COVID-19 update: Seminars will take place remotely via zoom in the Fall of 2020, Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm starting September 10th. A link to the zoom meeting will be sent by email before each talk. This Fall 2020 we will focus a bit more on events that increase interactions among the group, and help us feel connected and continue our goal of integrating all levels of research in modeling and simulation from undergrad to faculty.
As part of our new NSF research training group (RTG) in Modeling & Simulation, we will be organizing a lunchtime group meeting (the MSG lunch) aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and faculty working in applied mathematics who do modeling & simulation. The goal is to create a space to discuss applied mathematics research in an informal setting: to (a) give current graduate students and postdocs a chance to present their research (or a topic of common interest) and get feedback from the group, (b) learn about other ongoing and future research activities in applied math at the Institute, and (c) discuss important open problems and research challenges. 
The meetings will be (most) Thursdays from 12:30-2:00, via zoom.
To sign up for the MSG lunch mailing list, please go to this link:!forum/modelingandsimulation. You must then sign into your account that you use for google groups (either your account, or a google account), if you have not done so already. Then, click "Apply for Membership."
Graduate students who wish to get credit for this can register for a 1.5 credit course MATH-GA.2420-001 each semester. Students enrolled in the course will be required to attend regularly and participate in discussions, as well as present at least once during the academic year.
For Spring 2019, we read and presented classic papers in applied math and physics. Our evolving list is here:


Past Events

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Model Recovery Below the Reflector Using Pure Reflections
    Yunan Yang, partner: Terrence Alsup
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Cut cell finite-volume methods
    Sandra May, TU Dortmund, Germany
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    An introduction to biological flow networks
    Eleni Katifori, UPenn
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Transparent Boundary Conditions for the Time-Dependent Schrodinger Equation
    Jason Kaye, partner: Brennan Sprinkle
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Modeling cell motility mechanisms using the method of regularized Stokeslets
    Ondrej Maxian, partner: Chris Miles
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Talk 1: Towards an accurate long-time equation for motion of DNA coated colloids. Talk 2: Asymmetry Helps: Eigenvalue and Eigenvector Analyses under Asymmetric Random Matrix Perturbation
    Tristan Goodwill & Chen Cheng
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Rare Event Sampling of Extreme Weather
    Rob Webber, partner: Leif Ristroph
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Adaptive mesh refinement for applications in gas dynamics
    Andrew Giuliani, partner: Quynh Nguyen
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    How receptor diffusivity increases the rate of association with extracellular reactants
    Chris Miles, partner: Karina Koval
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    A Descent Down the Potential Energy Landscape for Short-Ranged Interactions
    Anthony Trubiano, partner: Charles Puelz
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    What are the principles guiding the growth of microvascular networks?
    Shyr-Shea Chang, UCLA
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Tax Guidance Modeling and Simulation: How to Replace the IRS Fixed-Point Iteration?
    Sam Ferguson, partner: Brennan Sprinkle
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Organizational meeting