Math Seminars

The standard time and place for talks is MCS 220 at 2pm. Some talks will be at other times such as a student thesis defense.

Refresments will be served prior to some seminars. For more details, please contact Dr. Weijiu Liu at 450-4584 or

Current Year

We’ll schedule the 2017-2018 seminars once the semester gets started.

2016-2017 Academic Year

8/31/16Dr. Ramesh GarimellaSquare RootsAbstract
9/14/16Dr. Weijiu LiuBlood Glucose Regulation and Completeness of Real NumbersAbstract
10/19/16Dr. Jeff BeyerlMy Summer Experience: Cryptography, Duke’s
Talent Identification Program, and Flip Teaching
11/8/16Dr. Jason MartinLessons Learned Coordinating CalculusAbstract
3/15/17Drs. Jimmy Fetterly and Nesrin SahinInvestigating Pre-service Teachers’ Knowledge of Writing Word Problems for Given Fraction Number SentencesAbstract
4/12/17Dr. Jeff BeyerlGraph Theory, Interval Graphs, and Improper Interval GraphsAbstract
4/28/17Edward TawiahFactors Contributing to the Success of Small Businesses Using Structural Equation Modeling – A Statistical Framework (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract
7/21/17Katie BurdenCase Studies of Virtual Manipulative and Static Derivative Images (M.A. Thesis Defense)Abstract
7/26/17J. Mitchell HarrelsonA Social Network Analysis Technique in Authorship Networks: Edge-Weighted Network Approach (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract
7/26/17Seth BloombergSymmetries of a Harry Dym System (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract
7/27/17Thomas DeatherageNonclassical Symmetries of The Two Dimensional Navier Stokes Equations (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract

2015-2016 Academic Year

9/9/15Dr. Loi BooherRound Trip: Developing a Global View of Mathematical ThinkingAbstract
12/2/15Dr. Bob FithenUsing Statistical Machine Learning for Decision Making?Abstract
4/5/16Haley LaffoonThe Relationship Between Teacher and Student Attitudes Toward Mathematics and Reform Oriented Teaching (M.A. Thesis Defense)Abstract
7/12/16Brandon AshleyAsymptotic Tracking and Disturbance Rejection of the Blood Glucose Regulation System (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract
7/19/16Robert HabimanaStability Analysis of the Leslie Age Specific Population Model (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract
7/20/16Rebecca MoodyMeasuring the Effectiveness of Federal Funding Using Social Network Analysis (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract

2014-2015 Academic Year

4/1/15Dr. Jeffrey BeyerlResearch in Graph Theory and Number TheoryAbstract
4/15/15Drs. Clarence Burg and Jason MartinA Perspective on the Status of Calculus I at UCAAbstract
4/17/15Eric JonesSymmetry and Compatibility of a Reaction-Diffusion Equation (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract
4/24/15Camille DollinsAn Evaluation of Breast Radiological Density Assessment by Quantra Software as Compared to Visual Classification (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract
8/3/15Jaime GarciaMeasuring the Impact of Research Funds in Collaborative Work Using Social Network Analysis—A Case Study (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract
8/4/15Kaiyi ChenThe Time Variation Paths of Factors Effecting Bank Stock Returns (M.S. Thesis Defense)Abstract

(The data from 2012-2014 was lost).

2011-2012 Academic Year

9/7/11Dr. Jason MartinA Framework for Calculus Instruction Abstract
9/21/2011Dr. Clarence BurgA Hands-On Presentation of DyKnowAbstract
10/5/2011Dr. Xianping LiAnisotropic Mesh Adaptation and Discrete Maximum Principle for Anisotropic Diffusion Problems Abstract
10/19/2011Dr. Giovanni Petris
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Applied Bayesian Statistics Abstract
11/2/2011Dr. Xian (Jane) Yu
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Sequential Change-Point Analysis of Markov Chains with Application in Early Detection of EpidemicsAbstract
11/30/2011Dr. Lianfang Lu
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
A Multiple-Case Study of Secondary Mathematics Education Reform in China Abstract
12/7/2011Dr. Donna FossMiddle Level Professional Development: Transforming The Mathematics Classroom? Abstract

Math Seminars for AY 2010-2011

Math Seminars for AY 2009-2010

Math Seminars for Fall 2008

Math Seminars for AY 2007-2008

Math Seminars for AY 2006-2007