Date 
Speaker 
Title 
Feb 1 
Alex Vladimirsky,
Math, Cornell 
Causality, Dimensionality, Efficiency 
Feb 8 
James Sethna,
Physics, Cornell 
Sloppy models and differential geometry 
Feb 15 
Gil Strang,
Math, MIT 
Fast Transforms:
Banded Matrices with Banded Inverses 
Feb 22 
Noah Snavely,
CS, Cornell 
Building Rome in a Day: Largescale Optimization Problems in Computer Vision 
Mar 1 
Sergey Fomel,
Geosciences, UT Austin 
Mathematical and Computational Problems in Seismic Imaging

Mar 8 

POSTPONED

Mar 15 
Adrian Lewis,
ORIE, Cornell 
A proximal method for composite minimization

Mar 22 
SPRING BREAK 

Mar 29 
Fengyan Li,
Math, RPI 
Discontinuous Galerkin based fast sweeping methods for Eikonal equations

Apr 5 
Steve Koutsourelakis,
CEE, Cornell 
Scalable Bayesian reducedorder models for simulating highdimensional multiscale dynamical systems 
Apr 12 
Hongkai Zhao, Math, UC Irvine 
A new approximation for effective Hamiltonians for homogenization of a class of HamiltonJacobi equations 
Apr 14 (Weds!) 
Charles Peskin,
Math, NYU 
Generalizations of the Immersed Boundary Method:
Nonuniform Density and Viscosity, Fibers with Bend and Twist,
and Microscale FluidStructure Interaction with Brownian Motion.
Special meeting  5130 Upson

Apr 19 
Padma Raghavan CSE, Penn State 
EnergyAware Scalability of Parallel Sparse Scientific Computing 
Apr 26 
Orly Alter, BioMed, UT Austin 
Discovery of Mechanisms from Mathematical Modeling of DNA Microarray Data 
May 3 
Jonathan Weare,
Math, NYU 
Toward practical rare event simulation in high dimensions. 