Denman Undergraduate Research Forum @ Recreational and Physical Activity Center
Mar 29 all-day

Denman Forum Overview

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, now in its 22nd year, is coordinated by the Undergraduate Research Office and generously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Denman, the Office of Research, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and corporate and private donors. The Denman Forum provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities to the OSU community and beyond.
About Mr. and Mrs. Denman

Mr. and Mrs. Denman are long-time members of the Ohio State University community and proud supporters of the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, since its inception.  In addition, they have established the Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum Endowment Fund.  They also have established a Professorship for Clinical Research in Epilepsy and The Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Fund for Basic and Clinical Research in Epilepsy in Memory and Honor of their son, Richard (Rik) J. Denman, Jr.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Denman are Inaugural Members of the Oval Society, established in 2010 and lifetime members of the President’s Club and the Ohio State Alumni Association.  Mr. Denman served as an Ohio State University Foundation Board Charter Member Director (1985-2003) and is now an Emeritus member and Lifetime Director of the Board.  He is a member of Medicine’s Order of Hippocrates, as well.  In 1996, the University presented him with a Distinguished Service Award.


BME Seminar Series- Dr. Giuliana Scarcelli, University of Maryland @ L035 The James
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

BME Seminar Series: Dr. Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland

Big Ten Seminar Exchange Speaker
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
James L035
460 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Biochemistry Seminar Series- Dr. Richard Vachet, University of Massachusetts @ 0111 Parks Hall
Mar 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dr. Richard Vachet – Biochemistry Seminar Series

CBE Lowrie Lecture- Eric Kaler, University of Minnesota @ 130 Koffolt Laboratories, CBEC
Mar 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lowrie Lecture I: Eric Kaler

President, University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:30 am
130 Koffolt Laboratories, CBEC
151 W. Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Research Networking Series- Leveraging Big Data @ STEAM Factory
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Research, Short and Sweet
If you only had one minute and one slide to explain your work, what would you say? Please join your research colleagues for a new quarterly networking series that connects the most collaborative minds engaged in Discovery at Ohio State.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Registration is limited to the first 40 registrants for each session.
To register for a future session (dates and details below), send pdf slide & desired session to
Direct questions about presentations to
MAE Seminar- Dr. Mrinal Kumar @ E001 Scott Lab
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seminar: New Solution Paradigms for Uncertainty Forecasting in High-Dimensional Nonlinear Stochastic Systems

Dr. Mrinal Kumar, The Ohio State University
Friday, March 31, 2017, 3:00 pm
E001 Scott Lab
201 W. 19th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

In this talk, we will look at a snapshot of the new Laboratory for Autonomy in Data Driven and Complex Systems (LADDCS) at the Aerospace Research Center (ARC).  LADDCS focuses on theoretical and computational research in uncertainty characterization, forecasting and fusion, as well as control of uncertain (better known as stochastic) systems. Challenges associated with the Fokker-Planck equation (FPE),  a holy grail problem in stochastic dynamics will be discussed. Two fundamentally distinct solution paradigms will be presented – i.) tensor-based discretization, and, ii.) adaptive particle discretization in the framework of Monte Carlo methods. The key objective of both classes of methods is to accurately capture non-Gaussianity while alleviating the curse of dimensionality. We will present our results in a wide variety of fields, including weather-forecasting, space-situational awareness and the modeling of polymeric fluids.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mrinal Kumar received a Ph.D. in 2009 from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, both in aerospace engineering. Before joining OSU in Fall 2016 as an Associate Professor in the MAE department, he was an Assistant Professor in the same department at the University of Florida. At OSU, Dr. Kumar founded the Laboratory for Autonomy in Data-Driven and Complex Systems (LADDCS), which is home to research in nonlinear stochastic dynamical systems, Fokker‐Planck equations, Markov‐chain Monte Carlo methods, stochastic optimization and chance-constrained optimization and control. He received the Best Paper of Conference Award at the 2006 Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, the 2007 AIAA Open Topic Graduate Research Award, and more recently, the NSF CAREER Award in 2013 and the AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2015.


Biochemistry Seminar Series- Dr. Reza Ghadiri, The Scripps Research Institute @ 0111 Parks Hall
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dr. Reza Ghadiri – Biochemistry Seminar Series

CBE Seminar- Andrew Zydney @ 130 Koffolt Laboratories, CBEC
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Seminar – Andrew Zydney

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11:30 am
130 Koffolt Laboratories, CBEC
151 W. Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Chemistry Seminar- Dr. Steven Cundiff, University of Michigan @ 2015 McPherson Laboratory
Apr 10 @ 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Dr. Steven Cundiff – Analytical/Physical Seminar

Chemistry Seminar- Dr. Viktor Zhdankin, University of Minnesota Duluth @ 2004 Evans Lab
Apr 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dr. Viktor Zhdankin – Organic and Inorganic Seminar Series