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Applied Math Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, the Applied Math seminar is held on Fridays from 3:00-4:20 pm. Spring 2021 semester will be held remotely via zoom. Zoom links will be sent out to the applied math faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and lecturers. If you would like access to the Zoom link, please email the organizers

Spring 2021 contacts: Prof. Shilpa Khatri ( and Prof. Erica Rutter (

Spring 2021 Seminars

* This schedule is preliminary and subject to change

  • February 5: Screening of 'Picture a Scientist'

  • February 12: Howard Stone (Princeton University), "Two short analytical stories: (1) Thin films, an edge, and a novel similarity solution and (2) A new look at ODEs and resonance" [flyer]

  • March 12: Natalia Komarova (UC Irvine), "Mathematics of Evolution: mutations, selection, and random environments" [flyer]

  • March 19: Ricardo Carretero (San Diego State Univeristy), "Vortices and vortex rings in quantum superfluids: a quasi-particle approach"[flyer]

  • April 2: Jean-Luc Thiffeault (University of Wisconsin - Madison), "Shake Your Hips: An Active Particle With A Fluctuating Propulsion Force" [flyer]

Fall 2020 Seminars

* This schedule is preliminary and subject to change

  • September 25: Amala Mahadevan (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute), "Sinking Particles in The Ocean" [flyer]

  • October 16: Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University)

  • October 30: Jeff Hittinger (Lawrence Livermore National Lab)

  • November 13: Deanna Needell (UCLA)

  • December 11: Kristin Swanson (Mayo Clinic)

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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