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

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Basim Al-Maliki 5/15/2015

Bifurcations of Differential Equations from Theoretical and
Numerical Standpoints

Date: 5/15/2015
Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Basim Al-Maliki

Abstract: Differential equations, arising in practical applications, often depend on parameters
and their values are generally determined by non-exact measurements. For that reason, it is
important to study the behavior of solutions and examine their dependence on the parameters.
Bifurcation theory describes how a slight variation in a parameter can have significant impact on
the solutions. In this study, we analyze some dynamical systems with one and two-dimensional
phase spaces, and review the common types of their bifurcations

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Christopher Andrews Project 5/7/2015

Modeling the Outcome of an Ultimate Frisbee Match Based on Offensive Metrics

Date: 5/7/2015
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Gary Ganser is the project supervisor and committee chair.

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Nawaf Alsowait Project 5/7/2015

A Comparison of p-Adic Analysis and Real Analysis

Date: 5/7/2015
Time: 13:45PM-3:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Murali Vemuri is supervisor for the project.

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Ms. Fariha Elsrrawi Prospectus 5/5/2015

Existence of Global Solutions to Gyro-Fluid Equations

Date: 5/5/2015
Time: 1:30PM-3:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Ms. Fariha Elsrrawi will present her dissertation prospectus.
Her proposed dissertation is "Existence of Global Solutions to Gyro-Fluid Equations".
All are welcome for her presentation and a question/answer
period. Following the presentation, there will be an oral
examination open only to the candidate and the PhD
committee of the candidate.

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Capstone Day 4/18/2015

The Capstone Projects
will be presented.

Date: 4/18/2014
Time: 9:30AM-11:00AM
Place: 3rd Floor Armstrong Hall

All math majors are invited to Capstone Day on April 18, 2015. At Capstone Day, students that have completed (or completing) their Capstone Mathematics Project will be presenting their work via a poster presentation. All students are welcome to stop by and learn more about what is involved in the Mathematics Capstone Project (a project all math students have to do before they graduate). The poster presentation will be from 9:30 to 11 am on Saturday April 18, 2015.

The Capstone Projects will be on display in Armstrong Hall on the 3rd floor.

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Ms. Keke Wang Dissertation Defense 4/9/2015

Supereulerian properties in graphs and hamiltonian properties in line graphs

Date: 04/9/2015
Time: 3:30PM-5:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

All are welcome.

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Art Benjamin - Mathematician & Magician

Wouldn’t it be great if math solutions could magically just come to you? The Department of Mathematics at West Virginia University will host well-known “Mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin on April 9 for a special evening of amazing feats based on mathematics.

Benjamin, a mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College and popular TED talk presenter, combines his longtime interest in magic with mathematics to create a unique experience called “Mathemagics.”

One of the most remarkable aspects of Benjamin’s show is a lively performance of large computations without the aid of a calculator.
“His mental computation abilities are some of the fastest and best in the world,” said Kevin Milans, math professor and the organizer of Benjamin’s visit.
“The presentations are designed to give a sense of wonder at what can be accomplished with the power of math.”

Benjamin is among the top five most-viewed TED talks and the Princeton Review rated him as one of the top 300 professors in the nation.

His presentation will be at 7pm April 9 in room G15 of the Life Sciences building on the WVU Downtown Campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Kevin Milans by email at or by phone at 304-293-7526

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Jian Cheng Prospectus 4/9/2015

Vector Flows in Graphs and Integer
Flows in Signed Graphs

Date: 4/9/2014
Time: 1:30PM-3:00PM
Place: 422 Armstrong Hall

Prospectus: Here

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