Colloquium and Seminar Schedule
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
This is the schedule of colloquia and seminars inthe Department of Mathematics and Computer Science for the Spring semester, 2017.
- "The Phylogenetic Derivative"
Speakers: Jacqueline Kane (WS'18) and Professor Joseph Rusinko
Date: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 4:45 PM
Location: Napier 101
Refreshments will be served at 4:30.
Our speakers will discuss mathematical phylogenetics and a fantastic research opportunity for students. Their talk is organized into two parts:
Part 1: Phylogenetic trees may be used in statistical tests in order to gain more information about genetically linked diseases. However, constructing accurate phylogenetic trees is challenging since there are large amounts of data. We introduce a new computationally efficient, flexible metric called the phylogenetic derivative that can be used to assess different tree reconstruction methods.
Part 2: The Mathematical Phylogenetics Scholars Program is a National Science Foundation funded research program at HWS. Participants engage in a rigorous program of mathematics and/or computational science research aimed at solving large-scale problems in the study of evolution. Come to learn more about the program and ask any questions you may have!
Past Colloquia Series
If you have interest in giving a talk or know of someone who does,
please contact Professor Jocelyn Bell at email@example.com