Undergraduate Mathematics Archives
Date  Speakers  

Tuesday, September 10, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

Learn about Career Services for Math students! 
Emily Bennett

Tuesday, September 3, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

Who is the UMS? 
Derek Orr
Tom Everest
Jeremiah Morgan
Jeffrey Wheeler

Tuesday, April 16, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

This title is wrong. 
Reza Pakzad

Tuesday, April 9, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

Volumes of polytopes via power series 
Kiumars Kaveh

Tuesday, April 2, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

How to turn a sphere inside out 
Thomas Hales

Tuesday, March 26, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

Techniques for calculating infinite sums 
Christopher J. Lennard

Tuesday, March 19, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

You can't spell Physics without Pi 
Derek Orr

Tuesday, February 26, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

Solving a System of Nonlinear Equations 
Daniel Ehrmann

Tuesday, February 19, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

UMS Senior Panel  
Tuesday, February 12, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

Linear Algebra and a Lightbulb Game 
Tom Everest

Tuesday, February 5, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

Derivatives in Multivariable Calculus 
Behnam Esmayli

Tuesday, January 29, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

The Mathematics behind Tupper's Formula 
Derek Orr

Tuesday, January 15, 2019  12:00 to 13:00

What is the UMS? 
Tom Everest
Derek Orr
Jeffrey Wheeler
Jeremiah Morgan

Tuesday, November 27, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

Graduate Student Panel Discussion 
Gregory Rodriguez
Robed Beauvile
Mark Fincher
Nour Riman
Victor DeCaria
Elise Villella

Tuesday, November 13, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

Lightning Strikes! 
James T. Campbell
University of Memphis

Thursday, November 8, 2018  16:00 to 17:00

Data Driven Decision Making in Sports 
Sam Ventura

Tuesday, November 6, 2018  16:00 to 17:00

The Math Says Yes 
Dan Fox

Tuesday, October 30, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

Monster Math 
G. Bard Ermentrout

Tuesday, October 23, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

The "Real World" for STEM majors: A Survival Guide 
Sarah Klos

Tuesday, October 9, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

A variation on the HilbertWaring problem 
RoxanaIrina Popescu

Tuesday, October 2, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

What are Robbins' conjectures for cyclic hyperbolic polygons? 
Jason DeBlois

Tuesday, September 25, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

Redefining the Integral (pt. 2) 
Derek Orr

Tuesday, September 18, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

Two circles and only a straightedge 
Roman Fedorov

Tuesday, September 11, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

Redefining the Integral 
Derek Orr

Tuesday, September 4, 2018  12:00 to 13:00

Learn about Career Services for Math Students 
Emily Bennett
STEM Career Consultant

Tuesday, March 20, 2018  14:00

Frame Theoretic Nonuniform Fast Fourier Transforms for Synthetic Aperture Imaging 
John McKay
Penn State University

Tuesday, February 27, 2018  14:00 to 14:45

The anatomy of a Putnam problem 
Cezar Lupu
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, February 20, 2018  14:00 to 14:50

The abc Conjecture and a Fermat's Last Theorem for Polynomials 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, February 13, 2018  14:00 to 14:50

Frame Theoretic Nonuniform Fast Fourier Transforms for Synthetic Aperture Imaging 
John McKay
Penn State

Tuesday, February 6, 2018  14:00 to 14:50

How to Get the Most Out of Career Services 
Chloe McIlwaine
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, January 30, 2018  14:00 to 14:50

Hilbert's Third Problem and Dehn's Invariant 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, January 23, 2018  14:00 to 14:50

Graham’s Number: The Most Bigly Number Ever 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, January 16, 2018  14:00 to 14:50

An introduction to mathematical biology 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, December 5, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence 
Suren Jayasuriya
Arizona State University

Tuesday, December 5, 2017  12:00 to 12:45

Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence 
Suren Jayasuriya
Arizona State University

Tuesday, November 28, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

An Experience in Undergraduate Research 
Matthew Gerstbrein
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, November 21, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

Thanksgiving Week Puzzles and Fun 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, November 14, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

Applying to Graduate School Panel Discussion 
Victor DeCaria and Michael McLaughlin
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, November 7, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

An Introduction to Generators 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 31, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

Monster Math 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 24, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

The Frobenius Coin Problem 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  12:00 to 12:45

Euler's Zeta and Double Zeta Values and Other Rational Zeta Series Representations 
Cezar Lupu
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 3, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

Integrating Functions by Matrix Multiplication 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 26, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

It's all Greek to Me; Making Math interesting to NonMath People 
Nico Gabriel
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 19, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

Writing Personal and Research statements for the NSF GRFP and graduate school 
Suren Jayasuriya
Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  12:00 to 12:45

An invitation to the Putnam Seminar 
Cezar Lupu
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 5, 2017  12:00 to 12:50

How to get the most out of Career Services 
Chloe McIlwaine
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

Spring 2017 BIG Problems 
BIG Problems Students
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

Mathematics of the Standard Model 
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, March 29, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

A Wonderful World of Calculus Integrals  
Wednesday, March 22, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

NFL Primetime: Modeling Career Trajectories of NFL Receivers 
Darin Ngau
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, March 1, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

The Beautiful Math Behind Calculus 3 
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, February 22, 2017  15:00 to 15:45

How to discover and train talented undergraduate students for the Putnam competition 
Cezar Lupu
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, February 15, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

Using Matrices to Integrate Functions (or How You Can Win This Year's Integration Bee in Style) 
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, February 8, 2017  15:20 to 15:50

Generalizations of the Birthday Problem 
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, February 1, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

Cannonballs and Uber 
Jacob Gross
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, January 25, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

Can you see the size of a bomb? 
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, January 18, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

The abc Conjecture and Fermat's Last Theorem for Polynomials. 
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, January 11, 2017  15:00 to 15:50

Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence 
Suren Jayasuriya
Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, November 7, 2016  16:00 to 17:00

Monster Math 
University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, April 14, 2016  14:30 to 15:30

Can College Baseball Statistics be used to Predict Major League Baseball Success? 
Math 1103 BIG Problems

Thursday, April 14, 2016  14:30 to 15:30

Can College Baseball Statistics be used to Predict Major League Baseball Success? 
Math 1103 BIG Problems

Monday, April 11, 2016  15:30 to 16:30

Interviewing: Types, Strategies, and Dos and Don'ts 
Mark Burdsall
Human Resources/Katz Business School, University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, February 11, 2016  14:00 to 14:50

Intuitive, Yet Rigorous Introduction to the Gaussian Curvature. 
University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, February 4, 2016  14:00 to 14:50

ComputerAssisted Theorem Proving 
Jacob Gross
University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, January 28, 2016  14:00 to 14:50

An Introduction to The Heisenberg Group 
University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, January 21, 2016  14:00 to 14:50

Building Groups From Sets 
University of Pittsburgh

Monday, December 7, 2015  15:00 to 15:50

The Birthday Problem Generalized 
Derek Orr
University of Pittsburgh

Monday, November 16, 2015  15:00 to 15:50

The Fibonacci Sequence and Beyond 
Torrey Gallagher
University of Pittsburgh

Monday, November 9, 2015  15:00 to 15:50

The abc Conjecture and a Fermat's Last Theorem for Polynomials 
University of Pittsburgh

Monday, November 2, 2015  15:00 to 15:50

Mathematics Gives Us a Language 
Behnam Esmayli
University of Pittsburgh

Monday, October 26, 2015  15:00 to 15:50

What Good is Mathematics? 
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  11:00 to 12:00

BIG Problems Global Links Deliverable 
Eric Bentley, Christian Bottenfield, Namita Matharu, Sylvia Ujwary
University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, April 23, 2015  14:00 to 15:00

BIG Problems "FedUPS" Deliverable 
Dan King and Zachary Stuck
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, April 15, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

Special Numbers Through Palindromic Weights of Strings 
Jonathan P Kelly
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, April 15, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

Special Numbers Through Palindromic Weights of Strings 
Jonathan P Kelly
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, April 14, 2015  14:30 to 15:30

A Simple Proof of NowhereDifferentiability for Weierstrass Functions 
Lucille Newman
Pittsburgh Obama High School

Friday, April 10, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

Interviewing Seminar 
Mark Burdsall
University of Pittsburgh

Friday, April 10, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

Interviewing Seminar 
Mark Burdsall
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, April 8, 2015  16:30 to 17:30

Some Baseball Analytics 
Dan Fox
Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015  16:30 to 17:30

The Mathematics of Scheduling Major League Baseball 
Michael Trick
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, March 25, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

Which Doctors? and other Adventures with Healthcare Data 
Andy Walsh, PhD
Health Monitoring Systems (a Pitt startup)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

An Improved Bound for Nontrivial Cycle Lengths in the 3n+1 Problem 
Ian Martiny
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, March 4, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

The Strange World of Generalized Functions II 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, February 17, 2015  14:30 to 15:30

Building Sensors and Designing Algorithms for Computational Photography 
Suren Jayasuriya (Pitt Math '12)
Cornell University

Wednesday, February 11, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

NSA Informative Talk and Recruiting 
Joseph Massimini
National Security Agency

Wednesday, February 4, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

Wind, Water, and Mathematics 
This talk will show how kayaking the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon
led me to the proof of the 1877 conjecture of Boussinesq, long believed
false, on the mathematics of turbulence. I will even give the proof for
a simplified version of the equations of fluid motion.
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, February 4, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

Wind, Water, and Mathematics 
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, January 28, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

Generating Functions 
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, January 21, 2015  15:30 to 16:30

Modeling Extinction Events with a GaltonWatson Process 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, November 25, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

No Seminar due to Thanksgiving Break 
(No Seminar  Thanksgiving)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

Trancedental Numbers 
Nathan Warkentin
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

The Strange World of Generalized Functions 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, November 4, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

The Birthday Problem (or How to Make Money at Parties) 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

Your Days are Numbered: Dynamics of Zombies & Vampires 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

Divergent Series 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 14, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

No Seminar due to Fall Break 
(No Seminar Fall Break)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

The 3n+ 1 Problem 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 7, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

The 3n+ 1 Problem 
University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  14:30 to 15:30

The Frobenius Coin Problem 
Derek Orr
University of Pittsburgh
