenization, Averaging and Anomalous Diffusion


Thursday, March 21 2013
Spring Break


The Duncan Lectures
Thursday, March 28 2013 - 1:30pm - Shaffer 3
David Siegmund (Stanford University)
The Intersection of Operations Research, Kinetic Theory, and Genetics

Friday, March 29 2013 - 10:00am
Detection of Local Signals in Genomics


Thursday, April 4 2013
Laurent Younes (Johns Hopkins University)
Constrained Optimal Control for Diffeomorphic Registration


Thursday, April 11 2013
Lucy Robinson (Drexel University)
Detecting Time-dependent Subpopulations in Network Data


Thursday, April 18 2013
Youngmi Hur (Johns Hopkins University)
Multi-D Wavelet FB Design using Unimodular Completion over Laurent Polynomial Rings

 

Thursday, April 25 2013
Tiffany Kolba (Valparaiso University)
Noise-induced Stabilization of Stochastic Differential Equations

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2012

Thursday, September 6 2012
Welcome Seminar


Thursday, September 13 2012
Gilbert Strang (MIT)
Exponentials of Difference Matrices are Toeplitz plus Hankel

 

Thursday, September 20 2012
Cristian Lalescu (Johns Hopkins University)
Synchronization of Chaos and the Smallest Turbulent Eddy


Thursday, September 27 2012
Josh Lospinoso (RedOwl Analytics)

Statistical Modeling of Social Network Dynamics in Relational Event Histories with Multiple Recipients


Thursday, October 4 2012
Wotao Yin (Rice University)
The Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers


Thursday, October 11 2012
Yipeng Yang (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Multi-dimensional Stochastic Singular Control Via Dynkin Game and Dirichlet Form - Slides


Thursday, October 18 2012
Carey Priebe (Johns Hopkins University)
Statistical Inference on Errorfully Observed Graphs


Thursday, October 25 2012
Alan Izenman (Temple University)
Spatial Biclustering and Nonlinear Modeling of a Complex Data Set


Thursday, November 1 2012
Sauleh Siddiqui (JHU, Civil Engineering)
Decomposition Methods for Two-Level Optimization Problems with Applications to Robust Engineering Design and Natural Gas Markets


Thursday, November 8 2012
Jinho Baik (University of Michigan)

Sample covariance matrix and tandem queues


Thursday, November 15 2012
Karl Rohe (University of Wisconsin)
Preconditioning for consistency in sparse inference

Thursday, November 22 2012
Thanksgiving Break
No Seminar

 

Thursday, November 29 2012
Kasso Okoudjou (University of Maryland)
Scalable frames

Thursday, December 6 2012
The Wierman Lecture - Hodson 210
Richard Smith (University of North Carolina/SAMSI)
Attribution of Extreme Climatic Events - Link to SLIDES

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2012

Thursday, February 2 2012
Ed Scheinerman (Johns Hopkins University)
The Implict Representations of Graphs Conjecture

 

Thursday, February 9 2012
Cancelled

 

Tuesday, February 14
Amitabh Basu (University of California, Davis)
Corner Polyhedra and Maximal Lattice-free Convex Bodies : A Fresh Geometric Approach to Cutting Plane theory

 

Thursday, February 16 2012
Anke van Zuylen (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
The Subtour LP for the Traveling Salesman Problem

 

Tuesday, February 21 2012
Gwen Spencer (Cornell University)
Optimally Fragmenting Graphs Against Stochastically-located Threats: Containing Wildfire, Invasive Species, and Epidemics

 

Thursday, February 23 2012
Rico Zenklusen (MIT)
Tackling Hard Combinatorial Optimization Problems via Negatively Correlated Rounding

 

Tuesday, February 28 2012
Sergey Nadtochiy (Oxford-Man Institute)
Quantitative Methods for Derivatives Markets Consistent with Historical Observations

 

Thursday, March 1 2012 - KRIEGER 205
James Primbs (Stanford University)
Portfolio Optimization under Transaction Costs via Linear-Quadratic and Receding Horizon Methods

 

Tuesday, March 6 2012
Stephan Sturm (Princeton University)
From Smile Wings to Market Risk Measures

 

Thursday, March 8 2012
James R. Wilson (North Carolina State)
SKART: A SKEWNESS- AND AUTOREGRESSION-ADJUSTED BATCH-MEANS PROCEDURE FOR SIMULATION ANALYSIS


Thursday, March 15 2012
Casey Richardson (Johns Hopkins University)
Measure Matching Using Metamorphosis

 

Thursday, March 22 2012
Spring Break

No Seminar

 

Thursday, March 29 2012
Sri Sarma (Johns Hopkins University)
Quickest Detection of Drug-Resistant Seizures Using Network-Based Analysis

 

Thursday, April 5 2012
Frank Curtis (Lehigh University)
Nonconvex, Nonsmooth Optimization by Gradient Sampling


Tuesday, April 10 2012
Alan Karr (National Institute of Statistical Sciences)

Combining Cohorts in Longitudinal Surveys, with Application to the Survey of Doctorate Recipients

 

Thursday, April 12 2012 & Friday, April 13 2012
The Duncan Lectures 2012
Gérard Ben Arous (New York University)
Counting critical points of random functions of many variables - Krieger Hall 205 - 1:30pm 4/12/12
RMT^2: Random Morse Theory meets Random Matrix Theory - Gilman 50 - 9:00am 4/13/12


Thursday, April 19 2012
Daniel Ullman (George Washington University)
A Whirlwind Tour of Combinatorial Game Theory


Thursday, April 26 2012
Rafael Irizarry (Johns Hopkins University)
Bump Hunting in the Cancer Epigenome

 

Tuesday, May 1 2012
Sergio M. Focardi (EDHEC Business School)
Comparing Dynamic Factor Models of Prices and Returns

 

Thursday, May 3 2012
Jim Fill (Johns Hopkins University)
Comparison Inequalities and Fastest-Mixing Markov Chains - Click here for Slides

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2011

Thursday, September 1 2011
Welcome Seminar

Thursday, September 8 2011
Carey Priebe (Johns Hopkins University)
(1) Clustering Gene Effectors and (2) Optimizing the Quantity/Quality Trade-off in Connectome Inference

Thursday, September 15 2011
Richard Stanley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
A Survey of Alternating Permutations - Slides

Thursday, September 22 2011
Alan Izenman (Temple University)
On High-Dimensionality in Multivariate Regression Problems

Thursday, October 4 2012
Daniel P. Robinson (Johns Hopkins University)
Matrix splitting methods for bound-constrained quadratic programming and linear complementarity problems

Thursday, October 6 2011
Genevera Allen (Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital & Rice University)
Generalizing Principal Components Analysis

Thursday, October 13 2011
Michael Damron (Princeton University)
Limit Shapes Outside the Percolation Cone

Thursday, October 20 2011
Joshua M. Epstein (JHU Department of Emergency Medicine)
Mathematical and Agent-Based Computational Modeling of Contagion Dynamics

Thursday, October 27 2011
Jan Hannig (University of North Carolina)

On Generalized Fiducial Inference

Thursday, November 3 2011
Yulia Gel (University of Waterloo)
Banded estimation and prediction for linear time series

Thursday, November 10 2011
Robert A. Koyak (Naval Postgraduate School)
Detecting Change in Multivariate Data Streams Using Minimum Subgraphs - Slides

Thursday, November 17 2011
The 2011 ALAN GOLDMAN LECTURE - Gilman 50
Dimitris Bertsimas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
A computationally tractable theory of performance analysis in stochastic systems

Thursday, November 24 2011
Thanksgiving Break
No Seminar

Thursday, December 1 2011
Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University)
A Non-Parametric Bayesian Approach to Inflectional Morphology

 

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2011

Thursday, February 3 2011
Tim S. T. Leung (Johns Hopkins University)
Price Discrepancy and Optimal Timing to Buy Derivatives

Tuesday, February 8 2011
Tim Carnes (Massachussets Institute of Technology)
Strong LP Formulations and Primal-Dual Approximation Algorithms

Thursday, February 10 2011
Siqian Shen (University of Florida)
Expectation and Chance-constrained Models and Algorithms for Insuring Critical Paths

Tuesday, February 15 2011
N. Serhat Aybat
(Columbia University)
Unified Approach for Minimizing Composite Norms

Thursday, February 17 2011
Daniel Robinson
(Northwestern University)
The Use of Active-Set Phases to Accelerate Optimization Algorithms

Tuesday, February 22 2011
Shiqian Ma (Columbia University)
Fast Splitting and Alternating Linearization Methods for Convex Optimization

Thursday, February 24 2011
Fatma Kilinc Karzan (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Large-Scale Optimization with Applications in Compressed Sensing

Thursday, March 3 2011
Avanti Athreya
(Duke University)
A model for the cooperative dynamics of processive molecular motors

Thursday, March 10 2011
Youngmi Hur (Johns Hopkins University)

Coset Sum: an alternative to the tensor product in wavelet construction

Thursday, March 17 2011
Simon Foucart (Drexel University)

Recovering sparse vectors via Hard Thresholding Pursuit

Thursday, March 24 2011
Spring break
No seminar

Thursday, March 31 2011
Gregory Eyink (Johns Hopkins University)

Spontaneous Stochasticity, Flux Freezing and Magnetic Dynamo

Thursday, April 7 2011
Avner Bar-Hen (Université Paris Descartes)
Spatial Cluster Detection Using the Number of Connected Components of a Graph

Thursday, April 14 2011
The 2010/2011 Acheson J. Duncan Lecture (First Lecture) In Remsen 101
Joel Zinn (Texas A&M University)
A Meandering ``Trip'' Through High Dimensions

Friday, April 15 2011, 1:30PM
The 2010/2011Acheson J. Duncan Lecture (Second Lecture) In Gilman 50
Joel Zinn (Texas A&M University)
Limit Theorems in High Dimensions

Thursday, April 21 2011
The 2010/2011 John C. and Susan S.G. Wierman Lecture
C. Arden Pope III (Brigham Young University)
Human Health Effects of Air Pollution: Statistics and Public Policy

Thursday, April 28 2011
Jim Fill (Johns Hopkins University)
Distributional Convergence for the Number of Symbol Comparisons Used by QuickSort

Thursday, May 5 2011
Olympia Hadjiliadis (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
Market crashes through the drawdown and its speed

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010
AM&S grad students and faculty orientation meeting
(No speaker)

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Donald Geman (Johns Hopkins University)
Projects in Molecular Computational Biology

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)

Geometric Methods in Image Processing

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Carey Priebe (Johns Hopkins University)
Manifold Matching: Joint Optimization of Fidelity and Commensurability

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Chi-Kwong Li (College of William and Mary)

Quantum operations and completely positive linear maps

Thursday, October 7, 2010
The 2010 A. J. Goldman Lecture
Arthur Benjamin (Harvey Mudd College)

Combinatorial Trigonometry
Change of room: Krieger 205

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Laurent Younes (Johns Hopkins University)
A comprehensive statistical model for cell signalling

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Stephan Huckeman (Institut fur Mathematische Stochastik, Gottingen)
Shape Inference by Intrinsic Data Descriptors

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Ingo Ruczinski (Johns Hopkins University)
Logic Regression

Thursday, November 4, 2010
David Jacobs (The University of Maryland)
Matching Images with Deformations for Recognition

Thursday, November 11, 2010
Minh Tang (Johns Hopkins University)
Graph metrics and dimension reduction

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Nam Lee (Johns Hopkins University)
Latent Process Models for Time Series of Attributed Random Graphs

Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thanksgiving holiday (No seminar)

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Bruno Jedynak (Johns Hopkins University)
The Game of 20 Questions with Noisy Answers

 

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2009

Thursday, January 28, 2010
No Seminar

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Peter Frazier, Cornell University
Ranking and Selection of Many Alternatives using Correlated Knowledge Gradients

Thursday, February 11, 2010
SEMINAR IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Thursday, February 18, 2010
George Fann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Fast Multiresolution Methods for Density Functional Theory using Petascale Computers

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Alexandra Kolla, Institute for Advanced Studies
New Techniques for Using and Approximating Graph Spectra

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Ciprian Crainiceanu, Johns Hopkins University
Longitudinal Functional Principal Component Analysis

Thursday, March 11, 2010
David Ruth, United States Naval Academy
Applications of Assignment Algorithms to Nonparametric Tests for Homogeneity

Thursday, March 18, 2010
SPRING BREAK
No seminar

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Joint seminar with the Johns Hopkins Evolution, Cognition and Culture group
Lecture IV of the 2009-2010 Templeton Research Lectures (more info)

Corina Tarnita, Harvard University
Evolution and Structure

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Matthew Macauley, Clemson University
Graph Dynamical Systems -- A Mathematical Framework for Interaction-Based Systems

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Jonathon Peterson, Cornell University
Traps, slowdowns, and bridges of one-dimensional transient random walks in a random environment

Thursday, April 15, 2010
The 2010 A. J. Duncan Lectures
** Room change: Remsen 1
**
Andreas Buja, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Seeing is Believing: Statistical Visualization for Teaching and Data Analysis

Friday, April 16, 2010
The 2010 A. J. Duncan Lectures
** 12:00pm,
Krieger 304 **
Andreas Buja, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Statistical Inference for Exploratory Data Analysis and Model Diagnostics

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Federico Bandi, Johns Hopkins University
Nonparametric Leverage Effects

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Andrew Barron, Yale University
Information-Theoretic Validation of L1 Penalized Likelihood

 

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Jim Fill, The Johns Hopkins University
ABSORPTION TIMES FOR MARKOV CHAINS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )
( view a superset of the slides )
( read a first paper and a second )

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tim Leung and Dan Naiman, The Johns Hopkins University
In an informal seminar, these department professors will each discuss research of recent interest.
( view slides related to Dan Naiman's presentation)

Thursday, September 24, 2009
in Mergenthaler 111
followed by a reception in 304 Whitehead Hall
The Eleventh Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture
Richard L. Francis, University of Florida
AGGREGATION ERROR FOR LOCATION MODELS: SURVEY AND ANALYSIS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )
( view a superset of the slides )
( read the paper )

Thursday, October 1, 2009
in Mergenthaler 111
Joint seminar with Department of Biostatistics,
Michael Rosenblum, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
OPTIMIZING GROUP SEQUENTIAL DESIGNS THAT ALLOW CHANGES TO THE POPULATION SAMPLED BASED ON INTERIM DATA
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, student seminar
in Whitehead 303
Ming Ye, The Johns Hopkins University
ON FORECASTING VOLATILITY IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, October 8, 2009
James F. Lawrence, George Mason University
CONVEX POLYTOPES WITH ABELIAN, VERTEX-TRANSITIVE SYMMETRY
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, October 15, 2009
James C. Spall, The Johns Hopkins University
FEEDBACK AND WEIGHTING MECHANISMS FOR IMPROVING JACOBIAN ESTIMATES IN AN ADAPTIVE STOCHASTIC ALGORITHM
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )
( read the paper )

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Klas Markström, Umeå University
GUESSING GAMES, CORRELATIONS, AND PERFECT GRAPHS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Michael Kazhdan, The Johns Hopkins University
EFFICIENT SPATIALLY ADAPTIVE CONVOLUTION AND CORRELATION
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, November 5, 2009
John C. Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University
SELF-DUAL PLANAR HYPERGRAPHS AND EXACT BOND PERCOLATION THRESHOLDS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Donniell Fishkind and Youngmi Hur, The Johns Hopkins University
In an informal seminar, these department professors will each discuss research of recent interest.

Thursday, November 19, 2009
in Mergenthaler 111
followed by a reception in 304 Whitehead Hall
The Fifth John C. and Susan S. G. Wierman Lecture
Katherine Bennett Ensor, Rice University
HOUSTON AIR QUALITY: A SIMULTANEOUS EXAMINATION OF MULTIPLE POLLUTANTS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, student seminar
at 11:00 AM in Whitehead 303
Matthew Sedlock, The Johns Hopkins University
A METHOD FOR FINDING EXACT SITE-PERCOLATION CRITICAL THRESHOLDS FOR A CLASS OF LATTICES
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, student seminar
in Whitehead 303
Xumeng Cao, The Johns Hopkins University
PRELIMINARY RESULTS ON RELATIVE PERFORMANCE OF EXPECTED AND OBSERVED FISHER INFORMATION
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Christine Cheng, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
THE GENERALIZED MEDIAN STABLE MATCHINGS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

 

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009
NO SEMINAR

Thursday, February 05, 2005
Laurent Younes
Smoothing in the dual space; Applications to vector fields and frames

Thursday, February 12, 2009
Melvin Leok, Purdue University
Lie group and homogeneous variational integrators and their applications to geometric optimal control theory

Thursday, February 19, 2009
Dan Naiman, AM&S, Johns Hopkins University
Multivariate Records

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Anant Godbole, East Tennessee State University and Johns Hopkins University
Omnibus Sequences

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Jay Rosen, the City University of New York
The $L^2$ modulus of continuity of local times of Brownian motion

Thursday, March 12, 2009 Maryland 110
The 2009 Alan J. Goldman Lecture
Lisa Fleischer, Darthmouth
Submodular Approximation: Sampling-based Algorithms and lower Bounds

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Trac Tran, Johns Hopkins University
Novel Compressed Sensing Applications in Distributed Video Sensing and Error-Resilient Video Transmission

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Jeffrey Leek, Johns Hopkins University
A general framework for multiple testing dependence

Thursday, April 9, 2009
Matt Feiszli
Weil-Peterson metric on plane curves

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Youngmi Hur, AM&S Johns Hopkins University
Design of nonseparable $n$-D biorthogonal wavelet filter banks

Thursday, April 23, 2009 Remsen 1
The 2009 Duncan Lecture
Jonathan Taylor, Stanford University
Deformation based morphometry, random fields and multivariate linear models

Friday, April 24, 2009, 11:00AM Mergenthaler 111
The 2009 Duncan Lecture
Jonathan Taylor, Stanford University
Integral geometry of random level sets

Thursday, April 30, 2009 Maryland 110
The 2009 SIMCA Seminar (joint seminar with the department of Mathematics)
Robert McCann, McGill University
Extremal Doubly Stochastic Measures and Optimal Transportation

Friday, May 1, 2009, 4:00PMKrieger 302
The 2009 SIMCA Seminar (joint seminar with the department of Mathematics)
Robert McCann, McGill University
Continuity, curvature, and the general covariance of optimal transportation

 

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Francois-Xavier Vialard, ENS Cachan
From the Hamiltonian formulation of image matching to a general shape diffusion model

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Marc Yor, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
An interpretation and some extensions of Black-Scholes formula via last passage times of martingales

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Tim Leung, Johns Hopkins University
Exponential Utility Hedging with Optimal Stopping and Application to ESO Valuation

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Edward Scheinerman, Johns Hopkins University
Random Threshold Graphs

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Mark Huber, Duke University
Perfect simulation of Matérn Type III point processes

Thursday, October 30, 2008
The 2008 John C. and Susan S.G. Wierman Lecture
William Christensen, Brigham Young University
Identifying pollution source locations for air quality monitoring

Thursday, November 6, 2008 (CSEB B17)
The 2008 Wenk Lecture
Stephen Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Making Forensic Science More Scientific: Statistics and the Evaluation Forensic Evidence

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Seth Guikema, Johns Hopkins University
Statistical Assessment of the Influence of Climate Change and Climate Variability on Hurricane Hazards

Thursday, Novenber 20, 2008
Natalia Trayanova, Johns Hopkins University
Predictive Models of the Heart in Health and Disease

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Gregory Duffee, Jonhs Hopkins University
Information in (and not in) the term structure

 

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008
Ning Cai, Columbia University
JUMP DIFFUSION PROCESSES IN FINANCIAL MODELING
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Yingying Li, The University of Chicago
ARE VOLATILITY ESTIMATORS ROBUST WITH RESPECT TO MODELING ASSUMPTIONS?
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, February 7, 2008
Stephan R. Sain, University of Colorado Denver
MODELS AND MODELS: STATISTICAL APPROACHES TO COMBINING REGIONAL CLIMATE MODEL OUTPUT
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
(4:00 PM in 304 Whitehead Hall)
Tim Siu-Tang Leung, Princeton University
UTILITY-BASED VALUATION OF EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTIONS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

*CANCELED*: Thursday, February 14, 2008
Michael Ludkovski, University of Michigan
OPTIMAL STOPPING AND OPTIMAL SWITCHING FOR HIDDEN MARKOV MODELS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
(4:00 PM in 304 Whitehead Hall)
Vladislav Kargin, New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
LATTICE OPTION PRICING BY MULTI-DIMENSIONAL INTERPOLATION
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Andrew B. Vizcarra, Purdue University
PORTFOLIO OPTIMIZATION UNDER STOCHASTIC VOLATILITY
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

*CANCELED*: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
(4:00 PM in 304 Whitehead Hall)
Deniz Sezer, York University
INFORMATION REDUCTION VIA LEVEL CROSSINGS IN A CREDIT RISK MODEL
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Lowell Abrams, The George Washington University
PERIODICITY AND OTHER STRUCTURE IN A FAMILY OF NIM-LIKE ARRAYS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, March 4, 2008, student seminar
Xue (Mary) Lin, The Johns Hopkins University
RXA: ANALYSIS OF GENE EXPRESSION MICROARRAYS BASED ON EXPRESSION ORDERINGS
( read the abstract: postscript /pdf )

Thursday, March 6, 2008
Robert P. W. Duin, Delft University, The Netherlands
TRAINING CLASSIFIERS FOR NON-EUCLIDEAN DATA
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, student seminar
Joshua Vogelstein, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MODEL-BASED OPTIMAL INFERENCE USING A SEQUENTIAL MONTE CARLO
EXPECTATION-MAXIMIZATION ALGORITHM GIVEN NOISY AND INTERMITTENT
FLUORESCENCE IMAGING OF NEURAL ACTIVITY
( read the abstract: postscript /pdf )

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Donald Geman, The Johns Hopkins University
STATIONARY FEATURES AND CAT DETECTION
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, March 27, 2008
no seminar

Thursday, April 3, 2008
Stéphanie Allassonnière, The Johns Hopkins University
REPRESENTATION AND STATISTICAL ESTIMATION OF DEFORMABLE TEMPLATE MODELS
FOR PATTERN RECOGNITION AND COMPUTATIONAL ANATOMY
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, April 10, 2008
Laurent Younes, The Johns Hopkins University
METAMORPHOSIS: A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR METRIC REGISTRATION
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, student seminar
Elizabeth (Libby) Beer, The Johns Hopkins University
TORUS GRAPH INFERENCE FOR DETECTION OF LOCALIZED ACTIVITY
( read the abstract: postscript /pdf )

Thursday, April 17, 2008
Beryl Castello, The Johns Hopkins University
A MAXIMIN LOCATION PROBLEM HEURISTIC
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
4:00 PM in 111 Mergenthaler Hall
preceded by a reception at 3:00 PM in the Sherwood Room, Levering Union
SIMCA Colloquium
Lawrence Craig Evans, University of California, Berkeley
A NONLINEAR PDE MODEL FOR LAKES AND RIVERS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, April 24, 2008
213 Hodson Hall
preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 PM in 301 Whitehead Hall
The 2008 Acheson J. Duncan Lecture
Yali Amit, The University of Chicago
STATISTICAL MODELS IN COMPUTER VISION
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM
followed by a luncheon reception in 301 Whitehead Hall
Yali Amit, The University of Chicago
ESTIMATION OF DEFORMABLE OBJECT MODELS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 12:00 noon, student seminar
Valentina Staneva, The Johns Hopkins University
EXACT RECONSTRUCTION OF SPARSE SIGNALS FROM VERY FEW MEASUREMENTS
( read the abstract: postscript /pdf )

Thursday, May 1, 2008
213 Hodson Hall
followed by a small reception in 301 Whitehead Hall
The Third John C. and Susan S. G. Wierman Lecture
Barry Nussbaum, United States Environmental Protection Agency
GREENHOUSE, WHITE HOUSE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS:
THE USE OF STATISTICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

 

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007, student seminar
Xugang Ye, The Johns Hopkins University
SEARCHING FOR A SHORTEST PATH IN A LARGE SPARSE GRAPH UNDER MEMORY LIMITATIONS:
A SUCCESSIVE MIXED BIDIRECTIONAL SEARCH METHOD
( read the abstract: postscript /pdf )

Thursday, September 20, 2007
Amy Lynne Shelton, The Johns Hopkins University
WHAT CAN POINTING ERRORS REALLY TELL US ABOUT SPATIAL REPRESENTATION?
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Rachel Karchin, The Johns Hopkins University
CLASSIFYING VARIANTS OF UNDETERMINED SIGNIFICANCE IN CANCER SUSCEPTIBILITY PROTEINS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, October 4, 2007
Edward Scheinerman, The Johns Hopkins University
MODELS OF RANDOM GRAPHS: EDGE, VERTEX, AND VERTEX-EDGE
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, October 11, 2007
205 Krieger Hall
Preceded by refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in 301 Whitehead Hall
Cliff Spiegelman, Texas A&M University
CHEMICAL AND FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF JFK ASSASSINATION BULLET LOTS:
IS A SECOND SHOOTER POSSIBLE?
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )
( view the slides in PowerPoint )

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Alan Edelman, Interactive Supercomputing Corporation
APPLICATIONS OF RANDOM MATRIX THEORY
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, October 25, 2007
Eric Friedman, Cornell University
FINDING A SIMPLE POLYTOPE FROM ITS GRAPH: CONNECTIONS TO LINEAR PROGRAMMING COMPLEXITY
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, November 1, 2007
no seminar

Thursday, November 8, 2007
Jason Eisner, The Johns Hopkins University
SEARCHING FOR OPTIMAL PERMUTATIONS WITH VERY LARGE-SCALE NEIGHBORHOODS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, November 15, 2007
Susan Hohenberger, The Johns Hopkins University
BATCH VERIFICATION OF SHORT SIGNATURES
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Ana Szarfman, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
"HYPOTHESIS-FREE" DETECTION OF DRUG SAFETY SIGNALS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, December 6, 2007
Youngmi Hur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
WAVELET-BASED CONTROL CHARTS FOR GENERAL MULTIVARIATE PROCESSES
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Friday, December 7, 2007
11:00 AM in 203 Hodson Hall
followed by a luncheon reception in 304 Whitehead Hall
The Ninth Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture
Eva Tardos, Cornell University
GAMES IN NETWORKS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

 

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007
Joint seminar with Department of Biostatistics,
Bloomberg School of Public Health Building, Room W3008
(615 N. Wolfe Street, third floor, west wing), with refreshments at 3:30PM,
Victor Panaretos, University of California, Berkeley
RANDOM TOMOGRAPHY IN STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, February 1, 2007
S. Stanley Young, National Institute of Statistical Sciences
NONNEGATIVE MATRIX FACTORIZATION FOR STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Monday, February 5, 2007
11:00 AM in 304 Shaffer Hall
Suneal Chaudhary, University of Utah
AN AMERICAN OPTION PRICING METHOD ON MARKOV PROCESSES
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, February 8, 2007
1:00 PM in 301 Shaffer Hall
Bruno Jedynak, The Johns Hopkins University
DIFFUSION KERNELS ON GRAPHS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )
(view the slides in pdf )

Thursday, February 8, 2007
(4:00 PM in 304 Whitehead Hall)
Antoine Toussaint, Princeton University
HEDGING UNDER L^2 CONVEX RISK MEASURES
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Monday, February 12, 2007
11:00 AM in 304 Shaffer Hall
Jinchun Ye, Base-2 Capital, LLC
OPTIMAL LIFE INSURANCE PURCHASE, CONSUMPTION, AND PORTFOLIO UNDER AN UNCERTAIN LIFE
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
4:00 PM in 314 Clark Hall
with refreshments at 3:45 PM, joint seminar with Center for Imaging Science,
Luminita Vese, University of California, Los Angeles
INVERSE PROBLEMS IN IMAGING AND COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, February 15, 2007
Mia Hinnerich, Stockholm School of Economics
PRICING EQUITY SWAPS IN AN ECONOMY WITH JUMPS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, February 22, 2007
Gregory Eyink, The Johns Hopkins University
TURBULENT DIFFUSION OF LINES AND CIRCULATIONS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Edward Scheinerman, The Johns Hopkins University
DOT-PRODUCT REPRESENTATIONS OF GRAPHS:EXACT, ASYMPTOTIC, PROJECTIVE, ALGORITHMIC, APPROXIMATE, AND APPLIED
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, March 8, 2007
Donniell Fishkind, The Johns Hopkins University
THE GENUS OF A DIGITAL IMAGE IS DETERMINED BY ITS FOREGROUND, BACKGROUND, AND REEB GRAPHS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, March 22, 2007
Laurent Younes, The Johns Hopkins University
AN (ALMOST) EXPLICIT METRIC IN THE SPACE OF PLANE CURVES
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, March 29, 2007
Carey E. Priebe, The Johns Hopkins University
INFERENCE ON INTERPOINT COMPARISONS: AN APPLICATION IN COMPUTATIONAL ANATOMY
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, April 5, 2007
Fred Jelinek, The Johns Hopkins University
LANGUAGE MODELING BY RANDOM FORESTS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Jim Fill, The Johns Hopkins University
A (MINOR) MIRACLE: DIAGONALIZATION OF A BOSE-EINSTEIN MARKOV CHAIN
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, April 19, 2007
Raimond L. Winslow, The Johns Hopkins University
CALCIUM SIGNALING IN THE CARDIAC DYAD
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Thursday, April 26, 2007
205 Krieger Hall
The 2007 Acheson J. Duncan Lecture
Preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in 301 Whitehead Hall
Robert Azencott, University of Houston
AUTOMATIC LEARNING AND MULTI-SENSORS DIAGNOSIS
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Friday, April 27, 2007
11:00 a.m. in 101 Shaffer Hall
Followed by a luncheon reception in 301 Whitehead Hall
Robert Azencott, University of Houston
ULTRASOUND IMAGE ANALYSIS: SPECKLE TRACKING FOR RECOVERY OF CARDIAC MOTION
( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

 

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2006


Thursday, August 24, 2006, Inchi Hu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

OPTIMAL STRATEGIES FOR A CLASS OF SEQUENTIAL CONTROL PROBLEMS WITH PRECEDENCE RELATIONS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, September 12, 2006, student seminar,

Al Aksakalli, The Johns Hopkins University

RANDOM DISAMBIGUATION PATHS AND MARKOV DECISION PROCESSES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 14, 2006, Daniel Q. Naiman, The Johns Hopkins University

ARBITRAGE AND GEOMETRY

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, September 19, 2006, student seminar,

Hussein Aluie, The Johns Hopkins University

BREAKDOWN OF ALFVEN'S THEOREM IN IDEAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 21, 2006, 4:00 p.m. in 110 Maryland Hall,

SIMCA Colloquium,

with refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in 301 Whitehead Hall,

Herbert Edelsbrunner, Duke University

MEASURING PERIODICITY IN GENE EXPRESSION WITH PERSISTENCE

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 28, 2006, James Damon, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MEDIAL REPRESENTATION AS A TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING SHAPE OF 2D AND 3D OBJECTS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, October 3, 2006, student seminar,

Eric Harley, The Johns Hopkins University

SOME MATHEMATICS OF SUDOKU

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 5, 2006, Robert Garfinkel, University of Connecticut

STOCHASTIC PROTECTION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION IN DATABASES: A HYBRID OF DATA PERTURBATION AND QUERY RESTRICTION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

( read the paper and a supplement to it )

( view the slides in PowerPoint )


Thursday, October 12, 2006, Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University

The Constructive Theory of Partitions of James Joseph Sylvester [The FIRST (and so far the BEST) Johns Hopkins Math Prof] and his Brilliant Grad Students [Fabian Franklin and William Pitt Durfee]

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 19, 2006, Jamie Guest, The Johns Hopkins University

TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION AS A STRUCTURAL DESIGN TOOL: APPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 26, 2006, Mauro Maggioni, Duke University

MULTISCALE ANALYSIS OF DIFFUSION PROCESSES ON GRAPHS AND ANALYSIS OF HIGH-DIMENSIONAL DATA

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 2, 2006, David W. Scott, Rice University

REMARKS ON OPTIMAL SMOOTHING OF HISTOGRAMS AND VISUALIZING PARAMETER SENSITIVITY

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 9, 2006, Luminita Vese, University of California, Los Angeles

MINIMIZATION MODELS AND ALGORITHMS FOR IMAGE SEGMENTATION, IMAGE DECOMPOSITION, AND TEXTURE MODELING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, November 14, 2006, student seminar,

Hsiao-Fang Chou, The Johns Hopkins University

SMOOTHING VECTOR FIELDS AND TENSORS USING DUAL NORMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 16, 2006, Daniel N. Rockmore, Dartmouth College

FAST FOURIER TRANSFORMS FOR SEMIGROUPS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 30, 2006, 4:00 p.m. in 110 Maryland Hall,

The Second John C. and Susan S. G. Wierman Lecture,

with refreshments beginning at 3:00 p.m. in 301 Whitehead Hall,

William F. Hunt, Jr., North Carolina State University

ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS: A NEW SOURCE OF DISCOVERY FOR TOMORROW'S PROBLEM-SOLVERS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, December 5, 2006, student seminar (rescheduled from November 21),

Felipe Arrate, The Johns Hopkins University

NON-STATISTICAL ESTIMATION OF STOCHASTIC DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, December 7, 2006, in 110 Maryland Hall,

The Eighth Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture,

followed by a reception in 304 Whitehead Hall,

Christine A. Shoemaker, Cornell University

OPTIMIZATION, CALIBRATION, AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS OF MULTIMODAL, COMPUTATIONALLY EXPENSIVE MODELS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2006


Thursday, February 2, 2006, in 110 Maryland Hall, Dionisios Margetis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF CRYSTAL SURFACES: MODELING FROM THE NANOSCALE TO THE MACROSCALE

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 3:00 PM in 114 Barton Hall, Mark Alber, University of Notre Dame

ON PATTERN FORMATION AND CELL AGGREGATION IN BIOLOGY

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 16, 2006, Mikhail Stepanov, Los Alamos National Laboratory

OPTIMAL FLUCTUATION METHOD FOR ERROR CORRECTION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 23, 2006, Katarina Jegdic, University of Houston

HYPERBOLIC CONSERVATION LAWS: THEORY AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF SHOCK REFLECTION PROBLEMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 2, 2006, Shan Zhao, Michigan State University

MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN IMPLICIT SOLVENT APPROACHES FOR BIOMOLECULAR MODELING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 9, 2006, Youngmi Hur, University of Wisconsin-Madison

EFFECTIVE WAVELET-BASED REPRESENTATIONS IN HIGH DIMENSIONS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 16, 2006, Gregory Eyink, The Johns Hopkins University

ENTROPY-BASED ENSEMBLE PREDICTION SCHEMES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, March 28, 2006, student seminar,

Xugang Ye, The Johns Hopkins University

SOLVING AIRLINES' PILOT-COPILOT ROSTERING PROBLEM BY SUCCESSIVE BIPARTITE WEIGHTED MATCHING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 30, 2006, in 3 Shaffer Hall,

The 2006 Acheson J. Duncan Lecture,

preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in 301 Whitehead Hall,

Lawrence A. Shepp, Rutgers University

APPLICATIONS OF CONVEXITY

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

( view the transparencies for the two-lecture series: postscript / pdf )


Friday, March 31, 2006, 11:00 a.m.,

followed by a luncheon reception in 301 Whitehead Hall,

Lawrence A. Shepp, Rutgers University

PROBLEMS IN CONVEXITY

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

( view the transparencies for the two-lecture series: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 6, 2006, Sommer Gentry, United States Naval Academy

MAXIMUM MATCHING ON GRAPHS FOR KIDNEY PAIRED DONATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 13, 2006, Benjamin F. Hobbs, The Johns Hopkins University

ELICITING MULTICRITERIA VALUE JUDGMENTS FROM DECISION-MAKERS: ESTIMATING AND MITIGATING BIASES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, April 18, 2006, student seminar,

Kevin Byrnes, The Johns Hopkins University

EQUILIBRIUM CONCEPTS IN TWO-PLAYER GAMES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 20, 2006, Paul Peter Sotiriadis, The Johns Hopkins University

DIOPHANTINE FREQUENCY SYNTHESIS: The Invasion of Number Theory to Frequency Synthesis Systems

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

( view the slides: pdf )


Thursday, April 27, 2006, Joel Bader, The Johns Hopkins University

GROUP TESTING IN GENOMICS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


CANCELED: Tuesday, May 2, 2006, student seminar,

Eric Harley, The Johns Hopkins University

SOME MATHEMATICS OF SUDOKU

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


CANCELED: Thursday, May 4, 2006, 4:00 p.m. in 110 Maryland Hall,

The Second John C. and Susan S. G. Wierman Lecture,

with refreshments beginning at 3:00 p.m. in 301 Whitehead Hall,

William F. Hunt, Jr., North Carolina State University

ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS: A NEW SOURCE OF DISCOVERY FOR TOMORROW'S PROBLEM-SOLVERS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2005


Thursday, September 15, 2005, Carey Priebe, The Johns Hopkins University

SCAN STATISTICS ON ENRON GRAPHS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, September 20, 2005, student seminar,

Kevin Byrnes, The Johns Hopkins University

CURRICULUM GENERATION VIA CLUSTERING AND OPTIMIZATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 22, 2005, Edward R. Scheinerman, The Johns Hopkins University

EXACT AND ASYMPTOTIC DOT PRODUCT REPRESENTATIONS OF GRAPHS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 29, 2005, Walter D. Wallis, Southern Illinois University

TOTALLY MAGIC GRAPHS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, October 7, 2005, 11:00 AM, Jon Vølstad, Versar, Inc., ESM Operations

COMPARING AND COMBINING EFFORT AND CATCH ESTIMATES FROM AERIAL-ACCESS DESIGNS, WITH APPLICATIONS TO A LARGE-SCALE ANGLER SURVEY IN THE DELAWARE RIVER

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, October 14, 2005, 11:00 AM, Tom Woolf, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

INITIAL STEPS ON FINITE GRAPHS FOR BIOPHYSICS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, October 18, 2005, student seminar,

Elizabeth (Libby) Beer, The Johns Hopkins University

SCAN STATISTICS ON GRAPHS: THEOREMS, CONJECTURES, AND INVESTIGATIONS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 20, 2005, Alain Trouvé, L'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

CAN WE REALLY LEARN DEFORMABLE MODELS?

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 27, 2005, in 110 Maryland Hall,

The Seventh Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture,

followed by a reception in 304 Whitehead Hall,

George Nemhauser, Georgia Institute of Technology

SCHEDULING AN AIR TAXI SERVICE

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 3, 2005, Laurent Younes, The Johns Hopkins University

AN ARTIFICIAL VISION SYSTEM: THE DISCOVERY OF STRUCTURE

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 10, 2005, René Vidal, The Johns Hopkins University

GENERALIZED PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS (GPCA): AN ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRIC APPROACH TO SUBSPACE CLUSTERING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 17, 2005, Donald Geman, The Johns Hopkins University

A STATISTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR COARSE-TO-FINE CLASSIFICATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, December 1, 2005, 3:00 PM, Nigel Goldenfeld, University of Illinois

PATTERNS, UNIVERSALITY, AND COMPUTATIONAL ALGORITHMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, December 8, 2005, Lori Graham-Brady, The Johns Hopkins University

SIMULATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
WITH RANDOM MICROSTRUCTURE

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2005


Thursday, February 3, 2005, Laurent Younes, The Johns Hopkins University

STOCHASTIC APPROXIMATION FOR FEATURE SELECTION IN PATTERN RECOGNITION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 10, 2005, Bruno Jedynak, The Johns Hopkins University

PROBABILITY MASS FUNCTION ESTIMATION AND AN APPLICATION TO LANGUAGE MODELING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 17, 2005, John Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University

"UNIVERSAL" APPROXIMATION FORMULAS FOR ESTIMATING PERCOLATION THRESHOLDS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 24, 2005, William A. Massey, Princeton University

CALL CENTER STAFFING FOR PROFIT OPTIMALITY

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, March 1, 2005, student seminar,

Andrew Liu, The Johns Hopkins University

SOLVING MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMS WITH EQUILIBRIUM CONSTRAINTS: FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL OPTIMAL SOLUTIONS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 3, 2005, Christian Scheideler, The Johns Hopkins University

ADVERSARIAL MIXING THEORY
Or: How to Keep a System Mixed Under Adversarial Behavior

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 10, 2005, John R. Klauder, University of Florida

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN PASSIVE MEDIA

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 24, 2005, Brian S. Caffo, The Johns Hopkins University

ASCENT-BASED MCEM

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 31, 2005, in 110 Maryland Hall,

The 2005 Acheson J. Duncan Lecture,

preceded by a reception at 3:15 p.m. in 301 Whitehead Hall,

Gregory F. Lawler, Cornell University

RANDOM WALKS: SIMPLE AND SELF-AVOIDING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, April 1, 2005, 11:00 AM,

preceded by light refreshments at 10:30 a.m. in 301 Whitehead Hall,

Gregory F. Lawler, Cornell University

CONFORMAL INVARIANCE, BROWNIAN LOOPS, AND MEASURES ON RANDOM PATHS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, April 5, 2005, student seminar,

Beryl Castello, The Johns Hopkins University

SEMI-OBNOXIOUS MULTIFACILITY LOCATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 7, 2005, David Gilsinn, National Institute of Standards and Technology

NON-OSCILLATORY SPLINES AND LINEAR PROGRAMMING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, April 12, 2005, student seminar,

Sangil Kim, University of Arizona

INTRODUCTION TO STANDARD ENSEMBLE FILTERING METHODS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 14, 2005, Anindya Roy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

NONPARAMETRIC BINARY REGRESSION USING A GAUSSIAN-PROCESS PRIOR

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 21, 2005, Shih-Ping Han, The Johns Hopkins University

PROJECTION METHODS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 28, 2005, Greg Eyink, The Johns Hopkins University

STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF THE OCEAN CIRCULATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, May 3, 2005, student seminar,

Kevin Byrnes, The Johns Hopkins University

A SURVEY OF THE FARKAS LEMMA

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, May 5, 2005, Robert Serfling, University of Texas, Dallas
(visiting National Science Foundation)

DEPTH FUNCTIONS IN MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL GEOMETRY

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2004


Thursday, September 9, 2004, Daniel Q. Naiman, The Johns Hopkins University

SYMMETRY BREAKING AND IMPROVED TAIL PROBABILITY BOUNDS FOR THE RANGE STATISTIC

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 16, 2004, Damianos Karakos, The Johns Hopkins University

WEIGHTED SUMS OF K-L DIVERGENCES FOR UNSUPERVISED CLASSIFICATION VIA SENSING AND PROCESSING DECISION TREES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 23, 2004, Donald Geman, The Johns Hopkins University

IMAGE RETRIEVAL FROM A MENTAL PICTURE

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, September 24, 2004, student seminar, 12:00 noon,

William D. May, The Johns Hopkins University

ALGORITHMS FOR NON-CROSSING PARTITIONS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 30, 2004, in 3 Shaffer Hall, David E. Keyes, Columbia University

SCALABLE SOLVERS AND SOFTWARE FOR PDE-BASED APPLICATIONS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, October 1, 2004, student seminar, 12:00 noon,

Elvan Ceyhan, The Johns Hopkins University

AN INVESTIGATION OF PROXIMITY CATCH DIGRAPHS IN DELAUNAY TESSELATIONS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 7, 2004, Jim Fill, The Johns Hopkins University

TRANSFER THEOREMS AND ASYMPTOTIC DISTRIBUTIONAL RESULTS FOR MULTIWAY SEARCH TREES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, October 15, 2004, 11:00 AM in 110 Maryland Hall,

The Inaugural John C. and Susan S. G. Wierman Lecture,

followed by a reception in 304 Whitehead Hall,

Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University

ADVANCED FACTOR ANALYSIS METHODS FOR RECEPTOR MODELING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 21, 2004, in 3 Shaffer Hall,

Arthur T. Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College

COUNTING ON DETERMINANTS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, October 22, 2004, student seminar, 12:00 noon,

Pengfei Xiang, The Johns Hopkins University

A SURVEY OF SUBADDITIVE PROCESSES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 28, 2004, James C. Spall, The Johns Hopkins University

THE INFORMATION MATRIX: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND EFFICIENT COMPUTATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 4, 2004, Nevin Kapur, California Institute of Technology

SOLVENCY GAMES: HOW TO GAMBLE FOREVER

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, November 12, 2004, 11:00 AM in 110 Maryland Hall,

The Sixth Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture,

followed by a reception in 304 Whitehead Hall,

Karla Hoffman, George Mason University

THE DANCE OF THE THIRTY-TON TRUCKS: DEMAND DISPATCHING IN A HIGHLY DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 18, 2004, Prasad Tetali, Georgia Institute of Technology

THE NUMBER OF LINEAR EXTENSIONS OF THE BOOLEAN LATTICE

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, December 2, 2004, Donniell Fishkind, The Johns Hopkins University

A GENUS BOUND FOR DIGITAL IMAGE BOUNDARIES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2004

(Note: Beginning with this semester, seminars are listed here in chronological, rather than reverse-chronological, order.)


Thursday, January 29, 2004, Wenbo V. Li, University of Delaware

AN OVERVIEW ON ZEROS OF RANDOM POLYNOMIALS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, February 6, 2004, 11:00 AM, Mark Newman, The University of Michigan

EPIDEMICS, ERDÖS NUMBERS, AND THE INTERNET: THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF NETWORKS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, February 6, 2004, student seminar, 1:00 PM in 104 Maryland Hall,

Majnu John, The Johns Hopkins University

A DATA-ADAPTIVE METHODOLOGY FOR FINDING AN OPTIMAL WEIGHTED GENERALIZED MANN-WHITNEY-WILCOXON STATISTIC

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 12, 2004, Mark Freidlin, University of Maryland at College Park

STOCHASTIC RESONANCE AND RELATED PROBLEMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 19, 2004, Jim Fill, The Johns Hopkins University

RANDOM SUMS, MELLIN TRANSFORMS, GAUSSIAN RANDOM FIELDS, SMALL DEVIATIONS, AND REVERSION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 26, 2004, Patrick Doreian, University of Pittsburgh

SOME PRESSING TOPICS IN NETWORK ANALYSIS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 4, 2004, Gregory L. Eyink, The Johns Hopkins University

RUELLE'S LINEAR RESPONSE FORMULA, ENSEMBLE ADJOINT SCHEMES, AND LÉVY FLIGHTS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 11, 2004, Chi-Kwong Li, The College of William & Mary

EIGENVALUES, SINGULAR VALUES, AND LITTLEWOOD-RICHARDSON COEFFICIENTS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 25, 2004, Carey Priebe, The Johns Hopkins University

A HIERARCHICAL METHODOLOGY FOR ONE-CLASS PROBLEMS WITH SKEWED PRIORS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 1, 2004, student seminar,

Ana Pavasovic, The Johns Hopkins University

GAPS IN LOTTERIES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 8, 2004, Robert M. Ziff, The University of Michigan

THEORY AND ALGORITHMS FOR FINDING THRESHOLDS OF PERCOLATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 15, 2004, Fred Torcaso, The Johns Hopkins University

SOME RECENT RESULTS IN SMALL-DEVIATION PROBABILITIES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 2:00 PM,

Hélyette Geman, University Paris IX Dauphine and ESSEC Graduate Business School

STOCHASTIC TIME CHANGES, LÉVY PROCESSES, AND ASSET PRICE MODELING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 22, 2004, Donald Geman, The Johns Hopkins University

RANK-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF GENE EXPRESSION PROFILES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 29, 2004, in 110 Maryland Hall,

preceded by light refreshments in 109 Maryland Hall,

Leo Breiman, University of California, Berkeley

RANDOM FORESTS: A STATISTICAL TOOL FOR THE SCIENCES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, April 30, 2004, 11:00 AM in 110 Maryland Hall,

The 2004 Acheson J. Duncan Lecture,

followed by free luncheon reception in 302 Whitehead Hall,

Leo Breiman, University of California, Berkeley

STATISTICS, MACHINE LEARNING, AND DATA MINING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2003


Thursday, December 4, 2003, James Case, Baltimore, MD

CONTROVERSIES SURROUNDING THE EFFICIENT MARKETS HYPOTHESIS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 20, 2003, Louis L. Whitcomb, The Johns Hopkins University

ADVANCES IN DYNAMICAL MODELING AND CONTROL OF UNDERWATER ROBOTIC VEHICLES FOR OCEANOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE SEPTEMBER 19 TROPICAL STORM:
Friday, November 14, 2003, 11:00 AM, Lowell Abrams, The George Washington University

DIGITAL, COMBINATORIAL, AND CONTINUOUS TOPOLOGY IN THE SERVICE OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 6, 2003, The Fifth Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture,
Jong-Shi Pang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

DIFFERENTIAL VARIATIONAL INEQUALITIES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 30, 2003, Pablo A. Iglesias, The Johns Hopkins University

MODELING THE CELL'S SENSE OF DIRECTION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 23, 2003, André Tits, University of Maryland

FEASIBLE LAGRANGE-NEWTON INTERIOR-POINT ALGORITHMS FOR INDEFINITE QUADRATIC PROGRAMMING AND NON-CONVEX NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 16, 2003, John C. Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University

UNIVERSAL FORMULAS FOR PERCOLATION THRESHOLDS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 9, 2003, Allison Okamura, The Johns Hopkins University

HUMAN-MACHINE COLLABORATIVE SYSTEMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )



Thursday, October 2, 2003, joint seminar with Mathematics, 308 Krieger Hall,

with refreshments at 3:30 PM in 211 Krieger Hall,

Rick Kenyon, Princeton University

ASYMPTOTICS OF RANDOM DISCRETE INTERFACES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 25, 2003, Daniel Q. Naiman, The Johns Hopkins University

HOW CAN A ROBOT SENSE ITS POSITION?

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 11, 2003,

Laurent Younes, The Johns Hopkins University

METAMORPHOSES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2003


Thursday, May 1, 2003,

Shih-Ping Han and Beryl Castello, The Johns Hopkins University

ON SOME FACILITY LOCATION PROBLEMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 24, 2003, Jim Fill, The Johns Hopkins University

THE NUMBER OF BIT COMPARISONS REQUIRED BY QUICKSORT

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Wednesday, April 23, 2003, 4:00 PM in 110 Clark Hall, SIMCA Colloquium,

preceded by reception at 3:00 PM in 110 Clark Hall,

Avner Friedman, The Ohio State University

MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE: PROGRAMS AND PROBLEMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 17, 2003, Richard E. Rosenthal, Naval Postgraduate School

A SAMPLING OF MILITARY OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 10, 2003, Edward R. Scheinerman, The Johns Hopkins University

RANDOM DOT PRODUCT GRAPHS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, April 4, 2003, 11:00 AM,

with refreshments at 10:30 AM in 302 Whitehead Hall,

Oded Schramm, Microsoft Research

RANDOM TRIANGULATIONS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, April 3, 2003, The 2003 Acheson J. Duncan Lecture,

preceded by reception at 3:15 PM in 302 Whitehead Hall,

Oded Schramm, Microsoft Research

EMERGENCE OF SYMMETRY: CONFORMAL INVARIANCE OF SCALING LIMITS OF RANDOM SYSTEMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 27, 2003, joint seminar with Economics,

Maxwell B. Stinchcombe, University of Texas at Austin

SOME GENERICITY ANALYSES IN NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Monday, March 24, 2003, student seminar, 4:00 PM in 2 Shaffer Hall,

Nevin Kapur, The Johns Hopkins University

ADDITIVE FUNCTIONALS ON RANDOM SEARCH TREES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 20, 2003, John C. Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University

PERCOLATION THRESHOLD BOUNDS, COUNTEREXAMPLES, AND CONJECTURES

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, March 13, 2003, SPRING BREAK (no seminar)


Thursday, March 6, 2003, Jong-Shi Pang, The Johns Hopkins University

COLLUSIVE GAME SOLUTIONS VIA CONVEX OPTIMIZATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 27, 2003, Michelle Wagner, National Security Agency

A TOUR OF EPSILON-REGULARITY FOR GRAPHS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 20, 2003, Michael Capalbo, DIMACS and Institute for Advanced Study

EXPLICIT UNIQUE-NEIGHBOR EXPANDERS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, February 13, 2003, Greg Eyink, The Johns Hopkins University

WHAT'S SO SURPRISING ABOUT TURBULENT FLOW?

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, February 7, 2003, 11:00 AM in 109 Maryland Hall,

with refreshments at 10:30 AM in 302 Whitehead Hall,

Michal Karonski, Adam Mickiewicz University and Emory University

EDGE WEIGHTS AND VERTEX COLORS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, January 30, 2003, 3:00 PM in 110 Hodson Hall, joint seminar with Mechanical Engineering,

Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania

CONTROL OF MULTIROBOT SYSTEMS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2002


RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE DECEMBER 5 SNOWSTORM:
Thursday, December 12, 2002, Donald Geman, The Johns Hopkins University

HIERARCHICAL DESIGNS FOR OBJECT IDENTIFICATION

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 21, 2002, with preseminar at 3:00 PM, Sven Erick Alm, Uppsala University

ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDIAN AND MEAN OF GAMMA DISTRIBUTIONS AND A RELATED RAMANUJAN SEQUENCE

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 14, 2002, Edward I. George, University of Pennsylvania

DILUTION PRIORS FOR MODEL UNCERTAINTY

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, November 7, 2002, Murad S. Taqqu, Boston University

HEAVY TAILS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 31, 2002, with preseminar at 3:00 PM, Survajeet Sen, The University of Arizona

A SCENARIO GENERATION ALGORITHM FOR MULTISTAGE STOCHASTIC LPs

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 24, 2002, Carey Priebe, The Johns Hopkins University

RANDOM DISAMBIGUATION PATHS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, October 18, 2002, 11:00 AM in 301 Shaffer Hall, The Fourth Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture,
Paul D. Seymour, Princeton University

STRONG PERFECT GRAPH THEOREM

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 10, 2002, Jonathan Farley, Vanderbilt University

THE LATTICE THEORY OF THE SYMMETRIC GROUP Episode II: f- and h-vectors of distributive lattices

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, October 3, 2002, Donald W. Hearn, University of Florida

CONGESTION TOLL PRICING MODELS AND METHODS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 26, 2002, in 110 Clark Hall, Laurent Younes, L'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

MODELING IMAGES AND OBJECTS

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Friday, September 20, 2002, 11:00 AM in 162 Mattin Center, Arun Mukherjea, University of South Florida

ON THE CONTINUOUS SINGULARITY OF THE LIMIT DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCTS OF I.I.D. d-BY-d STOCHASTIC MATRICES

(read the abstract: postscript / pdf )


Thursday, September 19, 2002, Eric Vigoda, The University of Chicago

APPROXIMATING THE PERMANENT

( read the abstract: postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2002


Thursday, May 16, 2002, 2:30 PM James D. Malley, National Institutes of Health
Note special time

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND COLON CANCER: COMPUTER-AIDED DETECTION OF COLON CANCER USING VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, May 02, 2002, Dorothy Buck, The Johns Hopkins University

THE TOPOLOGY OF DNA-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS

(read the abstract: text)


Tuesday, April 30, 2002, David Mumford, Brown University

THE INAUGURAL SIMCA COLLOQUIUM
4:30--5:30 PM, Levering Hall Room: Arellano Theater
NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND PLACE!

MODELING SHAPE: COMPUTER VISION MEETS THE EULER EQUATION

(read the abstract:text)


Friday, April 26, 2002, 10 AM, Steven E. Shreve, Carnegie-Mellon University
Note special time

The 2002 Acheson Duncan Lecture: Part II

A UNIFIED MODEL FOR CREDIT DERIVATIVES

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, April 25, 2002, Steven E. Shreve, Carnegie-Mellon University

The 2002 Acheson Duncan Lecture

PROBABILITY MODELS FOR DERIVATIVE SECURITIES

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, April 18, 2002, Keith N. Crank, National Science Foundation

INTERRUPTIBLE EXACT SAMPLING IN THE PASSIVE CASE

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, April 11, 2002, J.S. Marron, North Carolina University, Chapel Hill

A STATISTICIAN'S ADVENTURES IN INTERNET-LAND

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, April 4, 2002, Langche Zeng, George Washington University

QUANTITATIVE POLITICAL METHODOLOGY

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, March 28, 2002, Thomas Yu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

ROBUST NONLINEAR PYRAMID TRANSFORMS AND NONLINEAR SUBDIVISION SCHEMES BASED ON MEDIAN-INTERPOLATION

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, March 21, 2002, Spring break; No Seminar


Thursday, March 14, 2002, Jim Fill, The Johns Hopkins University

KNOCKING PROBABILITY DOWN TO A THIRD-GRADER'S LEVEL

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, March 07, 2002, Jiahua Chen, University of Waterloo

MODIFIED LIKELIHOOD RATIO TEST FOR FINITE MIXTURE MODELS

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, February 28, 2002, Patrick T. Harker, University of Pennsylvania

The Third Annual Alan Goldman Lecture

A GRADIENT-BASED METHOD FOR ANALYZING STOCHASTIC VARIATIONAL INEQUALITIES

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, February 21, 2002, Steve Zelditch, The Johns Hopkins University

STATISTICAL PATTERNS IN ZEROS

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, February 14, 2002, Edward Scheinerman, The Johns Hopkins University

A MATTER OF WHERE

(read the abstract: text)


Thursday, February 07, 2002, Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo, McMaster University

CONVEX OPTIMIZATION IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

(read the abstract: text)

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2001


December 13, 2001, Erica Flapan, Pomona College

WHEN TOPOLOGY MEETS CHEMISTRY

(read the abstract: text / postscript )


December 06, 2001, Florian A. Potra, University of Maryland Baltimore County

A SUPERLINEARLY CONVERGENT INTERIOR POINT METHOD FOR LCP BASED ON A LARGE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF THE CENTRAL PATH

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


November 29, 2001, Carey E. Priebe, The Johns Hopkins University

INVERSTIGATING THE STRUCTURE OF HIGH DIMENSIONAL PATTERN RECOGNITION PROBLEMS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


November 22, 2001, No Seminar


November 15, 2001, Ann Trenk , Wellesley College

THE LINEAR AND WEAK DISCREPANCY OF AN ORDERED SET

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


November 08, 2001, F.R. McMorris, Illinois Institute of Technology

STABILITY CONDITIONS FOR CONSENSUS FUNCTIONS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


November 01, 2001, Alan Goldman, The Johns Hopkins University

ISOLATION and EXCLUSION: A MATTER of COLOR

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


October 25, 2001, James F. Lawrence, George Mason University

SOME PROBLEMS OF COMBINATORIAL GEOMETRY

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


October 18, 2001, Donniell Fishkind, The Johns Hopkins University

NEW INCONSISTENCIES IN INFINITE UTILITARIANISM

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


October 11, 2001, Gregory Chirijian, The Johns Hopkins University

DEGENERATE DIFFUSIONS ON MOTION GROUPS: APPLICATIONS IN ROBOTICS AND POLYMER SCIENCE

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


October 04, 2001, Seminar cancelled


September 27, 2001, Renato Monteiro, Georgia Institute of Technology

SOLVING SEMIDEFINITE PROGRAMS VIA NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


September 20, 2001, Jong-Shi Pang, The Johns Hopkins University

COPOSITIVE MATRICES IN MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


September 13, 2001, Daniel Naiman, The Johns Hopkins University

A GENERAL APPROACH TO GENOME SCANS USING IMPORTANCE SAMPLING

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2001


April 27,2001, David Donoho, Stanford University - Department of Statistics

BEYOND WAVELETS: RIDGELETS, CURVELETS, BEAMLETS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


April 26, 2001, David Donoho, Stanford University - Department of Statistics

INTERACTIONS BETWEEN DATA ANALYSIS OF NATURAL IMAGES, BIOLOGICAL VISION, AND MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


April 19, 2001, Giovanni Parmigian, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health - Departments of Oncology and Biostatistics

STATISTICAL MODELING OF BREAST CANCER SUSCEPTIBILITY GENES

(read the abstract: text / postscript / postscript )


April 12, 2001, Benjamin F. Hobbs, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Geography & Env. Engrng;     Jong-Shi Pang, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

NASH--COURNOT EQUILIBRIA IN LINEARIZED DC ELECTRIC POWER MARKETS WITH ARBITRAGE: FORMULATIONS AND PROPERTIES

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


April 5, 2001, Russell Schwartz, Celera Genomics - Informatics Research Group

HAPLOTYPE SEPARATION OF SHOTGUN ASSEMBLY FRAGMENTS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


March 29, 2001, Michael Woodroofe, University of Michigan - Department of Statistics

ISOTONIC REGRESSION: ANOTHER LOOK AT THE CHANGE POINT PROBLEM

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


March 15, 2001, Ibrahim Ahmad, University of Central Florida - Department of Statistics

KERNEL DENSITY ESTIMATION OF FUNCTIONS OF RANDOM VARIABLES AND AN APPLICATION TO TESTING NORMALITY

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


March 8, 2001, Jie Sun, National University of Singapore - Business School

SEMISMOOTH MATRIX-VALUED FUNCTIONS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


March 1, 2001, Christian Scheideler, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Computer Science

COLORING NON-UNIFORM HYPERGRAPHS: A FIRST ALGORITHMIC APPROACH TO THE GENERAL LOVASZ LOCAL LEMMA

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


February 22, 2001, Lenore Cowen, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

PREDICTING THE BETA-HELIX FOLD FROM PROTEIN SEQUENCE DATA

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


February 15, 2001, Leah Martell, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

MODEL SELECTION AND DATA REDUCTION WITH THE WAVELET TRANSFORM

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


February 8, 2001, Mark Broadie, Columbia University Business School - Mgmt. Sci. & Operations Mgmt. Div.

RECENT ALGORITHMS FOR PRICING HIGH-DIMENSIONAL AMERICAN OPTIONS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


February 1, 2001, Kjell Doksum, University of California at Berkeley - Department of Statistics

VARYING COEFFICIENTS: PARTIAL REGRESSION CURVES AS LOCAL MEASURES OF DEPENDENCE

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Fall 2000


December 8, 2000, Gregory L. Eyink, University of Arizona

A VARIATIONAL APPROACH TO STOCHASTIC ESTIMATION FOR LARGE-SCALE NONLINEAR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


December 7, 2000, Raimond L. Winslow, Biomedical Engineering Institute - Center for Computational Medicine and Biology

INTEGRATIVE MODELING OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: RELATING ALTERED GENE EXPRESSION TO CELL AND TISSUE FUNCTION

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


November 30, 2000, Thomas L. Magnanti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Institute Professor and Dean of Engineering

THE SECOND ANNUAL ALAN J. GOLDMAN LECTURE: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY- MODELING AND SOLVING NETWORK DESIGN PROBLEMS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


November 16, 2000, C. Douglas Howard, Baruch College - City University of New York Preseminar

EUCLIDEAN MODELS OF FIRST-PASSAGE PERCOLATION

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


November 9, 2000, Paul Maiste, The Johns Hopkins University

HOW TO CATCH A CRIMINAL: A COMPARISON OF STATISTICAL TESTS FOR HARDY-WEINBERG EQUILIBRIUM IN LARGE, SPARSE MULTINOMIALS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


November 2, 2000, Shiyi Chen, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mechanical Engineering

KINETIC-BASED NUMERICAL METHODS FOR PDES

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


October 26, 2000, Jiayang Sun, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Statistics

A NEW JOINT CONTROL CHART: JOINT BEHAVIOR OF AVERAGE AND MAXIMUM OF A GENERAL PROCESS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Spring 2000


April 27, 2000, Professor Cheng Cheng, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

TEST OF COMPLETE RANDOMNESS AND EXTRACTION OF CLUSTERS ON A HOMOGENEOUS SPACE

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


April 20, 2000, Professor John C. Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

BOUNDS FOR CRITICAL PROBABILITIES IN PERCOLATION MODELS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


April 13, 2000, Professor Ronald H. Randles, University of Florida - Department of Statistics

A SIMPLER MULTIVARIATE DISTRIBUTION-FREE SIGN TEST

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


April 06, 2000, Professor Olga I. Cordero-Braiia, American University - Mathematics and Statistics Department

ESTIMATION OF FAILURE TIMES INVOLVING WEIBULL DISTRIBUTIONS VIA STOCHASTIC ALGORITHMS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


March 30, 2000, Professor Thomas C. Hales, University of Michigan - Departments of Mathematics

THE PROOF OF THE KEPLER CONJECTURE

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


March 17,2000, Professor Roger J-B Wets, University of California, Davis - Department of Mathematics

STABILITY ISSUES FOR EQUILIBRIUM POINTS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


March 16, 2000, Professor Roger J-B Wets, University of California, Davis - Department of Mathematics

LIMIT THEOREMS FOR RANDOM LOWER SEMICONTINUOUS FUNCTIONS With Applications to Statistics, Stochastic Optimization, Probability, and Stochastic Homogenization

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


March 9, 2000, Professor Robert J. Vanderbei, Princeton University - Department of Operations & Financial Engineering

INTERIOR-POINT METHODS FOR SECOND-ORDER CONE PROGRAMMING AND SEMIDEFINITE PROGRAMMING

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


March 2, 2000, Professor M. Ali Khan, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics

ASSET PRICING MODELS AND THE LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS WITH A CONTINUUM OF RANDOM VARIABLES

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


February 24, 2000, Professor Daniel Ullman, George Washington University - Department of Mathematics

GIRTH AND FRACTIONAL CHROMATIC NUMBER OF PLANAR GRAPHS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


February 17, 2000, Professor David R. Brillinger, University of California at Berkeley - Department of Statistics

SOME STATISTICAL ASPECTS OF SPACE DEBRIS RISK ASSESSMENT

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


February 10, 2000, Professor Donald Geman, University of Massachusetts - Department of Mathematics and Statistics

COARSE-TO-FINE COMPUTATIONAL VISION

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


February 3, 2000, Prof essor Lancelot F. James, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

ON A BAYESIAN NONPARAMETRIC APPROACH TO THE IBRAGIMOV-HASMINSKII MODELS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )


January 27, 2000, Professor Daniel Naiman, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mathematical Sciences

ABSTRACT TUBES, INCLUSION-EXCLUSION INEQUALITIES, AND RELIABILITY BOUNDS

(read the abstract: text / postscript / pdf )

Seminars Schedule for Fall 1999


December 2,1999, Professor Hans-Georg Miiller, University of California, Davis - Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Biostatistics

CORRELATION AND REGRESSION FOR CURVE DATA


November 18,1999, Professor Carey Priebe, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

STATISTICAL PATTERN RECOGNITION FOR AN ARTIFICIAL NOSE


November 11, 1999, Professor Jonathan Eckstein, Rutgers University - Rutgers Center for Operations Research

PICO: AN ADAPTABLE TOOLBOX FOR PARALLEL BRANCH AND BOUND


October 29,1999, Professor Roger Ghanem, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Civil Engineering

MECHANICS OF UNCERTAINTY: REASONING ABOUT UNCERTAINTY IN MECHANICS


October 28, 1999, Professor Charles S. ReVelle, The Johns Hopkins University
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering

PROTECTING THE ROMAN EMPIRE (DEFENDANS IMPERIUM ROMANORUM): A CLASSICAL PROBLEM IN MILITARY STRATEGY


October 14,1999, Professor Francisco Facchinei, University of Rome, La Sapienza-Computer & Systems Science Department

A TRUNCATED NEWTON ALGORITHM FOR LARGE-SCALE BOX-CONSTRAINED OPTIMIZATION


October 7,1999, Professor Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Mathematics

PARTLY RANDOM GRAPHS AND SMALL-WORLD NETWORKS


September 30, 1999, Professor David Scott, Rice University - Department of Statistics

AFTER MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD, WHAT?


September 23, 1999, Professor James Allen Fill, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

PERFECT SAMPLING: A TALE OF TWO ALGORITHMS


September 16, 1999, Professor Colin Wu, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

SMOOTHING SPLINE ESTIMATION FOR VARYING-COEFFICIENT MODELS WITH REPEATEDLY MEASURED DEPENDENT VARIABLE

Seminars Schedule for Spring 1999


April 22, 1999, Professor Shih-Ping Han, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

ON SOME MATRIX OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS


April 15, 1999, Professor Leslie Hall and Dr. David Mazur, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mathematical Sciences

STRUCTURE OF SOME SIMPLE INTEGER POLYHEDRA, WITH APPLICATION TO FACILITY LOCATION PROBLEMS


April 14, 1999, Professor Rudolf Beran, University of California at Berkeley - Department of Statistics
SPECIAL JOINT SEMINAR: THE INAUGURAL GEOFFREY WATSON LECTURE

SMOOTHING IN THE LINEAR MODEL


April 8, 1999, Professor Jianqing Fan, University of California at Los Angeles - Department of Statistics

STATISTICAL INFERENCES FOR GENERALIZED VARYING-COEFFICIENT MODELS


April 2,1999, Professor Guenther Walther, Stanford University - Department of Statistics

ON MIXTURES AND PENALIZED MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD


April 1, 1999, Professor Cheng Cheng, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

RELATIVE MOMENTS (AND PROJECTION) METHODS


March 26,1999, Professor Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University - Department of Mathematics

SOME BASIC PRINCIPLES OF VARIATIONAL ANALYSIS


March 25, 1999, Professor John Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

A MULTI-TYPE PERCOLATION MODEL


March 11, 1999, Professor Ken Alexander, University of Southern California - Department of Mathematics
THE 1999 DUNCAN LECTURE

DROPLETS AND BUBBLES: THE MATHEMATICAL DESCRIPTION OF PHASE SEPARATION


March 4, 1999, Professor Edward Scheinerman, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

A NEW WAY TO FIND SPANNING TREES


February 25, 1999, Professor Douglas A. Zahn, Florida State University - Department of Statistics

IN STATISTICAL CONSULTING, THERE ARE NO MAIN EFFECTS, ONLY INTERACTIONS Or: Consulting with Clarity, Certainty, and Velocity


February 18, 1999, Professor Lajos Horvath, University of Utah - Department of Mathematics

APPROXIMATIONS AND THE BOOTSTRAP


February 11, 1999, Professor Lancelot F. James, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

KERNEL DENSITY ESTIMATORS BASED ON WEIGHTED SAMPLE QUANTILES


February 5,1999, Dr. Chariya Peterson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Computer Sciences Corporation

AN ADAPTIVE UNCERTAINTY HANDLER


February 4, 1999, Professor Daniel Naiman, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

ABSTRACT TUBES, INCLUSION-EXCLUSION INEQUALITIES, AND RELIABILITY BOUNDS


January 28, 1999, Professor Itobert Adler, The Technion, Israel & University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

AN INTRODUCTION TO SUPERPROCESSES

Seminars Schedule for Fall 1998


October 2,1998, Lior Pachter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Mathematics

SOME NEW RESULTS CONCERNING THE ERDOS-SZEKERES THEOREM

Seminars Schedule for Spring 1998


May 1, 1998, Michael Kirch, Humboldt University, Berlin - Department of Stochastics

THE THEORY OF OPTION PRICING


April 10, 1998, Adam Cannon, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

AN APPROXIMATE DISTANCE APPROACH TO CLASSIFICATION IN HIGH DIMENSIONS


February 10, 1998, Clyde Schoolfield, The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

RANDOM WALKS ON WREATH PRODUCTS OF GROUPS