A Conversation with Dr. Pavel Bochev of Sandia National Labs


Date: 21 February. Friday.
Time and Place: 9:30-10:30 AM- Keisler Lounge of Lockett Hall, on the third floor.
 light breakfast will be provided.
Pavel Bochev earned his PhD at Virginia Tech under the
direction of Max Gunzburger.  Dr. Bochev is currently a
Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia
National Lab.   He also serves as the editor-in-chief of
the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis.
Here are photos from the talk:
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February 12th, 2014

Materials Science in Electronics: an overview By Anirban Sarkar


Materials Science in Electronics: an overview.

Anirban Sarkar.

Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Date: 15 Nov. Friday.
Time and Place: 3 PM  refreshment in Lounge and talk starts at 3:30-4:20PM in Room# 233 Lockett Hall.

The contribution of traditional and modern day materials science research has ushered in unprecedented success in state-of-the-art electronics and device applications. From sustaining the Moore’s law in integrated circuits (ICs) to the recent innovations in plastic and printed electronics, the interdisciplinary amalgamation of physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering with materials science has steered informed and judicious manipulation of existing and new materials in their nanoscale dimensions. In this presentation, we would briefly discuss about the current trends in Fin-field effect transistors (FETs), quantum dot FETs and carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes and graphene) based thin film transistors (TFTs). The invention of novel materials and their processing techniques in these technologies are believed to benefit incredibly from the ever evolving and reliable mathematical models, statistical and pattern- analysis techniques.

November 11th, 2013

Global gradient estimates and Calderon Zygmund theory for quasilinear equations by Karthik Adimurthi

Today Thursday 25th April at 3:30-4:20pm in Lockett Hall room # 233
Graduate student Karthik Adimurthi is giving a talk on
“Global gradient estimates and Calderon Zygmund theory for quasilinear equations”.
Refreshment will be arranged in lounge at 3PM.
And pizza will be served in lounge after the talk.

April 25th, 2013

Career Day

SIAM LSU Student Chapter and Student Chapter Present

Monday April 29, 2013 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
B9 Lockett Hall (Basement)
Pizza will be served

The goal of this event is to give advice about the job application process
following graduate school. We have a number of speakers with a variety of
experiences in finding positions in industry and academia. Our speakers are
Cassius Dsouza, Myron Minn-Thu-Aye, Laura Rider, Joel Geiger,
Anthony Polizzi, Xuanting Cai, and Yi Zhang.

April 24th, 2013

Analyze a Mathematical Model for Shell Structure Acoustics by Dr.Sean Hardesty

Tuesday, March 26, 10:30-11:30am  338 Johnston Hall

Dr.Sean Hardesty

B.S(physics)-Caltech,Ph.D(applied mathematics)-Rice University.
For a decade he has been a regular participant in the acoustics workshops sponsored by the Violin Society of America.


This work analyzes a mathematical model for shell structure acoustics based on the Naghdi shell equations, and screen boundary integral equations, with full coupling at the shell mid-surface. This allows fully 3d modeling using FEM/BEM on 2d surfaces. The use of adjoint equations permits the computation of derivatives with respect to large parameter sets in shape optimization problems where the thickness and mid-surface of the shell are computed so as to generate a radiated sound field subject to broad-band design requirements, appropriate for challenging problems in structural acoustics such as the design of musical instruments.


March 24th, 2013

Career Discussion with Ms. Pat Bodin

LSU SIAM and AWM Student Chapters will host a Career Discussion with an LSU Mathematics Alumna, Ms. Pat Bodin on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 1:00pm-2:30pm in Lockett Hall 321 (the Keisler Lounge).
Ms. Pat Bodin graduated from LSU in 1972 with a degree in mathematics. Since her graduation, she has had a successful career in the oil and gas industry. She worked for ExxonMobil for over 35 years. During that time,she held management positions in accounting, finance, and information technology until eventually being appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer for the corporation.

Photos from Ms.Pat Bodin’s talk can be found Here:

Photo 1



February 6th, 2013

A Conversation with Dr. Rich Lehoucq

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rich Lehoucq over a light breakfast at 8:30am Friday, May 4 in the Keisler Lounge.

May 3rd, 2012

William Hager’s Talk

Photos from William Hager’s talk can be found here

March 9th, 2012

Luke Owens’ Talk

Photos from Luke Owens’ talk can be found here

March 9th, 2012

William Hager, Numerical Techniques In Optimal Control

Wednesday, October 19 at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in 338 Johnston Hall

Abstract: The talk gives an overview of some discrete approximation techniques that
have been developed for optimal control problems. We focus in particular on
Runge-Kutta discretizations and more recent work on pseudospectral schemes. The
numerical paradigm consistency + stability => convergence is explained in the
context of these discretizations. Gradient techniques for solving the discretized
problems will also be discussed. Additional details can be found at

October 18th, 2011

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