APPM Department Colloquium - Jim Keener

Oct. 27, 2006

Event Description: Jim Keener, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Utah How cells make measurements A fundamental problem of cell biology is to understand how cells make measurements and then make behavior decisions in response to these measurements. The full answer to this question is not...

APPM Department Colloquium - Ying Lu

Oct. 20, 2006

Event Description: Ying Lu, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder Verbal autopsy methods with multiple causes of death Verbal autopsy procedures are widely used for estimating cause-specific mortality in areas without medical death certification. Data on symptoms reported by caregivers along with the cause of death are collected from...

APPM Department Colloquium - Congming Li

Oct. 13, 2006

Event Description: Congming Li, Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder Dynamic stability of the 3-D axi-symmetric Navier-Stokes equations with swirl I will present the joint work with Tom Hou on “Dynamic stability of the 3D axi-symmetric Navier-Stokes equations with swirl” and some related equations. I will briefly describe the...

APPM Department Colloquium - Michael Rempe

Oct. 6, 2006

Event Description: Michael Rempe, Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University Efficient computational strategies for simulating neural activity on branched structures Ever since Hodgkin and Huxley developed their foundational mathematical model of neuronal activity, the field of computational neuroscience has been growing rapidly. THis system of differential equations has been used to simulate...

APPM Department Colloquium - Roseanna Neupauer

Sept. 29, 2006

Event Description: Roseanna Neupauer, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder Wavelet analysis to characterize hydraulic properties of porous media Hydraulic properties of porous media, such as permeability and porosity, control subsurface flow and the movement of chemicals dissolved in groundwater. Typically, these properties are spatially...

APPM Department Colloquium - Anne Sheehan

Sept. 22, 2006

Event Description: Anne Sheehan, CIRES and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder Seismic imaging of the earth’s crust and mantle Much like a medical CT scan, seismic waves can be used to make detailed images of the Earth’s interior. Most seismic processing involves time series analysis and enhancement...

APPM Department Colloquium - Mary Nelson

Sept. 15, 2006

Event Description: Mary Nelson, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder Oral assessments: improved in grades and retention We have all heard it said that, “You really don’t understand something until you teach it.” We know that is because teaching forces us to clarify ideas and learn to explain...

APPM Department Colloquium - Per-Gunnar Martinsson

Sept. 8, 2006

Event Description: Per-Gunnar Martinsson, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder Fast numerical techniques for solving partial differential equations There exists a multitude of techniques for computing approximate solutions to partial differential equations. In this talk, we will describe a set of such techniques that are based on a...

APPM Department Colloquium - Elisabeth Larsson

Sept. 1, 2006

Event Description: Elisabeth Larsson, Researcher at Uppsala University Radial basis function approximations for high-dimensional PDEs Radial basis function methods have some properties that make them attractive for approximation of functions in many dimensions or solutions to high-dimensional PDE problems. Application areas where such problems arise are e.g. financial mathematics, quantum...

APPM Department Colloquium - Peter B. Teets

March 16, 2006

Event Description: Peter B. Teets, Undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force and Director of the National Reconnaissance Office Applied Mathematics: Gateway to Success This talk will include a discussion of how my Applied Mathematics background prepared me well for a career in the space and defence industry. In addition I...

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