Computational Materials Science Center

College of Science

COLLOQUIA of the Computational Materials Science Center

FALL 2015

Coordinator: Estela Blaisten-Barojas

This series of colloquia is related to the research activities of the Computational Materials Science Center. Recent topics of interest in computational approaches in condensed matter, physical chemistry, informatics, and nanoscience are presented weekly by speakers both internal and external to GMU. This activity is part of the Computational Modeling and Simulation component of the doctoral program in Computational Sciences and Informatics and the Master in Computational Science. Students interested in obtaining one credit for their attendance can register in   CSI 898-001  By inviting colleagues to present their research we constibute to place Mason within a broader scientific community. This colloquium series is of tremendous benefit for the students who are exposed to the latest creative ideas in computer modeling & simulation and data science. Any research program needs to be nurtured and constantly stimulated.

Talks take place Mondays at 4:30 PM in Exploratory Hall, room 3301, except as noted. Coffee and refreshments are served when funds are available. New visitors may find directions to reach our Fairfax campus.

September 14

Firm Dynamics

Rob Axtell

Computational Social Science Program, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

September 21

GeoSocial Media Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities

Arie Croitoru

The Center for Geospatial Intelligence, Depatment of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

September 28

Exotic superconductors

Ahmet Keles

Department of Pysics & Astronomy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

October 5

Mining Big and Complex Data: Challenges and Solutions

Carlotta Domeniconi

Department of Computer Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

October 12

No colloquium due to Columbus day

October 19

Co-evolutionary Algorithms: A Useful Computational Abstraction?

Kenneth De Jong

Department of Computer Science and Office for Research Computing, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

October 26

Molecular dynamics simulation of peptides relevant to Alzheimer's disease

Christopher Lockhart

School of Systems Biology, George Mason University, Manassas, VA

November 2

New transitory phases of silica under high pressure

Qingyang Hu

Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington DC

November 9

Auger recombination and its suppression in nanoscale semiconductors

Roman Vaxenburg

Computational Materials Science Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA and Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC

November 16

Insights into Cardiac Arrhythmia using a Multiscale Systems Biology Approach

Saleet Jafri

Department of Molecular Neuroscience, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


November 30

Determining Optimal Police Patrol Areas with Maximal Covering and Backup Covering Location Models

Kevin Curtin

Department of Geography & Geoinformation Science and Department of Computational & Data Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA