# Research Conference

The Research Conference meets every Friday morning, from 9:15-10:15 a.m. ET, when classes are in session. Faculty presentations take place during the fall semester and graduate student presentation take place during the spring semester.

## Spring 2021

**Note:**** All Spring 2021 Seminars will take place via Zoom***The Zoom link will be shared with APAM Department community the week before the seminar. If you are not a member of the APAM Department, please send an email to cr2090@columbia.edu if you would like to attend the seminar.*

Spring 2021: Coordinator: Prof. Amir Sagiv

**1/22/2021**

Huaiyu Li, Applied Mathematics (Weinstein Group)

"Coherent Structures in 1-D Dimer Chains"

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Chris Dupuis, Applied Mathematics-Atmospheric Science (Abernathey Group)

"Optimal Iteration Patterns for Multidimensional Data and Functions"

**1/29/2021**

Aaron Michelson, Materials Science & Engineering (Gang Group)

"DNA Origami Templated Material Synthesis"

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Wenxuan Wang, Materials Science & Engineering (Chan Group)

"Size-dependent Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Nano Oxides"

**2/5/2021**

Jessie Oehrlein, Applied Mathematics-Atmospheric Science (Polvani Group)

"Teaching Disciplinary Practices in Atmospheric Science and Discrete Mathematics"

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Yevgeny Rakita, Materials Science & Engineering (Billinge Group)

"SNEM: Scaning Nano-structure Electron Microscopy

**2/12/2021**

Ziyu Liu, Applied Physics/Physics (Pinczuk Group)

"Observation of flat bands in gated semiconductor artificial graphene"

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Yang Sun, Applied Physics (Wentzcovitch Group)

"Ab initio calculation and crystal structure predictions of Fe-O phases under high pressures"

**2/19/2021**

Songsheng Tao, Applied Physics (Billinge Group)

"The Pair Distribution Function Analysis of the Ni, Fe, Co Nanoparticles from High-throughput Synthesis"

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Stephanie Malek, Materials Science & Engineering (Yu Group)

"Resonant Wavefront-Shaping Flat Optics."

**2/26/2021 **- No seminar

**3/5/2021 **- No seminar

**3/12/2021**

Bok Young Kim, Applied Physics (Gaeta Group)

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Cheng-Chia Tsai, Applied Physics (Yu Group)

**3/19/2021**

Philip Dinenis, Applied Mathematics (Bienstock/Mandli Groups)

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Edith Zhang, Applied Mathematics (Du Group)

**3/26/2021 **- No seminar

**4/2/2021**

Judah Ryoo, Applied Mathematics (Mandli Group)

"2D h-box methods/SRD"

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Jared Ginsberg, Applied Physics (Gaeta Group)

Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics of 2D Materials

**4/9/2021**

Tianwei Jin, Materials Science & Engineering (Yang Group)

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Zeyu Hui, Materials Science & Engineering (West/Yang Groups)

## Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Coordinator: Prof. Lu Zhang

**9/18/2020**

Latha Venkataraman, Applied Physics

"Using Quantum Interference to Create Highly Non-Linear Devices"

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Kyle Mandli, Applied Mathematics

"Numerical Methods for Predicting Coastal Flooding With Uncertainty"

**9/25/2020**

I.C. Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering & Earth and Environmental Engineering

"Accuracy and Precision Limits for Diffraction Strain Measurements"

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Allen Boozer, Applied Physics

“My Research: Magnetic Fusion and Magnetic Reconnection”

**10/2/2020 **

Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science and Engineering & Earth and Environmental Engineering

Study on Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Crystallites

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Michal Lipson, Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics

"Photonics - challenges and opportunities"

**10/9/2020**

Yuan Yang, Materials Science and Engineering

"Material Design for Energy Storage and Thermal Management"

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Marc Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics

"Integrating Computational Thermodynamics and Geodynamics"

**10/16/2020**

Oleg Gang, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, and Material Science

"Nanoscale Lego"

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John Wright, Electrical Engineering

"Nonconvex Optimization for Low-Dimensional Structure: Dictionaries, Deconvolution and Deep Networks"

**10/23/2020**

Nanfang Yu, Applied Physics

"Flat Optics"

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Alexander Gaeta, Applied Physics

"Optical Frequency Combs on a Chip"

**10/30/2020**

Kui Ren, Applied Mathematics

"Computational optimal transport for inversion and learning"

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Michael Tippett, Applied Mathematics

"Comparing El Niño-Southern Oscillation in forecasts and observations"

**11/6/2020**

Cancelled

**11/13/2020**

Amir Sagiv, Applied Mathematics

"Measurements with an Unknown Observation Function - a Kernel Approach"

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Qiang Du, Applied Mathematics

"Informative and Intelligent Scientific Computing"

**11/20/2020**

Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics

"Waves in 2D Materials; from PDEs to Topology"

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Daniel Bienstock, Applied Mathematics

"What is polynomial optimization?"

**12/4/2020**

Nongnuch Artrith, Chemical Engineering

"Modeling the Dynamics of Complex Energy Materials with Machine Learning"

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Aron Pinczuk, Applied Physics & Physics

"Electron Fluids in Semiconductor Quantum Structures"

**12/11/2020**

Michael Mauel, Applied Physics

"Instabilities of Magnetically Confined Plasma"

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Simon Billinge, Materials Science & Engineering

"Nanostructure, and it's mapping