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Wednesday, April 3rd
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Statistics Focus Group Meeting

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

Discussion topic: "How to generate interest in statistics for WKU students?"

Thursday, April 4th
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Webinar: ECAD Import with COMSOL Multiphysics®

  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/554777094

The new ECAD Import Module for the COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation software allows printed circuit board (PCB) designs or mask layout files used in semiconductor manufacturing to be imported directly into your simulations. To perform simulations of, for instance, integrated circuits and MEMS components in COMSOL Multiphysics, you need to convert the 2D layout formats of these ECAD files into 3D models. You can do this automatically during import by defining layer thicknesses and extrusion rules, or you can manually create a 3D geometry based on imported layouts using the geometry tools of  COMSOL Multiphysics. Once you have the 3D CAD model of your device, it is available for simulation with the entire COMSOL Multiphysics suite, with no limit to the multiphysics couplings that can be implemented.

Join the webinar to see how to import a printed circuit board design into COMSOL Multiphysics during the live demo and ask questions during the Q&A session.

Lorant Olasz, Program Manager, COMSOL

Lorant Olasz joined COMSOL in 2006, and he is currently leading the development of the COMSOL Multiphysics LiveLink™ products. Prior to this he has been working with applications in structural mechanics, and CAD integration for simulation. Lorant has an M.Sc. in Materials Engineering from Uppsala University, Sweden, and the University of Houston. He also has a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

Wednesday, April 10th
8:00am - 9:00am

Webinar: MATLAB for CUDA Programmers

  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Also at 1 pm

To register: https://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr75590.html?s_v1=53367011_1-4LZGZ

In this webinar, you’ll see how MATLAB supports CUDA kernel development by providing a high level language and development environment for prototyping algorithms and incrementally developing and testing CUDA kernels.  Product demonstrations will highlight how MATLAB can be used to:

  • Write prototype code to explore algorithms before implementing them in CUDA
  • Quickly evaluate kernels for different input data
  • Analyze and visualize kernel results
  • Write test harnesses to validate that kernels are working correctly

You will see how MATLAB reduces the amount of code required for evaluating and testing kernels compared with lower level languages such as C or Fortran.  You will also see how the GPU-enabled functionality in MATLAB lets you take advantage of GPU computing without having to write CUDA kernels or learn low-level GPU computing libraries.

Previous knowledge of MATLAB is not required for this webinar.

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

About the Presenters:

Dan Doherty, MathWorks
Dan works as a Partner Manager at MathWorks, focusing on NVIDIA and other partners in the HPC area. Prior to working as Partner Manager, Dan was a Product Manager at MathWorks for over 5 years, focusing on MATLAB and core math and data analysis products.  Dan received a B.S.E. and M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, where his research focused on prediction of cutting forces during CNC machining.

Jonathan Bentz, NVIDIA
Jonathan Bentz is a Solution Architect with NVIDIA, focusing on Higher Education and Research customers. Prior to NVIDIA Jonathan worked for Cray as a software engineer in the Scientific Libraries group working on dense linear algebra and FFT software. Jonathan obtained a PhD in physical chemistry and an MS in computer science from Iowa State University.

Duration: 60:00

Thursday, April 11th
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Webinar: Smart Materials with COMSOL Multiphysics

  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

To register: http://spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2228954

Experts use smart materials in vibration control, active shape
control, structural health monitoring, and energy harvesting.
Smart materials make great actuators and sensors by transducing
one form of energy to another. COMSOL Multiphysics makes it easy
to simulate smart materials that exhibit piezoelectric,
piezoresistive, magnetostrictive, and shape memory effects, as
well as smart fluids that exhibit electrorheological and
magnetorheological effects.

Friday, April 12th
8:00am - 9:00am

Webinar: Computational Statistics: Getting Started with Classification Using MATLAB

  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Also at 1 pm

To register: https://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr54068.html?s_v1=52892695_1-4LZGZ

Classification is used to assign items to a discrete group or class based on a specific set of features. Classification algorithms are a core component of statistical learning / machine learning.

In this webinar we introduce the classification capabilities included in Statistics Toolbox.

Representative examples include:

  • Identifying vehicle type based on an acoustic signal or an image
  • Sorting manufactured goods using images (optical quality control)
  • Assigning a credit rating using information included in a financial statement
  • Predicting a tumor type based on a DNA profile
  • Filtering SPAM using the frequency of different words in an email

Applied examples using real world data sets are used to describe how you can:

  • Choose between classification algorithms (bagged decision trees, naïve Bayes classifiers, discriminant analysis, and logistic regression)
  • Train your classifier
  • Evaluate the accuracy of a classifier (confusion matrices, ROC curves, classification error)
  • Simplify your classification model

About the Presenter: Richard Willey is a product marketing manager at MathWorks where he focuses on MATLAB and add-on products for data analysis, Statistics, and Curve Fitting. Prior to joining MathWorks in 2007, Richard worked at Wind River Systems and Symantec. Richard has dual master’s in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Economics from Indiana University.

Product Focus

  • Image Processing Toolbox™
  • Statistics Toolbox™
Wednesday, April 17th
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Statistics Focus Group Meeting

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

Continue discussion topic from two weeks ago - "How to generate interest in statistics for WKU students?"

Thursday, April 18th
8:00am - 9:00am

Webinar: Speeding Up Simulink Applications

  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Also at 1 pm

To register: https://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr62865.html?s_v1=52892695_1-4LZGZ

In this webinar, you will learn about some tips and techniques that you can use to speed up the update diagram and simulation speed of your Simulink models.  We will also introduce a new tool in Simulink called the Performance Advisor that analyzes your model for bottlenecks and provides specific advice on what changes you can make to speed things up, with the option to automatically apply those changes if you’d like.

You will also learn how the Parallel Computing Toolbox can be used with Simulink to speed up the time it takes to run multiple simulations and build hierarchical models.

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

About the Presenter: Michael Carone is a senior product marketing manager for the Simulink Platform at MathWorks.

Product Focus

  • Simulink®
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox™
Tuesday, April 23rd
8:00am - 9:00am

Webinar: MATLAB to C Made Easy

  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Also at 1 p.m.

To register:  https://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr75386.html?s_v1=53638046_1-4LZGZ

In this webinar we demonstrate the workflow for generating readable and portable C code from your MATLAB algorithms using MATLAB Coder. Using the command line approach or the graphical project management tool, you can introduce implementation requirements to your algorithms written in MATLAB and generate readable source code, or a standalone compiled executable or a library that can be shared across your organization.

MathWorks engineers also explore how you can automatically generate MEX functions that can be used to verify the behavior of the generated code back in MATLAB or to accelerate computationally intensive portions of your MATLAB code by running it at compiled speed.

This webinar is geared towards design engineers developing and testing algorithms in MATLAB.

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

Product Focus

  • MATLAB® Coder™
Thursday, April 25th
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Webinar: COMSOL Multiphysics Simulations with Excel Spreadsheets

  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/284772270

The introduction of LiveLink™ for Excel® is a game changer that brings multiphysics simulations to engineers and scientists everywhere. This webinar will show how LiveLink™ for Excel® works, demonstrating how by adding a COMSOL® tab to the Excel® ribbon, users are able to control COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations from within Excel®  spreadsheets. Parameters, variables, geometry model, meshes, visualizations and results are available for editing in Excel® instantly, and any edits to those parameters and variables in Excel® can then be synchronized back to COMSOL Multiphysics with a click of a button. LiveLink™ for Excel® also allows users to save and load Excel® spreadsheets of experimental, validation, calibration and other data related to a simulation into COMSOL Multiphysics. Thanks to LiveLink™ for Excel®, the simulation process is faster, collaboration among different departments is easier, and results can be presented directly in Excel® spreadsheets according to your own templates. Additional benefits include the ability to compare your results with legacy data and the ability to store information in a format that is easily accessible to everyone involved in the design process. Join this webinar to discover how COMSOL has once again strengthened the role of multiphysics simulation in the product design process.

Lars Gregersen, Technical Product Manager, COMSOL

Lars is a chemical engineer specialized in process control, dynamic simulation and model estimation with a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark. Lars has been with COMSOL since 2002 and currently manages the technical aspects of the LiveLink™ products and is the lead developer of LiveLink™ for MATLAB® and LiveLink™ for Excel®.

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