Presentations

burgers_2012_ornl.pdf,
"Parallel Collocation for Uncertainty Quantification on
High Performance Systems",
a talk given at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 02 May 2012.

burgers_2013_ajou.pdf,
"Investigating Uncertain Parameters in the Burgers Equation",
presented to the Mathematics Department,
Ajou University, Suwon, Korea, 13 August 2013.

chain_2014_fsu.pdf,
"The Curse in the Mail Box: the Message in Chain Letters",
a work in progress.

climate_2011_fsu.pdf,
"The Big Thaw: Simulating Greenland's Future",
presented to the FSU Department of Scientific Computing Graduate
Student Seminar, 08 April 2011.

continuation_2014_fsu.pdf,
"The Continuation Method for Algebraic Equations",
a short discussion of the basic continuation method, demonstrated
by seeking a sequence of points on the unit circle. This
document was prepared for a graduate student who wanted to know
how to discretize a boundary curve defined by a formula;

cvt_basis.pdf,
"The CVT Basis Generation Algorithm";

cvt_periodic_2016_fsu.pdf,
"A periodic Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation";
presented at the Scientific Communication Conference,
03 August 2016, Florida State University;

delaunay_refinement.pdf,
"The Number of Nodes in Delaunay Mesh Refinement on a Sphere";

fem_basis_2013_fsu.pdf,
"The Finite Element Basis for Simplices in Arbitrary Dimensions";

freefem_chrispell,
John Chrispell, Jason Howell,
Finite Element Approximation of Partial Differential Equations
Using FreeFem++, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love
Numerical Analysis,
presented to the SIAM Student Chapter Seminar,
University of South Carolina,
13 February 2007.

fsu_student_talk.pdf,
"Thoughts on the job process for Ph.D.level jobs in mathematics
and computational mathematics";

genetic_2013_fsu.pdf,
"Genetic Algorithms",
presented to the Junior Seminar,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 04 February 2013.

genetic_2013_trinity.pdf,
"Genetic Algorithms",
presented to the Undergraduate Seminar,
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 21 February 2013.

hermite_interpolant_2011_fsu.pdf,
"Computing the Hermite Interpolant Polynomial", a discussion of
the standard interpolating polynomial, the simple Hermite interpolating
polynomial (function values plus derivatives), and a procedure for
computing it;

hypersphere_2013_san_diego.pdf
"A Hyperspherical Method for Discontinuity Location in Uncertainty
Quantification",
presented at the SIAM Annual Meeting,
San Diego, California, 812 July 2013;

hypersphere_2014_siam_seas.pdf
"A Hyperspherical Method for Discontinuity Location in Uncertainty
Quantification",
presented at the SIAM SEAS conference,
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, 2830 March 2014;

infinity_2010_upg.pdf,
"The Capture of Infinity",
presented to the Math Club
of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
Spring 2010;

infinity_2011_upg.pdf,
"The Capture of Infinity",
presented to the Math Club
of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
07 December 2011;

infinity_2023_pitt.pdf,
"The Capture of Infinity",
presented to the Math Club
of the University of Pittsburgh,
11 April 2023;

interp1d_2012_ornl.pdf,
"The Interpolation Problem in 1D",
a talk given at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 20 August 2012.

jacobi_poisson_1d.pdf,
"Jacobi Iterative Solution of Poisson's Equation in 1D";

kl_2012_fsu.pdf,
"Covariance, Correlation, and the KLExpansion";

matlab_fast_2010_fsu,
"Fast Programs, Big Problems"
presented to the FSU Department of Scientific Computing class,
ISC 322201, "Symbolic and Numeric Calculations",
Professor Ming Ye, 12:201:10pm, 152 DSL, 19/22 November 2010.

matlab_fast_2012_fsu,
"Fast Programs, Big Problems"
presented to the FSU Department of Scientific Computing class,
ISC 322201, "Symbolic and Numeric Calculations",
Professor Ming Ye, 12:201:10pm, 152 DSL, 5/7 November 2012.

matlab_fast_2012_tulane.pdf,
"Maximum MATLAB",
a talk presented to the mathematics graduate students
at Tulane University, New Orleans, 12 January 2012;

matlab_parallel.pdf,
"Parallel Programming with MATLAB",
by John Burkardt and Gene Cliff.

matlab_parallel_2011_fsu.pdf,
"Parallel MATLAB at FSU: PARFOR and SPMD",
presented at the FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 31 March 2011.

matlab_parfor_2011_vt.pdf,
"Parallel MATLAB: Parallel FOR Loops",
a presentation to the Mathematics Department at Virginia Tech,
31 May 2011;

matlab_parfor_2012_fsu.pdf,
"Parfor for MATLAB",
a talk on parallel programming with PARFOR in MATLAB,
given in the FSU Department of Scientific Computing
Summer Seminar Series, 24/26 July 2012.

matlab_spmd_2011_vt.pdf,
"Parallel MATLAB: Single Program Multiple Data",
a presentation to the Mathematics Department at Virginia Tech,
02 June 2011;

matlab_tasks_2011_fsu.pdf,
"Parallel MATLAB at FSU: Task Computing",
presented at the FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 07 April 2011.

matmul_1995_psc.pdf,
"MATMUL: An interactive matrix multiplication benchmark",
presented at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, 10 July 1995.

mesh_2012_fsu.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.

mesh_2014_fsu.pdf,
"How to Make a Mesh",
a talk on generating meshes in two dimensions,
presented to the FSU Department of Scientific Computing
Graduate Student Seminar ISC5934, 11 April 2014.

mesh_2016_fsu.pdf,
"How to Make a Mesh",
a talk on generating meshes,
presented to the FSU Department of Scientific Computing
Graduate Student Seminar ISC5934, 22 January 2016.

mesh_2016_greensburg.pdf,
"My Computer Dreams in Triangles",
a talk on generating meshes,
presented to the Conference for Careers and Undergraduate Research
in the Natural Sciences,
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 16 April 2016.

mesh_2021_pitt.pdf,
"This is a fine mesh you've gotten me into!",
a talk on generating meshes,
presented to the Mathematics Club at Pitt,
University of Pittsburgh, 26 October 2021.

mesh_2021_pitt_6up.pdf,
"This is a fine mesh you've gotten me into!",
a talk on generating meshes,
presented to the Mathematics Club at Pitt,
University of Pittsburgh, 26 October 2021,
printed 6 slides to a page.

midpoint_2022_vt.pdf,
"The Halfway Way",
a talk on the implicit midpoint method,
presented at the ICAM Conference honoring Terry Herdman,
Virginia Tech, 01 June 2022.

model_problems.pdf,
"Model Problems",
a presentation of some sample problems for mathematical modeling,
given at Virginia Tech, 04 May 2013.

mpi_2005_fsu.pdf,
"Introduction to MPI",
presented to the Graduate Seminar,
FSU School of Computational Science, 21 October 2005.

mpi_2008_acs2.pdf,
"Distributed Memory Programming with MPI",
presented to the Advanced Computational Science II class,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 16/18 October 2008.

mpi_2008_acs2_exercises.pdf,
"Distributed Memory Programming with MPI: Exercises",
presented to the Advanced Computational Science II class,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 16/18 October 2008.

mpi_2009_ajou.pdf,
"MPI Distributed Programming",
presented to the Mathematics Department,
Ajou University, Suwon, Korea, 13 May 2009.

mpi_2009_vt.pdf,
"MPI Distributed Programming",
presented to the Faculty Development Institute Summer Track V,
Virginia Tech, 2628 May 2009.

mpi_2011_acs2.pdf,
"Distributed Memory Programming with MPI",
presented to the Advanced Computational Science II class,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 25/27 October 2011.

mpi_2011_acs2_exercises.pdf,
"Distributed Memory Programming with MPI: Exercises",
presented to the Advanced Computational Science II class,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 01 November 2011.

mpi_2012_acs2.pdf,
"Distributed Memory Programming with MPI",
presented to the Advanced Computational Science II class,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 18/23 October 2012.

mpi_2012_acs2_exercises.pdf,
"Distributed Memory Programming with MPI: Exercises",
presented to the Advanced Computational Science II class,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 23 October 2012.

mpi_2012_fsu.pdf,
"Distributed Memory Programming with MPI",
presented to the Parallel and Distributed Monte Carlo Methods class,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 13 July 2012.

mpi_2013_acs2.pdf,
"Distributed Memory Programming with MPI",
presented to the Advanced Computational Science II class,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 10/15 October 2013.

mpi1_2008_vt.pdf,
"Introductory MPI",
presented to the Faculty Development Institute Summer Track V class,
Virginia Tech, 1012 June 2008.

mpi2_2008_vt.pdf,
"Using MPI",
presented to the Faculty Development Institute Summer Track V class,
Virginia Tech, 1012 June 2008.

multigrid_poisson_1d.pdf,
"Multigrid Iterative Solution of Poisson's Equation in 1D";

openmp_2013_acs2.pdf,
"Shared Memory Programming with OpenMP",
presented to the Advanced Computational Science II class,
FSU Department of Scientific Computing, 03/05 October 2013.

pagerank_2020_pitt.pdf,
"The PageRank Problem",
presented to the MATH1310 Graph Theory class,
Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh,
06 March 2020.

peridynamic_quadrature.pdf,
"Quadrature Rules for Peridynamics Problems",
by Miroslav Stoyanov.

polyominoes_2018_pitt.pdf,
"The Shattered Urn: Rebuilding Objects with Linear Algebra",
a talk given to the Numerical Mathematics Colloquium,
at the University of Pittsburgh, 20 November 2018.

polyominoes_2018_sc.pdf,
"The Shattered Urn: Rebuilding Objects with Linear Algebra",
a talk given to the SIAM Graduate Colloquium at the University
of South Carolina, 13 November 2018.

polyominoes_2018_upg.pdf,
"The Shattered Urn: Rebuilding Objects with Linear Algebra",
a talk given to the SIAM Colloquium and Seminar Series
at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 15 November 2018.

sgmga_1d_rules.pdf,
"1D Quadrature Rules for Sparse Grids".

sgmga_ccs.pdf,
"Slow Exponential Growth for Clenshaw Curtis Sparse Grids".

sgmga_coefficient.pdf,
"The Combining Coefficient for Anisotropic Sparse Grids".

sgmga_counting.pdf,
"Counting the Abscissas in Sparse Grids".

sgmga_gls.pdf,
"Slow Growth for Gauss Legendre Sparse Grids".

sgmga_gps.pdf,
"Slow Exponential Growth for Gauss Patterson Sparse Grids".

sgmga_precision.pdf,
"On the precision of certain multidimensional quadrature schemes".

shallow_water_2012_fsu.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.

siam_uq_2012_part1.pdf,
"Analysis of SPDE's and numerical methods for UQ,
Part I: Background, motivation, and tools of the trade",
a tutorial presented at the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty
Quantification,
03 April 2012, by Clayton Webster and John Burkardt.

siam_uq_2012_part2.pdf,
"Analysis of SPDE's and numerical methods for UQ,
Part II: Wellposed SPDE's, regularity and numerical
approximations",
a tutorial
presented at the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification,
03 April 2012, by Clayton Webster and John Burkardt.

siam_uq_2012_part3.pdf,
"Analysis of SPDE's and numerical methods for UQ,
Part III: The Sparse Collocation Method",
a tutorial
presented at the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification,
03 April 2012, by Clayton Webster and John Burkardt.

siam_uq_2012_part4.pdf,
"Analysis of SPDE's and numerical methods for UQ,
Part IV: Convergence of the sparse grid SCFEM and applications
to stochastic inverse problems",
a tutorial
presented at the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification,
03 April 2012, by Clayton Webster and John Burkardt.

slow_growth_2014_savannah.pdf,
"Slow Growth for Sparse Grids",
a presentation for the SIAM Uncertainty Quantification meeting,
31 March  03 April 2014.

slow_growth_paper.pdf,
"On a Slow Growth Rule for Sparse Grids".

snakes_2014_fsu.pdf,
"Snakes and Ladders",
a presentation to Max Gunzburger's research group,
Florida State University, 16 September 2014.

sparse_2013_ajou.pdf,
"Sparse Grid Collocation for Uncertainty Quantification",
presented to the Mathematics Department,
Ajou University, Suwon, Korea, 14 August 2013.

sparse_2014_fsu.pdf,
"Sparse Grid Collocation for Uncertainty Quantification",
presented to Max Gunzburger's research group,
Florida State University, 13 February 2014.

sparse_interpolant.pdf,
"The Sparse Grid Interpolant".

sphere_grid_2013_trinity.pdf,
"Gridding the Earth for Climate Models",
presented at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 20 February 2013.

sphere_grid_2014_fsu.pdf,
"Gridding the Earth for Climate Models",
presented to the FSU Department of Scientific Computing
Graduate Student Seminar ISC5934,
21 February 2014.

sphere_grid_2016_vt.pdf,
"Parallel Quality Meshes for Earth Models",
presented to the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Computing Center,
04 October 2016.

stochastic_integrals_2013_fsu.pdf,
"Approximating Integrals for Stochastic Problems",
for presentation to the FSU class on "Numerical Methods for
Stochastic Differential Equations",
26/28 February, 5/7/19/21 March 2013.

stokes_2013_tulane.pdf,
"Finite Elements for the (Navier) Stokes Equations",
a talk on the computational issues involved in
setting up a finite element solution for the Stokes or Navier Stokes
equations of fluid flow, presented at Tulane University,
New Orleans, 12 November 2013.

stokes_2014_fsu.pdf,
"Finite Elements for the Steady Stokes Equations",
a talk on the computational issues involved in
setting up a finite element solution for the steady Stokes
equations of fluid flow, presented at Florida State University,
23 June 2014.

t_puzzle_2022_pitt.pdf,
"Cracking the Humpty Dumpty Case:
Reconstructing Broken Objects Using Linear Algebra",
presented to the Mathematics Club,
University of Pittsburgh, 02 March 2022.

t_puzzle_2022_upg.pdf,
"Cracking the Humpty Dumpty Case:
Reconstructing Broken Objects Using Linear Algebra",
presented to AMCUS 2022,
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 09 April 2022.

t_puzzle_2022_vt.pdf,
"How to make T when Ax=b:
Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again",
presented at the ICAM Conference honoring Terry Herdman,
Virginia Tech, 01 June 2022.

truncated_normal.pdf,
"The Truncated Normal Distribution",
a discussion of the derivation, formulation, parameterization,
sampling, quadrature and computation for the truncated normal
distribution.

truncated_normal_2013_fsu.pdf,
"Truncated Normal Collocation",
presented to Max Gunzburger's Research Group,
Florida State University, 07 September 2013.

truncated_normal_2014_fsu.pdf,
"Truncated Normal Collocation",
presented to the FSU Department of Scientific Computing
Graduate Student Seminar ISC5934,
14 February 2014.

voronoi_neighbors.pdf,
"Determining Voronoi Neighbors Using MATLAB's voronoin() Command".
Last revised on 05 June 2022.