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2014 Seminars

2014 Seminars

January 9, 2014 – 10:00 am, NASA Langley, Bldg 1220, Rm 212
Simulation-based to Verification of Temporal Precedence by Sayan Mitra, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

January 14, 2014 – 10:30 am, NASA Langley, Bldg 1220, Rm 212
V&V: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice by Pete Manolios, Northwestern University

January 15, 2014 – 9:00 am, NIA, Rm 101
From the Lab to Actural Structures: The Challenges of Composite Process Development by Pascal Hubert, McGill University
Performance of Multiscale Composites by Resin Film Infusion by Wenjiao Liu, McGill University

February 18, 2014 – 11:00 am, NIA, Rm 101
CFD Seminar: Evaluation of Mutligrid Solutions for Turbulent Flows by Boris Diskin, NIA

February 27, 2014 –
Autonomy Incubator Seminar Series: Neuromorphic Solutions for Autonomous Land and Aerial Vehicles by Massimilliano (Max) Versace, Boston University

March 17, 2014 – 10:00 am, NASA Langley, Reid Center
Autonomy Incubator Seminar Series: Tractable Robust Planning and Model Learning Under Uncertainty by Jonathan How, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 18, 2014 –
CDT and NIA Seminar Series: Big Data, Deep Analytics, and Machine Intelligence: The Transformative Power of Big Data by Donald Brown, University of Virginia

March 21, 2014 –
Rarefied Gas Dynamics at Micro-Scales and Macro-Scales: Experimental and Computational Work by Michael James Martin, Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge

April 10, 2014 –
Autonomy Incubator Seminar Series: Why Drive (Autonomously) When You Can Fly (Autonomously)? by Sanjiv Singh, Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute

April 21, 2014 –
The South African Nanosatellite Development Experience and the Opportunities for International Collaboration in Space Weather Research by Robert vanZyl, South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI) & Francois Visser, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

April 22 , 2014 –
45th NIA CFD Seminar: Walsh Functions in Numerical Simulation: A New Framework for Solving Nonlinear Systems of PDEs by Peter Gnoffo, NASA/LaRC

May 6, 2014 –
46th NIA CFD Seminar: Parallel Tetrahedral Mesh Generation by Andrey Chernikov, Old Dominion University

May 9, 2014 –
Simulation and the Creative Process: A New Paradigm Trends Applying Simulation to Product Design by James Scapa & Uwe Schramm, Altair

May 13, 2014 –
47th NIA CFD Seminar: Adjusted Formulation of Vorticity Confinement with Applications to Tip Vortices of Stationary and Rotating Wings by Alex Povitsky, University of Akron

May 16, 2014 –
Using Satellite Constellations for Geodesy and Time Dependent Gravity (Tides on Europa) by William Moore, Hampton University and NIA

May 22, 2014 –
CDT and NIA Seminar Series: Big Data, Deep Analytics, and Machine Intelligence: Big Data, Analytics, and Intuition-Based Decision Making: The Triad by Jay Liebowitz, University of Maryland

June 3, 2014 –
48th NIA CFD Seminar: Compact-Reconstruction WENO Schemes – Theory, Implementation and Applications by Debojyoti Ghosh, Argonne National Laboratory

June 4, 2014 –
Autonomy Incubator Seminar Series: Language and Robots by Jonathan Connell, IBM

June 11, 2014 –
Light Weight Composite Materials with Nano-scale Fillers by Lifeng Zhang, North Carolina A&T and University of North Carolina–Greensboro

June 24, 2014 –
Insight into Pluto’s Atmospheric Structure from Molecular Kinetic Models by O.J. Tucker, University of Michigan

July 17, 2014 –
49th NIA CFD Seminar: Efficient Techniques for Optimal Active Flow Control by Nicolas R. Gauger, RWTH Aachen University & AICES

July 17, 2014 –
Potential of Piezoelectrically Activated Chevrons for Jet Noise Reductions by N.K. Depuru Mohan, NIA

July 18, 2014 –
Automatic Verification of Stabilization Protocols by Small Model Property by Ritwika Ghosh, NIA
Epsilon: A Software Verification Tool for Bounding Floating Point Errors by Abstract Interpretation by Maxime Legrand, NIA

July 21, 2014 –
Verification of an Alerting and Resolution Algorithm for a Parallel Aircraft Landing Protocol by Ritwika Ghosh, NIA
Kodiak: A Solver for Non-Linear Problems Based on Rigorous Branch and Bound Methods by Mantas Markevicius, NIA

July 31, 2014 –
Autonomy Incubator Seminar Series: Toward Safe and Autonomous Aircraft with Access to Airspace by Ella Atkins, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

August 4, 2014 –
50th CFD Seminar: High Multi-/Fidelity Aerodynamic Analysis and MDO with Uncertainty Quantification by Seongim Choi, Virginia Tech

August 7, 2014 –
Proposal of a New Natural Disaster Mitigation Based on Smart Materials and Structural Systems by Hiroshi Asanuma, Chiba University, Japan

August 11, 2014 –
An Insight Into SMT-Based Model Checking Techniques for Formal Software Verification by Jonathan Laurent, NIA

August 14, 2014 –
Cloud Mask Algorithm for Snow/Ice Covered Surfaces and the Validation Using CALIOP Observations Over Greenland by Nan Chen, NIA Visitor & Stevens Institute of Technology

August 15, 2014 –
Advanced Flow Diagnostics Applied to Supersonic Jet Noise by K. Todd Lowe, Virginia Tech

August 21, 2014 –
Peridynamic Simulation of Delamination Propagation in Fiber-Reinforced Composite Material by Yile Hu, University of Arizona

August 26, 2014 –
51st NIA CFD Seminar: First-, Second-, and Third-Order Hyperbolic Navier-Stokes Solver by Hiro Nishikawa, NIA

August 27, 2014 –
52nd NIA CFD Seminar: Structural and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Aircraft with Next-Generation Lightweight Materials by Graeme Kennedy, Georgia Tech

August 28, 2014 –
Deployment Dynamics and the Experiment of a Spinning Membrane by Tien-Hao (Randy) Hsiao, National Cheng Kung University
Dynamics of a Spinning Structure Subjected to a Constant Pressure by Jung-San Chen, National Cheng Kung University

September 9, 2014 –
53rd NIA CFD Seminar: Numerical Solutions of General Conservation Laws Using the Space-Time Conservative CESE Method by Chau-Lyan Chang, NASA Langley Research Center

September 22, 2014 –
Autonomy Incubator Seminar Series: Planning and Learning in Information Space for Autonomous Air Vehicles by Nicholas Roy

September 26, 2014 –
Formal Methods Seminar: Dynamite: A Tool for the Verification of Alloy Models Based on PVS by Mariano Moscato

October 2, 2014 – 10:00 am, NASA LaRC Pearl Young Theater (Bldg 2102)
Autonomy Incubator Seminar Series: Development and Flight Demonstration of Variable Autonomy as Applied to Ground Collision Avoidance by Mark Skoog, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

October 6, 2014
54th NIA CFD Seminar: Recent Applications of Overset Mesh Technology in SC/Tetra by Tomohiro Irie, Software Cradle Co., Ltd.

October 7, 2014
7th NIA Big Data Analytics and Machine Intelligence Seminar: Intelligence Extraction from Large and Diverse Data Sets by Erica Briscoe and Jason Poovey, Georgia Tech Research Institute

October 9, 2014
Turbulent Drag Reduction by Swept Surface Waviness by Marie Denison, NIA

October 14, 2014
Overview of the European Space Agency with Focus on Earth Observing Missions by Amanda Regan, European Space Agency

November 7, 2014 – 10:00 am, NASA LaRC Reid Center (Bldg 2102)
Autonomy Incubator Seminar Series: Option and Constraint Generation Using Work Domain Analysis: Implementation for Reinforcement Learning Algorithm by Dr. Karen Feigh, Georgia Tech

November 20, 2014 – 10:30 am, NIA, Room 137
Resolving Geometrically Necessary Dislocations onto Individual Slip Systems Using EBSD-based Continuum Dislocation Microscopy by Timothy Ruggles, PhD Candidate, Brigham Young University

December 2, 2014 – 2:00 pm, NIA, Room 101
Towards a Sustained Human Presence on Mars – An Overview of MIT’s Integrated Space Habitation, Logistics, and Lifecycle Analysis Capabilities by Sydney Do and Andrew Owens, PhD Candidates, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

December 2, 2014 – 11:00 am, NIA, Room 137
55th NIA CFD Seminar: Entropy stable wall boundary conditions for the compressible Navier–Stokes equations by Matteo Parsani, Post-doctoral Fellow, NASA Langley Research Center

December 11, 2014 – 2:00 pm, NIA, Room 137
Computational Studies Towards Metal Matrix Composite Reinforcement Using Boron Nitride Nanotubes by Prof. Christoph Rohmann, University of Queenslake

December 16, 2014 – 11:00 am, NIA, Room 137
56th NIA CFD Seminar: Accuracy-Preserving Boundary Quadrature for Edge-Based Finite-Volume Scheme: Third-order accuracy without curved elements by Hiro Nishikawa, Associate Research Fellow, NIA


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