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Mon Oct 23, 2017

ACMS Colloquium: Songting Luo, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
127 Hayes-Healy Center

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Songting Luo, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, will give a colloquium titled, "A multi-scale model for optical responses of nano-structures" at 4:15 PM in 127 Hayes-Healy Center.

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Insurance Company Opportunities

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
118 DeBartolo

October 23, 2017
5:30 pm
118 DeBartolo

Tina Kennedy
Vice President & Appointed Actuary, Enterprise Risk Management Corporate Division
Pacific Life Insuance Company

Ms. Kennedy has 32 years of actuarial experience in the insuance industry including over 25 years with Pacific Life. Her experience includes roles in planning and financial reporting, product management, valuation, asset adequacy analysis, division risk management, and enterprise risk management.…

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Tue Oct 24, 2017

ACMS Statistics Seminar: Marc Muller

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
154 Hurley Hall

Marc Muller
University of Notre Dame

3:45 PM
154 Hurley Hall

On Water, Information and Conflicts

With rapid progress in satellite imagery, increasingly connected electronic devices on the ground, and the analytical capability to leverage both information sources, we are on the brink of a data revolution in water resources. These new data sources allow us to see between traditional gauges in regions where in situ information is challenging to collect. We can also now see beyond the gauges to monitor water resources in physically inaccessible regions. First, I will discuss the challenge of mapping micro-hydropower potential for rural electrification. Focusing on Nepal, we developed a parsimonious stochastic process-based model to predict streamflow frequency in highly seasonal and sparsely gauged regions. We integrated the prediction model in a webGIS tool that leverages satellite data and the increasing penetration of mobile phone technology to collect and disseminate local infrastructure design information in remote communities. Second, I will discuss the potential for remote sensing to inform the management of coupled human-water systems in regions that are inaccessible due to war or political reclusiveness. I will present recent applications to war-torn Syria and to a highly strategic transboundary aquifer in the Arabian Peninsula.…

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Thu Oct 26, 2017

ACMS Applied Math Seminar: David Medvigy

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
154 Hurley Hall

David Medvigy
 University of Notre Dame
 

3:30 PM
154 Hurley Hall

Cheating Death and Acquiring Wealth: Arboreal Formulae for Success

Successful trees (1) cheat death by surviving adverse environmental conditions, and (2) acquire wealth through high rates of photosynthesis. Severe droughts are examples of adverse environmental conditions that put trees in danger of dying. However, the mechanisms of drought-induced tree mortality are poorly understood. It is therefore challenging to predict how trees will, in the future, respond to what are likely to be hotter drought conditions. This talk will present an application of optimal control theory to the problem of tree mortality. The theory is used to derive optimal tree drought-response strategies. The resulting model is able to explain recently- observed patterns, such as disproportionate tendency for large trees to die following drought. This talk will also explore arboreal wealth-acquisition strategies. These strategies hinge on the presence of leaves. Surprisingly, in tropical forests, the amount of time that leaves remain attached to a tree varies 20-fold across species. An optimality theory is derived and used to explain these variations in leaf longevity.…

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Fri Oct 27, 2017

ACMS Colloquium: Gianluca Geraci, Department of Optimization & Uncertainty Quantification, Sandia National Laboratories

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
127 Hayes-Healy Center

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Gianluca Geraci, Department of Optimization & Uncertainty Quantification, Sandia National Laboratories, will give a colloquium titled, "Multilevel/Multifidelity sampling based UQ strategies: An overview" at 4:15 PM in 127 Hayes-Healy Center.

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Tue Oct 31, 2017

ACMS Statistics Seminar: Qifan Song

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
154 Hurley Hall

Qifan Song
Purdue University

3:30 PM
154 Hurley Hall

Bayesian Sharp Minimaxity via FDR Penalization


 

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Fri Nov 10, 2017

ACMS Colloquium: Xiulan Lai, MBI, Ohio State University & Renmin University of China

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
127 Hayes-Healy Center

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Xiulan Lai, MBI, Ohio State University & Renmin University of China, will give a colloquium titled, "Mathematical modeling about the synergy and antagonism of combination drugs with immune checkpoint inhibitors and anti-tumor drugs" at 4:15 PM in 127 Hayes-Healy Center.…

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