Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Fall 2010

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 30 Maria Cameron,
Math, UMD
Computing Transition Paths for Rare Events
Sep 13 Lexing Ying,
Math, UT Austin
Sweeping preconditioners for the Helmholtz equation
Sep 20 Ashish Raj,
Weill, Cornell
A New Nullspace Graphcut Move Algorithm to Solve Large Inverse Systems in Imaging
Sep 27 Bernd Krauskopf,
Math, Bristol
The role of global manifolds in the transition to chaos in the Lorenz system
Oct 4 Peter Frazier,
ORIE, Cornell
Bayesian Methods for Simulation Optimization
Oct 18 Berkant Savas,
CS, UT Austin
Krylov-type tensor computations and perturbation analysis for tensor approximations
Oct 25 Shane Henderson,
ORIE, Cornell
Ambulance Redeployment: Approximate Dynamic Programming
and Bounding Achievable Performance
Nov 1 Tuhin Sahai,
Hearing the Clusters in a Graph and Decentralized Algorithms
for Estimation and Computation
Nov 8 Richard Vuduc,
CS&E, Georgia Tech
Should I port my code to a GPU?
Nov 15 Derek Warner,
CEE, Cornell
Atomistic modeling of deformation and fracture: overcoming the challenge of timescale
Nov 22 Chris Myers,
Physics/CBSU, Cornell
Software design for modeling the dynamics of reaction networks
Nov 29 Tomas Johnson,
Math, Cornell
Joint state and parameter estimation from noisy data
using the set-membership approach

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