Mathematics, Computer Science,
and Statistics
Seminar Series
Fall 2014
All talks are on Tuesday at 3:30 in McCormick 2314.

September 16. 262 + 959 = 1221: Palindromic Sums and
Differences of Palindromes, Paul Loomis, Bloomsburg University.

September 30. The Battle for the Network, Tom Samuel,
Dell SecureWorks.

October 21. Knot Theory: Beyond the Boy Scouts,
Jon Gray, Bloomsburg University.

November 4.
Low Power Hacking, Philip Polstra, Bloomsburg University.

November 18.
The Class of Periodic Left Nested Radicals,
Chris Lynd (Bloomsburg University) and Devyn Lesher (BU dual major in
CS/Mathematics).
Spring 2014

February 11.
Regular Expressions, Python, Presidents and Movie Titles,
Bob Montante, Bloomsburg University.

February 25. Games with Braids and Ladders. Jennifer Vasquez,
University of Scranton.

March 11. Investigating the Factorization of Monic Trinomials.
Joshua Harrington, Shippensburg University.

March 25. Effective Multifractal Spectra. Jan Reimann, Penn State University.

April 8. Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Difference Equations.
Chris Lynd, Bloomsburg University.

April 15. NetBeans GUI Builder: Expanding Your Toolkit.
Jake Dorman, BU Computer Science student.

April 22. Partial Difference Sets and ErrorCorrecting Codes.
John Polhill, Bloomsburg University.
Fall 2013

September 17.
436 Ways to Keep Math and Computer Science Students off the Streets.
Drue Coles, Bloomsburg University.

October 1.
Prime Numbers and Polynomials.
Samuel Gross, Bloomsburg University.

October 22.
Cool Results Involving Fibonacci Numbers and Compositions.
James Sellers, Pennsylvania State University.

November 12.
Computer Science Internships.
Nikita Maizet and Dan Polenik, BU Computer Science students.
Spring 2013

March 12.
Mobile Development for Enterprise Applications.
Daniel Miller, The Hershey Company.

March 26.
Xwords.
Kevin Ferland, Bloomsburg University.

April 2.
eDiscovery and Cyber Security in the Business World.
Steven Rodi, Innovative Development LLC.

April 9.
Moved Away But Stayed Close
and Pi Via Integrals.
John Riley, Bloomsburg University.

April 16.
Problems from South America.
Paul Loomis, Bloomsburg University.

April 23.
The Brutal Reality of Computer Incidents — Case Studies.
Tom Sammel, Dell SecureWorks.

April 30.
HighLevel Parallel Programming on GPUs using the Thrust Library.
Erik Wynters, Bloomsburg University.
Fall 2012
 September 18.
Happy Birthday, Alan Turing.
William Calhoun, Bloomsburg University.

October 9.
NonParametric and SemiParametric Approaches in ROC Analysis.
Dong Zhang, Bloomsburg University.

October 23.
Hazard Assessment of Bloomsburg Floods.
Reza Noubary, Bloomsburg University.

November 6.
Angle Preservation and NonInscribable Polyhedra.
Eric Kahn, Bloomsburg University.

November 13.
Multitasking Software and Integration of OpenGL with the .NET Framework.
John George, BU CS major.
Spring 2012

February 14.
EDiscovery.
William Calhoun and John Riley, Bloomsburg University.

March 27.
A Diophantine Equation.
Konstantine Zelator, Bloomsburg University.

May 1.
Class Presentations from Software Engineering.
 May 2.
Class Presentations from Software Engineering.

May 3.
Class Presentations from Software Engineering.
Fall 2011

September 6.
Trends in Information Security.
Rob Andrews, Cincinnati Bell Technology Services.

October 18.
PPL Internship Program for CS Majors.
Representatives from PPL Corporation.

October 25.
A Gentle Introduction to Association Schemes.
John Polhill, Bloomsburg University.

November 4.
Integral Triangles with a 120° Angle.
Konstantine Zelator, Bloomsburg University.

November 8.
Risk and Investment
Reza Noubary, Bloomsburg University.

November 15.
Mac OS X and Linux Physical Memory Acquisition and Analysis.
Robert Roos, BU major in Computer Forensics.

November 29.
A Taste of Computational Geometry.
Erik Wynters, Bloomsburg University.
Spring 2011

February 15.
Email Hacking.
Dan Balthaser, Bloomsburg University major in Computer Science.

February 22.
Transforming Your Existing Assignments Into A
Technology Portfolio That Impresses Employers.
Nicole Snow, Oracle Education Initiatives.

March 15.
Apple OS X and iOS Digital Forensics.
Ryan Kubasiak,
computer crime investigator, and Editorinchief of AppleExaminer.com.

March 22.
Straight From Here to Here.
John Riley, Bloomsburg University.

April 5.
What Kindergarten Didn't Teach Us About Spheres.
Eric Kahn, Bloomsburg University.

April 12.
Computer Graphics in DirectX.
Rod Cano, BU major in Computer Science.

April 19.
Software Engineering class presentations.

April 20.
Software Engineering class presentations.
Fall 2010
 September 14.
When can you color a grid and not have any monochromatic rectangles?
Bill Gasarch, University of Maryland.
 September 28.
How Many Numbers are Friendly?
Paul Loomis, Bloomsburg University.

October 12.
Euler Constants and Integrals of Fractional Parts.
Youmin Lu, Bloomsburg University.

October 26.
I Didn't Know a Graphics Card Could Do That.
Erik Wynters, Bloomsburg University.

November 9.
Cyberwarfare.
Brandon Bendigo, BU major in Computer Forensics and Computer Science.

November 16.
A Math Modeling Contest Problem in Criminology.
Undergraduate Math Modeling Team, Bucknell University.

November 30.
An Interesting Operating System Modification.
William Katsak. Rutgers University

December 7.
Web Development for Mobile Devices.
Helmut Doll. Bloomsburg University.
Spring 2010

February 2.
Examples from Probability and Statistics as Taught at Shandong
University of Technology.
Jim Pomfret, Bloomsburg University.

February 16.
What Should Adorn Next Year's Math Contest Tshirt?
Kevin Ferland, Bloomsburg University.
 March 2.
Analysis of a Game of Table Tennis: Can Mathematics Help Me to Beat
My Chinese Colleagues? Reza Noubury, Bloomsburg University.
 March 16. A C++ Tree Template Class. Brandon McKenzie,
BU major in Computer Science.
 March 30. MathematicsNspired. Steve Kokoska, Bloomsburg
University.

April 13. Detecting Hidden Signals in MPEG Motion Vectors.
Steve Rhein, East Stroudsburg University.
 April 20. Careers In Mathematics — Being a Statistician in
2010. David Bennett, Bloomsburg University.
 April 26. Software Engineering class presentations.
 April 27. Software Engineering class presentations.
Fall 2009
 October 6. Using Version Control Software in a Group
Programming Course. Curt Jones, Bloomsburg University.
 October 20. Perfect Distance Stars mod m. Xianrui Meng,
BU student.
 November 3. Enforcing Specifications for Hardware Interaction in
Operating Systems Code. Lea Wittie, Bucknell University.
 November 17. Elliptic Curves in Number Theory and Cryptography.
Ryan Evans, BU student.
 December 1. Football and Mathematics: Could You Do It Better?
Eric Kahn, Bloomsburg University.
 December 8. Perfect Totient Numbers. Joe Perott, BU student.
Spring 2009

February 10. Oscillation Criteria for a Nonlinear Second Order
Ordinary Differential Equation. Youmin Lu, Bloomsburg University.

February 24. Conference Graphs and Paley Partial Difference
Sets. John Polhill, Bloomsburg University.

March 10. What's the Problem? William Calhoun, Bloomsburg
Univerity.
 March 24. A General Method for Generalized pvalue. Xinmin Li,
Shandong University.
 March 25. On Sums of Powers of Primes, Florian Luca, Universidad
Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Morelia.
 April 7. Improved Genetic Algorithms for Small Sorting Networks.
Alex Paoletti, BU student.
 April 20. Software Engineering class presentations.
 April 21. Software Engineering class presentations.
Fall 2008
 September 30. Square of Sum Equals Sum of Cubes.
Paul Loomis, Bloomsburg University.
 October 7. Earthquake Modelling: How to Do it Right.
Reza Noubury, Bloomsburg University.
 October 21.
Artificial Life, Actual Life and Conway's Game of Life.
Drue Coles, Bloomsburg University.
 October 28. Crawling Up a Funnel. John Riley, Bloomsburg
University.
 November 4. Python Programming for NonProgrammers.
Robert Montante, Bloomsburg University.
 November 11. Holistic Video Game Optimization.
Eric Preisz, Full Sail Institute.
 November 18. Use of Double Quadratic Polynomials for
Nonlinear DoseResponse Modeling in Biological Experiments.
Jason Elsinger, BU student.
 December 2. Two InternetBased Java Applications. Advanced
Java class.
Spring 2008
 February 26. Characterizing solutions to Burgers' equation using
integral representation. Upali Karunathilake, Bloomsburg University.
 February 28.
Using a Beowulf Cluster to model the shapes of asteroids.
Michael Shepard, Bloomsburg University.
 March 4.
What's in an 8.3 name?
A name by any other name is a forensics problem.
John Riley, Bloomsburg University.
 March 25. Difference sets, codes, and bent functions. Qing Xiang,
University of Delaware.
 April 8. Software Engineering class presentations.
 April 22.
Geometric group theory. Nicholas Koban, University of Maine.