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Colloquium: Robert Snellman, BYU

Title: From Linear Algebra to Machine Learning

Abstract: Pick up a news article these days and you are bound to find something related to data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, or neural networks. These fields are changing our world at a very rapid pace, but what do they all have in common? Beautiful mathematics! In this talk, we will cover the fundamentals of linear and logistic regression all while providing real-world examples illustrating the usefulness of these techniques. The content is meant to be informational and accessible to students who have taken some calculus and linear algebra.


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Colloquium: Mary Ellen Rosen, BYU

Title: Studying Cell Motion at the Intersection of Math and Biology

Abstract: One of the characteristics that distinguish living things from non-living things is motility. On the cellular level, the motility or non-motility of different types of cells can be life building, life-saving, or life-threatening. Understanding the mechanics of cell motion can help us learn how to promote or inhibit cell motion. We introduce a mathematical model for cell motion that is able to mimic some of the statistical data gathered in lab experiments and point at a new mechanism that is integral to cell motion.

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Meeting ID: 972 6212 6995
Passcode: 831734

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Joint BYU/USU Applied Math/PDE seminar

We are combining with Utah State University for our seminar this fall. All who are interested are welcome to join us next Monday at 3pm for an inaugural, organizational meeting. Details for the zoom link are included below:

Topic: USU/BYU Applied Math/PDE seminar
Time: Aug 31, 2020 03:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Mon, until Dec 14, 2020, 16 occurrence(s)

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Math 112 Pre-Semester Preparation Click for more information

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Taught by Coach Michael Dorff and Robbie Snellman.

Where: On Zoom – a link will be provided to those who contact Dr. Snellman.

When: August 25, 26, 27, 12:00PM – 2:00 PM

TMCB Open with Reduced Hours

The TMCB will be open for general access according to Phase II that starts on Monday (August 17), and then will move to Phase III on August 31. Face masks will be required.

Building hours:

Phase II (August 17-August 30): 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Phase II (August 31-November 25, Thanksgiving Holiday): 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

If you have any questions about this, please contact the department secretary, Lonette Stoddard, at 801-422-2062 or

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Colloquium: Margaret Beck (Boston University)

Speaker: Margaret Beck

Title: Spectral stability and spatial dynamics in partial differential equations

Abstract: Understanding the spectral stability of solutions to partial differential equations is an important step in predicting long-time dynamics. Recently, it has been shown that a topological invariant known as the Maslov Index can play an important role in determining spectral stability for systems that have a symplectic structure. Moreover, this perspective has lead to a framework for developing a spatial dynamics in multiple spatial dimensions. In this talk, the notions of spectral stability, the Maslov Index, and multidimensional spatial dynamics will be introduced and an overview of recent results will be given.