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Multidisciplinary Simulation, Estimation, and Assimilation Systems Seminar Series. JOIN SEMINAR MAILING LIST.

Spring 2017

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Monday June 5, 2017 at 2 p.m in 5-314 Ibrahim Hoteit
[Announcement (PDF)]
Associate Professor,
Earth Sciences and Engineering,
Applied Mathematics & Computational Science,​​​​​​​​
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,
Saudi Arabia
An Integrated Data-Driven Modeling System to Study and Predict the Circulation, Productivity and Climate of the Red Sea
Tuesday January 24, 2017 at 11 a.m in 5-314 George Haller
[Announcement (PDF)]
Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics
Institute for Mechanical Systems
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Objective Eulerian Coherent Structures in Fluids
TBA Andrew M. Moore Ocean Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz (Data Assimilation)
TBA Glenn Flierl Dept of Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences, MIT TBA
TBA Larry Pratt Phys. Oceanog. Dept., WHOI (Strait dynamics and 3D Coherent Structures)
TBA James J. McCarthy Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University (Climate and biogeochemical-ecosystems)

Fall 2016

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 11 a.m in 5-231 Bruno Sainte-Rose
[Announcement (PDF)]
Lead computational modeler,
The Ocean Cleanup
Delft, Netherlands
The Oceans Clean Again, An Impossible Dream Made Possible
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 12 p.m in 37-212
CCE Seminar
Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux
[Announcement (PDF)]
Associate Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bayesian Inference of High-Dimensional Dynamical Models: The Survival of the Fittest
Friday October 28, 2016 at 4 p.m in 3-270 Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux
Associate Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marine Science of Autonomy: From Theory to Practice

Summer 2016

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Thursday August 11, 2016 at 3 p.m in 5-234 Gianandrea Mannarini
[Announcement (PDF)]
Scientist, Fondazione CMCC (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici)
Divisione OPA (Ocean Predictions and Applications)
Lecce, Italy
Optimal Ship Routing for Crossing the Atlantic
Tuesday August 9, 2016 at 3 p.m in 5-234 Gianandrea Mannarini
[Announcement (PDF)]
Scientist, Fondazione CMCC (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici)
Divisione OPA (Ocean Predictions and Applications)
Lecce, Italy
VISIR (discoVerIng Safe and effIcient Routes) for Ship Routing
Postponed. New Date and Time to be announced soon. Ngoc Cuong Nguyen [Announcement (PDF)] Research Scientist
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
Center for Computational Engineering
School of Engineering, MIT
Implicit large eddy simulation of compressible flows using the hybridized discontinuous Galerkin approach

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Thursday April 28, 2016 at 12 p.m in 37-212
CCE Seminar
Eric Chassignet [Announcement (PDF)] Director, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
Professor of Oceanography, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
Florida State University
Impact of horizontal resolution (1/12 to 1/50 degree) on Gulf Stream separation and penetration in a series of North Atlantic HYCOM numerical simulations
Tuesday March 15, 2016 at 1 pm in 3-350 Gregory Wagner [Announcement (PDF)] Ph.D Candidate
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at University of California, San Diego
An Asymptotic Model for the Coupled Evolution of Near-Inertial Waves and Quasi-Geostrophic Flow

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Friday November 20, 2015 at 2:30 p.m in 5-314 Fuqing Zhang
[Announcement (PDF)]
Director, Penn State Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques (ADAPT)
Professor, Department of Meteorology and Department of Statistics
Simultaneous state and parameter estimation with an ensemble Kalman filter for land surface and boundary layer processes
Thursday November 12, 2015 at 4 p.m in 3-370
MIT SIAM-CCE Seminar
Florian Feppon 1st Year Graduate Student
Department of Mechanical Engineering and CSE, MIT
Design and topology optimization for wear of bi-composite material surfaces
Thursday October 29, 2015 at 4 p.m in 3-370
MIT SIAM-CCE Seminar
Deepak Subramani PhD Candidate
Department of Mechanical Engineering and CSE, MIT
Optimal Path Planning in Dynamic Environments
Thursday October 22, 2015 at 12 p.m in 37-212
CCE Seminar
Bernardo Cockburn [Announcement (PDF)] Distinguished McKnight University Professor
School of Mathematics
University of Minnesota
An overview of the development of the HDG methods
Thursday October 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in 5-314 Jeffrey L. Anderson [Announcement (PDF)] Senior Scientist
Section Head, Data Assimilation Research Section, The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe), UCAR
Building State-of-the-Art Forecast Systems with the Ensemble Kalman Filter
Friday October 9, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in 5-314 John Harlim [Announcement (PDF)] Associate Professor of Mathematics and Meteorology
The Pennsylvania State University
Diffusion Forecasts: A nonparametric modeling approach
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 3:00PM in 5-314 Sri Venkata Tapovan Lolla
[Announcement (PDF)]
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT Path Planning and Adaptive Sampling in the Coastal Ocean
Friday September 11, 2015 at 10 a.m in 5-314 Oliver B. Fringer [Slides] Associate Professor
Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stanford University
Developing a nonhydrostatic isopycnal-coordinate ocean model

Summer 2015

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Thursday June 11 at 1 pm in 5-314 Mostafa Momen and Prof. Elie Bou-Zeid [Announcement (PDF)] PhD Candidate and Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University Large-eddy simulations and mean and turbulence dynamics in unsteady Ekman flows
Friday June 5 at 2 pm in 5-231 Yanlai Chen [Announcement (PDF)] Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Univ. Mass. - Dartmouth Hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods for convection-diffusion equations on nonconforming meshes and KdV-type of equations

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Friday February 27 at 2 pm in 5-134 Brooks Reed [Announcement (PDF)] MIT Postdoctoral Associate Controller Design for Underwater Vehicle Systems with Communication Constraints
Friday May 22 at 2 pm in 5-314 Panagiotis Tsiotras [Announcement (PDF)] Visiting Faculty Scholar, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT
College of Engineering Dean’s Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering and Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Optimal Trajectory Planning and Assignment Problems for Kinematic Agents with State-Dependent Metrics

Fall 2014

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Friday December 5 at 2 pm in 5-234 Ali Mashayek [Announcement (PDF)] Post Doctoral Associate
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, MIT
Ocean mixing: From large scale ocean circulation to molecular diffusion
Friday October 3 at 2 pm in 5-234 Steve Ramp [Announcement (PDF)] President and CEO
SOLITON Ocean Services, Inc.
691 Country Club Drive
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Observations of the Mesoscale Variability in the Western Philippine Sea

Summer 2014

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Friday Aug 22 at 11 am in 5-314 Marco Cococcioni [Announcement (PDF)] Assistant Professor
Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy
Two-class classification tasks: a novel way to assess the performance of one-class classifiers using unlabeled data
Tuesday Aug 19 at 9:30 am in 5-314 Marco Cococcioni Assistant Professor
Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy
Some recent advances on optimal sampling and adaptive sampling of ocean fields using fleets of underwater gliders
Friday Aug 1 at 11 am in 5-314 Toni Viskari [Announcement (PDF)] Post Doctoral Associate
Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University
State Data Assimilation in Forest Ecology: Estimating Leaf-Phenology
Friday July 18 at 11 a.m in 5-314 Ping Zhai
[Announcement (PDF)]
PhD, MIT-WHOI Joint Program On the Crossover of Boundary Currents in an Idealized Model of the Red Sea

Winter/Spring 2014

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Thursday May 1 at 4pm in 4-237 Joannes J. Westerink
[Announcement (PDF)]
Joseph and Nona Ahearn Professor in Computational Science and Engineering
Henry J. Massman Chairman Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Hurricane Storm Surge Models Using Integrated Ocean Basin to Shelf to Inland Floodplain Unstructured Grids
Friday April 11 at noon in 5-314 Christopher Amato
[Announcement (PDF)]
Postdoctoral Associate; MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Scalable Multiagent Coordination in Noisy, Uncertain Environments
Friday 13 December at noon in 5-314 Maciej Balajewicz
[Announcement (PDF)]
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University Low-dimensional modeling of high-Reynolds-number flows

Fall 2013

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Thursday 5 September at 10:00AM in 5-314 Mattheus P. Ueckermann
[Announcement (PDF)]
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT High Order Hybrid Discontinuous Galerkin Regional Ocean Modeling
Friday 26 September at noon in 5-314 Ibrahim Hoteit
[Announcement (PDF)]
Assistant Professor, KAUST Stochastic vs. Deterministic EnKFs for Storm Surge Forecasting and Undersampling of Observational Errors
Friday 8 November at 11:00AM in 5-314 Qiqi Wang
[Announcement (PDF)]
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Taming the Butterfly Effect — Long Time Sensitivity Analysis of Unsteady and Chaotic Systems

Winter/Spring 2013

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Friday 18 Jan at 11:30AM in 5-314 Hajoon Song
[Announcement (PDF)]
University of California, Santa Cruz Coupled 4D-variational physical and biological data assimilation in the California Current System
Tuesday 26 Feb at 3:00PM in 5-314 Matthias Morzfeld
[Announcement (PDF)]
Department of Mathematics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Implicit Sampling for Data Assimilation
Thursday 28 Feb at 12:00PM in 5-314 Craig Michoski
[Announcement (PDF)]
University of Texas, Austin Discontinuous Galerkin Methods in Nonlinear Dynamics
Thursday May 9 at 4:00PM in 4-237
CCE Seminar
Dale B. Haidvogel
[Announcement (PDF)]
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Delaware Bay Oyster
Thursday 6 June at 11:00AM in 5-314 Matt Rayson
[Announcement (PDF)]
Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University Predicting Estuarine Transport in Galveston Bay – Challenges with Modelling a Complex Real-World System
Wednesday 19 June at 11:00AM in 5-314 J. Nathan Kutz
[Announcement (PDF)]
Chair Applied Mathematics, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, University of Washington Spatiotemporal Encoding/Decoding of Nonlinear Dynamics Using Compressive Sensing and Machine Learning

Fall 2012

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Friday 16 Nov. Hyodae Seo WHOI Role of ocean mesoscale eddies in air-sea interaction and regional climate change

Winter/Spring/Summer 2012

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Friday 11 May at 2:00PM in 5-314 Tijana Janjic Pfander
[Announcement (PDF)]
Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany
Visiting Scientist of Prof. Dennis B. McLaughlin, CEE
Dynamical ocean topography from satellite measurements and its impact on Southern Ocean circulation estimates
Friday July 27 at 11:00AM in 5-314 Christopher Amato
[Announcement (PDF)]
Postdoctoral Associate; MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Increasing Scalability in Algorithms for Centralized and Decentralized Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes

Fall 2011

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Fri., 14 Oct. at 1:00 PM in Room 5-314 Habib Najm [Announcement (PDF)] Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA Sources of Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Models – Joint seminar with Prof. Ghoniem’s Reacting Gas-Dynamics
Wed., 19 Oct. at 1:00 PM in Room 5-232 Emmanuel de Langre [Announcement (PDF)] Ecole Polytechnique Vortex-Induced Vibrations and Waves in Cables, OE seminar
Friday, 21 Oct. at 2:00 PM in Room 5-314 Ming-Da Chiou [Announcement (PDF)] Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University Sources of baroclinic tidal energy in the Gaoping Submarine Canyon off southwestern Taiwan

Winter/Spring 2011

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Fri., 7 Jan. at 4:00 PM in room 5-314 David Knezevic [Announcement (PDF)] Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT The Certified Reduced Basis Method for High-Fidelity Simulation in Many Query and Real-Time Applications
Wed., 27 Apr. at 4:00 PM in room 5-314 Eugenia Kalnay [Announcement (PDF)] Dept. Atmos. and Oceanic Sci., U. Maryland Recent Advances in Data Assimilation
Thu., 28 Apr. at 2:30 PM in room 54-915 Eugenia Kalnay Dept. Atmos. and Oceanic Sci., U. Maryland MASS Seminar – Population and Climate Change: Need for a Fully Coupled Model
Fri., 25 March at 12:00 PM in room 5-314 Tim Duda [Announcement (PDF)] Applied Ocean Physics and Eng. Dept., WHOI Internal tides: Global and Local Effects

Fall 2010

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Tue., 3 Aug. at 11:00 AM in room 5-216 Wenbo Tang [Announcement (PDF)] School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State Univ. Stirring, Mixing and Lagrangian Coherence — From Mathematics to Applications

Winter/Spring 2010

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Wed., 13 Jan. at 3:30 PM in room 5-314 Mattia Gazzola [Announcement (PDF)] Computational Science and Engineering Lab, ETH Zurich Stochastic optimization of flow simulations using particles
Fri., 12 Feb. at 12:00 PM in room 5-314 Sukru Besiktepe [Announcement (PDF)] NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), La Spezia, Italy Observations of the Water Exchange Between the Black and Aegean Seas During the TSS-08 and TSS-09 Experiments
Fri., 19 Feb. at 12:30 PM in room 5-217 John Marshall [Announcement (PDF)] Dept of Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences, MIT Exploring the role of the ocean in climate using coupled models
Mon., 3 May. at 12:00 PM in room 5-314 Carl Wunsch [Announcement (PDF)] Dept of Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences, MIT Determining Global Sea Level Rise

Summer 2009

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
Thurs., 30 July at 12:30 PM in room 5-232 Ilson da Silveira [Announcement (PDF)] Universidade de Sao Paolo, Brazil An overview of the Western Boundary Current off Brazil
Friday, 7 Aug. at 12:30 PM in room 5-231 Ngoc Cuong Nguyen [Announcement (PDF)] Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT Hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods for incompressible flows
Wednesday, 19 Aug. at 12:00 PM in room 5-231 Nadia Pinardi [Announcement (PDF)] University of Bologna, Italy The Operational Oceanographic Service in Europe and in the Mediterranean Sea

Fall 2008

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
5 Nov. 2008 at 4:00 PM Kamran Mohseni [Announcement (PDF)] Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder Bio-Inspired Aerial and Underwater Vehicles for Distributed Mobile Sensor Networking
12 Nov. 2008 at 4:00 PM in room 5-234 Frans-Peter Lam [Announcement (PDF)] Scientist, Underwater Technology, TNO Observation Systems, The Hague, The Netherlands Attractive internal waves over topography: a Dutch treat

Spring 2008

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
31 March 2008 at Noon Prof. Art Baggeroer [Announcement (PDF)] Dept of MechE and EECS, MIT, Cambridge, MA Empirical Orthogonal Functions: Snapshots, Biases, Variances and Connections to Random Matrices and Adaptive Array Processing
2 May 2008 at 2:15 in room 3-370 Prof. Benoit Cushman-Roisin Prof. of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth Beyond Eddy Diffusivity – an Alternate Model for Turbulent Dispersion
7 May 2008 at 2:30 Prof. Sharan Majumdar [Announcement (PDF)] Research Asst. Professor, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami Introduction to Ensemble-based Adaptive Sampling

Fall 2007

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
10 Sep 2007 Chuck McVinney McVinney & Company, Inc. Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Research Groups
1 Oct 2007 Raffaele Ferrari MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA Upper Ocean Turbulence
Tuesday 9 Oct 2007, at Noon Peter Rhines University of Washington, Dept of Oceanography and Dept of Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA Exploring the (not so-) cold oceans of the North with satellites and robotic Seagliders
5 Nov 2007 Avijit Gangopadhyay Oceanographic Modeling and Analysis Laboratory, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Synoptic Ocean Forecasting Using Multiscale Feature Models: From Eddies to Integrated Ocean Observing Systems

Spring 2007

Date Speaker Speaker Affiliation Talk Title
9 Apr 2007 Yeon G. Gwack Ph.D. candidate Univ. of California, Dept. of Computer Science, Santa Cruz, CA Scientific Visualization for Ocean Data
23 Apr 2007 Jinshan Xu Ph.D. Candidate MIT/WHOI Joint Program, AOPE, Woods Hole, MA Simulation of Sound Wave Propagation in the Random Deep Ocean
30 Apr 2007 10:30am Prof. Eli Tziperman Harvard University, Dept. of EPS and SEAS, Cambridge, MA Dinosaur Forecast: Cloudy. (a high latitude atmospheric convection mechanism for equable climate dynamics)
14 May 2007 11:00am Dr. Patrick Heimbach MIT, Dept. of EAPS, Cambridge, MA Application of the MITgcm Modeling Framework for Global Ocean State Estimation (Technical aspects of building adjoints and automatic differencing)
29 May 2007 Prof. Art Baggeroer MIT, Dept of MechE and EECS, Cambridge, MA Acoustic Communications and Ocean Observatories (Estimation and Control, Signal Processing)