Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2007-2008

The Applied Mathematics Colloquium meets on Tuesday afternoons, when classes are in session, from 2:45-3:45 p.m., in Room 214 Mudd (unless otherwise noted).

Prof. David Keyes, Coordinator

9/18/07
Aleksandra Walczak, Princeton Center for Theoretical Physics
"From molecules to networks: the role of protein-DNA binding kinetics in stochastic gene circuits"
Host: Chris Wiggins

9/25/07
Jing Li, Projet Ondes, INRIA-Rocquencourt
"Fast solver for the heat equation in unbounded domains"
Host: Chris Wiggins

10/2/07
Cosma Shalizi, Carnegie Mellon University
"Reconstructing stochastic state spaces from discrete time series"
Host: Chris Wiggins

10/9/07
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Part of the IGERT Distinguished Lecture Series
Lecture I: Mathematical problems in array and distributed sensor imaging
Hosts: Guillaume Bal and Michael Weinstein

10/16/07

Marko Djordjevic, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
"Quantitative modeling and bioinformatics of gene transcription"
Host: Chris Wiggins

10/23/07
David Srolovitz, Yeshiva University
“Soap bubble evolution and grain growth in all dimensions: Beyond von Neumann-Mullins”
Host: Michael Weinstein

10/30/07
John Schotland, University of Pennsylvania
"3D optical imaging at the nanoscale"
Host: Guillaume Bal

11/6/07
No colloquium (University Holiday)

11/13/07
750 CEPSR, Interschool Lab
Carl Wunsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Part of the IGERT Distinguished Lecture Series
Three Lectures on Inverse Methods and State Estimation
Lecture 1: The Problems of Very Large Scale State Estimation
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

11/20/07
Kai Germaschewski, College of Staten Island, CUNY
"Computational results for the tearing mode and its diamagnetic stabilization"
Host: David Keyes

11/27/07
Ross Tulloch, Courant Institute, NYU
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

12/4/07
Don Estep, Colorado State University
"Stability, Adjoints, and Uncertainty"
Host: David Keyes

12/11/07
Jinchao Xu, Pennsylvania State University
Host: David Keyes

2/5/08
Cyrill Muratov, New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Self-induced stochastic resonance:
How new non-random behaviors can arise from the action of noise"

Host: Guillaume Bal

2/11/08
Joint Applied Mathematics/NSF RTG Lecture
Monday, 1:10-2:10 PM, Room 633 Mudd
Leslie Greengard, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
"Physics, Simulation, and Design"
Host: David Keyes

2/12/08
Special Probability/Applied Mathematics Seminar
Jonathan Mattingly, Duke University
“Ergodicity, Energy Transfer, and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations”
Host: Michael Weinstein

2/26/08
Greg Stephens, Princeton
"Dimensionality and dynamics in the behavior of C elegans"
Host: Chris Wiggins

3/3/08 1:30 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Abdennebi Omrane, University Antilles-Guyane
"Low-regret control of distributed systems of incomplete data: Ill-posed backward heat equation"
Host: Guillaume Bal

3/4/08
Joint Applied Mathematics/Center for Computational Learning Systems Lecture
Room 535 Mudd
Sanjoy Dasgupta, University of California San Diego
"Projection Pursuit, Gaussian Scale Mixtures, and the EM Algorithm"
Host: Chris Wiggins

3/5/08
1:30 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Marco Avellaneda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
"Large Deviations and Monte Carlo Methods for Financial Derivatives"
Host: David Keyes

3/11/08
Daniel Attinger
, Mechanical Engineering/Columbia University
"Dynamics of drops and bubbles in micro-geometries"
Host: Michael Weinstein

3/18/08
No Colloquium- spring break

3/25/08
No Colloquium

3/27/08
Special Applied Mathematics Talk
11:00 AM, Sindeband East/414 CEPSR
Johannes Berg, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Cologne University
"Out-of-equilibrium dynamics of gene expression"
Host: Chris Wiggins

3/28/08
SIAM Lecture
2:30 PM, Room 233 Mudd
William Browning, Applied Mathematics, Inc.
"Some Applications of Mathematics in Industry"
Hosts: Tian Xie and David Keyes

4/1/08
Richard Davis, Statistics/Columbia University
"Spatial Models with Applications in Computer Experiments"
Host: David Keyes

4/8/08
David Madigan
, Statistics/Columbia University
"High-Dimensional Bayesian Classifiers"
Host: Chris Wiggins

4/8/08
Joint Applied Mathematics/Mathematics Colloquium
4:30-5:30 PM, Mathematics Building, Room 507
Philip Rosenau, Tel-Aviv University
"My Night Life with Diffusion: Saturated and other Nonstandard forms of Diffusion"
Host: Michael Weinstein

4/15/08
Esteban Tabak
, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
"Diagnosing Through the Joint Gaussianization of Genomic and Clinical Data"
Host: Chris Wiggins

4/22/08
Justin Kinney, Princeton University
"DNA Sequence Analysis In The Large N Limit"
Host: Chris Wiggins

4/29/08
3:00-4:00 PM
(Please note: the start time is at 3 PM instead of the usual 2:45 PM)
Boris Altshuler, Physics / Columbia University
"Classical Dynamics of Quantum Condensates"
Host: Michael Weinstein

5/15/08
Joint Applied Mathematics & Mathematics Seminar
Thursday, 4:00-5:00 PM, 214 Mudd
Edriss S. Titi
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute and
Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of California, Irvine
"Global Regularity for Three-dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations and Relevant Geophysical Models"
Host: Michael Weinstein

5/20/08
Joint Applied Mathematics & Statistics Seminar
Tuesday, 2:45-3:45 PM, 214 Mudd
Glenn Shafer
"On-line prediction as a game"
Host: Chris Wiggins



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