Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Fall 2011

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. Students who plan to attend regularly may take the seminar for credit as CS 7290 or MATH 7290, and should contact the organizers for more information.

The seminar meets Mondays, 1:25-2:15 pm, in 315 Upson Hall.


Date Speaker Title
Aug 29
Sep 5 Labor Day
Sep 12 Mike Todd,
ORIE, Cornell
Robust optimization and the probability that a random triangle is acute
Sep 19 Paulette Clancy and Ananth Kaushik,
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell
Computational Challenges in Molecular Simulations of Electronic Materials
Sep 26 David Bindel,
CS, Cornell
Communities, Spectral Clustering, and Random Walks
Oct 3 Michael Overton,
Math & CS, NYU
Fast algorithms for the approximation of the pseudospectral abscissa and pseudospectral radius of a matrix
Oct 10 Fall Break
Oct 17 David Bindel and Rajit Manohar,
CS & ECE, Cornell
Efficient floating point: software and hardware
Oct 24 Carmeliza Navasca,
Math, Clarkson
Algorithms for tensor decomposition
Oct 31 Olivier Desjardins,
MAE, Cornell
Large-Scale Numerical Modeling of Three-Dimensional Turbulent Gas-Particle Flows
Nov 7 Brandon Hencey,
MAE, Cornell
Divide and Conquer: Overcoming Complexity in Control System Design
Nov 14 Gabriel de Frias,
CEE, Cornell
A multiscale explicit dynamics method for solid mechanics using proper orthogonal decomposition (POD)
Nov 21 Jeff Chadwick,
CS, Cornell
Towards efficient PDE solvers via rank-structured Cholesky factorizations
Nov 28 Josef Sifuentes,
Math, NYU
The stability of GMRES convergence, with application to preconditioning by approximate deflation.

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