**GAANN,
NHARP**** ****Program and SPIE-****Student-Chapter ****Training
and Supervision Seminar (****12****'
– Present)
**Supervised by Dr. Zhijun (George) Qiao

__
__The
GAANN, NHARP
Program, and SPIE-Student-Chapter Student Training and Supervision Seminar has
been scheduled for the following topics in the current academic year. All
lectures take place in room math building, unless otherwise noted. For further
information or for special accommodations, contact Dr. Zhijun (George) Qiao at
665-3406 or via email at zhijun.qiao@utrgv.edu

Current Two Group Research Seminars (Spring 2016):

1. GAANN Program Seminar: Oceanic Waves and Solitons (Tuesdays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, MAGC 3.502). This seminar is to introduce basic water wave theory associate with traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave, peakon, and solitons papers and students’ thesis work with recent results. Professors and visitors show their work done as well. Current reading book: Solitons and Inverse Scattering Transformations by Mark Ablowitz and Harvey Segur.

**Specially invited talk** on Bihamiltonian
Cohomologies and Integrable
Systems by Dr. Youjin
Zhang, Jan 26, 2016,
Tuesday, 1:30-3:30pm, MAGC 3.502.

**Internal
faculty talk: **Blow-Up Results for a
Generalized Variable Coefficient Nonlinear Schroedinger
Equation by Dr. Erwin Suazo, March 22, 2016, Tuesday,
1:30-3:30pm, MAGC 3.502. Abstract: In this work we use solutions with parameters for
Riccati-Ermakov systems to study the dynamics of a
general non-autonomous nonlinear Schroedinger
equation (NLS). This equation appears in literature describing the
evolution of coherent light in a nonlinear Kerr medium, Bose-Einstein
condensates phenomena and high intensity pulse propagation in optical
fibers. Using similarity transformations from nonautonomous
NLS to standard Nonlinear Schroedinger models we
present conditions for existence of explicit solutions with singularities.

2. SPIE-Student-Chapter seminar: PDEs and Inverse Problem with Radar Imaging (Fridays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, MAGC 3.502). This seminar is to introduce Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and analysis combining with MIMO radar for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical CS SAR/ISAR papers and students’ thesis work with recent results and other progress reports as well as some book chapters reading in “Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging” by Otmar Scherzer.

Two Group Research Seminars (Fall 2015):

1. GAANN Program Seminar: Oceanic Waves and Solitons (Tuesdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, MAGC 3.502). This seminar is to introduce basic water wave theory associate with traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave, peakon, and solitons papers and students’ thesis work with recent results. Professors and visitors show their work done as well.

**Specially invited talk** on
Nonautonomous Linear and Nonlinear Schrödinger
Equations by Dr. Erwin Suazo, Oct 6, 2015, Tuesday, 2-4pm, MAGC 3.502.

2. SPIE-Student-Chapter seminar: PDEs and Inverse Problem with Radar Imaging (Fridays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, MAGC 3.502). This seminar is to introduce Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and analysis combining with MIMO radar for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical CS SAR/ISAR papers and students’ thesis work with recent results and other progress reports as well as some book chapters reading in “Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging” by Otmar Scherzer.

**Specially invited talk** An integral equation approach to modeling acoustic wave
scatterings by Dr. Josef Sifuentes, Oct 9, 2015, Friday, 1-3pm, MAGC 3.502.

Two Group Research Seminars (Summer 2015):

1. GAANN Program Seminar: Oceanic Waves and Solitons (Fridays, 9:00am – 11:000am, MAGC 1.302) This seminar is to introduce basic water wave theory associate with traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave, peakon, and solitons papers and students’ thesis work with recent results. Professors and visitors show their work done as well.

2. SPIE-Student-Chapter seminar: Radar Image and PDEs (Mondays, 9:00am – 11:00am, MAGC 1.302) This seminar is to introduce Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and analysis combining with MIMO radar for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical CS SAR/ISAR papers and students’ thesis work with recent results and other progress reports as well as a book reading “A Qualitative Approach to Inverse Scattering Theory” by Fioralba Cakoni and David Colton.

Two Group Research Seminars (Spring 2015):

1. GAANN Program Seminar: Oceanic Waves and Solitons (Tuesdays, 10:00am – 12:000pm, MAGC 2.410) This seminar is to introduce basic water wave theory associate with traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave, peakon, and solitons papers and students’ thesis work with recent results.

2. SPIE-Student-Chapter seminar: Radar Image and PDEs (Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm, HSHE 1.116) This seminar is to introduce Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and analysis combining with MIMO radar for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical CS SAR/ISAR papers and students’ thesis work with recent results and other progress reports as well as a book reading “Fundamentals of Radar Imaging” by Margaret Cheney and Brendon Borden.

Two Group Research Seminars (Fall 2014):

1. GAANN Program Seminar: Water Waves (Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, MAGC 1.302) This seminar is to introduce basic water wave theory associate with traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave papers and a book: Linear and Nonlinear Water Waves by G. B. Whitham.

2. SPIE-Student-Chapter seminar: PDEs & Radar Image (Fridays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, MAGC 1.320) This seminar is to introduce Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and analysis combining with MIMO radar for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical CS SAR/ISAR papers and students’ thesis work with recent results and other progress reports as well as a book reading “Fundamentals of Radar Imaging” by Margaret Cheney and Brendon Borden.

Two Group Research Seminars (Summer 2014):

1. GAANN Program Seminar: PDEs and Oceanic Waves (Mondays, 4:15pm – 6:00pm, MAGC 2.210) This seminar is to introduce internal wave theory associate with solitary traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave papers and a book: Radar Imaging of the Ocean Waves 2008, Mikhail B. Kanevsky.

2. SPIE-Student-Chapter seminar: Radar Imaging (Thursdays, 4:15pm – 6:00pm, MAGC 2.210) This seminar is to introduce Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and analysis combining with MIMO radar for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical CS SAR/ISAR papers and student’s thesis work with recent results and other progress reports as well as a book reading “Fundamentals of Radar Imaging” by Margaret Cheney and Brendon Borden.

Three Group Research Seminars (Spring 2014):

1. GAANN Program Seminar: PDEs and Oceanic Waves (Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, MAGC 2.302) This seminar is to introduce internal wave theory associate with solitary traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave papers and a book: Radar Imaging of the Ocean Waves 2008, Mikhail B. Kanevsky.

2. SPIE-Student-Chapter seminar: SAR Imaging (Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, MAGC 1.418) This seminar is to introduce SAR/ISAR mathematical method and analysis combining with MIMO radar for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical SAR/ISAR papers and student’s thesis work with recent results and other progress reports like matlab codes and simulations.

3. Visitor Seminar (Friday 9:30am -- 11:30am, MAGC 1.318) This seminar is to introduce our department visitor’s research work and further pursue collaborations between faculty and visitors.

Two Group Research Seminars (Fall 2013):

1. GAANN Program Seminar: PDEs and Soliton (Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, MAGC 1.320) This seminar is to introduce internal wave theory associate with solitary traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave papers and a book: An introduction to internal waves by T Gerkema and JTF Zimmerman.

2.
SPIE-Student-Chapter seminar: CS & MIMO
Radar (Fridays, 2:00pm-4:00pm, MAGC 1.208) This
seminar is to introduce Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and analysis combining with MIMO radar
for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical
CS SAR/ISAR papers and students thesis work with
recent results and other progress reports.

Two Group Research Seminars (Summer 2013):

1. NHARP Program Seminar: PDEs and Soliton (Mondays, 3:00pm-5:00pm, MAGC 1.410) This seminar is to introduce internal wave theory associate with solitary traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave papers and a book: An introduction to internal waves by T Gerkema and JTF Zimmerman.

2. GAANN Program Seminar: CS & MIMO Radar (Fridays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, MAGC 2.418) This seminar is to introduce Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and analysis combining with MIMO radar for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical CS SAR/ISAR papers and a book: Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging by Otmar Scherzer.

Two Group Research Seminars (Spring 2013):

1. NHARP Program Seminar: PDEs and Soliton (Mondays, 3:00pm-5:00pm, MAGC 1.410) This seminar is to introduce internal wave theory associate with solitary traveling wave solutions and wave dynamical systems for oceanic engineering applications. The materials used for the seminar include some typical internal wave papers and a book: An introduction to internal waves by T Gerkema and JTF Zimmerman.

2. GAANN Program Seminar: CS & MIMO Radar (Fridays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, MAGC 2.418) This seminar is to introduce Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and analysis combining with MIMO radar for SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical CS SAR/ISAR papers and a book: Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging by Otmar Scherzer.

Two Training Seminars (Fall 2012):

1. NHARP Program Seminar: Matrix Theory & SAR/ISAR Imaging (Tuesdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, MAGC 1.414) This seminar is to introduce matrix theory associate with Fourier Integrable Operators of radar and signal processing for electrical engineering SAR/ISAR image reconstruction. The materials used for the seminar include some typical Fourier Transform papers and a book: Random Matrix Theory and Wireless Communications by Antonio Tulino and Sergio Verdu.

2. GAANN Program Seminar: PDEs & MIMO Radar (Fridays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, MAGC 1.410) This seminar is to introduce PDE analysis and fundamentals of SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical SAR/ISAR papers and a book: MIMO Radar Signal Processing by Jian Li & Petre Stoica.

Two Training Seminars (Summer 2012):

1. NHARP Program Seminar: Matrix Theory & SAR/ISAR Imaging (Tuesdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm, MAGC 3.502) This seminar is to introduce matrix theory associate with Fourier Transforms of radar and signal processing for electrical engineering SAR/ISAR image reconstruction. The materials used for the seminar include some typical Fourier Transform papers and a book: Matrix Computations by Gene H. Golub, Charles F. Van.

2. GAANN Program Seminar: PDEs & MIMO Radar (Thursdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm, MAGC 3.502) This seminar is to introduce PDE analysis and fundamentals of SAR/ISAR imaging. The materials used for the seminar include some typical SAR/ISAR papers and a book: MIMO Radar Signal Processing by Jian Li & Petre Stoica.

For Past Seminar Topics (2008 – 2012), please see the details at PDEs & Image Analysis Seminar.