Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Spring 2013

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
Jan 21 Alex Vladimirsky
Math, Cornell
Efficiency despite anisotropy: a case study.
Jan 28 Shankar Sundararaman,
Physics, Cornell
Fast Fourier methods for systems with reduced periodicity: a case study in electronic structure methods.
Feb 04 Erdal Yilmaz,
AEP, Cornell
Vibrating Structure Gyroscopes from Eigenvalue Perturbations Perspective
Feb 11 Andras Sipos,
Tech U. Budapest
Curvature-driven abrasion: numerical and experimental verification.
Feb 18 Zach Clawson,
CAM, Cornell
Causal domain restriction techniques.
Feb 25 Uday Bannerjee,
Math, Syracuse
CANCELED
Mar 04 Wenzel Jakob,
CS, Cornell
Light transport in general layered materials.
Mar 11 NO SEMINAR THIS WEEK
Mar 18 Spring Break
Mar 25 Deniz Gunceler,
Physics, Cornell
Continuum approaches to solvation
Apr 01 Fernando Escobedo,
CB&E, Cornell
Divide-and-conquer approaches to simulate the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transitions.
Apr 08 Roberto Mecca,
CS, Technion
Direct Surface Reconstruction using Shape from Photometric Stereo.
Apr 15 Roseanna Zia,
CB&E, Cornell
Dispersed and kinetically arrested phases in colloids: 
A micro-mechanical perspective.
Apr 22 Tony Harkin,
Math, RIT
Spectral Element Computations of Rotating Flows in Complex Geometries
Apr 29 James Sethian,
Math, UC Berkeley
Tracking Multiphase Physics: Geometry, Foams, and Thin Films
Special meeting (joint with CAM Colloquium) -- 655 Rhodes Hall

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