Florida State University 2014

You can examine the Spring 2014 Scientific Computing Course Offerings.

I visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 26 January - 01 February 2014, along with Professor Hyung-Chun Lee of Ajou University.

I urged our graduate and undergraduate students to attend Engineering Day at the FSU College of Engineering, 28 January 2014, 9am-3pm.

On 13 Febuary 2014, I spoke to our research group on "Sparse Grid Collocation for Uncertainty Quantification".

On 14 February 2014, I spoke to the Departmental Graduate Seminar on "Truncated Normal Collocation".

On 21 February 2014, I spoke to the Departmental Graduate Seminar on "Gridding the Earth for Climate Modeling".

On 05/06 March 2014, our department hosted Professor Mac Hyman, of Tulane University, who gave a lunchtime talk to the graduate students, as well as a colloquium.

I attended the sixth annual graduate student miniconference, at Virginia Tech, 07-08 March 2014, to observe presentations by our graduate students James Cheung, Rui Gu, Michael Schneier and Danial Smith, and postdoc Hans-Werner van Wyk.

I attended the third UF SIAM Gators Conference at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 27-29 March 2014; Rui Gu, one of our graduate students, made a presentation there.

I attended the SIAM SEAS conference (South Eastern Atlantic Section), held at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Melbourne, Florida, 29-30 March 2014, and present a talk on A Hyperspherical Method for Discontinuity Location in Uncertainty Quantification.

I attended the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Savannah, Georgia, 31 March - 03 April 2014, and presented a talk on Slow Growth for Sparse Grids.

On 11 April 2014, I spoke to the Departmental Graduate Seminar on "How to Make a Mesh".

Starting in April 2014, I supervised the Optional Practical Training (OPT) work of our department's former graduate student Xi Chen. I am working with him on a paper in which he uses the finite element method to solve the Heston Stochastic Volatility Model for option pricing.

Over the summer 2014, we managed to arrange for internships for five graduate students, at Livermore National Laboratory, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and at the Beijing Computational Science Research Center.

Along with the Research Computing Center, the Department co-hosted the local broadcast of the XSEDE HPC Workshop: Summer Bootcamp, 24-27 June 2014, in room 499, Dirac Science Library.

Over the FSU summer session 12 May - 01 August, I conducted a directed independent study class, ISC 5906/ISC 5907, presenting some computational aspects of the finite element method, as well as the program DEAL.II.

Over the summer of 2014, I set up a new course, ISC4971, "Honors Thesis", which allows the Department of Scientific Computing to participate in the FSU "Honors in the Major" program. Qualified seniors get approval, choose an advisor and a committee, write up a prospectus, conduct research over the course of two semesters, write a publication-quality report, defend it before their committee, and then are allowed to graduate "with honors".

I visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory with a collaborator, Professor Hyung-Chun Lee, to work with Clayton Webster, 13-19 July 2014.

I am now the departmental liaison for sponsoring accounts on the RCC computer system. I must approve requests by graduate students to access the sc_q or scs group on panasas and lustre. I also perform an annual review to close accounts of the departed.

The FSU Fall semester began Monday, 25 August 2014.

You can examine the Fall 2014 Scientific Computing Course Offerings.

Over the FSU fall semester, I conducted a selected topics course, ISC 5935, presenting computational tools for the finite element method.

The XSEDE Big Data workshop was on Tuesday, 02 September 2014. Users registered at https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/296/session/473 .

Engineering Day was Tuesday, 16 September 2014. Check out the Engineering Day Poster.

Our department hosted a MATLAB workshop, from 9-12 Thursday morning, 18 September 2014 in room DSL 499. A different MATLAB workshop was held that afternoon at the FSU Engineering School.

On Tuesday, 23 September, Tim Handy addressed our PhD candidates about "10 things you must do if you want to graduate".

On Monday, 06 October 2014, from 1:30-2:30, in 499 DSL, Marta Delia gave a talk on "Formulation, analysis and computation of an optimization-based local-to-nonlocal coupling method".

On Tuesday, 07 October 2014, from 9:45 to 10:45, in 499 DSL, our group had a series of "Ten Minute Talks" by some of the members of Max Gunzburger's group.

Last revised on 04 December 2014.