**The **

**Washington****, DC**

**Summer
Program for Women in Mathematics**

** Guest Lectures**

Our program of guest lecturers is intended to bring the participants into
contact with a wide variety of mathematical professionals. We invite guest
speakers who inspire, stimulate, and inform the participants. We coordinate the
topics for the guest talks with the mathematical content of our classroom
activities, both by preparing the students beforehand and by allowing time for
discussion afterwards. The guest speakers interact with the participants before
and after their talks and entertain discussions on their background, their
education, and their careers.

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the
titles of their talks for Summer 2013:

· Tara Smith, University of Cincinnati & NSF,Field Extensions, Groups, and Quadratic Forms

· Genetha Gray, Sandia Laboratory,Using Mathematics to Improve Everyday Activities

·
Jane Hawkins, University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill, *Chaotic dynamics and Julia sets on non-orientable surfaces*

·
Emek Kose, St. Mary's College of
Maryland, *Math and Mirrors: A
mathematical way of looking at images*

·
Julie Bergner (SPWM 1998), University of California-Riverside, *Groupoids** and Egyptian fractions*

·
Cymra Haskell, University of Southern California, *Degrees of Randomness*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the
titles of their talks for Summer 2012:

· Svetlana Roudenko, George Washington University,Evolution processes via differential equations

· Katharine (Katie) Gurski, Howard University,Using Mathematical Modeling to Study Biology and Physics

·
Anne Fernando, Norfolk State University and FDA, *FDA Modeling of the Public Health Risks and
Benefits of the OraQuick(TM) In-Home HIV Test*

·
Jane Hawkins, University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill, *The Dynamics of Schottky Groups*

·
Sue Goodman,
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, *Surfaces Sitting in Space*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2011:

· Julie Bergner (SPWM 1998), University of California- Riverside,Groupoidsand Egyptian fractions

· Maria Emelianenko, George Mason University,Mathematics under a microscope

·
Sarah Raynor, Wake Forest University, *Water!*

·
Linda Smolka, Bucknell
University, *Designing
a Better Black Box*

·
Jane Hawkins, University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill, *The Dynamics of Schottky Groups*

·
Anne Fernando,
Norfolk State University, *DGM-FD: a finite difference scheme based on the
Discontinuous Galerkin Method applied to Wave
propagation and background topics*

·
Talitha M. Washington, University of Evansville & Howard
University, *From
Cells to Bridges: Modeling with Differential Equations*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2010:

·
Kathleen Hoffman, University of
Maryland at Baltimore County, *Modeling
Lamprey Locomotion Central Pattern Generator (CPG)*

· Todd Radano,DecisionQ

· Angela Gallegos (SPWM 1998), Occidental College,Modeling Dendritic Cell Protocols for Cancer Treatment

·
Svetlana Roudenko, George
Washington University, *Evolution
processes via differential equations*

·
Katherine Socha, St. Mary’s
College of Maryland and NSF, *An ancient
tyrant, dead water, and Ben Franklin’s oil lamp*

·
Karma
Dajani, Universiteit Utrecht, The
Netherlands, *Almost every
point in base 2 has a unique expansion*

·
Judy Green, Marymount University, *American Women in Mathematics - A Brief History*

·
Allison Pacelli, Williams
College, *Algebraic Number Theory:
an "Ideal" Subject*

·
Jane Hawkins, University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill, *Looking for
Bernoulli shifts: chaos on the real line*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2009:

·
Leslie Gruis, National Security
Agency, *Complex Networks*

· Angela Gallegos (SPWM 1998), Occidental College,Let's Talk About Sex, Crocodilia and Delay Differential Equations

·
Barbara Csima, University of
Waterloo, *An Introduction to Computability
Theory *

·
Dr. Tad White and Heather Garten, National Security Agency, *Public Key Cryptography*

·
Erika Camacho, Arizona State University, *Mathematical Models of a Neuron Firing*

·
Natalie Priebe
Frank, Vassar College

·
Emily Burkhead, Meredith College,
*An Introduction to Cellular Automata and
Dynamical Properties of a Cellular Automaton Model for HIV*

·
Veronica Furst, Fort Lewis
College, *A Friendly Introduction to
Wavelets*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the
titles of their talks for Summer 2008:

- Helen Thorne, Director,
Research Councils UK, US Office,
*Mathematics in the UK: Research and Postgraduate Study* - Berit
Givens, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona,
*A Tour of Algebraic Structures in Search of Skew Pairs* - Diane Henderson, Penn
State University,
*Does water fall out of an upside down glass?* - Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College,
*Math and Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty* - Susan Williams, University
of South Alabama,
*Dynamics and Topology Tie the Knot* - Aimee Johnson, Swarthmore
College,
*Factoring maps on Higher-dimensional Shifts of Finite Type* - Alissa
Crans, Loyola Marymount University,
*Musical Mathematics* - Lorelei Koss, Dickinson
College,
*An Introduction to Complex Dynamical Systems*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2007:

·
Lynne Butler, Haverford College, *Hidden Markov models of natural language and stock
market indices*

·
Irina Mitrea, University of Virginia, *Computer aided proofs in partial
differential equations*

·
Anne McCarthy, Temple University,* Dynamics of Group Actions*

·
Natalie Priebe Frank, Vassar
College, *Parameterizing tiling
substitutions*

·
Barbara Nimershiem, Franklin and
Marshall College, *Hyperbolic geometry
meets number theory*

·
Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University, *R, C, H, O*

·
Ayse Sahin, DePaul University,*The**
Higher Dimensional Jungle: Dynamical Systems Theory for Commuting
Transformations*

·
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin &
Marshall College, *Math and Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2006:

·
Cathy O’Neil, Barnard College,
Columbia University, New York, NY, *Local to global
principles*

·
Linda Smolka, Bucknell
University, Lewisburg, PA, *Shocks,
Waves, Fans and the Method of Characteristics*

·
Tad White, National Security Agency, Algorithmics
and Statistics of String Comparison

- Jane Hawkins, University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
*An introduction to cellular automata*

·
Allison M. Pacelli, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, *Algebraic Number Theory: an
"Ideal" Subject*

·
Rebecca Weber, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH, *Making randomness
rigorous*

- Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster,
PA,
*Math and Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2005:

- Deborah Hughes-Hallet, University of Arizona & Harvard
University,
*Chasing the Elusive “Aha”: a Career in Undergraduate Education.*

·
Dawn Lott, Delaware State
University, Dover, DE, *Improving One’s
Health with Mathematics.*

·
Ruth Pfeiffer, Biostatistics
Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer
Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, *A
model to estimate risk of adverse pregnancy outcome associated with infection
with Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I)
from cross-sectional data.*

·
Fern Hunt, National Institute for
Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, *Visualizing
the frequency patterns of DNA.*

·
James R. Schatz, National
Security Agency, *What is a
measurable set?*

·
Jane Hawkins, University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, *A pure
mathematician's view of dynamical systems.*

·
Natalie Frank, Vassar College, *Introduction to Substitution Tilings.*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2004:

- Evelyn Sander, George
Mason University,
*The Role of Tangencies in Understanding Chaos.* - Amy Vanderbilt, Wave
Technologies,
*Nonmonotonic**Reasoning, Trig and Geometry Saving Lives - Mathematics in the Fast Paced World of Rapid Prototyping*. - Ruth Pfeiffer,
Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics,
National Cancer Institute, NIH,
*A model to estimate risk of infection with human herpesvirus 8 associated with transfusion from cross-sectional data.* - Jane Hawkins, University
of North Carolina,
*Periodic behavior in chaotic dynamics.* - Jodi Mead, Boise State
University,
*Modeling Floats or Pollutants in the Ocean.* - James R. Schatz,
National Security Agency,
*The MacWilliams theorem of coding theory.* - Lyn Miller, Slippery
Rock University,
*“Applied” Abstract Algebra? You're Kidding!* - Deborah Hughes-Hallet, University of Arizona & Harvard
University,
*Chasing the Elusive “Aha”: a Career in Undergraduate Education.*

Following is a
list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks for Summer 2003:

- Amy Vanderbilt, Science
Applications International Corporation,
*From theory to practice - the journey of a Nonmonotonic logician and her research from academia to industry.* - Kathleen Hoffman,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County,
*Some Examples from Mathematical Biology.* - Julianna
Tymoczko, Princeton University,
*An introduction to geometric representation theory.* - Lyn Miller, Slippery Rock
University,
*An Unexpected Application of Groebner Bases.* - Jane Hawkins, University
of North Carolina,
*Parameter space and Julia sets for non-polynomial maps.* - Natalie Priebe Frank, Vassar College
*, The diffraction spectrum of a quasicrystalline tiling.* - Judith Miller, Georgetown
University,
*Modeling the population genetics of quantitative traits.* - Sara Faridi,
University of Quebec at Montreal,
*Generalizing Graph Theory to Higher Dimensions.* - James R. Schatz, National
Security Agency,
*Finite Fields at the National Security Agency.*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2002:

- Valentina
Harizanov, The George Washington University,
*Hilbert's Tenth Problem: from Diophantus to Matiyasevich.* - Jane Hawkins, University
of North Carolina,
*Hausdorff**Dimension: A Dynamical Dimension with Many Uses.* - Lauren Rose, Bard
College,
*How Many Faces Can a Polyhedron Have?* - Beverly Diamond, College
of Charleston,
*Substitutions on a Finite Alphabet*. - Toni Bluher,
National Security Agency,
*A natural isomorphism between A_6 and PSL_2(9).* - Barbara Nimershiem, Franklin and Marshall College,
*Visualizing 3-Manifolds: Possible Shapes of Our Universe.* - Amy Vanderbilt, Xavier
University,
*Free Tweety! - Nonmonotonic Logic Comes Of Age.*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2001:

- Sara Faridi,
GWU,
*A survey of algebraic curves*. - Jane Hawkins, University
of North Carolina,
*Ergodic**theory: what is it?* - James R. Schatz, National
Security Agency,
*Introduction to Cryptography.* - Elaine McDonald, Sonoma State
University,
*A brief introduction to Queuing Theory.* - Natalie Priebe, Vassar College,
*An introduction to self-similar tilings.* - Margaret Murray, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University,
*American Women in Mathematics: From Christine Ladd-Franklin to Mary-Louise Parker.* - Isabel Bajeux-Besnainou, GWU,
*Finance in Mathematics.*

For further
details of these guest lectures, and some photographs, follow this link: Guests2001.

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks
for Summer 2000:

- Valentina
Harizanov, GWU,
*Quantum Computing*. - Kyle Kneisl,
University of North Carolina,
*Introduction to the dynamics of root- finding algorithms.* - Annalisa Crannell, Franklin and Marshall College,
*Everybody knows what chaos is, but nobody agrees. Nobody knows what chaos is, but everybody's right.* - Lloyd Douglas, National
Science Foundation,
*Funding opportunities at NSF.* - Aimee Johnson,
Swarthmore College,
*Tilings*. - James R. Schatz,
National Security Agency,
*Finite Fields.* - Daniel Loeb, Wagner
Associates,
*How to WIN at NIM.* - Margaret Murray,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
*Women becoming mathematicians: Creating a professional identity in post- World War II America.*

Following is a
list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks for Summer 1999:

- Annalisa Crannell, Franklin and Marshall College,
*Everybody knows what chaos is, but nobody agrees. Nobody knows what chaos is, but everybody's right.* - Jonathan Farley,
Vanderbilt University,
*The theory of ordered sets*. - Judith Miller,
Georgetown University,
*Nonlinear PDE, solitons and stability*. - Jennifer Zito, Center for Computing Sciences,
*The enumeration of trees*. - James R. Schatz,
National Security Agency,
*What is public key cryptography?* - Margaret Murray,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
*Women becoming mathematicians: From Hypatia to Herta Freitag.*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks for Summer 1998:

- Rodica
Simion, GWU,
*Convex polytopes— expect the unexpected.* - Annalisa Crannell, Franklin and Marshall College,
*Everybody knows what chaos is, but nobody agrees. Nobody knows what chaos is, but everybody's right.* - Jean Larson, University
of Florida,
*Unlocking secrets of sequences*. - James R. Schatz, National
Security Agency,
*The MacWilliams theorem of coding theory.* - Kathleen Madden,
Lafayette College,
*Putting the pieces together: tiling the infinite floor and the demise of Wang's conjecture*. - Margaret Murray,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
*American women mathematics Ph.D.'s of the Forties and Fifties.*

Following is a list of our guest speakers and the titles of their talks for Summer 1997:

- Sara Billey, MIT,
*Mathematical card tricks*. - Annalisa Crannell, Franklin and Marshall College,
*The importance of transitivity: make your own chaos in 3 easy steps.* - Valentina
Harizanov, GWU,
*Effectiveness in mathematical structures*. - Judy Kennedy,
University of Delaware,
*Topological horseshoes*. - James Propp, MIT,
*When random tilings don't look it*. - James R. Schatz,
National Security Agency,
*The MacWilliams theorem of coding theory*. - Brigitte Servatius, Worcester Polytech
Institute,
*The geometry of folding paper dolls*.

Following is a list of speakers and titles for Summer 1996:

- Michael Moses, George
Washington University,
*Robertson & Seymour, Kuratowski & Hercules, Hilbert & Godel, and Harvey Friedman... and more!* - Ann Trenk,
Wellesley College,
*How to pay your faculty fairly using k-leveling functions for posets?* - Karla Hoffman, George
Mason University,
*Operations research and decision making.* - Linda Lesniak, Drew University,
*Postman versus salesman- who has the advantage?* - Leslie Hall, Johns
Hopkins University,
*Combinatorial scheduling: algorithms and anomalies.* - Jim Schatz, National
Security Agency,
*Constructing designs for group actions* - Jane Hawkins, University
of North Carolina,
*Lebesgue**, ergodic, rational maps of the sphere and where they live in parameter space.*

Following is a list of speakers and titles for Summer 1995:

- Fern Hunt, National
Institute of Standards and Technology,
*Random walk solution of a two-dimensional fluid flow equation* - Linda Lesniak, Drew University,
*Traversing graphs* - James Schatz, National
Security Agency,
*Combinatorial designs and finite Fourier analysis* - Lynne Butler and F.
Miller Maley, Haverford College,
*Algebra and geometry of a regular four-dimensional polytope* - Jean Taylor, Rutgers
University,
*Soap bubbles and crystals* - Margaret Murray,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
*Fourier analysis and the heat equation* - Ann Boyle, National
Science Foundation
*Grobner**bases: a computational approach to ideal membership* - Joan Birman,
Columbia University
*The mathematics of knots* - Rodica
Simion, The George Washington University,
*Combinatorial enumeration related to hyperplane arrangements*