Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar

University of Chicago
Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics

Lek-Heng Lim, Department of Statistics
Ridgway Scott, Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics
Jonathan Weare, Department of Mathematics

Usual Time/Venue:
Fridays 3:30–4:30PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133 (unless indicated otherwise in red)


Please visit our new website for the 2012/13 schedule:

In Fall 2012, the SSC seminar will meet in the Stevanovich Center, Room 112, on Thurdays from 3:00–4:00pm.

Archive for 2011/2012:

May 25 Martin Strauss University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Sublinear Time, Measurement-Optimal, Sparse Recovery for All (4:00–5:00, related talk at 3:00–4:00)
May 18 Stanley Osher University of California, Los Angeles Applications and Implications of Fast Methods for L1 Related Optimization
May 11 Jonathan Goodman New York University Time Stepping and Numerical Sensitivity Analysis for SDE
Apr 27 Laurent Demanet Massachusetts Institute of Technology Super-resolution via Sparse Recovery: Progress and Challenges
Apr 20 Kyle Cranmer New York University Statistical Aspects of the Search for the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider
Apr 13 Konstantin Mischaikow Rutgers University A Combinatorial Framework for Nonlinear Dynamics
Apr 06 Raymond Chan Chinese University of Hong Kong Tight-frame Approach for Image Processing
Mar 30 Ben Skrainka University of Chicago High Performance Quadrature Rules
Mar 16 Robert Skeel Purdue University Transition Paths of Conformational Change at Minimal Cost
Mar 09 Philip Colella Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Models, Algorithms, and Software
Mar 02 Jianlin Xia Purdue University Randomized Direct Solvers and their Applications
Feb 24 Aaron Dinner University of Chicago Enhanced Sampling Algorithms for Molecular Systems Far From Equilibrium
Feb 17 Jong-Shi Pang University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Differential Variational Inequalities: A new paradigm in the mathematical sciences
Feb 03 Anil Hirani University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Hodge Decomposition: Applications and Numerics
Jan 27 Greg Fasshauer Illinois Institute of Technology Stable Computation with Reproducing Kernels
Jan 20 Anna Gilbert University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Sparse Approximation and Signal Recovery: 3 Applications
Jan 13 Todd Munson Argonne National Laboratory The TAO Linearly-Constrained Augmented Lagrangian Method for PDE-Constrained Optimization
Jan 10 Peter Smereka University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The Gaussian Wave Packet Transform (3:30–4:30 in Eckhart 206)
Jan 06 Jason Morton Pennsylvania State University Pfaffian Circuits
FALL 2011
Dec 09 Mihai Anitescu Argonne National Laboratory Scalable Stochastic Programming for Energy Systems Control under Uncertainty
Dec 02 Cleve Moler MathWorks, Inc Evolution of MATLAB
Nov 18 Mitch Luskin University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Atomistic-to-Continuum Coupling Methods for Solids
Nov 10 Scott McKinley University of Florida Motor-Cargo Dynamics in Microtubule-based Intracellular Transport (3:30–4:30 in Eckhart 207)
Nov 04 David Bindel Cornell University Communities, Spectral Clustering, and Random Walks
Oct 28 Benedict Leimkuhler University of Edinburgh Thermostats for Flexible Control of a Molecular Ensemble
Oct 21 Sayan Mukherjee Duke University Probabilistic Perspective on Topological Data Analysis
Oct 18 Jonathan Mattingly Duke University A Menagerie of Stochastic Stabilization (3:00–4:00 in Eckhart 207)
Oct 14 Eric Vanden-Eijnden New York University Modeling and Simulation of Reactive Events
Oct 07 David Gleich Purdue University Fast Pair-wise and Column-wise Matrix Computations for Katz Scores and Commute Times
Sep 30 Alexander Tartakovsky University of Southern California Adaptive Spatiotemporal Image Processing Techniques and Applications to Remote Sensing