Qiang Du: Nonlocal modeling, analysis and computation: some recent development

Submitted by Tony I Garcia on

The Department of Applied Mathematics is pleased to host this series of colloquium lectures, funded in part by a generous gift from the Boeing Company. This series will bring to campus prominent applied mathematicians from around the world.

Speaker: Qiang Du

Date: March 5th, 2020

Location: (GWN 301)

Title: Nonlocal modeling, analysis and computation: some recent development

Abstract: Nonlocality has become increasingly noticeable in nature. The effective modeling and simulation of its presence and impact bring on new challenges to mathematicians. In this talk, we will discuss nonlocal models with a finite horizon of interactions and their roles in various applications. We will reveal some practical risks due to inappropriately designed nonlocal models and discretizations. We will show how systematic mathematical development can help making nonlocal modeling and simulations more effective and robust for problems in areas like solid and fluid mechanics, and autonomous vehicle traffic flows. 

Youtube: Watch the talk online here