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Mathematics Colloquium: Jodi Mead (Boise State University)**Thursday, April 19 2012 at 3:30 PM**
Mathematics Colloquium, with Jodi Mead (Boise State University), titled "Inverse Problems and Uncertainty Quantification," will occur April 19 at 3:30 p.m. in TLC 032.
ABSTRACT: Combining physical or mathematical models with observational data often results in an ill-posed inverse problem. Regularization is typically used to solve ill-posed problems, and it can be viewed as adding statistical or...

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Math Colloquia: David Watkins**Thursday, February 16 2012 at 3:30 PM**
The Math Colloquia, presented by David Watkins, Washington State University, titled "Finding the roots of a polynomial: new methods for an old problem" will be presented Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in TLC 032.
ABSTRACT: The problem of finding the zeros of a polynomial is ancient, having been studied by Babylonians 4000 years ago. An equivalent but much more recent problem is that of computing the eigen...

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Mathematics Colloquium: Fernando Guevara Vasquez (University of Utah)**Thursday, May 3 2012 at 3:30 PM**
Mathematics Colloquium, featuring Fernando Guevara Vasquez (University of Utah), titled, "Active exterior cloaking for the Helmholtz equation," will occur May 3 at 3:30 p.m. in TLC 032.
ABSTRACT: We present a way of using active sources to hide objects from a known incident field. The active sources cancel out the incident field in a region while having a small far field. Since very little waves ...

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Mathematics Colloquium: Yulia Hristova (University of Minnesota)**Thursday, April 26 2012 at 3:30 PM**
Mathematics Colloquium, presented by Yulia Hristova (University of Minnesota) tittled "New problems in emission tomography," will occur April 26 at 3:30 p.m. in TLC 032.
ABSTRACT: Computerized tomography (CT) is the name of a class of non-invasive imaging techniques in which the interior structure of an object is computed from external measurements. In order to recover an image of the interior on...

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Mathematics Colloquium: Bahman Shafii (University of Idaho)**Thursday, April 12 2012 at 3:30 PM**
Mathematics Colloquium, with Bahman Shafii (University of Idaho), titled "Using Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Analysis to Develop Non-parametric Probability Distributions for the Mean and Variance," will occur April 12 at 3:30 p.m. in TLC 032.
ABSTRACT: Estimation of moments such as the mean and variance of populations is generally carried out through sample estimates. Given normality of the paren...

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Mathematics Colloquium: Paul Hohenlohe**Thursday, April 5 2012 at 3:30 PM**
Mathematics Colloquium, presented by Paul Hohenlohe, University of Idaho, titled "The Dimensionality of Evolution" will occur April 5 at 3:30 p.m.in TLC 032.
ABSTRACT: The dynamic behavior of evolving biological systems involves a vast number of factors, including environmental variables, complex interactions among species and numerous organismal traits such as morphology, physiology and behavior...

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