William & Mary

2010 summer schedule

  •  Students should meet with advisers every day.
  • Weekly lunches will be conducted on Thursday in Jones 131. Students will take turn to describe their work and progress. [Two students will present each time.]
  • One hour formal talks /  presentations will  take place on Wednesday weekly 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Jones Hall 206.
  • Field trips to research organizations such as NASA, Jefferson Lab, VIMS will be arranged.
  • Cookout and other social events will be organized.



Summer Travel

Virginia Forstall and Vincent Yannello will present their work at the Applied Linear Algebra Conference at Novi Sad University at Serbia, May 24-28. (Adviser: Chi-Kwong Li)

Michael Essman, Benjamin Holman, and Ruoyan Sun will present their work at
the Fourth International Conference on Recent Advances in Applied
Dynamical Systems, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China, June 8-24.
(Adviser: Junping Shi, Sarah Day)

Aaron Dantley and Ben Holman (adviser: Sarah Day)  and Olivia Walch (adviser:  Greg Smith)  will visit Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory July 2-22.



Daily schedule (tentative)

Week 1

June 1 (Tuesday)

  • 9:30 a.m. Jones 131. Welcome breakfast meeting,  introduction of CSUMS students and faculty, and  assignment of office keys and desks.

June 2 (Wednesday) 2:00-3:00 p.m. Jones 206

  • Drew LaMar (William and Mary), Matlab demo.

June 3  (Thursday) noon-1:30 p.m.  Lunch meeting at Jones 131

  • Harry Gao, Internet security.
  • Ben Holman, Computational cohomology.

Week 2

June 9 (Wednesday) 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. J0nes 206.

  • Greg Smith (William and Mary), Mathematical biology or Game of life.

June 10 (Thursday) noon - 1:30, lunch at  Jones 131, and CSUMS talk.

  • John Cain (VCU),  Restitution-Based Control of Cardiac Alternans.

                                       (See abstract at the end of the this page.)

Week 3

June 16 (Wednesday)  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Jones 206

  • Leah Shaw (William and Mary),  Analysis techniques
    for stochastic dynamical systems.

June 16 (Wednesday) 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. BBQ at New Quarter Park.


From: Christopher Wren Association

1.      Head north on VA-132 N/S Henry St toward Crump Ln
         Continue to follow VA-132 N                                                                        1.1 mi
2.      Turn right at State Route 132Y                                                                   0.3 mi
3.      Turn left at Colonial National Historic Pkwy                                        1.5 mi
4.      Slight right toward Hubbard Ln/W Queens Dr/State Route 716  0.1 mi
5.      Turn right at Hubbard Ln/W Queens Dr/State Route 716             0.1 mi
6.      Take the 1st right onto Lakeshead Dr                                                     2.2 mi
7.      Turn right to stay on Lakeshead Dr                                                         236 ft

Destination: New Quarter Park,  1000 Lakeshead Drive

Please let Barbara (bwboye@wm.edu)  know by Tuesday 10:00 a.m. whether you will come and how many guests you will bring.

June 17 (Thursday)  noon-1:30 p.m.  Lunch  at Jones 131  

  •  Chase Albert,  Decomposing banded permutation matrices and sorting algorithms.
  • Matt Peppe, Calcium channels.

Week 4

June 23 (Wednesday) 2:00 - 3:00

           Sarah Day (William and Mary), Computational Dynamics.

June 25 (Thursday) lunch meeting 

  • Matt Becker
  • Aaron Dantley

June 25 (Friday)  VIMS visit 

  • 8:15 a.m. Meet at the lobby of Jones Hall
  • 9:00 a.m. Visit the research sites of VIMS along York River by the VIMS research vessel. (BBQ lunch on the vessel.)
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. See the research facilities at VIMS.

Week 5

June 30 (Wed) 2:00 - 3:00

           Michael Lewis (William and Mary),  Scientific computation.

July 1 (Thursday)  lunch meeting

  • Evan Callaway 
  • Tim Becker

Week 6

July 7 (Wednesday) 2:00 - 3:00

        Lutzer, Lewis, and some students will talk about "Mathematical sciences graduate school".

July 8 (Thursday)  lunch meeting 

  • Brian Waldman
  • Sarah Kunkler

Week 7

July 13 (Tuesday)  NASA visit

        9:00 a.m.  meet at the lobby of Jones Hall.

July 14 (Wednesday)  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

  • Larry Leemis (William and Mary), Simulations.

July 15 (Thursday)  lunch meeting  

  • Milanie Haines
  • Zach Gates

Week 8

July 20 (Tuesday)  noon - 2:00 p.m. lunch meeting 

  • Jeffrey Soosiah
  • Lee Williams, Graph coloring.

July 21 (Wednesday)  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Jones 206

               Gexin Yu

July 22 (Thursday) lunch meeting  

  • Carolyn Ayers 
  • Ari Cukierman

    Abstacts of talks:

    June 10  (Thursday), Jones 131.

    John Wesley Cain
    Department of Mathematics
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Title:     Restitution-Based Control of Cardiac Alternans

    Abstract:  Alternans is an abnormal beat-to-beat alternation of cardiac action potential duration (APD), and the purpose of this lecture is to introduce a feedback control algorithm for terminating alternans.  Here is the "road map" that I will follow:  1.  Introduce a simple, phenomenological model of the cardiac action potential (two ordinary differential equations, ODEs).  2.  Explain how to use asymptotic methods to estimate APD without solving the ODEs.  3.  Describe a rather intuitive, feedback control technique which can successfully terminate APD alternans.  4.  Give disclosures/disclaimers about the control algorithm. While some results are encouraging (e.g., robustness, ability to succeed in vivo), others are discouraging (e.g., difficulty of achieving whole-heart control).