November 27, 2012 KOM 206 1:30pm-2:30pm
Richard Waggoner, FSA, MAAA Senior Actuary from Sterling Insurance, Bellingham WA and Windsor Health Plans, Brentwood, TN will speak to Actuarial Science students.
November 30, 2012 KOM 206 2:00pm-3:00pm
Dr. Thomas Yankeelov, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Cancer Biology; Director of Cancer Imaging Research, Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will present the abstract, "Integrating Quantitative Imaging and Biophysical Models to Predict Tumor Growth". Abstract: While elaborate mathematical models of tumor growth may exist, they are not of the form that can be applied to clinical data. We will argue that clinically relevant mathematical modeling of tumor growth can be achieved by incorporation of non-invasive, quantitative imaging. After introducing the audience to a limited set of common, clinically available imaging techniques, we will proceed to present a series of examples displaying how these data can be incorporated into predictive models. The overall goal is to have accurate models that can be populated by patient specific imaging data to provide an accurate prediction of how a particular therapeutic regimen will work in an individual patient.
March 21, 2013 KOM 200 2:30pm-4:00pm
Dr. Emiliano Valdez, Professor of Actuarial Science, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut, will be presenting two abstracts. His first talk will be "Multivariate Binomial Models for Insurance Claim Counts" which will be for a technical based audience. His second talk will be "Health Care Issues and Reform: An Informative Discussion" which will be for a broader, non-technical audience.
May 24-26, 2013
Sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University
26th Cumberland Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing