Year 2018-19

  • Monthly Meetings for 2018–19

    • August 26, 12:45–2:30 p.m. Stright 226/228
    • September 24, 6:30–8:00 p.m. HUB Allegheny Room
    • October 31, 3:30–5:00 p.m. HUB Conemaugh Room
    • December 7, 3:30–5:00 p.m. HUB Allegheny Room
    • January 22, 7:15–8:45 p.m. HUB Conemaugh Room
    • March 6, 3:30–5:00 p.m. HUB Knowlton Room
    • April 13, 3:00–5:00 p.m. Northern 116
    • May 3, 3:30–5:00 p.m. HUB Knowlton Room

    Workshops (Open to the Public)

    Introduction to Python–I : Oct. 2, 3:30–5:00 p.m. Stright 220
    Presenter: Dr. John Chrispell

    Abstract: Abstract: basic introduction to python programming language will be conducted in a hands on manner. Topics discussed will include: basic loops, functions, classes, importing libraries from other python scripts, as well as basic IO for files. A quick overview of several code development environments will be discussed.

    Introduction to Python–II : Oct. 9, 3:30–5:00 p.m. Stright 220
    Presenter: Dr. John Chrispell

    Abstract: This workshop will extend some of the topics discussed in the introductory python workshop. Advanced features available in Jupyter notebooks will be discussed and demonstrated. Topics potentially include interactive plotting, audio processing, image manipulation and processing, interactive notebook widgets, and pulling data from websites.

    Introduction to R – Part I : Feb. 11, 3:00–4:30 p.m. Stright 220
    Presenter: Dr. Russ Stocker

    On day 1 we begin by giving an overview of R and RStudio. This includes showing where to download these software packages and how to install them. Next, we will go through several examples that demonstrate the following:

    • How to properly create data sets and read them into RStudio.
    • How to find descriptive statistics either by using or not using a grouping variable.
    • How to construct graphics such as histograms, box plots, and scatter plots.
    • How to construct confidence intervals and perform hypothesis tests for one and two population mean problems.
    • How to perform a one-way ANOVA analysis.
    • How to perform a simple linear regression analysis.

    Participants will then be given a chance to practice these skills by working through several problems.

    Introduction to R – Part II : Feb. 18, 3:00–4:30 p.m. Stright 220 
    Presenter: Dr. Russ Stocker

    On day 2 we focus on how to use the tools in the collection of packages called tidyverse to work with a modified version of a data frame called a tibble. This includes making advanced graphics using the functions in the ggplot2 package. We will also demonstrate additional statistical modeling and inference procedures that include the following:

    • How to conduct one and two sample inference procedures associated with population proportions.
    • How to analyze contingency tables.
    • How to perform a logistic regression analysis.

    Participants will then be given a chance to practice these skills by working through several problems.

    Major Events (Open to the Public)

    Alumni Day, September 12

    Theresa Scarnati, Associate Research Mathematician, Air Force Research Laboratory

    • Title: High Order Regularization Techniques for Synthetic Aperture Radar Applications
    • HUB Allegheny Room, 2:30–3:20 p.m.

    Daniel O’Hara, PhD Candidate, University of Oregon

    • Title: Research Medley: Exploring the Role of Volcanic Processes on Landscape Evolution, Colleagues: Leif Karlstrom, Joshua J. Roering, David W. Ramsey
    • Location: HUB Susquehanna Room, 2:30–3:20 p.m.

    Career Panel: 3:35–4:50 p.m.

    • Daniel O’Hara, Theresa Scarnati
    • Location: HUB Susquehanna Room

    SIAM Visiting Lecture: Dr. Helen Moore, February 7

    • Open Session for Students: 4:00–4:30 p.m. Stright 205
    • Lecture: 4:30–5:30 p.m. Stright 226/229
      “Using Mathematics to Predict Which Cancer Patients Will Respond to Immunotherapy Advanced”
    • Lecture: 6:00–7:00 p.m. Stright 226/229
      “How to Mathematically Optimize Combination Drug Regimens”