Two Examples of Computational Math in Social Science and Engineering

Series: 
Research Horizons Seminar
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 005
,  
School of Math
Abstract: In this talk, I will use two examples, the influence prediction in social media, and the short path in engineering, to illustrate how we use differential equations to establish models for problems in social science and engineering, and how to use mathematics to design efficient algorithms to compute the solutions. The talk is mainly for first or second year graduate students, and it is based on collaborative work with several faculty members and graduate students in SoM, ECE, CoC.