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CME 300: First Year Seminar Series

Speaker: Lexing Ying, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford

 
Title: Fast algorithms for physical sciences
 
Abstract: In this talk, I will give an introduction to fast algorithms for computational problems in physical sciences. I will start with a brief discussion of the fast multipole method and then highlight some key ideas in other important examples.
 
Bio: Lexing Ying received his PhD from New York University in 2004 and was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech from 2004 to 2006. From 2006 to 2012, he was a professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Since late 2012, he is a professor at Stanford University. His main research area is computational mathematics and scientific computing. He has received the Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship in 2007, the NSF Career award from National Science Foundation in 2009, the Feng Kang prize in Scientific Computing from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, and the James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing from Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2013.
Location: 

Shriram 108

Organizer: 
Margot Gerritsen
Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm