Jun 28:  TBD. 
Jun 14:  John: parametric resonance in a model of cochlear dynamics. 
May 31:  John: industrial mathematics. 
PoW: T. Kolda and V. Torczon, "Top ten ways to lose an audience", SIAM News 44(3), April 2011.  
May 17:  Bamdad: wellposed Bayesian inverse problems beyond Gaussian priors. 
PoW: N. Higham, "In search of the perfect numerical analysis textbook", SIAM News 50(4), May 2017.  
May 10:  All: research update. 
Apr 3:  PhD Movie 2 (trailer) 
Mar 20:  John: how to prepare a budget. 
Mar 6:  Bamdad: Bayesian inverse problems with infinitelydivisible priors. 
Feb 20:  Juan: parameter estimation using Gaussian process regression. 
Feb 6:  John: CVs and job applications. 
Jan 23:  All: research update. 
Jan 9:  John: Lax equivalence theorem. 
Jan 2:  PoW: U. Rüde et al., "Research and education in computational science and engineering", Report on a SIAM Workshop, September 2016. 
Dec 19:  PoW: S.G. Krantz, "A Primer of Mathematical Writing" (second ed.), 2016. 
Dec 5:  PoW: P.D. Lax and R.D. Richtmyer, "Survey of the stability of linear finite difference equations", Commun. Pure. Appl. Math. 9:267293, 1956. 
Nov 28:  John: project management and grant applications. 
PoW: K.M. Moroney et al., "Asymptotic analysis of the dominant mechanisms in the coffee extraction process", SIAM J. Appl. Math. 76(6):21962217, 2016.  
Nov 14:  All: PhD Movie #1. 
Oct 31:  Alamgir: modelling glacier advance and retreat using the level set method. 
Bamdad: visit to ICES at UT Austin.  
Oct 17:  All: what is "big data"? 
Oct 3:  PoW: I. Laba, "A brief guide to a full professor's administrative work", The Accidental Mathematician blog post, 15 Jan 2012. 
Sep 26:  John: performing a literature search. 
Sep 12:  All: progress report and planning for summer semester. 
PoW: R.J. LeVeque, "Top ten reasons to not share your code (and why you should anyway)", SIAM News 46(3):78, April 2013. 
Jun 5:  PoW: N. Rott, "Note on the history of the Reynolds number", Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech., 22:112, 1990. 
PoW: D. Jackson and B. Launder, "Osborne Reynolds and the publication of his papers on turbulent flow", Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech., 39:1935, 1997.  
May 24:  John: writing and publishing an academic paper. 
PoW:
O. Mesnard and L. Barba, "Reproducible and replicable
CFD: it's harder than you think", arXiv:1605.04339v2
[physics.compph], 2016. See also the related blog post by Alecia Carter and an article on reproducibility in Nature. 

May 10:  All: progress update. 
Feb 2:  PoW: G.K. Batchelor. "Research as a life style", Appl. Mech. Rev. 50(8):R11R20, 1997. 
Oct 25:  PoW: D. Barley et al. "The rise of fully turbulent flow", Nature 526:550553, 2015. 
Jul 27:  Movie: Good Will Hunting. 
Jul 13:  All: progress update. 
Jun 15:  TBA. 
May 25:  John: Mathematical Genealogy Project. 
PoW: A.S. Reimer and A.F. Cheviakov. "A Matlabbased finitedifference solver for the Poisson problem with mixed DirichletNeumann boundary conditions", Comput. Phys. Commun. 184(3):783798, 2013.  
May 4:  All: summer semester plans. 
Apr 17:  Bamdad: practice for thesis proposal (note the special date and time, 11:30am). 
Apr 13:  Will: practice for thesis defence. 
Apr 6:  PoW: F. Dyson. "Birds and frogs", Notices AMS 56(2):212223, 2009. 
Mar 30:  All: model for skate skiing. 
PoW: A. Goodman and others. "Ten simple rules for the care and feeding of scientific data", PLoS Comput. Biol. 10(4):e1003542, 2014.  
Mar 26:  All: sushi and beer night. 
Mar 23:  John: model for skate skiing. 
Mar 9:  John: Keller's theory of competitive running (reprise). 
Feb 26:  Melvin Tyree (Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China):
Cavitation and embolism: Modeling the tempo of embolus formation
following cavitation events. Professor Tyree's bio can be found here. 
PoW: S. Yang and M.T. Tyree, "A theoretical model of hydraulic conductivity recovery from embolism with comparison to experimental data on Acer saccharum", Plant Cell Env. 15(6):633643, 1992.  
Feb 25:  Special event  Sap flow modelling workshop (SFU Harbour Centre, all day). Special guest: Melvin Tyree. 
Feb 16:  John: Keller's theory of competitive running. 
PoW: Science Lives: Alexandre Chorin, Simons Foundation, 20 April 2012 (interview by Jamie Sethian).  
Feb 2:  Maryam: aerodynamic shape optimization of airfoils based on control theory. 
PoW: M. Knauff and J. Nejasmic, "An efficiency
comparison of document preparation systems used in academic research
and development", PLoS ONE 9(12):e115069, 2014.
Then read this blog entry by Daniel Lemire. 

Jan 29:  Movie night: "The Imitation Game" at Metrotown. 
Jan 19:  All: spring semester plans. 
Jan 12:  PoW: J. Oxley, "Writing a teaching statement", Notices AMS 62(1):5961, 2015. 
Dec 8:  PoW: T. Hopper, "Should I get a PhD? An interview series". 
Dec 1:  All: progress update. 
PoW: S. Vogel, "Exposing life's limits with dimensionless numbers", Phys. Today 51:2229, 1998.  
Nov 17:  All: CV discussion. 
Nov 3:  John: preparing an academic CV. 
Oct 20:  John: computational science vs. scientific computation. 
Oct 15:  Isabell: sap exudation in maple trees. 
Oct 13:  No meeting: Thanksgiving holiday. 
PoW: S. Schnell, R. Grima and P.K. Maini, "Multiscale modeling in biology", Amer. Sci. 95:134142, 2007.  
Oct 6:  John: what's in a title? 
Sep 29:  All: discussion of Ascher and RoostaKhorasani paper. 
Bamdad: Fields Industrial ProblemSolving Workshop.  
Sep 8:  All: progress update and plans for fall. 
John: applying for scholarships and grants.  
PoW: U. Ascher and F. RoostaKhorasani, "Algorithms that satisfy a stopping criterion, probably", arXiv:1408.5946 [cs.NA], 2014. 
Aug 20:  PoW: E. Lauga, M.P. Brenner and H.A. Stone, "Microfluidics: The noslip boundary condition", Ch. 19 in "Handbook of Experimental Fluid Dynamics", eds. C. Tropea et al. (Springer), 2007. 
Jul 30:  All: progress update. 
PoW: J.T. Oden, "Predictive computational science", IACM Expressions 35, 2014.  
Jul 23:  Jeff: practice for thesis defense. 
Jul 9:  Peter Johnston (Griffith University): Modelling blood flow in human coronary arteries. 
Barbara Johnston (Griffith University): Determining cardiac conductivities from potential measurements made in living tissue.  
Jun 18:  Will: An immersed boundary model of the cochlea with parametric forcing. 
John: Challenges and Opportunities in "Mathematics For Industry".  
May 21:  John: mathematical modelling. 
PoW: J. Gunawardena, "Models in biology: `accurate descriptions of our pathetic thinking'", BMC Biology 12:29, 2014.  
May 7:  All: progress update and summer plans. 
Jeremy: machine learning.  
PoW: R.J. Vanderbei, G. Scharf and D. Marlow, "A regression approach to fairer grading", SIAM Review 56(2):337352, 2014. 
Apr 9:  Bamdad: inverse problems for estimating atmospheric pollutant emissions. 
John: a cool summer project.  
Mar 26:  Will: spherical harmonics. 
Mar 5:  Mohammad Rahnama (Kerman University): deformation of a spherical capsule in shear flow using combined immersed boundary lattice Boltzmann finite element method. 
Jeremy: 3minute thesis talk.  
PoW: H.K. Moffatt, "Helicity and singular structures in fluid dynamics", PNAS 111(10):36633670, 2014. See also the profile of Keith Moffatt in the same issue.  
Feb 19:  Jeremy: honeybee thermoregulation. 
PoW: T. Tao, "Finite time blowup for an averaged threedimensional NavierStokes equation", arXiv:1402.0290 [math.AP], 2014.  
Jan 15:  All: progress update, plan for spring semester. 
PoWs: W. Bangerth and T. Heister, "What makes computational open source software libraries successful?", Comput. Sci. Disc. 6:015010, 2013.  
D. Lemire, "When delegating . . . consider quality, maintenance and learning" (blog entry), Dec. 20, 2013. 
Dec 2:  David Neusius (Kaiserslautern, Germany): granular flow. 
PoW: Y. Davit et al., "Homogenization via formal multiscale asymptotics and volume averaging: How do the two techniques compare?", Adv. Water Res. 62:178206, 2013.  
Nov 25:  No meeting. 
Nov 18:  Bamdad: inverse problems, part 3. 
Nov 4:  John: counting triangles. 
Oct 28:  John: academic conferences. 
Oct 21:  Bamdad: inverse problems, part 2. 
PoW: T. Wei, R. Mark and S. Hutchison, "The fluid dynamics of competitive swimming", Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 46:547565, 2014.  
Oct 14:  PoW: A.S.H. Chen and S.W. Morris, "On the origin and evolution of icicle ripples", New J. Phys. 15:103012, 2013. 
Oct 7:  Bamdad: inverse problems, part 1. 
PoW: G. Luo and T.Y. Hou, "Potentially singular solutions of the 3D incompressible Euler equations", arXiv:1310.0497v1 [physics.fludyn], 2013.  
Sep 30:  PoW: B.J. McCartin, "Seven deadly sins of numerical computation", Amer. Math. Monthly 105(10):929941, 1998. 
Sep 23:  Bebart: variational image processing. 
Sep 16:  All: paper reviewing session. 
PoW: J.P.A. Ioannidis, "Why most published research findings are false", PLoS Medicine 2(8):e124, 2005.  
Sep 9:  All: progress update. 
John: peer review process. 
Aug 12:  Bamdad: MSc defense practice. 
Jul 29:  Graham and John: RC circuit (and other) models for sap flow in trees. 
PoW: A.J. Smith, "The task of the referee", Computer 23(4):6571, 1990.  
Jul 22:  John: social media in math research. 
Jul 15:  All: progress update. 
PoW:
V. Magar, G. Tomonobu and T.J. Pedley, "Nutrient uptake by a
selfpropelled steady squirmer", Quart. J. Mech. Appl. Math.
56(1):6591, 2003. See also the limerick competition results based on this paper (page down to the "Steady Squirmer Poet" entry).  
Jul 8:  Jeremy: thermoregulation in honeybee clusters. 
Graham: models for sap flow in trees.  
Jun 24:  Bamdad: moment conditions for interpolation of deltafunction source terms. 
Jun 10:  John: academic journal publishing. 
Jun 3:  Isabell: periodic homogenization of PDEs. 
PoW: H.K. Moffatt, "G.K. Batchelor" (biography), Biogr. Memoirs Fell. Roy. Soc. 48:2541, 2002.  
May 27:  All: tips on giving a scientific talk, dimensional analysis. 
PoW: H.A. Stone, "Interfaces: in fluid mechanics and across disciplines", J. Fluid Mech. 645:125, 2010.  
May 20:  PoW: R.I. Saye and J.A. Sethian, "Multiscale modeling of membrane rearrangement, drainage, and rupture in evolving foams", Science 340:720724, 2013. 
May 13:  All: how to give a scientific talk, and discussion of Priem's paper. 
PoW: W. Bangerth, lectures on "Finite element methods in scientific computing." [ videos ]  
May 6:  John: Stefan problems (part 2). 
Apr 29:  All: planning for summer semester. 
PoW: R.J. LeVeque, "Top ten reasons to not share your code (and why you should anyway)", SIAM News 46(3):78, April 2013. 
Apr 8:  Bebart: random matrices. 
Apr 1:  PoW: J. Priem, "Scholarship: Beyond the paper", Nature 495:437440, 2013. 
Mar 25:  John: Stefan problems (part 1). 
Mar 11:  TBA. 
PoW: R. Hamming, "You and your research", Bell Communications Research Colloquium Seminar, 7 March 1986.  
Mar 4:  Sudeshna: practice run of PhD thesis defence. 
PoW: S. Chellappa, F. Franchetti and M. Püschel, "How to write fast numerical code: a small introduction", LNCS 5235:196259, 2008.  
Feb 25:  Haowen: practice run of MSc thesis defence. 
Jeff: practice for USask talk.  
Feb 18:  John: delta functions in the immersed boundary method. 
PoW: G. K. Karch et al. "Dyebased flow visualization", Comput. Sci. Eng. 14(6):8086, 2012.  
Feb 4:  Haowen: latest results on simulating jellyfish. 
PoW: K.R. Rajagopal, "A new development and interpretation of the NavierStokes fluid which reveals why the 'Stokes assumption' is inapt", Int. J. Nonlin. Mech. 50:141151, 2013.  
Jan 28:  All: tips on how to give a good research presentation. 
Jan 21:  All: Matt Might's "How to peer review" and Ristroph et al.'s PNAS paper on "Sculpting of an erodible body by flowing water". 
PoW: "The Mathematical Sciences in 2025", US National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Washington, DC, 2013.  
Jan 14:  All: progress update. 
Dec 24:  PoW: Y. Liu and Y. Mori, "Properties of discrete delta functions and local convergence of the immersed boundary method", SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 50(6):29863015, 2012. 
Dec 10:  PoW: C. Moler, "1976 Matrix Singular Value Decomposition Film." [ video ] 
Nov 26:  All: bibliography and paper management (Mendeley and Papers). 
PoW: L. Ristroph et al., "Sculpting of an erodible body by flowing water", PNAS, in press.  
Nov 19:  All: progress update. 
Nov 5:  All: version control systems (git, subversion, etc.) 
Oct 29:  All: "Best practices for scientific computing". 
Oct 22:  All: purchase of new lab computing equipment. 
PoW: E. Tadmor, "A review of numerical methods for nonlinear partial differential equations", Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 49(4):507554, 2012.  
Oct 15:  Maurizio: modelling sap exudation in maple trees. 
Oct 1:  PhD Movie. 
PoW: D.A. Aruliah et al., "Best practices for scientific computing," arXiv:1210.0530 [cs.MS], Oct. 2012.  
Sep 24:  Dave Muraki: waves travelling faster than the characteristic speed (in ASB 10901). 
PoW:
J.B. Keller, "Ponytail
motion", SIAM J. Appl. Math.
70(7):26672672, 2010.
Keller won an IgNobel Prize last week for this work! In fact, Keller is a double IgNobel winner, having been retroactively awarded a 1999 IgNobel for his work in fluid mechanics related to design of teapot spouts. 

Sep 17:  All: progress update (in ASB 10901). 
Aug 6:  PoW: U.S. National Research Council, "Assessing the reliability of complex models: Mathematical and statistical foundations of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification", 2012. 
Jul 30:  Bebart: report #2 on industrial problemsolving workshop (Calgary). 
Bamdad: adjoint problem for PDEs.  
PoW: R. Hilfer, "Macroscopic capillarity and hysteresis for flow in porous media", Phys. Rev. E 7:016307, 2006.  
Jul 23:  Bamdad: report on industrial problemsolving workshop (Calgary). 
Jul 16:  All: progress update. 
Jun 11:  All: scientific ethics, based on a paper by Benos et al. 
May 28:  All: discussion of the articles "Choosing your referees" and "Manage your career". 
May 7:  John: parametric resonance in immersed elastic boundaries. 
Apr 16:  planning for summer semester. 
Apr 2:  Katrina Williams (UBC Okanagan): models for spore dispersal. 
Sudeshna: IB simulations of gravitational settling.  
Mar 12:  All: FFT discussion based on . . .

Feb 27:  Jeff: IPAM traffic workshop. 
Maurizio: RISM school on Multiphase and Multiphysics Problems.  
Feb 20:  Group report: plotting/graphics software discussion. 
Jan 23:  John: scientific graphics. 
Jan 16:  planning for spring semester. 
Nov 28:  Reanne: practice for MSc defense on Dec 1. 
Bamdad: dissipative particle dynamics and simulating polymer solutions.  
Nov 21:  John: the life of an academic. [slides] 
Will: largescale ocean flows.  
Nov 14:  Sudeshna: porous immersed boundaries. 
Nov 7:  John: literature searches. [slides] 
Bamdad: shape optimization.  
Oct 17:  John: porous media flow in soils. 
Oct 3:  Bebart: modelling of sap flow in trees. 
Sep 26:  Brian: preparing an academic CV. 
Reanne: solving Riemann problems in traffic/crowd flow.  
Sep 19:  Maurizio: models for freezing/thawing of sap and dissolution of gas in a maple tree. 
Jeff: designing a professional (academic) web page. [link]  
Sep 12:  Introductions. 
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