# 2002 Travel and Talks

## January 2002

G.R. Blakley

Attended the Global Seminar on Voice over ATM in Dallas, TX, January 31-February 2, 2002.Harold Boas

Traveled to San Diego, CA to attend the Joint Mathematics Meeting, January 5-10, 2002.Served as a member of jury for the "Habilitation á Diriger des Recherches" of Juan Pierre Ramadanoff in Caen, France, January 12-19, 2002.

James H. Bramble

Invited talk given "Computational scales of Sobolev norms", Symposium honoring Jim Douglas Jr., University of Texas, Austin.Huai-Dong Cao

Differential Geometry Seminar, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA.Goong Chen

Invited talk in Special Sessions on the Theory and Applications of Partial Differential Equations, "Visualization of Multiplicity of Solutions of Semilinear Elliptic PDEs", American Mathematical Society Annual Meeting, San Diego.Invited technical seminar (on quantum computing), U.S. Navy Space Surveillance and Warfare Center (SPAWAR), San Diego.

Invited colloquium, "Introduction to Quantum Computation", Department of Mathematics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

Paula Cohen

Seminar, "Distribution of Special Points in Modular Varieties and Applications" University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, January 17, 2002.Kenneth Dykema

Served on a National Science Foundation Panel in Washington, DC, January 22-24, 2002.Tamás Erdélyi

Colloquium talk given at the Mathematics Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.Stephen Fulling

Invited participant, The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, Stephen Hawking 60th Birthday Conference, Cambridge University.David Larson

Presented a talk at the AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research Programs, San Diego, CA.Guergana Petrova

Talk given at the Linear Analysis Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, January 18, 2002.Maurice Rojas

Invited Seminar given at Algebra & Combinatorics Seminar, Texas A&M University, January 21, 2002.Henry Schenck

Invited talk, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Computational Algebraic Geometry, San Diego, California.Catherine Yan

Presented talk at the AMS Annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

## February 2002

G. Donald Allen

Invited Panelist, 2nd Annual Assessment Conference "Measuring what Matters Most", Texas A&M University, Feb. 11-12, 2002.Marcelo Aguiar

Gave a talk at the International Hopf algebra meeting , DePaul University, Chicago.Colloquium given at the Mathematics Department, Rice University.

G.R. Blakley

Attended the Global Knowledge Seminar on CISCO Networks and Security, Dallas, TX, February 27-March 1, 2002.Huai-Dong Cao

Differential Geometry Seminar, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.Differential Geometry Seminar, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

Kenneth Dykema

Traveled to Columbus, OH to present a colloquium talk, February 21-24, 2002.Gilles Pisier

Invited Speaker, (Series of 3 talks on Operator spaces), Conference on Operator Theory, Biarritz (France), February 2002.Alexei Poltoratski

Presented a talk at the Research Conference on Conformal Mappings and Probability, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.Vincent Schielack

Attended the Board meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Laredo, TX, February 28-March 1, 2002.Jianxin Zhou

Presented talk at the 2001 Texas Conference on Partial Differential Equations, San Antonio, TX, February 2, 2002.

## March 2002

G. Donald Allen

Invited Presentation, The 15th Annual Science, Technology & Youth Symposium, "Math Goes to Hollywood", Texas A&M University, March 2-3, 2002.Attended the Texas Leadership Conference and presented a talk in Houston, TX, March 8-9, 2002.

Invited Presentation, The Dynamics of Political Power, Cal State Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, March 10, 2002.

Participated in the Houston Independent School District's MSP Planning meeting, March 25, 2002.

G.R. Blakley

Traveled to Morristown, NJ to attend the Global Knowledge Secure Communications and Virtual Private Networks Course, March 5-9, 2002.Harold Boas

Delivered a colloquium lecture at TCU in Ft. Worth, TX, March 5-6, 2002.Attended the 19th Annual Rose-Hulman Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and presented two talks, March 14-17, 2002.

Richard Ewing

Research Conference talk given the Government/University/Industry Research Roundtable, Washington, DC, March 13, 2002.Colloquium talk for the Chinese and US Higher Education Policy Makers on IP Rights and Technology Transfer, Washington, DC, March 8, 2002.

Colloquium talk given at the SINOPEC Petroleum Company, Beijing, China, March 25, 2002.

Susan Geller

Colloquium given at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Arizona, March 22, 2002.Bioinformatics Seminar given at the University of Arizona, March 26, 2002.

Gave a invited talk, Amer. Stat. Assoc., Sacramento Region, Sacramento, CA, March 27, 2002.

Presented a talk at the AMS Special Session on Frames, Wavelets and Operator Theory, Atlanta, GA.

Gave a talk at the Southeastern Analysis Meeting (SEAM-2002), Chapel Hill, NC

Gave a talk at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

David Larson

Traveled to Orlando, FL to present a talk at the University of Central Florida, March 24-27, 2002.Presented a talk at the AMS Special Session on Frames, Wavelets and Operator Theory, Atlanta, GA.

Talk given at the Southeastern Analysis Meeting (SEAM-2002), Chapel Hill, NC.

Joseph Pasciak

Talk given at the Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods, Copper Mtn, CO, March 26, 2002.Gilles Pisier

Invited Speaker, (Series of 4 Lectures), Meeting on Operator Spaces, CIRM, Luminy, March 4-8, 2002.Alexei Poltoratski

Presented a talk at the International Workshop on Rescaling Methods in Probability and PDE, Stroble, Austria.Bojan Popov

Gave a talk at Hyp2002, Ninth International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems, Theory, Numerics, Applications, Pasadena, CA.Maurice Rojas

Invited Seminar given at Random Notions Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, March 28, 2002.Invited Seminar talk, Texas A&M Math Club, March 4, 2002.

William Rundell

Traveled to Berkeley, CA to attend the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Academic Sponsor meeting, March 7-9, 2002.Henry Schenck

Invited talk, Cohomology Jump Loci Workshop, Mathematisches Forschunginstitut, Oberwolfach.Roger Smith

Traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland to work with a co-author, March 7-16, 2002.Colloquium talk given at the University of Aberdeen.

Peter Stiller

Departmental Colloquium, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

## April 2002

G.R. Blakley

Attended the IEEE International Conference on Communications in New York City, April 26-May 4, 2002.Harold Boas

Presented a colloquium lecture at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, March 18-20, 2002.Huai-Dong Cao

Differential Geometry Seminar given, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.Richard Ewing

Colloquium talk, Cambridge Network, Cambridge, England, April 29, 2002.Stephen Fulling

Talk given at the Texas Geometry and Topology Meeting, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.Susan Geller

Poster presentation given, Research in Computational Molecular Biology, Washington DC, April 20, 2002.David Larson

Traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska to give a talk at the University of Nebraska.Maurice Rojas

Invited Seminar given at Algebra & Combinatorics Seminar, Texas A&M University, April 15, 2002.William Rundell

Traveled to Tunisia to present a talk and collaborate in ongoing research, March 7-18, 2002.Participated in the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Workshop 9: Inverse Problems and Quantification of Uncertainty in Minneapolis, MN, April 21-26, 2002.

Roger Smith

Presented several talks at the University of California, April 21-28, 2002.Emil Straube

Presented a colloquium lecture at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming and collaborated in research with S. Fu, April 3-7, 2002.Jay Walton

Presented a seminar at the University of Florida, Ft. Walton Beach, April 21-23, 2002.Catherine Yan

Colloquium given at Southwest Texas State University San Marcos, TX.Applied Probability Seminar given, Texas A&M University.

## May 2002

Marcelo Aguiar

Gave a talk, Algebra Seminar at York University.G. Donald Allen

Gave a Workshop on Multimedia, Phoenix, AZ, May 18-24, 2002.G.R. Blakley

Attended the IEEE International Symposium on Severity and Privacy, May 11-16, 2002.Huai-Dong Cao

Departmental Colloquium, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.Differential Geometry Seminar, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Goong Chen

Invited talk, "Chaos and Growth of Total Variations", Mathematics Research Center (CIMAT), Guanajuato, Mexico.Invited talk, "Introduction to Quantum Computation", Mathematics Research Center (CIMAT), Guanajuato, Mexico.

Prabir Daripa

Invited colloquium talk, "Evolving interfaces and the algorithms for their computations," Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania, May 30, 2002.Invited colloquium talk, "An overview of some fast algorithms: Recent and ongoing works and some open problems," Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania, May 27, 2002.

Kenneth Dykema

Gave a seminar at the University of Southern Denmark.Yalchin Efendiev

Colloquium talk given at the Exxon-Mobil Upstream Research Group.Richard Ewing

Colloquium talk "Homeland Security Needs", Senate Building, Washington, DC, May 21, 2002.Susan Geller

Statistics Colloquium, University of California, Davis, May 16, 2002.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Traveled to Lyon to give three talks at the Rencontres Mathematiques Workshop, May 3-4, 2002.Participated in workshop on Groups and Model Theory at Mons-Hainaut University (Belgium), May 21, 2002.

Talk at Discrete Groups and Geometric Structures, with Applications, at K.U. Leuven Campus Kortrijk (Belgium), May 22-24, 2002.

Doug Hensley

Gave talk at the Illinois Number Theory Conference.William Johnson

Talk given at the Sternfeld Memorial Conference, Haifa, Israel.David Larson

Presented the Plenary Address, Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium (GPOTS-2002), University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC.Michael Pilant

Talk given at TEA, Austin - Web Based Assessment Tools, May 15, 2002.Alexei Poltoratski

Gave a series of 3 talks at the Mittag-Leffler Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.Maurice Rojas

Plenary Speaker at the CBMS Lecture Series on Solving Systems of Polynomial Equations, Texas A&M University, May 22, 2002.Invited talk given (jointly delivered with John Keyser), DARPA/NSF CARGO Kick-Off Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, May 20, 2002.

William Rundell

Attended the AMS, MAA, ASA and SIAM Workshop on Vertical Integrations of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences, Reston, VA, May 2-5, 2002.Attended the Annual Board meeting of the Institute of Physics (IOP), London, UK, May 15-19, 2002.

Roger Smith

Traveled to Toronto, Canada to participate in the examination of a doctoral candidate, May 9-12, 2002.Jay Walton

Colloquium talk, University of Florida Graduate Engineering Research Center.Jianxin Zhou

Presented talk at the 4th International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Differential Equations, Wilmington, NC, May 24-27, 2002.

## June 2002

G. Donald Allen

Went to Houston, TX to attend the 3rd Chancellors Invitational, June 13-15, 2002.Traveled to Bowling Green, OH to give a seminar at Bowling Green State University, June 26-29, 2002.

Huai-Dong Cao

Differential Geometry Seminar given, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.Goong Chen

Presented a series of three talks at an NSF-sponsored conference as a major speaker, Flagstaff, AZ, June 5-9, 2002.Richard Ewing

CONACYT Presentation, Cozumel, Mexico, June 7, 2002.Colloquium talk given, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2002.

Susan Geller

Talk given at the Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society, Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2002.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Talk given at at conference in Harmonic Analysis organized by University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and University of Bari, Island Tremini, Italy, June 2-7, 2002.Participant, Conference on Analysis and Probability on Fractals, Cornell University, June 16-20, 2002.

Talk given, Waves in Periodic and Random Media, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, June 22-28, 2002.

Participant, Analysis on Graphs and Metric Spaces Conference, Paris, June 26-28 2002.

Talk given at International Conference on Semigroups and Groups in Honor of the 65th Birthday of John Rhodes, Porto, Portugal, June 26-29, 2002.

Traveled to South Hadley, MA to give a talk at the Joint Summer Research Conference in the Mathematical Sciences, Mount Holyoke College, June 22-28, 2002.

Gave the Plenary Address, Romanian Operator Theory Conference (OT-19), Timisoara, Romania

David Larson

Attended the International Symposium on Operator Theory and Applications. He presented a talk "Wavelets, Frames, and Operator Theory" in Timisoara, Romania, June 22-July 3, 2002.Raytcho Lazarov

Attended and gave an invited lecture at the Conference in Numerical Analysis, Krynica, Poland, June 5-9, 2002.Attended and give a presentation at the Third Int. Symposium on Finite Volumes for Complex Applications, Porquerolles, France, June 24-28, 2002.

Paulo Lima-Filho

Gave a talk at the Minimal Varieties in Geometry and Physics Conference, Stony Brook, NY June 2002.Joe Pasciak

Talk given at the Workshop on Least-Squares Methods, Oberwolfach, DE, June 24, 2002.Carl Pearcy

Attended the KOTAC International Conference, July 4-8, 2002 to present a talk "On the Invariant Subspace Problem". He also collaborated in research with co-authors J.B. Jung and E. Ko in Taegu, S. Korea, June 27-August 1, 2002.Guergana Petrova

Attended and gave a talk at the International Conference: Constructive Function Theory, Varna, Bulgaria, June 19-23, 2002.Alexei Poltoratski

Invited speaker and gave a series of 4 talks at the NSF Conference in Complex Analysis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.Maurice Rojas

Invited Talk, Workshop on Zeta Functions and Associated Riemann Hypotheses, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, June 1, 2002.Michael Stecher

Traveled to Fort Collins, Colorado to be a reader for AP calculus exams, June 10-14, 2002.Presented a workshop for High School teachers of calculus on implementing "Maple" into the classroom, San Antonio, TX, June 19-20, 2002.

Catherine Yan

Presented talk at the Canada Mathematical Society Conference, Summer meeting, Quebec, Canada.Joel Zinn

Invited talk, Euroconference on Stochastic Inequalities and their Applications, Barcelona, Spain.Invited talk, Third International Conference on High Dimensional Probability, Sandbjerg, Denmark.

## July 2002

Marcelo Aguiar

Contributed a talk at the 14th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, University of Melbourne, Australia, July 2002.G. Donald Allen

Invited Presentation, CAMT (Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching), The TAMU online masters of mathematics degree program, July 10, 2002.Gave a workshop presentation in Houston, TX, "NASA Making Connections", July 20, 2002.

Delivered a workshop on math technology, San Antonio, TX, July 31-August 1, 2002.

James H. Bramble

Invited talk given "The Influence of Functional Analysis on the Theory of Finite Element Methods", SIAM 50th Anniversary Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.Huai-Dong Cao

Plenary Talk, Workshop on Geometric Evolution Equations, NCTS, Hsinchu, TaiwanPrabir Daripa

Invited talk, Modeling, Simulation, and Algorithms in Porous Media Flows, Minisymposium on "Forward and Inverse Problems in Multiphase Flow Through Porous Media", SIAM50 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.Talk given, "Simulation of Hemodynamic Flows in Catheterized Artery," Special Session on "Biological Models - Physiology," SIAM50 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Kenneth Dykema

Gave a workshop at UCLA, CA, July 6-12, 2002.Tamás Erdélyi

Colloquium talk given at the Mathematics Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.Richard Ewing

Research Conference talk, SIAM 50th Anniversary Conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 10, 2002.Thomas Kiffe

Organized the Stochastic Modeling Workshops conducted at the Science Academy of South Texas, Weslaco, TX, July 30-Aug 3, 2002.Raytcho Lazarov

Traveled to Livermore, CA to work at LLNL on a project with colleagues.Francis Narcowich

Hour talk given at the Workshop in Linear Analysis and Probability, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, July 17, 2002.Michael Pilant

Gave a workshop at the MAA Conference, Burlington, VT, July 27-31, 2002.Maurice Rojas

Invited Tutorial Talk given at the Workshop on Algebraic Geometry and Geometric Modelling, Vilnius University, Lithuania, July 30, 2002.Henry Schenck

Invited talk, Symbolic Computational Algebra Conference, Ontario, Canada.Vince Schielack

Two presentations given at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Dallas.Thomas Schlumprecht

Plenary speaker at the Workshop in PIMS Institute, Vancouver, CanadaPlenary speaker at the Operator Theory and related areas, Timisoara, Romania.

Peter Stiller

Invited speaker, SPIE International Conference, Vision Geometry XI, Seattle, WA, July 7-8, 2002.Jay Walton

Special Session, Symposium on Viscoelasticity in Composites in Honor of R. A. Schapery, 14th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA.Special Session, Symposium in Honor of W.G. Knauss, 14th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA.

Catherine Yan

Two colloquiums given at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China.Philip Yasskin

Traveled to Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to attend a Maple Summer Workshop. He presented a talk "Publishing with Maple and LaTeX". Presented at poster "Vector Calculus Power Tool", July 27-31, 2002.

## August 2002

G.R. Blakley

Traveled to St. John, Newfoundland, Canada to attend SAC '02, August 15-16, 2002, then attended CRYPTO '02 in California, August 18-22, 2002.Huai-Dong Cao

Plenary Talk, Differential Geometry and Global Analysis (A Satellite Conference to International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2002), Nankai University, Tianjin, China, August 16-18, 2002.Yalchin Efendiev

Traveled to Petrópolis, Brazil to give two talks in a special session, Computational Modeling of Multi-Scale Phenomena, August 5-9, 2002.Richard Ewing

Proposed agenda on Seminar: Science and Technology as an Engine for Economic Development in Mexico, Guanajuato, Mexico, August 2, 2002.Keynote Address given at the 2nd Symposium on Computational Modeling of Multi-scale Phenomena, Petropolis, Brazil, August 5, 2002.

Plenary Lecture given at the Satellite Conference on Scientific Computing, International Congress on Mathematics 2002-Beijing, Xi'an, China, August 18, 2002.

Talk at the Workshop: The State-of-the-art of Information Technology and its Impact on the Petroleum Industry, Petro China, Beijing, China, August 19, 2002.

Talk given at the International Conference for Magne Espedal, Bergen, Norway.

Susan Geller

Poster presentation given at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Computation Biology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 4, 2002.David Larson

Participated in a mathematics conference at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, August 5-8, 2002.Traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam and Singapore to give a talk at a math conference in Hanoi and a colloquium lecture in Singapore, August 8-27, 2002.

Raytcho Lazarov

Traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria to attend the Fifth International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications in Borovetz and to give an invited lecture at the Department of Mathematics, Sofia University, August 8-25, 2002.Joe Pasciak

Gave a talk at the Fifth International Conference on Numerical Methods and Appl., Borovets, Bulgaria, August 22, 2002.Guergana Petrova

Attended and gave a talk at the International Conference: Foundations of Computational Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 5-11, 2002.Gilles Pisier

Plenary Speaker at the Satellite Conference of ICM on Operator Algebras, Chengde, China, August 14-18, 2002.Alexei Poltoratski

Hosted a session at the 11th Annual Analysis Meeting, Euler Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia.Maurice Rojas

Presented a plenary talk "Complexity and Rationality" at a Special Session of the 2002 Foundations of Computational Mathematics Conference in Minneapolis, MN, he also accepted an award from the Journal of Complexity, August 12-15, 2002.Joseph Ward

Collaborated with H. Mhaskar in research at the California State University, Los Angeles, CA, August 26-31, 2002.Catherine Yan

Presented talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Beijing, China.Jianxin Zhou

Presented talk at the ICM2002 Satellite Conference on Nonlinear Functional Analysis, Tianyuan, China, August 14-18, 2002.Colloquium talk, Dept. Math., Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, August 12, 2002.

Colloquium talk, Dept. Math., Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China, August 20, 2002.

## September 2002

G. Donald Allen

Invited Presentation, Sam Houston State University, September 27, 2002.Harold Boas

Attended the Conference on Several Complex Variables and Complex Geometry, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, September 19-22, 2002.Huai-Dong Cao

Geometric Analysis Seminar given, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.Goong Chen

Poster presentation (no talk), at the DARPA QuIST (Quantum Information Science and Technology) Annual Technical Briefing, Boston, MA.Susan Geller

Participated in the Bioinformatics Forum, a colloquium series of the Medical School, University of Pennsylvania, September 25, 2002.Gilles Pisier

Invited speaker at the Conference on Banach Spaces (in honour of Pelczynki's 70th birthday) Bedlewo, Poland, September 2002.Maurice Rojas

Invited Seminar given at Algebra & Combinatorics Seminar, Texas A&M University, September 2, 2002.Emil Straube

Attended the Conference on Several Complex Variables and Complex Geometry in honor of the 70th birthdays of Robert Gunning and Joseph Kohn, to present a talk "Schrödinger Operators, Potential Theory, and the Neumann Problems", Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, September 17-22, 2002.

## October 2002

G. Donald Allen

Invited Presession (3 hrs), ICTCM, Using Digital Imaging Technologies to Teach Mathematics Concepts, Orlando, FL, October 30, 2002.Goong Chen

Invited talk "Mathematical Models of Quantum Computing Devices", in the conference "New Trends in Nonlinear Dynamics and Control and Their Applications" sponsored by NSF/AFOSR, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.Invited major talk "Mathematical Models on Contemporary Elementary Quantum Computing Devices", in the conference "Quantum Control, Mathematical and Numerical Challenges", CRM (Centre de Recherches Mathematiques", Université de Montréal, October 5-10, 2002, Montréal, Canada.

Arthur M. Hobbs

Traveled to Morgantown, WV to give a colloquium talk and collaborate in research with colleagues, October 29-November 3, 2002.Bruce Lowe

Presented a talk to North Harris College Math. Club titled "Determining the Value of Stock Options", Houston, TX, October 16, 2002.Joe Pasciak

Gave a talk at the University of Houston, October 3, 2002.Jon Pitts

Attended the Southern Association of colleges and schools work session in Atlanta, GA, October 3-4, 2002.Traveled to Austin, TX to attend the Texas Geometry and Topology Conference, October 11-13, 2002.

Alexei Poltoratski

Talk given at the Conference on Spaces of Holomorphic Functions, Marseille, France.Maurice Rojas

Invited Seminar given at Number Theory Seminar, University of California, Berkeley, October 9, 2002.Henry Schenck

Talk given at the University of Nebraska.Algebra Seminar given at the University of Nebraska.

Jane Schielack

Talk given at the Annual Conference of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), Charlotte, NC.Peter Stiller

Invited speaker (Selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research as the Featured Speaker in the Automatic Target Recognition Emphasis Area), Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, October 10, 2002.Invited participant, Air Force Research Laboratory - Automatic Target Recognition Workshop, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, October 11, 2002.

Leon van Wyk

Traveled to Lafayette, LA to present a colloquium at the University of Louisiana, Department of Mathematics, October 10-11, 2002.Jay Walton

Special Session, Symposium on Dynamic Fracture, 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, State College, PA.Jianxin Zhou

Colloquium talk, Departmental Applied Math Seminar, Math. Dept., Texas A&M University.

## November 2002

G. Donald Allen

Invited Presession, ICTCM, Using Flash to Develop Advanced Mathematics Animations, Orlando, FL, November 1, 2002.Invited Presentations (4 hrs), RGVCTM (Rio Grande Valley Council on Teaching Mathematics), Using Animations in Mathematics Instruction, McAllen, TX, November 16, 2002.

Huai-Dong Cao

Gave Departmental Colloquium, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.Goong Chen

Invited talk "Boundary Element Method for Semilinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems", Oberwolfach Mathematics Conference on Boundary Element Methods, Oberwolfach, Germany.Prabir Daripa

Invited talk, "A Domain Embedding/Boundary Control Method to Solve Elliptic Problems in Arbitrary Domains," minisymposium talk at 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10-13, 2002.Invited colloquium talk, "Role of Classical Methods for Application Driven Algorithms," at the "National Symposium on Mathematical Methods and Applications" (On the Occasion of Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan's Birthday), Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India, December 21, 2002.

Invited colloquium talk, "Some Modern Trends in Simulation of Porous Media Flows,'' Physics and Applied Mathematics Division, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India, December 31, 2002.

Kenneth Dykema

Gave a seminar talk at State College, PA and consulted with colleagues, November 7-12, 2002.Stephen Fulling

Attended a workshop on Casimir Forces, November 14-16, 2002 and presented a talk "Systematics of the Relation between Heat-Kernel Coefficients and Vacuum Energy".Susan Geller

Traveled to New Brunswick, NJ to collaborate in research with colleagues at Rutgers University, November 22, 2002.David Larson

Gave a talk, AMS Special Session on Wavelets, Frames and Operator Theory, Orlando, FL.Raytcho Lazarov

Attended and gave a presentation at the 982nd AMS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, November 9-10, 2002.Gilles Pisier

Colloquium, Besancon, France, November 2002.Jon Pitts

Invited talk given at the System Symposium, Corpus Christi, TX, November 18-19, 2002.Maurice Rojas

Invited Seminar given at Special Seminar in Algebra and Computation, Rice University, November 26, 2002.Henry Schenck

Invited talk, Contemporary Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Conference, Texas Tech University.Jane Schielack

Presented two talks at the Governor's Conference on Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education, Austin, TX.Thomas Schlumprecht

Traveled to Toronto, Canada to organize a Mathematics Conference, Fields Institute, November 10-23, 2002.

## December 2002

Huai-Dong Cao

Plenary Talk, Pacific Rim Geometry Conference, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 16-19, 2002.Geometry and Analysis Seminar, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Rostislav Grigorchuk

Talk given at Conference on Dynamical Systems in memory of V.A. Alekseev, December 23-28, Moscow, 2002.William Johnson

Colloquium given at Catholic University.Jon Pitts

Presenter of several talks at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 7-9, 2002.Joel Zinn

Traveled to Newark, Delaware and Storrs, Connecticut to give a seminar at the University of Delaware and consult with W. li (Delaware) and E. Giné Univ. of Connecticut, December 12-23, 2002.

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