Interdisciplinary Computational Seminars

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005

These graduate student-oriented seminars provide a forum to present and learn about computationally-oriented research occurring in many different disciplines. Interaction is encouraged with an emphasis on sharing ideas and obtaining feedback regarding issues arising at any stage of the computational pipeline, from applications through models and methods to scalable parallel and distributed computing, storage and visualization. To make these talks accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience of researchers, no prior knowledge of the specific discipline area will be assumed by the speakers.


Spring 2005 Schedule

February 28
Computing the Universe
Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Astrophysics, Princeton University
March 7
A New Approach for Optimization under Uncertainty
Stacy Janak, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
March 14
Spring Break
March 21
A tutorial introduction to density functional theory for bulk solids and surfaces
Patrick Huang,
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
March 28
Modeling problems in biology using linear and integer programming
Carl Kingsford, Computer Science, Princeton University
April 4
Weighing evidence without using a gold standard
Phil Long, Center for Computational Learning Systems, Columbia University
April 11
Optimization Methods in Materials Science
Sal Torquato, Chemistry, Princeton University
April 18
Introduction to stochastic simulation with the Gillespie method
David Karig, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
April 25
The Computational Challenge of Modeling the Explosion of Massive Stars
Tony Mezzacappa, Group Leader for Theoretical Astrophysics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Fall 2004 Schedule

September 27
Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing in Plasma Science
William Tang
, Chief Scientist, PPPL, Associate Director, PICSciE
October 4
Local Basis Expansions for Inverse Problems
Partha Mitra, Cold Spring Harbor Labs
October 11
Advances in Climate and Weather Prediction using High-Performance Computing
Brian Gross, Deputy Director, GFDL
October 18
Adaptive Mesh Refinement Methods for Numerical Solution of PDEs
Ravi Samtaney, PPPL
October 25
No Seminar
November 1
An Adaptive Framework for Dimension Reduction of Kinetic Models
Ipsita Banerjee, Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University
November 8
Domain Decomposition Methods for Partial Differential Equations
David Keyes, Applied Phys & Applied Math, Columbia University
November 15
High Dimensional Model Representation (HDMR)
Genyuan Li, Chemistry, Princeton University
November 22
Computational Science Challenges in Financial Risk Management
Andrew Abrahams, J.P. Morgan Chase
November 29
Algorithms for Disentangling Overlapping Images
Robert Lupton, Astrophysics, Princeton University
December 6
Computing the Sounds of Music
Perry Cook, Computer Science, Princeton University
MONDAYS, Computer Science Building, Room 302 (unless otherwise noted)
Seminars begin at 12:30 p.m.
These seminars are partially supported by the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE)
This seminar series consists of three types of talks:

PICASso "Successes" Seminar

Leading researchers are invited to present special sessions about key "Successes of Computational Science" in their field; i.e., areas of success in the science that could not have been (or easily been) achieved without scalable computation.

PICSciE Colloquium

Leading researchers are invited to present accessible overviews of their work, or tutorials on specific methods.

PICASso Research Seminar

Graduate students, post-docs and young faculty present overviews of their research projects and/or tutorials on computational methods they are using.

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