Department of Applied MathematicsWestern Science

Past Events

2014

  • ApMaths colloquium: Monday, April 21, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Can Mathematical Models Predict the outcomes of prostate cancer patients undergoing intermittent androgen suppression therapy?
    Prof. Yang Kuang, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Arizona State University

  • ApMaths colloquium: Wednesday, April 2, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Abstract: TBA
    Prof. Liana Zanette, Department of Biology, Western University
  • ApMaths colloquium: Wednesday, March 26, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Abstract: TBA
    Dr. Mark Giesbrecht, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

  • ApMaths colloquium: Wednesday, March 5, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Best Practices for Scientific Computing
    Dr. Dhavide Aruliah, Departament of Computer Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • ApMaths colloquium: Thursday, February 20, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, ** CANCELLED **
    An immersed boundary method for mass transfer across permeable moving interfaces
    Professor Huaxiong Huang, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University

  • ApMaths colloquium: Wednesday, February 5, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Title: The Evolution of Cooperation with Biological Markets
    Dr. Pat Barclay, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph

    Abstract: Cooperation between unrelated individuals remains a puzzle in evolutionary biology. Recent mathematical and experimental work indicates that partner choice can select for high levels of helping. More generally, helping can be seen as but one strategy used to compete for partners within a broader biological market, yet giving within such markets has received little mathematical investigation. I will present game theoretical models whereby individuals help others to attract attention from them and thus receive a larger share of any help actively or passively provided by those others. The evolutionarily stable level of helping increases with the size of the biological market and the degree of partner choice. Furthermore, if individuals passively produce some no-cost help to partners, competitive helping can then invade populations of non-helpers because helpers directly benefit from increasing their access to potential partners. This framework of competitive helping demonstrates how high helping can be achieved, and why different individuals and different populations differ in their helpfulness.

  • ApMaths colloquium: Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer Stem Cell
    Dr. Kamran Kaveh, Department Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo

  • ApMaths colloquium: Wednesday, Janaury 15, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    From the Geometry of Extreme Value Distributions to Early Warning of Asset Price Bubbles
    Dr. William F. Shadwick, Omega Analysis Limited

2013

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Thursday, April 25 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Anistropic Particles in Anisotropic Fluids
    Dr. Bob Leheny, Department of Physics & Astronomy,Johns Hopkins University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, April 10 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Migrating Moths and Mathematics
    Dr. Jeremy McNeil, Department of Biology, The University of Western Ontario

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, March 27 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Interspecific Strategic Effects of Mobility in Predator-Prey Systems
    Dr. Fei Xu, Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Thursday, March 21 3:30 - 4:40 pm, Western Science Centre Room 248
    Optimal Execution of Accelerated Share Repurchases
    Sebastian Jaimungal

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Monday, March 18 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Improving Credit Scoring by Differentiating Defaulter Behaviour
    Dr. Cristian Bravo, Finance Center, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, January 30, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Estimating parameters in differential equations using the parameter cascading method
    Dr. Jiguo Cao, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

2012

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, December 12, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Early HIV Dynamics and Immune Responses
    Dr. Naveen K. Vaidya, Department of Applied Mathematics, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Thursday, November 28, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Scalar mesons in low-energy QCD: A study of their properties within generalized linear sigma model
    Professor Amir Fariborz, SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Friday, November 2, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Fighting Malaria with Mathematics: Modeling of Mosquitoes with Transgenes or Genetically-modified Bacteria
    Professor Jia Li, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Alabama at Huntsville

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Thursday, October 18, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Modeling within-host dynamics of influenza virus infection
    Professor Libin Rong, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, October 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Crossing blocks, horseshoe, and chaos in some applied systems
    Professor Xiao-Song Yang,School of Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology,Wuhan, China

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 2:00-3:00pm Middlesex College Room 204
    Non-Local Logistic Type Equation Professor Shi Junping, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Thursday, August 9, 2012, 2:00-3:00pm Middlesex College Room 204
    Codimension-two Bifurcations in Neutral Functional Differential Systems Dr. Weihua Jiang, Department of Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 2:00-3:00pm Middlesex College Room 204
    On the Logic and Confusion of "Feedback" in the Theory of Chaos Control
    Professor Liyuan Sheng,Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Thursday April 26, 2012, 2:30-3:30pm Middlesex College Room 204
    Global Dynamics and Traveling Waves of an Isothermal Diffusivity System and Applications
    Professor Yuanwei Qi, University of Central Florida.

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:30-3:30pm Middlesex College Room 204
    The role of contact networks, social learning, and game theoretical interactions in determining vaccinating behaviour: empirical and theoretical advances
    Dr. Chris Bauch, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, March 7, 2:30pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Classical Mechanics Is Lagrangian; It Is Not Hamiltonian
    Dr. Erik Curiel, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, February 8 2:30pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Monotone traveling waves for delayed Lotka-Volterra competition systems
    Dr. Jian Fang, York University and Harbin Institute of Technology

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, February 1 2:30pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Can we develop mathematical models to describe biophysical properties of gap junction channels?
    Dr. Donglin Bai, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, The University of Western Ontario

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, January 18 2:30pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Hedge Fund Replication Methods
    Bruno Remillard, HEC Montreal

2011

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Monday December 12, 1:30-2:30pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Modulation and Reconstruction of dynamical oscillators
    Professor Lin Wei, School of Mathematical Sciences and Centre for Computational Systems Biology, Fudan University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Friday, November 25, 1:30pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Fluctuations and viscosity
    Dr. Pavel Kovtun University of Victoria / Perimeter Institute

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Tuesday, November 1, 2:30-3:30pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Spreading speeds and traveling waves for non-cooperative reaction-diffusion systems
    Professor Haiyan Wang, Arizona State University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Friday, October 28, 2011, 1:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Fractional quantum Hall effect in the absence of Landau levels
    Zhengcheng Gu, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Bacteria yelling: The more mathematical aspects of inter-colony communication in biofilms
    Professor Hermann Eberl, University of Guleph

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Friday, October 7, 2011, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Modelling pandemic influenza: age structure, vaccination scheduling and long distance travel networks
    Professor Gergely Rost, University of Szeged, Hungary

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Monday, September 19, 2011, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Modelling malaria control by introduction of larvivorous fish
    Yijun Lou, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Friday, April 29, 2011, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Periodic solutions of the delay differential equation x'(t)= -f(x(t-1))
    Prof. Jianshe Yu, Guangzhou University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    An associating polymer model for the endothelial surface layer
    Prof. James Harden, Department of Physics, University of Ottawa

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Exploring the Mechanism of Electrospray Ionization by Molecular Modeling
    Prof. Lars Konerman, Department of Chemistry, UWO

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    An Introduction to Evolutionary Games
    Prof. Ross Cressman, WIlfried Laurier University

2010

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Episodic Events in Star and Planet Formation
    Shantanu Basu, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UWO

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Influences of adaptive dispersal in competitive populations
    Wendi Wang, Southwest University, China

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Dynamics in a delay-differential model of hematopoiesis Dr. Jinzhi Lei, Zhou Pei-Yuan Center for Applied Mathematics, Tsinghua University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Numerical solution of the Hartree-Fock equation in molecular geometries
    Jim Talman, Department of Applied Mathematics, UWO

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    An associating polymer model for the endothelial surface layer - POSTPONED
    Prof. James Harden, Department of Physics, University of Ottawa

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Forest of Stochastic Trees: Valuation of High-dimensional Swing Options
    Mark Reesor, Department of Applied Mathematics, The University of Western Ontario

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Cosmic antimatter: models, observational bounds, and chances for discovery.
    Alexander Dolgov, University of Ferrara and INFN (Ferrara, Italy and ITEP, Moscow, Russia)

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Modelling the evolution of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and effective use of insecticides
    Stephen Gourley, Department of Mathematics, University of Surrey, UK

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Polynomial roots, Polynomial eigenvalues
    Rob Corless, Department of Applied Mathematics, The University of Western Ontario

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Black membranes, from astrophysics to string theory and maybe our bathtubs
    Dr. Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute / University of Guelph

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Numerical solution of overdetermined PDEs
    Jukka Tuomela, University of Eastern Finland

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Monday, July 19, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Computation and Applications of Conservation Laws of Partial Differential Equations
    Alexei Cheviakov, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Tuesday, May 11,, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Influence of shear rate and fluid density on slip boundary conditions in nanoscale polymer films confined between smooth surfaces: A molecular dynamics study
    Nikolai V. Priezjev, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Mitigating effects of low pathogenic avian influenza on the spread of high pathogenic avian influenza
    Dr. Lydia Bourouiba, Department of Mathematics, MIT

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Evaluation of participating insurance policies under mixed funds
    Dr. Cody Hyndman, Concordia University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Pricing an European Gas Storage Facility using a Continuous-Time Spot Price Model with GARCH Diffusion
    Stephan Schlüter, Department of Statistics and Econometrics, University of Erlangen

2009

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    The Flu Formula: How Mathematics Helped Canada Fight H1N1
    Dr. David Fisman, Ontario Central Public Health Laboratory

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Importance Sampling for Jump Diffusions with Applications to Finance
    Joe DiCesare, Scotia Capital

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Quantum molecular dynamics: simulation of doped nano-superfluids
    Prof. Pierre-Nicolas Roy, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    The Spatial Spread of Infectious Diseases Dr Yuan Lou, MBI, Ohio State University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 3:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Global Stability for Epidemic Models using Functional Differential Equations
    Dr. Connell McCluskey, Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Viral Dynamics during Primary HIV-1/SIV Infection: Effect of Time-dependent Virus Infectiousness
    Dr. Naveen Vaidya, Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Multi-Scale Modeling of Phase Transformations: From Classical Density Functional Theory to Phase Field Methods
    Prof. Nikolas Provatas, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Surprises in Dynamics of Graphene
    Prof. Volodya Miransky, Department of Applied Mathematics, The University of Western Ontario

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Inclusive fitness, kin selection and the evolution of nicer parasites
    Prof. Geoff Wild, Department of Applied Mathematics, The University of Western Ontario

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Molecular Simulations of Protein Self-Organization
    Prof. Régis Pomès, Canada Research Chair Hospital for Sick Children & Department of Biochemistry University of Toronto

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Friday, August 14, 2009, 11:00am, Middlesex College Room 204
    Modelling soft and porous materials
    Prof. Aatto Laaksonen, Division of Physical Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Rolling Nanoparticles in 2D
    Dr. Mykhaylo Evstigneev, Faculty of Physics, University of Bielefeld, Germany

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 2:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Sympatric speciation, or how life diversifies without geographical isolation Dr. Iaroslav Ispolatov, Dept. of Mathematics, University of British Columbia

  • ApMaths colloquium:
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 1:30 pm, Middlesex College Room 204
    Macromolecular Self-Assembly in Confined Spaces Prof. Robert Wickham, Dept. of Physics, University of Guelph