# Departmental Colloquium Seminars

## Series 2016

** Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:10am, Location: ENG-210**

Dr. Anna T. Lawniczak,

Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph

Cognitive Agents Learning to Cross a CA Based Highway

**Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:10pm, Location: ENG-210**

Speaker: Dr. Traian Pirvu, McMaster University

Multi-Stock Portfolio Optimization under Prospect Theory

**Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 12:10pm, Location: ENG-210**

Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Rossman, University of Toronto

The computational complexity of subgraph isomorphism

** Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 12:10pm, Location: ENG-210**

Dr. Sébastien Benzekry, Institut de Mathématiques, University of Bordeaux

Title:
Mathematical modeling of metastasis: Predicting the invisible.

**Monday, April 11, 2016 at 12:10pm, Location: ENG-210**

Speaker: Dr. Jason Brown, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,

Dalhousie University

Title: Colourings, Polynomials and Roots

**Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 12:10pm, Location: ENG-210**

Speaker: Dr. Peter Carr, New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Title: Vol, Skew, and Smile Trading

**Departmental Colloquium**

**Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 12:10pm, Location: ENG-210**

Speaker: Dr. Troy Day, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and

Department of Biology, Queen's University

Title: Modeling the evolutionary biology of drug resistance

## Series 2015

** Thursday, March 17, at 12:10pm, Location: ENG-210 **

Speaker: Dr. Troy Day, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University

Title: Modeling the evolutionary biology of drug resistance

** Friday, December 4, at 12:10pm, Location: ENG-210 **

Title: Automorphisms of Steiner triple systems

** Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 1:10pm, Location: ENG-210 **

Speaker: Dr. David Saunders,
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, University of Waterloo

Title: An Optimal Stopping Problem Arising in Hedge Fund Investing

**Monday, March 2, 2015, 1:10pm, ENG-210 **

Speaker: Raymond Spiteri, Department of Computer Science,
University of Saskatchewan

Secrets of Success for Numerical Methods in Heart Simulation

**Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:30pm, ENG-210 **

Speaker: Michael Krivelevich, School of Mathematical Sciences,

Tel Aviv University

Intelligence vs Randomness: the power of choices

**Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:10pm, ENG-210 **

Speaker: Alexey Kuznetsov, York University

From Levy processes to Number
Theory and beyond

** Thursday, November 5, 1:10pm Location: ENG-210 **

Speaker: Dr. Xingfu Zou, Department of Applied Mathematics

Western University

Title:
Modelling the Role of Altruism of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

## Series 2014

**Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:10 pm, ENG 210**

Neal Madras, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, York University

Random Pattern-Avoiding Permutations

**Thursday, November 27, 2014, 12:10 pm, ENG 210**

Huaiping Zhu, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, York University

Forecasting mosquito abundance and public health risk of West Nile

**April 3, 2014, 12:10pm, ENG 210**

Dr. Rogemar Mamon

Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences,
Western University

HMM filtering, multivariate Ornstein-Uhlenbeck model and market
liquidity

**March 27, 2014, 12:10pm, ENG 210**

Dr. Alan Frieze

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University

Random structures and algorithms

**February 6, 2014, 12:10pm, ENG 210**

Dr. Matt Davison

Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences,
Western University

Using Financial Mathematics to understand the Economics of Green Energy

## Series 2013

**November 18, 2013, 11:10am, ENG 210**

Dr. Douglas Stinson

Department of Computer Science,
University of Waterloo

New results and generalizations of the "Russian cards problem"

**Thursday, March 14, 10:10am, 2013, ENG-LG-02.**

Jason Brown

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,Dalhousie University

A hard day's math: the connections between mathematics and music

**Thursday, February 28, 12:10, 2013, ENG 210.**

Gail Wolkowicz

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University

Chaotic dynamics in predator-prey models with time delay

**Thursday, January 24, 1:10, 2013, ENG 210.**

Catherine Sulem

Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

The dynamics of ocean waves

**Thursday, October 24 , 2013, 12:10pm, ENG 210**

Dr. Brian Ingalls

Departments of Applied Mathematics, Biology and Chemical Engineering,
University of Waterloo

Model-based Design in Synthetic Biology

**Monday, October 7 , 2013, 11:10am, ENG 210**

Dr. Ratnasingham Shivaji,

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Uniqueness of Nonnegative Radial Solutions for

Semipositone Problems on Exterior Domains

**Thursday, April 11, 1:10pm, 2013, ENG-210.**

Sebastian Jaimungal

Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto

Stochastic control in algorithmic and high frequency trading

## Series 2012

**Thursday, November 29, 1:10, 2012, ENG 210.**

Robert Jerrard

Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

Weak Solutions of an Equation Describing Vortex Filaments

**Thursday, November 15, 12:10, 2012, ENG 210.**

Tom Hurd

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
McMaster University

Cascade Models for Random Financial Networks

**Thursday, October 25, 12:10, 2012, ENG 210.**

Penny Haxell

Combinatorics and Optimization Department, University of Waterloo

Packing and covering in uniform hypergraphs

**Thursday, March 29, 12:10, 2012, ENG 210.**

Matheus Grasselli

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University

An agent-based computational model for bank formation and interbank networks

**Thursday, February 2, 12:10, 2012, ENG 210.**

Derek
Corneil

Department of Computer Science, University of
Toronto

The power of
graph searching

**Thursday, January 19, 13:10, 2012, ENG 210.**

Sue Ann Campbell

Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo

Phase Models and Oscillators with Time Delayed Coupling

**Thursday, February 2, 12:10, 2012, ENG 210.**

Derek
Corneil

Department of Computer Science, University of
Toronto

The power of
graph searching

## Series 2011

**Thursday, November 24, 2011, 12:10, ENG 210.**

Siv
Sivaloganathan

Department of Applied Mathematics, University
of Waterloo

Integrative
Mathematical Medicine

**Thursday, November 17, 12:10, 2011, ENG 210.**

Tom Salisbury

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University

Insurance and Modern Finance

**Thursday, October 27, 2011, 12:10, ENG 210.**

Jonathan
Jedwab

Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser
University

Emerging methods
in the analysis ofaperiodic autocorrelations

**Thursday, March 17, 2011, 12:10, ENG 210.**

Hermann Eberl

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph

Numerical solution of doubly degenerate diffusion-reaction equations that model bacterial biofilms

**Thursday, March 3, 2011, 12:10 pm, ENG 210.**

Igor Jurisica

Ontario Cancer Institute, IBM
Life Sciences Discovery Centre

Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Tools and Resources for the Systematic Identification and Characterization of
Prognostic Signatures

**Thursday, February 3, 2011, 12:10 pm, ENG210.**

Nick Wormald

Department of Combinatorics and Optimization,
University of Waterloo

Methods and results for random regular graphs

**Thursday, November 18, 2010, 13:10, ENG210**

Jianhong Wu

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University

Nonlinear Spatial Dynamics of Migrant Birds and Avian Influenza

**Thursday, October 28, 2010, 12:10, ENG210**

Luis Seco

Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

Correlations in Finance: the Importance of Being Stochastic

**Thursday, April 1, 2010,12:10, ENG210**

Ken Jackson

Computer Science Department, University of Toronto

Numerical Methods for the Valuation of Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs)

**Thursday, March 25, 2010,12:10, ENG210.**

Eric Harley

Department of Computer Science, Ryerson University

The Expected Number of Maximal Cliques in a Random Graph

**Thursday, January 28, 2010, 12:10, ENG210.**

Wayne Enright

Computer Science Department, University of Toronto

Accurate and Reliable Software for Investigating Mathematical Models described by Systems of ODEs