Spring, 2005 Applied Mathematics Seminar:
Overview of Departmental Research
Official course number: 591-002
Baker Kearfott, Department
of Mathematics, University of Louisiana
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Time and place: (Tentative, and may change when I know everyone's
schedule) Mondays, 3:00PM, in MDD 208
The past few years have seen our individual research programs blossom.
Working alone or with groups of one or two and with graduate students,
we have made significant advances in computational methods for partial
differential equations, applied functional analysis, biomathematics and
biological modelling, global optimization, and software development.
However, faculty can benefit at this point from becoming more informed
about each others' activities, and graduate students with broader
exposure, can become more well-rounded. In particular, cross-fertilization
and more joint projects will result in stronger, more meaningful research
of interest to a wider audience, and will also result in stronger,
better-educated graduate students.
Furthermore, the seminar can be a good place to motivate graduate students
to organize their work and practice presentations. Graduate students
will be able to register for one credit hour of Math. 591.
The seminar will meet once weekly. I hope to initially schedule each
faculty member to give an overview, and to schedule the graduate student
talks either interspersed with the faculty talks or afterwords.
February 14:Speaker: R.
Baker Kearfott; Title: Optimal Interval Newton Preconditioners Revisited,
or "This isn't your grandmother's simplex method"
April 4: Hongtao
Yang, title: Estimation of the optimal acoustic liner impedance factor
for engine noise reduction
Monday, April 11: William
Dean, title: New techniques for robust ray tracing
Monday, April 18: C. Y.
Chan, title: Effects of a concentrated nonlinear source on blow-up and