Ninth Annual IAM Retreat 2013 (Joint with SFU Applied Math)

Annual Retreat
April 9, 2013 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Seventeen Speakers from UBC and SFU

Location:  Room 1700 (Labatt Hall), SFU Harbour Centre, 555 W Hastings St, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Intended Audience:  IAM members

The Ninth IAM retreat was held at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre on Tuesday April 9th, 2013.  This year was an extra-special event, joint with our colleagues in applied mathematics at Simon Fraser University.  Special thanks to Prof. Dan Coombs (IAM Faculty, Mathematics) for his administrative efforts in organizing this event.  We had another record number of 51 participants and 17 excellent talks covering a variety of topics in applied mathematics (see the Retreat Schedule).
Retreat Schedule
Time Presenter Talk Title
9:15 Call to order and introductory items
9:30 – 11:00 SESSION ONE
Lee Safranek, SFU Nonlinear age dynamics of cyclical neutropenia
Lars Ruthotto, UBC
Hyperelastic Image Registration – Theory, Numerical Methods, and Applications
Andrew Adams, SFU
Quantifying the relationship between HIV-1’s mutation rate and clinical markers of disease progression
Simon Tse, UBC
Some explicitly solvable stability problems in reaction diffusion systems that model crime and bulk-membrane coupling
Will Ko, SFU
A study of the cochlea with parametric forcing using the immersed boundary method
Bernhard Konrad, UBC
Mathematical models that predict the length of the window period for HIV infection
11:30 – 12:45 SESSION TWO
Michael Lindstrom, UBC
Numerical and asymptotic modelling of a spherically symmetric magnetized target fusion reactor
Xin Yang, SFU A paradox of state-dependent diffusion and how to resolve it
Jielin Zhu, UBC Asymptotic Analysis for Tipping Points Problems
Bebart Janbek, SFU
A 2D porous media model for transpiration driven fluid flow through maple trees
Sohrab Towfighi, UBC Simulations on Bubble-Wall Collisions
15:00 – 15:45 SESSION THREE
Jia Gou, UBC
Spatiotemporal Oscillations in a System of Multiple Cells coupled by a Diffusive Molecule
Jeff Wiens, SFU
A Massively Parallel Algorithm for simulating Fluid-Structure Interaction
Ian Zwiers, UBC Simulation of Soliton Stability
15:45 – 16:00 BREAK
16:00 – 16:45 SESSION FOUR
Iain Moyles, UBC Ring Solutions for Reaction Diffusion Equations
Emily Walsh, SFU Monge Ampere and mesh alignment
May Ann Mata, UBC
Predicting the features of actin waves model using Local Perturbation Analysis
Notes: morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.


Our group outside Harbour Centre

Our group outside Harbour Centre