Invited
Mathematical Presentations or Participations:

2016

Invited Speaker, The Remarkable Journey of The Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrass, Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, January

Invited Speaker, Math at Top Speed: Using Mathematics to Enhance My Son&dsquo;s BMX Bicycle Racing Experience, 2016 X-STEM Symposium, USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington, DC, April

Invited Speaker, The Remarkable Journey of The Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrass, Department of Mathematics and The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, April

Invited Speaker, The Remarkable Journey of The Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrass, Loneseth Lecture, Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, May

Invited Speaker, Young Owls Leadership Program Address, Youn Owls Leadership Program, Rice University, Houston, TX, June

Invited Speaker, The Fair Lane Assignment Problem in BMX Bicycle Racing, ConocoPhillips Applied Mathematics Program (AMP), Rice University, Houston, TX, July

Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore, Tapia Math Science Scholars Program (TMSS), Rice University, Houston, TX, July

Invited Speaker, The Fair Lane Assignment Problem in BMX Bicycle Racing, Rice Excellence in Mathematics Instruction (REMI) Program, Rice University, Houston, Texas, August

Invited lecture, 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings sponsored by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA), "The Remarkable Journey of the Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrass", January [Online]

The Remarkable Journey of The Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrass, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series, Rice University, Houston, Texas, January

Math at Top Speed: The Role of Mathematics in Science and in My Personal Life, ThinkingOutLoud, Brown Presidential Colloquium Series Fest, Providence, RI, April

Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore, National Mathematics Festival, Washington, DC, April

Using math to Construct a Psychedelic Video of My 1970 Chevelle Show Car, National Mathematics Festival, Washington, DC, April

The Fair Lane Assignment Problem In BMX Bicycle Racing, National Mathematics Festival, Washington, DC, April

Invited speaker,“Isoperimetric Problem Revisited: Extracting a Short Proof of Sufficiency from Euler’s 1744 Proof of Necessity,” University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, Texas, February

“Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method,” Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series, Rice University, Houston, Texas, March

Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore, Rees Lecture Series, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, October

Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method, Presidents’ Distinguished Lecture in Engineering, Science and Medicine, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, November

Invited speaker, “The Isoperimetric Problem Revisited: Extracting a Short Proof of Sufficiency from Euler’s 1744 Proof of Necessity,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, January

Invited speaker, “The Isoperimetric Problem Revisited: Extracting a Short Proof of Sufficiency from Euler’s 1744 Proof of Necessity,” Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, February

Invited speaker, “Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method,” West Coast Optimization Meeting, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, May

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore,” MathAcrossCampus, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, June

Invited speaker, “Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method,” Congreso Mathematico de las Americas, Guanajuato, Mexico, August

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in Drag Racing Folklore,” Rice University, Houston, Texas, February

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in Drag Racing Folklore,” Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, March

“Fusing Art and Mathematics through Cars: The Construction of a Psychedelic Show Car Video,” Unconvention Day, Rice University, Houston, Texas, April

“Fusing Art and Mathematics through Cars: The Construction of a Psychedelic Show Car Video,” Young Owl Leadership Program, Rice University, Houston, Texas, June

“Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method,” the International Conference on the Frontier of Computational and Applied Mathematics: Tony Chan’s 60th Birthday Conference, IPAM, Los Angeles, California, June

“The Isoperimetric Problem Revisited: Extracting a Short Proof of Sufficiency from Euler’s 1744 Proof of Necessity,&rsdquo; SIAM National Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July

“Everything that You Need to Know about Classes of Secant Updates,” IX Brazilian Workshop on Continuous Optimization, Luiz Correia, Piaui, Brazil, August

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore” Dr. Tapia presented a talk to the students of SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers). University of Texas-Austin Austin, TX, March

Invited speaker, “The Remarkable Isoperimetric Problem and the Euler-Lagrange Equation Revisited” Department of Mathematics Colloquium Series Rice University Houston, Teaxs Apri

Invited speaker, “The Remarkable Isoperimetric Problem and the Euler-Lagrange Equation Revisited”, Department of Mathematics Colloquium Series University of Houston Houston, Texas, April

Invited speaker, “The Remarkable Isoperimetric Problem and the Euler-Lagrange Equation Revisited”, Department of Mathematics Distinguished Lecture Series University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg, Texas, May

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore,” Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Georgia, September

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing”, Folklore MBI - COSI - Metro High Public Lecture Series Columbus, OH, November

Invited talk, “Optimization: The Cradle of Contemporary Mathematics,” Fifth Blackwell-Tapia Conference, Hosted by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November

“Optimization: The Cradle of Contemporary Mathematics,” Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Rice University, Houston, Texas, January

Invited talk, “If It’s Fast It Must Be Newton’s Method, International Conference on Computational and Information Sciences (ICCIS), University of Houston – Downtown, Houston, Texas, May

Richard Tapia 70th Birthday Conference, Rice University, Houston, Texas, May

“Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore,” 2009 Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Summer Program, Rice University, Houston, Texas, June

Invited speaker, “The Remarkable Life of the Isoperimetric Problem: The World’s Most Influential Mathematics Problem,” Mathematics Leadership Institute, Pin Oak Middle School, Houston Texas, June

Invited speaker, “The Remarkable Life of the Isoperimetric Problem: The World’s Most Influential Mathematics Problem,” 15th Annual Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS15), Rice University, Houston, Texas, June

Invited speaker, “Heavy Metal,” Summer Math Days, Rice University, Houston, Texas, June

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore,” Engineering Bridge Program (ENGI 101), Rice University, Houston, Texas, July

Invited talk, ‘Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method,” Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, Texas, October

David Blackwell and Richard Tapia Distinguished Lecture Series in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November

Invited talk, “Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration
as Newton’s Method,” Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New
Mexico, January 31

Invited talk, “MPromoting Students’ Appreciation for Math through Applications to Very Cool Activities,” Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, January 23

Invited talk, “MOn Sizing and Shifting the BFGS Update within the Sized-Broyden
Family of Secant Updates,” 8th US-Mexico Workshop on Optimization and
its Applications, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, January 11

Invited talk, “Math is Cool,” CEEE Middle School Technology Seminar, Rice University, Houston, Texas, December 9

Invited speaker, “MMath is Cool,” Blackwell-Tapia Conference, Minneapolis,
Minnesota, November

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking
Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore,” SIAM Rice Chapter, Rice
University, Houston, Texas, September
15

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking
Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore,” University of California-Berkeley
Regents, Lecturer, March 15

Invited speaker, “On Sizing and Shifting the BFGS
Update within the Sized-Broyden Family of Secant Updates,” MSRI
Special Lecture, Berkeley, California, September 23

Invited speaker, “Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient
Iteration as Newton’s Method,” Department of Mathematics, University
of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California, September
22

Invited speaker, “Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and
Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method,” Arizona
State University, Tempe, Arizona, August 18

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring
and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore,” Annual
Meeting of the Michigan Section of the MAA, Alma College,
Alma, Michigan, April 28

Invited speaker, “Math at Top Speed: Exploring
and Breaking Myths in the Drag Racing Folklore,” Cesar
Chavez Birthday Celebration, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 4

Invited speaker, “Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient
Iteration as Newton’s Method,” Distinguished Minority in
Engineering Scholars Lecture Series, Northwestern University,
Chicago, Illinois, March 7

“Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths
in the Drag Racing Folklore,” CAAM Graduate Seminar,
Rice University, Houston, Texas, January 26

Invited guest, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and
Science of Texas Annual Conference, Irving, Texas, January

“Using Art and Mathematics through Cars,” Families Weekend, Rice University,
Houston, Texas, October

Invited address, “Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and
Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method”,
International Joint Meeting of the AMS and the Sociedad
Matemática Mexicana (SMM), Houston, Texas, May 13

Invited address, “Inverse, Shifted, Inverse, and
Rayleigh Quotient Iteration Methods as Newton's Method,”
University of Arizona - Math Colloquium, Tucson Arizona,
April 9

Invited address, “Math at Top Speed: Breaking Myths
in the Drag Racing Folklore”, University of Arizona,
Tucson Arizona, April 9

Invited address, “Math at Top Speed: Breaking Myths
in the Drag Racing Folklore”, IMA Lecture Series,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November
20

Invited address, “Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and
leigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method”,
Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis Seminar, University
of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 20

Invited address, “Fusing Art and Mathematics Through
Cars ”, Homecoming and Reunion 2003, Rice University,
Houston, Texas, November 7

Invited address, “Math at Top Speed: Breaking Myths
in the Drag Racing Folklore” University of Texas -
Pan American Mathematics Department, Edinburg, Texas, October
13

Invited address, “Math at Top Speed: Breaking Myths
in the Drag Racing Folklore” Mathematical Sciences
Research Institute (MSRI), Texas Southern University, Houston,
Texas, September 27

Guest speaker, “Math is Everywhere in My Real Life”,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice
University, Houston, Texas, September 26

Invited address, “Math at Top Speed: Breaking Myths
in the Drag Racing Folklore”, CITI Undergraduate Lecture
Series, Rice University, Houston, Texas, September 16

Invited address, “Mathematics is Everywhere in My
Real Life,” Department of Mathematics, University
of Texas El Paso, El Paso, Texas, September 11

Invited address, “Inverse, Shifted, Inverse, and
Rayleigh Quotient Iteration Methods as Newton's Method,”
CAARMS9, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, June
26

Invited address, “Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and
Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method”
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California,
May 7

Invited address, “Math at Top Speed: Mathematical
Insights in BMX Bicycle and Drag Racing,” San Marcos,
Texas, April 9

Invited address, “Math at Top Speed: Mathematical
Insights into BMX Bicycle and Car Drag Racing”, Houston
Community College Central Campus, Houston, Texas, March
25

Invited address, “Inverse, Shifted, Inverse, and
Rayleigh Quotient Iteration Methods as Newton's Method,”
IMPACT, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March
7

Invited address, “Inverse, Shifted, Inverse, and
Rayleigh Quotient Iteration Methods as Newton's Method,”
Department of Mathematics, Trinity University, San Antonio,
Texas, February 25

Invited keynote address, “Some Mathematical Insights
into Car and Bicycle Racing,” MAA/AMS
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, Maryland, January
16

Invited speaker, “Some Mathematical Insights Related
to Automobile Drag Racing,” Conference and Prize in
Honor of David Blackwell and Richard A. Tapia, Mathematical
Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California, November
1

Invited speaker, “Some Mathematical Insights Related
to Automobile Drag Racing,” Conference and Prize in
Honor of David Blackwell and Richard A. Tapia, Baltimore,
Maryland, November

Guest speaker, “On a Mathematical Formulation and
Solution of the Fair-Lane Assignment Problem in Bicycle
Motocross Racing,” Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, September
30

Invited speaker, “Interpreting the Classical Inverse,
Shifted, Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration Methods
as a Standard Formulation of Newton’s Method from the Nonlinear
Programming Literature,” 2nd Annual McMaster Optimization
Conference: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 02), Hamilton,
Ontario, CANADA, August 3

“Some Mathematical Insights in BMX Bicycle and Drag
Racing”, University of Houston- Downtown, Houston,
Texas, April 11

“If It Is Fast and Effective, It Must Be Newton's
Method,” Department of Mathematics, Washington State
University, Pullman, Washington, February

“Open Dicussion of Computational Science Education
Topics,” Contemporary Topics in Computational Science
Education Session, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
(SIAM) Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, July

“The Fundamental Role of Interior-Point Methodology
in Constrained Optimization,” Department of Mathematical
Science, The University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, Texas,
April

“The Fundamental Role of Interior-Point Methodology
in Constrained Optimization,” Department of Industrial
Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas,
March

“Some Mathematical Insights Related to BMX Bicycle
and Drag Racing,” Humboldt State University, Arcata,
California, March

“If It Is Fast and Effective, It Must Be Newton’s
Method,” Invited Kieval Lecture, Humboldt State University,
Arcata, California, March

“On Sizing and Shifting the BFGS Update within the
SIzed Broyden Family of Secant Updates,” 7th US-Mexico
Workshop on Numerical Analysis, Yucatán, Merida,
Mexico, January

“Computational Biology,” Structural and Computational
Biology and Molecular Biophysics Program, Baylor College
of Medicine, Houston, Texas, November

“If It Is Fast, Must It Always Be Newton’s
Method?” University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder,
Colorado, September

“If It Is Fast, Must It Always Be Newton’s
Method?” Blackwell-Tapia Distinguished Lecture Series,
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, May

“If It Is Fast, Must It Always Be Newton’s
Method?” Department of Mathematics, University of
Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, April

“Mathematical Insights in BMX Bicycle and Car Drag
Racing,” CITI Lecture Series, Computer and the Information
Technology Institute, Rice University, Houston, Texas, April

“On the Fundamental Role of Interior-Point Methodology
in Constrained Optimization,” T.J. Watson Research
Center, December

“Historical Development of the Mathematical and
Computational Sciences,” J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. Lecture,
MathFest IX, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas,
October

Keynote address: “Some Mathematical Insights into
BMX Bicycle and Drag Racing,” SACNAS National Meeting,
Portland, Oregon, October

“An Introduction to Computational Optimization Theory,”
Mathematics and Statisitics Scientific Symposia, SACNAS
National Meeting, Portland, Oregon, October

“On the Fundamental Role of Interior-Point Methodology
in Constrained Optimization,” Instituto Tecnologico
Autonomo de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, September

“On the Fundamental Role of Interior-Point Methodology
in Constrained Optimization,” Tulane University, New
Orleans, Louisiana, September

“Some Mathematical Insights Into Car and Bicycle
Racing,” The I.E. Block Community Lecture, SIAM Optimization
and Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, May

“On the Fundamental Role of the Interior-Point Methodology
in Constrained Optimization,” CITI Distinguished Lecture
Series, Rice University, Houston, Texas, October

Invited speaker: “Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as
Newton’s Method,” Department of Mathematics,
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, April

“Some Computational Issues Related to Interior-Point
Mentods for Nonlinear Programming,” International
Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Lausanne, Switzerland,
August

“Interior-Point Methods: New Algorithmic Methodology
for Large-Scale Inequality Constrained Optimization,”
INTERFACE '97, Houston, Texas, May

“An Algorithmic Linear Programming Paradox: Complexity
Versus Performance,” Computational Science for the
21st Century, Tours, France, May

“Contributions to Interior-Point Methodology for
Linear and Nonlinear Programming,” Applied Mathematical
Sciences (AMS) Department of Energy Meeting, Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, April

“Recent Advances in Interior-Point Methods,”
Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston,
Texas March

“On the Fundamental Role of the Interior-Point Methodology
in Constrained Optimization,” Department of Computational
and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, Houston, Texas,
February

“On the Application of Interior-Point Methodology
to Groundwater Remediation,” Fifth SIAM Conference
on Optimization, Victoria, BC, Canada, May

“On the Global Convergence of Interior-Point Methods
for Linear Programming,” INFORMS Washington, DC Spring
1996 National Meeting, Washington, DC, May

Invited speaker: “On the Fundamental Role of Interior-Point
Methodology in for Constrained Optimization,” Cornell
University, Ithaca, New York, April

Invited speaker: “On the Fundamental Role of Interior-Point
Methodology in Constrained Optimization,” University
of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, March

“On the Application of Interior-Point Methodology
to Groundwater Remediation,” The Fifth Annual Industrial
Meeting, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas,
October

“On the Choice of Merit Function for the Primal-Dual
Interior-Point Method for Nonlinear Programming,”
SIAM National Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, October

Invited speaker: “Interior-Point Methods: An Effective
Way of Handling Inequality Constraints?” The University
of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, August

Invited speaker: “Interior-Point Methods for Linear
and Nonlinear Programming: An Effective Way of Handling
Inequality Constraints,” Center for Communications
Research, La Jolla, California, June

“On the Characterization of Q-Superlinear Convergence
of Quasi-Newton Interior-Point Methods for Nonlinear Programming,”
INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management
Sciences) National Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April

Invited speaker: “Rice Activity in Interior-Point
Methods for Linear and Nonlinear Programming,” Department
of Energy, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March

“Interior-Point Methods: An Effective Way of Handling
Inequality Constraints,” W.M. Keck Center for Computational
Biology, Rice University; Houston, Texas, March

Invited speaker: “On the Formulation of Interior-Point
Methods for Linear Programming,” Georgia Institute
of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, February

Invited speaker: “On the Formulation of the Karmarkar
and Primal-Dual Interior-Point Algorithms for Linear Programming,"”
15th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming,
Ann Arbor, Michigan, August

Invited series of lectures: Distinguished Visitor Program,
Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City,
Iowa, February

“On the Formulation of Interior-Point Methods for
Nonlinear Programming,” TIMS- ORSA National Meeting,
Phoenix, Arizona, November

Invited address: “On the Historical Development
of Theoretical and Computational Optimization Theory,”
at the XXVI National Congress of the Sociedad Matematica
Mexicana (SMM), Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, October 1993
(selection made by President of the AMS at the invitation
of the President of the SMM), October

"A Primal-Dual Interior-Point Method for Large-Scale Linear
Programming," TIMS- ORSA meeting, Chicago, May

Plenary session: “The Historical Development of
Computational Optimization,” regional meeting of the
American Mathematical Society, Knoxville, Tennessee, March

Plenary session: “On the Formulation of InteriorPoint
Methods for Linear and Nonlinear Programming,” Panamerican
Workshop for Applied and Computational Mathematics, Caracas,
Venezuela, January

“Convergence Properties of Primal-Dual Interior-Point
Methods for Linear Programming,” TIMS-ORSA National
Meeting, San Francisco, California, November

“Convergence of the Iteration Sequence in Primal-Dual
Interior-Point Methods for Linear Programming,” Fourth
SIAM Conference on Optimization, Chicago, May

"Recent Advances in Interior-Point Methods," 6th Mexico-United
States Workshop in Numerical Analysis, Oaxaca, Mexico, January

TIMS-ORSA National Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
October

An Optimization Day in Iowa City, one-day conference on
interior-point methods, University of Iowa, July

SIAM National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, July

Snowbird Conference for Chairs of Computer Science Departments,
sponsored by the Computer Research Board of the Association
for Advancement of Computing Research, Snowbird, Utah

Invited presentation on Educational Pipeline Issues

Invited presentation on Academic Computational Sciences
Programs

Invited Presentation on Human Resources

TIMS-ORSA National Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

Second Asilomar Workshop on Progress in Mathematical Programming,
Asilomar, California

4th Conference on Scientific and Technical Computing,
sponsored by INRIA, Paris, France

6th Oberwolfach Conference on Mathematical Programming,
Oberwolfach, Germany

Featured Speaker (with J.R. Thompson): Johns Hopkins Distinguished
Lecture Series in the Mathematical Sciences, Baltimore,
Maryland; presented 10 lectures

Conference on Applied Nonlinear Analysis, University of
Texas, Arlington, Texas

SIAM Meeting, Columbia, South Carolina

Distinguished Lecture Series, Clemson University, Clemson,
South Carolina

1st Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis,
Mexico City