Interdisciplinary Dimension

@ WLU, Waterloo, ON, Canada


1. About CSASM

2. How to get to the venue of Laurier CSASM events

3. Forthcoming and recent seminars from this academic year

4. Laurier CSASM: Past and Present

5. CSASM topic coordinators and CSASM contacts

6. CSASM sponsors




CSASM is an interdisciplinary seminar series founded in 2004. The series covers all areas of applied, industrial, and financial mathematics;  computational physics, chemistry, and biology; mathematical, statistical, and computational models and tools as applied in natural and social sciences, engineering, business and economics, the areas where a substantial progress is possible due to Computational Science and Applied & Statistical Modelling.

The Laurier CSASM is a forum for academics, students, business and industry professionals to exchange ideas in order to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in the areas of computational science and applied & statistical modelling, and to help train high quality and employable students.



How to get to the venue of the Laurier CSASM events:

Within the CSASM framework, some seminars are held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Laurier-Perimeter Seminar Series)


Forthcoming Seminars in 2014:



Title and abstract of the talk

August 18, 2013, 10pm

Room: N 20190 (Science)

Prof. Marta Gladysiewicz

(Wroclaw University of Technology)

Electronic band structure and optical gain of dilute nitrides quantum wells




TBA (Area: Financial Mathematics, Stochastic Analysis)


Some Past Seminars:



Title and abstract of the talk

November 21, 2013, 4pm

Room: Room: N1002 (Science)


Prof. Anatoli Ivanov

(Penn State University)

Differential delay equations as mathematical models of real life phenomena: aspects of global dynamics

November 28, 2013, 4pm

Room: Room: N1002 (Science)

Prof. Spyros Alexakis

(University of Toronto)

A reconstruction of waves from their emmited radiation

November 7, 2013, 4pm

Room: Room: N1002 (Science)

Prof. Sarath Janga

(Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis)

Dissecting the principles governing regulatory networks at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels using genomic and systems approaches

October 25, 2013, 2:30pm

(please note unusual time)

Room: BA208

Prof Ortwin Hess

(The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London)

Active Metamaterials: From ‘Trapped Rainbows’ to Stopped-Light Lasing

October 24, 2013, 4pm

Room: N1002 (Science)

Prof Monica Cojocaru

(Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph)

Equation-based and agent-based models of consumer behaviour

October 17, 2013, 4pm

Room: N1002 (Science)

Prof Paul McNicholas

(University of Guelph, University Research Chair in Computational Statistics)

Contaminated mixtures and fractionally-supervised classification

September 26, 2013, 4pm

Room: 1-101A, DAWB

Prof Mikko Karttunen

(Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology, UW)

Computer simulations of materials: Successes, failures & recent developments

April 26, 2013, 3:30pm

Room: MC 5158 (UW)

Prof Vladimir Tonchev (Michigan Technological University)

Joint CSASM and Tutte Seminar Series

New invariants for incidence structures

February 28, 2013, 4pm

Room: BA211

Dr. David Akselrod (AMD: Advanced Micro Devices)

A University-Industry Connection Lecture

Design-for-Test Evolution of Architecture and Verification Techniques

January 31, 2013, 4pm

Room: BA211

Dr. Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

Spin Glasses and Computational Complexity

December 6, 2012, 4pm

Room: BA209

Prof Lennaert van Veen (UOIT)

Mean-field Modelling of the Electroencephalogram

December 4, 2012, 4pm

Room: BA209

Prof Ned Nedialkov (McMaster University)

Structural Analysis and Numerical Solution of High-Index Differential-Algebraic Equations

November 15, 2012, 4pm

Room: P1017

Prof Hugh Williams (University of Calgary)

Solving the Pell Equation

October 25, 2012, 4pm

Room: 2C3 (Arts Bldg)

Prof Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University)

Boundary Patrolling by Mobile Agents

October 23, 2012, 4pm

Room: 2C3 (Arts Bldg)

Prof Lianao Wu (Universidad del Pais Vasco and Ikerbasque, Spain)

Quantum Computation and Quantum Circuit Model

May 11, 2012, 12:15am

Room: CC-101

Dr. Juergen Gerhard


Seminar is given as part of the Cargo 10th anniversary celebration

New features in Maple 16

May 11, 2012, 10:45am

Room: CC-101

Prof. Cameron Stewart

(University of Waterloo)

Seminar is given as part of the Cargo 10th anniversary celebration

Divisors of terms of Recurrence Sequences

March 7, 2012, 4pm

Room: BA-112 (corner of Bricker Avenue and King)

Prof. John Roemer

(Yale University)

Public lecture (organized jointly by CSASM and WLU School of Business & Economics)

North-South convergence in the presence of global warming

March 5, 2012, 4pm

Room: SBE-2260 (corner of Albert and University)

Prof. John Roemer

(Yale University)

Joint seminar, organized by CSASM and WLU School of Business & Economics

Kantian equilibrium, externalities, and social ethos

November 3, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Room: BA-531

B Kenneth R. Meyer (Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati)

A Trilogy on a Point

October 24, 2011, 2:30 p.m.

Room: BA-112

Bonnie Yue (Application Engineer, Maplesoft)

Engineering Modelling and Simulation - The Symbolic Approach

April 6, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Room: BA-111

Florin Diacu (Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Victoria )

The Curved N-Body Problem and the Shape of Physical Space

February 15, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Room: BA-112

Oleg Golubitsky

(Google, Inc.)

An Example of Large Scale Online Ad Auction Analysis with Dremel

January 24, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Room: BA-113

Prof Michele Mosca

(University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing)

Quantum Cryptography

November 25, 2010, 4 p.m.

Room: BA-211


by Prof. Boris Khesin

University of Toronto

Topological Fluid Dynamics

October 7, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Room: SBE-1210

Prof. Lee Smolin

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Successes and open problems on the road to quantum gravity

September 30, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Room: BA211

Dr Jack Edmonds


April 29, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Room N1044

Prof. Raymond Laflamme

Institute for Quantum Computing

Experimental Quantum Error Correction

March 5, 2010, 3:30pm

Room: MC 5158 (UW)

Prof. Alexander Barvinok

(University of Michigan)

Joint CSASM and Tutte Seminar Series

The number of matrices and a random matrix with prescribed row and column sums and 0-1 entries

January 28, 2010, 4pm


Prof John Watrous

(University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing)


December 3, 2009, 4pm


Prof Alexander Odesski

(Brock University)

Integrable matrix equations related to pairs of compatible associative algebras

November 19, 2009, 4pm


Panos M. Pardalos, Distinguished Professor and University of Florida Research Foundation Professor Director, Center for Applied Optimization Industrial and Systems Engineering Department

The Critical Nodes Detection Problem in Networks

October 26, 2009, 4pm


Prof Margaret Dunham

(Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas)

TRACDS: Temporal Relationship Among Clusters for Data Streams

October 1, 2009, 4pm

Room: 2C3 (Arts)

Prof. Yigal Gerchak

(Tel Aviv University)

Consequences of Temporal Buybacks in the Book Industry

Link to the paper:

September 22, 2009, 4pm

Room: PMC (Paul Martin Centre)

Dr Gregory Chaitin

(IBM, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Hts, NY)

How Real Are Real Numbers?

July 9, 2009, 4pm

Room: BA101


Prof. Denis Khusainov

(National University of Kiev)

Representations of Solutions
of Second Order Linear
Systems with Delay

May 15, 2009, 4pm

Room: BA111

Prof Linda Petzold

(Department of MEE and Department of Computer Science, UCSB)

Multiscale Simulation of Biochemical Systems

April 9, 2009, 4pm

Room: BA112

Prof Qi Wang

(Department of Mathematics and NanoCenter, University of South Carolina)

Kinetic theory for polymer-nanoparticle composites (PNCs)

March 12, 2009, 4pm

Room: BA111

Dr Tom Lee

(Chief Evangelist, Maplesoft)

Emerging Trends and New Techniques for Engineering Modelling and Simulation

January 29, 2009, 4pm

Room: BA111

Prof. Nicholas Zabaras

(Cornell University)

Uncertainty Quantification and Management in Multiscale Systems

November 20, 2008, 4pm

Room: BA101

Dr Steven Flammia

(Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

Quantum Computing over the Rainbow

October 9, 2008, 4pm


Dr John Nieminen

Gaussian Distributions and Random Matrix Theory

July 21, 2008, Room C2-361 (University of Waterloo), 11am

Dr. Luigi Delle Sitte (Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)

Adaptive Resolution molecular Dynamics Scheme (AdResS): Basic Principles and Applications

(Joint UofW-Laurier CSASM seminar)

April 3, 2008, Room 2C16, 4pm

Prof. Luis Seco (University of Toronto, and Sigma Analysis & Management, CEO)

Mathematics of Risk Transfer

January 17, 2008, Room: DAWB2-106, 4pm

Prof. Tom Woo  (CRC in Catalyst Modelling and Computational Chemistry, University of Ottawa)

How Do We Simulate Things at the Scale of Molecules and Electrons?

October 18, 2007 (4:00pm, BA208)

Prof. Weinan E (ICIAM Collatz Prize Recipient, Princeton University, Program of Applied and Computational Mathematics)

Some Representative Issues in Multiscale Modeling

July 5, 2007
(4:00pm, BA 102)

Dr. Aditi Sen(De),
Ramon-y-Cajal (Researcher,
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences,
Mediterranean Technology Park, Barcelona, Spain)

Trapped Ion Chain as a Neural Network: Error Resistant Quantum Computation

(Joint IQC-CSASM at Laurier)

May 24, 2007 (4:00pm, BA112)

Prof. Panos Pardalos (Distinguished Professor, Co-Director of the Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, ISE, MBE Departments,
McKnight Brain Institute, and
University of Florida Genetics Institute)

Optimization and Data Mining in Biomedicine


April 26, 2007 (2:30pm, BA210)

Douglas R. Stinson (David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo)

A combinatorial approach to key predistribution for distributed sensor networks

March 13, 2007

 (2pm, Room 405, Perimeter Institute)

Prof. John McKay  (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

The Monster and its Moonshine Functions

(Joint Laurier-Perimeter seminar at the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics)



See more on Laurier CSASM: Past and Present (including a photo gallery)

Some of the past CSASM Visitors with quick links to abstracts of their talks:



CSASM topic coordinators and CSASM contacts

To give a talk at the Laurier Seminar Series in Computational Science and Applied & Statistical Modelling, please contact the topic coordinator  (listed below in alphabetical order) whose area of research interests is most relevant to the topic of the proposed presentation.

Please contact coordinators of the series Prof. Ilias Kotsireas or Prof. Roderick Melnik if you need additional information;

CSASM Publicity: Prof. Shohini Ghose and CSASM Promotion: Prof. Maria Gallego


Laurier CSASM Seminar Series Topic Coordinators:

Cameron, Kathie (Mathematics)

Combinatorial Algorithms, Graph Theory, Optimization

Campolieti, Joe (Mathematics)

High Performance Computing (HPC) and Financial Mathematics

Cressman, Ross (Mathematics)

Mathematical Biology and Models for Evolutionary Dynamics

Gallego, Maria (Business & Economics)

Quantitative Approaches to Economics and Political Science

Ghose Shohini (Physics)

Quantum Computing

Hamilton, Ian (Chemistry)

HPC, Computational Chemistry

Hoang, Chinh (Computing)

Graph Algorithms and Applications

Kilgour, Marc (Mathematics)

Operations Research and Mathematical Modelling in Social Sciences

Kotsireas, Ilias (Computing)

HPC, Computer Algebra and Applications

Melnik, Roderick (Mathematics)

Mathematical Modelling, Computational Mechanics and Physics

Moreno-Hagelsieb, Gabriel (Biology)

Computational Biology and Biotechnological Applications

Perry, Stephen (Kinesiology)

Biomedical and Bioengineering Applications

Servos, Philip (Psychology)

Modelling in Psychology, Computational Neuroscience

Vaughan, David (Mathematics)

Educational Aspects of Mathematical & Statistical Modelling

Wang, Zilin (Mathematics)

Statistical Modelling and Bioinformatics

Wartak, Marek (Physics)

Computational Physics and Nanotechnology, CFD

Zima, Eugene (Computing)

Computer Science and Symbolic Computations



CSASM Sponsors:


Laurier Office of Research


We acknowledge support of the Special Initiative Fund. Thanks to Rick Henderson and Tao Gong for assistance with web-design and related issues.


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