Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Spring 2012

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, 11:15-12:05 pm (changed from original 1:25-2:15 slot) in 315 Upson Hall.


Date Speaker Title
Feb 6 Jane Wang
MAE & Physics, Cornell
Computing Insect flight, Falling Paper, and Hydrodynamic Interactions
Feb 13 Ashish Raj, Pascal Spincemaille, Yi Wang
Weill, Cornell
MRI opportunities for advanced computational algorithms
Feb 20 Changxi Zheng
CS, Cornell
Efficient methods for time-dependent Hamilton-Jacobi PDEs
Feb 27 Alex Vladimirsky
Math, Cornell
Causal discretizations of seismic imaging problems
Mar 5 Ilias Bilionis
CAM, Cornell
Bayesian techniques for uncertainty quantification of computer codes
Mar 12 Kevin Lin
Math, Arizona
Faster Dynamic Monte Carlo via Markov Couplings
Mar 19 Spring Break
Mar 26 No Seminar
Apr 2 Alexander Kurganov
Math, Tulane
Central Schemes: a Powerful Black-Box-Solver for Nonlinear Hyperbolic PDEs
Apr 9 Niels F. Otani
Biomedical Sciences, Cornell
A novel imaging method for calculating patterns of action potential propagation in the heart
Apr 16 Laurent Demanet
Math, MIT
Super-resolution via sparse recovery: progress and challenges
Apr 23 Woo Song Choi
LASSP, Cornell
Turbulence and Singular shocks in Continuum Dislocation Dynamics
Apr 30 Dave Schneider
USDA Research
The complexity of simple epidemic models

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