Applied Math & Analysis

As part of the Department of Mathematics, the Applied Mathematics Program hosts this ongoing series of seminars. The presentations cover a broad range of topics including numerical analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, nonlinear systems, scientific computing, dynamical systems theory, mathematical biology, pattern formation, and complex physical systems.

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Last updated: 2018/08/18 - 6:17am
Li Wang (University of Minnesota)
Monday, August 20 - 9:30 am
Physics 047

In this talk, I will introduce a variational method for nonlinear equations with a gradient flow structure, which arise widely in applications such as porous median flows, material science, animal...

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Yulong Lu (Duke University)
Monday, August 20 - 11:00 am
Physics 047

The Stein variational gradient descent (SVGD) was proposed by Liu and Wang as a deterministic algorithm for sampling from a given probability density with unknown normalization. The key idea is to...

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Kathy Craig (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Monday, August 20 - 2:00 pm
Physics 047

Nonlocal interactions arise throughout the natural world, from collective dynamics in biological swarms to vortex motion in superconductors. Over the past fifteen years, there has been significant...

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Jeremy Marzuola (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
Monday, August 20 - 3:30 pm
Physics 047

We’ll discuss derivations, dynamics, numerical approximations, recent analytical advances and open questions for a family of 4th order nonlinear PDEs that arise when modeling the fluctuations of a...

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Mengdi Wang (Princeton University)
Wednesday, September 5 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

We survey recent advances on the complexity and methods for solving Markov decision problems (MDP) and Reinforcement Learning (RL) with finitely many states and actions - a basic mathematical model...

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Kui Ren (Columbia University)
Tuesday, September 11 - 3:15 pm
Physics 119

Andrej Zlatos (University of California-San Diego)
Wednesday, September 12 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

Alexander Cloninger (UC San Diego)
Wednesday, September 19 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

Roman Shvydkoy (University of Illinois-Chicago)
Wednesday, September 26 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

Jun Kitagawa (Michigan State University)
Wednesday, October 3 - 12:00 pm
119 Physics

Ilse Ipsen (NC State University)
Wednesday, October 10 - 12:00 pm
119 Physics

Jiequn Han (Princeton University)
Wednesday, October 17 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

Almut Burchard (U of Toronto)
Wednesday, October 24 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

Guillaume Bal (University of Chicago)
Wednesday, October 31 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

Weijie Su (University of Pennsylvania)
Wednesday, November 7 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119