Colloquia

The Applied Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium takes place at 3 p.m. on Fridays in Chauvenet 143. Come get a seat and refreshments 15 minutes prior to the talk.

View colloquium videos on YouTube.

Spring 2018

January 11Wen Zhou
Colorado State University
January 25Steve Sain
Jupiter Intelligence
February 8Mandy Hering
Baylor University
February 22Bailey K. Fosdick
Colorado State University
March 8Radu Cascaval
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
March 22Daniel Nordman
Iowa State University
April 5Hua Wang
Colorado School of Mines
April 19Vanja Dukic
University of Colorado - Boulder
May 3Abtin Rahimian
University of Colorado - Boulder
Fall 2018
August 31Michael Wakin
Colorado School of Mines
September 14Michael Scheuerer
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
September 28Kathryn Colborn
CU Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
October 12Philippe Naveau
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, IPSL-CNRS, France
October 26Carrie Manore
Los Alamos National Laboratory
November 2Jon Trevelyan
Durham University, UK
November 9Sarah Olson
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
November 30Elwin van't Wout
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
December 7Bruce Bugbee
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Spring 2018
March 2Grant Brown
University of Iowa Biostatistics
Video
March 9Victoria Booth
University of Michigan Mathematics
Video
March 23Daniel Appelö
University of Colorado Applied Math
Video
April 6Grad Student Showcase
Video
April 20Jem Corcoran
University of Colorado Applied Math
Video
May 4Ian Sloan
University of New South Wales Mathematics
Video
Fall 2017
August 25Zachary Kilpatrick
University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Applied Mathematics
Evidence accumulation in changing environments: Neurons, organisms, and groups
September 8Lincoln Carr
Colorado School of Mines, Department of Physics
Video
September 22Joe Guinness
North Carolina State University, Department of Statistics
Video
October 13Eliot Fried
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit
October 20Arthur Sherman
National Institutes of Health
Video
November 3Adrianna Gillman
Rice University, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Video
November 17Laura Miller
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Departments of Mathematics and Biology
Video
December 1AMS Graduate Student Showcase
Video
Spring 2017
January 13Roger Ghanem
University of Southern California, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Uncertainty quantification at the interface of computing and everything else
Special joint colloquium with Department of Mechanical Engineering
Video
January 27Wolfgang Bangerth
Colorado State University, Department of Mathematics
Simulating complex flows in the Earth mantle
Video
February 10Chris Mast
Mercer, Actuary and Employee Benefits Consultant
Actuarial problems in employer-sponsored healthcare
Video
February 24Natasha Flyer
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational Math Group
Bengt Fornberg
University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Applied Mathematics
Radial basis functions: Freedom from meshes in scientific computing
Video
March 10Michael Sprague
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Computational Science Center
A computational model for a dilute biomass suspension undergoing mixing and settling
Video
March 24Randall J. LeVeque
University of Washington, Department of Applied Mathematics
Generating random earthquakes for probabilistic hazard assessment
Special joint colloquium with US Geological Survey
Video
April 7Fred J. Hickernell
Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Applied Mathematics
Think like an applied mathematician and a statistician
Video
April 14Ian Sloan
University of New South Wales, School of Mathematics
How high is high dimensional?
Video
April 21Mark Embree
Virginia Tech, Department of Mathematics
Using interpolatory approximations to learn from an instrumented building
Video
April 28James A. Warren
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Measurement Laboratory
The Materials Genome Initiative: NIST, data, and open science
Video
Special joint colloquium with Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
May 5Jessica F. Ellis
Colorado State University, Department of Mathematics
The features of college calculus programs: An overview of the MAA two calculus projects' main findings
Video
Fall 2016
September 2Stephen Becker
University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Applied Mathematics
Subsampling large datasets via random mixing
Video
September 16Art Owen
Stanford University, Department of Statistics
Permutation p-value approximation via generalized Stolarsky invariance
Video
September 30Stefan Wild
Argonne National Laboratory, Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Beyond the black box in derivative-free and simulation-based optimization
Video
October 14Erica Graham
Bryn Mawr College, Department of Mathematics
Modeling physiological and pathological mechanisms in ovulation
Video
October 28Jim Koehler
Google Boulder, Principal Statistician
Statistical methods supporting Google's ad business
November 11Dennis Cook
University of Minnesota, School of Statistics
An Introduction to envelopes: Methods for improving efficiency in multivariate statistics
Video
December 2Howard Elman
University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science
Efficient computational methods for parameterized partial differential equations
Video