Mathematics Awareness Month, April 2007

Mathematics and the Brain

Department of Mathematics, UNO

April 13

Mathematics Symposium: "Mathematics Awareness Month at UNO"

    8:30-12:00, Room: DSC 256

Note: The student presenters are enrolled in the Kerrigan Research Minigrant Program (KRMP). On this site you can find the complete research reports related to the talks and posters.

    8:30-8:35, Dora Matache, UNO - Mathematics, chair of the 2007 MAM committee
      "Welcome"
    8:35-8:55, Jeremy Trageser, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      "Developing Statistical Tests to Analyzing the Metaphorical Use of Secondary Students when Reasoning with Signed Numbers" (abstract)
    8:55-9:15, Kodjo Togbey, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      "Fractal dimension and the 4/5 allometric scaling law for the human brain" (abstract)
    9:15-9:35, Bryan Kowal, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      "A Comparison of Mathematical-Programming and Constraint-Programming Approaches to Tournament Appraiser Assignment" (abstract)
    9:35-9:55, Wei Chen, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      "A minimal adaptive sampling plan for finite lot inspection" (abstract)
    9:55-10:15, Janyl Jumadinova, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      "The Pseudo Gradient Search and a Penalty Technique Used in Classifications" (abstract)
    10:25-10:45, Dan Harnett, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      "Error-Correcting Codes for a Steganography Application" (abstract)
    10:45-11:05, Adam Wermes, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      "Development of an Interactive Software System for Solving the Transportation Problem" (abstract)
    11:05-11:25, Honggang Wang, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      "Nonlinear Classification by Genetic Algorithm with Signed Fuzzy Measure" (abstract)

    11:25-11:45, Yan Wu, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      "Using 2-interactive Measures in Nonlinear Classifications" (abstract)
    11:45, Student Poster Session Opening, UNO - Department of Mathematics
      Some of the KRMP students have prepared posters of their research (see names and titles below). They will be posted on the DSC 256 hallway until MAM 2008.
              Jessica Ali, UNO - Department of Mathematics
                "The Golden Mean in Mathematics and Life" (abstract)
              Oliver Bonham-Carter, UNO - Department of Mathematics
                "A Study of Genetic Entropy" (abstract)
              Wei Chen, UNO - Department of Mathematics
                "An algorithm for identification of belief measures" (abstract)

April 27

Problem Solving Contest for Area High School Students (site)

    Time 1:00-3:00 PM, DSC 110 & 165


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