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MICDE/AIM Seminar: Miguel Moyers-González, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury

April 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Miguel Moyers-González


Bio: Dr. Miguel Moyers-González completed his B.Sc. at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and his M.Sc and Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Montréal before joining the University of Durham as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics. He is presently an Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Canterbury. Dr. Moyers-Gonzalez primary research interests are in the mathematical analysis and computation of complex fluid flows. In broad terms, the problems he has studied involve the combination of physical understanding, i.e. of a particular application, coupled with both theoretical and computational techniques for partial differential equations.

Inferring physical properties and topographical features from free surface flow data

The accurate modelling of geophysical flows often requires information that is difficult to measure and therefore poorly quantified. Such information may relate to the fluid properties or an unknown boundary condition, for example. The premise of this talk is that when the flow is bounded by a free surface, the deformation of this free surface contains useful information which can be used to infer such unknown quantities. The increasing availability of free surface data through remote sensing using drones and satellites provides the impetus to use mathematical methods and numerical tools to interpret the signature embedded in the free surface deformation.
In this talk, we will explore the problem of recovering simultaneously the ice thickness and basal slip of an ice flow governed by the shallow ice approximation.

The MICDE Winter 2022 Seminar Series is open to all. University of Michigan faculty and students interested in computational sciences are encouraged to attend.

This seminar is cohosted by the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery (MICDE) and the Applied & Interdisciplinary Mathematics program at the University of Michigan. Dr. Moyers-González will be hosted by Dr. Mariana Carrasco-Teja, Assistant Research Scientist and Associate Director of MICDE.

Graduate Certificate in Computational Discovery and Engineering, and MICDE fellows, please use this form to record your attendance.

This is a virtual event.

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April 1, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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