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Sept. 2, 2016

Event Description: Matt McQueen, Department of Integrated Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder What is Big Data and Why Should I Care? Lessons from Human Genomics Over the past decade, the rapid advance of technology has resulted in an unprecedented amount of molecular and genetic data. For biomedical researchers, these data...

APPM Colloquium - Francois Meyer

Aug. 26, 2016

Event Description: Francois Meyer; Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering; University of Colorado Boulder A Graph Distance for the Structural Analysis of Dynamic Networks To quantify the evolution of time-varying networks, and detect abnormal behavior, one needs a notion of temporal difference that captures significant organizational changes between two...

Applied Mathematics Department Colloquium - Tor Wager

April 22, 2016

Event Description: Tor D. Wager , Department of Psychology & Neuroscience , University of Colorado at Boulder Location Information: Main Campus - Engineering Classroom Wing ( View Map ) 1111 Engineering DR Boulder, CO Room: 265 Contact Information: Name: Ian Cunningham Phone: 303-492-4668 Email:

Applied Mathematics Department Colloquium - Radu Craiu

April 15, 2016

Event Description: Radu Craiu , Department of Statistical Sciences , University of Toronto Adaptive Strategies for Component-Wise Metropolis-Hastings Adaptive ideas within the MCMC universe are ubiquitous. However, proving the validity of an adaptive MCMC sampler can be a complicated affair, especially because of the so-called Containment Condition. Recent theoretical developments...

Applied Mathematics Department Colloquium - R. Tyrell Rockafellar

April 8, 2016

Event Description: R. Tyrell Rockafellar , Department of Mathematics , University of Washington Risk, Optimization and Statistics Uncertainty over the future, even if well supported by statistical information, causes a fundamental difficulty in optimization. Decisions can't pin future "costs" to specific values and are instead limited only to shaping their...

Applied Mathematics Department Colloquium - John K. Hunter

April 1, 2016

Event Description: John Hunter ; Department of Mathematics ; University of California, Davis Nonlinear surface plasmons Surface plasmons (SPs) are electromagnetic surface waves that propagate on the interface between an insulator and a conductor, such as air and gold. At short wavelengths, the frequency of SPs approaches a nonzero constant...

Applied Mathematics Department Colloquium - Mark Ablowitz

March 11, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Campus - Engineering Classroom Wing - 265 Mark J. Ablowitz, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder Nonlinear waves: solitons at age 50 and more… The study of nonlinear waves has had many remarkable discoveries, one of them being...

Applied Mathematics Department Colloquium - Michael Mahoney

March 4, 2016

Friday, March 04, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Campus - Engineering Classroom Wing - 265 Michael Mahoney ; Department of Statistics ; University of California, Berkeley Column Subset Selection on Terabyte-sized Scientific Data One of the most straightforward formulations of a feature selectionproblem boils down to the linear...

Applied Mathematics Department Colloquium - Rafael Fongillo

Feb. 26, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Campus - Engineering Classroom Wing - 265 Rafael Frongillo , Department of Computer Science , University of Colorado Boulder Minimizing the Risk of Risk: Computing Risk Measures via Empirical Risk Minimization An important open question in statistics and machine learning...

Applied Mathematics Department Colloquium - Natasha Flyer

Feb. 19, 2016

Event Description: Natasha Flyer , National Center for Atmospheric Research Radial Basis Function-Generated Finite Differences (RBF-FD): New Computational Opportunities in the Geosciences A novel mathematical methodology is presented for modeling a wide array of physics in the geosciences. It based on a mesh-less approach known as radial basis function -generated...