# SRN 2006-2010

# Advanced Numerical Methods for Mathematical Modelling

#### Study days and workshops

(organized by or in collaboration with the SRN)- Conference: 38th Woudschoten Conference, Zeist, NL, October 2-4, 2013
- Conference: 37th Woudschoten Conference, Zeist, NL, October 3-5, 2012
- Workshop: Structured Numerical Linear and Multilinear Algebra Problems Analysis, Algorithms, and Applications, Leuven, September 10-14, 2012
- Conference: International Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics (ICCAM), Ghent, July 9-13, 2012
- Conference: 1st Joint Conference of the Belgian, Royal Spanish and Luxembourg mathematical Societies (BSL2012), Liège, June 6-8, 2012
- Conference: 36th Woudschoten conference Woudschoten, October 5-7, 2011.
- Conference: 4th Workshop on high-dimensional approximation, (HDA2011), University of Bonn, Germany, June 26-30, 2011
- Conference: Multiscale simulation of heterogeneous materials and coupling of thermodynamic models, Leuven, January 12-14, 2011
- Conference: 35th Woudschoten conference Woudschoten, October 6-8, 2010.
- Lecture series: Tensor Decompositions and Applications Monopoli, Bari, September 13-17, 2010.
- Conference: International Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics (ICCAM), Ghent, July 5-9, 2010
- Lecture series: Introduction to Optimization and Multidisciplinary Design in Aeronautics and Turbomachinery, VKI, May 31 - June 4, 2010.
- Study Day: Spring Meeting WSC (Werkgemeenschap Scientific Computing), Antwerpen, 3 May 2010.
- Lecture series: Fracqui chair Matrix methods for systems and control, UA, April 19 - May 21, 2010.
- Workshop: Sparsity and modern mathematical methods for high dimensional data April 6-10, 2010, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Conference: 2nd BMS-LMS conference Leuven, Belgium, December 4-5, 2009
- Conference: 10th International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications (OPSFA 10) Leuven, Belgium, July 20-25, 2009
- Symposium: Numerical continuation and nonlinear dynamical systems in physics University Antwerp, October 20, 2009.
- Conference: 34th Woudschoten conference Woudschoten, October 7-9, 2009.
- Conference: 14th Belgian-French-German Conference on Optimization Leuven, September 14-18, 2009.
- Conference: Rolling Waves in Leuven 2008 Leuven, December 15-16, 2008.
- Conference: Woudschoten conference numerical analysis Woudschoten, October 8-10, 2008
- Lecture series: Linear system theory, control and matrix computations, Monopoli (Bari, It.) September 7-12, 2008
- Workshop: Multi-scale modeling of moving interfaces in materials, Leuven, July 2-4, 2008
- Workshop: Modeling and identification of distributed parameter systems for cell population dynamics, Leuven, March 12-14, 2008
- Conference: 13th International Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics (ICCAM), Ghent, July 7-11, 2008
- Wokshop: Gene Golub Around the World Commemoration Leuven, February 29, 2008
- Wokshop: Numerical approach of oscillatory functions Ghent, January 16-18, 2008
- Conference: The birth of Numerical Analysis Leuven, October 29-30, 2007
- Conference: Woudschoten conference numerical analysis Woudschoten, October 3-5, 2007
- Workshop: Numerical linear algebra internet and large scale applications, Monopoli (Bari, It.) September 9-14, 2007
- Minisymposium: Dynamical systems methods in biology University Ghent, February 1, 2007
- Workshop: Numerical linear algebra in signals and systems, Monopoli (Bari, It.) September 11-15, 2006
- Conference: Woudschoten-conferentie, Conferentiecentrum Woudschoten in Zeist, 11-13 October 2006
- Workshop: Behavioral modeling and approximation, University of Antwerp, Campus Middelheim, Building G, Belgium, August 21, 2006
- Conference: 4th International Workshop on Total Least Squares and Errors-in-Variables Modeling, Arenberg castle, Leuven, Belgium, August 21-23, 2006
- Conference: Applied dynamical systems, Congrescentrum Het Pand, Ghent, 22-23 June, 2006
- Conference: 12th International Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics (ICCAM), Leuven, July 10-14, 2006
- Conference: The Fourth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Congrescentrum Het Pand, Ghent, 10-14 June, 2006
- Conference: Resonances and eigenvalues in singular perturbation problems, KVAB, Brussel, 15 June, 2006
- Minisymposium: Computer algebra techniques for modelling problems, Univ. Antwerpen, 22 May, 2006
- study day High performance computing at KULeuven K.U.Leuven, March 24, 2006
- colloquium on Trends in Dynamical Systems Royal Flemish Academy, Brussels, March 17, 2006.
- Course: Introduction to Optimization and Multidisciplinary design, VKI, 6-10 March, 2006

#### Seminars, PhD defenses, etc

#### 2013-2014

- Seminar: NATW Seminar: Coarse-graining network dynamics, Yannis Kevrekidis (Princeton Un.) KU Leuven, December 18, 2013.
- Seminar: NATW Seminar: Matrix means through manifold optimization, Ben Jeuris (KU Leuven) KU Leuven, December 12, 2013.
- Seminar: NATW Seminar: Hybrid numerical-asymptotic methods for wave scattering problems, Dave Hewett (Oxford University) KU Leuven, December 4, 2013.
- Seminar: Numerical Computation of Multivariate Normal Probabilities using Bivariate Conditioning, Alan Genz (Washington State University) KU Leuven, November 27, 2013.
- Seminar: Rational Krylov methods for nonlinear eigenvalue problems , Roel Van Beeumen (KU Leuven) KU Leuven, November 20, 2013.
- Seminar: Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics , Jeroen Witteveen (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica - CWI, Amsterdam) KU Leuven, November 6, 2013.
- Seminar: Sparse Matrix Computations on Modern Computers: From Design Patterns to Preconditioners on Heterogeneous Platforms, Salvatore Filippone (Dept. Industrial Engineering, Università di Roma) KU Leuven, October 25, 2013.
- Seminar: Hitchcock's rank decomposition and algebraic geometry , Nick Vannieuwenhoven (Dept. Computer Science, KU Leuven) KU Leuven, October 23, 2013.
- Seminar: A Unified Approach to Large-scale Networked Dynamical Systems - Towards Glocal Control, Shinji Hara (University of Tokyo) KU Leuven, October 14, 2013.
- Seminar: Projection based methods for nonlinear eigenvalue problems and associated distance problems, Wim Michiels (Dept. Computer Science, KU Leuven) KU Leuven, October 9, 2013.
- PhD defense: Nonlinear and parametric model order reduction for second order dynamical systems by the dominant pole algorithm, Maryam Saadvandi (Nalag K.U.Leuven) K.U.Leuven, September 13, 2013.

#### 2012-2013

- Seminar: A Monte Carlo method for optimal portfolio execution, Nico Achtsis (Dept. Computer Science, KU Leuven) KU Leuven, May 15, 2013.
- Seminar: From complex Gaussian quadrature to random matrix theory, Alfredo Deaño (Dept. Computer Science, KU Leuven) KU Leuven, May 8, 2013.
- Seminar: A frontal approach to hex-dominant mesh generation, Jean-Francois Remacle (Universite Catholique de Louvain) KU Leuven, April 17, 2013.
- Seminar: Adaptive balancing of discretization and algebraic iteration errors in finite element analysis, Rolf Rannacher (Institut für Angewandte Mathematik, Heidelberg) KU Leuven, March 27, 2013.
- Seminar: Numerical Computing with CHEBFUN and CHEBFUN2, Nick Trefethen (Oxford University) KU Leuven, March 13, 2013.
- Seminar: Local stability of bilinear systems with aperiodic sampled-data control, Hassan Omran (LAGIS / CNRS, Lille, France) KU Leuven, February 27, 2013.
- Seminar: Sampled – data control of switched affine systems: a continuous-time approach, Laurentiu Hetel (LAGIS / CNRS, Lille, France) KU Leuven, February 27, 2013.
- Seminar: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: an overview and implementation of dynamic refinement , Yaidel Reyes Lopez (NATW, CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, February 20, 2013.
- Seminar: Towards goal-adaptive moment-closure methods for the Boltzmann equation, Harald van Brummelen (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Multiscale Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Eindhoven Multiscale Institute) K.U.Leuven, February 13, 2013.
- Seminar: Frame computing and function approximation on funny domains, Daan Huybrechs (CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, December 12, 2012.
- Seminar: On generalizing the Schmidt--Eckart--Young theorem to tensors, Nick Vannieuwenhoven (CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, December 5, 2012.
- Seminar: Multigrid for the poroelasticity system, Francisco Gaspar (Zaragoza) K.U.Leuven, November 21, 2012.
- Seminar: High performace computing applications in multi-scale modeling of metal formability, Kaan Inal (U. Waterloo) K.U.Leuven, November 14, 2012.
- PhD defense: The use of model order reduction in design optimization algorithms , Maryam Saadvandi (Nalag K.U.Leuven) KU Leuven, November 6, 2012.
- Seminar: Numerical and asymptotic analysis of oscillatory systems of differential equations, Alfredo Deaño (CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, October 31, 2012.
- Seminar: Parametric Dominant Pole Algorithm for Parametric Model Order Reduction, Uao Yue (CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, October 24, 2012.
- PhD defense: Quasi-Monte Carlo methods in moderate dimensions: Chebyshev lattices, numerical integration and particle filters, Koen Poppe (Nalag K.U.Leuven) KU Leuven, November 6, 2012.
- Seminar: An introduction to multiscale modeling and simulation, Giovanni Samaey (CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, October 10, 2012.

#### 2011-2012

- Seminar: Unitary similarity of normal matrices to complex symmetric form, Micol Ferranti (CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, June 28, 2012.
- Seminar: Quasi-Monte Carlo methods for elliptic PDEs with random coefficients, Frances Y. Kuo (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) K.U.Leuven, June 27, 2012.
- Seminar: Adaptive multilevel methods for large-scale optimal control problems , Jens Lang (Universität Darmstadt) K.U.Leuven, May 21, 2012.
- Seminar: Computing H² norms and their derivatives for time-delay systems, using Krylov based model order reduction, Jelle Peeters (CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, May 2, 2012.
- Seminar: Tensor matrix equations and Tensor projection on Krylov spaces Bernd Beckermann (Université de Lille) K.U.Leuven, April 25, 2012.
- Seminar: Stochastic dynamics and numerical methods for molecular and other applications, Ben Leimkuhler (University of Edinburgh) K.U.Leuven, April 18, 2012.
- Seminar: Optimal drive of IGBTs and model-free control of power converters, Loic Michel (Dept. Industrial Electonics, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières) K.U.Leuven, April 10, 2012.
- Seminar: About exponentially fitted interpolation formulas, Kyung Joong Kim (NINES, CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, March 28, 2012.
- Seminar: Instabilities in Størmer-Cowell methods: an example of numerical archeology, Andreas Asheim (NINES, CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, March 21, 2012.
- Seminar: Fast Krylov subspace methods for solving large systems of linear equations, Gerard Sleijpen (Department of Mathematics, Utrecht University) K.U.Leuven, March 14, 2012.
- Seminar: Adaptive wavelet methods: Algorithm & Applications, Rob Stevenson (Universiteit Amsterdam) K.U.Leuven, February 29, 2012.
- Seminar: Gaussian distributed quasi-random samples, Koen Poppe (NINES, CS, KU Leuven) K.U.Leuven, February 22, 2012.
- Seminar: Analysis and numerics for SPDEs with multiple scales, Grigorios Pavliotis (Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London) K.U.Leuven, February 15, 2012.
- Seminar: Hybrid modeling of streamer discharges, Ute Ebert (CWI, Amsterdam) K.U.Leuven, December 14, 2011.
- Seminar: Efficient pricing of Asian options with Fourier cosine expansions, Kees Oosterlee (CWI, Amsterdam) K.U.Leuven, December 7, 2011.
- Seminar: Efficient pricing of Asian options with Fourier cosine expansions, Marjon Ruijter (CWI, Amsterdam) K.U.Leuven, December 7, 2011.
- Seminar: A geometric multigrid preconditioner for microFE analysis for bone structures, Peter Arbenz (ETH Zürich) K.U.Leuven, November 30, 2011.
- Seminar: Optimal control problems constrained by elliptic stochastic partial differential equations, Eveline Rosseel (TWR K.U.Leuven) K.U.Leuven, November 30, 2011.
- PhD defense: Eigenvalues, orthogonal functions and structured matrices, Andrey Chesnokov (Nalag K.U.Leuven) K.U.Leuven, November 25, 2011.
- Seminar: Iterative and multigrid methods for wave problems with complex-valued boundaries, Bram Reps (Computerscience, U.Antwerpen) K.U.Leuven, November 16, 2011.
- Seminar: Some matrix based preconditioning techniques for PDEs defined on structured and/or unstructured grid, Pawan Kumar (Dept. Comp. Sci., K.U.Leuven) K.U.Leuven, November 10, 2011.
- Seminar: Recent progress in the solution of discrete ill-posed problems, Michiel Hochstenbach (T.U. Eindhoven) K.U.Leuven, November 9, 2011.
- Seminar: Euler, Lagrange, Ritz, Galerkin, Courant, Clough: On the road to the finite element method, Martin Gardner (Un. of Geneva, CH) K.U.Leuven, October 19, 2011.
- Seminar: An overview of the proper generalized decomposition with applications in computational rheology, Roland Keunings (ICTEAM Institute, EPL, UCL) K.U.Leuven, October 12, 2011.

#### 2010-2011

- Seminar: Development of a core management tool for MYRRHA, David Jaluvka, SCK, MOL (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) K.U.Leuven, September 29, 2011.
- Seminar: Parametric model reduction from measurements, Sanda Lefteriu (LMS International) K.U.Leuven, September 19, 2011.
- Seminar: Delay-dependent stability analysis of difference methods for partial differential equations with delays, Chengming Huang (School of Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China) K.U.Leuven, September 15, 2011.
- Seminar: Composites manufacturing processes: Liquid composite moulding, textile response and process simulation, Piaras Kelly (Univ. of Auckland, NZ) K.U.Leuven, August 26, 2011.
- Seminar: On the choice of parameters in rational Krylov methods for f(A)b, Stefan Güttel (Univ. Oxford, UK) K.U.Leuven, August 18, 2011.
- Seminar: Spectra of Toeplitz operators and regularity of optimal recovery problems, Michael Stessin (Univ. of Albany) K.U.Leuven, June 6, 2011.
- Seminar: Solving the neutron transport equation, a multi-scale challenge, Gert Van den Eynde (SCK, Mol) K.U.Leuven, May 20, 2011.
- Seminar: Localised structures and homoclinic snaking, Daniele Avitabile, (Univ. of Surrey, UK) K.U.Leuven, March 15, 2011.
- PhD defense: Riemannian and multilevel optimization for matrix problems with rank constraints , Bart Vandereycken (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, December 23, 2010.
- Seminar: Higher-order multirate co-simulation for field/circuit coupled problems, Sebastian Schoeps, (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) K.U.Leuven, December 14, 2010.
- Seminar: An adaptive method for free energy computations, Kimiya Minoukadeh, (CERMICS, ENPC, Paris) K.U.Leuven, December 13, 2010.
- Seminar: An Overview of the Proper Generalized Decomposition with Applications in Computational Rheology, Roland Keunings (UCL) at K.U.Leuven, December 7, 2010 postponed.
- PhD defense: Coupling of fine and coarse scale models for the simulation of viscoelastic plant tissue, Pieter Ghysels (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, November 29, 2010.
- PhD defense: Structured Matrices and their Applications, Katrijn Frederix (NALAG, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, October 13, 2010.
- Seminar: Multiscale approaches for the solution of PDEs and integral equations, Aleksey Kudreyko, (University of Salerno, Italy) K.U.Leuven, October 13, 2010.

#### 2009-2010

- PhD defense: Multiscale methods for the simulation of molecular dynamics and stochastic models, Yves Frederix (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, September 17, 2010.
- PhD defense: Acceleration strategies for phase field simulation of grain growth in polycrystalline materials , Liesbeth Vanherpe (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, September 9, 2010.
- Seminar: Solving matrix nearness problems using the implicit determinan method, Melina Freitag, (Univ. Bath) at K.U.Leuven, September 7, 2010.
- Seminar: On the Convergence of Generalized Polynomial Chaos Expansions, Oliver Ernst, (TU Bergakademie Freiberg) at K.U.Leuven, September 1, 2010.
- PhD defense: Stochastic algorithms for stochastic finite element computations, Eveline Rosseel (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, August 31, 2010.
- PhD defense: Stability optimization and robust control design for the class of time-delay systems, Joris Vanbiervliet (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, August 17, 2010.
- Seminar: Multiscale RBF approximation on the sphere Ian H. Sloan (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) at K.U.Leuven, July 1, 2010
- Seminar: Chebyshev lattices, a unifying framework Koen Poppe (Nines, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, June 29, 2010
- Seminar: Modified Fourier series: from d-variate cubes to expansions in simplices Ben Adcock (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK) at K.U.Leuven, May 18, 2010
- Seminar: PDE constrained optimization in engineering applications Michael Hinze, (Fachbereich Mathematik, University of Hamburg) at K.U.Leuven, May 6, 2010
- Seminar: Mathematics of PDE constrained optimization Michael Hinze, (Fachbereich Mathematik, University of Hamburg) at K.U.Leuven, May 5, 2010
- Seminar: Subspace recycling for sequences of linear systems Eric de Sturler, (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA) at K.U.Leuven, May 5, 2010
- Seminar series: An introduction to quasi-Monte Carlo and lattice rules Vasile Sinescu, (Nines, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, April 29, 2010
- Seminar: Numerical approximation of Riemann-Hilbert problems: Painlevé II Sheehan Olver, (Oxford Universit) at K.U.Leuven, April 28, 2010
- Seminar: LPV systems with stochastic parameters Corentin Briat, (Royal Institute of Technology-KTH, Stockholm, Sweden) at K.U.Leuven, March 27, 2010
- Seminar: A Krylov method for the symmetric/skew symmetric eigenvalue problem Dr. Christian Schroeder, (TU Berlin and TU Hamburg-Harburg) at K.U.Leuven, March 4, 2010
- Seminar: Iterative solution techniques for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations Mefooz ur Rehman (U. Delft) at K.U.Leuven, February 5, 2010
- Two seminars: Webtools and webinterface for fuzzy finite element analysis Koen Delaere, (K.U.Leuven, Scientific Computing group) and PDEs based on polynomial chaos Sam Corveleyn, (K.U.Leuven, Scientific Computing group) at K.U.Leuven, Januari 29, 2010
- Seminar: On asymptotic-numerical solvers for oscillatory ODEs Alfredo Deaño, (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) at K.U.Leuven, December 15, 2009
- Seminar: Numerical steepest descent with path approximations Andreas Asheim (Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway) at K.U.Leuven, December 15, 2009
- Seminar: Runge-Kutta and Taylor methods for stochastic differential equations Kristian Debrabant, (Technische Universität Darmstadt) at K.U.Leuven, December 10, 2009
- Seminar: On the construction of second order finite volume upwind schemes for quasilinear convection-diffusion equations with smooth solutions Tatiana Voitovich-Firiulina, (Universidad Católica de Temuco) at K.U.Leuven, December 3, 2009
- Seminar: A roadmap for practical holomorphic functional calculus Olavi Nevanlinna, (Helsinki Univ. Technology) at K.U.Leuven, November 18, 2009
- PhD defense: Distance measures for template based speech and pattern recognition , Mike Matton (NINES, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, November 9, 2009.
- Seminar: Multivariable orthogonal polynomials and matrix computations Andrey Chesnokov, (K.U.Leuven, nalag) at K.U.Leuven, November 4, 2009
- Seminar: Optimization of Large-scale Systems with Model Reduction Yao Yue, (K.U.Leuven, nalag) at K.U.Leuven, October 21, 2009
- Seminar: Numerical methods for systems of highly oscillatory ordinary differential equations Marianna Khanamiryan, (Trinity College, Cambridge) at K.U.Leuven, October 1, 2009

#### 2008-2009

- PhD defense: Multiscale geometric image approximation , Ward Van Aerschot (NALAG, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, September 18, 2009.
- Seminar: Linear and non-linear model order reduction for circuit simulation Kasra Mohaghegh, (Uni. Wuppertal) at K.U.Leuven, July 31, 2009
- Seminar: 40 Years of Linear Algebra and Optimization at Stanford Michael Saunders, (Stanford university) at K.U.Leuven, July 23, 2009
- Seminar: Multiscale modeling of biological viscoelastic tissue Pieter Ghysels, (Dept. of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven, TWR) at K.U.Leuven, July 7, 2009
- Seminar: Multiscale computation of the solution of coarse Fokker-Planck equations Yves Frederix, (Dept. of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven, TWR) at K.U.Leuven, June 15, 2009
- Seminar: Nonlinear stochastic Galerkin and collocation simulations: application to a ferromagnetic cyclinder rotating at high speed Eveline Rosseel, (Dept. of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven, TWR) at K.U.Leuven, June 08, 2009
- Seminar: A numerical solution of the constrained weighted energy problem and its relation to rational Lanczos iterations Andrey Chesnokov, (Dept. of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven, NALAG) at K.U.Leuven, May 12, 2009
- Seminar: Choose interelement coupling to preserve consistent and self-adjoint dynamics in multiscale modelling Tony Roberts, (Dept. of Mathematics, Adelaide, Australia) at K.U.Leuven, April 27, 2009
- PhD defense: Orthogonal rational functions: quadrature, recurrence and rational Krylov, Karl Deckers (NALAG, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, February 4, 2009.
- Seminar: Cellular Automata - Finite Element (CAFE) approach applied in multiscale modelling of polycrystalline material Jerzy Gawad (Department of Computer Science, TWR), at K.U.Leuven, January 19, 2009
- PhD defense: Extraction of closed feature lines from point clouds based on graph theory, Kris Demarsin (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, January 12, 2009.
- Seminar: On higher order convergence of the integration error using quasi-Monte Carlo rules Josef Dick (Univ. New South Wales), at K.U.Leuven, November 21, 2008
- Seminar: Model reduction by rational interpolation and low rank approximate solutions to large-scale Sylvester equations Michalis Frangos (Imperial College, London), at K.U.Leuven, October 31, 2008
- Seminar: An exponentially accurate Discrete Fourier Transform for non-periodic functions and its unexpected generalization to triangles and other domains Daan Huybrechs (Department of Computer Science, TWR), at K.U.Leuven, October 31, 2008
- Seminar: Solar system: Surfing and edge of chaos Wayne Hayes (University of California, Irvine), at K.U.Leuven, October 24, 2008
- PhD defense: On the scalable parallelization of unstructured mesh applications, Dries Kimpe (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, October 22, 2008.
- Seminar: Solving Lyapunov equations by geometric optimization on the manifold of low-rank matrices Bart Vandereycken (K.U.Leuven), at K.U.Leuven, October 3, 2008
- Seminar: Solving a large dense linear system by adaptive cross approximation Katrijn Frederix (K.U.Leuven), at K.U.Leuven, September 26, 2008

#### 2007-2008

- Seminar: On numerical methods for the spectrum of delay-differential equations Elias Jarlebring (T.U. Braunschweig), at K.U.Leuven, June 30, 2008
- Seminar: QMC Methods for the Kou Mode Jan Baldeaux (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), at K.U.Leuven, June 27, 2008
- PhD defense: Quasi-Monte Carlo techniques for the approximation of high-dimensional integrals, Bart Vandewoestyne (NINES, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, June 19, 2008.
- PhD defense: Macroscopic simulation of multiscale systems within the equation-free framework, Christophe Vandekerckhove (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, June 12, 2008.
- Seminar: Decomposition methods for Differential Equations: Operator Splitting and Waveform Relaxation Methods Juergen Geiser (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Mathematics) at K.U.Leuven, June 4, 2008
- Seminar: Computation and Control: New Methods and New Possibilities Matthew Peet (INRIA Rocquencourt), at K.U.Leuven, May 21, 2008
- Seminar: GMRES for oscillatory differential equations Sheehan Olver (Univ. Oxford), at K.U.Leuven, May 5, 2008
- Seminar: Orthogonal Laurent polynomials on the unit circle and snake-shaped matrix factorizations Ruymán Cruz-Barroso (K.U.Leuven, Dept. Computer Sc.), at K.U.Leuven, April 29, 2008
- Seminar: A matrix representation of orthogonal Laurent polynomials on the unit circle and its application to the computation of Szegö quadrature formulas María José Cantero, (Univ. Zaragoza, Spain), at K.U.Leuven, April 22, 2008
- PhD defense: Construction, analysis and application of Powell-Sabin spline finite elements , Hendrik Speleers (TWR/NALAG, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, April 28, 2008.
- Seminar: Survey of the Numerical Solution of the Exterior Helmholtz Equation, Eli Turkel (Univ. Tel Aviv), at K.U.Leuven, April 2, 2008
- PhD defense: Computation of the permeability of multi-scale porous media with application to technical textiles, Bart Verleye (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, March 20, 2008.
- Seminar: A displacement rank approach for Electrical Impedance Tomography, Luca Dimiccoli, Bart Truyen (VUB), at K.U.Leuven, March 18, 2008
- Seminar: Inverse Problems: Mathematical and Statistical Methodology, Prof. H.T. Banks, Center for Research in Scientific Computation, N.C. State University, Raleigh, USA, at K.U.Leuven 12 March, 2008
- PhD defense: Multigrid algorithms for electromagnetic field computations , Tim Boonen (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, February 18, 2008.
- Seminar: Local adaptive approximation with QHPS splines , Hendrik Speleers (TWR/NALAG), at K.U.Leuven 21 January, 2008
- Seminar: A fast and accurate FFT-based method for pricing early-exercise , C.W. Oosterlee (CWI, National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Delft University of Technology), at K.U.Leuven 11 January, 2008
- Seminar: High-Frequency Integral Equation Solvers for Acoustic and Electromagnetic Scattering Problems , Christophe Geuzaine (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Liège), at K.U.Leuven 12 December, 2007
- Seminar: Computational homogenization for non-linear heterogeneous solids Varvara Kouznetsova (Materials Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, TU Eindhoven), at K.U.Leuven 6 December, 2007
- Seminar: Numerical simulation of the macroscopic behaviour of multiscale systems , Giovanni Samaey (Department of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven), at K.U.Leuven 23 November, 2007
- Seminar: Linear programs for optimal motion generation in linear dynamic systems: numerical issues , Bram Demeulenaere (Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.U.Leuven), at K.U.Leuven 9 November, 2007
- Seminar: A combined Filon/asymptotic method for highly oscillatory quadrature , Andreas Asheim (Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway), at K.U.Leuven 17 October, 2007

#### 2006-2007

- PhD defense: Point cloud processing using linear algebra and graph theory, Tim Volodine (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, September 20, 2007.
- PhD defense: Rank structured matrices, Steven Delvaux (NALAG, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, June 11, 2007.
- Seminar: A bounding box algorithm for three-dimensional phase field simulations of grain growth Liesbeth Vanherpe (TWR, K.U.Leuven), at K.U.Leuven, 31 May, 2007
- Seminar: Acquiring and Upsampling Reflectance Fields, Hendrik Lensch (Max-Planck-Institut, Saarbrucken), at K.U.Leuven, 23 May, 2007
- Seminar: Multiscale Equation-Free Computing and Molecular Dynamic, Yves Frederix (Dept. CW, K.U.Leuven), at K.U.Leuven, 21 May, 2007
- Seminar: Lifting the Curse of Dimensionality: Numerical Integration in Very High Dimensions, Ian H. Sloan (University of New South Wales, Australia), at K.U.Leuven, 20 April, 2007
- PhD defense: Multiscale and equation-free computing for lattice Boltzmann models, Pieter Van Leemput (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, May 10, 2007.
- PhD defense: Fast construction of good lattice rules, Dirk Nuyens (NINES, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, April 20, 2007.
- Seminar: Optimizing the coefficients of a multi-stage solver for damping and propagation within the framework of a multi-grid V-cycle: the scalar case, R. Haelterman (Royal Military Academy, Dept. of Mathematics, Brussels), 29 March, 2007
- Seminar: Classification of Small Molecules by 2D and 3D Decomposition Kernels, Paolo Frasconi (University of Florence, at K.U.Leuven, 28 March, 2007
- Seminar: Generic Linear Algebra, Peter Gottschling (Open Systems Laboratory, Indiana University) at K.U.Leuven, March 14, 2007.
- PhD defense: Numerical bifurcation analysis of large-scale delay differential equations, Koen Verheyden (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, March 12, 2007.
- Seminar: Stabilisation of time-delay systems via nonsmooth optimisation, Joris Vanbiervliet (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, December 15, 2006.
- Seminar: Using semiseparable matrices to solve eigenvalue problems, Yvette Vanberghen (NALAG, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, December 1, 2006.
- Seminar: Algebraic multigrid for stationary and time-dependent PDEs with stochastic coefficients, Eveline Rosseel (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, November 20, 2006.
- Seminar: Chebyshev Orthogonal Rational Functions with complex poles outside [-1,1] and Gauss Quadrature Formulas, Karl Deckers (NALA Group, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, November 9, 2006.
- Seminar: A multigrid method for matrix differential equations, Bart Vandereycken (Scientific Computing Group, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, October 27, 2006.
- Seminar: On the Usability of High-Level Parallel IO, Dries Kimpe (Scientific Computing Research Group, Department of Computer Science and Centre for Plasma-Astrophysics, Department of Mathematics K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, October 20, 2006.

#### 2005-2006

- Seminar: Monte Carlo Methods for Partial Differential Equations: Computing Permeability, Michael Mascagni (Florida State University) at K.U.Leuven, September 22, 2006.
- PhD defense: Quasi-Monte Carlo integration over a simplex and the entire space , Tim Pillards (NINES, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, September, 2006.
- Seminar: Vision-Simulated Imaging, Brian A. Barsky (Berkeley and Lille) at K.U.Leuven, July 4, 2006.
- Seminar: Nonnegative Bilinear Functions on the Cartesian Product of Lorentz Cones, G. Elabwabi (T.U. Delft) at K.U.Leuven, May 23, 2006.
- PhD defense: Patch dynamics: macroscopic simulation of multiscale systems , Giovanni Samaey (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, May, 2006.
- PhD defense: Multiscale and hybrid methods for the solution of oscillatory integral equations , Daan Heybrechs (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, May, 2006.
- PhD defense: Powell-Sabin spline based multiscale preconditioners for elliptic partial differential equations , Jan Maes (NALAG, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, May, 2006.
- Seminar:Computed eigenmodes of planar regions, L.N. Trefethen (Oxford University) ESAT, May 3, 2006
- PhD defense: Multigrid methods for time-dependent partial differential equations , Jan Van lent (TWR, K.U.Leuven) at K.U.Leuven, February, 2006.