Brown University School of Engineering

Events Archive

A Public Matter: Water, State, Biopolitical Intimacy

Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This lecture, given by Professor Nikhil Anand of the University of Minnesota, explores how publics and states emerge through the material relations that form the city’s water infrastructure. Recent work has drawn on Foucault’s theorization of biopolitics to describe the government of populations as a historical form that works through and on practices of imagination, technology and subjectification. Yet in these formulations- like in Foucault’s work itself- ‘technology’ serves more as a conceptual shorthand for the ideals embedded in different instruments of state formation.

Joint Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems + Partial Differential Equations Seminar - From particle systems to fluid equations - Isabelle Gallagher, University of Paris Diderot

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics - Joint Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems + Partial Differential Equations Seminar Isabelle Gallagher, University of Paris (Diderot) From particle systems to fluid equations In this talk we shall explain how Boltzmann's equation can be used as an intermediate level of description between the microscopic description of fluids via Newton's laws and their macroscopic description in terms of fluid dynamics. The heat and Stokes equations will be the target fluid equations. This is a joint work with Thierry Bodineau and Laure Saint-Raymond.

Pattern Theory Seminar - Scaling and Generalizing Variational Inference - David Blei, Columbia University

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Probability Seminar Alexander Holroyd, Microsoft Research Finitely dependent coloring A central concept of probability and ergodic theory is mixing in its various forms. The strongest and simplest mixing condition is finite dependence, which states that variables at sufficiently well separated locations are independent. A 50-year old conundrum is to understand the relationship between finitely dependent processes and block factors (a block factor is a finite-range function of an independent family).

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Successful Job Interviewing for the Masters Job Search

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Your resume got you the interview, now your interview will get you the job. But first, your need to consider the purpose and structure of an interview so you can plan ahead and be prepared to knock it out of the park. Come to ask about those tough questions you are worried about!

Fluids Seminar: Role of Solution Conductivity in Electrokinetic Self Propulsion

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Jeffrey L. Moran, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Role of Solution Conductivity in Electrokinetic Self-Propulsion Bimetallic colloidal particles can move autonomously, or “swim,” in hydrogen peroxide solutions by a novel electrochemical/electrokinetic mechanism known as self-electrophoresis (Figure 1).

Probability Seminar - Exact Sampling and Multilevel Monte Carlo for Multidimensional Reflected Brownian Motion - Jose Blanchet, Columbia

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Ying Wang, University of Oklahoma A Fast Explicit Operator Splitting Method for Modified Buckley-Leverett Equations In this talk, I will discuss a fast explicit operator splitting method to solve the modified Buckley-Leverett equations which include a third-order mixed derivatives term resulting from the dynamic effects in the pressure difference between the two phases.

Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar - Anomalous diffusion of tracer particles in fast cellular flows - Gautam Iyer, Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, February 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar Gautam Iyer, Carnegie Mellon University Anomalous diffusion of tracer particles in fast cellular flows It is well known that a diffusive tracer particle in the presence of an array of strong opposing vortices behaves like an effective Brownian motion on long time scales. On intermediate time scales, however, a robust anomalous diffusive behaviour was numerically observed by W. Young. This talk is a first step towards understanding this anomalous behaviour.

Using Social Media for the Job Search for Graduate Students

Friday, February 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Using Social Media for the Job Search​ for Graduate Students​ Fri 2/20 noon CareerLAB These days, social media is essential to an effective, well-planned job search. Come to learn how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. to get where you want to be. Employers use it and so should you.

Scientific Computing Seminar - A Fast Explicit Operator Splitting Method for Modified Buckley-Leverett Equations - Ying Wang, University of Oklahoma

Friday, February 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Ying Wang, University of Oklahoma A Fast Explicit Operator Splitting Method for Modified Buckley-Leverett Equations

Classes resume. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
> No location for this event

Classes resume. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

The 'ABCs' of Corporate Collaboration - What are Companies Looking for?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join us for a lively and interactive expert panel discussion around corporate collaborations and what innovation scouts are looking for in the physical and life sciences.

Long weekend. No University exercises.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00am - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00am
> No location for this event

Long weekend. No University exercises.

Partial Differential Equations Seminar - Duality in Boltzmann Equation and its Applications - Shih-Hsien Yu, Singapore National

Friday, February 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations Seminar Shih-Hsien Yu, Singapore National Duality in Boltzmann Equation and its Applications In this paper we will survey a quantitative and qualitative development on the Boltzmann equation. This development reveals the dual natures of the Boltzmann equation: The particlelike nature and the fluidlike nature. This dual nature property gives rise to the precise construction of the Green's function for Boltzmann equation around a global Maxwellian state.

Effective Resumes and Cover Letters for the Masters Student Job Search

Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Resumes and Covers Letters​ for Masters Students​ Job Search Thurs 2/12, 4​ ​pm CareerLAB An tailored,well-written resume and cover letter will get you an interview! Join us to get tips on crafting documents that will get the attention of the reader and get you in the door.

Pathobiology Seminar Series: Timothy Lu, M.D., Ph.D.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor Timothy Lu from the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, will present "Massively Parallel Combinatorial Genetics". This lecture is part of the 2015 Pathobiology Graduate Program ...

PhD Thesis Defense Presentation by Kumud Nepal

Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Barus & Holley, Room 190

"New Directions for Design-Space Exploration of Low-Power Hardware Accelerators"  School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation by Kumud Nepal. The presiding officers will be Professor Iris Bahar and Professor Sherief Reda.  All are welcome to attend this presentation.

The Caged Drugs Sing: Killing Cancer with Nano

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Paula T. Hammond will deliver a lecture titled "The Caged Drugs Sing: Killing Cancer with Nano," as part of Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of Our World and Beyond series. A "silver bullet" for cancer would be a boon. Unfortunately, malignant cells that can survive long enough to become clinically dangerous are similar enough to their healthy ancestors, that not only do they "look like" healthy cells to the immune system, what is toxic to them is also toxic to healthy cells. Thus, chemotherapy is a delicate balance between killing the cancer and killing the patient.

Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar - Stability of Multi-Dimensional Contact Discontinuities - Yu-Guang Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar Yu-Guang Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University Stability of Three-dimensional Prandtl Boundary Layers In this talk, we shall study the stability of the Prandtl boundary layer equations in three space variables. First, we obtain a well-posedness result of the three-dimensional Prandtl equations under some constraint on its flow structure.

Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Over 90 employers will be in attendance to discuss internships and full-time job options. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! All undergraduates and graduate students are welcome to attend. Business casual attire is encouraged. Get the full scoop with a list of employers attending the Spring Career Fair, tips to prepare, and a guide on how to dress by visiting brown.edu/careerlab/careerfair and by following #browncareerfair on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

BEAR Day

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm

BEAR Day is an annual staff celebration of years of service and performance excellence.

Partial Differential Equations Seminar - Stability of Three-dimensional Prandtl Boundary Layers - Ya-Guang Yang (Shanghai Jiaotong University)

Friday, February 06, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations Seminar Ya-Guang Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University Stability of Three-dimensional Prandtl Boundary Layers In this talk, we shall ...

SRP Seminar: Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century, Dr. Melvin Andersen, The Hamner Institute

Friday, February 06, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: Increasing the Emphasis on Modern Biology in the Transition from Traditional Practice Testing to assess the safety of commercially important chemicals is in transition from in-life studies conducted in various animal species to cell-based assays that probe modes of action of chemicals in short-term assays that can move to higher throughput platforms for more rapid screening.

Scientific Computing Seminar - Optimal Control of Free Boundary Problems with Surface Tension Effects - Harbir Antil (George Mason University)

Friday, February 06, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Speaker: Harbir Antil, George Mason University Title: Optimal Control of Free Boundary Problems with Surface Tension Effects Abstract: We will consider a PDE constrained optimization problem governed ...

A Guide to Summer Internship Funding

Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Need funding for an unpaid summer internship? LINK/SEW awards provide financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships and are administered by CareerLAB. These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside the classroom. This session will cover all of the logistics about applying to the LINK program including deadlines, internship eligibility, and tips for creating a successful application. There will also be time for questions.

2015 Mid-Year Activities Fair

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The 2015 Mid-Year Activities Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 4th from 7-9PM in Alumnae Hall. Over 150 student groups will be in attendance. Learn more about student organizations on campus! Meet new friends and sign up for clubs! Sponsored by Student Activities and UCS

Masters Student Job Search Kick-off!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Masters students are invited to kick off the job search with this information-packed overview about the process and timeline for the job search. Brown's resources available for your use will also be ...

Pattern Theory Seminar - Computational reconstruction and modeling of multicellular dynamics from 3D+time in vivo imaging of animal early embryogenesis. Extension to Artificial Life. - Rene Doursat, MIT/Harvard

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Pattern Theory Seminar Rene Doursat, MIT/Harvard Computational reconstruction and modeling of multicellular dynamics from 3D+time in vivo imaging of animal early ...