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2020

11/23/2020 
Dan Wilson, University of Tennessee
Analysis of Limit Cycle Oscillators Far Beyond the Weakly Perturbed Paradigm

11/9/2020 
Saverio E. Spagnolie, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Active Matter Invasion of a Viscous Fluid and a No-Flow Theorem

11/2/2020 
Zachary Kilpatrick, University of Colorado Boulder
Heterogeneity Improves Speed and Accuracy in Social Networks

10/19/2020 
Jessica Conway, Penn State University
HIV Viral Rebound Heterogeneity Following Treatment Interruption

6/9/2020
Eve Armstrong, New York Institute of Technology
Identifying the Measurements Required to Estimate Rates of COVID-19 Transmission, Infection, and Detection, Using Variational Data Assimilation

3/2/2020 
Rennie Mirollo, Boston College
Is the Ott-Antonsen Manifold Attracting?

2/24/2020 
Alan Lindsay, The University of Notre Dame
The Mathematics of Diffusive Signaling and the Role of Receptor Clustering in Chemoreception

2/17/2020 
Madhav Mani, Northwestern University
Mathematical Approaches to Studying the Patterns of Organisms

2/10/2020 
Takashi Nishikawa, Northwestern University
Converse Symmetry Breaking: Theory and Experiment

2/3/2020 
Alexei Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Formation of Neuronal Connectivity: Nature versus Nurture

1/27/2020 
Jörn Dunkel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Symmetry Breaking and Pattern Formation in Soft Matter and Active Fluids

1/13/2020 
Vilas Menon, Columbia University
Exploring the Molecular State Space of Cells in the Brain

1/6/2020
Eric Dufresne, ETH Zurich
Growing Droplets in Cells and Gels

2019

12/2/19
Kresimir Josic, The University of Houston

11/18/19 
Helen Moore, Applied BioMath
Dynamical Systems Modeling in the Biopharm Industry

11/11/2019 
Dezhe Jin, Penn State
Self-organized Wiring of a Neuronal Network from Precise Timing in Songbird

11/4/19 
Alla Borisyuk, The University of Utah
Diffusion with Recharging Traps and the Effect of Astrocytes in Neuronal Networks

10/7/2019 
Nick Cogan, Florida State University
Dynamics of the Plant Pathogen Xylella fastidiosa : Models, Data and Sensitivity Analysis

6/3/2019 
James Swan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Large Scale Simulation of Colloidal Hydrodynamics: Heterogenous Particles, Structures and Flow Patterns

4/8/2019 
Vijay Balasubramanian, University of Pennsylvania
Becoming What You Smell: Adaptive Sensing and Efficient Coding in the Olfactory System

2/25/2019 
Tong Gao, Michigan State University
Probing Non-Equilibrium Fluids: Self-Assembly, Collective Dynamics, and Autonomous Machine

2/11/2019 
Grant Rotskoff, New York University
Neural Networks as Interacting Particle Systems: Understanding Global Convergence of Parameter Optimization Dynamics

1/24/2019 
Susanne Horn, UCLA
Advanced Models of Thermal Convection: A Window Into Coherent Structures and Geophysical Turbulence

1/22/2019 
William Holmes, Vanderbilt University
Design Principles of Cellular and Developmental Systems

1/17/2019 
Kyle Parfrey, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Simulating Relativistic Astoplasmas from Microphysics to Global Dynamics

1/14/2019 
Henrik Ronellenfitsch, MIT
Optimal Form and Function

1/10/2019 
Andrew Mugler, Purdue University
Mathematical Modeling of Cell-Cell Communication and Collective Behavior

1/7/2019
Gal Mishne, Yale University
Local Geometric Spectral Data Analysis

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2018

12/10/2018
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 Foo, 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 Seminara, 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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2015

6/1/15
Professor Zhangli Peng of the University of Notre Dame
"Multiscale Modeling in Cell/Tissue Mechanics and Related Diseases"

5/28/15
Eric Siero of Leiden University, Mathematical Institute - Thursday, 10:00am
"Striped pattern selection by advective reaction-diffusion systems: Resilience of banded vegetation on slopes"

5/12/15
Reiss Lecture: Professor Detlef Lohse of the University of Twente (Netherlands)
"The Phase Space of Turbulent Taylor-Couette Flow"

5/11/15
Reiss Lecture: Professor Detlef Lohse of the University of Twente (Netherlands)
"Surface Nanobubbles and Nanodroplets: The Big Picture"

5/4/15
Professor Michelle Girvan of the University of Maryland
"Modeling the Dynamics of Gene Regulatory Networks: Insights and Challenges"

5/4/15
Professor Ned S. Wingreen of Princeton University - 11:15am
"Why are chemotaxis receptors clustered but other receptors aren't?"

4/27/15
Professor Vinothan Manoharan of Harvard University
"How does a virus self-assemble?"

4/20/15
Professor Joshua Shaevitz of Princeton University
"Phases and Phase Transitions in the Collective Motility of the Social Bacterium Myxococcus Xanthus"

4/13/15
Professor Ka-Kit Tung of the University of Washington
"Why has global warming paused for the past 15 years?"

4/6/15
Professor Petia Vlahovska of Brown University
"Complex fluid interfaces in electric fields: belted drops, patchy membranes and vesicle drums"

3/30/15
Professor Sophie Denève of École Normale Supérieure (France)
"Efficient Coding in Balanced Neural Networks"

3/9/15
Dr. Alex Roxin of Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
"Synchrony and Firing Rate in Neuronal Networks: An Exact Meanfield Approach"

3/2/15
Professor Horacio Rotstein of New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Frequency Preference Response to Oscillatory Inputs in Neuronal Models: A Geometric Approach to Subthreshold Resonance"

2/16/15
Professor Jané Kondev of Brandeis University
"Building a Proportional Cell: How Cells Control the Size of Their Organelles"

2/12/15
Dr. Wu Min of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris 
"Modeling of Growths: from Nutrient Limitation to Elastic Fibers"
Online colloquium, 5 p.m. viewing in Tech A230

2/2/15
Dr. Alexander Wray of Imperial College London
"Electrostatically-Controlled Film Dynamics in Curved Geometries"

1/26/15
Dr. Kang-Ling Liao of Mathematical Biosciences Institute (OSU)
"A Mathematical Model for the Anti-PD-1 and IL-27 Drugs in Cancer Treatment"

1/15/15
Dr. Anand Oza of Courant Institute (NYU) - Thursday, 11:15am 
"A Trajectory Equation for Walking Droplets: Hydrodynamic Pilot-Wave Theory" 

1/12/15
Dr. Hassan Masoud of Courant Institute (NYU) and Princeton University
"Fluid-Structure Interactions from Nano- to Macro-Scale, from Engineering to Biology to Medicine"

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2014

12/1/14
Dr. Enkeleida Lushi of Brown University and Courant Institute (NYU)
"Fluid Flows Created by Swimming Bacteria Drive Self-Organization"

11/17/14
Professor Oskar Hallatschek of the University of California, Berkeley
"The Role of Noise in the Dynamics of Evolution: The Evolutionary Importance of Being Round"

11/10/14
Dr. Ira Schwartz of the US Naval Research Laboratory
"Predicting epidemic rare events: A dynamical systems perspective of disease extinction and control"

11/3/14
Professor Andreas Waechter of Northwestern University (IEMS)
"A Derivative-Free Method for Solving Nonlinear Optimization Problems with Deterministic Noise"

11/01/14
Presented by Random Walk Trading
"Option Strategies for Profit in the Real World" (Special Saturday Seminar)

10/27/14
Professor Martin Golubitsky of Ohio State University
"Patterns of Synchrony: From Animal Gaits to Binocular Rivalry"

10/20/14
Professor Nathan Kutz of the University of Washington
"Sparsity and Equation-Free Methods for Complex Systems"

10/13/14
Professor Rolf Ryham of Fordham University
"Control of Lipidic Pore Dynamics by Aqueous Viscosity"

9/29/14
Dr. Cristián Huepe Minoletti of Labo Labs
"Elasticity-based mechanism for collective motion in natural and artificial swarms" 

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