Arizona - Los Alamos Days

On April 19-21, 2019, the Program in Applied Mathematics will host the Arizona Los Alamos - Days.
The event will be held at the Biosphere 2 in Tucson, Arizona. 

There will be 7 topic sessions: Biology, Astronomy, Materials, Energy Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Geosciences, and Optimization/Inference/Learning (OIL). The tentative schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 19, 2019

3:00-4:30pm Applied Math Colloquium by Sidhant Misra (LANL) on "Graphical Model Learning”
Location: Math Building, Room 501, University of Arizona campus
(50 min main talk extended by 40 min technical discussion and followed by social gathering in a local pub)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Location: Biosphere 2, Sahara Room

Topic / Time Speaker/ Affiliation Title of talk / abstract
8:00-9:00am Buffet Breakfast in the Sahara Room  
9:00-9:30am Welcome (LANL & UA Leadership)  
Biology    
9:30-9:45am Yen Ting Lin, Postdoctoral Researcher, T-6 and Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Stochastic analysis for inferring gene expression models from single-cell and single-molecule experiments (abstract)

9:50am-10:05am Hannah Biegel, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona Forecasting seasonal influenza using data assimilation methods (abstract)
10:10-10:25am Jorge Palos-Chavez, Graduate Student, Department of Physics, University of Arizona Modeling yeast growth kinetics and flows in fermentation (abstract)
10:30-11:00am Coffee & Refreshments Break  
Energy Systems    
11:00-11:10am David Métivier, Center for Nonlinear Studies, T-4, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory Mean Field Control and Disorder for Efficient Mixing of Energy Loads (abstract)
11:15-11:25am Jianqiang Cheng, Assistant Professor, Systems & Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona Chance-constrained economic dispatch with renewable energy and storage (abstract)
11:30-11:40am Harsha Nagarajan, Scientist, Applied Mathematics Division T-5, Los Alamos National Laboratory Tight Piecewise Convex Relaxations for Global Optimization of Optimal Power Flow (abstract)
11:45-11:55am Jose Luis Ruiz Duarte, Graduate Student, Systems & Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona Renewable energy integration in energy systems via optimization (abstract)

Optimization, Inference,
& Learning (OIL)

   
12:00-12:15pm Ken Yamamoto, Graduate Student, Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona Optimization and data analysis for non-Euclidean elastic sheets (abstract)
12:15-12:30pm Marc Vuffray, Los Alamos National Laboratory Efficient learning of discrete graphical model (abstract)
12:30-12:45pm Vahan Huroyan, Postdoc, Mathematics, University of Arizona Non-convex Analysis of Multi-Graph Matching (abstract)
12:45-1:00pm Andrey Lokhov, Los Alamos National Laboratory Predicting the behavior of quantum annealers with statistical learning (abstract)
1:00-2:00pm Lunch in the Sahara Room  
1:30-2:00pm Alan Newell, Sharing memories about the history of AZ- Los Alamos days (during the lunch)  
Astronomy    
2:00-2:04pm Ann Zabludoff, Professor, Astronomy, University of Arizona and Chris Fryer, Director, Center for Theoretical
Physics, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Overviews of UA and LANL Astrophysics
2:05-2:18pm Machine Learning in Astrophysics: Yujing Qin, Graduate Student, Astronomy and Marina Kiseleva, Graduate Student, Computer Science, University of Arizona Predicting Astronomical Transients (abstract)
2:19-2:32pm Measuring Stellar Evolution: Austin Davis, Post-Masters Student, Physics Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Using lab-scale mixing experiments to inform LES of stellar convection (abstract)

2:33-2:46pm Modeling Stellar Accretion and Mergers: Jonah Miller, Postdoc, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Theoretical Astrophysics, Computational Physics and Methods, Los Alamos National Laboratory Fusion in Space: Nuclear Astrophysics, Neutron Star Mergers, and Accretion Disks (abstract)
2:47-2:53pm Modeling Stellar Accretion and Mergers: Chi-Kwan Chan, Assistant Astronomer, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona First Result from the Event Horizon Telescope (abstract)
2:54-3:00pm Modeling Stellar Accretion and Mergers: Sixiang Wen, Postdoc, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona Modeling X-ray Emission from Tidal Disruption Events (abstract)
Geosciences    
3:00-3:15pm Colin Clark, Graduate Student, Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona Effect of Percolation on the Effective Conductivity of Irregular Porous Media (abstract)
3:15-3:30pm Matthew Sweeney, Postdoc, Center for Nonlinear Studies & Subsurface Flow & Transport Team, Los Alamos National Laboratory Modeling discrete fracture networks in porous media using a continuum approach (abstract)
3:30-3:45pm Tyler Doane, Postdoc, Geosciences, University of Arizona Demonstration and applications of nonlocal hillslope sediment transport (abstract)
3:45-4:00pm Stan Swierczek, Graduate Student, Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona Regional ocean model validation in the Argentine Basin (abstract)
4:00-6:00pm Poster Session and Refreshments in the Sahara Room  
7:00pm Dinner (tentatively at El Molinito's in Oro Valley - no host style)  
     

Sunday, April 21, 2019
Location: Biosphere 2, Sahara Room

Topic/ Time Speaker/ Affiliation Title of Talk / Abstract
8:00-9:00am Breakfast in the Sahara Room  
Fluid Mechanics    
9:00-9:15am Luke Edwards, Graduate Student, Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona Receptivity of Hypersonic Boundary Layers to Kinetic Fluctuations (abstract)
9:15-9:30am Arvind Mohan, Postdoc, Physics of Condensed Matter & Complex Systems, T-4, Los Alamos National Laboratory Efficient Deep Learning Paradigms for High Fidelity Turbulence with Convolutional LSTM (abstract)
9:30-9:45am John Westernacher-Schneider, Postdoc, Sterward Observatory, University of Arizona Turbulent Gravitational Collapse (abstract)
9:45-10:00am Denis Aslangil, Graduate Student, Lehigh University, Los Alamos National Laboratory High Atwood number effects on buoyancy-driven variable-density turbulence (abstract)
Materials & Optics    
10:00-10:15am Nicholas Lubbers, T-1, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory Learning Atomistic Physics Using Deep Neural Networks (abstract)
10:15-10:30am Andrew Hofstrand, Graduate Student, Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona Modeling the propagation of ultrashort laser pulses (abstract)
10:30-10:45am Alexander White, T-1, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory Modeling Quantum Dynamics for Material Response  (abstract)
10:45-11:00am Sam McLaren, Graduate Student, Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona Microscopic modeling of ultrafast lasers (abstract)
11:00-11:30am Refreshments, Discussion of collaboration plans and wrap-up  
12:00pm B2 Excursion and/or hike  

Some additional logistical details:

  1. Event Coordinator is Stacey LaBorde
  2. We will arrange transportation from main UA campus (Math building) to B-2 on Friday.

  3. Main organizers are (Angel Garcia/LANL - Misha Chertkov/UA). Organizers of the topical sessions are:

If you are interested to present a short talk or a poster session please get in contact with leaders of the respective session ASAP.