Inspired by grandfather, Arya McCarthy’s student research ranged from simulated brains to political polarization

SMU News Originally Posted: May 16, 2017 Graduating senior Arya McCarthy has been a frequent presence on SMU’s campus practically since the day he could walk. John and young Arya McCarthy As a child, he would stroll across verdant lawns, his tiny hand held firmly in his grandfather’s gentle one, as his grandpa, John McCarthy, checked his mail. John McCarthy was a biology professor at SMU, where he taught Mustangs and researched endocrine physiology from the 1950s up to his retirement in 1999. Neither knew then just how grand a role SMU would play in Arya’s life. Fast forward to the summer of 2016. Arya was a President’s Scholar at SMU, three years into his pursuit of bachelor’s degrees in both math and computer science, [...]

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Event: May 9, Joint Mathematics Electrical Engineering Colloquium

Event Date: May 9 Location: Clements 126 Time: 2:45pm (Refreshments 2:30pm) Joint Mathematics Electrical Engineering Colloquium Talk by Andrea Alù (The University of Texas at Austin) Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Math/Seminars   Contact: A. J. Meir

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Nation’s electric grid — a complex mathematical system — is dramatically changing

SMU Research Originally Posted: April 5, 2017 Deregulation of the U.S. electric markets, the emergence of renewable sources of energy and new technologies means there are large risks to the grid. Our nation’s electric grid is changing dramatically due to deregulation of electric markets, the introduction of renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power, and the emergence of new technologies such as the smart grid and electric cars, according to Barry Lee, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. “Such changes can lead to large risks in the grid, which are not very well understood,” said Lee, whose research addresses the issue. The electric power grid is a complex mathematical system. In fact, some components of [...]

By | 2017-04-06T10:24:33+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Nation’s electric grid — a complex mathematical system — is dramatically changing

Event: March 8, Introduction to Shared-Memory Parallel Programming

Event Date: March 8, 2017 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM The Scientific Computation (CSC) spring workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization usage. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Introduction to Research Computing” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc    

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Event: March 2 Exact geometric approach to the discretization of fluid-structure interactions and the dynamics of tubes conveying fluid

Event Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk) Mathematics Colloquium Talk by Vakhtang Poutkaradze (University of Alberta) Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Math/Seminars  

By | 2017-02-13T16:51:05+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Event: March 2 Exact geometric approach to the discretization of fluid-structure interactions and the dynamics of tubes conveying fluid

Event: Feb. 23 Fun numerical problems in subsurface flow modeling

Event Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Location: 126 Clements Hall Time: 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk) SMU/UTD SIAM Student Chapter Distinguished Lecture, by Margot Gerritsen (Stanford University). Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Math/Seminars

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Dedman College senior Patricia Nance featured in SMU Magazine

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: Spring 2017 Dedman College senior Patricia Nance, a chemistry and math major, has been developing a new polymer for breast implants to reduce infections for women who get reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. For Nance, this research is personal and has a purpose: to benefit women like her grandmother. Read more of the Spring 2017 SMU Magazine cover story. READ MORE: http://blog.smu.edu/…/05/SMU-Magazine-Spring-Summer-2017.pdf *Patricia Nance is also a DCII Hamilton Scholar

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A robust and efficient adaptive multigrid solver for the optimal control of phase field formulations of geometric evolution laws

Event Date: January 20, 2017   Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:30--4:30 (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk) Mathematics Colloquium Talk by Anotida Madzvamuse (University of Sussex). Link for more information: https://wiki.smu.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=115179645 Contact: A. J. Meir,  ajmeir@smu.edu    

By | 2017-01-11T08:17:39+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Mathematics|Comments Off on A robust and efficient adaptive multigrid solver for the optimal control of phase field formulations of geometric evolution laws

Event 12/7: A DG approach to poroelasticity, with applications to edema formation in tissue

Event Date: December 7, 2016 Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:30--4:30 (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk)   Mathematics Colloquium Talk by Travis Thompson (Rice University) Link for more information: https://wiki.smu.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=108036103 Contact: A. J. Meir at  ajmeir@smu.edu

By | 2016-11-30T09:38:12+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Event 12/7: A DG approach to poroelasticity, with applications to edema formation in tissue

Numerical analysis of the Galerkin and weak Galerkin method for the Helmholtz equation with high wave number

Event date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:30--4:30pm Featured Speaker: Dr. Zhimin Zhang, Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University and the Beijing Center for Computational Science Abstract: We study convergence property of the weak Galerkin method of fixed degree p and supercovergence property of the linear finite element method for the Helmholtz problem with large wave number. Using a modified duality argument, we improve the existing error estimates of the WG method, in particular, the error estimates with explicit dependence on the wave number k are derived, it is shown that if k(kh)p+1 is sufficiently small, then the pollution error in the energy norm is bounded by O(k(kh)2p), which coincides with the phase error of the finite element method obtained by existent dispersion analyses. [...]

By | 2016-10-24T09:00:47+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Numerical analysis of the Galerkin and weak Galerkin method for the Helmholtz equation with high wave number
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