Past Seminars

For seminars prior to Fall 2010, please see our seminar archive.

Modeling adventures in proteomics: statistical peptide identification from clustered tandem mass spectrometry data

Speaker Vladimir Minin, Ph.D.
Institution Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
Date Thursday October 27, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Bayesian Nonparametric Inference of Effective Population Trajectories with Gaussian Processes

Speaker Vladimir Minin, Ph.D
Institution Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
Date Monday January 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

A Tale of Two Competitions: Microscopic and Macroscopic

Speaker Royce Zia, Ph.D.
Institution Professor Emeritus, Physics Department, Virginia Tech
Date Friday January 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Modeling Synaptic Transmission from a Molecular Level

Speaker David Holcman, Ph.D.
Institution Director of Interdisciplinary Research, Department of Biology and Mathematics, Ecole Normale Superieu
Date Friday January 14, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Advances in Pedigree Analysis: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Strain Imputation, and Maternal Effects

Speaker Jin Zhou, Graduate Student
Institution Department of Biomathematics, UCLA
Date Friday December 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

The Continuum of Modeling and Simulation in Basic and Health Research and Therapeutic Discovery and Development: A Personal Overview with Examples

Speaker Paolo Vicini, Ph.D.
Institution Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics and Metabolism, Pfizer Global Research and Development, San Diego
Date Thursday December 02, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Resolving Cooperative Ca2+ Binding Kinetics Using Compartmental Modeling

Speaker Guido Faas, Ph.D.
Institution Assistant Researcher, Department of Neurology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Date Thursday November 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Advanced Theoretical Models for Analyzing Single Molecule Force Measurements

Speaker Gaurav Arya, Ph.D.
Institution Assistant Professor, Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego
Date Thursday November 04, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Methods for Detecting Interactions in High-throughput Genetic Data

Speaker Alison Motsinger, Ph.D.
Institution Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University
Date Monday November 01, 2010 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Human Genetics

Artificial Life Approaches for Understanding and Applying Biological Concepts

Speaker Reiji Suzuki, Ph.D.
Institution Associate Professor, Department of Complex Systems Science, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Japan
Date Thursday October 28, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Unidentifiable models and the search for identifiable parameter combinations

Speaker Nikki Meshkat
Institution Graduate Student, UCLA Mathematics
Date Thursday October 21, 2010 at 4:00pm
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Information Geometry: Applications of General Relativity to Cardiology, Biostatistics and Neuroscience

Speaker Nicholas Wisniewski, Ph.D.
Institution Postgraduate Researcher, UCLA Department of Medicine
Date Thursday October 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Optimization in High-Dimensions: Acceleration, Annealing, and GPUs

Speaker Kenneth Lange, Ph.D.
Institution Professor, UCLA Departments of Biomathematics, Human Genetics and Statistics
Date Thursday October 07, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Virtual Surgery: Scientific Computing in Real Time

Speaker Joseph Teran, PhD
Institution Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Mathematics
Date Thursday September 30, 2010 at 4:00pm
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

F-Statistics: A Methodology for Learning about History of Many Populations

Speaker Nick Patterson, PhD
Institution Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
Date Monday September 13, 2010 at 11:00 am
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Human Genetics

New Models Reveal Mechanisms of Plague Spread and Persistence in Wild Hosts

Speaker Colleen Webb, PhD
Institution Dept. of Biology Colorado State University
Date Thursday April 22, 2010 at TBA
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Selectivity of Transport Through the Nuclear Pore Complex: from Nuclear Import to Bio-sensors

Speaker Anton Zilman, PhD., Director's Fellow
Institution Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group and Center for Non-Linear Science T-CNLS, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Date Thursday February 11, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics

Quantitative PET Image Analysis Using MR Derived Cortical Surface Maps

Speaker Hillary Protas
Institution UCLA Department of Biomathematics
Date Friday January 22, 2010 at 10:00
Sponsoring Dept UCLA Biomathematics