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. Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland
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Dr. Richard Vachet – Biochemistry Seminar Series
Lowrie Lecture I: Eric Kaler
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Seminar: New Solution Paradigms for Uncertainty Forecasting in High-Dimensional Nonlinear Stochastic Systems
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.
Dr. Reza Ghadiri – Biochemistry Seminar Series
Seminar – Andrew Zydney
Dr. Steven Cundiff – Analytical/Physical Seminar
Dr. Viktor Zhdankin – Organic and Inorganic Seminar Series
Affiliation: University of Minnesota Duluth
Title: “Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry”
Hosted by: Dr. Nagib