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### Upcoming/Recent Colloquia and Seminars

### Past Months Year 2011

### October/November 2011

### January 2011

### February 2011

### March 2011

### Past Months Year 2010

### January 2010

### February 2010

### March 2010

### April 2010

### June 2010

### September to December 2010

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- Please also take a look at our Control Theory Seminars

- Scientific Computing Seminar, Monday December 5 - Ben Holder, Ryerson University (PhD, Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 2006)

Title: Mathematical models for the characterization of drug-resistant influenza strains

MC5158 at 12:30pm

- Seminar, Thursday December 1 - Bruce R. Sutherland, Departments of Physics and of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta

MC5136 at 3:30pm

- Scientific Computing Seminar, Monday November 28 - Lucian Ivan, University of Waterloo

Title: Towards a Parallel High-Order Solution-Adaptive Scheme for Space-Physics Flows on Three-Dimensional Cubed-Sphere Grids

MC5158 at 12:30pm

- Colloquium, Friday, November 25- Paul Ullrich Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan

Title: New Approaches to Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere

MC5158 at 2pm

- Colloquium, Wednesday November 23 - Dr. Joshua T. Horwood, Research Scientist Numerica Corporation Loveland, Colorado

Title: Space Situational Awareness

MC5136 at 3:30pm

Coordinating Departmental Seminars 2011: Prof. Francis Poulin

- Numerical Analysis Seminar, Monday November 21-
Marty Fuhry

Title: A New Tikhonov Regularization Method

MC5158 at 12:30pm

- Colloquium, Thursday November 17 - Dr. Sasha Gutfraind, University of Texas at Austin

Title: Crime and Terror: Mathematical Exploration and Modeling of Dark Networks

MC5136 at 2:30pm

- Colloquium, Thursday November 10- Dr. Lorenzo Fatibene,
Department of Mathematics, University of Turin

Title: Possible implications of superluminal neutrinos for General Relativity and Special Relativity

MC5136 at 3:30pm

- Thursday October 27, 2011 - Peter J. Diamessis, School of Civil and Enviromental Engineering, Cornell University

A quadrillateral spectral multidomain penalty method model for the simulation of highly nonlinear and non-hydrostatic enviromental flows.

MC5136 at 3:30pm

- Monday October 3, 2011 - Chris Ferrie, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo

How to best sample a periodic probability distribution

MC5136 at 4:30pm

- Thursday January 13, 2011- Robert Gracie, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Adaptive Continuum-Atomistic Simulations of Dislocations

MC 5136 at 02:30 pm

- Thursday January 20, 2011- Mary Pugh,
Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

Coating Flows on Slowly Rotating Cylinders

MC 5136 at 2:30 pm

- Thursday January 27, 2011 -Giovanni Rastelli

Last Affiliation: Giovanni Rastelli, Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Torino

Separation of Variables: Geometry, Integrability and Superintegrability

MC 5136 at 2:30 pm

- Tuesday February 2011 - Razvan Gurau, Perimeter Institute

The 1/N Expansion In Colored Group Field Theory

MC 5158 at 10:30 am

- Thursday March 10, 2011 - Mikko Karttunen, Department of Applied Mathematics

University of Western Ontario

Soft materials in nano- and microscales: from cytokinesis to microfluidics

MC 5136 at 2:30 pm

- Friday March 18, 2011 - Gabor Orosz, Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan

Trafic Jams: Dynamics and Control

MC 5136B at 3:00 pm

- Thursday, Januray 21, 2010 - Youngsheng Chen, York University
- High-Resolution Modeling and Ensemble Data Assimilation for Hurricane Prediction
- MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.

- Thursday, January 28, 2009 - Peter Berg, McMaster University
- An Energy-economic Hubbert Model
- MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - Giovanni Rastelli
- Last Affiliation: Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita' di Torino - ITALY
- Superintegrable three-body systems on the line and dihedral symmetries
- DC1304 at 3:30 p.m.

- Thursday, February 4, 2010 - Connell McCluskey, Wilfrid Laurier University
- Global Stability for Epidemic Models using Functional Differential Equations.
- MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.

- Thursday, February 11, 2010 - Nicholas Kevlahan, McMaster University
- Friday, February 12, 2010 - Chris Nielsen, ECE
- Transverse feedback linearization with partial information
- MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.
- This is a Control Theory Seminar

- Thursday, February 25, 2010 - Peter Forsyth, University of Waterloo
- Friday, February 26, 2010 - Prof. Birgit Jacob, University of Paderborn, Germany
- Controllability of distributed parameter systems
- MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.

- Friday, March 12, 2010 - Dana Kulic, University of British Columbia
- Incremental Learning of Motion Primitives for Full Body Motions
- MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.

- Monday, March 15, 2010 - Amala Mahadevan, Boston University
- Submesoscale dynamics and transport in the upper ocean
- MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.

- Monday, March 15, 2010 - Maria Barbero Linan, Queen's University
- How to find abnormal extremals in optimal control problems for

nonholonomic mechanical control systems - MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.

- How to find abnormal extremals in optimal control problems for

- Thursday, April 1st, 2010 - NO SEMINAR

- Friday, April 2nd, 2010 - EASTER HOLIDAY-GOOD FRIDAY
- NO SEMINAR

- NO SEMINAR
- Thursday, April 15, 2010 - Patrick Reynolds, Queen's University
- Construction of a class of Poisson brackets
- MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.

- Thursday, April 15, 2010 - Todd L. Parsons
- Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
- Neutrality, Epistasis & Evolvability: Can the Topology of Genome Space Affect Evolution?
- MC 5136 at 2:00 p.m.

- Thursday, April 22, 2010 - Cliona Golden, University College Dublin
- An investigation of ICA decompositions for fMRI data
- MC 5136 at 3:30 p.m.

- Thursday, April 29, 2010 - Mehran Kardar, MIT
- The elusiveness of knots in polymers and proteins
- MC 5158 at 3:30 p.m (Please notice Room Changes)

- Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - Ralph Smith
- Department of Mathematics, North Caroline State University, Raleigh, NC
- Model Development, Parameter Estimation, and Control Design for

High Performance Nonlinear Smart Material Systems - MC 5158 at 3:30 p.m.

- Friday, June 18, 2010 - Barbara Keyfitz
- Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
- The Sonic Line as a Free Boundary: Stability Under Perturbations

MC 5158 at 10:00 a.m

- Thursday, September 30, 2010 - Peter Taylor, York University.

Wind ( and Solar ) Energy

MC 5136 at 3:30 pm

- Thursday, October 14, 2010 - Almut Burchard, University of Toronto

Convergence and Smoothing Properties of Steiner Symmetrizations and Other Simple Rearrangements

MC 5136 at 2:30 pm

- Thursday, October 28, 2010 - George Arhonditsis, University of Toronto

Useless Arithmetic? Lessons Learned and Future Perspectives of Aquatic Biogeochemical Modeling

MC 5136 at 2:30 pm

- Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - Hien Tran, North Carolina State University

Nonlinear Filtering and Parameter Estimation for Complex Biological Systems

MC 5158 at 3:00pm

- Thursday, November 4, 2010 - Frederic Schuller, Albert Einstein Institute, Golm, Germany

All Spacetime Geometries

MC 5136 at 1:00 pm

- Thursday, November 11, 2010 - Mehran Kardar, MIT.

The elusiveness of knots in polymers and proteins

MC 5136 at 2:30 pm

- Thursday, November 18, 2010 - James Craig, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo.

Analytical models of porous media flow in heterogeneous media (an engineer's hobby problem)

MC 5136 at 2:30 pm

- Thursday, November 25, 2010 - William Ryu, University of Toronto.

Molecules, cells, and behavior: Thermal information processing and motor behavior of E. coli and C. elegans

MC 5136 at 2:30 pm

- Thursday December 2, 2010- Jae-Hun Jung, SUNY Buffalo

Spectral methods for hyperbolic PDEs with singular source terms

MC 5136 at 2:30 pm

- Tuesday December 7, 2010- Zhong-Ping Jiang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

New Stability Results in Nonlinear Time-Varying Systems

MC 5136 at 10:30 am