Meshfree Methods Seminar, Summer 2014
   DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

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Monday, May 19,
9:30-11:30 am
LS 213 Prof. John Erickson
Introduction on Kernel-based methods.
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Monday, May 19,
2:00-3:30 pm
LS 213 Prof. Greg Fasshauer
Hilbert-Schmidt Singular Value Decomposition.
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Tuesday, May 20,
10:00-11:30 am
LS 213 Prof. Henry Wynn (London School of Economics)
Learning functions and approximate Bayes computation design.
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Tuesday, May 20,
1:00-2:30 pm
LS 213 Prof. Fred Hickernell
Automatic algorithms.
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Papers/References: The cost of deterministic, adaptive, automatic algorithms: Cones, not balls

Tuesday, May 20,
3:00-5:00 pm
LS 213 Xing Tong
Master's thesis defense.
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Wednesday, May 21,
10:00-11:30 am
LS 213 Prof. Fred Hickernell
Guaranteed Quasi-Monte Carlo methods.
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Papers/References: Guaranteed conservative fixed width confidence intervals via Monte Carlo sampling

Wednesday, May 21,
2:30-4:00 pm
LS 213 Prof. Sou-Cheng Choi (University of Chicago)
Good practices for mathematical software developing.
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Thursday, May 29,
11:00-12:30 pm
SB 108 Professor Mattox Beckman
Professor Beckman will present Git in three parts: "Basic survival commands for working with one branch", "Commands for working with multiple branches" and "Editor support (vim and emacs, mostly)".


Monday, June 2,
2:00-3:30 pm
SB 106 Palmer A. Lao and Timothy McCollam // Xuan Zhou
Introduction on Palmer and Timothy Summer research and crash course on Git branches management by Xuan Zhou.
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Thursday, June 5,
10:30-12:00 pm
PH 109 Lan Jiang
Report on Raul Tempone's paper: On Non-Asymptotic Optimal Stopping Criteria in Monte Carlo Simulation.
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Monday, June 9,
10:30-12:00 pm
SB 220 Weronika J. Swiechowicz and Yuanfang Xiang // Yuhan Ding
Introduction of the research subjects by Weronika J. Swiechowicz and Yuanfang Xiang and talk by Yuhan Ding: A Deterministic Guaranteed Automatic Algorithm for Univariate Function Approximation.
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Thursday, June 12,
10:30-12:00 pm
PH 109 Prof. Mattox Beckman
Advanced course on GitHub/SourceTree.


Monday, June 16,
10:30-12:00 pm
SB 220 Yizhi Zhang
Constructing Guaranteed Automatic Numerical Algorithms for Univariate Integration


Monday, June 23,
10:30-12:00 pm
SB 220 Lluís Antoni Jiménez Rugama
Reliable Error Estimation for Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods.
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Thursday, July 3,
1:00-2:30 pm
SB 201 Barrett Leslie // Yuanfang Xiang
Barrett Leslie presents "An initial model of fractal nets for the Sierpiński gasket". In this talk, a folding method for mapping the Sierpiński gasket (2D fractal) to the Sierpienski cheese (3D fractal) is explored. Yuanfang Xiang talks about "Using numerical methods to estimate correlation coefficients of multivariate Gaussian distribution".


Monday, July 14,
10:30-12:00 pm
SB 106 Martin Dillon
Interpolation using the min Kernel.


Thursday, July 17,
1:00-2:30 pm
SB 201 Professor John Erickson
From Analytic Geometry to Native Spaces.
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Monday, July 21,
10:30-12:00 pm
SB 106 Professor Michael McCourt
An Introduction to Generalized Sobolev Spaces.
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Thursday, July 24,
1:00-2:30 pm
SB 201 Palmer A. Lao, Timothy McCollam and Sergey Papushin
Summer research final results reports.


Monday, July 28,
10:30-12:00 pm
SB 106 Junbin Li
An introduction to multiscale kernel.


Thursday, August 7,
10:30-12:00 pm
PH 109 Lluís Antoni Jiménez Rugama
Generalizing the tolerance function for guaranteed algorithms.
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