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Shawn Ryan

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LaMP 7 Math. Shawn Ryan: Essentials of Mathematical Modeling – Model, Simulate, & Analyze

Life and Math Podcast

As a mathematical biologist who specializes in modeling phenomena with differential equations, Dr. Ryan’s studies how complex biological systems organize themselves. This general topic covers things ranging from how colonies of bacteria interact in suspension to how groups of insects move in swarms to avoid predators. Dr. Ryan highlights numerous “big picture” ideas in mathematical modeling, which he broadly splits into 3 parts: modeling, simulation, & analysis. Modeling to the act of writing down (differential) equations to capture the essential features of the physical system in question. The key here is “making the model as simple as possible, but no simpler”. Dr. Ryan considers this his favorite part, and his particular strong suite. A constant question is that of parameter estimate to ensure the terms in the model are realistic. Once a model exists then simulation and analysis come into play. Using the tools of analysis one can work directly with the mathematical equations hoping to prove things like existence of a solution and solution uniqueness. Here model complexity matters, as a complex model may be analytically intractable, meaning it’s impossible to say much about the model using pure math. Simulation goes the other direction from analysis. Rather than work with the differential equations, the equations are somehow discretized into a form digestible to computers, and the research can then simulate the system directly. Here there are challenges such as stability and computational efficiency. When a given model is discetized, it may be that a small change in the parameters results in a major changes in the output. The simulation is the unstable and may not be trustworthy. For computational efficiency, the actual details of how the model is programmed matter. Here Dr. Ryan highlights tricks he uses such as GPU programming that also reduces the communication cost between GPUs during a simulation.Overall Dr. Ryan delivers a masterful overview of major aspects of mathematical modeling covering broad principles as well as specific examples from his own work.


12 Apr 2021

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LaMP 7 Life. Shawn Ryan: 1st Derivatives Beat Initial Conditions & Seeking (Competitive) Balance

Life and Math Podcast

Dr. Shawn Ryan has a competitive, type A personality. In high school he enjoyed his science classes and did well in general. As is typical for good science students, he thought he would be an engineer, but found after his first semester in college that he enjoyed math more. Making the switch to math he was able to complete undergrad and get a master’s in 4 years at the University of Akron. While teaching students only his own age during his master’s he recognized he loved teaching along with research leading him to pursue the academic path. Having a serious girlfriend applying to medical school he had went through a serious discernment of how to balance his professional aspirations with personal relationships. He ended up at Penn State where he found himself behind other students coming from bigger name universities. It was in that first semester that his future adviser told him point blank, “You’re starting with worse initial conditions, but it’s not about where you start, it’s about where you end. Better first derivatives can beat better initial conditions.” He put his head down and worked, succeeding in completing the PhD faster than his classmates. While in graduate school his girlfriend became his wife, and he again had the challenge of what to do when he graduated. His hard work and some good fortune helped him first in landing a post-doc at Kent State given challenging location constraints and, later, a tenure track positions at Cleveland State, where he is currently a professor of mathematics. Good lessons abound in this interview including the usefulness of “good” competition, the importance of being authentic, and finding balance across personal and professional life. Dr. Ryan is an example that sometimes things do work out when a person puts in the work to be in position to succeed. Enjoy!


12 Apr 2021

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Storm Collegiate Spotlight Podcast: Shawn Ryan

Above 180.com Bowling Podcast

This week we catch up with former collegiate bowling standout Shawn Ryan. Ryan talks about his time at UCF and coaching overseas. We also discuss what it is like being a tour rep and dealing with the stars of the PBA.


13 Jan 2021

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Quarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails Episode 17 with the Legendary Chita Rivera, Tony Nomines Lisa Mordente, Camp YATC Founder Shawn Ryan, and special co-host MIchael Orland

Quarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails

What a week we have in store for you! Our 17th edition is quite LEGENDARY! Tony Winning Icon Chita Rivera is here! She is joined by her star of a daughter, Tony Nominee, Lisa Mordente on her BIRTHDAY no less! Joining the party is Music Director to the stars, Michael Orland! Wait until you see the impromptu singalong to close out this hour! Our jaws hit the FLOOR! Then the founder of CAMP YATC Shawn Ryan is here to tell us how to help young performers during quarantine! It is quite an hour!

1hr 1min

7 Oct 2020

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Season 5 Recap (with Shawn Ryan)

The Shattered Shield

Season 5 is in the history books and The Shattered Shield crew has gotten together to talk their favorite moments. Plus, Drew once again sits down with Shawn Ryan to hear his take on what is widely considered to be the best season of The Shield! Twitter: @ShieldShattered Email: TheShatteredShieldPod@gmail.com


30 Sep 2020

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PENdemic with Joel Silberman

Shawn Ryan talks about heroism, honing his skills, changing the TV landscape with THE SHIELD, TIMELESS fans (and whether that show will ever come back), and what makes him tear up.

1hr 12mins

21 Sep 2020

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Episode 68 - Labrador Gold Corp., Roger Moss & Shawn Ryan

SF Live

Originally live streamed on August 7th, 2020 at 10am PST. www.twitter.com/soarfinancial - make sure to follow us & click on the 🔔 #Gold #Canada #Newfoundland #askLAB || Labrador Gold Corp. (TSX.v: LAB) Guests: Roger Moss, President & CEO; Shawn Ryan, Technical Advisor Labrador Gold Corp. recently optioned the Kingsway project in the Gander gold camp in Newfoundland from prospector Shawn Ryan. The project is directly adjacent to the Queensway project of soon to be IPO'd Newfound Gold. Labrador recently raised $5.6m in an oversubscribed financing and is now planning its next steps. We caught up with President & CEO Roger Moss and Technical Advisor Shawn Ryan to discuss the history of Kingsway and the plans moving forward.  More info at www.labradorgold.com ►► Follow Us! ◄◄ 🐦 Twitter: http://twitter.com/soarfinancial 📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soarfinancial/ 🎭 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soarfinancial/ 🌎 Website: http://www.soarfinancial.com SF Live is a new format by Soar Financial Partners. The goal is give short company updates and more importantly get investors engaged directly with the companies. Intro Music: "Summer" by Bensound.com Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only and not to be regarded as investment advice whatsoever. Kai Hoffmann is a director of Labrador Gold Corp. Personally, as well as Soar Financial Partners, own shares in the company. Kai Hoffmann also holds options in the company. Do your own due diligence!  #mining #exploration #debt #financing #investing #investment #stocks #goldprice #inflation #newfoundgold #gander


7 Aug 2020

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319. Shawn Ryan on The Beautiful South 'Welcome to the Beautiful South' (1989)

My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

Note: This interview was recorded before the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests. This week, TV legend Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield, SWAT, Timeless and more) takes me back in time 30 years to talk about the debut album by The Beautiful South ‘Welcome to the Beautiful South’. Shawn talks about discovering music in the pre-internet age, the lineage of the Beautiful South in cult heroes The Housemartins, the contradictions between the albums’ sound and lyrical content, the controversial album cover and how the album served as a bizarre soundtrack to the Rodney King police brutality and aftermath in 1991. Plus we talk about how Shawn has used music in his TV projects, discovering new music through his work, the music he loves to write to and why Coldplay earned his respect on The Shield.


4 Aug 2020

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008 : O/M Partners Town Hall Webinar featuring Shawn Ryan - Nov 14, 2019 | White Gold Corp

White Gold Corp Podcast (TSX.V: WGO)

Shawn Ryan, Chief Technical Advisor of White Gold Corp, is featured on O/M Partners Town Hall Webinar on November 14, 2019.  Shawn discusses the company's emerging gold camp in the White Gold District in the Yukon, Canada. The White Gold District of Yukon, Canada has seen gold discoveries of approximately 7 million oz since 2007. In recent years the region has also seen major acquisitions and investments by mining leaders Agnico Eagle, GoldCorp, Kinross and multiple others. ● WebSite : https://whitegoldcorp.ca/ TSX-V: WGO | OTC-Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF | FRA: 29W White Gold Corp - ir@whitegoldcorp.ca

1hr 1min

19 Jul 2020

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101 - Shawn Ryan (Timeless, SWAT, The Shield, The Chicago Code, The Unit)

TV Writer Podcast - Audio

This week, host Gray Jones interviews veteran producer Shawn Ryan, who has created or co-created a number of series, including The Shield, The Chicago Code, Last Resort, Timeless, and his current series SWAT. This episode is sponsored by Pilar Alessandra of onthepage.tv. Pilar is offering a 10% discount to TV Writer Podcast viewers. To get your 10% off, contact Pilar through her website and mention the podcast. Shawn Ryan started out writing and acting in plays. He won the prestigious Norman Lear Playwriting Award, which included an opportunity to come to Los Angeles and observe the TV series My Two Dads. One of his pitches got turned into an episode for the series, and he knew he wanted to write for TV! But it would be several years of hard work, honing his craft and writing over a dozen spec scripts, before he finally got his first staff gig on Nash Bridges. Shawn is a learner, and a very hard worker. He has many helpful stories to tell about how he learned his craft, and how he learned to be his own worst critic. You'll love hearing how he came to create and run The Shield when he had very little production experience, and how he learned to create and co-create so many successful series. Timeless fans will be especially excited to hear about how he co-created that show with Eric Kripke, the love he has for the show and the fans, and how hopeful he is for future continuation of the story. INDEX TO THE EPISODE: 1:22 - Interview start, overview of creating and helping to create and run shows in a competitive industry.3:24 - How has COVID-19 affected him?7:18 - Back at the beginning, how did winning the Normal Lear Playwriting Award help launch his career? Discusses theater and playwriting, then going to Hollywood to observe My Two Dads as part of the award, and starting to pitch ideas on the show.10:56 - Harder times after that show, getting days jobs and learning to increase his work ethic. Was a clever writer, but needed to learn the craft of being a deep writer.12:28 - Wrote 16-17 spec scripts… talks about the 3 most important factors in breaking in.14:53 - His first staff gig on Nash Bridges, after writing freelance episodes of Life with Louie.16:54 - How the years of struggle are important for a writer.19:23 - How not getting hired on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was actually better for his career — describes this training ground on Nash Bridges with Carlton Cuse and John Worth in detail, and working on Angel. Learning to become valuable to a show by being a story machine.25:31 - How The Shield was born out of a spec pilot he had written… how he didn’t have much production experience but was open about what he didn’t know and relied on good people around him to succeed. Lots of detail about building this show for the new FX Network.37:44 - The next few years, successfully developing many projects, working on The Unit with David Mamet, Mad Dogs. Getting excited about projects.41:48 - Sponsor messages.43:02 - All about co-creating Timeless with Eric Kirpke, and running that show. How he loves history, and the book The People’s History was a great resource for stories. How amazed he is by the fans, and how he is hopeful about the show’s future.51:27 - How he feels about Peak TV as a show creator. Will TV decline the way movies did?54:22 - Advice to younger writers, and to people trying to break in. How he asked to read a spec that was getting that writer work, and studied it. Learned not to settle for B+ work. Follow Shawn on Twitter: @ShawnRyanTV You can help with the ongoing costs of bringing these weekly podcasts to you by becoming a patron of the podcast – for as little as 25¢ per episode! There are many reward levels. CLICK HERE to find out more. Buy Gray’s book for only $4.99! Look for it on Amazon – How To Break In To TV Writing: Insider Interviews. Didn’t get your questions asked? Make sure you follow Gray on Twitter (@GrayJones) so you can get the scoop on who is being interviewed and how to get your questions in. Also check out our TV Writer Twitter Database to find Twitter addresses for over 1,200 TV writers. Find previous episodes and other resources at www.tvwriterpodcast.com. PLEASE NOTE: we are now doing Tuesday releases, to line up with Script Magazine's release dates.


9 Jun 2020