Seminars and Colloquia by Series

Series: Other Talks
Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 09:00 , Location: Georgia State University , Van Vu , Yale University , Organizer: Xingxing Yu
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
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 14:00 , Location: Klaus 2443 , Chris Rycroft , UC Berkeley and LBNL , Organizer:

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.
Series: Other Talks
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 17:00 , Location: Skiles 006 , Luo Ye , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Anton Leykin
(algebraic statistics reading seminar)
Series: Other Talks
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 17:00 , Location: Skiles 006 , Pedro Rangel , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Anton Leykin
(algebraic statistics reading seminar)
Series: Other Talks
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 16:30 , Location: Clough Commons Auditorium , Charlie Crawford , School of Mathematics, Alumnus , Organizer:

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.
Series: Other Talks
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 17:00 , Location: Skiles 006 , organizational meeting , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Anton Leykin

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... 
Series: Other Talks
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:00 , Location: Skiles 114 , Christine Heitsch , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Christine Heitsch
A discussion of the paper "Module networks: identifying regulatory modules and their condition-specific regulators from gene expression data" by Segal et al (2003).
Series: Other Talks
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 10:00 , Location: Skiles 114 , Christine Heitsch , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Christine Heitsch
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).
Series: Other Talks
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 09:00 , Location: Klaus 1116 , Workshop on Internet Topology and Economics , ARC, Yandex Corporation, Institute for Data and High Performance Computing , Organizer: Prasad Tetali
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.
Series: Other Talks
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:00 , Location: Skiles 114 , Emily Rogers , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Christine Heitsch
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).

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