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Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar - Network Formation in Amphiphilic Polymer Materials - Keith Promislow, Michigan State University

Monday, March 09, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar Keith Promislow, Michigan State University Network Formation in Amphiphilic Polymer Materials See Event URL for ...

Developing Energy Technology for a Sustainable Future: Is China the Problem or the Solution?

Monday, March 09, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Edward Steinfeld, The Watson Institute, will discuss "Developing Energy Technology for a Sustainable Future: Is China the Problem or the Solution".

Partial Differential Equations Seminar - Quadratic interaction potential and Lagrangian representation for conservation laws - Stefano Bianchini, Penn State

Friday, March 06, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations Seminar Stefano Bianchini, Penn State Quadratic interaction potential and Lagrangian representation for conservation laws See event ...

Superfund Research Program Seminar Series

Friday, March 06, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"The Hazardous Legacies Project: Towards a Comparative Environmental Sociology of Cities" by Dr. Scott Frickel, Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies.

Scientific Computing Seminar - Symmetry-preserving conservative Lagrangian schemes for the compressible Euler equations in two-dimensional cylindrical coordinates - Juan Cheng, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China

Friday, March 06, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Juan Cheng, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China Symmetry-preserving conservative Lagrangian schemes for the compressible Euler equations in two-dimensional cylindrical coordinates See Event URL for Abstract

Midterm Exam Prep Academic Workshop

Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you trying to figure out how to tackle all those upcoming exams? Join Peer Academic Coaches in this workshop aimed to help you better prepare for midterms. Food & drink provided! If you ...

*CANCELLED* Biomedical Engineering Seminar - "Visualizing and Quantifying Tissue Oxygen Tension with Porphyrin Toolkits and SMART Bandages

Thursday, March 05, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

Conor Evans, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Dermatology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Oxygen plays a profound role in the biology of life. Impaired oxygen delivery has significant consequences, from ischemic injury and chronic wounds to therapeutically resistant carcinoma. A major challenge in assessing the oxygenation of tissues is the fact that oxygen itself is rather difficult to directly detect.

Pattern Theory Seminar - From Pixels to Local Layers: Exploring Flexible Representations for Motion Estimation - Deqing Sun, Harvard

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Yingda Cheng, Michigan State University L2 stable discontinuous Galerkin methods for one-dimensional two-way wave equations Simulating wave propagation is one of the fundamental problems in scientific computing. In this talk, we consider one-dimensional two-way wave equations, and investigate a family of L2 stable high order discontinuous Galerkin methods, which is defined through a general form of numerical fluxes. For these L2stable methods, we systematically establish stability, error estimates, and dispersion analysis.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Understanding the Phase Transformation Mechanism of Li2MnO3, from First-principles”

Monday, March 02, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Abstract: In this talk, I will present my first-principles calculations on the thermodynamics and kinetics of the Li2MnO3. Although the Li2MnO3 is believed to play an important role in the Li-rich composite materials, promising candidates of Li-ion battery cathode, the material behaviors of the Li2MnO3 have been rarely explained. In particular, the phase transformation of the Li2MnO3 from its layered structure to the spinel-like structure is an urgent issue to be addressed before the commercialization of the Li-rich composite cathode materials.

Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar - Phase transitions and hysteresis for self-organized alignment dynamics - Jian-Guo Liu, Duke University

Monday, March 02, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar Jian-Guo Liu, Duke University Phase transitions and hysteresis for self-organized alignment dynamics See Event ...

Is Communication Theory a Theory of Everything?

Friday, February 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Is Communication Theory a Theory of Everything? PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROSE, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering The Wireless Information Network Laboratory Rutgers University, North Brunswick, NJ Abstract: Communication and information theory suffuse our everyday lives in ways that are so profound as to be almost invisible: from the Internet, to cell phones, to navigation systems, not to mention seemingly ancient technologies like broadcast radio, TV and landline telephony.

A Public Matter: Water, State, Biopolitical Intimacy

Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This lecture, given by Professor Nikhil Anand of the University of Minnesota, explores how publics and states emerge through the material relations that form the city’s water infrastructure. Recent work has drawn on Foucault’s theorization of biopolitics to describe the government of populations as a historical form that works through and on practices of imagination, technology and subjectification. Yet in these formulations- like in Foucault’s work itself- ‘technology’ serves more as a conceptual shorthand for the ideals embedded in different instruments of state formation.

Joint Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems + Partial Differential Equations Seminar - From particle systems to fluid equations - Isabelle Gallagher, University of Paris Diderot

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics - Joint Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems + Partial Differential Equations Seminar Isabelle Gallagher, University of Paris (Diderot) From particle systems to fluid equations In this talk we shall explain how Boltzmann's equation can be used as an intermediate level of description between the microscopic description of fluids via Newton's laws and their macroscopic description in terms of fluid dynamics. The heat and Stokes equations will be the target fluid equations. This is a joint work with Thierry Bodineau and Laure Saint-Raymond.

Pattern Theory Seminar - Scaling and Generalizing Variational Inference - David Blei, Columbia University

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Probability Seminar Alexander Holroyd, Microsoft Research Finitely dependent coloring A central concept of probability and ergodic theory is mixing in its various forms. The strongest and simplest mixing condition is finite dependence, which states that variables at sufficiently well separated locations are independent. A 50-year old conundrum is to understand the relationship between finitely dependent processes and block factors (a block factor is a finite-range function of an independent family).

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Successful Job Interviewing for the Masters Job Search

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Your resume got you the interview, now your interview will get you the job. But first, your need to consider the purpose and structure of an interview so you can plan ahead and be prepared to knock it out of the park. Come to ask about those tough questions you are worried about!

Fluids Seminar: Role of Solution Conductivity in Electrokinetic Self Propulsion

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Jeffrey L. Moran, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Role of Solution Conductivity in Electrokinetic Self-Propulsion Bimetallic colloidal particles can move autonomously, or “swim,” in hydrogen peroxide solutions by a novel electrochemical/electrokinetic mechanism known as self-electrophoresis (Figure 1).

Probability Seminar - Exact Sampling and Multilevel Monte Carlo for Multidimensional Reflected Brownian Motion - Jose Blanchet, Columbia

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Ying Wang, University of Oklahoma A Fast Explicit Operator Splitting Method for Modified Buckley-Leverett Equations In this talk, I will discuss a fast explicit operator splitting method to solve the modified Buckley-Leverett equations which include a third-order mixed derivatives term resulting from the dynamic effects in the pressure difference between the two phases.

Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar - Anomalous diffusion of tracer particles in fast cellular flows - Gautam Iyer, Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, February 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar Gautam Iyer, Carnegie Mellon University Anomalous diffusion of tracer particles in fast cellular flows It is well known that a diffusive tracer particle in the presence of an array of strong opposing vortices behaves like an effective Brownian motion on long time scales. On intermediate time scales, however, a robust anomalous diffusive behaviour was numerically observed by W. Young. This talk is a first step towards understanding this anomalous behaviour.

Using Social Media for the Job Search for Graduate Students

Friday, February 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Using Social Media for the Job Search​ for Graduate Students​ Fri 2/20 noon CareerLAB These days, social media is essential to an effective, well-planned job search. Come to learn how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. to get where you want to be. Employers use it and so should you.

Scientific Computing Seminar - A Fast Explicit Operator Splitting Method for Modified Buckley-Leverett Equations - Ying Wang, University of Oklahoma

Friday, February 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Ying Wang, University of Oklahoma A Fast Explicit Operator Splitting Method for Modified Buckley-Leverett Equations

Classes resume. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
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Classes resume. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

The 'ABCs' of Corporate Collaboration - What are Companies Looking for?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join us for a lively and interactive expert panel discussion around corporate collaborations and what innovation scouts are looking for in the physical and life sciences.

Long weekend. No University exercises.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00am - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00am
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Long weekend. No University exercises.

Partial Differential Equations Seminar - Duality in Boltzmann Equation and its Applications - Shih-Hsien Yu, Singapore National

Friday, February 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations Seminar Shih-Hsien Yu, Singapore National Duality in Boltzmann Equation and its Applications In this paper we will survey a quantitative and qualitative development on the Boltzmann equation. This development reveals the dual natures of the Boltzmann equation: The particlelike nature and the fluidlike nature. This dual nature property gives rise to the precise construction of the Green's function for Boltzmann equation around a global Maxwellian state.

Effective Resumes and Cover Letters for the Masters Student Job Search

Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Resumes and Covers Letters​ for Masters Students​ Job Search Thurs 2/12, 4​ ​pm CareerLAB An tailored,well-written resume and cover letter will get you an interview! Join us to get tips on crafting documents that will get the attention of the reader and get you in the door.

Pathobiology Seminar Series: Timothy Lu, M.D., Ph.D.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor Timothy Lu from the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, will present "Massively Parallel Combinatorial Genetics". This lecture is part of the 2015 Pathobiology Graduate Program ...

PhD Thesis Defense Presentation by Kumud Nepal

Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Barus & Holley, Room 190

"New Directions for Design-Space Exploration of Low-Power Hardware Accelerators"  School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation by Kumud Nepal. The presiding officers will be Professor Iris Bahar and Professor Sherief Reda.  All are welcome to attend this presentation.