May 9, 2015
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis

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 2015 was held
on May 9, 2015 from 9:30am to 5:50pm
at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
in Chauvenet Hall, room CH100
The keynote speaker was
Prof. Sören Bartels (University of Freiburg, Germany)
The deadline for registration and submitting talks was
April 20, 2015


The deadline for registration and submitting talks was April 20.

List of registered participants


The conference will be held at

U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis
Chauvenet Hall, room CH100.
Campus map

Driving Directions and Parking

Please allow for some extra time: you have to walk ½ mile from the parking garage to Chauvenet Hall, and the guards need to check your ID at the gate.

Map: How to drive from US-50 to Calvert St Garage, walk to Gate 3 and Chauvenet Hall
printable map
driving directions (type in starting point)


Abstracts of all talks

10:00 Harbir Antil (George Mason University):
Galerkin v. discrete-optimal projection in nonlinear model reduction
10:20 Virginia Forstall (U of Maryland, College Park):
Preconditioners for reduced-order models
10:40 Gunay Dogan (Theiss Research, NIST):
A fast algorithm to compute the shape dissimilarity of 2d curves
11:00 BREAK
11:30 Matthew Hassell (U of Delaware):
Coupling BEM and FEM for the wave equation
11:50 Kihyo Moon (Virginia Tech):
An immersed discontinuous Galerkin method for acoustic wave propagation in nonhomogeneous media
12:10 Pablo Venegas (U of Maryland, College Park):
Numerical solution of transient nonlinear axisymmetric eddy current models with hysteresis
12:30 LUNCH (will be provided)
  1:30 Sören Bartels (University of Freiburg):             KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Numerical methods for total variation regularized problems
  2:30 BREAK
  3:00 Ignacio Tomas (U of Maryland, College Park):
Convergence analysis for a simplified PDE model for two-phase ferrofluid flows
  3:20 Wujun Zhang (U of Maryland, College Park)):
A finite element method for nematic liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation
  3:40 Enrique Otarola (U of Maryland, College Park):
Piecewise polynomial interpolation in weighted Sobolev spaces and applications to optimal control problems
  4:00 BREAK
  4:30 Araz Hashemi (U of Delaware):
Sensitivity Analysis of Multiscale Reaction Networks with Stochastic Averaging
  4:50 Ting Wang (U of Maryland, Baltimore County):
Efficiency of Girsanov transformation method for parametric sensitivities of stochastic reaction network
  5:10 Gideon Simpson (Drexel University):
A Relative Entropy Formulation of Diffusive Molecular Dynamics
  5:30 Erik von Schwerin (U of Delaware):
Optimal mesh hierarchies in Multilevel Monte Carlo method
  5:50 END

Organizing Committee

Sonia Garcia (U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis)
Aurelia Minut (U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis)

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)