MCSP Conversation Series Talks

Spring 2018

All sessions will be in Massengill Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Date & Time Speaker Title Intended Audience
Fri, Feb 2
5:15-6:15 PM
Trexler 372
Dr. Kal Dhou
University of Missouri, St. Louis

How can virtual chess humans help in understanding

attack and defense attitudes?

Tues, Feb 6
5:45-6:45 PM
Mr. Robbie Hott
University of Virginia
Evolving Networks: Application and Analysis Majors
Thur, Feb 8
5:15-6:15 PM
Mr. Adewale Sekoni
University of Wyoming
Random Oracles that Separate Complexity Classes
Thur, March 1
2:00-4:00 PM
Trexler 372
Vanessa Gould
Between the Folds - Origami Documentary


ONLY if can
attend full 2

Wed, March 14
6:30-7:30 PM
Dr. Chris Lee
Roanoke College
Standard Deviations - Flawed Assumptions, 
Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics
Thur, March 29
5:00-6:00 PM
Dr. Truong Le
Berry College
Excess of Long Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs)
in the Swift Era Below Redshift of 2
Mon, April 2
6:30-7:30 PM
Dr. Ben Wilson
Stevenson University
Would Wheel of Fortune be Easier in Dothraki or Klingon? ALL
Mon, April 9
5:30-6:30 PM
Trexler 372
Dr. Hiba Assi

Non-Equilibrium Relaxation Dynamics in Disordered Type-II Superconductors

Mon, April 9
7:30-8:30 PM
Dr. Robert Pless
George Washington University
Organizing a Billion Images of Our World ALL
Thur, April 12
5:30-6:30 PM
Dr. Tim LaFave Jr
Southern Methodist University
Discovering the Geometric Nature of the Periodic Table of Atoms Majors
Fri, April 13
Dr. Jim Stout
University of Washington
Clinicians and Computer Science Engineers: A Story of Interdisciplinary Collaboration ALL
Tues, April 17
4:30-5:30 PM
Mr. Evan Aguirre
West Virginia University
Spontaneous Formation of Ion Holes and Ion Beams in Expanding Plasmas Majors
Tues, April 17
6:00-7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Taylor
Roanoke College
A Potpourri of Mathematics in Popular Games ALL
Thur, April 19
6:00-7:00 PM
Dr. Jack Brockway Variable Star Observation and Undergraduate Research - What, Why and How Majors
For more information, please contact Dr. Maggie Rahmoeller at (540) 375-2505 or