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Tuesday, 25.04.2017, 10.15 Uhr (WIAS-406)
Seminar Nichtlineare Optimierung und Inverse Probleme
Dr. J. Schwientek, Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik, Kaiserslautern:
Numerical methods for general(ized) semi-infinite optimization -- Applied to gemstone cutting
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Weierstraß-Hörsaal (Raum: 406)

Abstract
The talk is divided into two parts. In the first part I will give a short introduction to general(ized) semi-infinite programming (GSIP) and survey the numerical methods. At that we will look at one method in more detail, the transformation-based discretization method. It cleverly combines transforming a GSIP into a usual SIP problem and solving the latter one via discretization and exploiting the lower level convexity of the underlying GSIP problem.

The second part of my talk will focus on the most shimmering application of general semi-infinite optimization, the volume-maximal utilization of (colored) gemstones. There, the task is the following: Given an irregular raw gem which is provided with surface defects and interspersed with inclusions, produce a set of precious gems such that the profit is as high as possible. I will show how this task can be modeled and solved as a general semi-infinite optimization problem, and how we installed a new fully automatic industrial production process for producing the jewels.

Host
WIAS Berlin
Tuesday, 25.04.2017, 14.00 Uhr (WIAS-406)
Seminar Materialmodellierung
I. Thompson, University of Bath, GB:
Modelling device charge dynamics on the microscopic scale
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Weierstraß-Hörsaal (Raum: 406)

Abstract
We attempt to predict the properties of organic semiconductor (OSC) materials using a microscopic ab initio approach. Charge transport through organic semiconductors (OSCs) is qualitatively different from metallic semiconductors, charges hop between molecules discretely. Marcus theory describes the microscopic hopping mechanism, quantum chemistry methods can calculate the parameters and kinetic Monte Carlo methods can be used to model charge motion. We also need to describe realistic configurations of a set of given molecules. To combine all of these approaches into a single multi-scale model is the goal of the EXTMOS project. We present simulations of charge carrier motion in a system of discotic molecules with high levels of shape anisotropy; using explicitly calculated parameters we are able to capture and quantify the effect on charge transport anisotropy. We also consider the use of network models to describe collective behaviour.

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Seminar ``Materialmodellierung''

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WIAS Berlin
Tuesday, 25.04.2017, 14.15 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Seminar Nichtlineare Optimierung und Inverse Probleme
Prof. Dr. M. Yamamoto, University of Tokyo, Japan:
Inverse problems for an integro-hyperbolic equation for the viscoelasticity
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Host
WIAS Berlin
Tuesday, 25.04.2017, 15.00 Uhr (WIAS-406)
Seminar Modern Methods in Applied Stochastics and Nonparametric Statistics
N. Zhivotovskiy, IITP RAS, SkolTech:
Towards minimax optimal rates in classification and regression
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Weierstraß-Hörsaal (Raum: 406)

Abstract
In this talk, we consider two approaches that allow (in some cases) to obtain minimax rates of the prediction risk up to absolute constants. Classification problems will be considered under small noise conditions for an arbitrary distribution of objects, as well as cases of certain special distributions. In contrast to several standard results in the learning theory, our bounds are simultaneously optimal for entire families of classes.

Host
WIAS Berlin
Tuesday, 25.04.2017, 15.15 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Oberseminar Nonlinear Dynamics
J. Pimentel, Universidade Federal do ABC:
Permutation characterization for slowly non-dissipative equations
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Abstract
We study the longtime behavior of slowly non-dissipative scalar reaction-diffusion equations. By extending known results, we are able to obtain a complete decomposition of the non-compact global attractor and still manage to determine the heteroclinic connections based on the Sturm permutation method.

Host
Freie Universität Berlin
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 26.04.2017, 10.00 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Forschungsseminar Mathematische Statistik
J. Weed, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA:
Optimal rates of estimation for the multi-reference alignment problem
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Abstract
How should one estimate a signal, given only access to noisy versions of the signal corrupted by unknown circular shifts? This simple problem has surprisingly broad applications, in fields from structural biology to aircraft radar imaging. We describe how this model can be viewed as a multivariate Gaussian mixture model whose centers belong to an orbit of a group of orthogonal transformations. This enables us to derive matching lower and upper bounds for the optimal rate of statistical estimation for the underlying signal.. These bounds show a striking dependence on the signal-to-noise ratio of the problem. Joint work with Afonso Bandeira and Philippe Rigollet.

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Forschungsseminar ``Mathematische Statistik''

Host
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Universität Potsdam
WIAS Berlin
International Research Training Group 1792
Wednesday, 26.04.2017, 15.15 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Berliner Oberseminar „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)
Dr. D. Peschka, WIAS Berlin:
Motion of thin droplets over surfaces - Numerical and modeling techniques for moving contact lines
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

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Berliner Oberseminar ``Nichtlineare Partielle Differentialgleichungen'' (Langenbach Seminar)

Host
WIAS Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Wednesday, 26.04.2017, 18.15 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Berliner Kolloquium Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie/Berlin Young Probabilists' Seminar
Prof. Dr. A. Pilipenko, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine:
On a selection problem for small noise perturbation of ODE in multidimensional case
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Abstract
The identification problem of the limit of an ODE with non-Lipschitz drift perturbed by a zero-noise is considered in a multidimensional framework. This problem is a classical subject of stochastic analysis, however the multidimensional case was poorly investigated. We consider two cases in particular:
(i) the drift coefficient has a jump discontinuity along an hyperplane and is Lipschitz continuous in the upper and lower half-spaces;
(ii) the drift is equivalent to a(phi) $r^alpha$ as $r$ tends to $0$, where (r,phi) are the polar coordinates, and alpha$<1$.

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Berliner Kolloquium Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin
Universität Potsdam
WIAS Berlin
Thursday, 27.04.2017, 10.00 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Seminar Laserdynamik
S. W. Haugland, Technische Universität München:
What can we learn about chimera states from minimal cluster dynamics?
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

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Seminar Laserdynamik

Host
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 03.05.2017, 09.30 Uhr (WIAS-406)
Halbleiterseminar
Dr. J. Rehberg, WIAS Berlin:
Van Roosbroeck's system is well-posed in case of general recombination terms
Part I: Functional analytic preliminaries
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Weierstraß-Hörsaal (Raum: 406)

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Berliner Oberseminar ``Nichtlineare Partielle Differentialgleichungen'' (Langenbach Seminar)

Host
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 03.05.2017, 15.15 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Berliner Oberseminar „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)
Dr. M. Heida, WIAS Berlin:
Convergence of the square-root approximation scheme to the Fokker--Planck equation
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

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Berliner Oberseminar ``Nichtlineare Partielle Differentialgleichungen'' (Langenbach Seminar)

Host
WIAS Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Thursday, 04.05.2017, 10.15 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Seminar Nichtlineare Optimierung und Inverse Probleme
Prof. Dr. E. Rocca, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italien:
Optimal control in diffuse interface models of tumor growth
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Host
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 10.05.2017, 09.30 Uhr (WIAS-406)
Halbleiterseminar
Dr. J. Rehberg, WIAS Berlin:
Van Roosbroeck's system is well-posed in case of general recombination terms
Part II: The analysis of the system
more ... Location
Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Weierstraß-Hörsaal (Raum: 406)

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Berliner Oberseminar ``Nichtlineare Partielle Differentialgleichungen'' (Langenbach Seminar)

Host
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 10.05.2017, 15.15 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Berliner Oberseminar „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)
Dr. M. Dziwnik, WIAS Berlin:
The role of degenerate mobilities in Cahn-Hilliard models
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Host
WIAS Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Monday, 22.05.2017, 14.00 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Seminar Quantitative Biomedizin
Dr. R. Blossey, University of Lille 1 & CNRS, Frankreich:
Beyond Poisson-Boltzmann: Charge correlation effects in DNA adsorption and transport through nanopores
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Abstract
In soft matter systems electrostatic effects are often of utmost importance. Their mathematical description is commonly based on mean-field type theories, the standard approach being the Poisson-Boltzmann equation. This equation is known to fail if charge correlation effects, e.g., due to the presence of image charges at interfaces, become important. In this talk I will explain how one can go beyond the Poisson-Boltzmann equation in order to treat such mechanisms. As two exemplary applications I will discuss the correlation-induced adsorption of DNA on like-charged surfaces and the conversion of ionic currents in DNA translocation through nanopores.

Host
WIAS Berlin
May 29 – June 2, 2017 (WIAS-ESH)
Workshop/Konferenz: CRC 1114 Spring School: Methods for Particle Systems with Multiple Scales
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

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SFB 1114: Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems
Wednesday, 14.06.2017, 10.00 Uhr (WIAS-ESH)
Forschungsseminar Mathematische Statistik
Prof. J.-M. Loubes, Université Toulouse Paul Sabatier, Frankreich:
Kantorovich distance based kernel for Gaussian processes : Estimation and forecast
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Abstract
Monge-Kantorovich distances, otherwise known as Wasserstein distances, have received a growing attention in statistics and machine learning as a powerful discrepancy measure for probability distributions. Here, we focus on forecasting a Gaussian process indexed by probability distributions. For this, we provide a family of positive definite kernels built using transportation based distances. We provide a probabilistic understanding of these kernels and characterize the corresponding stochastic processes. We prove that the Gaussian processes indexed by distributions corresponding to these kernels can be efficiently forecast, opening new perspectives in Gaussian process modeling

Host
WIAS Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Universität Potsdam