Actuarial Science Talk 11/9/2015

Mike Toothman will be available to discuss alternatives for an actuarial
career, how to best prepare for them, and the work that actuaries typically perform

Date: 11/9/2015
Time: 4:30AM-5:30PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Mike is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, (FCAS) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He is a Past President of both the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and is a former Vice President of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has also served on the Boards of Directors for all three of those organizations.

Mike is a leader in the education of actuaries in North America, having served sixteen years in various positions on the CAS Examination Committee, including four years as Vice President responsible for all education and examination processes of the CAS. In addition, for the CAS, he has served on the Board of Directors, as Chairman of both the Long-Range Planning Committee and the Joint Program Committee for the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar, and on several other committees. Mike served as a member of the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline for six years, from 2004 through 2009, including one term as a Vice-Chair of that Board. Mike also served a two-year term as Chair of the International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA), from 2006 to 2008, and subsequently served as a delegate from the International Actuarial Association to the board of IACA.

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Miaomiao Han's Prospectus 10/8/2015

Graph Coloring Problems and Group Connectivity

Date: 10/8/2015
Time: 11:20AM-1:00PM
Place: 313 Armstrong Hall

Miaomiao Han

Everyone is invited. Following the talk and any discussion there will be an oral examination by his committee that is otherwise open only to graduate faculty that wish to attend in an observing capacity.

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Meet The Dean Candidates!

The Candidates for Dean of the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
will be visiting Campus in October. More information about the Candidates and their visits .

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2015 Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter for new graduate students can be read online here or you
can download the pdf.

Events discussed in the Welcome Letter can also be found in calendar format on the Department Calendar.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

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REU student presentation 7/29-7/30/2015

It is hard to believe that our 8-eight REU program on Combinatorics and Graph Theory is almost over. This program has been sponsored by NSA, NSF and Math Department.

Twelve talented and diligent undergraduate students from 11 different universities have been working with the discrete math group on different challenging research projects. All of them have done a great job and most projects will eventually lead to publications in peer-reviewed discrete math journals. One of our teams won an award at the poster symposium last week.

The students will give their final presentations on Wednesday and Thursday morning. See attachment for the abstracts and schedule. On behalf of the mentors and the REU students, I would like to invite you to come to the talks if you are around. All talks will be in Armstrong 315 from 10:30-12:00 (7/29 and 7/30).

Presentation Schedule: PDF

Date: 07/29/2015 & 7/30/2015
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

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Dr. Etienne collaborates with NASA

Black holes are usually thought of as the result of a very massive star that has died. However, black holes millions of times more massive than such stars are thought to exist at the cores of all galaxies, including the Milky Way. How such supermassive black holes gained so much mass remains a mystery. One popular idea is that they were built up through “swallowing up” nearby matter and galaxy collisions.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Mr. Meng Zhang Defense 7/17/2015

Spanning Trails and
Spanning Trees

Date: 07/17/2015
Time: 3:30PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

All are welcome.

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Mr. Todd Tichenor Defense 6/30/2015

Topics in Graph

Date: 06/30/2015
Time: 1:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

All are welcome.

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Mr. Christopher Short Prospectus 6/17/2015

VEGF Binding with High Affinity Domains: an Analytical and Computational Study

Date: 6/17/2015
Time: 3:00PM-5:00PM
Place: 422 Armstrong Hall

Christopher Short

This project involves composing a chemical reaction network with a network of domains. This is necessary to better simulate the physical reality of receptor-ligand binding on a cellular membrane. We apply this approach to a model of VEGF signaling. The purely well-mixed approximations of receptor-ligand interactions lacks previously unknown spatial components. This is due to the discovery of receptor clusters which locally increases the membrane bound receptor concentration. The model is studied using both analytical and numerical methods.

Everyone is invited. Following the talk and any discussion there will be an oral examination by his committee that is otherwise open only to graduate faculty that wish to attend in an observing capacity.

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Commencement Ceremonies

2015 Eberly College
Commencement Ceremonies

Information: Here

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