
THEMATIC PROGRAMS 

February 1, 2015  
Thematic Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges

LECTURES  Audio of Lectures (if available) 
July 31, 2002
Lecture on Computing Aerodynamic Models using
Large Scale Parameter Estimations
Speaker: John T. Betts, The Boeing Company
June 24, 2002
Lecture on Idempotent Interval Analysis
and Optimization Problems
Speaker: Gregory Litvinov, International Sophus Lie Centre
June 21, 2002
Lecture on Dequantization of Mathematics:
An Introduction to Idempotent Mathematics
Speaker: Gregory Litvinov, International Sophus Lie Centre
June 17, 2002
Lecture on Interval Computations and the
Effects of Error Autocorrection
Speaker: Gregory Litvinov, International Sophus Lie Centre
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April 12, 2002,
Lecture on Numerical Simulation of Compressible
Fluid Flows in Oil Reservoirs
Speaker: Dong Liang, York University
April 5, 2002
MSc Thesis Presentation
on Computation of the Probability Density Function and the Cumulative
Distribution Function of the Generalized Gamma Variance Model
Speaker: Xiaofang MA, University of Toronto
March 25, 2002
Lecture on Two Topics on the Complexity of
Convex Optimization, One Computational and One Theoretical
Speaker: Robert M. Freund, MIT Sloan School of Management
March 22, 2002
Lecture on A Small World Phenomenon for Markov
Chains
Speaker: Desmond J. Higham, University of Strathclyde
March 15, 2002
An Overview of Numerical Methods for Stochastic
Differential Equations
Speaker: Kevin Burrage, University of Queensland
March 8, 2002
Lecture on Orthogonal Spline Collocation
Methods for the Numerical Solution of Differential Equations
Speaker: Graeme Fairweather, Colorado School of Mines
February 22, 2002
Lecture on a bigger, cleaner, faster version
of DIVA
Speaker: Philip W Sharp, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Auckland, New Zealand
February 15, 2002
Lecture on Shadowing Numerical Solutions of
ODEs, with Applications
Speaker: Wayne Hayes, The Fields Institute
February 1, 2002
Lecture on the S Transform in
Medical Imaging
Instructor: Hongmei Zhu, Seaman Family MR Research Center, Foothills
Medical Center, Departments of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences,
University of Calgary
January 23, 2002, 4:00 pm
CS and Math Applications in Medical Imaging
Research
Instructor: Ross Mitchell, Seaman Family MR Research Center,
Foothills Medical Center, Departments of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences,
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
January 18, 2002, 10:30 am
Total Positivity, the QR Algorithm, and
Toda Flow
Instructor: Graham Gladwell, University of
Waterloo
January 15, 2002, 11:00 am
An introduction to valueatrisk simulation:
background, modeling, and algorithms
Speaker: Petter Wiberg, Computer Science Department, University
of Toronto
January 11, 2002, 10:00 am
Lecture on Numerical Investigation of Slow Chaos
in Rigid Body Dynamics
Instructor: Francesco Fasso, University of Padova (Italy)
November 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 2001, 2:00 pm  4:30 pm
Short Course and Lectures on
Numerical Bifurcation and Centre Manifold Analysis
Instructor: Klaus Böhmer, PhilippsUniversität
Marburg
November 15, 2001, 10 am
Lecture on Inverse Problems for Elliptic
PDEs
Speaker: Benren Zhu
November 13, 2001, 11am
Numerical Lecture
Lecture on Matrix Decomposition Algorithms
in Finite Element Methods
Speaker: Graeme Fairweather
November 9, 2001, 10 am
A Renormalization Method to Asymptotically
Solve Weakly Nonlinear Systems of ODEs for Long Times
Speaker: Bob O'Malley
October 19, 2001, 3 pm
Lecture on Adaptive Timestepping Algorithms
and (other) Discontinuous Dynamical Systems
Speaker: Harbir Lamba
October 5, 2001, 10:10 am
MSc presentation
QuarticSpline Collocation Methods for FourthOrder
TwoPoint Boundary Problems
Speaker:YING ZHU (University of Toronto)
Friday, September 28, 10:00 am
Numerical Lecture
Solving Bordered almost Block Diagonal Linear
Systems
IAN GLADWELL (Southern Methodist University)
September 4, 2:00 pm
Numerical Lecture
Problems Involving Differential Algebraic
Equations
STEPHEN L. CAMPBELL (North Carolina State University)
Fall, 2001 (tba)
Lecture Series
PETER DEUFLHARD (Konrad
Zuse Zentrum, ZIB)
Differential Equations in Technology and Medicine:
Computational Concepts, Adaptive Algorithms and Virtual Labs