Hyejin Kim (MSU)
On November 13, 2013, 3:30-4:30pm in MSB 309, Hyejin Kim from MSU will speak on
Features of Fast Living : On the weak selection for longevity in degenerate birth death processes.
Deterministic descriptions of dynamics of competing species with identical carrying capacities but distinct birth, death, and reproduction rates predict steady state coexistence with population ratios depending on initial conditions. Demographic fluctuations described by a Markovian birth death model break this degeneracy. A novel large carrying capacity asymptotic theory confirmed by conventional analysis and simulations reveals a weak preference for longevity in the deterministic limit with finite time extinction of one of the competitors on a time scale proportional to the total carrying capacity.
Michael Wykes (Auto-Owners Insurance)
Michael Wykes, UM-Flint alum, actuary and manager with Auto-Owners Insurance and new Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, will be our guest speaker on November 21, 4-6 PM in 335 French Hall.
Meir Shillor (Oakland University)
On October 30, 2013, 2:30-3:30pm in MSB 309, Meir Shillor from Oakland University will speak on
A Mathematical Model for Wood Frogs Population.
Matt Causley (MSU)
October 16, 2013, 2:30pm Speaker: Matt Causley (MSU)
"Higher order A-stable schemes for the wave equation through successive convolution".
In MSB 325
Chris Place (from Towers Watson)
Chris Place from Towers Watson will speak on "An Introduction to Actuarial Consulting" in 329 MSB on September 26, 2013, 1:45-2:30pm.