Brazos Analysis Seminar

This regional semi-annual seminar series is supported by Baylor University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston and the National Science Foundation. The goal is to bring together analysts at academic institutions within the South-Central region of the United States on a regular basis to communicate their research, with a particular emphasis on providing an opportunity for young researchers and graduate students to meet, collaborate and disseminate their work on a regular basis during the academic year.


Organizers: Michael Brannan (Texas A&M University), Mehrdad Kalantar (University of Houston), and Tao Mei (Baylor University)




Fall 2017 Meeting: November 4-5.

Location: University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

Time: Talks will begin on Saturday, November 4 at 9:00am, and end on Sunday, November 5 by 1:00pm.

Invited Speakers: 

  • Pawel Kasprzak (University of Warsaw)
  • Constanze Liaw (Baylor University)
  • Jonathan Novak (University of California, San Diego)
  • Mihai Popa (University of Texas at San Antonio)
  • Guoliang Yu (Texas A&M University)
  • Xin Ma* (Texas A&M University)

*=graduate student





Spring 2017 Meeting: March 25-26.

Location: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.  

Time: Talks will begin on Saturday, March 25 at 10:00am, and end on Sunday, March 26 by 1:00pm.

Invited Speakers: 

  • David Blecher (University of Houston)  Quantum measure theory and peak sets.  slides
  • Mahya Ghandehari (University of Delaware) Coefficient function spaces of locally compact groups and their Banach algebra propertiesslides
  • Sergey Neshveyev (University of Oslo) Approximation properties of discrete quantum groups and categorical Morita equivalence. slides
  • Gelu Popescu (University of Texas, San Antonio)  Andô dilations and inequalities on noncommutative varieties. slides
  • Zhong-Jin Ruan (University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignOn some local operator space properties. slides
  • Adam Skalski (IMPAN, Warsaw) Around Property (T)  for quantum groups. slides
  • Anna Skripka (University of New Mexico)  Schur multipliers: recent developments. slides
  • Dale Frymark* (Baylor University)  Boundary Conditions associated with the Left-Definite theory for Differential Operators. slides
  • Zhiwei Hao* (University of Texas-San Antonio) Some results concerning the asymptotics of certain classes of random matrices. slides
  • Mingyu Zhao* (University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignSmoothing estimates for quantum euclidean spaces. slides

*=graduate student

Schedule: All talks will take place in Blocker 166.  Registration will take place Blocker 141 and breaks will be in the adjacent room.  The reception will take place at Michael Brannan's house.

 March 25  March 26 
 9:15-9:50Registration, coffee and breakfast pastries9:00-9:30Coffee and breakfast pastries
 10:00-10:50Ruan  9:30-10:20 Neshveyev
 11:00-11:25Zhao 10:30-10:55 Frymark
 11:30-12:20Skalski  11:00-11:30 Coffee break
 12:30-14:00Lunch 11:30-11:55 Hao
 14:00-14:50Skripka 12:00-12:50 Blecher
 15:00-15:30Coffee break  
 15:30-16:20Ghandehari  
 16:30-16:45Coffee break  
 16:45-17:35Popescu   
 19:00-Reception   

 Talk Abstracts






Local information: Texas A&M University is located in College Station, Texas, which by automobile lies about 1 hour and 45 minutes northwest of Houston, 1 hour and 45 minutes east of Austin, and 3 hours south of Dallas. Easterwood Airport in College Station is served by American Airlines (connecting to Dallas) and United Airlines (connecting to Houston). There is also a shuttle service from Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport in Houston. The conference will take place on the first floor of the Blocker Building on the Texas A&M University campus. On campus parking options: Northside garageNorthgate garage. 


Financial Support: Limited financial support is available to support the local expenses of the participants without external support. Junior researchers, graduate students and members from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply for financial support.   Graduate students who are receiving financial support should expect to share a hotel room with another graduate student participant.


Lodging: Participants who are not receiving financial support from the conference are responsible for booking their own accommodations.  The following hotels and motels are all within 19 minutes walking distance to the Mathematics Department

  • The Hampton Inn, 320 S Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840.
  • Super 8 College Sation, 301 S Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840.
  • Home2Suites, 300 S. Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840.
  • Econo Lodge, 104 S Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840


Registration: The registration form can be accessed here. Participants requesting financial support and wishing to have hotel accommodations reserved for them must make sure to indicate their arrival/departure dates on the form.  A hotel confirmation will be sent to supported participants approximately 2 weeks before the meeting. 


Questions/Comments?: Send inquiries to brazosseminar@gmail.com