Mid Atlantic Numerical Analysis Day 2012

A conference on numerical analysis and scientific computing for graduate students and postdocs from the Mid-Atlantic region.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Keynote Speaker

William Layton,
University of Pittsburgh,

Numerical Analysis of Turbulent Flow

The Conference

This one-day meeting will start at 10am to allow same-day travel.
It will be held in Room 617 Wachman Hall, Temple University, 1805 North Broad street, just north of Montgomery Avenue (see directions on right margin).
It will be an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to present their research, and to meet other researchers.
There will be contributed talks (15-20 minutes each) and a poster session.

There will be no registration fee. In order to guarantee appropriate space in the lecture rooms, we ask every participant to please register in advance, even if you are not planning to give a talk.

Conference Book of Abstracts and Program

You can download the Conference Book of Abstracts and Program.

Conference Poster

You can download a small conference poster.

Registration and/or Abstract Submission

If you would like to participate (in any form), please register using the online registration form.


9:20- 9:50Registration and coffee
9:50-10:00Opening remarks
10:00-11:00Presentations (Flows I)
11:00-11:20Coffee break
11:20-12:40Presentations (Multigrid)
12:40-14:30Lunch and poster session
14:30-15:30Keynote lecture (William Layton)
15:30-15:45Coffee break
15:45-16:45Presentations (Flows II)
16:45-17:00Coffee break
17:00-18:00Presentations (Accurate Methods for Evolution Equations)
18:00-18:10Closing remarks
18:45-20:30   Group dinner (attendance optional)


Flows I
DongZhouTemple University Jet schemes for Hamilton-Jacobi equations using an evolve-and-project framework
JingminChenDrexel University Subdivision surfaces and Willmore flow problem
AzizTakhirovUniversity of Pittsburgh Flow in pebble bed geometries
JyotiSaraswatUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County Multigrid solution of a distributed optimal control problem constrained by a semilinear elliptic PDE
Ana MariaSoaneUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County Multigrid preconditioners for optimal control problems in fluid flow
TimMitchellCourant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU State of the art HIFOO: H-infinity controller optimization for large and sparse systems
Stephen DavidShankTemple University Krylov subspace methods for large scale constrained Sylvester equations
Flows II
Edward GeoffreyPhillipsUniversity of Maryland, College Park Approximate commutator preconditioners for variable viscosity Navier-Stokes equations
LongfeiLiUniversity of Delaware Tear film dynamics on an eye-shaped domain
IgnacioTomasUniversity of Maryland, College Park Analysis of fully discrete scheme for the Micropolar Navier-Stokes equations
Accurate Methods for Evolution Equations
QunhuiHanUniversity of Delaware Reconstructing of the flip rate of a Broadwell process using the project method and downward continuation method
KavehLaksariTemple University, Mechanical Engineering Modeling solid mechanics using discontinuous Galerkin methods
Abner J.SalgadoUniversity of Maryland, College Park A TV diminishing interpolation operator and applications


PrinceChidyagwaiTemple University Discontinuous Galerkin method for moment closures for radiative transfer
QuanDengUniversity of Delaware Tear film evolution in 2-D rectangular domain
ShimaoFanTemple University A data-fitted generalized Aw-Rascle-Zhang model
SunnieJoshiTemple University A least-squares formulation of an inverse Sturm-Liouville problem and its finite element implementation
GeunseopLeePennsylvania State University Fast algorithm for total least squares problems with Tikhonov regularization
KathrynLundTemple University Five dimensions of traffic
BartVandereyckenPrinceton University The geometry of algorithms using hierarchical Tucker tensors

Hotel Information

Blocks of rooms have been set aside at the following hotel for the period 1-3 November 2012.

Reservations need to be made by 2 October 2012.


Email: naday -at- temple.edu



Benjamin Seibold and Daniel B. Szyld


Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, the College of Science and Technology, and the Graduate School, Temple University.



Poster Session

Coffee Breaks, Discussions


All photos by Benjamin Seibold.


Previous Years

NA-Day 2011