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A New Algorithm for the Automation of Phase Diagram CalculationMaria EmelianenkoPennsylvania State University, Department of Mathematics Tuesday, March 22, 2005 11:00-12:00, Speaker Bio: Maria Emelianenko is expected to receive her PhD in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University this summer and will continue as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Nonlinear Analysis of Carnegie Mellon University. She received an MA in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 2003 and an MS and BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Moscow State University (2001 and 1999, respectively). Maria's research is focused on the analysis and development of efficient numerical algorithms. She is a part of the MatCASE project at PSU which is funded by a major NSF-ITR grant to develop computational tools for multicomponent materials design. Recently, she has worked on the design of fast new algorithms for quantization and clustering with the use of concepts like Centroidal Voronoi tessellations and optimization methods for the determination of phase diagrams for multicomponent materials. Her earlier research activities include the analysis of multidimensional birth-death processes and development of efficient pricing schemes in next-generation telecommunication networks, solution of ill-conditioned systems of linear equations, and mathematical models in biology.
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