Seminar Archive - 2010

Our regular seminar program covers a broad range of topics from applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. All staff and students are welcome. A complete list of past seminars can be accessed via the left-hand menu.

Prof. Jim Franklin - UNSW
Extreme risks must be evaluated in such contexts as quarantine, terrorism and banking. Unfortunately, an extreme risk is one that hasn't happened yet, so directly relevant data is non-existent. The...

Professor Deborah Street - University of Technology, Sydney
This talk describes an empirical comparison of the performance of four designs for a discrete choice experiment. These designs were chosen to represent the range of construction techniques that are...

12:00-13:00 A/Prof. Ian Doust - UNSW
Banach-Stone Theorems describe the relationship between a compact Hausdorff space K and the corresponding function space C(K). The surprising direction says that if C(K1) is the same as C(K2), then...

Dr. Mark Reid - School of Computer Science, ANU
Machine learning is a field of research that proposes and analyses algorithms for induction-i.e., generalising from examples---and applies them to applications such as search engines, bioinformatics...

Dr Samuel Muller - Sydney University
Many popular methods of model selection involve minimizing a penalized function of the data over a set of models. The penalty in the criterion function is controlled by a penalty multiplier _ which...

Prof. Melvin Faierman - UNSW
A priori estimates have recently been established for a parameter-elliptic multi-order boundary problem for differential operators and for a class of boundary operators which include those of...

Professor Andreas Ruckstuhl - Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Since the enactment of the Swiss Environmental Protection Act and its air pollution regulation in 1985, the cantons (states) are obliged to monitor the air quality in their area. Soon it was clear...

Dr. Chris Tisdell & Mr. Nick Fewster - UNSW
The area of differential equations and associated "boundary value problems" (BVPs) continue to captivate researchers due to wide modeling capabilities which span the fields of science, engineering,...

Ian Renner - UNSW
Species distribution modelling, where the spatial distribution is modelled as a function of environment, is widely used in ecology - for predicting rare species and predicting climate change impacts...

A/Prof. Jie Du - UNSW
A quiver is a (finite) directed graph. A representation of a quiver is to attach every vertex with a vector space and attach every arrow with a linear transformation.Thus, Linear Algebra is the...

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