Cascade RAIN Mathematics Meeting 2018

Welcome to the 5th Annual Cascade RAIN Meeting

April 7, 2018

Portland State University in Portland, Oregon

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics is pleased to welcome all participants to the Portland State University (PSU) campus for the 5th Annual Cascade RAIN Meeting. The meeting will be held in the Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238, at the PSU campus on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Breakfast will be available starting at 8:45, and official activities will begin at 9:30. The meeting will end before 5:30. The program may be found at the Program and Location link in the banner above.

The RAIN Meeting is a gathering of researchers for rapid and informal communication of ongoing research activities in computational and applied mathematics in the northwest region. It is intended to complement the annual PNWNAS meetings, which feature longer lectures by invited speakers.

There is no registration fee, but participants are asked to register, for our planning and records.

Format: The RAIN Meeting begins with a call for speakers. Those planning to give a talk will write their name and talk title on a strip of paper that will be placed in a hat for a random draw that determines the talk order. The talk length is determined by the total available time divided by the number of speakers, with talk durations typically ranging between 10 and 15 minutes.

This format is similar to the Finite Element Circus, the Finite Element Rodeo, and the European Finite Element Fair. However, reflecting the varied interests of our northwest participants, the RAIN Meeting is not limited to finite element talks.

History: The Cascade RAIN meetings were initially conceived as an event to informally get together the mathematical sciences faculty from Oregon State University and Portland State University. The first workshop was held in Corvallis in 2014 and was called Cascade. In order to disambiguate from other similarly named seminars, this conference series was re-named: Cascade Regional Applied Interdisciplinary and Numerical Mathematics Meeting, or simply the RAIN Meeting.

Local Organizer: Jeff Ovall

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful RAINy city of Portland, Oregon.