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West Texas Applied Math Graduate Minisymposium 2
Saturday, 14 April, 2018


The minisymposium is addressed to all graduate students and post-docs in the area of applied mathematics.
It will be a one day event with contributed talks of 25 minutes each plus 5 minutes for questions. A poster presentation will take place during the lunch break.

The location of the event is the Student Union Building (SUB) of Texas Tech University.
All talks will take place in the Senate room.
Registration, poster presentation, coffee breaks and lunch will be in the Matador room.
The day after the event there will be a barbecue open to all participants. It will be from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Mae Simmons Park. Please look at this map for driving directions.

It is a great opportunity for graduate students and post-docs to talk about their research and expand their network.

Link to the website of the first edition.



Director, Center for Subsurface Modeling

Institute for Computational Engineering
and Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin.



The minisymposium poster can be downloaded from this link .


There is no registration fee for this event.

Anyone planning to attend is required to register in advance. Registration is open until April 7 .

Abstract submission for talks and poster presentations is open until March 24 .
When registering, please indicate if you are willing to give a talk or a poster presentation. Select both if you are OK with either options. The final schedule of the event will be available online by March 31.

Click on this link to access the online registration / abstract submission form.


8:20 - 8:50 Registration and Breakfast (provided by the SIAM Chapter of TTU)
8:50 - 9:00 Opening Remarks

9:00 - 9:25 Bikash Dey (Texas Tech University)
9:30 - 9:55 Josh Engwer (Texas Tech University)

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break

10:15 - 10:40 Abdullah Al Mamun (University of Texas at Dallas)
10:45 - 11:10 Rafael Trevisanuto Guirardello (University of Sao Paulo - Sao Carlos)
11:15 - 11:40 Mark Jackson (University of Texas at Arlington)

11:45 - 13:30 Poster Presentation and Lunch Break (provided by the SIAM Chapter of TTU)

13:30 - 14:20 Keynote Lecture by Professor Mary F. Wheeler (University of Texas at Austin)

14:30 - 14:45 Coffe Break

14:45 - 15:10 Omomayowa Olawoyin (University of Texas at Arlington)
15:15 - 15:40 Md Mondal Hasan Zahid (University of Texas at Arlington)
15:45 - 16:10 Pooya Aavani (Texas Tech University)

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 16:55 Imelda Trejo (University of Texas at Arlington)
17:00 - 17:25 Joshua Padgett (Texas Tech University)
17:30 - 17:55 Leobardo Valera (University of Texas at El Paso)

18:00 - 18:15 Closing Remarks


Bikash Dey
"The use of local truncation error for the optimal increase in accuracy of the linear finite and quadratic isogeometric elements used for the heat and wave equations"

Josh Engwer
"High-order PIRK Timesteppers and Mixed Finite Elements for Micromagnetics with Eddy Currents"

Abdullah Al Mamun
"Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods Applied to Subsurface Flow Problems: A Convergence Study"

Rafael Trevisanuto Guirardello
"A multiscale method with Robin boundary conditions for the porous media equations"

Mark Jackson
"Optimal Control of Plant Virus Propagation"

Omomayowa Olawoyin
"Effects of Multiple Transmission Pathways on Zika Dynamics"

Md Mondal Hasan Zahid
"Ebola: Impact of hospitals admission policy in an overwhelmed scenario"

Pooya Aavani
"Stochastic Modeling Reveals New Mechanisms of Pathogen Evolution"

Imelda Trejo
"Modeling the Effects of Inflammation in Bone Fracture Healing"

Joshua Padgett
"Analysis of an approximation of a fractional extension problem"

Leobardo Valera
"Towards Predicting the Behavior of Large Dynamic Systems, using Reduced-Order Modeling and Interval Computations"


Paola Ferraz (University of Campinas, UNICAMP)
"A computational approach for incompressible two-phase hysteretic relative permeability flows in porous media"

Ariel Bowman (University of Texas at Arlington)
"Brain Network Modeling for Epilepsy Based on EEG Signals"

Lale Asik (Texas Tech University)
"Seasonality and Stoichiometry"

Md Nazmul Hassan (Texas Tech University)
"Effect of Excess Food Nutrient on Producer-Grazer Model under Stoichiometric and Toxicological Constraints"

Osei Tweneboah (University of Texas at El Paso)
"Wavelets techniques for analyzing data arising from explosions and natural earthquakes"

Aadrita Nandi (Texas Tech University)
"Probability of and Time to Infection in Stochastic Models of Infectious Diseases"

Md Rafiul Islam (Texas Tech University)
"Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of a Multi-stage Epidemic Model"

Het Mankad (University of Texas at Dallas)
"The Minimum-Overlapping Multiscale Mixed Method: Formulation and Iterative Downscaling"


Participants of the minisymposium will have to provide for their lodging and travel expenses.

Click on this link for hotels near the Texas Tech Campus and directions to reach Lubbock, TX.


For any information regarding the minisymposium, please email Giacomo Capodaglio or Sara Calandrini .


The event is sponsored by the SIAM Chapter of Texas Tech University, the Mathematics and Statistics Department of Texas Tech University, and Horn Professor Jay Conover.