Upcoming seminars
Upcoming Seminars  Wed 04/16/2014 (today) 1:00pm  Honors Thesis: Applied Mathematics Image Recognition of Coronary Stents for Automatic Construction of Patient Specific Models Shannon Buckley, Emory University Venue: Mathematics and Science Center, Room E408 Hide abstract Professor Veneziani and his team of graduate students have been working on the problem of modeling the effects that cardiovascular disease and the medical procedures employed to cure it have on the fluid dynamic process of the cardiovascular system. One of the newer solutions to this pressing disease is to insert a medical structure, called a stent, into the artery where a blockage is occurring. The modeling of this procedure requires the creation of a 3D model of the stent, which is then used in the algorithms. For real patients this data has previously been collected by manually recording the locations of the stent structures found in arthroscopic images of the patient’s arteries. To speed up this data collection process and provide more accurate data, we have created a MATLAB algorithm that uses image recognition software to automatically identify stent structures in the arthroscopic images and record their positions in the artery.  Mon 04/21/2014 (in 5 days) 4:00pm  Seminar: Combinatorics What is Ramseyequivalent to a clique? Andrey Grinshpun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Tue 04/22/2014 (in 6 days) 5:00pm  Seminar: Algebra Rational connectivity and analytic contractibility Tyler Foster, University of Michigan  Thu 04/24/2014 (in 8 days) 4:00pm  Seminar Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: A Look At Some Improbabilities Dr. Rick Durrett, Duke University Venue: MSC E208 Hide abstract Probability is full of surprises and paradoxes, most of which result from doing the calculation incorrectly. We will illustrate this using some familiar old stories and new ones: the Monty Hall problem, cognitive dissonance in Monkeys, the birthday problem, lottery coincidences, the sad story of Sally Clark, the 2012 election, and Warren Buffet’s bracket challenge.  Tue 04/29/2014 (in 13 days) 4:00pm  Seminar: Algebra Transversality defect of two lagrangians and ternary index. Application: Formulas of (non) additivity of signatures and of linking forms Jean Barge, Ecole polytechnique  Fri 05/02/2014 (in 16 days) 3:00pm  Seminar: Algebra On Stabilization of Classical Groups Rabeya Basu, IISER, Pune  Tue 05/06/2014 (in 20 days) 4:00pm  Seminar: Algebra Log canonical and Fpure thresholds and ordinary reduction Lance Edward Miller, University of Arkansas  Wed 08/27/2014 (in 133 days) 4:00pm  Seminar: Algebra Title to be announced Frank Thorne, University of South Carolina 
