New paper published in Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics entitled Local finite-time Lyapunov exponent, local sampling and probabilistic source and destination regions where we show the connection between large-scale Lagrangian coherent structures in geophysical flows and consecutively released or collected samples in field experiments. With Amir BozorgMagham and David Schmale. Links to videos here
Ross named Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week "for his work to make an unpredictable world more predictable".
New paper published in Annals of Biomedical Engineering entitled Comparing Postural Stability Entropy Analyses to Differentiate Fallers and Non-fallers where we show we can predict which elderly adults are prone to falls.
Press release on our new NSF project by a multi-university team on forecasting where damaging contaminants in the ocean or atmosphere go.
The lab is now on Twitter. Follow us @RossDynamicsLab
Ross and a team of other collaborators at Virginia Tech, MIT, Woods Hole, and Berkeley have been awarded a nearly $3 million grant from the NSF for a project on
Advanced Lagrangian Methods for Prediction, Mitigation and Response to Environmental Flow Hazards
New paper published in Annual Review of Phytopathology entitled Highways in the Sky: Scales of Atmospheric Transport of Plant Pathogens. This is a joint review article with my long-time collaborator David Schmale.
Ross gave a talk on 'Experimental Verification of Criteria for Escape from a Potential Well in a Multi-degree of Freedom System' at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah.
From the archives: Ross' talk on the Interplanetary Superhighway from 2004 is finally on YouTube. So are many other talks and simulations
See new paper in the journal Agricultural and Forest Meteorology on Experimental validation of a long-distance transport model for plant pathogens: application to Fusarium graminearum with A.J. Prussin, Sloan Fellow at Virginia Tech/Pittsburgh. Youtube video of pathogen spread here
See the dynamics videos which the Dynamics II class (junior-level dynamics, ESM 3124) put together
See new paper on Atmospheric Lagrangian coherent structures considering unresolved turbulence and forecast uncertainty with Amir BozorgMagham of the Univ. of Maryland.
Ross will be speaking on October 18 at a panel open to the public on 'Contagions' related to the spread of disease. Details here. This is part of the installation ceremonies of Virginia Tech's new university president Timothy Sands.
The slides are
here (w/o movies).
See new paper on Experimental determination of three-dimensional finite-time Lyapunov exponents in multi-component flows in the journal Experiments in Fluids with Georgia Tech postdoc (and former PhD student) Sam Raben
Ross speaking at CDS@20, the 20th anniversary of the Control and Dynamical Systems (CDS) PhD program at Caltech. My talk.
See new paper on Seasonal associations and atmospheric transport distances of fungi in the genus Fusarium collected with unmanned aerial vehicles and ground-based sampling devices in the journal Atmospheric Environment
See new paper on A theoretical analysis of pitch stability during gliding in flying snakes in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Ross to give talk at Cornell on May 2, Center for Applied Mathematics colloquium
Two new papers on aerobiology appearing in Plant Disease based on MultiSTEPS trainee AJ Prussin's field work, Estimating the Production and Release of Ascospores from a Field-Scale Source of Fusarium graminearum Inoculum and Monitoring the Long-Distance Transport of Fusarium graminearum from Field-Scale Sources of Inoculum
Congratulations to Amir BozorgMagham on defending his PhD in Engineering Mechanics!
Congratulations to Nick Sharp. His programming team has advanced to the 2014 ACM-ICPC World Finals in Ekaterinurg, Russia this summer.
See new paper on Computation of finite time Lyapunov exponents from time resolved particle image velocimetry data in Experiments in Fluids, about improving the accuracy of Lagrangian coherent structure (LCS) calculations from particle tracking in fluid experiments
Browse last year's projects in Frontiers in Dynamical Systems. Be sure to request the course for Spring 2014 (see ad)
Please sign up for two classes in Spring 2014 which I'm teaching: ESM 6984 SS: Frontiers in Dynamical Systems and ESM 6314 Advanced Dynamics -- links go to the course announcements
Two new talks posted: "Geophysical transport structure and ecology: challenges and opportunities" and "Identifying transport structure: set-oriented FTLE,
bifurcations of transfer operator modes, and predicting critical transitions"
Congratulations to David Schmale for being named one of Popular Science's Brilliant Ten for 2013!
From September to December, Ross will be visiting faculty at ICMAT (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) in Madrid, Spain. If you'll be in the area, let me know!
Congratulations to Sam Raben on finishing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and starting as a Joesph Ford Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech!
Ross to speak at workshop in September on Uncovering Transport Barriers in Geophysical Flows at the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery
See new paper on Real-time prediction of atmospheric Lagrangian coherent structures based on forecast data: An application and error analysis in Physica D, with lead author Amir BozorgMagham
Come to my session at Snowbird and hear my talk, (abstract here). Slides of the talk are posted here.
Congratulations to Binbin Lin and A.J. Prussin, who just passed their Ph.D. defenses! Congratulations also to Shibabrat Naik for passing his preliminary exam!
Congratulations to my former student Dr. Phanindra Tallapragada (EM PhD '10), who will join Clemson University as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Fall 2013!
We found a new faculty member! Congratulations to James Hanna, currently of U Mass, who will be joining ESM in August 2013.
New paper on Topological chaos, braiding and bifurcation of almost-cyclic sets published in Chaos (content includes movies under multimedia)
My former ESM masters student Jeff Twigg is featured in a press release of the Army Research Lab, Army researchers link ground robots for collaborative autonomy
New paper on Capturing near-Earth asteroids around Earth has appeared in Acta Astronautica
New paper on A set oriented definition of the finite-time Lyapunov exponents and coherent sets accepted to Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Ross receives 2011-12 Liviu Librescu Prize
Tentative schedule of speakers at International Conference on Flow Dynamics (ICFD), September 19-21, 2012 in Sendai, Japan is available here.