Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Spring 2016

The focus of this seminar is various methods in scientific computing, the analysis of their convergence properties and computational efficiency, and their adaptation to specific applications. Questions or comments about the seminar should be sent to David Bindel or Alex Vladimirsky. Please go here if you wish to subscribe to the seminar announcement mailing list. Students who plan to attend regularly may take the seminar for credit as CS 7290 or MATH 7290, and should contact the organizers for more information.

The seminar meets Mondays, 1:25-2:15 pm, in 406 Gates Hall.


Date Speaker Title
Feb 01 No seminar
Feb 08 No seminar
Feb 15 February Break
Feb 22 Pat Reed
(CEE, Cornell)
Reducing regional water supply vulnerabilities and multi-city robustness conflicts when confronting a deeply uncertain future
Feb 29 David Bindel
(CS, Cornell)
Understanding graphs through spectral densities
Mar 07 Matthew Kelly
(MAE, Cornell)
An Introduction to Direct Collocation Methods for Trajectory Optimization
Mar 14 Alex Vladimirsky
(Math, Cornell)
Pursuing random targets identified at random times: optimality, robustness, and computational cost
Mar 21 Zachary Clawson
(CAM, Cornell)
Multi-objective optimization for robotic path planning
Mar 28 Spring Break
Apr 04 Rob DiStasio
(Chemistry, Cornell)
Enabling large-scale and systematically-improvable hybrid density functional theory calculations in condensed-phase systems
Apr 11 Samitha Samaranayake
(CEE, Cornell)
Uncertainty aware routing and active control for stochastic road networks
Apr 18 David Hysell
(EAS, Cornell)
Computational hurdles in radar remote sensing of space and space weather
Apr 25 Moontae Lee
(CS, Cornell)
Robust Spectral Inference for Joint-stochastic Matrix Factorization
May 02 Ray Zimmerman
(ECE and AEM, Cornell)
MATPOWER: Evolution of an Open Source Optimal Power Scheduling Tool
May 09 Steve Lantz,
(CAC, Cornell)
Particle Track Reconstruction for the Large Hadron Collider: Progress in Many-Core Parallel Computing

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