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Applied Math Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, the Applied Math seminar is held on Fridays from 3:00-4:20 pm in the Classroom and Office Building #1 (COB-1) Room 263.

Tea and cookies will be served from 3:00-3:20 pm.

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Current contact: Prof. Erica Rutter (

The remaining seminars for Spring 2020 have been canceled due to the current situation with COVID-19.

Spring 2020 Seminars

  • February 28: Stéphane Gaudreault (Meteorological research division, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada), "An applied mathematical view of meteorology and weather prediction" [flyer]

  • CANCELED: April 10: Jeff Hittinger (Lawrence Livermore National Lab)

  • CANCELED: April 17: Linda Petzold (UCSB), in conjunction with the Applied Math Department 15 Year Anniversary

  • CANCELED: April 24: X Prochaska (UCSC)

  • CANCELED: May 1: Amala Mahadevan (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute), in partnerhsip with the Department of Physics

Fall 2019 Seminars

  • August 30: Paul Tranquilli (Lawrence Livermore National Lab), "Rosenbrock-Krylov methods for large systems of differential equations" [flyer]

  • September 13: Anna Ma (UC San Diego), "Variants of the randomized Kaczmarz algorithm and their applications" [flyer]

  • September 27: Daniele Venturi (UC Santa Cruz), "Data-driven computational optimal control algorithms for stochastic dynamical systems" [flyer]

  • October 4: Christel Hohenegger (University of Utah), "Simulations of particles in a thermally fluctuating viscoelastic fluid" [flyer]

  • October 11: Benedikt Harrer (San Jose State University), "Active, collaborative learning in physics: Modeling energy dynamics with energy-interaction diagrams" [flyer]

  • October 18: Jacob (Koby) Rubinstein (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology), "Optimal transport and geometrical optics" [flyer]

  • October 25: Yu-Hang Tang (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab), "Marginalized Graph Kernels for Learning on Molecules: Theory, Software Stack, and Applications" [flyer]

  • November 8: Lisa J. Fauci (Tulane university), "Helical swimming and helical buckling - explorations in elastohydrodynamics at the microscale" [flyer]

  • November 22: Vladimir Rosenhaus (CSU Chico), "Invariant, partially invariant, and semi-invariant solutions of nonlinear PDEs, and surfactant-driven flows" [flyer]


Spring 2019 Seminars

  • February 15: Zack Powell (UC Berkeley), "Coral Larval Connectivity in the South China Sea: a Model Example for Acropora millepora from Reefs in the Spratly Islands"

  • March 15: Sarah Hamilton (Marquette University), "Robust Electrical Impedance Tomography Imaging: Extensions of D-bar Methods to Deep Learning and Super Resolution" [flyer]

  • April 12: Will Pazner (Lawrence Livermore National Lab), "Efficient Solvers and Sparse Discretizations for very High-order Finite Element Methods" [flyer]

  • April 19: Karen E. Willcox (Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, UT Austin), "Data to Decisions: Computational Methods for the Next Generation of Engineering Systems" [flyer] (Note: this is a special applied math seminar, part of the SIAM Student Chapter Conference, time and location: 1:30pm - 3:00pm, COB2 140) [conference flyer]

  • May 10: Ludvig af Klinteberg (Simon Fraser University), "A Hybrid Integral Equation Method for the Navier-Stokes Equations" [flyer]


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