For Spring Semester, 2012, you can examine the Spring 2012 Scientific Computing Course Offerings.

On 06 January, 2012, I gave a talk at the departmental graduate student seminar, called Maximum MATLAB.

From 08-12 January, 2012, Mauro Perego and I visited Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories for some collaborative work.

On 19 January 2012, I visited Tulane University in New Orleans, and gave a talk to the graduate students called Maximum MATLAB.

I attended the SCALA Conference 2012 (Scientific Computing Around Louisiana) at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on 20/21 January 2012 and presented a talk called Sparse Grid Collocation for Uncertainty Quantification.

I visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory on 02 March 2012 and gave a talk on Sparse Grid Collocation for Uncertainty Quantification.

I attended the 2012 Graduate Miniconference, held at Virginia Tech on 03 March 2012.

I visited the Auburn University Mathematics Department and gave a talk on 22 March 2012 on Maximum MATLAB.

I accompanied a group from FSU attending the 2012 SIAM SEAS meeting, held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, on 24-25 March 2012, and kept my mouth shut.

I attended the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, held in Raleigh, North Carolina, on 2-5 April 2012, and presented part 3 of a minitutorial on the Sparse Collocation Method.

I attended the SAMSI workshop on Uncertainty Quantification for High Performance Computing, held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, on 2-4 May 2012, and gave a talk on Parallel Collocation for Uncertainty Quantification on High Performance Systems.

From 15 May 2012 to 9 August 2012, I taught the course ISC 3313, "Introduction to Scientific Computing", using C for the programming language. Information about the course is available at the isc_2012 web page.

From 7 July 2012 to 7 August 2012, our department hosted 5 graduate student visitors from the Department of Computational Science and Engineering at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. We planned an associated summer seminar series for which I gave a series of talks:

- sem_2012_mesh.pdf, "How to Make a Mesh", a talk on generating meshes for 2D, 2.5D, and 3D, given in the FSU Department of Scientific Computing Summer Seminar Series, 10/12 July 2012.
- sem_2012_openmp.pdf, "OpenMP for C or Fortran", a talk on parallel programming in C or FORTRAN using OpenMP, given in the FSU Department of Scientific Computing Summer Seminar Series, 31 July/02 August 2012.
- sem_2012_parfor.pdf, "Parfor for MATLAB", a talk on parallel programming in MATLAB, given in the FSU Department of Scientific Computing Summer Seminar Series, 24/26 July 2012.
- sem_2012_shallow.pdf, "What Makes the Ocean Wave?", a talk on approximating the shallow water equations, focussing on a simple code by Cleve Moler, given in the FSU Department of Scientific Computing Summer Seminar Series, 17/19 July 2012.

On 13 July 2012, I gave a guest lecture on "Parallel Programming with MPI" to Professor Michael Mascagni's class on Parallel and Distributed Monte Carlo Methods.

I visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory 19-25 August 2012 and gave a talk on The Interpolation Problem in 1D.

For Fall 2012, you can examine the Fall 2012 Scientific Computing Course Offerings.

On 11/16/18/23 October 2012, I presented lectures on parallel programming with OpenMP and MPI to the Department of Scientific Computing graduate class on Advanced Computational Science II.

In November 2012, I spoke to Professor Ming Ye's class in Symbolic and Numeric Calculations on "Fast Programs, Big Problems".