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Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State
University, with support from the National Security Agency and the
National Science Foundation, are hosting a series of mini-conferences.
The eighth in the series will be held at Georgia State University on
February 9 -10, 2013. This mini-conference's featured speaker is Dr.
Van Vu, who will give two one-hour lectures. There will be
five one-hour talks and a number of half-hour talks given by other
invited speakers.
For more info, check
titles, abstracts, and schedule.

Series: Other Talks

School of Computational Science and Engineering job candidate talk

Metallic glasses are a new type of alloy whose atoms have an amorphous
arrangement in contrast to most metals. They have many favorable properties
such as excellent wear resistance and high tensile strength, but are prone
to breakage in some circumstances, depending on their method of
preparation. The talk will describe the development of a quasi-static
projection method within an Eulerian finite-difference framework, for
simulating a new physical model of a metallic glass. The simulations are
capable of resolving the multiple timescales that are involved, and provide
an explanation of the experimentally observed differences in breakage
strength, which may aid in the use of these materials in practical
applications. The same Eulerian simulation framework can be adapted to
address a variety of other problems, such as fluid-structure interaction,
and the mechanical modeling of multicellular clusters.

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(algebraic statistics reading seminar)

Series: Other Talks

(algebraic statistics reading seminar)

Series: Other Talks

Mr. Crawford grew up near Philadelphia and has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics

from Georgia Tech. He served as an Air Force officer, retiring as a colonel in

1996. In addition to being a member of Georgia Battlefields Association and the

Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Charlie is a life member of the Civil War

Trust.

Charlie Crawford, president of Georgia Battlefields Association, explores the
significance of the fall of Atlanta to Lincoln's re-election as President and
examines George Barnard's photographic documentation of the battlefields around
Atlanta. Crawford will discuss how land that is now a part of Georgia Tech's
campus was once the site of Confederate and Federal fortifications.
As president of Georgia Battlefields Association, a non-profit battlefield
preservation group, Mr. Crawford has made over 95 presentations and led over 35
tours relating to the Civil War in Georgia.

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From the publisher's website: "... The goal of these lectures is to introduce newcomers from the different

camps to algebraic statistics. The introduction will be centered around

the following three observations: many important statistical models

correspond to algebraic or semi-algebraic sets of parameters; the

geometry of these parameter spaces determines the behaviour of widely

used statistical inference procedures; computational algebraic geometry

can be used to study parameter spaces and other features of statistical

models... "

This reading seminar may be of interest to both algebraists and statisticians; everyone is welcome to join. As the main text we will use "Lectures on algebraic statistics" by Drton, Sturmfels, and Sullivant: http://www.springer.com/birkhauser/applied+probability+and+statistics/bo...

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A discussion of the paper "Module networks: identifying regulatory modules and their condition-specific regulators from gene expression data" by Segal et al (2003).

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A discussion of the papers "Getting started in probabilistic graphical models" by Airoldi (2007) and "Inferring cellular networks using probabilistic graphical models" by Friedman (2004).

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The workshop begins on November 12 with three 1-hour tutorial lectures and continues with morning and afternoon sessions until November 14.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together these different communities from research (Internet Topology Measurement, Economics, Theoretical Computer Science, Network Science) and related industry (ISPs, Content Providers, CDNs etc.) to help
narrow the gap between research and operational practice.
See the complete program,
list of speakers and
register to attend.

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A discussion of the paper "Genetic network inference: from co-expression clustering to reverse engineering" by P. D'haeseleer, S. Liang, and R. Somogyi (Bioinformatics, 2000).