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Mathematics for Real-life Problems—Colloquium Series


In collaboration with Société de Calcul Mathématique, SA Paris France, the Department of Mathematics and ICM are initiating a new colloquium series on Mathematics for Real-life Problems starting Fall 2005.

The colloquium chairman is Prof. Olaf P. Stackelberg.

The colloquium will invite experts in different fields to share their experiences and problems requiring mathematical modeling, thus providing a rich forum for interactions among mathematicians and experts in many different areas from academia and industry. The contents of each conference will be made available, as a short summary here on this ICM site.

For more information on this collaboration, its goals and aims, please visit this page at Société de Calcul Mathématique, SA.

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Upcoming Colloquium

Speaker: Kent Chamber of Commerce
Topic: Robust Mathematical Modeling-- City Budget from the Perspective of the City Manager
Date: February 28th, 2008


The City Manager is interested in discussing opportunities to collaborate with the university to expand the financial modeling capabilities of the City. The City Manager is particularly interested in developing probability based revenue and expense forecasting models that would help the City move away from single-point forecasts for annual revenues and expenses and create predictive models that illustrate a range of possible revenue and expense scenarios with an indication of the likelihood of their occurrence. Along with the forecasting models, the Manager would like to also talk about the opportunity to build an interactive budget simulation for use by the public to better understand the challenges, opportunities and dynamics of the city budget. The federal government and a number of states have developed public budget simulation games and given the City's financial limitations a Kent budget simulation presents a unique opportunity to engage the community to come up with budgetary solutions.

Previous Colloquia

Speaker: Lowell D. Harris (CT Business Unit, Philips Healthcare)
Topic: Topics of Active Research for Modern Day Computed Tomography
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2007;
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: MSB 228


Brief survey of current topics of Research and Advanced Development for Multi-slice X-ray CT. Includes brief discussion of Conebeam reconstruction methods, reconstruction for Cardiac Scanning, Dose reduction, and 'back end' image processing needs.

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