November 29, 2018

Heather Kitada

Statistics Alumni Professor Speaker
November 15, 2018

Jack Lee

Math Presentation
blackboard madness
October 25, 2018

MathSci Student Research and Grad Schools

Students to discuss Summer Research opportunities and Graduate Schools
Some of the student presenters
October 4, 2018

Math Student Research Talks

Students will present their research
Natural Language Processing
September 24, 2018

Natural Language Processing

Katie Keith’15, a Ph.D. Student in Computer Science will present.
Find X
September 20, 2018

Student Summer Research Reports

Three Math Sciences Students will present the research they worked on last summer.
April 26, 2018

Student Thesis Presentations

Two students will present their Senior Thesis
April 19, 2018

The Construction of an Optical Motion Capture System

Shelby Ziccardi ’18 CSMT Major will be presenting her Honors Thesis
April 12, 2018

What is Biostatistics?

Biostatisticians from OHSU-PSU School of Public Health explain this field and the graduate program at OHSU.
April 5, 2018

Modeling Math with Calcflow

Calcflow, a virtual reality program for modeling vector calculus concepts in 3D.
March 8, 2018

General relativity: The beautiful beast

Dr. Florian Beyer from the University of Otago in New Zealand will be presenting.
March 1, 2018

Mathematics and Social Justice

Karen Saxe will speak on Mathematics and Social Justice.
February 1, 2018

Student Research Talks

Two students will present their research
December 7, 2017

Factoring Polynomials: You Mean There’s More Than The Quadratic Formula?

Dr. Richard Moy from Willamette University will talk about polynomials.
November 16, 2017

Careers in grades 7 - 12 Math Teaching

Liza Finkel and Lisa Lavelle will talk about careers in teaching math at the secondary level.
November 14, 2017

Graduate School in Computer Science

Professor Li from the Univ of Oregon will discuss cyber security and graduate school.
November 2, 2017

The Ehrenfest Urn Model

Students William DeLee and Lars Mayrand will present their research.
October 26, 2017

Pumpkin Carving Contest/Meet your Majors

 Pumpkin Carving Contest and Meet Your Majors

October 19, 2017

Linear Chord Diagrams with Long Chords

Visiting Professor Everett Sullivan will present.
October 5, 2017

Internships, Study Abroad & Other Opportunities

Opportunities for Mathematical Sciences students
September 28, 2017

Student Research Projects

Three senior Mathematics Majors  present their summer research.
September 14, 2017

Math Professor: How did I get here?

Professor Iva Stavrov presents her journey as a mathematician and professor.
April 20, 2017

Senior Presentations

Two senior presentations: a Honors Thesis and an independent study project.
April 13, 2017

How I became a math professor

Professor Naiomi Cameron talk about her journey to becoming a professor.
March 23, 2017

Managing Cloud Operations

CSMT alum Alicia Kirkland ’16 will present, Managing Cloud Operations
February 23, 2017

Mathematical signal processing

Professor Rayan Saab from UCSD will speak on Mathematical signal processing:an introductory sampling of problems
February 9, 2017

Paul T Allen Speaks

Paul T Allen’s path to geometric analysis and partial differential equations
February 2, 2017

Social Justice in Mathematics Departments

Michael Daellenbach ’17 will reflect on the social justice-oriented talks that he attended at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.
December 1, 2016

Student Talks

Students will present a computer science honors thesis and a mathematics independent project.
November 15, 2016

Two Mathematics Student Talks

Michael will present his Honor’s Thesis and Jennifer will present her independent research, both in Mathematics.
November 10, 2016

Galton-Watson branching processes and related discrete distributions

Assistant Professor Violetta E. Piperigou from Greece is presenting. 
MSU photo by Kelly Gorham
October 20, 2016

Graduate Programs and Research Opportunities in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University

Dr. Lisa G. Davis will speak about Montana State University.
October 11, 2016

Robotics to Reach Out and Change the World

Robotics is poised to be a groundbreaking technology that impacts our everyday lives. Join Chad Jenkins as he presents his work in bringing robots out of research laboratories and into the real world.
September 29, 2016

Improving health technology adoption using advanced methods in computer-based system modeling

Noshad Rahimi will speak on healthcare technology innovations.
September 15, 2016

The Node Firing Game and the Grassmannian

Professor Sweta Suryanarayan will give a math talk on this topic.
September 8, 2016

Math Club - Planning Meeting

Math Club - Planning Meeting
April 28, 2016

Calculating Hitting Times of the Three Urn Ehrenfest Model

Senior Thesis presentation by Isaac Goldstein
A talk about probability  “Calculating Hitting Times of the Three Urn Ehrenfest Model”
Image created by stacking DICOM MRI images.       NYTCREDIT: Zach Wise for The New York Times
April 20, 2016

Student Research Talks

Alicia Kirkland & Greg Aaronson will present their research.

1)Processing with HCP and LONI Pipeline, by Alicia Kirkland
2) A generalized algorithm for speedrunning by Greg Aaronson

April 14, 2016

Interning at Intel and Diversity at LC

Computer Science major, Srey Seng ’16 talks about her experience interning at Intel. Also, diversity discussion led by Eli and Liz.
April 7, 2016

CANCELED: Event Postponed until Fall - The Ghost in the Machine: Or How Mathematics Played a Role in the 2008 Financial Collapse

POSTPONED - RHMS Professor Mitch Reyes will present this colloquium in the Fall
March 31, 2016

Diversify the faculty?

Students - come join the Math Sciences Faculty for a discussion on diversification of the faculty.
March 17, 2016

Revisiting Turing’s Computable Numbers, in Python

Dr. Adam A. Smith will repeat Turing’s proofs, though using Python to make them more approachable to a modern audience.
March 10, 2016

Galileo Galilei: Mathematician, Musician, Artist, Mystic

Dr. David Galaty will discuss Galileo as a Mathematician, Musician, Artist and Mystic
The Imitation Game
March 3, 2016

Cracking Codes: The Enigma Machine and Today

Professor Michael O’Sullivan will speak on the Enigma Machine built by the Germans in WW II and the real story behind British Alan Turning’s cracking the code.
February 18, 2016

Atypical Language in Autism: Can we measure it?

Professor Jan van Santen will address the measurement of the atypical lanuage in autism
February 11, 2016

Grace Hopper Conference

Eileen Muller ’17 and Maia Samerjan ’17 will share their experiences at the Grace Hopper Women in Computer Science conference and how to apply for a SAAB grant.
February 4, 2016

Ancient Approximations of Pi

Eli Barnes ’18 will talk about the ancient approximations of Pi.
October 14, 2015

How many different ways can you prove that there are infinitely many primes?

Christian Millichap from Linfield College will present.
September 23, 2015

Statistics Talk

Estimate Corrections That Account for Changing Survey Modes in a Series of Complex Cross-Sectional Mixed Mode Studies by Heater Kitada
April 29, 2015

Mathematics Senior Thesis Presentations

Math Thesis presentations: Things Fall Apart: The Spontaneous Blowup of Water, Mean Curvature Flow of Tori of Revolution and An Introduction to Alexandrov Spaces
April 22, 2015

Two Math Senior Thesis

Two Senior Mathematics Thesis presentations by
Ali Brauer
Katie Keith
Jon Poley '15 and Ella Coben '15
April 15, 2015

Numerical Estimation Development in Children

Ella Coben ’15 and Jon Poley ’15 will give a brief review of developmental research on numerical estimation in children, as well as present the findings of a current study.
April 1, 2015

Robotics and Geometry

Dr. Ross Hatton, director of the Laboratory for Robotics and Applied Mechanics at OSU, speak on Robotics and applied mathematics.
March 11, 2015

Engineering, Culture, and Jobs at Google

Alexandre Zani ’07, will talk about working as an engineer at Google.

February 18, 2015

Dr. Jeff Ovall speaks on numerical analysis and PDEs

Dr. Jeff Ovall, Maseeh Associate Professor of Mathematics at PSU, will discuss his work in numerically estimating solutions to PDEs. 
January 21, 2015

Summer Internships in CS, Math and Statistics

We will discuss how to get paid to do CS, Math and Statistics this summer.  We will also discuss the application process.  CLICK TITLE TO ACCESS SLIDES FROM TALK
December 3, 2014

Catching a falling patient with robotics

Ido Shonshoni ’15, gives a talk about computer science thesis
November 21, 2014

Math Careers in Health Care

Kristin Harding, from Providence Health, will speak about careers in statistics in health services.
November 19, 2014

Two Math Thesis Talks

Colin Gavin and Sam Stewart will each give a talk about their mathematics thesis.
November 12, 2014

Diophantine equations and ideal class groups

Dr. Derek Garton, from Portland State University, will give the weekly colloquium talk about number theory
October 8, 2014

Wolfram Mathematica 10

The software, Mathematica, is used by many on campus. The new upgrade to Mathematica 10, will be explained by our rep from Wolfram, Paul Fish.
October 1, 2014

Math Matters - and Math Teachers make all the difference

Kasi Allen from our Graduate School will talk about becoming a high school mathematics teacher.
September 10, 2014

Future behavior of some geometric evolution equations in math and General Relativity

Adam Layne ’10, an LC alum of this department, will give the first colloquium talk this year.
April 30, 2014

2 Math Talks: Knots and Solar Irradiance

Knots and their applications
Speaker:  Eve Ben Ezra

Mathematical Modeling of Solar Irradiance

Speaker: Izzy Brown
April 23, 2014

Presentation of Honors Thesis in Knot Theory

Knot Invariants: The Jones Polynomial and its Generalizations

 By Cyndel Binkley ’14

April 16, 2014

Time Management in Computer Go

Honors Thesis presentation by Sam Kelly ’14, CSMT major
April 9, 2014

The SQRC is hiring!

 Information Session
March 19, 2014

Math, Stats and CS in Public Health and Medical Research

Speaker:  Jessica Minnier ’07, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, OHSU
March 5, 2014

Math Colloquium

Designer Board Games for the Interested Mathematician
Speaker:  Josh Laison, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Willamette University
February 21, 2014

Math Colloquium

Audio and Architecture: Unfolding Sound with SpaceMap, A Layout-Agnostic Multi-Channel Sound Diffusion Algorithm
Speaker:  Steve Ellison, Applications Director, Digital Products for Meyer Sound Labs of Berkeley

February 19, 2014

Math Colloquium

How Chemists Use Group Theory
Speaker:  Anne Bentley, Associate Professor of Chemistry at LC
February 12, 2014

Math Colloquium

What can you do with your CS degree?
Speakers:  Hanako Imber (CSMT ‘10), Kevin Imber (CSMT ‘09) LC CS grads

Please come to this alumni panel to learn about careers in computer science.
December 11, 2013

Summer Internships for Math and CS

Summer opportunities presented for Math and CS students.
December 4, 2013

Explanation versus Prediction in Sports

Matthias Kullowatz ‘09, will speak on statistics in Baseball and Soccer
November 20, 2013

The Brouwer fixed point theorem

Angélica Osorno from Reed College will give a talk on the Brouwer fixed point theorem.
November 13, 2013

Is Graduate School in your future?

Heather Kitada ‘12, a graduate student at Oregon State University, will speak about taking the GRE, applying to graduate schools, funding, and what graduate school is like.

Professor Lisa Madsen, the Director of Graduate Studies for the OSU Statistics Department, will be speaking specifically about the program at Oregon State University.
November 6, 2013

Spherical Geometry, Archimedean Solids, and Non-Standard Dice

Dylan Helliwell of Seattle University will be speaking on Spherical Geometry, Archimedean Solids, and Non-Standard Dice
November 1, 2013

Practical Error Correction for Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks: Unlocking the Full Power of the CRC

Travis Mandel will present his research about Practical Error Correction for Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks: Unlocking the Full Power of the CRC
October 30, 2013

CS Study Abroad in Budapest

This talk will introduce a great new study abroad program, Aquincum Institute of Technology BUDAPEST, for students interested in computing, design, computational biology, and IT entrepreneurship.
October 1, 2013

From Newton to Einstein: A guided tour through space and time

Carla Cederbaum, from Tübingen University, will speak about Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, and their theories of the universe.
September 25, 2013

Visual Gems of Number Theory

Roger Nelsen, professor emeritus of mathematics, will show us the visual gems of number theory.
September 11, 2013

Math Colloquium - Social and Talk

At 3:30 – learn about department events, have snacks and socialize
At 4:00 – Talk by summer researchers - Colin Gavin and Sam Stewart

Orbigraphs: defining a graph theoretic analog to Riemannian orbifolds
May 1, 2013

Involutions of pattern avoidance permutations

Asraa Jaber ‘14, will be presenting a mathematics talk on pattern avoidance.
April 24, 2013

Honors Thesis Presentation

“A logical treatment of special relativity, with and without faster-than-light observers” by Benjamin Hoffman ‘13
April 17, 2013

Computer Science Careers Talk

David Swanson, Director of Engineering, from New Relic, Inc. will give you a tour of the cool technology, engineering processes, and team dynamics that New Relic is building to enable our continued success.
April 10, 2013

Computer Careers at PERS

George Schellenberg from the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System will speak about careers in computers or business at PERS.
April 3, 2013

Exploring Orbifold Graphs

Kathleen Daly 13’ will present the results of her year-long mathematics
honors thesis project.  She has been looking into defining a new graph theory
object, called an orbigraph, that parallels an existing object in
differential geometry.
February 27, 2013

Squeak Squeaker Squeakem Squeak, or, The Mathematics of Deciphering the Mouse-ese Language.

Dr. Adam A. Smith will present his work using mathematical and computational methods to decipher mouse sounds.
February 6, 2013

Hannah Callender presents: Assessment tools for objective measurement of physical activity

Participation in physical activity (PA) on a regular basis is important for maintaining health, yet many people in the United States do not meet the levels recommended by scientific and health organizations (CDC). Current research on behavioral patterns and interventions designed to increase PA primarily are aimed at younger children (6-18yrs) or adults (Nelson et al. 2007) with the college population often ignored. PA behavior during the late adolescence/early college period in life is of particular importance as behaviors adopted during this time frame may carry over into adulthood. Previous research indicates that between 40-50% of college students are physically inactive, 25% are classified as obese (Huang et al. 2010), and 33-50% experience psychological problems that affect their functioning (Hunt & Eisenberg, 2010), thus putting their overall health at risk (Buckworth, 2004; Keating, 2005; Ferrara, 2009). Given the fact that PA plays an important role in maintaining a healthy weight and improving mental health, it is important to describe PA behavior in this population and design interventions to increase PA that are tailored to this population’s specific goals and motivations.  One issue in measuring PA lies in the ability to obtain objective measurements of activity and then to appropriately report the results from those measurements.  In this talk I will discuss strategies for objective measurement of physical activity, including results from this summer’s REU at the University of Portland.
November 14, 2012

Summer research reports: Brain image analysis; Computer Go

We have two summer research reports:  Jeff Rhoades will discuss the quantitative aspects of his summer work trying to understand Alzheimer’s disease.  Jet’aime Mullins, Sam Stewart, and Nick Sylvester will present their smart programs to play the game Go. 
November 7, 2012

Distances in Partial Orders for Knowledge Discovery

Dr. Emilie Hogan of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present on her work in computational mathematics. 
October 31, 2012

Annual Mathematical Science Department Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Win fame, riches and glory for carving the best pumpkin.  We will meet in the Mathematical Sciences Department Lounge.  BYOP (bring your own pumpkin)
October 24, 2012

PME Induction Celebration

We will induct new members of the mathematical honors society Pi Mu Epsilon today.  The induction will be followed by a presentation by Liz Stanhope about her research in geometry.
October 17, 2012

Double Feature: Summer research report by Jenny Louthan & Discussion of graduate school in the Mathematical Sciences

Jenny Louthan will discuss her research this summer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Following her report we will discuss graduate study of interest to Mathematical Sciences students, as well as the application process.
October 3, 2012

Graph spectra and the symmetry of k-regular trees

Liz Stanhope will discuss a problem in spectral graph theory motivated by her work in spectral geometry.  The problem involves a nice blend of combinatorics, linear algebra and group theory.
September 26, 2012

Summer research report: T-segment Graphs by Kathleen Daly

Kathleen Daly will report on research done this past summer with the Willamette Valley Research Experience for Undergraduates and Teachers.  (WiVaM REU-RET)
September 12, 2012

Math Club Meet and Greet

Come learn about LC’s Math Club and hear about the events planned for this upcoming year. Afterwards, take some time to chat with math department faculty and fellow CS/math students.  
April 24, 2012

Thesis Presentations

Jeff Cruttenden, Black-Scholes Implied Volatility: The Implied Smile and Local Volatility Model
Heather Kitada, Catalan Interpretations of Commutative Ideals, Partially Ordered Sets and Path Statistics
Grace Zalenski, Mathematical exploration of fluid flow through sea ice

April 17, 2012

Thesis Presentations

Honors Thesis:
Alison Fankhauser ‘12,  “Numerical Evolution of Reaction-Diffusion Equations Arising in the Oscillating, Chemical Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
Ana Rodenberg‘12, “Numerical Analysis of a Quasilinear Wave Equation Arising from Relativity”