Comprehensive Exam: Michael Brutz

Jan. 8, 2014

Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Several Flow Driven Problems Michael Brutz Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:00pm Location: ECOT 832 Abstract: In this proposal, we explore several problems related to mathematical models of flow. The first problem deals with random...

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Amrik Sen

Dec. 16, 2013

A Tale of Waves and Eddies in a Sea of Rotating Turbulence Amrik Sen Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 2:00pm Location: Engineering Center, ECOT 831 Abstract: In this thesis, we investigate several properties of rotating turbulent flows. First, we ran...

Special: Brad Carlin

Dec. 13, 2013

Success Stories in Bayesian Adaptive Methods for Drug and Device Clinical Trials Brad Carlin Division of Biostatistics , University of Minnesota Date and time: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 3:00pm Location: ECCR 257 Abstract: Bayesian methods have a long history of success in clinical trial settings where patients and other...

Comprehensive Exam: Ze Cheng

Dec. 11, 2013

Qualitative Analysis of Some Nonlinear PDE systems Ze Cheng Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 3:00pm Location: ECOT 831 Abstract: The Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev (HLS) type system, \[ \begin{cases} (-\bigtriangleup)^{k} u = v^q, \,\,u > 0,\,\, \mbox{ in } R^n,\\ (-\bigtriangleup)^{k} v =...

Extremal Eigenvalue Problems in Optics, Geometry, and Data Analysis

Nov. 19, 2013

Extremal Eigenvalue Problems in Optics, Geometry, and Data Analysis Braxton Osting Department of Mathematics , University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Date and time: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:30am Location: ECCR 257 Abstract: Since Lord Rayleigh conjectured that the disk should minimize the first eigenvalue of the Laplace-Dirichlet operator...

Special: Stephen Becker

Nov. 14, 2013

Information extraction via optimization Stephen Becker Thomas J Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY Date and time: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:30am Location: ECCR 257 Abstract: Many modern scientific applications, such as those in machine learning and signal processing, are benefiting from data sets of unprecedented size. At the...

Special: Lin Lin

Nov. 14, 2013

Fast algorithms for electronic structure analysis This talk will be followed by coffee and light refreshments. Lin Lin Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Date and time: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:00pm Location: ECCR 257 Abstract: Kohn-Sham density functional theory (KSDFT) is the most widely used electronic structure theory for molecules...

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Anthony Rasca

Nov. 14, 2013

Modeling Solar Wind Mass-Loading Due to Dust in the Solar Corona Anthony Rasca Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 10:00am Location: Engineering Center, ECOT 831 Abstract: Collisionless mass-loading was first discussed to describe interactions between the solar wind and cometary atmospheres...

Special: Katie Newhall

Nov. 12, 2013

Dynamics of Ferromagnets: Averaging Methods, Bifurcation Diagrams, and Thermal Noise Effects Katie Newhall Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences , New York University Date and time: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 11:30am Location: ECCR 257 Abstract: Driving nanomagnets by spin-polarized currents offers exciting prospects in magnetoelectronics, but the response of the...

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Tobias Jones

Nov. 8, 2013

Algebraic Multigrid Methods For Parallel Computing, Systems, and Graphs Tobias Jones Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 2:00pm Location: Grandview Conference Room at 1320 Grandview Ave Abstract: In modern large-scale supercomputing applications, Algebraic MultiGrid (AMG) is a leading choice for solving...

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