## Past Events at Simon Fraser University

### Past Events

- 26-Nov-07

What is Mathematical Biology and How Useful is It?

Biological processes are very complex, and mathematical models of such processes are at best just a crude approximation. Nevertheless, one can gain some useful knowledge from the models. In this talk, I shall give examples of biological and biomed more››

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- 2-Nov-07

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- 3-Nov-07

Fall 2007 Joint UBC/SFU Graduate Student Workshop

Speaker: Derek Bingham Title: Statistical Research in a Collaborative Environment Modern statistical research is often motivated by applied problems that arise in other areas of science. Finding solutions to these applied more››

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- 19-Oct-07

- 15-Oct-07

Nonsmooth, Nonconvex Optimization

There are many algorithms for minimization when the objective function is differentiable or convex, but few options when it is neither. We describe two simple algorithmic approaches for minimization of nonsmooth, nonconvex objectives: BFGS (a new more››

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- 29-Sep-07

6th Pacific Northwest PDE Meeting

The 6th Pacific Northwest PDE meeting will be held at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby on Saturday, September 29, 2007. more››

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- 28-Sep-07

Towards Robust Finite Element Formulations for Acoustics more››

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- 21-Sep-07

- 21-Sep-07

Design of a high quality optical resonator

We consider resonance phenomena for the scalar wave in an inhomogeneous medium. Resonance can be described as a solution to the wave equation that is spatially localized while its time dependence is (mostly) harmonic except for decay due to radiat more››

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- 20-Sep-07

Gradient Flows and Energy Landscapes II

Micromagnetics deals with the spatial pattern formed by the magnetization of a ferromagnet. From the point view of mathematics, micromagnetics is an ideal testbed for a pattern-forming system in materials science: There are abundant experiments on more››

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- 18-Sep-07

Gradient Flows and Energy Landscapes I

Micromagnetics deals with the spatial pattern formed by the magnetization of a ferromagnet. From the point view of mathematics, micromagnetics is an ideal testbed for a pattern-forming system in materials science: There are abundant experiments on more››

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- 11-Sep-07

Pattern formation in micromagnetics

Micromagnetics deals with the spatial pattern formed by the magnetization of a ferromagnet. From the point of view of mathematics, micromagnetics is an ideal testbed for a pattern-forming system in materials science: There are abundant experiments more››

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- 31-Aug-07

Structure Theorems in Graph Theory

Fix a graph H. What is the most general graph that does not contain H? In other words, how do we explicitly construct all the graphs that do not contain H? To begin to make this precise, we have to say what 'contain' means;; we have more››

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- 8-Aug-07

CECM, Maplesoft, MITACS, IRMACS and PIMS are pleased to present "CECM 2007", a summer conference hosted by CECM under the title "Summer Workshop on Computational Mathematics" at Simon Fraser University. The Workshop more››

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- 30-Apr-07
- 1-May-07

Infinite profinite groups encapture asymptotic properties of arrays of finite groups. We will discuss the important examples of (large) profinite groups and their relations to number theory, geometry and theoretical computer science. more››

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- 26-Apr-07

A Nonlinear PDE Model for Lakes and Rivers

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- 24-Apr-07

Mihalis Yannakakis is the Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia, he was Director of the Computing Principles Research Department at Bell Labs (1991-2001) and at Avaya Labs (2 more››

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- 20-Apr-07

Changing the Culture 2007: Assessing What We Do

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- 19-Apr-07
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- 19-Apr-07

A unified approach to modelling trajectories

The talk will concern the employment of stochastic gradient systems in the modeling and statistical analysis of biological and ecological processes of moving particles. The work is stimulated by scientific questions and data sets of the movements more››

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