We are pleased to announce that a Mathematica seminar will be held on our campus (Aviation Room in Hoch-Shanahan) on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 from noon to 1 pm. Please come join us to learn more about new Mathematica 10 features that can help your job done more easily and efficiently. Seats are limited, so please register for the seminar. Here’s the details:
Wolfram Technologies in Education and Research
February 24, 2015
12:00-1:00, including Q&A
Harvey Mudd College: Aviation Room in Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons
This talk illustrates capabilities in Mathematica 10 and other Wolfram technologies that are directly applicable for use in teaching and research on campus. Topics of these technical talks include:
- Enter calculations in everyday English, or using the flexible Wolfram Language
- Visualize data, functions, surfaces, and more in 2D or 3D
- Store and share documents locally or in the Wolfram Cloud
- Use the Predictive Interface to get suggestions for the next useful calculation or function options
- Access trillions of bits of on-demand data
- Use semantic import to enrich your data using Wolfram curated data
- Easily turn static examples into mouse-driven, dynamic applications
- Access 10,000 free course-ready applications
- Utilize the Wolfram Language’s wide scope of built-in functions, or create your own
- Get deep support for specialized areas including machine learning, time series, image processing, parallelization, and control systems, with no add-ons required
Current users will benefit from seeing the many improvements and new features of Mathematica 10 and Wolfram Alpha Pro, but prior knowledge of the Wolfram Language is not required. All attendees will receive an electronic copy of the examples, which can be adapted to individual projects.
We are excited to announce a free half-day MathWork Seminar at Harvey Mudd College for The Claremont Colleges. Please join us on Friday, March 8th from noon to 4:00 pm in Math Seminar Room on the 3rd floor of Sprague. A light lunch will be provided. Seats are limited, so please register online at http://www.mathworks.com/HMC2013. Details below.
Technical Computing with MATLAB at Harvey Mudd College
Register at http://www.mathworks.com/HMC2013
Presenter: Saket Kharsikar, Application Engineer
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. What’s new in 2012b?
• New MATLAB Desktop
• Packaging and Installing MATLAB Apps
• Redesigning help
• Import tool enhancements for text files
1:15 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Break
1:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Mathematical Modeling with MATLAB
Mathematical models are critical to understanding and accurately simulating the behavior of complex systems. They enable important tasks such as forecasting system behavior for various “what if” scenarios, characterizing system response, and designing control systems.
This session will show how you can use MATLAB products for mathematical modeling tasks, including:
• Developing models using data fitting and first-principle modeling techniques
• Optimizing the accuracy of mathematical models
• Simulating models and post-processing the results
• Documenting and sharing models
You will also learn about different approaches you can use to develop models, including developing models programmatically using the MATLAB language, deriving closed-form analytical equations using symbolic computation, and leveraging prebuilt graphical tools for specific modeling tasks such as curve and surface fitting.
Q&A 3:40 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Register at http://www.mathworks.com/HMC2013
In April, CIS offered a series of MATLAB seminars to HMC community. There were five seminar meetings covering three different topics: basic MATLAB programming, advanced MATLAB programming and parallel processing with Parallel Processing Toolbox.
Basic MATLAB programming seminars taught by Jeho Park at CIS covered fundamental, yet essential, MATLAB programming skills for MATLAB beginners. The seminar participants enjoyed creating function m-files and supporting documents. The basic MATLAB seminar attracted many freshmen who wish to prepare themselves for the courses that require MATLAB programming skills. CIS plans to offer additional basic MATLAB seminar classes in early fall semester for those who missed the April seminar meetings. So please stay tuned.
CIS also invited the MathWorks Senior Application Engineer, Doug Eastman, to HMC campus to discuss advanced MATLAB programming topics. The MathWorks on-site seminar discussed how to make use of different MATLAB functions and memory allocation methods for a better computing performance. The presenter also introduced MATLAB parallel processing features that may lead to a significant performance improvement for some number crunching applications. The seminar was very helpful for those who seek ways to improve performance of their MATLAB codes.
For future MATLAB seminars at HMC, we welcome your suggestions for topics: http://www.formstack.com/forms/hmc-matlab_seminar_topic_suggestion.