The Cameron University Department of Mathematical Sciences announces Fall 2019 seminars

The Cameron University Department of Mathematical Sciences will hold two series of mathematics-related seminars this fall. The Undergraduate Research Series will feature presentations by CU students as they prepare their research findings for presentation at conferences throughout the academic year. The Math Seminar Series will feature guest speakers who will also present their work.  All seminars are open to the public at no charge.

The Undergraduate Research Series will start on Wednesday, September 25, with a presentation by Samundra Regmi, who graduated Magna Cum Laude in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. A native of Nawalparasi, Nepal, Regmi will present “Majorizing Sequences.” Numerous problems in mathematics, biology, chemistry, economics, physics, engineering and other disciplines can be written as an equation, giving the solution of the equation a physical meaning.  Examples include the position of a projectile when launching missiles precisely, the motion of the stars or planets, the exact dosage of medication for different treatments, and how world markets compete with one another. All involve solving equations. The solution is sought in closed form, which can be achieved in special cases, and is the reason researchers  and practitioners resort to the construction of  iterative methods such as Newton’s when a sequence is constructed approaching the solution.

The series will continue on Wednesday, October 23, with a presentation by CU senior Yauheniya Shviadok, who is pursuing a degree in mathematics. She will discuss “Developments in the Semi-Local Convergence of Newton's Method,” a focus on the speed of iterative procedures for approximating solutions of equations motivated by real life problems from various computational  and related  disciplines. This critical research plays a role in finding solutions to equations in the least possible time. The design of such procedures takes into account the fastest-possible computers and leads to the construction of faster and more efficient computers. The application of this research has worldwide implications. Examples include finding the most efficient way of distributing merchandise in various locations via trains, airplanes and trucks; separating mail; processing passengers at terminals; creating efficient structures such as buildings and bridges; and designing more aerodynamic cars, trains, and airplanes.

Goodness Agboola, a junior mathematics major, will wrap up the Undergraduate Seminar Series for the fall semester on Wednesday, November 20. A native of Lagos, Nigeria, he will present “Polynomial Multiplication.” Multiplication is one of the most useful operations in computer security systems. Efficient multiplication algorithms mean faster computers. Although numerous multiplication algorithms for classical computers exist, they may not be efficient for quantum computers. In this project, the focus is on studying different multiplication techniques that might be helpful for quantum computers.

All sessions of the Undergraduate Research Series start at 4 p.m. in Burch Hall, Room B026.

The Math Seminar Series will kick off on Tuesday, September 24 with a presentation by Dr. Muhammad Javed, Chair of the CU Department of Computing and Technology. He will discuss “Survivable IP-over-WDM Networks: Introduction, Challenges and Some Solutions.”

On Monday, October 28, the Math Seminar Series will host Dr. Sudhir Shrestha, Assistant Professor on Engineering Science at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. He will present “Machine Learning and Non-Invasive Health Monitoring and Diagnosis.”

Dr. Mehmet Aktas, Assistant Professor and John T. Beresford Endowed Chair in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Central Oklahoma, will wrap up the Math Seminar Series on Monday, November 11. He will discuss “Turkish Makam Music: A Topological Approach.”

Math Seminar Series events start at 3:30 p.m. in Burch Hall Room B026.

Mathematical sciences is one of nearly 50 majors offered by Cameron University, a publicly funded state university with campuses in Lawton and Duncan. The university is committed to providing its students a top-quality education from caring and qualified faculty. To learn more about studying art or other subjects at Cameron University, visit www.cameron.edu or call the Office of Admissions at 580-581-2289 for enrollment information.

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September 18, 2019