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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

No colloquium (University Holiday)

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

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

Ross Tulloch, Courant Institute, NYU
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

Don Estep, Colorado State University
"Stability, Adjoints, and Uncertainty"
Host: David Keyes

Jinchao Xu, Pennsylvania State University
Host: David Keyes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Colloquium- spring break

No Colloquium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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