During the fall 2018 semester, the Computational Social Science (CSS) and the Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI) Programs have merged their seminar/colloquium series where students, faculty and guest speakers present their latest research. These seminars are free and are open to the public. This series takes place on Fridays from 3-4:30 in Center for Social Complexity Suite which is located on the third floor of Research Hall.
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COLLOQUIUM OF THE COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER
AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL AND DATA SCIENCES (
CSI 898-Sec 001)
Topological Quantification of Microstructures
Department of Mathematical Sciences
George Mason University
November 21, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Exploratory Hall, Room 3301
Many applied processes generate complex microstructures or patterns which are hard to quantify due to the lack of any underlying regular structure. These patterns may evolve with time or include some element of stochasticity. The resulting variations in the detail structure frequently force one to concentrate on rougher geometric features. From a mathematical point of view, several notions from algebraic topology suggest themselves as natural quantification tools in such a setting. In this talk I will describe some of these tools, in particular homology and persistent homology, and how they can be efficiently computed using open source software. I will also present some applications motivated by materials science problems.
Refreshments will be served at 4:15 PM.
Find the schedule at http://www.cmasc.gmu.edu/seminars.htm