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**Colloquium- Dr. Steven Mackey, Western Michigan University**

"Inverse Problems for Matrix Polynomials and Rational Matrices"

4:00PM, Thu Mar 7 2019, 250 Mathematics bldg.

Matrix polynomials arise in a variety of application areas,

including the vibration analysis of mechanical structures, optimal control,

and linear systems theory. The key structural data of a matrix polynomial

in many such applications are its eigenvalues and elementary divisors (both

finite and infinite), together with its left and right minimal indices. A

fundamental inverse problem for matrix polynomials, then, is to characterize

the combinations of structural data that are realizable by some matrix polynomial.

And when a list of structural data is realizable in principle, is it possible to simply

construct a realization in such a way that the given structural data is transparently

visible, in a manner analogous to the Jordan canonical form for matrices, or the

Kronecker canonical form for matrix pencils? In this talk we discuss recent work

on these questions, and as time permits the analogous questions for rational

matrices.

**G&T Seminar**

Levi Sledd (Vanderbilt)

4:00PM, Fri Mar 8 2019, Math 122

**G&T Seminar**

Ruth Charney (Brandeis)

4:00PM, Fri Apr 19 2019, Math 122

**G&T Seminar**

Catherine Pfaff (Queen's University)

4:00PM, Fri May 3 2019, Math 122

- 2/21/17Hanfeng Li has co-authored a new book with David Kerr, entitled, Ergodic Theory: Independence and Dichotomies. The book provides an introduction to the ergodic theory and topological dynamics of actions of countable groups.
- 10/18/18
The architecture of each person’s brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. But how neuroanatomy impacts performance is largely an open question. To learn more, scientists are developing a new tool — computational models of the brain — to simulate how the structure of the brain may impact brain activity and, ultimately, human behavior. The research focuses on interconnectivity within the brain, looking at how different regions are linked to and interact with one another (traits that vary between individuals). A team led by Sarah Muldoon finds that this approach shows promise for understanding the interplay between brain structure and performance on language-related tasks. The research was published in PLOS Computational Biology on Oct. 17, 2018. Read more in the UB News Release.

- 12/7/17
The American Mathematical Society recently published

__Braid Foliations in Low-Dimensional Topology__, co-authored by UB Mathematics Professor William W. Menasco, and Western Illinois University Professor Douglas J. LaFountain. This book is a self-contained introduction to braid foliation techniques, which is a theory developed to study knots, links and surfaces in general 3-manifolds and more specifically in contact 3-manifolds. Professor Menasco is currently serving UB Math as Director of Graduate Studies. Learn more.

- 2/26/18Matthew Eichhorn, a junior from Williamsville, NY, who is double majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, has won our second Math Summer Scholarship. Matt is highly involved in the Math Department, participating in competitions including the Putnam exam and the Rochester Math Olympiad. Additionally, he has served as an undergraduate teaching assistant for both MTH 141 and MTH 241, as well as a tutor in the Thomas J. Edwards Undergraduate Learning Center, which assists students with material ranging from algebra and trigonometry through MTH 142.

The scholarship provides the opportunity for Matt to study theory and applications of machine learning under the guidance of Dr. John Ringland. The primary application will be designing and using deep convolutional neural networks to analyze Google Street View imagery from rural Thailand, with the ultimate goal of determining how farming practices, especially small-scale residential horticulture, are related to the food-security and health of the population. - 12/5/17Founded by UB students interested in actuarial careers, "The Society of Future Actuaries" (SOFA) is now a club with roughly half of the membership interested in general data analytics.
- 7/15/16Starting in Summer 2017, one UB mathematics major will be the first to receive the “Summer Math Scholarship” to pursue individual research with a faculty mentor. The Summer Math Foundation, Inc. of Amherst, NY has funded the program for 2017 and simultaneously established an endowment to support the program for future summers.