Mid-Atlantic Numerical Analysis Day

A conference on numerical analysis and scientific computing for graduate students and postdocs in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Friday, 10 November 2023

The Conference

This one-day meeting will start at 10am to allow same-day travel.
It will be held in Room 617 Wachman Hall, Temple University, 1805 North Broad Street, just north of Montgomery Avenue.
It is an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to present their research, and to meet other researchers.
There will be contributed talks and a poster session.
There is no registration fee, and no support for travel. Lunch will be provided.
We ask every participant to please register in advance, even if they are not planning to give a talk.

Keynote Speaker

Lois Curfman McInnes, Argonne National Laboratory

Scientific software ecosystems and communities: Why we need them and how each of us can help them thrive

Software in high-performance computing (HPC) is a cornerstone of long-term collaboration and scientific progress, but software complexity is increasing due to disruptive changes in computer architectures and the challenges of next-generation science. Thus, the HPC community has the unique opportunity to fundamentally change how scientific software is designed, developed, and sustained—embracing community collaboration toward scientific software ecosystems. This presentation will introduce work in the U.S. Exascale Computing Project, where a varied suite of scientific applications builds on programming models and runtimes, math libraries, data and visualization packages, and development tools that comprise the Extreme-scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S). As an example, we will highlight recent advances in composable solvers in the PETSc library, where innovative algorithms and data structures are helping to achieve scalable performance on extreme-scale architectures. We will also discuss how crosscutting software strategies are increasing developer productivity and software sustainability, thereby mitigating technical risks by building a firmer foundation for reproducible, sustainable science. The presentation will mention complementary community efforts and opportunities for involvement.

Registration and/or Abstract Submission

If you would like to participate (in any form), please register using the online registration form.
Deadline for the submission of talks: October 6, 2023.

Conference Poster and Booklet

Conference Poster

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                      Conference Booklet

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9:15-9:50Registration and breakfast (provided)
9:50-10:00Opening remarks
10:00-11:00   Presentations (Discretization, Interpolation, Sampling)
11:00-11:20Coffee Break
11:20-12:00Presentations (Numerical Linear Algebra)
12:00-1:30Posters and lunch (provided)
1:30-2:30Keynote lecture (Lois Curfman McInnes)
2:30-2:45Coffee break
2:45-3:25Presentations (Model Reduction)
3:25-3:45Coffee break
3:45-4:45Presentations (Applications)
4:45-5:55Closing remarks
5:30-7:30Group dinner (attendance optional)


Discretization, Interpolation, Sampling
GuillaumeBonnetUniv. of Maryland, College ParkMonotone discretization of degenerate elliptic equations using Voronoi's first reduction of quadratic forms
Richard Connor    GreeneNJITEfficient polynomial interpolation on the square and cube
ShanyinTongColumbia UniversityLarge deviation theory-based adaptive importance sampling for rare events in high dimensions
Numerical Linear Algebra
SarahGiftDrexel UniversityReal factorization of PSD matrix polynomials
Andrew JamesHigginsTemple UniversityAnalysis of randomized Householder-Cholesky QR
Model Reduction
Sean JosephReiterVirginia TechGeneralizations of data-driven balancing: What do you need to sample for different balancing-based reduced models?
Michael S.AckermannVirginia TechFrequency-based reduced order models from purely time-domain data
QinyingChenUniversity of Delaware  2D fluid model and simulations for evaporation driven tear film thinning
Kiera EloiseKeanTemple UniversityMoment methods for advection on networks and applications in life cycle models
RujekoChinomona    Temple UniversityStaRMAP: Simple, efficient, and flexible simulation software for radiation transport


Ahmet KaanAydinUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County  Several robust model reductions for the boundary feedback stabilization of fully magnetic piezoelectric smart beams
LukeEvansFlatiron Institute  Target measure diffusion maps: Sharp error analysis and spatial subsampling
GabrielProvencher Langlois    New York University  Robust sparse regression using Hamilton-Jacobi equations, gradient inclusions and screening rules
JiaxingLiangUniversity of Maryland, College Park  Efficient computational algorithms for magnetic equilibrium in a fusion reactor
Rishad Islam    ShanthoLehigh University  Analysis of exact and approximate map for linear systems arising in discretized PDEs
Temple University  Swarming and instabilities in multi-agent systems


Make your own arrangements. Please feel free to contact us for information on accommodation.


Email: naday -at- temple.edu


Directions, Maps, Parking


Benjamin Seibold and Daniel B. Szyld


Sponsored and supported by the Department of Mathematics, the College of Science and Technology, the Graduate School, and the Center for Computational Mathematics and Modeling, Temple University.


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Photos by Benjamin Seibold

Previous Years

NA-Day 2022
NA-Day 2019
NA-Day 2018
NA-Day 2017
NA-Day 2016
NA-Day 2015
NA-Day 2014
NA-Day 2013
NA-Day 2012
NA-Day 2011