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Workshops
info  Modeling and Simulation of the Cardiovascular System various Feb 10-12, 2014 ECTS-Points: 1
Abstract, registration & information:
Discussion of topical challenges to mathematical modeling and simulation of the cardiovascular system with focus on the following subjects:

Modeling, Analysis
- Biomechanical interaction of blood flow with the vessel wall and tissue reactions and transport processes in blood flow and the vessel wall
- Mechanics of the vessel walls including information on microstructures
- Deposition and chemical processes and their influence on the vessel wall
- Thrombus and plaque formation
- Vessel occlusion and infarcts
- Methods and techniques for calibration and validation based on medical data

Numerical methods and simulation:
- Methods for long time processes
- Simulations of fluid-structure interaction and related free boundary problems
- Methods for processes with large deformations
- Report and discussion of simulations results and their medical implications
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Location:
Heidelberg University Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH), Hauptstraße 242, 69117 Heidelberg
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
1
Events
info  BioImaging Challenges, Solutions, and Computer Vision F. Jug, D. Kainmueller March 27, 2014 ECTS-Points: 0
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Abstract:
This is a slightly unusual talk but we think the audience will enjoy the following three related presentations. The first speaker, Florian Jug, will start by showing some biological data in order to make the point that BioImaging is essential for gaining insights into underlying biological processes. It will be apparent that segmentation, matching, and tracking are of central importance for most questions to be answered. The second part of our talk, held by Dagmar Kainmüller, gives one concrete and detailed example of a recently developed matching procedure we call \"Active Graph Matching\". This method combines the well-established Active Shape Models and graph matching, more precisely with wide baseline matching via dual decomposition. We successfully applied Active Graph Matching for the task of simultaneous segmentation and annotation of nuclei in C. elegans larvae. In the last part of our presentation, Carsten Rother will briefly introduce the Computer Vision Lab Dresden. He will also present some initial results on projects which run in his group, which are mainly about correspondence problems in RGBD images and on detection and pose estimation of chairs and other objects (joint work with Oxford University)
Location:
Dresden
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
0
info  Fireside Chat "Combining Career and Family - A Big Challenge?" HGS MathComp Feb. 11, 2013, 17:00 ECTS-Points: 0
Abstract, registration & information:
During the upcoming Fireside Chat we are going to discuss a hotly debated topic among young scientists - the challenge of combining career and family.

For this special occasion we have invited three renowned scientists who are going to share their personal experience with you!

Our guests will be:

Prof. Fred Hamprecht, Professor for Multidimensional Image Processing, Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI)

Prof. Angelika Altmann-Dieses, Vice Dean Faculty of Management Science and Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe

Prof. Heike Leitte, Junior Professor Computer Graphics and Visualization (IWR)

http://hgs.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/Portfolio_HGS/VERANSTALTUNGEN/reg_form/reg_form.php?id=91
Location:
IWR, INF 368, Common Room (5th Floor)
Time:
17:00
ECTS-Points:
0
info  - University of Göttingen January 2014, 29, 17:15 ECTS-Points: 0
Location:
IWR, lecture hall 432, INF 368
Time:
17:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  Delay Differential Equations in Population Biology and Epidemiology (abstract attached) Dr. Maria Vittoria Barbarossa Jan 28, 2014 14:15 ECTS-Points: 0
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In contrast to Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs), Delay Differential Equations (DDEs) allow for the inclusion of past actions into mathematical models, thus making the model closer to the real-world phenomenon. Most of the results on DDEs have been developed only in the last fifty years (Kuang, 1993), however there is not yet such a comprehensive theory, as for ODEs. In particular, big challenges are given by equations with state-dependent delay. For this kind of problems, indeed, there is nowadays no unified theory, but rather results worked out on the basis of particular classes of equations (Hartung et al., 2006). Applications of DDEs with state-dependent delay is a very modern topic in mathematics and might offer the chance for significant steps forward.
In this talk we will present several applications of delay differential equations with constant and state- dependent delay in the fields of population dynamics and mathematical epidemiology:
• In the context of population dynamics, DDEs with constant delay can be obtained, e.g., from the balance laws of age-structured population dynamics, assuming that birth rates and death rates, as functions of age, are piece-wise constant. The delay arises naturally from biology as the age-at- maturity of individuals. We shall see applications of this modeling approach in population dynamics of isolated populations (Barbarossa et al., 2013), interplay of predators and prey (Mohr et al., 2013), tumor modeling (Barbarossa et al., 2012), as well as for the control of mosquitoes by mean of sterile insect technique.
• In epidemiology a delay can represent for example the duration in time of incubation or time a host stays infected. However, delay equations can be also used to investigate the phenomenon of waning immunity. When the body gets infected by a virus, indeed, the immune system develops a certain resistance against it. As a matter of fact disease-induced immunity tends to wane and, long time after recovery, an individual might become again susceptible to the virus. Exposure to the pathogen boosts the immune system, thus prolonging the time in which the individual is immune (Heffernan et al., 2009). We shall model the feedback mechanism which makes possible for certain individuals to have lifelong immunity, being regularly exposed to the infection.
Abstract (PDF)
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Location:
BioQuant, SR043
Time:
14:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  HGS MathComp Romberg Inauguration Lecture: Locating the Middle - The Art and Science of Mathematical Statistics Prof. Donald Richards Jan. 15, 2014, 17:15 ECTS-Points: 0
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The Roman poet Ovid (43 BC – AD 17/18) wrote eloquently that in life, \"Medio tutissimus ibis\": \"You will go safest in the middle.\" But where is the middle to be found, and how do we know when we have found it? These questions are difficult to answer if only because the search for the middle requires that we hold in check our basic human impulses.

In this inaugural lecture, I will elucidate the importance of searching for the middle in several contexts. I will provide examples of ways of proceeding cautiously through life, instances from the process of scientific discovery, and illustrations from research in mathematical statistics.

In the case of mathematical statistics, I will demonstrate connections between the search for the middle and many problems in the integral calculus that I have studied for the past 35 years.
Abstract (PDF)
Location:
IWR, INF 368, Room 432
Time:
17:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  - Dr. Mercker January 15, 2014, 17:15 ECTS-Points: 0
Location:
IWR, lecture hall 432, INF 368
Time:
17:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  - Prof. Klessen December 18, 2013, 17:15 ECTS-Points: 0
Location:
IWR, lecture hall 432, INF 368
Time:
17:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  HGS MathComp von Neumann Lecture: The Secret of Flight - Direct Fem-Simulation of Turbulent Flow Prof. C. Johnson Dec. 4, 2013, 17:15 ECTS-Points: 0
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We simulate slightly viscous turbulent low Mach number 3d bluff body flow (including streamlined bodies) by computational solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with a slip boundary condition modeling observed small skin friction, by using a residual stabilized adaptive finite element method, referred to as Direct Fem-Simulation since no turbulence model beyond automatic residual stabilization is used. We find by duality based a posteriori estimation that mean value quantities such as drag and lift are computable to accuracies comparable to experiments. As a key example, we show that the turbulent flow around a complete airplane is computable and inspecting solutions leads to a new theory of flight essentially different from the accepted theory by Kutta-Zhukovsky-Prandtl developed 100 years ago. We find that turbulent bluff body flow in general can be described as potential flow modified by rotational slip separation as a flow which is resolvable computationally using millions of mesh points, except in a far-field wake of little influence on lift and drag, and also is understandable through a mathematical stability analysis.
Link for more information
Location:
IWR, INF 368, Room 432
Time:
17:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  - Prof. Sander November 20th, 2013, 17:15 ECTS-Points: 0
Location:
IWR, lecture hall 432, INF 368
Time:
17:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  - Dr. Kondermann November 13, 2013, 17:15 ECTS-Points: 0
Location:
IWR, lecture hall 432, INF 368
Time:
17:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  Funding Opportunities of the Humboldt Foundation Dr. Michael Wormit Nov. 12, 2013, 14:15 ECTS-Points: 0
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The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is an organisation to promote research cooperation between scientists from abroad and from Germany. It offers a multitude of research fellowships and prizes for individual scientists starting at the post-doctoral level. Prominent examples are the Humboldt fellowship and the Feodor-Lynen fellowship. The former is awarded to scientists from other countries to conduct a research project in Germany for up to two years, while the latter is intended for young German scientists to carry out a research project in collaboration with a former Humboldt fellow at a research institute abroad.

This presentation will introduce the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and its philosophy. An overview of funding opportunities at different stages of a scientific career will be given with particular focus on post-doctoral research.
Location:
IWR, INF 368, Room 532
Time:
14:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  Quantitative results in stochastic homogenization Dr. Stefan Neukamm Nov. 07, 2013, 14:15 ECTS-Points: 0
Abstract, registration & information:
I will present quantitative results for the stochastic
homogenization of linear elliptic equations with random coefficients in a discrete setting. Classical qualitative homogenization theory states that on large length scales the random coefficients can be replaced by homogenized coefficients that are deterministic and constant in space.
The homogenized coefficients are characterized by a formula that involves the solution to the so called \"corrector problem\". In contrast to periodic homogenization, in the stochastic setting the corrector problem is a highly degenerate elliptic equation on a probability space.
In this talk I will explain how to obtain various optimal estimates on the corrector, on approximations of the homogenized coefficients and on the homogenization error based on quantification of ergodicity. The talk is based on joint work with A. Gloria (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and F. Otto (MPI Leipzig).
Location:
Institute of Applied Mathematics, INF 294, room 214
Time:
14:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  - Dr. Ippisch November 06, 2013, 17:15 ECTS-Points: 0
Location:
IWR, lecture hall 432, INF 368
Time:
17:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  - Prof. A. Dreuw October 30th, 2013, 17:15 ECTS-Points: 0
Location:
IWR, lecture hall 432, INF 368
Time:
17:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  SuperComputing for BigData: DataFlow vs ControlFlow Prof. Veljko Milutinovic Oct. 15, 2013, 16:15 ECTS-Points: 0
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DataFlow computers, compared to ControlFlow computers, offer speedups of 20 to 200 (even 2000 for some applications), power reductions of about 20, and size reductions of also about 20. However, the programming paradigm is different. This talk explains the paradigm, using Maxeler as an example (Maxeler is 20% owned by JPMorgan), and sheds light on the ongoing research in the field.
Location:
IWR, INF 368, room 248
Time:
16:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  On a Conjectured Pointwise Bound for Solutions of the Stokes Equations in Nonsmooth Domains Prof. em. John Heywood Sep.16, 2013 ECTS-Points: 0
Abstract (PDF)
Location:
SR 215, INF 293 (URZ)
Time:
16:15
ECTS-Points:
0