Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
New York University

Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Seminar

The seminar covers a wide range of topics in numerical analysis and scientific computing. The seminar is run by Michael Overton.

The seminar normally meets on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. in room 1302 of Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012.

Talks Spring 2005

January 21 , Jon Wilkening, CIMS
New tools for studying stress-driven grain boundary diffusion
January 28 ***AT 11:30 AM***, Paolo Bientinesi, University of Texas, Austin
Toward a Final Generation of Linear Algebra Libraries.
This talk will be given as a Computer Science Colloquim.
February 4, Alex Barnett, CIMS
High-Frequency Cavity Modes: Efficient Computation and Applications
February 11, Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University
Two Stage Stochastic Semi-Definite Programming: Decomposition Methods, Implementation, and Applications
February 18, Marcus Grote, University of Basel and CIMS
Nonreflecting Boundary Conditions for Multiple Scattering Problems
February 25, Marcus Sarkis, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro and WPI
Elliptic PDEs with Highly Oscillatory or Stochastic Coefficients: Numerical Discretizations and Analysis
March 4, Mark Embree, Rice University
Convergence of Iterative Eigensolvers, with Applications to Fluid Stability Problems
March 11, No Seminar
March 18, Spring Break
March 25, No Seminar
April 1, Javier Pena, Carnegie Mellon University
Computing the Stability Number of a Graph via Linear and Semidefinite Programming
April 8, Lothar Reichel, Kent State University
Iterative Methods for Tikhonov Regularization
April 15, Leslie Greengard, CIMS
Computational Electromagnetics for Microstructured Materials
April 22, Donna Calhoun, University of Washington
Exact Far-Field Boundary Conditions for the Two-Dimensional Heat Equation
April 29, Ming Gu, SAC Meridian Fund
A Fast and Stable Polynomial Root-Finder
May 6, Laurent El Ghaoui, SAC Meridian Fund
Sparse Principal Component Analysis and Applications