Upcoming and Past Talks

Spring 2016

  • Talks will be held every on Thursday from 1:55 pm – 2:40 pm in LIT 368.
  • If you are interested in giving a talk in the fall semester, please contact Omar Saucedo.
Date Speaker Title
April 14, 2016 Dr. Sean Meyn Zero marginal cost power grid
April 7, 2016 Davoud Ataee Tarzanagh A linearly convergent gradient method for large scale machine learning
March 31, 2016 Dr. Dhanesh Patel Simulation of gas-liquid flows in jet ejector
Match 24, 2016 David Yerger Exploring the phenotypic search space of grammatical evolution
February 18, 2016 Dr. William Hager Inexact alternating direction method of multipliers for separable convex optimization
January, 28, 2016 James Diffenderfer Construction of a full row-rank matrix system for multiple scanning directions in computed tomography

Fall 2015

  • Talks will be held every other Tuesday, 4:05pm – 4:55pm, in LIT 368.
  • If you are interested in giving a talk in the fall semester, please contact J.J. Zhu.
Date Speaker Title
Nov. 24, 2015 Sarah Trainor Some simple nosocomial disease transmission models
Oct. 27, 2015 Jason Linehan Information and compression distances
Oct. 13, 2015 Omar Saucedo Calculating human to human avian influenza R0 via likelihood and Jacobian Approach
Sept. 15, 2015 J.J. Zhu A decentralized multi-block variable splitting algorithm with application in power-grid load control
Sept. 1, 2015 William W. Hager Convergence rate for a Gauss collocation method applied to unconstrained optimal control

Spring 2015

  • Talks will be held every other Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, in LIT 368.
  • Please contact J.J. Zhu if you are interested in giving a talk!
Date Speaker Title
Apr. 21, 2015 Jonathan Brooks Distributed Optimization-Based Load Control in a Power Grid for Primary Frequency Response while Minimizing Consumer Disutility
Apr. 14, 2015 Jintai Ding Authenticated Key Exchange from Ideal Lattices
Apr. 7, 2015 Joel Rosenfeld A local approximation scheme for adaptive dynamic programming
Feb. 17, 2015 J.J. Zhu Optimization technique in dimension reduction
Feb. 3, 2015 Omar Saucedo Brown Shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) Dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico
Jan. 20, 2015 Su Ke Global convergence of a nonmonotone filter method for equality constrained optimization

Autumn 2014

  • Talks will be held Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, in LIT 368.
Date Speaker Title
Nov. 18, 2014 Evan Milliken A Model of Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus with Viral Diffusion
between Wild and Farmed Patches
Nov. 4, 2014 Joel Rosenfeld The Hamilton Jacobi Bellman equation and its use in Optimal Control
Oct. 21, 2014 Omar Saucedo A Two Patch Avian Influenza Model with Migration
Oct. 14, 2014 Alexander Gruber Design and Cryptanalysis of Matsumoto-Imai and its Variants
Sept. 23, 2014 J.J. Zhu Recent development in stochastic optimization algorithms


Spring 2014

  • Meeting days: Thursdays
  • Meeting time: 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
  • Room: 368 LIT
Date Speaker Title
02/20/2014 J.J. Zhu Projection algorithms for non-convex minimization
02/27/2014 Hao Liu A New Nonlinear Conjugate Gradient Method
03/13/2014 Cuong Ngo Alternating Direction Approximate Newton Method for Partially Parallel Imaging
03/20/2014 Conference Discussion
04/10/2014 Prof. Alireza Entezari (CS Dept.) A Box Spline Framework for Sparse Approximation in Computed Tomography
04/17/2014 Prof. Pando Georgiev (ISE) Adaptive function approximation with applications to multiclass learning problems

Fall 2013 

  • Meeting days: Tuesdays
  • Meeting time: 4:05 pm — 5:00 pm
  • Room: 368 LIT
Date Speaker Title
09/10/2013  James Hungerfurd The Vertex Separator Problem and Continuous Quadratic Programming
09/24/2013 Cuong Ngo Alternating Direction Approximate Newton Method for Partially Parallel Imaging
10/08/2013 Maryam Yashtini Adaptive BOSVS Algorithm for Regularized Convex Optimization Problems with Application to Medical Image Reconstruction
10/15/2013 Maryam Yashtini Adaptive BOSVS Algorithm for Regularized Convex Optimization Problems with Application to Medical Image Reconstruction
10/29/2013 JJ Zhu Frank-Wolfe type algorithm
11/05/2013 Omar Saucedo A Two-patch Avian Influenza Model
11/19/2013 Hayriye Gulbudak Increased Disease Prevalence of Avian Influenza in Poultry Caused by Imperfect Vaccination

Spring 2013 

  • Meeting days: Tuesdays
  • Meeting time: 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
  • Room: 368 LIT

NEWS: SIAM Colloquium on Monday Feb 25th, 14th, 2013

  • 1nd SIAM Colloquium: Monday
  • Time: 4:05 pm — 4:55 pm
  • Room: Atrium (LIT 339)

Date Speaker Title
01/29/2013  Cuong Ngo Newton-based Bregman Operator Splitting with for Parallel Image Reconstruction
02/12/2013 Hayriye Gulbudak A Structured Avian Influenza Vaccination Model
02/25/2013 Prof. Max Gunzburger The science of ice sheets: the mathematical modeling and computational simulation of ice flows
03/19/2013 Prof. Pando Georgiev Reproducing Kernel Banach Spaces and applications
04/02/2013 Hossein Pourbashash  A Mathematical Model and Analysis for Babesiosis Disease in Bovine and Tick Populations
04/16/2013 Xie Xu Sparse Approximation of Volumetric Data

Fall 2012

Date Speaker Title
09/05/2012  William Hager Limited Memory Conjugate Gradients
09/19/2012 James Hungerford
Edge Directions of Polyhedra and Their Role in Optimization
10/03/2012 Delphine Mico A measure of the extent of the Violation of the KKT conditions using an Active set Method
10/31/2012 Omar Saucedo An Avian Influenza Model
11/14/2012 Hayriye Gulbudak Modeling Culling in Avian Influenza
12/5/2012 Dr. Scott A. McKinley Sensing and Decision-Making in Random Search

Spring 2012

Date Speaker Title
01/31/2012 Cuong Ngo Minimizing a quadratic over a sphere
02/07/2012 Hongyan Hou Convergence Analysis for Pseudospectral Methods in Optimal Control
02/14/2012 Cameron Browne Modeling Within-Host Virus Dynamics: The standard model, applications, and extensions.
02/21/2012 Maryam Yashtini A fast algorithm for sparse reconstruction based on shrinkage, subspace optimization and continuation
02/28/2012 Roberta De Asmundis On spectral properties of steepest descent methods
03/20/2012 Delphine Mico Estimating the Violation of the KKT Conditions
03/27/2012 Professor Guanghui Lan Stochastic First- and Zero-order Methods for Nonconvex Stochastic Programming
04/03/2012 James Hungerford
Edge Directions in Polyhedral Optimization Part 1
04/10/2012 James Hungerford Edge Directions in Polyhedral Optimization Part 2
04/17/2012 Maryam Yashtini Bregman Operator Splitting With Variable Stepsize For Total Variation Image Reconstruction

Fall 2011

Date Speaker Title
09/7/2011 James Hungerford A Continuous Multilevel Solver for the Vertex Separator Problem
09/21/2011 Maryam Yasthini The Bregman Operator Splitting With Barzilia/Borwein Step Size for Image Reconstruction
10/5/2011 James Hungerford Local Optimality Conditions for Weakly Concave Quadratic Programs
10/26/2011 Delphine Mico Estimating the Violation of the KKT Conditions

Spring 2011

Date Speaker Title
01/26/2011 James Hungerford Solving a Projection Problem Using Lagrangian Duality
02/09/2011 Maryam Yashtini A Unified Primal-Dual Algorithm Framework Based on Bregman Iteration
02/21/2011 Prof. Gilbert Strang Fast Transforms: Banded Matrices With Banded Inverses
02/28/2011 Prof. Asen Dontchev Constrained Spline Interpolation
03/16/2011 Prof. Pando Georgiev Continuous selections, quasi-variational inequalities and generalized Nash equilibrium problems for lower semi-continuous strategy maps
03/30/2011 Olivia Prosper Assessing the Role of Spatial Heterogeneity and Human Movement in Malaria Dynamics and Malaria Control