Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Fall 2014

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 send email with the subject join to 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 406 Gates Hall.

Date Speaker Title
Sep 15 David Bindel,
CS, Cornell
RBF interpolation with bound constraints
Sep 22 Alex Vladimirsky,
Math, Cornell
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst: optimal path planning under uncertainty.
Sep 29 John Guckenheimer,
Math, Cornell
From Data to Dynamics: Periodic Orbits.
Oct 06 Christopher Earls,
CEE, Cornell
Inverting for maritime environments using empirical eigenfunction bases from radar imagery.
Oct 13 Fall Break
Oct 20 Bernd Krauskopf and
Hinke Osinga,
Math, U. of Auckland
Interacting slow manifolds in multiple-time-scale systems
Oct 27 Charlie Van Loan,
CS, Cornell
Tensor short course (I) : Connecting to Matrix Computations.
Nov 03 Charlie Van Loan,
CS, Cornell
Tensor short course (II) : SVD-based Tensor Decompositions.
Nov 10 Charlie Van Loan,
CS, Cornell
Tensor short course (III) : More Decompositions and Iterations.
Nov 17 Charlie Van Loan,
CS, Cornell
Tensor short course (IV) : Power Iterations, Symmetry, and Tensor Trains.
Nov 24 Tobin Driscoll,
Math, U. of Delaware
New directions in spectral methods.
Special location: 5130 Upson Hall.
Dec 01 Alex Townsend,
Math, MIT
Chebfun2 and global spectral methods for PDEs using low rank ideas.

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