Hunter College Applied Mathematics (HCAM) Seminar

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm, Hunter East 920 or GC Room 6496 (currently hosted remotely; please email vrmartinez-at-hunter-dot-cuny-dot-edu for password)

HCAM was initiated by the late John Arthur Loustau, a former professor of the Mathematics and Statistics Department here at Hunter, with his then post-doc Emmanuel Asante-Asamani in 2018. John had an eclectic mix of mathematical interests, each of which he pursued with gusto and depth. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, he began his journey in Commutative Algebra, transitioned afterwards to Computer Science, then Numerical Analysis, and eventually into Mathematical Biology. John recounted once a vacation he took with his family to Reno long ago. His father, a hardware merchant who also did plumbing and electric work, had taken him to the School of Mining Engineering at University of Nevada and told John that he had once dreamt of enrolling there when he was younger. Nevertheless, as John fondly recalled, He was a fine applied mathematician.

In the spirit of John's open-mindedness and willingness to foster and maintain a diverse community of mathematics, HCAM hosts speakers across a wide range of disciplines, from both academia and industry. HCAM also showcases the work of rising graduates of the Applied Math MA program at Hunter and regularly hosts Applied Math MA alumni to share their post-graduate experiences with current students. If you are interested in giving a talk at this seminar, please contact me at vrmartinez-at-hunter-dot-cuny-dot-edu. Please note that this seminar is partially shared with the Nonlinear Analysis and PDEs seminar at the Graduate Center, so that some talks are hosted there instead.

Spring 2021 Schedule

April 22, 2021, Zoom

Emmanuel Asante-Asamani (Clarkson University)

Higher-order synchronization for a data assimilation algorithm with nodal value observables

The analytical study of a nudging algorithm in the infinite-dimensional setting of PDEs was initially carried out by Azouani, Olson, and Titi for the two-dimensional (2D) incompressible Navier-Stokes equations (NSE). In their seminal work, convergence of the approximating solution to the true solution was shown to take place at least in the topology of the Sobolev space H1 . However, their analysis did not treat uniform convergence or higher-order Sobolev spaces. This talk will discuss convergence in stronger Sobolev topologies, including the uniform topology, of this nudging based algorithm for data assimilation in the context of the 2D NSE when observations of the flow are given as nodal values of the velocity field.

Past Seminars

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

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