May 10, 2014
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

This is a series of annual meetings which aim to display the research diversity of computational mathematics in Maryland, Delaware and vicinity.

Delmar Numerics Day 2014 was held
on May 10, 2014 from 9:30am to 5:50pm
in Lecture Hall 105, Public Policy Building
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The keynote speaker was
Prof. Ragnar Winther (University of Oslo)


The deadline for registration was April 27.

List of registered participants


The conference will be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in lecture hall 105 in the Public Policy Building. The Public Policy Building can be found in quadrant E7 on the campus map.

Driving Directions and Parking


Abstracts of all talks

10:00 Francisco-Javier Sayas (U of Delaware):
Transient acoustic waves scattered by penetrable obstacles
10:20 Harbir Antil (George Mason University):
Shape Optimization of Shell Structure Acoustics
10:40 Shelvean Kapita (U of Delaware):
Plane Wave Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
11:00 BREAK
11:30 Enrique Otarola (U of Maryland, College Park):
A PDE approach to space-time fractional parabolic problems
11:50 Abner Salgado (U of Tennessee):
A PDE approach to fractional diffusion: a posteriori error estimation and adaptivity
12:10 Dong Zhou (Temple University):
Mixed finite element methods for a pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
12:30 LUNCH (will be provided)
  1:30 Ragnar Winther (University of Oslo):             KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Local Bounded Cochain Projections and the Bubble Transform
  2:30 BREAK
  3:00 Wujun Zhang (U of Maryland, College Park):
A finite element method for second order linear elliptic equations in non-divergence form
  3:20 Manuel Sanchez (Brown University):
On the accuracy of finite element approximations to a class of interface problems
  3:40 Xuan Huang (U of Maryland, Baltimore County):
Challenges and Opportunities in Long-Time Simulations of PDEs on Modern Parallel Computing Platforms
  4:00 BREAK
  4:30 Gideon Simpson (Drexel University):
Relative Entropy Preconditioning for Markov Chain Monte Carlo
  4:50 Edward Phillips (U of Maryland, College Park):
Commutator Based Preconditioners for a Mixed Finite Element MHD Formulation
  5:10 Mona Hajghassem (U of Maryland, Baltimore County):
Near-optimal multigrid preconditioning for distributed optimal control constrained by first order ODEs
  5:30 Scott Ladenheim (Temple University):
Indefinite Preconditioning for the Coupled Stokes-Darcy System
  5:50 END


The Sheraton BWI Airport at 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, Phone: 443-577-2100 or 1-888-627-8881 is holding a courtesy block on rooms at the pre-negotiated rate of $115 plus tax per night for May 9 to 11, 2014. When making the reservation, mention that you are attending the DelMar Numerics Day. This rate is only guaranteed until April 20, 2014. This rate includes internet access in the guest rooms. The hotel offers a courtesy shuttle to and from the airport as well as the Baltimore BWI Amtrak train station.

Other hotels in the area are listed at the UMBC Visitors Guide. Notice this list includes some hotels in downtown Baltimore. The best locations are those with city "Linthicum" or "Linthicum Heights", which is the immediate BWI Airport area.

Organizing Committee

Matthias Gobbert (U of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Andrei Draganescu (U of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Scientific Committee

Ricardo H. Nochetto (U of Maryland, College Park)
Petr Plechac (U of Delaware)
Francisco-Javier Sayas (U of Delaware)
Tobias von Petersdorff (U of Maryland, College Park)