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Upcoming and Past Seminars

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 Semi-structured 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 Groth-Sahai proofs: Efficient non-interactive 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 Proximal-Gradient Inspired Deep Neural Network for Image Reconstruction Dr Yunmei Chen

Professor UF Math Department

September 23rd, 2019 Seminar Data Science DRUM: End-To-End 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 time-lapse 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 Tran-Dinh

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 Floating-point Data James Diffenderfer

UF Math Grad Student

March 18th, 2019 Seminar Numerical Optimization Stochastic Approximation and Reinforcement Learning: Hidden Theory and New Super-Fast 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 Mobility-Traffic 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 Navier-Stokes 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 Parallel-in-Time Gradient-Type 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 continuous-time 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 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