The Nineteenth Israel Mini-Workshop in Applied and Computational Mathematics

Local organizer: Jeremy Schiff
Series founders: Raz Kupferman, Vered Rom-Kedar, Edriss S. Titi

We are pleased to invite the applied math community to participate in the nineteenth Israel Mini-Workshop in Applied and Computational Mathematics, to be held at Bar-Ilan University on Thursday December 29th, 2016.

These workshops have been regularly since 2003. For information on previous meetings click here. The idea is to create a forum for workers in applied mathematics, especially younger faculty and students, to get to know other members of the community, and promote discussion and collaboration.

Support. We would like to thank the Israel Mathematical Union, and the Math Department and the Faculty for Natural Sciences at Bar-Ilan for providing logistic and financial support for this meeting.

Registration Speakers and Schedule Location, Access and Parking


Participation in the workshop is free, but you are asked to register by sending an email to Rivka Wolberger,, so we can be adequately prepared for the day.

Speakers and Schedule

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9:00 Arrival and coffee
9:30 Eli Barkai (Bar-Ilan University) 1/f noise and the low frequency cutoff paradox
10:00 David Fajman (University of Vienna) Decay estimates for geometric transport equations
10:30 Varga Kalantarov (Koc University, Istanbul) Blow up of solutions of nonlinear parabolic and hyperbolic equations with positive initial energy
11:00 Break and refreshments
11:30 Elik Olami (Hebrew University) Continuum Dynamics on Manifolds: Application to Elasticity of Residually-Stressed Bodies
12:00 Boaz Ilan (University of California, Merced) Nonlinear waves in inhomogeneous media
12:30 Lunch and discussions
14:00 Roy Malka (Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer) Mechanistic modeling of hemoglobin glycation and red blood cell kinetics enables personalized diabetes monitoring
14:30 Adi Ditkowski (Tel Aviv University) New Approach for Using the Generalized Polynomial Chaos Method with Dependent Parameters
15:00 Break and refreshments
15:20 Ory Schnitzer (Imperial College, London) Waves in slowly varying band-gap media
15:50 Vered Rom-Kedar (Weizmann Institute) Exponential Fermi accelerators

Location, Access and Parking

The workshop will take place in the Beck Auditorium. This is officially Room 069 under Building 410 - but it has its own entrance from a tunnel passing between Buildings 410 and 405 (opposite the cafeteria). See The Campus Map. Due to crowded conditions on campus we cannot provide on-campus parking. Please use the public parking lots outside (near building 1401 on the map, cost on the order of 101 sheqel). There is a free shuttle that drives around the campus and parking lots - useful if it is raining. Bar-Ilan can be accessed by bus from Jerusalem (line 400), Rehovot (line 164) and Tel Aviv (lines 45,68,70 and others). For access from Beer Sheva and Haifa we recommend taking the train to the Tel Aviv central station and then a bus or a taxi.