Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Lieutenant Colonel Dustin D. Keck

May 21, 2014

Aggregation Dynamics: Numerical Approximations, Inverse Problems, and Generalized Sensitivity Lieutenant Colonel Dustin D. Keck Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 1:00pm Location: ECCR 257 - Newton Lab Abstract: In this dissertation, we investigate several important mathematical and computational issues that arise...

Comprehensive Exam: Ashar F. Ali

May 16, 2014

Azimuthal ULF Wave Structure and Radial Transport of Charged Particles Ashar F. Ali Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 2:00pm Location: ECOT 831 Abstract: The Van Allen radiation belts contain highly energetic particles which interact with a variety of plasma and...

Comprehensive Exam: Nathan D. Monnig

April 29, 2014

Extension Problems in Manifold Learning and Network Analysis Nathan D. Monnig Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:00pm Location: ECOT 226 (APPM Conference Room) Abstract: Out-of-sample extension problems arise throughout all types of machine learning applications: after computing a function on...

Comprehensive Exam: Greg Barnett

April 25, 2014

Polyharmonic Splines with Polynomials for the Numerical Solution of Convective PDEs Greg Barnett Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:00am Location: ECOT 226, APPM Conference Room Abstract: Conventional radial basis function (RBF) methods for PDEs offer geometric flexibility and high orders...

Comprehensive Exam: Ruth A. Martin

April 22, 2014

Toward a general solution of the three-wave resonant interaction equations Ruth A. Martin Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:00am Location: ECOT 831 Abstract: The resonant interaction of three wavetrains is one of the simplest forms of nonlinear interaction for dispersive...

M.S. Thesis Defense: Thomas Trantow

April 17, 2014

Numerical experiments of dynamical processes during the 2011-2013 surge of the Bering-Bagley Glacier System, using a full-Stokes finite element model Thomas Trantow Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:00am Location: ECAE 199 Abstract: The Bering-Bagley Glacial System (BBGS) is the largest...

M.S. Thesis Defense: Yan Chen

April 15, 2014

Asymptotic series solutions to the one-dimensional Helmholtz equations Yan Chen Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:00am Location: ECOT 314 Abstract: The Nth partial sum of an infinite power series has the form Σ Nn=1 cnxn , where x is a...

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Jose H. Garcia

April 3, 2014

Beta-Plane Approximation of Wind Driven Ocean Circulation using a First Order System Least-Squares Formulation Jose H. Garcia Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 4:00pm Location: Grandview Conference Room at 1320 Grandview Ave Abstract: Earth's oceans represent roughly 70% of the total...

Comprehensive Exam: Tony E. Wong

March 20, 2014

Optimization of modeled land-atmosphere exchanges of water and energy by Bayesian parameter calibration Tony E. Wong Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:00am Location: ECCR 257 (Newton Lab) Abstract: The single largest uncertainty in climate model energy balance is the surface...

Special: Eugenia Skirta

March 19, 2014

Statistical Education and Consulting Center and its Role in Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Student Research in Sciences Eugenia Skirta Department of Mathematics, East Stroudsburg University Date and time: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:00pm Location: ECCR 257 Abstract: It is important for all scientists and engineers to have a...

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