ACMS Applied Math Seminar: Alan Lindsay

Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:30PM - 4:30PM • Calendars: Applied Math Seminar

Alan Lindsay
Assistant Professor
Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

3:30 PM
127 Hayes-Healy

First passage time problems in heterogeneous and dynamic environments

Random dispersal is a fundamental transport mechanism in many physical, biological and social systems. An important statistic associated with such systems is the first passage time (FTP) - the distribution of times for which reacting components come into contact. In this talk I will discuss mathematical aspects and results pertaining to this problem and in particular treatment of factors such as heterogeneity and dynamics of the environment. Typically, the focus is on factors which combine to result in the lowest possible first passage time. This gives rise to many interesting optimizations problems.

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List of Speakers:

Apr. 30 Alan Lindsay - Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Apr. 23 Jason MacLean - Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago
Apr. 16 Daniel Molzahn - Dow Sustainability Fellow, University of Michigan
Apr. 9 Zoltan Toroczkai - Physics
Apr. 2 Martina Bukač - Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Mar. 19 Daniel Brake - Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Feb. 19 Dhagash Mehta - Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Feb. 12 Holly Goodson - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Feb. 5 Joseph Powers - Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Jan. 27 Yunhua Xue - Nankai University and University of Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Jan. 22, 2015 Ava Mauro - Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Dec. 10 Nicolas Brunel - Department of Statistics and Neurobiology, University of Chicago
Dec. 3 Amy Buchmann - Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Nov. 19 Pinar Zorlutuna - Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Nov. 12 Ling Xu - Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Oct. 29 Joel Boerckel - Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Oct. 15 Zhangli Peng -  Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Oct. 8 Tim Weninger - Computer Science and Engineering
Oct. 1, 2014 Dervis Can Vural - Physics

 

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