|Computational Science Invited Lectures|
This course will present the research of fourteen prominent
computational science researchers.
The goal will be to have each speaker discuss the latest
research in their technical areas.
We have speakers from areas such as engineering,
physics, chemistry, software engineering, materials science,
intelligent systems, computer science, statistics, and mathematics.
Scroll down to see the complete list of speakers and topics.
This is a required course for the
Graduate Minor in
(see also the Fall Course on Computational Science Tools).
Scroll down to see all the lecture titles and speakers.
(click on title to see slides)
|1||Jan. 12||The Computational Aerodynamics of GearBox Windage||Prof. Rob Kunz|
|Jan. 19||Martin Luther King Day, No Classes|
|2||Jan. 26||A Multiphysics Strategy for River Basin Modeling||
Prof. Chris Duffy
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Using Genetic Algorithms
Sensor Data into Atmospheric Models
(Book: Practical Genetic Algorithms )
|Prof. Sue Ellen Haupt|
Variability, Noise, and Sensitivity to Error in Learning a Motor Task
(slides not available)
|Prof. Dagmar Sternad|
|5||Feb. 16||Gaussian processes, Monte Carlo, and an application to climate science||Prof. M. Haran|
|6||Feb. 23||Discrete Dynamic Models of Biological Regulatory Networks||Prof. Reka Albert|
|7||Mar. 2||Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Computational Challenges||Prof. Sam Finn|
|Mar. 9||Spring Break, No Classes|
|8||Mar. 16||Modern IT Infrastructure Requirements of Large Research Universities||Steve Kellogg|
|9||Mar. 23||Quantum Monte Carlo: Random Walks, the Diffusion Equation, and the Schrödinger Equation||Prof. James Anderson|
|10||Mar. 30||Automated Video Analysis of Crowd Behavior||Prof. Robert Collins|
|11||Apr. 6||Computation and Aircraft Engine Noise||Prof. Phil Morris|
|12||Apr. 13||Grand Challenges in Software Engineering||Prof. Phil LaPlante|
|14||Apr. 27||Multi-scale Modeling of Thin-Film Epitaxy||Prof. Kristen Fichthorn|
Grading: Tentatively, grades will be
determined as :
75% student-maintained journal of lectures and
25% class participation and questions.
Each student will be required to keep a journal of
the presentations, including speaker name, title, subject,
talk outline, key points of lecture, references,
questions you had, etc. The summary for each seminar must
be at least one page of text (1 inch margins, 12 point font, single
spacing), with any figures, tables, etc. on additional pages.
These journals will be evaluated
throughout the semester.
Due dates for writeups:
(20% off for each day they are late)
Click Here to see a List of Seminars from Previous Years