APPM+CS Postdoc Seminar: Gary Nave

April 5, 2019

Title: Flying snakes, attracting manifolds, and the trajectory divergence rate Abstract: Inspired by the gliding behavior of the paradise tree snake, Chrysopelea paradisi, I will discuss a simplified model for passive aerodynamic flight which gives an intuitive and dynamically rich 2 degree-of-freedom system. Within this model, all trajectories collapse quickly...

Department Colloquium - Francesco Sorrentino

April 5, 2019

Cluster Synchronization in Networks with Symmetries We first review the master stability function (MSF) approach to synchronization of networks of coupled identical oscillators. The original formulation proposed by Pecora and Carroll applies to the case that all the oscillators in the network converge on the same time-evolution (complete synchronization) and...

Department Colloquium - Yunnan Yang

March 22, 2019

Optimal transport for seismic inversion: tackling the nonlinearity. Full waveform inversion (FWI) is a seismic imaging method which is now part of the conventional imaging workflow in the industry. It is also used for global and regional scale imaging in seismology. Its primary interest compared to tomography is its high-resolution...

Complex/Dynamical Systems Seminar - Violet Mwaffo

March 21, 2019

Data-driven modeling of zebrafish individual and collective behavior Zebrafish have recently emerged as an important animal model in preclinical studies due to their genetic similarity with humans and ease of use in laboratory studies. Along with this growing interest, experimentation with zebrafish poses ethical issues regarding animal use, thereby requiring...

Department Colloquium - Joshua A. Grochow

March 16, 2019

Computational Complexity, Dynamical Systems, and Non-Convex Optimization For a given computational problem, computational complexity asks the question of the resources needed - such as time, space, energy - by any algorithm which solves the problem. Despite algorithms being a form of discrete dynamical system (in both time & space), the...

APPM+CS Postdoc Seminar: Sophie Giffard

March 15, 2019

Title: Deep learning for hurricane forecasting Abstract: The forecast of hurricane trajectories is crucial for the protection of people and property, but machine learning techniques have been scarce for this so far. I will present a method that we developed recently, a fusion of neural networks, that is able to...

Department Colloquium - Fan Yang

March 15, 2019

Using Survival Information in Truncation by Death Problems Without the Monotonicity Assumption In some randomized clinical trials, patients may die before the measurements of their outcomes. Even though randomization generates comparable treatment and control groups, the remaining survivors often differ significantly in background variables that are prognostic to the outcomes...

Nonlinear Waves Seminar - Igor Rumanov

March 13, 2019

Whitham modulation theory - developments and open problems I discuss the development of Whitham modulation theory as a nonlinear WKB method successfully used to describe the behavior of nonlinear dispersive waves. Recent advances include the appearance of the Whitham theory for (2+1)-dimensional evolution equations of Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (KP) type. The systems...

Stats, Optimization, and Machine Learning Seminar - Anshumali Shrivastava

March 12, 2019

Hashing Algorithms for Extreme Scale Machine Learning In this talk, I will discuss some of my recent and surprising findings on the use of hashing algorithms for large-scale estimations. Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH) is a hugely popular algorithm for sub-linear near neighbor search. However, it turns out that fundamentally LSH...

Department Colloquium - Nancy Rodriguez and Daniel Appelö

March 7, 2019

Nancy Rodriguez, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder "Mathematical Biology and Sociology: a Buff's Perspective" Daniel Appelö , Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder “Computational Mathematics at CU Boulder”