Dr. Bernd Sturmfels of UC-Berkeley to speak at math colloquium Tuesday
The Center for Applied Mathematics Spring 2007 Colloquium Series is intended to introduce the University of St. Thomas community to a variety of problems, careers and professional activities involving applications of mathematics.
Dr. Bernd Sturmfels of the University of California-Berkeley will speak on "Algebraic Statistics for Computational Biology" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall.
This lecture gives an introduction to recent interactions between algebra and statistics and some emerging applications to computational biology. Statistical models of independence and sequence will be illustrated by means of a fictional character, DiaNA. She wears a pink skirt, plays hopscotch and rolls tetrahedral dice with face labels "A," "C," "G" and "T."
Mark your calendar for these upcoming CAM colloquiums:
- March 14, "The Square Peg Problem," Dr. Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia
- April 11, "Dynamics of Potassium Channels in the Action Potential," Sean Ewen '07, University of St. Thomas
- May 2, "Future Health Insurance Costs – An Actuarial Perspective," Eric Barrette, University of Minnesota , and Nancy Barker Walczak, senior consultant at Reden and Anders.
For more information, call (651) 962-5524 or visit the Center for Applied Mathematics Web site.