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Numerical Analysis Seminar, University of Maryland, College Park


The Numerical Analysis Seminar is held on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm in the colloquium room of the Mathematics Department (MTH3206) (unless noted otherwise).

The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, the Institute for Physical Science and Technology and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).

Announcement: DelMar Numerics Day

This is a series of annual meetings which aim to display the research diversity of computational mathematics in Maryland, Delaware and vicinity. The first meeting will take place
on April 28, 2012 at the University of Delaware, Newark
with an invited talk by Claudio Canuto (Turin, Italy)

Current Talks

January 31: An analysis of the practical DPG method
Dr. Weifeng (Frederick) Qiu (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota)
February 7: Convergence and quasi optimality of adaptive hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods
Wujun Zhang (School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)
February 14: Finite element approximation of large bending isometries
Prof. Soeren Bartels (Institute for Numerical Simulation, University of Bonn), Germany
February 21: Recent Advances in Fast Solvers for Variational Inequality Problems Appl. Math. Colloquium
Prof. Michael Hintermuller (Department of Mathematics, Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin, Germany)
February 22: Semismooth Newton Methods: Theory, Numerics and Applications AZIZ LECTURE (3:15PM)
Prof. Michael Hintermuller (Department of Mathematics, Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin, Germany)
February 28: FEM Approximation for Diffusion with Measure-Valued Source
Prof. Thomas Seidman (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland Baltimore County)
March 6:   No seminar
March 13: Divide and Conquer: Using Spectral Methods on Partitioned Images
Prof. Dianne O'Leary (Computer Science Department, University of Maryland), College Park
March 20:   NO SEMINAR - Spring Break
March 30: Collocation methods for PDEs with random input data Note special date (Friday) and Room (1313)
Prof. Fabio Nobile (EPFL Lausanne), Switzerland
April 10: Lyapunov Inverse Iteration for Computing a Few Rightmost Eigenvalues of Large Generalized Eigenvalue Problems
Minghao Wu (Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Scientific Computation Program, University of Maryland)
April 17: Constraint Reduction for Linear and Convex Optimization
Prof. Andre Tits (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland)
April 24: Multilevel Preconditioning of Discontinuous-Galerkin Spectral-Element Methods
Prof. Claudio Canuto (Politecnico di Torino)
May 1: A Mimetic Discretization of Elliptic Obstacle Problems
Dr. Marco Verani (MOX-Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Milano), Milan, Italy
May 8: The Variational Approach to Fracture: Implementation, Validation and Verification
Prof. Blaise Bourdin (Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University)
May 9: Efficient Solution Algorithms for Partial Differential Equations with Random Coefficients 3450 AV Williams (NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND PLACE)
Prof. Howard Elman (Computer Science Department, University of Maryland)

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How to reach the Math Department by car or by Metro or from Airports

Special accomodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling in advance (301) 405-5048. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.

For further information contact Ricardo Nochetto at or Howard Elman at  .