Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Fall 2012

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 315 Upson Hall.


Date Speaker Title
Sep 10 Charlie Van Loan,
CS, Cornell
New matrix factorizations related to tensors
Sep 17 John Guckenheimer,
Math, Cornell
Mixed Mode Oscillations of the BZ Reaction
Sep 24 Petros Drineas,
CS, RPI
Leverage scores, the column subset selection problem, and least-squares problems
Oct 1 Jeffrey Varner,
CBE, Cornell
Modeling and Analysis of Intracellular Signal Transduction Networks Important to Human Health
Oct 8 Fall Break
Oct 15 Colin Ponce,
CS, Cornell
Identifying power line failures with fingerprint subspaces
Oct 22 Jing Xie,
ORIE, Cornell
Optimization of Computationally Expensive Simulations with Gaussian Processes and Parameter Uncertainty: Application to Cardiovascular Surgery
Oct 29 Klaus Böhmer
Philipps-Universität Marburg
CANCELED
Dew drops on spider webs: a symmetry breaking bifurcation for a parabolic differential-algebraic equation
Nov 5 Steve Marschner
CS, Cornell
Manifold Exploration: A Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique for rendering scenes with difficult specular transport

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