Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2001-2002

Fall 2001 Coordinator: Lorenzo Polvani
Spring 2002 Coordinators: various

9/25/01
Tony Chan, UCLA
"From Partial Differential Equations and Computational Fluid Dynamics to Image Processing"

9/20/01
Kevin Hamilton, University of Hawaii
"Spontaneous QBO-like Oscillations in a GMC"

9/25/01
Marcelo Magnasco, Rockefeller University
"Essential Nonlinearities in Hearing"

10/2/01
Charles Doran, Columbia University
"On a Theme of Variations: Algebraic Geometry, Differential Equations, and the Mirror Map"

10/9/01

Wiliam Stafford Noble, Columbia Genome Center
"Applications of the Support Vector Machine Algorithm in Computational Biology"

10/18/01
Kerry Emanuel, MIT

10/23/01

Lou Kondic, New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Instabilities and Pattern Formation in the Flow of Thin Liquid Films"

10/30/01

Phil Holmes
"Trapping of Kinks and Solitons by Defects: Phase Space Transport in Finite Dimensional Models"

11/6/01
Randall Kamien, University of Pennsylvania
"What’s Kevin’s Problem?”

11/13/01
Demetrius Papgeorgiou, New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Dynamics and Rupture in Surface Tension Dominated Flows"

11/20/01

Eric Van Den Eijnden, Courant Institute, NYU
"Optimal Switching Paths and Markov chain Approximation for Metastable Systems Driven by Small Thermal Noise"

11/29/01
Chris Bretherton, University of Washington
"The Weak Temperature Gradient Approximation and the Large-Scale Circulation of the Tropical Atmosphere"

1/15/02

Ibrahim Fatkulin, Courant Institute, NYU
"Stochastic Ginzburg-Landau Equation and Diffusion-annihilation"

1/16/02

Gregory Kriegsmann, New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Pattern Formation in Microwave Heated Ceramics: Cylinders & Slabs"

1/22/02
Yen-His Richard Tsai, UCLA

1/29/02
Jeff Hasty, Boston University
"Designer Gene Networks: De novo constructs- in numero descriptions"

2/5/02
Pavel Lushnikov, LANL/Landau
"Hexagonal Optical Structures in Photorefractive Crystals"

2/7/02
E. McKay Hyde, Caltech
"Fast, high-order Methods in Scattering Theory"

2/12/02
John E. Dolbow, Duke University
"A New Finite Element Paradigm for Modeling Evolving Discontinuities"

2/19/02
David Keyes, Old Dominion University

2/20/02
Alina Chertock, Berkeley
"Particle Methods of Dispersive Equations"

2/26/02
Charles R. Doering, University of Michigan
"Bounds on Turbulent Transport"

2/28/02
Semyon Tsynkov, NC State/Tel-Aviv
"Optimization of Acoustic Source Strength in the Problems of Active Control of Sound"

3/12/02
Geoff Vallis, Princeton
"Diffusion in Geralized Two-dimensional Turbulence"

3/14/02
Anastasia Papavasiliou

3/15/02
Basilis Gidas, Brown University
"A Model-Based Monte Carol Technique for Tracking Moving Objects in Cluttered Environments"

3/26/02
Michael Vogelius, Rutgers
"Singular Behavior of Solutions to an Elliptic Boundary Value Problem Originating From Corrosion Modeling"

4/2/02

Tapio Schneider, NYU
"Baroclinic Eddies and the General Circulation of the Atmosphere"

4/9/02
J. Nathan Kutz, University of Wahintgon
"Dynamics and Stability of Bose-Einstein Condensates Trapped in Standing Light Waves"

4/10/02
Christina Leslie, Columbia University
"String Kernels for Support Vector Machine Protein Classification"

4/16/02
William Bialek, Princeton
"Entropy, Information and the Brain"

4/22/02
Emily Shuckburgh, Lab de Meteorologie Dynamique Ecole Normale
"Using a Tracer-Based-Coordinate System to Obtain a Quantification of Transport and Mixing"

4/23/02

Russel Calfish, UCLA
"Modeling and Simulation for Epitaxial Growth with Elastic Strain"

5/7/02

Michael Weinstein, Bell Labs
"Resonance Problems in Photonic Structures"

5/14/02

Brian DiDonna, University of Pennsylvania
"The Compressional Strength of Crumpled Sheets"


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