Seminar series to continue at BU

For immediate release: Feb. 2, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Muhammad Aslam, a visiting instructor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, will give a presentation, “Wavelet Image Approximation and Gibbs Phenomenon,” as a part the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Seminar Series. The talk will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 108, and is open to the public free of charge.

Aslam will discuss his research involving image and signal compression, which has applications in fields such as telecommunications, data storage, homeland security and medical imaging. He recently earned his doctoral degree in mathematics from West Virginia University, after studying at institutions in his native Pakistan.

Upcoming programs in the series, all to be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 108, are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, Michael McTavish, Pennsylvania State Police, “Computer Crime Investigations.”
  • Tuesday, March 6, Kappa Mu Epsilon, math honor society, “What’s Hot about Math?”
  • Tuesday, March 27, James Mackin, BU’s provost, “Math Applications in Oceanography.”
  • Tuesday, April 3, Drue Coles and William Calhoun, associate professors of mathematics, computer science and statistics, and David Reichert, a junior computer science major from Hershey, “Student-Faculty Computer Science Research.”
  • Tuesday, April 17, John Polhill, assistant professor of mathematics, computer science and statistics, “Some Interesting Combinatronics.”
  • Tuesday, May 1, Computer science students from the Software Engineering class, “Software Engineering Projects.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.