Events
Colloquia & Seminars

During the academic year, the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics holds a weekly applied math colloquium. 

  • Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tech M416
  • Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m.

To subscribe to the Applied Mathematics Colloquia Listserv, send an email to seminar-join@esam.northwestern.edu

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2018

12/10/18 (upcoming)
Tom Chou, UCLA
Dynamics of structured populations: From aging demographics to cell size control

11/26/2018
Qiong Yang, University of Michigan
From Molecules to Development: Understanding How Biological Oscillators Function and Coordinate

11/19/2018
Suri Vaikuntanathan, University of Chicago
Organization and self-assembly far from equilibrium: Dissipation induced transitions in membranes and materials

11/5/2018
Rama Ranganathan, University of Chicago
Evolutionary Design of Proteins

10/29/2018
Tandy Warnow, UIUIC
NJMerge: A New Divide-and-Conquer Method for Scaling Phylogeny Estimation to Large Datasets

10/22/2018
Yuhai Tu, IBM Watson
Principles of Sensory Adaptation

10/8/2018
Paul Umbanhowar, Northwestern University (Mechanical Engineering)
Modeling Segregation in Granular Flows

6/11/2018 (4 PM to 5 PM)
Dinshaw Balsara, University of Notre Dame
Bringing Astrophysics Down to Earth: The Development of a New Generation of High-Accuracy Methods for Computational Electrodynamics

6/11/2018 (2 PM to 3 PM)
Aleksandra Shirman, University of California San Diego
Estimation of Model Parameters in Non-Linear Systems Through Statistical Data Assimilation Methods

6/4/2018
David Saintillan, University of California San Diego
From Bacteria to Chromosomes Hydrodynamic Self-organization of Biological Active Matter

5/21/2018
Paul Francois, McGill University
Untangling the Hairball of Immune Recognition Networks

4/30/2018
Robert Deegan, University of Michigan
Photoelectrowetting

4/23/2018
Joseph Tien, Ohio State University
Disease Spread on Networks: Integrating Structure and Dynamics

4/16/2018
Jeffrey Gore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building Microbial Communities from the Bottom Up

4/10/2018 (Reiss Memorial Lecture, Day 2)
Professor Raymond E. Goldstein, University of Cambridge
Upside-Down and Inside-Out: The Biomechanics of Cell Sheet Folding

4/9/2018 (Reiss Memorial Lecture, Day 1)
Professor Raymond E. Goldstein, University of Cambridge
Fluid Mechanics at the Scale of the Cell

4/2/2018
David Williams, Allen Institute for Cell Science
Cells of Many Structures: Integrating Cell Organization with Conditional Models

3/5/2018
Eric Keaveny, Imperial College London
Linking the Micro- and Macro-scales in Populations of Swimming Cells

2/26/2018
Alex Snezhko, Argonnne National Laboratory
Emergent Dynamics in Active Spinner Materials

2/19/2018
Cristian Huepe, Northwestern University
Structure and Dynamics of Modular Hierarchical Networks

2/12/2018
Harish Bhat, University of California, Merced
Bbuilding Predictive Models from Data: Examples from Sports and Public Health

2/5/2018
Thom Cleland, Cornell University
Algorithms of the Early Olfactory System

1/29/2018
Jens Eggers, University of Bristol
Two Problems Involving Breakup of a Liquid Film

1/22/2018
Hyejin Youn, Northwestern University
Scaling in Physics, Biology, Cities, and Beyond

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2017

11/27/17
Yannis Kevrekidis, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Professor Emeritus, Princeton
No equations, no variables, no parameters, no space and no time: Data and Machine Learning In Modeling Complex Systems

11/20/17                    
Nir Gavish, PhD, Israel Institute of Technology
A Model of Highly Concentrated Electrolyte Solutions

11/6/17
Daniel Lecoanet, Princeton University
Model Hierarchies for Data Analysis in Fluid Dynamics

10/30/17
Michael Rust, PhD, University of Chicago
Demand for High Protein Copy Number Can Favor Timers Over Clocks in Bacteria

10/23/17
Ashok Litwin Kumar, PhD, Columbia University
Optimal Degrees of Synaptic Connectivity

10/2/2017
Sam Barnett, PhD, Barnett Capital, Ltd.
Engaged Minds Think Alike: Measuring Neural Similarity & Dynamic Audiovisual Stimuli

9/25/2017
Dr. Lauren Childs, Virginia Tech
Simulating Within-Vector Generation of the Malaria Parasite Diversity

6/5/2017
Hans Breiter, MD, Northwestern University
Feynman Lawfulness in Human Pleasure and Aversion, and its Implications for a Quantitative Model of Emotion

5/16/2017 (Reiss Memorial Lecture, Day 2)
Dr. John F. Brady, California Institute of Technology
The "Superfluid-Like" Behavior of Active Matter

5/15/2017 (Reiss Memorial Lecture, Day 1)
Dr. John F. Brady, California Institute of Technology
The Swim Pressure of Active Matter


5/8/2017
Daniel Poll, University of Houston
Stochastic Dynamics in Bump Attractor Models of Spatial Working Memory

4/17/2017
Dr. Robert Rosenbaum, University of Notre Dame
Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Computations in Recurrent Neuronal Networks

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2016

5/23/16
Professor Shmuel Rubinstein, Harvard University
The maximally crumpled state: crumpling dynamics and the evolution of damage networks

5/16/16
Dr. Ian Griffiths, University of Oxford
How magnets and mathematics can help solve the current water crisis

5/10/16
Professor L. Mahedevan, Harvard University (Reiss Lectures)
Programming Shape: geometry, physics and engineering

5/9/16
Professor L. Mahadevan, Harvard University (Reiss Lectures)
Predicting Shape: geometry, physics and biology

5/2/16
Professor Grae Worster, University of Cambridge
Freezing of solutions and colloidal suspensions

4/25/16
Dr. Asghar Esmaeeli, Southern Illinois University
Computational Simulations of Electrohydrodynamics of Suspensions of Liquid Drops

4/18/16
Professor Seppe Kuehn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Determinism and Contingency in Microbial Communities

4/11/16
Dr. Douglas Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Sparsity and compressed coding in neuronal networks

4/4/16
Professor Ernest Barreto, George Mason University
Collective Dynamics in Populations of Oscillators

3/7/16
Professor Randy LeVeque, University of Washington
Numerical Modeling of Tsunamis and Other Geohazards

2/22/2016
Dr. Laura Stricker, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self Organization (Germany)
Numerical study of artificial microswimmers propelled by Marangoni flow

1/25/16
Dr. Mattia Gazzola, Harvard University
Inverse Design of Swimming Dynamics

1/21/16
Dr. Shravan Veerapaneni, University of Michigan
Fast Algorithms for Particulate Flows

1/14/16
Dr. Brian Camley, University of California, San Diego
Emergent Collective Chemotaxis Without Single-Cell Gradient Sensing

1/11/16
Dr. Enkeleida Lushi,  Brown University
Active Micro-Particles in Free Space and Confinement

1/7/16
Dr. Sabetta Matsumoto, Harvard University
Biomimetic 4D Printing

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2015

12/9/15
Dr. Ivana Bozic, Harvard University
Stochastic evolutionary modeling of cancer development and resistance to treatment

12/7/15
Dr. Wenxiao Pan, The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mesoscale Modeling of Complex Fluids and Materials

11/30/15
Professor Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, Courant Institute, New York University
Kinetics of Particles with Short-ranged Interactions

11/16/15
Professor Jasmine Food, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Understanding the Cancer Field Effect

11/9/15
Professor Karin Leiderman, University of California, Merced
Mathematical Modeling of Thrombus Formation Under Flow

11/2/15
Dr. Lucy Colwell, University of Cambridge
Using evolutionary sequence variation to make inferences about protein structure and function: Modeling with Random Matrix Theory

10/26/15
Professor Alexander Levine, University of California, Los Angeles
Nonequilibrium Semiflexible Network and the Mechanics of the Cell

10/19/15
Professor Agnese Seminar, Harvard University and University of Nice (France)
Olfactory based navigation in mice

10/12/15
Professor Ariel Amir, Harvard University
Simultaneous regulation of cell size and chromosome replication in bacteria

10/5/15
Professor Raissa D'Souza, University of California, Davis
Steering and controlling systems of interdependent networks

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