Fall 2020
Siam Seminar meetings will be held Wednesdays from 1:55pm – 2:45pm through this link.
Date  Meeting Type  Topic  Title  Speaker 
September 16, 2020  Seminar  Applied Math  Semistructured splines for design and analysis.  Dr. Jorg Peters,
UF, CISE

September 23, 2020  Seminar  Biomath  Modeling and simulating cancer evolutions with mutations and copy number variants.  Dr. Khanh Ngoc Dinh,
Columbia University 
September 30, 2020  Seminar  Biomath  Impact of asymmetric movement on the spatial spread of infectious diseases.  Dr. Arielle Gaudiello
Polk State College 
October 14, 2020  Seminar  Large Eddy Simulation Reduced Order Modeling  Dr. Xuping Xie
NYU Courant 

October 21, 2020  Seminar  Dr. Peter Kvam
UF Psychology 

October 28, 2020  Seminar  Dr. Greta Chiaravalli
Politecnico di Milano 

November 04, 2020  Seminar  Dr. Alberto Perez
UF Chemistry 

November 18, 2020  Seminar  Why is a Supersonic Aircraft like a Tornado or Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk?  Dr. Steve Miller
UF MAE 

December 09, 2020  Seminar  Dr. Ali Pakzad
Indiana University, Bloomington 
Spring 2020
Siam Seminar meetings will be held Tuesdayss from 12:50 – 1:40pm in LIT 368.
Date  Meeting Type  Topic  Title  Speaker 
January 28  Seminar  Applied Math  GrothSahai proofs: Efficient noninteractive proof systems for bilinear groups  Arya Pourtabatabaie, UF Math Grad Student

February 11  Seminar  Astronomy  Probing the Growth of Cosmic Structure with Numerical Simulations  Dr Paul Torrey
UF Astronomy 
February 18  Seminar  Optimal Control  A Novel Computational Framework for the Numerical Solution of Complex Constrained Optimal Control Problems  Anil Rao,
UF MAE 
March 10th  SIAM Seminar  Numerical PDE  Dr. Sarah Pollock
Professor UF Math Department 

March 17th  SIAM Seminar  Alberto Perez,
UF Chemistry 

April 14th  SIAM Seminar  Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  Steve Miller,
UF MAE 
Fall 2019
Siam Seminar meetings will be held Mondays from 12:50 – 1:40pm in LIT 368.
Date  Meeting Type  Topic  Title  Speaker 
September 9, 2019  Seminar  Numerical Optimization  Primal and Dual Pseudospectral Integration Schemes  Dr William Hager
Professor UF Math Department 
September 16, 2019  Seminar  Numerical Optimization in Machine Learning  Extra ProximalGradient Inspired Deep Neural Network for Image Reconstruction  Dr Yunmei Chen
Professor UF Math Department 
September 23rd, 2019  Seminar  Data Science  DRUM: EndToEnd Differentiable Rule Mining On Knowledge Graphs  Ali Sadeghian
Data Science Research Lab 
September 30th , 2019  Seminar  Computational Neurosicence  Mathematical Problems in Computational Neuroscience  Dr Arunava Banerjee
Professor UF Computer & Information Science & Engineering 
October 14th, 2019  SIAM Seminar  Applications of Optimal Control in Biology  Penalization of Singular Control Problems that Arise in Math Biology  Summer Atkins
UF Math Grad Student 
October 28th, 2019  SIAM Seminar  Data Processing and Error Analysis  Remote chemical sensing. Data processing and error analysis  Dr. Sergei Shabanov
Professor of Mathematics Affiliate Professor of Physics 
November 4th, 2019  SIAM Seminar  Approximate Bayesian Computation Methods  Using a continuum model to decipher the mechanics of embryonic tissue spreading from timelapse image sequences: An approximate Bayesian computation approach 
Dr. Tracy Stepien
Professor UF Math Department 
November 18th, 2014  SIAM Seminar  Topological Data Analysis  An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis  Dr. Peter Bubenik
Professor UF Math Department 
November 25th, 2019  SIAM Seminar  Dr Quoc TranDinh
Professor University of North Carolina 

December 2nd, 2019  SIAM Colloquium  Dr Yi Zhang
Professor University of North Carolina Greensville 
Spring 2019
Siam Seminar meetings will be held Mondays from 11:45 – 12:35pm in LIT 368.
Date  Meeting Type  Topic  Title  Speaker 
February 4, 2019  Seminar  Numerical Optimization  Improved Solutions to the Vertex Separator Problem (VSP) based on the Optimality Conditions  Christie Mauretour
UF Math Grad Student 
February 18, 2019  Seminar  Numerical Optimization  Error Analysis for ZFP Compression for Floatingpoint Data  James Diffenderfer
UF Math Grad Student 
March 18th, 2019  Seminar  Numerical Optimization  Stochastic Approximation and Reinforcement Learning: Hidden Theory and New SuperFast Algorithms  Adithya Devraj
UF Electrical and Computer Engineering Grad Student 
March 25, 2019  Seminar  Mathematical Modeling  State Space Collapse in Resource Allocation for Demand Dispatch  Joel Mathias
UF Electrical and Computer Engineering Grad Student 
April 1, 2019  Seminar  Mathematical Modeling  A Model Predictive Control Algorithm  Dr. Asen Dontchev
University of Michigan 
April 8, 2019  Seminar  Data Analysis  Flutes vs. Cellos: Analyzing MobilityTraffic Correlations in Large WLAN Traces  Alipour Babak
UF Computer Science Grad Student 
April 15, 2019  Seminar  Mathematical Modeling  The Energy Conservation of Inhomogeneous Euler Equations  Dr. Chen Yu
Professor UF Math Department 
April 22, 2019  Seminar  Data Analysis  Topological Data Analysis of Actin Networks  Parker Edwards
UF Math Grad Student 
Fall 2018
Siam Seminar meetings will be held Mondays from 4:05pm – 4:55pm in 368 Little Hall.
Date  Meeting Type  Topic  Title  Speaker 
Monday, September 17  Seminar  Numerical Optimization  Convergence of Anderson Accelerated Iterations for Steady NavierStokes  Dr. Sarah Pollock
UF Math Department 
Monday, October 1  Seminar  Numerical Optimization  Recent Advances in Numerical Optimization  James Diffenderfer
UF Math Department 
Monday, October 8  Seminar  Mathematical Modeling  Modeling Virus Dynamics  Dr. Libin Rong
UF Math Department 
Monday, October 15  Seminar  Numerical Analysis  Learning Algorithms to Solve Poisson’s Equation with Applications in Nonlinear Filtering and MCMC  Anand Radhakrishnan
UF Computer Science & Engineering Department 
Spring 2018
 Meetings will be held on Tuesday from 12:50 pm – 1:40 pm in LIT 368.
 Contact James Diffenderfer for more information
Date  Meeting Type  Speaker  Topic  Title 

April 17, 2018  Seminar  Christie Mauretour  Numerical Optimization  Improved Solutions to the Vertex Separator Problem Based on the First Order Optimality Conditions 
Date  Meeting Type  Topic  Title 

March 20, 2018  ApplyIt: Problem Solving  Data Analysis  Random Forest Classifiers 
February 13, 2018  ApplyIt: Problem Solving  Machine Learning / Computer Vision  Image Classification: Dog or Cat? 
February 6, 2018  ApplyIt: Problem Solving  Machine Learning / Computer Vision  Image Classification: Dog or Cat? 
Fall 2017
 Talks will typically be held on Thursday from 1:55 pm – 2:45 pm in LIT 368.
 Contact James Diffenderfer for more information
Date  Meeting Type  Speaker  Time and Location  Title 

November 13, 2017  SIAM Colloquium  Dr. Matthias Heinkenschloss  4:05 pm in Little Hall Atrium  A ParallelinTime GradientType Method for Optimal Control Problems 
November 13, 2017  SIAM Seminar  Dr. Matthias Heinkenschloss  10:40 am in Little 368  Meet and Greet 
Date  Meeting Type  Topic  Title 

November 2, 2017  ApplyIt: Problem Solving  Machine Learning / Computer Vision  Digit Recognizer Problem 
October 12, 2017  ApplyIt: Problem Solving  Machine Learning / Computer Vision  Digit Recognizer Problem 
September 28, 2017  ApplyIt: Problem Solving  Machine Learning / Data Analysis  Classifying Survivors on the RMS Titanic 
September 21, 2017  ApplyIt: Problem Solving  Machine Learning / Data Analysis  Classifying Survivors on the RMS Titanic 
September 14, 2017  ApplyIt: Problem Solving  Machine Learning / Data Analysis  Classifying Survivors on the RMS Titanic 
September 7, 2017  ApplyIt: Problem Solving  Machine Learning / Data Analysis  Classifying Survivors on the RMS Titanic 
Spring 2017
 Talks will be held on Thursday from 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm in LIT 368.
 If you are interested in giving a talk please contact James Diffenderfer.
Date  Speaker  Topic  Title 

April 6, 2017  Dr. Arunava Banerjee  Computational Neuroscience  Computing with spikes 
March 16, 2017  Dr. Panos Pardalos  Optimization  On the Passage from Local to Global in Optimization: New Challenges in Theory and Practice 
March 2, 2017  Davoud Ataee Tarzanagh  Data Analysis  Randomized Tensor Decompositions Based on Circulant Algebra 
Fall 2016
 Talks will be held on Fridays from 1:55 pm – 2:45 pm in LIT 368.
 If you are interested in giving a talk please contact James Diffenderfer.
Date  Speaker  Topic  Title 

November 18, 2016  Shuhang Chen  Differential Equations  Predict influence with continuoustime information propagation in network 
October 28, 2016  James Hungerford  Optimization  A Multilevel Vertex Separator Algorithm Based on the Solution of Bilinear Programs 
October 21, 2016  Mahya Aghaee  Optimal Control  Optimal Control for an SIR Epidemiological Model with Timevarying Populations 
September 23, 2016  Davoud Ataee Tarzanagh  Machine Learning / Data Analysis  Estimation of Structured Graphical Models through Schatten Norm Minimization 
September 9, 2016  Dr. William Hager  Numerical Optimization  An Active Set Algorithm for Nonlinear Optimization with Polyhedral Constraints 
Spring 2016
 Talks will be held on Thursdays from 1:55 pm – 2:40 pm in LIT 368.
 If you are interested in giving a talk in the spring 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 gasliquid 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 rowrank 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 multiblock variable splitting algorithm with application in powergrid 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 OptimizationBased 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 MatsumotoImai 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 nonconvex 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  FrankWolfe type algorithm 
11/05/2013  Omar Saucedo  A Twopatch 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  Newtonbased 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 DecisionMaking 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 WithinHost 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 Zeroorder 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 PrimalDual 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, quasivariational inequalities and generalized Nash equilibrium problems for lower semicontinuous strategy maps 
03/30/2011  Olivia Prosper  Assessing the Role of Spatial Heterogeneity and Human Movement in Malaria Dynamics and Malaria Control 