[Amath-seminars] NEW ROOM EEB 105 >> Seminar from Prof. G. Karniadakis (March 1st - 9h00)

Ulrich L. Hetmaniuk hetmaniu at uw.edu
Wed Feb 29 09:53:25 PST 2012

Dear All,

On Thursday March 1st, Prof. George Karniadakis will visit UW
as UW-PNNL Distinguished Lecturer. Here is his seminar announcement.


Speaker: George Em Karniadakis, Professor of Applied Mathematics,
Brown University
& Research Scientist of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Time and Date: 9h00 - 10h00 on Thursday March 1st, 2012

Place: EEB 105 (NEW ROOM)

Title: Predictability and Uncertainty in Large-Scale Simulations

Abstract: Large-scale simulations have enabled predictive modeling of
complex multiscale physical and biomedical phenomena, e.g. turbulent flows
resolved at the Kolmogorov scale or brain aneurysms resolved at the
sub-cell level.
However, such simulation results are strongly dependent on the values
of material properties and boundary
conditions, which are often unknown or uncertain. In this talk, I will
review the state-of-the-art in the stochastic
modeling of physical and biological systems, paying particular
attention to high dimensionality
of such problems and proposing different new approaches to handling it

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