September 2014

Martin Bazant (MIT)-Title TBA
Friday, 9/12/2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stratton Hall, 203
ABSTRACT: TBA
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CIMS Colloquium-Vanessa Lopez (IBM)-Simulating heat and mass transfer in buildings equipped with sensor networks
Friday, 9/26/2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stratton Hall, 203
ABSTRACT: We consider the problem of modeling heat and mass transfer in buildings equipped with a network of sensors and a data management system which gathers the sensor data in real time. Such sensor measurements serve as input data for the boundary value problems for systems of partial differential equations comprising the physical models. First, we describe a simplified physics model for simulating air and heat transfer in data centers and show results from a case study indicating that the model produces approximations to temperature distributions which compare favorably with 3D experimental thermal measurements, even when the amount of input information provided by the real-time sensor data is limited. We then consider the problem of simulating humidity along with air flow and heat transfer, specifically in environments where natural convection is dominant. We will discuss modeling tools and techniques that facilitate performing simulations of the physical phenomena at hand and which are suitable for coupling with measurements gathered via sensor networks.
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October 2014

Colloquium-Jianjun Huang (WPI)-Title TBA
Friday, 10/3/2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stratton Hall, 203
ABSTRACT: TBA
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November 2014

Colloquium-Gwen Spencer (Smith College)-Title TBA
Friday, 11/7/2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stratton Hall, 203
ABSTRACT: TBA
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December 2014

Colloquium-Jeremy Tyson (UIUC)-Title TBA
Friday, 12/5/2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stratton Hall, 203
ABSTRACT: TBA
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February 2015

Colloquium-Thaleia Zariphopoulou (UT Austin)-Title TBA
Friday, 2/20/2015 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stratton Hall, 203
ABSTRACT: TBA
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