
Richard Peng
Mon Mar 14, 2016
4:00 pm
We introduce the sparsified Cholesky and sparsified multigrid
algorithms for solving systems of linear equations. These algorithms
accelerate Gaussian elimination by sparsifying the nonzero matrix
entries created by the elimination process.
We use these new algorithms to derive the first nearly linear time
algorithms for solving systems of...

Oleg Igoshin
Mon Feb 29, 2016
4:00 pm
Gene regulatory networks controlling cellular differentiation must sense changes in environmental conditions and coordinate gene expression with celldivision cycles. However, the mechanisms of sensing and integrating different signals remain elusive even for the best studied model systems. Here we uncover a simple solution to this complicated...

Carlos PerezArancibia
Mon Feb 22, 2016
4:00 pm
In this talk we present a novel boundary integral equation method for the numerical solution of problems of scattering by obstacles and defects in the presence of layered media. This new approach, that we refer to as the windowed Green function method (WGFM), is based on use of smooth windowing functions and integral kernels that can be expressed...

Robert Guy
Mon Feb 8, 2016
4:00 pm
Low Reynolds number swimming of microorganisms in Newtonian fluids is an extensively studied classical problem. However, many biological fluids such as mucus are mixtures of water and polymers and are more appropriately described as viscoelastic fluids. Recently, there have been many studies on locomotion in complex...

Zhiqiang Cai
Mon Feb 1, 2016
4:00 pm
Adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) algorithms are one of two necessary tools for grand challenging problems in scientific computing. Reliability of computer simulations is responsible for accurate computer predictions/designs. Efficient and reliable a posteriori error estimation is the key for success of AMR algorithms and the reliability of computer...

Shuhao Cao
Mon Jan 25, 2016
4:00 pm
This talk introduces a twogrid and a bootstrap multigrid
finite element approximations to the LaplaceBeltrami eigenvalue
problem on closed surfaces. The latter can be viewed as a special case
of the BAMG (Bootstrap Algebraic MultiGrid) framework applying on
surface finite element method. Several interesting phenomena for
approximating...

Lei Zhang
Wed Jan 13, 2016
2:00 pm
Abstract: The dynamics of complex biological systems is often driven by multiscale, rare but important events. In this talk, I will first introduce the numerical methods for computing transition states, in particular, the Optimizationbased Shrinking Dimer (OSD) method we recently proposed. Then I will give two applications of rare events and...