## Seminars

## Christopher Bell: "Race, Gender and Inclusiveness in Pop Culture"

Nov. 7, 2019

Engineers, like everyone, are influenced by media messages every day. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with TED speaker, renowned media scholar and CU Boulder alumnus, Chris Bell, PhD and consider how media impacts your personal and professional life as an engineer working to address societal issues. Bell specializes in...

## Stats, Optimization, and Machine Learning Seminar - Mohsen Imani

Nov. 5, 2019

Mohsen Imadi; Department of Computer Science and Engineering; University of California, San Diego Towards Learning with Brain Efficiency Modern computing systems are plagued with significant issues in efficiently performing learning tasks. In this talk, I will present a new brain-inspired computing architecture. It supports a wide range of learning tasks...

## Nonlinear Waves Seminar - Patrick Sprenger

Nov. 5, 2019

n Patrick Sprenger, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder Generalized Riemann problems in dispersive hydrodynamics Nonlinear, dispersive wave phenomena are observed in a variety of physical contexts in nature and the laboratory. Mathematically, the dynamics are described by a dispersive hydrodynamic system---conservation laws modified by dispersion. Oftentimes, a...

## Applied Math Colloquium - Stephen Pankavich

Nov. 1, 2019

Stephen Pankavich, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines Kinetic Models of Collisionless Plasmas Collisionless plasmas arise in a variety of settings, ranging from magnetically confined plasmas for thermonuclear research to space plasmas in planetary magnetospheres and solar winds. The two fundamental models that describe such phenomena...

## Nonlinear Waves Seminar - Justin Cole

Oct. 29, 2019

Justin Cole Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder Soliton Dynamics in the Korteweg-de Vries Equation with Nonzero Boundary Conditions Inspired by recent experiments, the Korteweg-de Vries equation with nonzero Dirichlet boundary conditions is considered. Two types of boundary data are examined: step up (which generates a rarefaction wave)...

## Applied Math Colloquium - Maria Kazachenko

Oct. 25, 2019

Maria Kazachenko Department of Astrophysics and Planetary Science (National Solar Observatory), University of Colorado Boulder Data-driven Models of the Solar Corona Magnetic Fields: Present and Future The most violent space weather events, eruptive solar flares and coronal mass ejections, are driven by the release of free magnetic energy stored in...

## Stats, Optimization, and Machine Learning Seminar - Alec Dunton

Oct. 22, 2019

Alec Dunton, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder Learning a kernel matrix for nonlinear dimensionality reduction (Weinberger et. al. 2004) We investigate how to learn a kernel matrix for high dimensional data that lies on or near a low dimensional manifold. Noting that the kernel matrix implicitly maps...

## Math Bio Seminar - Kate Bubar

Oct. 22, 2019

Kate Bubar, Biofrontiers Institute, University of Colorado Boulder Estimating the overlap between malaria parasite sequence reads Over half a million people die from malaria every year. The disease pathogenesis and subsequent fatality can be linked to PfEMP1, a protein encoded by var genes. Each parasite genome has sixty highly variable...

## Nonlinear Waves Seminar - S. Chakravarty

Oct. 22, 2019

S. Chakravarty, Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado Colorado Springs A class of rational solutions of the KPI equation I will revisit a class of KP "lump" solutions which were studied by Ablowitz & Villarroel as rational potentials of the non-stationary Schroedinger equation. Unlike other KPI lump solutions (simple lumps)...

## Applied Math Colloquium - Manuchehr Aminian

Oct. 18, 2019

Manuchehr Aminian, Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University Using mathematical tools to understand the immune system How soon after exposure can we identify that you're infected with the flu? Can this be done prior to the onset of symptoms? Why do some animals tolerate bacterial infections better than others? It...