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March

Friday, March 1st
8:00am - 9:00am

Webinar - Enabling Project-Based Learning with MATLAB, Simulink, and Target Hardware

  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Also at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up:  http://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr74589.html?s_v1=51338313_1-4LZGZ

Learn how the Run on Target Hardware feature can automatically generate standalone applications to run in real-time on the Beagleboard, LEGO® MINDSTORS® NXT, and Arduino Mega.

Project-Based learning is extremely effective because students can see, hear, and touch what would otherwise be very abstract. In this webinar we will show you how MATLAB, Simulink, and the new Run on Target Hardware feature can easily interface with a broad range of very affordable hardware and experiments to teach courses focused on:

  • Mechatronics
  • Circuit design
  • Programming
  • Controls
  • Robotics
  • Renewable energy

New with Release 2012a of Simulink, the Run on Target Hardware feature can automatically generate standalone applications to run in real-time on the Beagleboard, LEGO® MINDSTORS® NXT, and Arduino Mega without the need for either MATLAB Coder or Simulink Coder™. Using this new capability, we explore integrating simulation and hardware to show the following concepts:

  • Reading sensors and writing to actuators
  • Interactive prototyping of algorithms for control and signal processing
  • Testing algorithms with physical hardware components
  • Deploying real-time algorithms to standalone hardware
  • Integrating algorithms with robots and real-world systems

About the Presenter: Todd Atkins is a member of the Educational Technical Marketing team at MathWorks who is exploring how best to work with universities to help prepare the next generation of engineers and scientists. He has been on the technical staff for five years in a number of roles including support, development, and marketing.

Todd holds a B. S. and M. Eng. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research was in the fields of artificial intelligence and computer vision. Additionally Todd was a teaching assistant for MIT’s 6.001: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs course for three semesters.

Product Focus

  • MATLAB®
  • Simulink®
Friday, March 8th
8:00am - 9:00am

Webinar: Teaching Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer with Interactive MATLAB Apps

  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Also at 1:00 p.m.

Registration:  https://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr74626.html?s_v1=51810114_1-4LZGZ

In this webinar, you will learn how to create and use MATLAB® apps to perform numerical analysis and illustrate concepts in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The webinar shows you how to find answers to questions such as how does the velocity profile develop in a channel flow? How does the temperature distribution change over time in a heated domain?

You’ll learn how to develop algorithms with MATLAB and Symbolic Math Toolbox™ to provide both numerical and analytical solutions. You’ll also see how to create graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to allow interactive control over input parameters and quick visualization. Starting with MATLAB R2012b, you can package GUIs and functions into MATLAB apps that can be easily shared with colleagues and students.

This webinar includes demonstrations that show how you can:

  • Develop numerical schemes in MATLAB
  • Simulate the development of boundary layers
  • Solve heat conduction equations
  • Visualize streamlines and velocity profiles
  • Build GUIs using GUIDE in MATLAB
  • Package GUIs as MATLAB apps for distribution

Please allow approximately 60 minutes to attend the presentation and Q&A session.

About the Presenter: Dr. Ye Cheng is a member of the Academic Technical Evangelist team at MathWorks helping faculty members better utilize MATLAB and Simulink for education and research. She has several years of teaching experience in senior-level mechanical engineering laboratories. Ye holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering, focusing on advanced 3D imaging techniques for the study of turbulence and multiphase flow.

Product Focus

  • MATLAB®
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox™
Thursday, March 14th
8:00am - 9:00am

Webinar: PK/PD Modeling, Systems Pharmacology & Dose Prediction

  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Also at 1 pm

To Register:  https://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr75078.html?s_v1=52082788_1-4LZGZ

The right target, dose and regimen are critical to success in drug discovery. Thus, building the best possible understanding of these variables as early as possible in the drug discovery process is highly beneficial.

This presentation will discuss the use of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling techniques to extract parameter estimates from multiple species, and the application of allometric scaling principles to extrapolate human PK parameters and dose for a novel biological. We’ll also discuss the use of a systems pharmacology approach to investigate optimal targets and drug doses in the nerve growth factor pathway.  These examples demonstrate that translational modeling using SimBiology can help focus resources by indicating the target, approaches and doses most likely to succeed.   

Please allow 60 minutes for the presentation and Q&A session.

About the Presenter: Neil Benson

Neil has 20 years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry at SmithKline Beecham, Pfizer and Xenologiq Ltd. He has held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently as Head of systems pharmacology at Pfizer, Sandwich. He was awarded the Pfizer Upjohn award for innovation in developing dose prediction methodology. In 2011, he founded Xenologiq Ltd, a consultancy company interested in reducing PKPD and systems pharmacology approaches to effective practice in drug discovery. He has extensive experience of using modeling and simulation to address questions of critical importance in drug discovery including; clinical dose prediction, optimal target identification and biomarker selection and has authored ~ 30 papers and patents. Educated at the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of Lund (Sweden), Neil has a First class Honours degree and a PhD in physical biochemistry.

Friday, March 15th
8:00am - 9:00am

Webinar: Parallel Computing with MATLAB on Multicore Desktops and GPUs

  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Also at 1:00 p.m.

Registration:  https://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr59531.html?s_v1=51810114_1-4LZGZ

In this webinar you will learn how you can use Parallel Computing Toolbox™ to speed up MATLAB applications by using the computing hardware you already have. You will learn how minimal programming efforts can speed up your applications on widely available desktop systems equipped with multicore processors and GPUs.

About the Presenter: Jiro Doke, Ph.D.  joined MathWorks in May 2006 as an application engineer. He received his B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, both in Mechanical Engineering. His Ph.D. research was in biomechanics of human movement, specifically in human gait. His experience in MATLAB comes from extensive use in graduate school, using the tool for data acquisition, analysis, and visualization. At MathWorks, Jiro focuses on core MATLAB, math/statistics/optimization tools, and parallel computing tools.

A Q&A session will follow the close of the presentation.

Product Focus

  • Parallel Computing Toolbox™
Tuesday, March 19th
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Webinar: Multiphysics Simulation in Bioheating and BioTechnology

  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

To register:  http://www.comsol.com/activity/us_webinars_mar13/3

Biotechnology is rich with coupled physics effects. Multiphysics
simulation is providing critical tools for medical organizations
to create realistic computer models for advancing medical treatments
and medical devices. Following a short survey of examples of
multiphysics in the biosciences, this webinar will concentrate
on five forms of bioheating: low and high frequency electromagnetic
waves, lasers, acoustic waves and chemical reactions. The key issue
in bioheating is whether or to what extent a tissue is damaged.
We discuss two methods to include such damage estimates in the
simulations. The webinar will conclude with a live demonstration
showing how easy it is to simulate this class of problem with
COMSOL Multiphysics.

Wednesday, March 20th
11:00am - 4:00pm

MATLAB Virtual Conference Register Now

  • Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

The MATLAB Virtual Conference shows you how to get the most out of MATLAB® and Simulink® for technical computing and Model-Based Design. This free event offers four tracks covering all experience levels:

  • Discover MATLAB and Simulink
    MathWorks engineers demonstrate the core capabilities of the MATLAB and Simulink product families.
  • Find Out What's New
    MathWorks engineers highlight new features and capabilities, including the newly released MATLAB Desktop and Simulink Editor.
  • See What Industry Experts Are Doing
    Users from around the world show how they solve challenging problems using MATLAB and Simulink.
  • Explore MATLAB and Simulink in Academia
    Presentations showcase how MATLAB and Simulink inspire learning and advance research.

In addition to attending the technical presentations, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the latest technologies from MathWorks and partners
  • Get answers to specific product questions
  • Network with MathWorks experts and industry peers

Register now and mark your calendar for the MATLAB Virtual Conference on 20 March.

Click here to register:  http://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=1972&seid=16&code=Email1

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Statistics Focus Group Meeting

  • Location: Snell 2108
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dr. Michael Collyer will be giving a presentation titled "Analysis of phenotypic plasticity in high-dimensional data spaces."

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Statistics Focus Group Meeting

  • Location: Snell 2108
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presentation by Michael Collyer titled "Analysis of phenotypic plasticity in high-dimensional data spaces"

Thursday, March 21st
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Webinar: Geochemical Processes and Subsurface Flows Simulations

  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

To register:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/467926206

This webinar will examine how chemical systems can be simulated with real-world accuracy by using a multiphysics approach. We will start with an introduction to chemical reaction engineering by showing examples of simulations where chemical composition, reaction kinetics, fluid flow and temperature are taken into account. Our guest speakers for this event, Albert Nardi and Jorge Molinero, of AMPHOS 21 will then discuss reactive solute transport involving the multiphysics coupling between subsurface flows and geochemical processes. These simulations can provide useful insights into geochemistry effects, porous media flows, mining, oil and gas, geothermal and water resources management. During the live demo AMPHOS 21 will show a deep geological repository for radioactive waste management simulation where COMSOL Multiphysics and PHREEQC, the most widely used software in the geochemical community, are coupled using COMSOL Java API and IPhreeqc shared library. The webinar will end with a Q&A session.

"PHREEQC is a Computer Program for Speciation, Batch-Reaction, One-Dimensional Transport, and Inverse Geochemical Calculations" hosted by the U.S Geological Survey.

Albert Nardi, Mechanical Engineer and graduate in hydrogeology from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, worked as a researcher for the Spanish Research Council. He’s now Senior Consultant at AMPHOS 21 specializing in simulation of porous media flow applications involving multiphase flows, energy and reactive transport.

Jorge Molinero, MSc Hydrogeology and PhD in Civil Engineering, is the Director of Water and Soils at AMPHOS 21, a consulting company specialized on the nuclear, mining, water resources and oil industries. He has 20 years of experience in reactive solute transport simulations for nuclear waste disposal.

Niklas Rom received his PhD in chemical engineering and thermodynamics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and has worked over 10 years at COMSOL, in customer support, training, and product development.

Friday, March 22nd
All Day

12th Annual UT-ORNL-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit

  • Location: Paris Landing State Park Conference Center Buchanan, TN
  • Time: All Day
The meeting website and registration can be found at:  http://citg.uthsc.edu/summit_2013/registration.php
 
Registration will close Feb. 28, 2013.
Saturday, March 23rd
All Day

12th Annual UT-ORNL-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit

  • Location: Paris Landing State Park Conference Center Buchanan, TN
  • Time: All Day
The meeting website and registration can be found at:  http://citg.uthsc.edu/summit_2013/registration.php
 
Registration will close Feb. 28, 2013.
All Day

43rd annual WKU Student Research Conference

  • Location: Gary Ransdell Hall
  • Time: All Day
Sunday, March 24th
All Day

12th Annual UT-ORNL-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit

  • Location: Paris Landing State Park Conference Center Buchanan, TN
  • Time: All Day
The meeting website and registration can be found at:  http://citg.uthsc.edu/summit_2013/registration.php
 
Registration will close Feb. 28, 2013.
Wednesday, March 27th
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Webinar: Mathematica Experts Live: Numeric Modeling in Mathematica

  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

To register:  http://www.wolfram.com/training/special-event/mathematica-experts-live-numeric-modeling-in-mathematica-2013/

Need high-performance numerical computing? The Mathematica experts have you covered. In this free, live online event, our experts will present Mathematica's powerful numerical capabilities for differential equation solving, optimization, and special functions.

Thursday, March 28th
9:00am - 10:00am

Information Security and Assurance Focus Group Meeting

  • Location: Snell 2108
  • Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Presentation by Said Ghezal titled "The Performance Impacts of Information Assurance Strategic Alignment"

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Modeling Focus Group Meeting

  • Location: Snell 2108
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Presentation by Richard Schugard

Title:  TBA

Friday, March 29th
8:00am - 9:00pm

Webinar: How a Differential Equation Becomes a Robot: Expanding the power of MATLAB with Simulink and the Symbolic Math Toolbox

  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00pm

Also at 1 pm

To register:  https://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr64866.html?s_v1=52385465_1-4LZGZ

This webinar will show how the suite of MathWorks tools complement and enhance each other, and how when combining them together, the user can unleash the full potential of our complete development environment. The demonstration example will examine how a simple second order differential equation can evolve into a complex dynamic model of a multi-degree of freedom robotic manipulator that includes the controls, electronics and three-dimensional mechanics of the complete system.  
Highlights of the presentation include:

  • Using the MuPad interface in the Symbolic Math Toolbox to create equations of motion
  • Modeling complex electro-mechanical systems using Simulink and the physical modeling libraries
  • Importing three-dimensional mechanisms directly from CAD packages using the SimMechanics translator
  • Using the Control System Toolbox and the Optimization Toolbox directly on your Simulink model
  • Prototyping and testing your real-time system directly in hardware with xPC Target

Product Focus

  • Simulink®
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox™
  • SimMechanics™
  • Control System Toolbox™
  • Optimization Toolbox™
  • xPC Target™
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