Computational Materials Science Center

College of Science

COLLOQUIA of the Computational Materials Science Center


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 Materials and Physical Chemistry Sciences and Computational Physics components of the doctoral program in Computational Sciences and Informatics. 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 computational sciences, engineering, data, and physics. Any research program needs to be nurtured and constantly stimulated.

Seminars are held on 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.

February 2

Solar Storms and Space Weather: 2000 years of human calamity

Sten F. Odenwald

National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA and
Heliophysics Division, Goddard Spaceflight Center,Greenbelt, MD

February 9

Probabilistic Algorithms for Modeling Protein Structure and Dynamics

Kevin P. Molloy

Computer Science Depatment, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

February 16

Cancelled due to snow

February 23

Blood Flow and Wall Mechanics of Brain Aneurysms

Juan Cebral

Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

March 2

Multimode Optical Fibers

Oleksandr Kogan

Fiber Measurements Core Technology, Corning Optical Communications, Welmignton, NC

March 9

No colloquium due to Spring break

March 16

Cell mechanosensing in transmigration events

Helim Aranda-Espinoza

Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

March 23

Time Series Data Mining and Pattern Discovery

Jessica Lin

Computer Science Depatment, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

March 30

Handling Time and Data Complexity: Machine Learning Approach for Predicting Patients' Functional Status in Nursing Homes

Janusz Wojtusiak

Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

April 6

Mobility in Nanocrystal Superlattices

Andrew Shabaev

Computational Materials Science Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

April 13

Discovery of New Form of Silicon using a High Pressure Technique: Computational Prediction and Experimental Synthesis

DuckYoung Kim

Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington DC


April 20

Phase Behavior of Asphaltenes

Boris Veytsman

Computational Materials Science Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

April 28