Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Fall 2009

The focus of this seminar is various methods in scientific computing, the analysis of their convergence properties and computational efficiency, and their adaptation to specific applications. Questions or comments about the seminar should be sent to David Bindel or Alex Vladimirsky. Please go here if you wish to subscribe to the seminar announcement mailing list.

The seminar meets Mondays, 1:25-2:15 pm, in 5126 Upson Hall.


Date Speaker Title
Sep 14 David Bindel,
CS, Cornell
Numerical analysis for nonlinear eigenvalue problems
Sep 21 Doug James,
CS, Cornell
POSTPONED
Enabling reduced-order dynamics for graphics, haptics and sound
Sep 28 Benjamin Seibold,
Math, Temple
Exact particle methods and gradient-augmented level set approaches
Oct 5 John Guckenheimer,
Math, Cornell
Boundary Value Problems and Solvers for ODEs
Oct 12 FALL BREAK
Oct 19 Charlie Van Loan,
CS, Cornell
The Kronecker Product SVD (slides)
Oct 26 Marc Bonnet,
Ecole Polytechnique
Adjoint solution-based small-inclusion asymptotics of cost functions,
with application to defect identification
Nov 2 Adrian Lewis,
ORIE, Cornell
POSTPONED
A proximal method for composite minimization
Nov 9 Jessica Zhang,
ME, Carnegie Mellon
High Fidelity Geometric Modeling and Finite Element Mesh Generation
from Volumetric Imaging Data with Applications in Computational Mechanics
Nov 16 Stefan Wild,
Argonne National Lab
Estimating Computational Noise in Numerical Simulations
Nov 23 Doug James,
CS, Cornell
Enabling reduced-order dynamics for graphics, haptics and sound
Nov 30 Attila Bergou,
Physics, Cornell
Fruit Flies Modulate Passive Wing Pitching to Generate In-Flight Turns

See also the preliminary schedule for Spring 2010.