The Appled and Computational Mathematics seminar
combines lectures by our faculty, students and visitors
from other departments of George Mason University and
other institutions. This series serves the purpose of
fostering research collaborations and keeping us informed
of the recent advances in the field. Questions and
suggestions on possible contributions should be addressed
to Dan Anderson,
Harbir Antil, or
Igor Griva.
Everyone is Welcome to Attend!
Talks occur weekly on Fridays, 1:30pm  2:30pm in Exploratory Hall,
Room 4106, unless noted otherwise.

Date  Name  Affiliation  Title 
Aug. 31  LiseMarie ImbertGerard  University of Maryland  Wave propagation in inhomogeneous media: An introduction to Generalized Plane Waves 
Sept. 7  Ana Maria Soane  United States Naval Academy  Computational analysis of problems on domains with small holes 
Sept. 14  
Sept. 21  Andrei Draganescu  UMBC  Multigrid preconditioning for PDEConstrained optimization: two new applications 
Sept. 28  Mahamadi Warma  University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras  Controllability of spacetime fractional diffusive and superdiffusive equations 
Oct. 5  
Oct. 12  GMU/SIAM Faculty Symposium  
Oct. 19  Jie Xu  George Mason University  Efficient Stochastic Simulation Optimization Algorithms and Their Applications 
Oct. 26  
Nov. 2  Gopal Srinivasan  IIT Bombay, India  The gamma function  an eclectic tour 
Nov. 9  Sui Tang  Johns Hopkins University  TBA 
Nov. 16  Matthew Norton  Naval Postgraduate School  TBA 
Nov. 30  Tonatiuh SanchezVizuet  NYU  TBA 
Dec. 7 



Date  Name  Affiliation  Title 
Jan. 27  
Feb. 3  John P. Nolan  American University  Probabilistic and numerical aspects of stable distributions 
Feb. 10  
Feb. 17  
Feb. 24  
March 3  
March 10  
March 17 (SPRING BREAK)  
March 24  
March 31  GMU AWM Event  
April 7  Bourama Toni  Virginia State University  Nash Limit Cycles in the dynamics of America sociocultural evolution: A game  theoretical approach 
April 14  Jason Hindes  Naval Research Lab  Pattern Formation and Fluctuations in Complex Networks 
April 21  Konstantin Mischaikow  Rutgers University  A Combinatorial Algebraic Topological Approach to Nonlinear Dynamics 
April 28  Harbir Antil  George Mason University  Fractional Operators with Inhomogeneous Boundary Conditions: Analysis, Control, and Discretization 
THURSDAY, May 4, 1pm2pm, Exploratory Hall Room 3301 (NOTE SPECIAL DATE, TIME and ROOM)  Scott Field  University of Massachusetts  Dartmouth  Fast recovery of farfield timedomain signals from nearfield data 






Date  Name  Affiliation  Title 
Jan. 24  TBA  
Jan. 31  Enrique Otarola  University of Maryland  A PDE Approach to Numerical Fractional Diffusion 
Feb. 7  TBA  
Feb. 14  TBA  
Feb. 21  Hector Corrada Bravo  University of Maryland  Cellspecific methylation pattern reconstruction using minimum cost network flow algorithms 
Feb. 28  TBA  
Mar. 7  TBA  
Mar. 14  Spring Break  No seminar  
Mar. 21  TBA  
Mar. 28  Jeff Snider/Diego Torrejon  George Mason University  Graduate Student Web Event 
Apr. 4  Ricardo Nochetto  University of Maryland  Discrete Geometric Gradient Flows 
Apr. 11  Gunay Dogan  NIST  Shape Optimization for Image Analysis 
Apr. 18  TBA  
Apr. 25  Kevin Carlberg  Sandia  Reducedorder modeling in uncertainty quantification: modeling and controlling error 
May 2 (Special Time: 11am12pm)  Sean ColbertKelly  NIST  A Generalized GinzburgLandau model in a Planar Geometry 




Date  Name  Affiliation  Title 
Jan. 27  TBA  
Feb. 3  TBA  
Feb. 10  TBA  
Feb. 17  TBA  
Feb. 24  J. Barkley Rosser  James Madison University  Complex EcologicEconomic Dynamics (SPECIAL ROOM: Science and Tech 1, Room 206) 
Mar. 2  Michael Minion  University of North Carolina  Temporal Parallelization for Partial Differential Equations 
Mar. 9  Marian Mrozek  Jagiellonian University  Towards the understanding of the homological persistence of maps 
Mar. 16  Spring Break  No seminar  
Mar. 23  TBA  
Mar. 30  Matthew Hendrey  George Mason University  Modeling the U.S. Housing Bubble (SPECIAL ROOM: Science and Tech 1, Room 206) 
Apr. 3  Andy Dorsett  Wolfram Research  Mathematica 8 in Education and Research (Special Time and Room: 12:301:45, Research 1, Room 163) 
Apr. 6  Andrew Corrigan  Naval Research Lab  A hybridgrid compressible flow solver for largescale supersonic jet noise simulations on multiGPU clusters 
Apr. 13  Harbir Lamba  George Mason University  FarfromEquilibrium Dynamics in Economic and Financial Systems 
Apr. 20  Michael Gratton  Metron, Inc.  Modeling Foams 
Apr. 27  TBA  TBA  TBA 
May 4  Victoria Booth  University of Michigan  Dynamics of sleepwake regulation (SPECIAL ROOM AND TIME: 11am in Science and Tech 1, Room 206 

Date  Name  Affiliation  Title 
Sept. 9  Hans Kaper  Georgetown University and Argonne National Lab  Mathematics and Climate: A New Partnership 
Sept. 16  
Sept. 23  Carson Chow  National Institutes of Health  The dynamics of obesity 
Sept. 30  Andrei Draganescu  UMBC  Multigrid preconditioners for linear systems arising in PDE optimization 
Oct. 7  Zach Trautt  George Mason University  Grain Boundary Properties From Atomistic Simulations 
Oct. 14  Sivan Leviyang  Georgetown University  Stochastic Models of HIV Infection 
Oct. 21  Nick Gewecke  University of Delaware  Dynamics of Mushy Layers 
Oct. 28  Ira Schwartz  NRL  The Dynamical Geometry of Epidemic Extinction 
Nov. 4  SIAM Faculty Research Symposium  George Mason University  SIAM Student Chapter Event (SPECIAL TIME) 
Nov. 11  John MalletParet  Brown University  Recent Progress in DelayDifferential Equations 
Nov. 18  Burt Tilley  WPI  Thermocapillary Control of Thin Fluid Sheets 
Svetlana Roudenko  George Washington University  TBA (SPECIAL TIME: 3:30 Joint with Math Colloquium)  
Nov. 25  Thanksgiving Break  No seminar  
Dec. 2  Annalisa Calini  College of Charleston/National Science Foundation  Integrable dynamics of closed vortex filaments: finitegap solutions and their linear stability 
Dec. 9  Juan Sabuco  Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain  Partial Control of Chaotic Systems 

