University of Pittsburgh
Nonlinear PDEs, Numerical Analysis, and Applications

October 2-3, 2015


Registration and Support

Please use this link to register for the conference.


The location of the conference will be Posvar Hall 3911. The schedule is given below.


Friday, October 2     
8:00-8:45am Coffee
8:45-9:00am Welcome
9:00-9:50am Oberman
PDE and Linear Programming Approach to the Optimal Transportation Problem
10:00-10:30am Break
10:30-11:10am Mirebeau
Computing shortest paths on manifolds: algorithms and applications
11:20am-12:00pm Froese
Meshfree finite difference methods for nonlinear elliptic equations
12:00am-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-2:50pm Nochetto
Discrete Alexandroff estimate and rates of convergence for FEMs
3:00-3:30pm Coffee
3:30-4:20pm Glowinski
On the numerical solution of some Eikonal systems by penalty/operator-splitting methods

Saturday, October 3     
8:00-9:00am Coffee
9:00-9:50am Feng
Semi-Lagrangian methods for the second order fully nonlinear Monge-Ampere type equations
10:00-10:30am Break
10:30-11:10am Lewis
Generalized monotone finite difference methods for approximating viscosity solutions
11:20am-12:00pm Smears
hp-version DGFEM for Hamilton—Jacobi—Bellman equations with Cordes coefficients
12:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-2:40pm Awanou
Discrete Aleksandrov solutions of the Monge-Ampere equation
2:50-3:30pm Salgado
Finite element approximation of the Isaacs equation

Local Information and Accommodations


A map of various landmarks on campus can be found here.


  • Wyndham, Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phone: (412) 682-6200. (3 blocks away)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh - University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phone:(412)683-2040. (6 blocks away)
  • Hampton Inn Pittsburgh - University Center, 3315 Hamlet St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phone: (412) 681-1000. (1.2 miles away)
  • Shadyside Inn, 5405 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Phone: (412) 441-4444. (1.3 miles away)
  • Quality Inn - University Center, 3401 Blvd of the Allies , Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phone: (412) 683-6100. (0.8 miles away)
  • More hotels near campus.


    The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is 20.5 miles away from the University of Pittsburgh (25-45 minutes driving time depending on the time of day). There are several options to get to campus from the airport.
    • Yellow Cab (412-321-8100). The average taxi fare from the airport to campus is approximately $45.
    • Express Shuttle Service (1-800-991-9890). A shuttle service between the airport and the downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland areas. The fare is $25 one way and $43 round trip.
    • SuperShuttle (1-800-258-3826). Another shuttle service that serves the airport and the Oakland/Downtown area.
    • Public Bus Transportation with Port Authority Transit 28X Airport Flyer. The trip cost is $3.75 one way and exact change is required. The bus runs every 30 minutes from the airport at gate #6, and the duration of the trip is typically 50 minutes. See the flyer for more details.
    See this link for general driving directions to the University of Pittsburgh.


    If you need to park on campus, you might want to park at the following garages:
    • Soldiers and Sailors (SO): The rates are 0-1 hour $4; 1-2 hours $5; 2-4 hours $7; 4-6 hours $8; 6-8 hours $10; 8-10 hours $12; Over 10 hours $14.
    • O'Hara (OH) : The rates are 0-1 hour $4; 1-2 hours $5; 2-4 hours $8; 4-6 hours $9; 6-8 hours $10; 8-10 hours $14; Over 10 hours $17.
    • All garages are listed on this map.

    Dining Options

    There are several dining options throughout the Oakland area. I personally recommend Ali Babba (Middle Eastern), Peter's Pub (American), Fuel and Fuddle (American), or the Spice Island Tea House (Asian). The locations of these restarants are given in this map.


    For questions please contact Michael Neilan or Melissa Weidman.