Applied Math Seminar – Lin Li (University of Texas at El Paso)


TITLE: Revealing the mechanisms of molecular motors’ motility by using computational approaches ABSTRACT: Dynein is a molecular motor for cargo transportation and force generation in cells. Dysfunction of dynein is associated with many diseases, such as ciliopathies, lissencephaly and other neurodegeneration disorders. Understanding the functions of dynein is crucial for developing new treatments of such

Applied Math Seminar – Nick Michalowski (New Mexico State University)

This Friday we will have a special seminar, in the sense that the speaker is an analyst who quit his tenure-track job and joined Mathworks, the Matlab company. The speaker, Nick Michalowski, was a former colleague of mine at NMSU, and his office was next to mine. He will talk about his personal experience and offer

Applied Math Seminar – Qiliang Wu (Ohio University)


Title: Pearling and Localized Undulation of Bilayers in Amphiphilic Morphology Abstract: Amphiphiles, such as lipids and functionalized polymers, plays a central role in the self-assembly of solvent accessible, intricately structured nano-scaled network structures, which are vital in cell functionality and offer wide applications to drug delivery, detergent production, emulsion stabilization and energy conversion devices. We

Applied Math Seminar – Teresa Portone, Sandia National Laboratories

346 Gordon Palmer Hall 505 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Title: Quantifying model-form uncertainty with an application to subsurface transport Abstract: Computational models are increasingly used to make predictions affecting high-consequence engineering design and policy decisions. However, incomplete information about the represented phenomena and limitations in computational resources require approximations and simplifications that can lead to uncertainties in the computational models’ forms and errors in

Applied Math Seminar – Yalchin Efendiev

346 Gordon Palmer Hall 505 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Speaker: Yalchin Efendiev (Department of Mathematics and Institute for Scientific Computation, Texas A&M University) Title:  Multicontinuum homogenization and applications Abstract: In this talk, I will talk about general approaches for multiscale modeling (closely related to porous media applications). I will mainly focus on numerical approaches, where multiscale finite element basis functions are constructed and used in

Applied Math Seminar- Professor Lynn Schryer

346 Gordon Palmer Hall 505 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Speaker: Lynn Schreyer (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington State University) Title: Compartment Models with Memory Abstract: The beauty and simplicity of compartment modeling makes it a useful approach for simulating dynamics in an amazingly wide range of applications, including pharmacokinetics (where e.g. a liver is considered a compartment), global carbon cycling (different depths of soils

Applied Math Seminar by Professor Patrick Guidotti (University of California).

Speaker: Patrick Guidotti (Department of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine) Title: Connecting the dots Abstract: We revisit the well-known kernel method of interpolation and, by taking a slightly unusual point view, show how it can be used (and modified in a natural way) for the purpose of gaining insight into the (geometric) structure of scattered data

Applied Math Seminar: Jiuyi Zhu (Louisiana State University)

346 Gordon Palmer Hall 505 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Speaker: Jiuyi Zhu (Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University) Title: Bounds of nodal sets of eigenfunctions Abstract: Motivated by Yau's conjecture, the study of the measure (sizes) of nodal sets (zero-level sets) of  eigenfunctions has been attracting much attention.  We investigate the nodal sets of Steklov eigenfunctions, Neumann eigenfunctions, and Dirichlet eigenfunctions in the domain

Applied Math Seminar: Professor Miloud Sadkane- Université de Brest (France)

346 Gordon Palmer Hall 505 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Speaker: Prof. Miloud Sadkane (CNRS - UMR 6205, Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Bretagne Atlantique, Université de Brest  (France)) Title: On the stability radius for linear time-delay systems Abstract: In this talk, an algorithm is proposed to compute the stability radius of a linear time-delay differential system. The exponential factor in the characteristic equation is replaced