THEMATIC PROGRAMS

November 24, 2014

Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering

Southern Ontario Numerical Analysis Day
Friday, April 19, 2002

The Fields Institute, Second Floor

Organizers: Ken Jackson (University of Toronto)


The 20th Southern Ontario Numerical Analysis Day (SONAD) will be held on Friday, April 19, 2002, in Toronto. It will be hosted by the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences as part of the Thematic Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering.

We will have two invited talks: one by Hermann Brunner, Mathematics Department, Memorial University, and the second by Des Higham, Mathematics Department, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, who is currently visiting the Fields Institute. Each of these talks will be one hour long. We will also have eight contributed talks, each 30 minutes long. The talks will be followed by a reception at the end of the day.

Although there is no registration fee for this event, it would help us if you registered in advance by clicking on the Registration button above.

NA Day Schedule
8:30 - 9:30 Light Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 Hermann Brunner, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland:
"From functional differential equations to integral-algebraic equations: theoretical and computational aspects of collocation methods"
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15 Kit Sun Ng, Computer Science Department, University of Toronto:
"Optimal quadratic and cubic spline collocation on non-uniform partitions"
11:15 - 11:45 Amelie Belanger, Applied Mathematics Department, University of Waterloo: "Computing the deltas -- meshgeneration for accurate gradient computation"
11:45 - 12:15 Chi (Carol) Cheng, Applied Mathematics Department, University of Waterloo: "Demand deposit valuation"
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 Des Higham, Mathematics Department, University of Strathclyde,
Scotland: "Convergence and stability of numerical methods
for nonlinear stochastic ODEs"
2:30 - 3:00 Philip Sharp, Mathematics Department, University of Auckland:
"Long simulations of the solar system: symplectic or
non-symplectic?"
3:00 - 3:30 Tea Break
3:30 - 4:00

 

Azar Shakoori, Applied Mathematics Department, University
of Western Ontario: "Exploration of Bezout matrices in
Maple for solving bivariate polynomials"
4:00 - 4:30 Wen (Wendy) Zhang, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Oakland University, Rochester, MI:
"Morphological evolution of a 3D array of particles under surface diffusion"
4:30 - 4:45 Coffee Break
4:45 - 5:15

Attila Zsaki, Civil Engineering Department, University of Toronto: "Computational challenges in large-model numerical analysis of underground excavations"

5:15 - 5:45


Yotka Rickard and Natalia Georgieva, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, McMaster University:
"Problem-independent enhancement of PML ABC for finite difference time domain techniques in electrodynamics"
5:45 - 7:00 Reception

There will also be one poster presentation:

Lois Zhu, Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University:
"Computational Experiences with Self-Regular Interior Point Methods"