Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Spring 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 215 Upson Hall.

Date Speaker Title
Jan 24 Marsha Berger,
Math & CS, NYU
Status Report on Embedded Boundary Grids
Jan 31 Alex Vladimirsky,
Math, Cornell
Optimal Control with Budget Constraints and Resets
Feb 7 Chris Shoemaker,
CEE, Cornell
Surrogate Optimization for Nonlinear and Global Optimization of Computationally Expensive Simulation Models
Feb 14 Andras Sipos,
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
A quest for disconnected branches: a hybrid approach
Feb 21 Peter Diamessis,
CEE, Cornell
Spectral multidomain penalty methods for the simulation of highly nonlinear and non-hydrostatic environmental flows: Progress and challenges
Feb 28 No seminar
Mar 7 Adam Chacon,
CAM, Cornell
Domain decomposition methods for the Eikonal equation
Mar 14 David Bindel,
CS, Cornell
Resonances: Interpretation, computation, and perturbation
Mar 28 Andreas Klöckner,
Math, NYU
High-order DG Wave Propagation on GPUs: Infrastructure, Implementation, Method Improvements
Apr 4 Clark Dohrmann,
Domain Decomposition Solvers for PDEs: Some Basics, Practical Tools, and New Developments
Apr 11 Stefan Ragnarsson,
CAM, Cornell
Symmetric Embeddings of Tensors, Block Tensors, and Block Unfoldings
Apr 18 Michael Ferris,
CS, Wisconsin
New Stochastic Programming Approaches for Radiation Therapy Planning
Apr 25
May 2 Jianlin Xia,
Math, Purdue
Fast structured direct solutions of sparse linear systems

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